Tuesday August 21, 2018
The men’s women’s 60s are leading the charge in Ulm, but there are title contenders from the USA in multiple age divisions.
Diane Barker took out Heide Eisterlehner, a many time world champion but Heidi was giving up 8 years too many to Barker. Diane won 62 62. Susan Wright beat Dutch player Sylvia Lievers 60 60 and I beat Elna Botha of So Africa 61 60. Elna and I are shown below.
In the 50s Jenny Klitch edged 5th seeded Lucie Schwab of Austria 75 36 75 and plays 4th seeded Jurate Hardy (Lithuania) tomorrow, as well as doubles in the round of 16 with Andrea Rice.
Vicky Buholz beat 12th seeded Maria Rosa Bruno of Italy in straight sets in 55 singles while Shelly Works fell to Lisa Prechtel of the Netherlands 61 62 in the same division.
Mark Vines, Danny Waldman and Ross Persons all won second round matches in men’s 60s. In the 50s, Scott Works lost today and in the 55s, Stu Saiki had to play the top seed and also went down.
Susan, Robin and I had a day off in doubles. Robin played mixed though and won 61 63 against the 7th seeds to reach the semis. She has tomorrow off in mixed.
Wes Cash/Mark Vines and Waldman/Norbert Henn (Germany) are in the 60 doubles quarters.
Tom Colton, USA picked up a decent doubles partner in Anderson Jarryd (Sweden) and is in the quarters of the 55 doubles.
Scott Works/Willie Alumbaugh are playing in the third round of men’s doubles.
Buholz/Persons and Mary Dailey/Waldman are in the 2nd round of mixed 55 playing to get into the quarters later on.
Susan, Diane and I all play tomorrow morning in the quarters of 60 singles and Robin and I play doubles. Susan has the day off in doubles.