Carter, Hillebrand, Matthiessen, DeVries, Boswell, Price, Nichols, Franco Reach Singles Finals; Drilling, Ahlers Reach Semis Thursday

Brenda Carter upset top seeded
Carol Campling in straight sets today, a reversal of the outcome of their match
a week ago during the Alice Marble Cup. It was her first win over Campling and
her first world singles final. Carter has dominated the 60s in the US over the
past two years. She plays Elle Krocke in the final.

Charlene Hillebrand, the
defending world champion, upset top seeded Heide Orth, handing Orth a rare loss
in her age division, in three long sets. She plays Jeannie Lieffrig of So
Africa next.

Dori DeVries ended Carol Wood’s
fine run today and Dorothy Matthiessen took out her Gibson Cup teammate Roz
King 63 63, ending her run as well. It will b an All American final in the 70s.

Mary Boswell reached the 75s
final, beating defending champion Ruth Illingworth and plays Muffie Grieve of
Canada, who was unseeded, but who took out Rita Lauder and Elaine Stephan to reach
the final.

Brian Cheney was upset in the
quarters of the men’s 60s by the unlikely score of 60 60 today, by a Dutch

Fred Drilling remains in
contention in the men’s 65s, where he’s in the semis.

Herm Ahlers edged his Australian
opponent, Ian King today 76 in the third, but Bob Duesler wasn’t as fortunate,
falling to Kenzo Fujiwara of Japan
in 2 close sets in the men’s 70s.

In the men’s 80s, Graydon Nichols
avenged his loss of a year ago to Ward Hillier, but dropped his first set in
the event, beating Hillier 67 61 62 on a chilly day. Tony Franco beat another
Aussie, Doug Corbett, 76 63. They face each other in the final next.

Doubles is just starting. It’s a
gloomy, cold and breezy day in Christchurch
with temps not expected to reach 60!

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