Today my teammates Robin Harris and Tracey Thompson and I went to South (Miami) Beach for the day but up in Boca Raton there was still tennis to be played.
Thursday the SoCal 65s did manage to edge New England for the bronze and Florida beat Southern 3/2 for the Gold with Trish Faulkner/Betty Wachob beating Ann Hunt/Brenda Carter in the deciding doubles in three sets.
There was a nice player dinner at the Embassy Suites later on. Photos to follow when I have time to process them!
Today, in a result which surprised no one, the SoCal 75s beat Florida to win the gold medal behind the strong singles play of Roz King and Lynn Little. The 3/4 playoff went down to the wire between New England and Southern. Burnett Herrick from Southern won a 3 setter at #1 but Julia Levering lost a 3 setter at #2 after winning the first set 60 against Judy Smith and Smith/Von Hippel won the deciding doubles in 3 sets over Levering/Herrick giving the bronze medals to New England.
Texas won the 80s with Margaret Canby being the linchpin of their win. She edged Jane Lutz in singles and combined with Carol Cofer to beat Lutz/Mimi Donegan. Florida won the #2 doubles. For bronze, Southern beat New England despite being double bageled in singles. (the format in the 80s is 1 singles and 2 doubles).
Tomorrow I am playing for the SoCal 35s…singles…long story but I’m looking forward to playing tennis tomorrrow.
Today we had a great time looking at the Art Deco buildings, and walking on the beach and people watching…and eating stone crab claws.
Thanks for the report keeping me informed, like being at the sidelines watching my friends playing our game. Great fun!