The rain in Houston threatened all week…and finally made good on its promise, drenching Houston today and forcing the tournament indoors on the final day at the Galleria Tennis and Racquet Club…indoor hard courts that is.
Julie Thu, seeded 3, beat unseeded Nancy Hilliard in a tight two-setter to win her second singles gold ball in the past month. (She won the 30 Hard Courts a week or so ago in Austin over her doubles partner, Meredith Walton). Thu/Walton then took on Hilliard/Smashey in the final which was won 2-2 retired when someone on the Thu/Walton team had to retire with an injury (I’ll update this when I find out who was hurt).
The other match that was played was Tracey Thompson/Kathy Vick, the final of the 55 consolation. Vick earns the Houdini award of the week, she had so many escapes! She lost the first set as she did yesterday, rallied again to win the second but went down 52 in the third before rallying to tie the match, at which point Thompson had to leave to catch a plane…so Vick placed 5th in the singles in the 55s.
Many thanks to Cathy Lassiter, Sue Bramlette, Judy Job, Harriett Hurlbut and the staff and volunteers which made this tournament so wonderful.