VALPARAISO 83 DEGREES
RAIN
CARL VS. TOM
2013
04-07   Tom 6-2; Carl 6-4
Carl:  34 sets (+17), 271 games (+62)  |  Tom:  17 sets, 209 games
Played 26 times (49 sets | 480 games)
CARL VS. TOM 2012
The 2012 season began on January 6, a record setting date.

This momentous event was captured for all time by the
resourceful efforts of Joy Jenks, who, armed with an iPhone,
dashed onto the courts to document the unprecedented
beginning to what promised to be a unique year of tennis.

Photo by dashing and resourceful Joy Jenks
01-06   Tom 6-4; Carl 6-1
01-09   Carl 6-1; Tom 7-5
03-11   Tom 6-3; Carl 6-1
03-13   Carl 6-3, 6-
03-15   Carl 6-      , 6-4
VALPARAISO 56 DEGREES
MERRILLVILLE 60 DEGREES
VALPARAISO 46 DEGREES
VALPARAISO 68 DEGREES
VALPARAISO 68 DEGREES
VALPARAISO 76 DEGREES
03-17   Carl 6-1, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE  79 DEGREES
THE GULLY
THE HILL
03-25   Carl 6-4, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE  65 DEGREES
03-31   Tom 6-4; Carl 6-3
MERRILLVILLE  50 DEGREES
04-07   Tom 7-5; Carl 6-3
VALPARAISO 66 DEGREES
04-13   Tom 6-4, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE  64 DEGREES
04-21   Carl 6-2; Tom 6-2
MERRILLVILLE  49 DEGREES
04-27   Carl 6-1; Tom 6-3
VALPARAISO 54 DEGREES
05-04   Tom 6-4; Carl 6-3
VALPARAISO 75 DEGREES
05-06   Carl 6-3, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE  75 DEGREES
"When the sun is out,
it's bright."
Carl Jenks
January 9, 2012
"When you look at the
sun, it's bright."
Carl Jenks
August 22, 2012
"It's warmer on the
court that's in the sun
than the court that's
in the shade."
Carl Jenks
November 16, 2012
2012 winning
percentage for
80 degrees
and above
Carl:  82%
05-11   Carl 6-3; Tom 6-3
VALPARAISO 73 DEGREES
05-13   Carl 6-     ; Tom 6-3
MERRILLVILLE  65 DEGREES
05-16   Tom 7-5; Carl 7-6
VALPARAISO 65 DEGREES
05-18   Carl 6-2, 6-2
VALPARAISO 80 DEGREES
05-23   Carl 7-5; Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 80 DEGREES
05-29   Carl 6-2, 6-3
VALPARAISO 84 DEGREES
06-03   Tom 6-4, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE  79 DEGREES
"When it's not
windy,
it's pretty decent."
Carl Jenks
December 1, 2012
06-09   Carl 6-2, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE  85 DEGREES
"Have we ever started
the season earlier than
January?"
