USA Women’s 50 Advance to Final; USA Women’s 55, Men’s 55 Fall in Semis

The USA Women’s 50 had a terrific win versus France today. Jenny Klitch got the team off to a positive start with a 75 60 win at #2 singles (against a player to whom she’d lost in 2014). That set the stage for a big battle at #1 singles with Debbie Spence Nasim playing for the USA. Debbie rallied from 15-40 down at 6-5 in the first set to take the opening set. An hour or more later, her opponent took the tiebreaker to level the match. The third set was another long battle, finally won by Nasim 75. Debbie had been sick and her breathing at times was labored but she fought so hard, hit great backhands and propelled the USA team into the final with her win. They play home team Germany in the final.

The USA women’s 55 team fell to Germany in the semis, with Vicki Buholz at #1 and Tracy Houk at #1 losing very tough and competitive matches.

The USA men’s 55 fell 2/1 to Germany, with Bill Moss picking up a win at #2 but then losing the #1 singles and the doubles points in straight sets.

The USA men’s 50 team fell 2/1 to defending champion Italy in the 5-8 playoff with Eoin Collins supplying the sole point for the USA team.

The USA Men’s 60s, Von Cramm Cup, are still playing, tied at 1 match apiece and having lost the opening set of the deciding doubles.

Please click on the following links to view the Draws and Results:

2018 ITF Seniors Teams Fred Perry Cup (M50)

2018 ITF Seniors Teams Maria Esther Bueno Cup (W50)

2018 ITF Seniors Teams Austria Cup (M55)

2018 ITF Seniors Teams Maureen Connolly Cup (W55)

2018 ITF Seniors Von Cramm Cup (M60)

2018 ITF Seniors Alice Marble Cup (W60)

Draws for the individual world championships are here.

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