World Championships, Wed Update

For info on Tuessday’s results on the ITF website, and an article, click here: http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/news/newsarticle.asp?id=17492 
 
The Italia Cup lost to So Africa. Willie Dann had a close match at #2 singles, losing 76 76, after serving for both sets. Juan Carlos Parker lost at #1 singles after rolling over on his ankle. They have another tough match today.
 
The men’s 40s, Trabert Cup won 3=0 and after an off day today play the winner of a match, possible France, tomorrow.
 
The men’s 50s, Perry Cup, won 3=0 today and play again today.
 
The men’s 45s, Dubler Cup split their singles and the tie came down to doubles. The USA won the first set and that’s all I heard but I assume they won.
 
The women’s 35s, Lenglen Cup had the day off and play a very tough German team today. They rested up for it yesterday in lieu of sight seeing.
 
The women’s 40s, Young Cup struggled to a 2=1 win over Spain. That left them in a 3 way tie with So Africa and Spain, as So Africa beat the USA and lost to Spain. However, since Spain beat So Africa 3=0 Spain advances to the knockout stage and USA plays today in the 5=8 place playoff. Hollman lost at #2 singles, Magers won at #1 singles in 3 sets, dropping the 2nd set in a breaker, and Magers/Hollman won the doubles in straight sets.
 
The Connolly and Bueno Cup teams advanced easily to win their groups, with the Connolly Cup winning over Ireland …Ginnard and Karwasky won singles and Barnes/Bennett won doubles; and the Bueno Cup taking out Netherlands…Wright/Fishburne won singles and Harris/Nichols won the doubles…(60 60!).  Connolly Cup plays Switzerland today in the quarters of the knockout round and Bueno has the day off before taking on Austria on Friday.
 
At Belek, the women’s 45s are in the semis and play the 3rd seed, France today, which will be a very tough match for the USA. Diane Fishburne, Robin Harris and Susan Wright are on their way over to support that team (after our 2 hour 7am practice), armed with a map, Turkish phrase book and American cell phone.).
 
Weather yesterday was perfect, a little cloudy today, but so far no repeat of Monday’s wicked winds. WE have been practicing at 7am daily and see the courts get rolled by hand daily…the tile being cleaned, there is an army working here. The red clay here is much slower than American har tru and the balls are heavy and precious (each ball costs about $3.50!).
 
I’m off to watch matches and take photos.
 
 

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