Carl Jenks
October 24, 2012
06-14   Carl 6-1; Tom 7-5
MERRILLVILLE  80 DEGREES
07-10   Tom 6-4; Carl 6-1
06-22   Carl 6-3, 6-
MERRILLVILLE  77 DEGREES
04-21   Tom 6-3, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 50 DEGREES
06-24   Carl 7-6, 2-0
INJURY
MERRILLVILLE  84 DEGREES
VALPARAISO 80 DEGREES
07-12   Carl 6-3, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE  85 DEGREES
08-18   Tom 6-2; Carl 7-6
MERRILLVILLE  72 DEGREES
04-26   Carl 7-6; Tom 7-6
VALPARAISO 64 DEGREES
04-28   Carl 7-5; Tom 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 62 DEGREES
05-04   Carl 7-5, 6-
VALPARAISO 73 DEGREES
08-20   Tom 3-1
RAIN
MERRILLVILLE  73 DEGREES
08-22   Carl 6-3, 6-3
VALPARAISO 82 DEGREES
08-25   Tom 6-2; Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE  84 DEGREES
09-15   Tom 6-1; Carl 7-5
MERRILLVILLE  76 DEGREES
10-07   Tom 6-2, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE  75 DEGREES
10-16   Carl 6-3; Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 65 DEGREES
10-21   Tom 6-3, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE  62 DEGREES
10-24   Carl 6-4, 6-2
VALPARAISO 77 DEGREES
11-10   Tom 6-1; Carl 1-0
RAIN
MERRILLVILLE  66 DEGREES
11-16   Tom 7-5; Carl 6-1
VALPARAISO 51 DEGREES
11-18   Carl 6-     ; Tom 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 56 DEGREES
11-21   Tom 6-2, 6-2
VALPARAISO 59 DEGREES
12-01   Carl 6-2; Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 59 DEGREES
Carl:  46 sets (+14), 376 games (+59) | Tom:  32 sets, 317 games
Played 41 times (78 sets | 693 games)
05-08   Carl 6-4, 6-1
VALPARAISO 77 DEGREES
05-17   Carl 7-5, 6-3
VALPARAISO 75 DEGREES
05-19   Tom 6-1; Carl 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 88 DEGREES
CARL VS. TOM 2011
Carl's Camel
Tom's Camel
03-17   Tom 6-1, 6-1
VALPARAISO 65 DEGREES
04-02   Carl 7-5, Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 56 DEGREES
04-09   Tom 6-1, 6-2
VALPARAISO 70 DEGREES
04-24   Tom 6-4, Carl 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 60 DEGREES
04-29   Tom 6-2, 6-4
VALPARAISO 63 DEGREES
05-07   Tom 7-6, 6-1
VALPARAISO 68 DEGREES
05-13   Tom 6-     , 6-4  
VALPARAISO 72 DEGREES
05-17   Tom 6-     , Carl 6-1
VALPARAISO 56 DEGREES
05-20   Tom 6-3, 7-6
VALPARAISO 74 DEGREES
05-28   Carl 6-2, 6-4
VALPARAISO 65 DEGREES
05-30   Carl 6-     , 6-3
VALPARAISO 85 DEGREES
06-02   Carl 6-1, 6-3
VALPARAISO 75 DEGREES
Tom 3-2 (BEST OF 5)
06-04   Carl 6-3, Tom 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 93 DEGREES
06-06   Carl 7-5, 7-5
VALPARAISO 93 DEGREES
06-12   Tom 6-3, 7-6
MERRILLVILLE 62 DEGREES
06-14   Carl 6-3, Tom 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 78 DEGREES
07-02   Tom 6-3, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 94 DEGREES
07-04   Tom 6-3, Carl 7-5
VALPARAISO 84 DEGREES
07-08   Tom 6-2, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 81 DEGREES
07-10   Tom 6-1, Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 88 DEGREES
07-12   Tom 6-3, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 86 DEGREES
07-15   Tom 6-1, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 84 DEGREES
07-17   Carl 6-4, Tom 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 90 DEGREES
07-23   Tom 6-4, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 86 DEGREES
07-26   Tom 6-4, Carl 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 83 DEGREES
REAL MEN
PLAY WITH
PINK BALLS
07-31   Tom 6-3, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 90 DEGREES
08-06   Tom 6-4, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 84 DEGREES
08-08   Tom 6-4, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 85 DEGREES
08-20   Tom 6-3
RAIN
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
08-21   Tom 6-2, Carl 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 80 DEGREES
08-22   Tom 6-3, Carl 6-4/6-1
VALPARAISO 80 DEGREES
08-27   Tom 7-5, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 80 DEGREES
08-29   Carl 6-3, 7-6
VALPARAISO 76 DEGREES
09-05   Carl 6-3, 6-1
VALPARAISO 82 DEGREES
09-10   Tom 6-2, 7-6
MERRILLVILLE 72 DEGREES
09-12   Tom 6-4, Carl 7-6
VALPARAISO 85 DEGREES
"The sun is hot."
Carl Jenks
October 7, 2011
"The wind isn't a problem,
except when it gusts."
