Rustys 70+ battles their way through the gold division to take 4th place overall. Tom Swanson has the highlights from Salt Lake City.
There were eight teams in the Men's 70+ tournament at Nationals. Play started with a round robin, with teams playing each of the other teams. Rustys was seeded 5th.The first day we lost in two games to 3rd seeded Team Sota (25-22, 25-15). We had a better match with 2nd seeded MAC Magic, 25-21, 18-25. 15-13. Not only did we lose by a mere 2 points, but we had outscored them in total points. We felt we could play with any team in the tournament. We won the third match against a team called Olphartz, (25-12, 25-21). After the first day it seemed that there were four teams that were better than the other four. This was important because the top four teams would go into the Gold Division and the bottom four into the Silver Division.