Mouse tennis is not an Olympic sport with which most people are familar. The name may mislead you. It’s not a game for mice. It is a game cats play with mice. (Poor mouse!) It is very much like regular tennis, only some unfortunate mouse has to be the ball. Alice has made a very strong showing from the beginning, but had to earn her triumph.
Alice the Cat beat Miss Callico and won the match in an 8-6 nail-scratcher. The match started slowly, with Miss Callico going up three games to none, but Alice the Cat came back to tie it 4-4. Afterwards they traded games until Alice finally won two in a row to take the match. As you can see, the crowd went wild. Congratuations Alice!
For mouse lovers in the audience, you’ll be glad to know the tennis mouse escaped before the traditional, triumphant mouse “snack” could take place. Consequently Alice celebrated her win after the game with a bowl of dim sum over at Sagwa’s house.
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