The Crawford Cup finished today with decisive singles wins by Brenda Carter and Diane Barker. Carter beat Anne Guerrant (who took out top-seeded Kerry Young yesterday) 62 62 to regain the Crawford Cup title she lost to Betty Wachob last year. I didn’t see any of that match since I was playing Diane at the same time and our match was longer but I heard Brenda played well and she was pleased with the win. It was the first time Carter and Guerrant had played on a clay court; Guerrant had won their grass court meetings.
Diane beat me 60 64; the first five games lasted only about 10 minutes I think…Diane just hit winner after winner. I got the ball back a little deeper in the second set and we had some good points, but Diane finished strong, hitting some net skimming shots to take the last game. Kathy Vick beat Kris McDonals 61 62 to place third.
In the 45s doubles final, (2) Carter/Quentrec d. (4) Neuthaler/Zasloff. Quentrec, playing for France was a top tour player.
After the tennis Kathy Langer and I went to the beach in Boca Raton. The weather was perfect, mid 70s, sunny and the water was very pleasant.
Many thanks to Patty Crawford and her crew this year. The officiating was much improved and even with all the rain the tournament was well run.