Carl Jenks
October 14, 2011
09-17   Carl 6-     , Tom 6-3  
MIS 67 DEGREES
09-23   Carl 7-6, 6-1
VALPARAISO 62 DEGREES
10-02   Tom 6-2, Carl 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 60 DEGREES
10-07   Carl 7-6, Tom 6-2
VALPARAISO 83 DEGREES
10-09   Carl 6-3, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 80 DEGREES
10-14   Carl 6-     , 6-2  
VALPARAISO 61 DEGREES
10-22   Carl 6-2, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 65 DEGREES
10-24   Carl 6-     , 6-     ,6-
VALPARAISO 61 DEGREES
10-09   Tom 6-2, Carl 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 53 DEGREES
11-05   Carl 7-5, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 55 DEGREES
11-25   Carl 6-1, Tom 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 55 DEGREES
Tom:  52 sets (+9), 441 games (+22) | Carl:  43 sets, 419 games
Played 47 times (95 sets | 860 games)
05-24   Carl 7-6; Tom 7-6
VALPARAISO 54 DEGREES
CARL VS. TOM 2010
Wise climatologist
Papou's grandson
03-27   Tom 7-5, Carl 6-4
VALPARAISO 52 DEGREES
05-09   Carl 6-3, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 58 DEGREES
05-20   Tom 6-3, Carl 6-4
VALPARAISO 74 DEGREES
05-22   Carl 6-2, Tom 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 74 DEGREES
05-24   Tom 6-4, 6-3
VALPARAISO 87 DEGREES
05-26   Carl 6-3, Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 85 DEGREES
05-28   Tom 6-3, 6-4
VALPARAISO 70 DEGREES
05-31   Tom 6-4, 6-3
VALPARAISO 85 DEGREES
06-02   Carl 7-6, 6-3
VALPARAISO 79 DEGREES
06-06   Carl 6-4, Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 75 DEGREES
06-10   Tom 6-3, 7-6
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
06-13   Tom 6-3, Carl 7-6
MERRILLVILLE 72 DEGREES
06-20   Tom 6-4, Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 74 DEGREES
07-02   Carl 7-5, Tom 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 79 DEGREES
07-04   Carl 6-1, 6-
VALPARAISO 85 DEGREES
07-10   Carl 6-1, Tom 7-6
MERRILLVILLE 87 DEGREES
07-16   Tom 6-3, Carl 6-3
VALPARAISO 86 DEGREES
07-25   Carl 6-4, Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 78 DEGREES
07-30   Tom 6-2, 6-
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
08-01   Tom 6-1, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
08-06   Carl 7-6, Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 83 DEGREES
08-08   Tom 7-5, 6-4
VALPARAISO 76 DEGREES
08-10   Tom 7-5, 6-1
PIERCE 85 DEGREES
08-16   Tom 7-5, 6-3
VALPARAISO 80 DEGREES
08-19   Tom 6-2, 7-6
VALPARAISO 86 DEGREES
08-22   Carl 7-6, Tom 6-2
VALPARAISO 76 DEGREES
08-28   Tom 6-2, Carl 6-2
VALPARAISO 79 DEGREES
09-05   Carl 6-1, 6-4
PIERCE 74 DEGREES
09-12   Tom 6-     , 6-4
VALPARAISO 75 DEGREES
09-18   Carl 7-5, Tom 7-6
VALPARAISO 70 DEGREES
Tom:  37 sets (+14), 311 games (+60) | Carl:  23 sets, 251 games
Played 30 times (60 sets | 562 games)
"Glazed donuts are
clearly the best."
"I prefer powdered
donuts myself."
"When the sun comes out, it's hot."
Carl Jenks, June 20, 2010
"If the sun comes out, it could get hot."
Carl Jenks, May 25, 2010
"The sun could get hot today."
Carl Jenks, August 6, 2010
"I told ya.  The sun got hot today."
Carl Jenks, August 6, 2010
Tennis Weather Wisdom
August 6, 2010
Valparaiso
"What side of the net do you guys play on anyway?"
