USA Connolly Cup team blanked Turkey today at BallenIsles, winning each match 60 60. Diane Barker played #1 singles, Susan Wright played #2 singles and Carolyn Nichols/Tina Karwasky played the doubles. After the match we had some doubles practice which was fun.
The day started early because I hit from 7-8:30 with my doubles partner for next week, Pam Cooke. The Canadians, who had the day off from team competition, also hit the courts early.
We warmed up at 10:50-11:10 and started play about 11:30. We played on Court 15, a middle court in the back, but tomorrow, against the Netherlands we play on Center Court.
The USA men playing at BallenIsles (Trabert Cup, 40s) had a tough match against Finland but won both singles. At #2 singles, Willie Quest won the first set and rallied from 2-5 down in the second to win it 7-5. He was really fired up to win it for the USA. Guillaume Gauthier clinched the tie for the USA.
The only negative on the day was discovering that my phone was in my cooler at the end of the day; under my sandwich container and soaking in an ice bath. Good by phone! (I had put it in there when the cooler was empty of liquids)
Other USA results:
Lenglen Cup: USA d. Sweden 3/0. They have a tough match tomorrow with Germany, who has last year’s world #1 at #2 singles.
Young Cup: USA d. Sweden 3/0. USA won both singles easily but had a tussle in the doubles, winning in three. Vesna McKenna paired with Julie Cass to win the doubles point.
Margaret Court Cup: USA d. Turkey 3/0 (lost 5 games). They play Netherlands tomorrow. Jenny Klitch played #2 singles, making her Cup debut and won 61 61.
Maria Bueno Cup: USA d. Canada 3/0 and play Mexico tomorrow.
Italia Cup: USA beat Australia 3/0 and play Turkey tomorrow.
Dubler Cup: USA beat Russia 3/0.
Fred Perry Cup: USA beat Canada 3/0.
Austria Cup: USA beat Finland 3/0.