USA Marble Cup Team Advances to Final; USA Men’s 55 & 60 Teams, W55 Win on Wednesday in Miami

After three days of play in the Alice Marble Cup, Diane Barker finally lost a game, to Germany’s #1, Sabine Schmidt.  Susan Wright preceded Barker with a 62 60 win over Karin Plaggenborg. Margret Beyer (shown below) and Schmidt ousted Pat Purcell/Leslie Murveit in a very close match 64 67 76 to salvage the doubles point. The USA advances to the final against Great Britain who scored a 2/1 win over France, splitting the singles before trouncing the French in doubles.

Oct 31, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Alice Marble Cup (W60) - Diane Barker (USA)Oct 31, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Alice Marble Cup (W60) - Diane Barker (USA)Oct 31, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Alice Marble Cup (W60) - Leslie Airola-Murveit (USA)Oct 31, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Alice Marble Cup (W60) - Leslie Airola-Murveit (USA)Oct 29, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Alice Marble Cup (W60) -Margreth Beyer (GER)Oct 31, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Alice Marble Cup (W60) - Patricia Purcell (USA)USA 60 vs Germany

The USA Connolly Cup team, W55, rebounded from their loss to Germany (who also upset Great Britain today to advance to the final), by trouncing Argentina 3/0 to advance to the 5/6 playoff against #8 seeded Netherlands. Vicki Buholz and Tracy Houk won in straight sets and Buholz/Judy Newman won in three sets. Tracey Thompson is unfortunately down for the count with the flu.

W55 vs ARG Oct 31, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Maureen Connolly Cup (W55) - Tracy Houk (USA)

The USA Bueno Cup (W50) had a day off and play the semis tomorrow.

In the men’s 50s, Perry Cup,  Sweden won both singles and the doubles point was not played. the USA will play for fifth starting tomorrow.

Both the men’s 55 & 60s played Great Britain today and both advanced to the semis.

The men’s 55 won 3/0 behind singles wins by Bill Moss and Mike Tammen and a doubles win by Stu Saiki/Bill White.

SM_BILL_MOSS_SENIORS_2017_001 SM_BILL_MOSS_SENIORS_2017_003 Nov 1, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Austria Cup (M55) - Mike Tammen (USA)Nov 1, 2017; Miami FL, USA; Austria Cup (M55) - Mike Tammen (USA)Oct. 29, 2017; Miami, FL: Austria Cup Ken White (USA)

The men’s 60s won 2/1, with Max Buyckx dropping a tough three setter to Paul French at #1 singles 75 in the third. Ross Persons was the VIP today, winning at #2 singles and combining with Wes Cash (a last minute addition to the team) to win the doubles point 62 in the third.

Nov.1, 2017; Miami, FL: Van Cramm Cup (M60) Maxime Buyckx (USA)Nov.1, 2017; Miami, FL: Van Cramm Cup (M60) Maxime Buyckx (USA)Nov.1, 2017; Miami, FL: Van Cramm Cup (M60) Paul French (GBR)Oct. 31, 2017; Miami, FL: Von Cramm Cup (M60) Ross Persons (USA)Oct. 31, 2017; Miami, FL: Von Cramm Cup (M60) Ross Persons (USA)Nov.1, 2017; Miami, FL: Van Cramm Cup (M60) Steven Garman (GBR)

Draws can be found here.

Results and links to blogs can be found here: www.seniortennisblog.com

Thank you to cameraworkusa.com (Fred/Susan Mullane) for the action photos and to the women’s 55 & 60 team for the team photos.

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