USA Wins Bitsy Grant Cup in Perth!

The USA Men’s 75 "dream team" won the Bitsy Grant Cup for the second straight year. In contrast with last year’s dramatic finish (a four hour match between Lorne Main of Canada and John Powless of USA), this year’s entire match lasted barely more than three hours. Powless won at #2 singles, Van Nostrand beat the world #1 at #1 singles and Hurlbut and Doss won the doubles point.

The Australian Gardnar Mulloy (80) and Queens’ Cup teams blitzed the Americans in both finals, losing only a handful of games in winning both singles matches. Boots Van Nostrand came off her sickbed to give a valiant try at #2 singles, and Mary Boswell didn’t quit till the last point was finished, but the Aussies were too tough today. The Aussie Mulloy Cup team was equally impressive, beating up on Graydon Nichols and Clem Hopp.

The USA Crawford Cup team is tied at a match apiece against top seeded Spain and Brian Cheney/Armistead Neely are on court now playing the deciding doubles point.

Australia is a match up and playing the 3rd set of #1 singles now against France. The winner of that tie will win the Cup with the loser taking 2nd. USA finished third.

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