Robin Harris and I played Susan Wright and Patricia Medrado and came very close but fell 63 76(5) in the final of the 60 doubles. They made some good shots on big points and there were lots of big points. We played the entire match in the rain..sometimes a drizzle and at other times rain. It was a 2-hour match and the conditions were exceptionally heavy! It was a fun match despite the outcome…next time!
Mark Vines, USA had three match points in the second set and lost it but rebounded to win 64 67 64 on his 5th or 6th match point despite a balky calf. It was a great week for Mark who also won the team championship the previous week.
Tom Coulton, USA combined with Anders Jarryd to win the 55 doubles (Jarryd won the singles too.)
Danny Waldman (USA)/Norbert Henn fell in the doubles final.
Leanne Swaysland was playing 55 doubles with Ros Balodis but hurt her shoulder/bicep in the second game and they had to retire.
Other USA medalists were Mary Dailey, Ross Persons, and Vicki Buholz in mixed 55s (and Waldman).
Here’s a photo of Regina Marsikova, Patricia Medrado, Susan Mehmedbasich Wright and Robin Harris who all played on the WTA tour in the 70s.
After the matches, Susan, Robin, Erika Smith and I reordered the luggage in our rental car and headed off to Salzburg. We had hoped to arrive before dark but it didn’t happen and it rained for the entire drive. The weather, 80s only days before, was barely in the 50s and damp. We made it safely to Austria though, bought our Vignette (a toll pass) just before the border and checked into our hotel. Tomorrow I will show everyone Salzburg, since it’s the first time in Austria for all three of them.