Another day, another city, another tournament…it’s called resort hopping I guess, to go from Rancho Mirage near Palm Springs in the Desert to La Jolla on the Pacific Ocean and the fantastic La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club. No complaints here!
The 50-90 Hard Courts began today in the 50, 60 & 70 divisions. There was a full 32 draw in the 60s so all eight seeds were in action. Peggy Machoian, one of the 5-8 seeds was the only upset, falling 36 75 ret. inj. to Debbie Burgess (she heard a pop in her arm at 42 2nd set, and though she won the next game, Burgess won the set and Machoian retired). All other seeds advanced with convincing wins. A minor upset was San Diego’s Sue Davis’ win over Chieko Holt.
In the 50s, there were only 2 byes and the six seeds in action lost only a handful of games between them. The same was true in the 70s where there were only a couple of seeds in action.
Tomorrow all the seeds will be playing in singles and doubles in the 50,60 and 70s and the 80s will get underway.
I played Yodie Therrien today on Court 2 and won comfortably but Yodie played well and we had some long rallies. Yodie is shown below.
There’s also a strong local men’s event going on here for the 60-85 divisions.
Here’s a link to the draws: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=153474
The men’s 80, 85 and 90 Indoors is underway now up in Vancouver, WA. My dad is playing in the 90s where he and his doubles partner, Tony Franco, are the “young kids” in the division, having been born in 1925.
This event had a few matches today but gets underway in earnest tomorrow. Chuck Nelson, the #4 seed in men’s 80 singles withdrew with an injury today though.
Here’s a link to those draws: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=156613