Cass, Novack Win Singles Titles in Palm Beach Gardens

It was a rainy Friday morning in Palm Beach Gardens today…it poured at times. Tracey Thompson, Susan Wright, Terri Thyssen and I went shopping for shirts at PGA while the courts were wet. But by 12:30 we were playing tennis.

I played Fran Chandler in the semis and lost 64 62…we had a lot of long games and I had my chances but Fran closed them with deep, penetrating groundstrokes. She’ll play Vicki Buholz in the final, who upset Diane Barker 64 63 to advance to the final. Vicki/Cindy Johnson beat Susan Wright and Me in the doubles final which finished just before dusk, nearly three hours, 62 67 61.

Wright, Nichols, Buholz, Johnson

In the 50s, Julie Cass beat Nancy Hilliard to win the gold. Marlo Carruth took bronze. Veronica Barni/Daniela Alvarez, unseeded beat Cass/Beverly Bowes in the doubles final 76 in the third. Both Veronica and Daniela are good padel players. Barker/Clark took bronze.

Veronica and Daniela

Toni Novack won the 70 singles over Sue Bramlette while Liana Bryson took bronze. Bramlette/Cindy Babb won the 70 doubles over Bryson/Cindy Leprevost.

Bramlette and Novack

More tomorrow with photos.

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