The quarters were played today at the Talin Tennis Center in Helsinki for the ITF Seniors World Championships and several Americans are amongst the winners.
I played Sue Ellis from Australia, who took out the 6th seed, Dagy Sperneder, yesterday. I won 60 60, since Sue was carrying a bit of an elbow injury. I play Wendy McColskey of the USA in the semis, a repeat of last year’s and this year’s clay court semifinals. Tina Karwasky, USA, plays Pat Medrado in the other semi. So it could be an all-American final.
In doubles, Una Davis and I played So Africans, Lyn Van’t Hof and Annalie Celliers and won 62 62. Una played great and I hung in there too. It was a good match to start. We play Medrado from Brazil and Sherri Bronson, USA in the semis.
Ross Persons is still in the men’s 60s singles and mixed with Karwasky. His partner, Glenn Busby, pulled out of doubles due to a knee injury, but is still in the singles semis. Ross plays Paul French in the semis.
In the 55s, Susan Wright is in the singles and doubles semis. She plays Leanne Swaysland from Australia in singles and with Vicki Buholz play Aussies Leanne Scott/Wendy Harrison.
In men’s 55, Mike Tammen, the top seed, is in the semis of singles and with Mike Fedderly is in the doubles semis.
Erin Boynton of Canada plays the doubles semis tomorrow with Wanda Howes of Australia.
In the 50s, Mitch Perkins lost today in the quarters of singles and doubles with Ken White and Shelly Works lost the QF of women’s 50 doubles.
i took some action photos but those will have to wait for another day.