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Inside the (Blood) Lines: Tennis Duo's Special Bond

Updated: Thursday, September 5 2013, 11:00 PM CDT

At just 15 years old, Jackson Cobb is already a well-decorated tennis player. He's had tournament success in the singles draw, but it's in doubles where he really serves up trouble. And it's better he bother his opponent than his partner, because if causes problems for his partner - she can ground him.

"Normally in tournaments, I play with people my age," said Cobb. "Now, playing with my Mom, I have more of a family vibe."

Most teenagers can't get far enough away from their parents. Not Jackson. He and his mom Michele Haggerty not only share a love for tennis, they share the same court.

"To play together, something I feel very strongly about - I just love to play," said Haggerty. "I know he does, too. So for us to play together has been really fun."

"It really helps me relax," admitted Jackson. "She's just 'okay, get this next point.' she's never like 'you better get this point right now!"

We're not exactly going out on a limb when we say Michele and Jackson make-up a talented tennis family tree. They've been "leafing" other teams in the dust.

"We've always seen them growing and being champions," said Fernando Velasco, Director of Tennis at Grey Rock Tennis Club. "When we see somebody with that caliber, we know the results will be positive."

The mother/son squad took part in the National Family Tennis Championship. After winning their local tournament at Grey Rock, they advanced to a super regional playoff in Kansas City. From there they made it to the national finals in New York City. And they came back from the Big Apple with more than just some cheesy magnet.

Michele and Jackson defeated every other mother/son squad to win the national championship.

"Next year, we definitely want to come back," Michele said after the title match. "We'd love to come back and be the defending champion."

"That would be really cool if we could come back and do it all over again," agreed Jackson. "It was just a really fun experience."

And with Michele riding shotgun, Jackson's got another big accomplish on the horizon, too. He's about to finish driver's ed. Hopefully he won't have to put that talent to the test in New York City anytime soon.

by Adam Winkler

Inside the (Blood) Lines: Tennis Duo's Special Bond


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Scores & Schedules

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INTERLEAGUE

Baltimore 7 Atlanta 3

Philadelphia 3 Toronto 2

Pittsburgh 8 Minnesota 7

Arizona 8 Seattle 4

Oakland 2 L.A. Dodgers 0

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Pittsburgh (Liriano 6-6) at Minnesota (E.Santana 2-0), 1:10 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 7-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (J.Williams 3-7) at Toronto (Dickey 4-10), 7:07 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Chicago White Sox 9, Boston 4

Tampa Bay 10, Detroit 2

Kansas City 2, Cleveland 1

N.Y. Yankees 21, Texas 5

Houston 10, L.A. Angels 5

Arizona 8, Seattle 4

Oakland 2, L.A. Dodgers 0

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Detroit (Verlander 0-3) at Tampa Bay (Archer 9-7), 12:10 p.m.

Kansas City (Guthrie 7-6) at Cleveland (Kluber 5-11), 12:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-9) at Boston (Porcello 5-10), 7:10 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 7-3) at Texas (Lewis 10-4), 8:05 p.m.

L.A. Angels (Richards 10-7) at Houston (McCullers 4-3), 8:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE(equals)

Tuesday's Games(equals)

N.Y. Mets 4, San Diego 0

Miami 4, Washington 1

Colorado 7, Chicago Cubs 2

Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 0

Milwaukee 5, San Francisco 2

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Colorado (E.Butler 3-6) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 5-8), 2:20 p.m.

Arizona (Corbin 1-3) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 12-5), 3:40 p.m.

Milwaukee (Fiers 5-8) at San Francisco (Peavy 2-4), 3:45 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 7-7), 7:05 p.m.

San Diego (T.Ross 6-8) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 9-9), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Fister 3-6) at Miami (Koehler 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (DeSclafani 5-7) at St. Louis (Lackey 9-5), 8:15 p.m.

Oakland (Chavez 5-10) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 8-6), 10:10 p.m.

WNBA

Tuesday's Games(equals)

Indiana 75, Connecticut 73, OT

Phoenix 89, Chicago 87, OT

Wednesday's Games(equals)

Seattle at Washington, 11:30 a.m.

New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.

Atlanta at San Antonio, 8 p.m.

Los Angeles at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday, July 29(equals)

Tottenham Hotspur at MLS All-Stars, 9 p.m.

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