Eva Mihail, August 6, 2010
2009
TOM 1 SET | 11 GAMES
CARL 1 SET | 9 GAMES
PLAYED 1 TIME | 2 SETS | 20 GAMES
2008
TOM 43 SETS | 392 GAMES
CARL 38 SETS | 360 GAMES
PLAYED 41 TIMES | 81 SETS | 752 GAMES
2007
TOM 51 SETS | 420 GAMES
CARL 29 SETS | 340 GAMES
PLAYED 41 TIMES | 80 SETS | 760 GAMES
2006
CARL 39 SETS | 404 GAMES
TOM 37 SETS | 375 GAMES
PLAYED 36 TIMES | 76 SETS | 779 GAMES
2001
CARL 3 SETS | 28 GAMES
TOM 2 SETS | 21 GAMES
PLAYED 2 TIMES | 5 SETS | 49 GAMES
05-26   Carl 6-     ; Tom 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 66 DEGREES
May 26, 2013
May 26, 2013
06-02   Carl 6-2, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 52 DEGREES
06-07   Carl 6-3; Tom 6-1
VALPARAISO 74 DEGREES
06-09   Carl 6-4, 6-
MERRILLVILLE 78 DEGREES
"You win most of your
serves ... well, the majority."
Carl Jenks
April 21, 2013
"The stained-glass
window (and 2006)
are irrelevant."
Tom Mihail
06-11   Carl 6-2, 6-3
VALPARAISO 81 DEGREES
06-20   Carl 6-4, 6-1
VALPARAISO 82 DEGREES
06-28   Tom 6-4; Carl 5-2
THE GULLY
THE HILL
06-30   Carl 6-     , 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 73 DEGREES
07-05   Tom 6-1, 7-5
VALPARAISO 78 DEGREES
07-13   Carl 6-2, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 83 DEGREES
07-21   Carl 7-6; Tom 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 90 DEGREES
07-28   Carl 6-2, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 65 DEGREES
08-04   Tom 6-3, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 76 DEGREES
07-28   Carl 6-2, 6-2
08-08   Carl 6-2, 6-
MERRILLVILLE 77 DEGREES
08-18   Tom 6-3; Carl 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 79 DEGREES
09-07   Carl 7-5, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 85 DEGREES
09-22   Tom 6-4; Carl 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 64 DEGREES
CARL VS.
TOM
2014
"WTF ... For the record, we have started
in March several years in the past."
Carl Jenks | March 8, 2014
(WHINING BY A GLOBAL WARMING DENIER, SUFFERING
FROM THE POLAR VORTEX CAUSED BY GLOBAL WARMING)
SNOWBALL
After surviving a brutal winter, Carl and Tom arrive on the hill for the latest start to a season ever (April 20).
04-20   Tom 7-5; Carl 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 73 DEGREES
Carl:  28 sets (+10), 227 games (+30)  | Tom:  18 sets, 197 games
Played 24 times (46 sets | 424 games)
05-10   Carl 6-1; Tom 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 70 DEGREES
05-18   Tom 6-1; Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 68 DEGREES
05-22   Carl 6-2, 6-2
VALPARAISO 64 DEGREES
05-29   Carl 7-5, 6-1
VALPARAISO 75 DEGREES
06-14   Carl 7-5; Tom 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 73 DEGREES
JUNE 14
JUNE 14
06-21   Carl 6-2, 7-6
MERRILLVILLE 83 DEGREES
06-27   Tom 6-3; Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 86 DEGREES
06-27   Tom 6-3; Carl 6-4
06-27   Tom 6-3; Carl 6-4
07-04   Tom 6-1; Carl 6-
MERRILLVILLE 80 DEGREES
07-05   Carl 7-5, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
07-19   Tom 6-     , 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 76 DEGREES
07-21   Carl 6-2, 6-1
VALPARAISO 78 DEGREES
08-03   Tom 6-3; Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 81 DEGREES
It should be noted that all
weather conditions reported
on this page are expressed
as
ambient temperatures,
which are lower than the
actual heat experienced by
humans on the court.

The fine print by Carl Jenks
2014
08-06   Carl 8-6
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
08-10   Tom 6-2, 1-1
MERRILLVILLE 77 DEGREES
The pink tennis
balls are back!
