Semifinal Marathon Nets Slot in Final

Thursday, May 15

The heat has shown no signs of cooling, and today, the Santa Ana winds didn’t come up. Judy Newman and I were scheduled to play at 10:30am, as was Fran Chandler and Roz Neideffer, but the matches ahead of us were splitting sets, which caused us to get on late. A couple of courts opened in the back, but, the tournament wanted the semi-final matches played on courts the umpires coul use the microphone. Fran and Roz managed to get on early, but, Judy and I didn’t get on until 12:15pm. For me, that was tough, because it was lunch time,

And I was hungry going on. Oh well, that’s what protein bars are for. Our march started out with service breaks,

And a few unforced errors. We know each others game so well. During this 4 hour and 15 minute match, Don the trainer, came out for me, and Judy, both in the third set. After the match, we both were helped off the court by friends and family. I prevailed, 4-6,6-2,7-5, down 2-5.

Fran and Roz finished after 1 hour and 15 minutes. Roz winning 6-4,6-1.  Judy had to go back out and play doubles, losing in 3 sets to Ellie Hammergren and Jennifer Lyons

In women’s 60’s, # 1 seed, Tina Kawarsky and # 2 seed, Martha Downing will meet in today’s final

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