The USA Bueno Cup team completed a come from behind victory over Czech Republic when Ros Nideffer completed a rain delayed match against Barbora Koutna. The match as you may recall was stopped at 6-6 by rain, first set. When it resumed, Ros won the tiebreak 7-4 and the second set 61. That set up a deciding doubles match. Vicki Buholz and Ros played the doubles and were soon down 5-1. It was cold, breezy and the match was played under lights. They rallied though to win the match 76 61, by cutting down on errors and closing off the net. They play France tomorrow.
The Dubler Cup team also had to rally to advance to the final. They split the singles, losing at #2 (Eoin Collins) and winning at #1 (Jeff Tarango, or JT as his teammate Kelly Ward called him). The deciding doubles was played by Mario Tabares and Tarango. They split sets and won the third 62 and Mario even broke into a big smile a few times…once when Jeff hit a super sonic forehand and again when they won the match point. They played great together.
The Austria Cup team was down a match (Peter Markes lost in 3 sets at #2 singles) and up a set at #1 singles (Mark Vines) when rain began. Vines completed the rain-delayed win. The doubles will be completed tomorrow.
The Perry Cup team lost the deciding doubles against Gr. Britain today.
The Court Cup lost at #1 singles and Shelly Works is down a set and 2-1 to Argentina. They will finish the match tomorrow. Play resumed after the rain near dusk. It was a pretty sunset.