Pink cap, too.
INJURY
08-24   Tom 6-4, Carl 6-
MERRILLVILLE 82 DEGREES
08-31   Carl 6-4, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 86 DEGREES
09-07   Tom 6-4; Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 74 DEGREES
09-14   Tom 6-3, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 62 DEGREES
"Looking for the ball."
Found it!
The return of the lucky Chinese cap!
09-21   Carl 6-1, 6-1
VALPARAISO 62 DEGREES
Forget anything?
"Mmm-mmm-mmm!" (shaking my head) "That's pitiful."
09-27   Tom 6-2; Carl 6-3
MERRILLVILLE  77 DEGREES



Love means
nothing.
 



Never as good
as a wall.
10-11   Tom 6-2; 6-4
MERRILLVILLE  57 DEGREES
10-19   Carl 8-6, 6-
MERRILLVILLE  54 DEGREES
10-26   Carl 9-7; Tom 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 62 DEGREES
"Patiently Waiting"
The Gully | March 10, 2015
"Patiently Waiting"
CARL VS.
TOM
2015
05-02   Carl 6-3, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 73 DEGREES
The 2015 season started later than any other.  On May 2, Carl offered up the
remarkably perceptive observation that "the sun is warm today."  With that,
Carl and Tom kicked off the new season at 12:35 PM at Pierce Middle School.
Carl:  19 sets (+10), 166 games (+32)  | Tom:  9 sets, 134 games
Played 15 times (29 sets | 300 games)
.
05-23   Carl 8-6, 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 77 DEGREES
06-03   Carl 6-4, Tom 6-4
VALPARAISO 72 DEGREES
06-14   Carl 6-3, 6-1
VALPARAISO 81 DEGREES
06-16   Tom 6-3, Carl 6-2
BOONE GROVE 68 DEGREES
07-03   Tom 6-2, Carl 6-4
MERRILLVILLE 73 DEGREES
07-05   Carl 8-6, 6-  
MERRILLVILLE 79 DEGREES
Umbrellas handy for ...
... our rainiest season.
07-10   Carl 8-6, 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 74 DEGREES
07-18   Tom 6-2, 9-7
MERRILLVILLE 85 DEGREES
07-25   Tom 6-4, Carl 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 83 DEGREES
08-04   Carl 6-4, 7-5
MERRILLVILLE 80 DEGREES
08-12   Tom 6-4, Carl 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 73 DEGREES
08-16   Tom 7-5, Carl 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 85 DEGREES
08-30   Carl 6-3, Tom 6-1
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
09-06   Tie 12-12
MERRILLVILLE 88 DEGREES
CARL
VS. TOM
2016
04-17   Carl 6-3, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 78 DEGREES
The 2016 season wasn't supposed to happen.  Carl insisted that he was through
with tennis after "nearly dying" during the 12-12 tie of September 6, 2015.  Tom
insisted that his knees "were shot."  Yet, here they were, once again, two guys
defying the vagaries of old age in a valiant effort to redefine what is possible.   
Carl:  13 sets (+10), 91 games (+34)  | Tom:  3 sets, 57 games
Played 8 times (14 sets | 148 games)
05-22   Carl 6-4, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 72 DEGREES
05-30   Carl 6-3, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 82 DEGREES
06-05   Tom 7-5, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 72 DEGREES
06-12   Carl 6-3, 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 68 DEGREES
06-29   Tom 6-4, Carl 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 72 DEGREES
07-09   Carl 7-6, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 72 DEGREES
07-15   Carl 6-1, 6-2
MERRILLVILLE 75 DEGREES
CARL VS.
TOM 2018
There was no 2017 season.  The 2018 season is a reunion of sorts.  It started late
and may end early, but promises to be a kinder, gentler competition of retirees.
07-03   Carl 6-3
MERRILLVILLE 78 DEGREES
Carl:  3 sets (+3), 18 games (+9)  | Tom:  0 sets, 9 games
Played 2 times (3 sets | 27 games)
07-08   Carl 6-2, 6-4
VALPARAISO 70 DEGREES