OK, so I love tennis and I just moved back to Portland so it was surreal to think that these two worlds would collide just three months after moving back. But that’s exactly what happened when the United States Tennis Association selected Portland to host the finals for the Davis Cup between the US and Russia. To get a sense of how rare this is, the US has not been in a Davis Cup final for 3 years, won the Davis Cup for 12 years, nor hosted one for 15 years. I just seemed to be in the right place at the right time. However, when the event sold out in less than 20 minutes I thought I’d miss the whirlwind event. But I volunteered to help behind the scenes and found tickets online a week before the event so Lee, her sister Anne and niece Lindsay (both of whom flew in from Montana) watched the US team on the final day of matches.