NorCal 35 and 45 won today. The 35s borrowed several players from the 45s team (borrowing some good tennis shots and wisdom), Erika Smith successfully hit a backhand dropshot in competition, Shelly Stillman Scott angled her doubles opponents to death…in other words, business as usual.
In 45s, Carolyn Nichols, Shelly SS and Judy Newman Rakela won in singles; Pam Cooke/Debbie Croft and Shelly SS/Judy NR won the doubles point. Erika Smith and Chris Ramsower Pearlstein were loaned to the 35s (fee to be negotiated later, probably driving directions from Chrissie), played 35 singles at 2, and 3 and won in straight sets (at 8am).
Mai Ichikawa ran into a backboard at #1 singles and lost in 3 sets but combined with Erika to clinch the 35s win. Chrissie Costamagna and Catherine Vowles won at #2 doubles, rallying from 25 down to win the first set.
The 45s are off tomorrow, and play Southern.
Florida won their 35s and 45s. Mary Dailey played singles and won against Eastern.
Off now to the banquet.