BallenIsles: Rainy Saturday

All I can say is that it is a very good thing that this is a clay court tournament…play would not have been possible otherwise today in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

In the 40s, Angela Simon moved past Trish Riddell in impressive fashion, winning 62 61, displaying power and speed.

In the 60s, Peggy Machoian and Wendy McColsky cruised to the final…Machoian lost 2 games, McColskey none. Doubles matches were competitive though. Trish Faulkner and Charleen Hillebrand beat Goodman/Clay 61 64 while McColskey/Babb edged Margie Cooper and Cindy Leprevost.

Hillebrand played flawlessly to beat Suzanne Clark in the 70 singles final.

Rosie Asch beat Mary Ann Plante to win the 80s.

In 50 doubles, Hollman/Joseph beat Karen Olsen/ Kathy Foulk in straight sets but had to work hard to take the second set 75. Susie Brown/Marianne Caplan beat Frances O’Sullivan/Judy Stiff 64 76 to advance to the final.

Rain fell on and off all day. Trish Riddell and I played in showery conditions twice, since we had 2 round robin 40 doubles matches. We won both, received a default in the third to win the 40 doubles.

I play Hollman in the singles final tomorrow at 10 am.

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