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County doubles team No. 1 in Wyoming at their competition level
Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor
Marty Conrad and Kristi Lamb again are ranked No. 1 in Wyoming on the 3.5 level in the mixed doubles competition.
Conrad is a Lander resident. Lamb makes her home in Riverton.
Last month, the pair won a tournament in Cheyenne to jump back into the top spot.
"The competition varies at the tournament," Conrad said. "Sometimes there are people that are into their first or second year."
The pair have played together for the last four years.
"It's a good combination," Conrad said. "It's a good team. We pull for each other. When we make mistakes we talk about them, then we overcome those during the games. We adjust our game."
Lamb, Conrad and Roger Melton of Riverton played in a tournament during Memorial weekend in Jackson.
Lamb captured the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles.
"It was interesting to take two titles," Lamb said. "I had never meet my women's partner before."
Lamb's partner was from Utah.
"They assigned us partners," Lamb said. "It worked out really well. We are about the same age."
After the early stages, Lamb said the pair figured things out.
"Halfway through the first set, we changed our strategy based on her serving style," Lamb said. "It really served us well."
Lamb said she would have liked to see more competition in the women's doubles bracket.
She and her partner went 2-1 on the way to a championship.
Conrad said he and Lamb just click on the tennis courts.
"We played extremely well," Conrad said.
"We played off of each other. We know each other's game. We always adjust our game to our opponents as the game goes on."
Conrad was second in the singles division in the 3.5 competition.
"It was a good showing from Fremont County," Conrad said.
Melton and Conrad played up in the 4.0 men's double competition and placed second.
Melton played in the singles competition on the 4.0 level. There were four players including Melton in the bracket.
Melton didn't win a match in the round-robin format.
"The competition was very tough," Melton said.