Miami Regional Championship: Sunday Wrap

Saturday afternoon and Sunday there was still quite a bit of tennis to play in Miami Beach at the ITF Regional Championship. I’m relying on the scores from the website, […]

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Miami Beach RC: Friday Vibes; Works Wins a Saturday Marathon

March 9, 2019 Friday in Miami Beach…is noisy! Bands tuning up, motorcycles racing, rush hour traffic, high season energy. I played Dagmar Sperneder from Austria in the de facto 60s […]

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Miami Beach: North American Regional Tennis Tournament

March 7, 2019 Miami Beach…March…what a nice place to be while the North is freezing and the West is raining! Even though the weather has been variable this week, from […]

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Fort Lauderdale Grandes Dames; ITF Grade 1; USTA Super Cat 2, Thursday

The second of a series of four “Grandes Dames” Women’s tournaments is going on now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and finishes Sunday. This year, in addition to USTA members earning […]

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Les Grandes Dames Palm Beach Gardens Cat II/ITF Grade I Finished with a Blast of Air

Fort Lauderdale, FL I’ll start today’s blog by wishing my dad a happy 94th birthday. He’s a tennis player and when I called to wish him a happy birthday he […]

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Kraujina, Klitch, Novack, Weber Win Singles Titles Saturday

Kristin Kraujina of Florida won the 30 singles on a sunny, breezy Saturday. Kraujina lives in a town called Sunny Isles Beach, which sounds awfully pleasant! She won the four […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Friday, Sun & Smashes

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida It was another sunny 70s day in Palm Beach Gardens today, pretty much perfect for tennis. I played Kim Dean, whom I’d not played before. She’s […]

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McDonald, Nichols, Carter & Weber Win Singles at Joanne Russell Cup Sunday

Naples, Florida, 2/19/17 Kris McDonald won the 50s at the Russell Cup Category II today, but not before dropping the first set 60! She rebounded nicely though to win the […]

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Joanne Russell Cup: Russell Makes Successful Tournament Debut on Friday

There was much to be happy about on Friday: lots of tennis, wonderful weather and a big and happy crowd for Joanne Russell’s first match in the tournament named for […]

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Manning, Nichols, McColskey & Anderson Win Singles Titles Sunday at Crawford Cup

Sunday was a beautiful day to play tennis, albeit a bit warm for Northerners, as temperatures flirted with 80 and the humidity increased. All the singles started at 9am. I […]

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Crawford Cup Saturday: Injuries Plague 55s; Wendy McColskey Impresses in 65s Debut; All California 75s Final

There was a lot of great tennis, particularly in singles on another sunny, warm, gorgeous day in South Florida. With temperatures approaching 80, the play also heated up. Starting with […]

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Ronan, Works, Barker, Clay, & Weber Win Singles Titles on a Warm & Windy Sunday at BallenIsles

Canadians won two singles titles Sunday at the USTA Super Category II Tournament in Florida, at opposite ends of the age scale. Sophie Ronan won the five person round robin, […]

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Tennis & Fun at BallenIsles

Link to draws: http://m.tennislink.usta.com/TournamentHome/tournament.aspx?t=185079 First, the tennis: there were a few upsets but the top seeds advanced in the 50-80 singles without incident except in the women’s 70 division.  Charleen […]

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BallenIsles Grandes Dames Starts Today: Note Parking Alert!

BallenIsles,  Palm Beach Gardens, Florida From Tournament Director Trish Faulkner: PARKING ALERT!! THIS YEAR YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO PARK AT THE SPORTS COMPLEX HOWEVER YOU MUST USE VALET PARKING […]

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Carter, Nichols Win Double Gold at Bocage; Smith/Weber Take 80s Doubles Crown

The match of the day wasn’t a main draw match, it was the quarterfinal loser’s consolation match between Leslie Murveit and Rita Giles in the 60s. Rita took the first […]

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DeVries Claims 80s Crown; Nichols/Karwasky & Carter/Wachob to Play Gold Friday

Dori DeVries of Reno claimed her first national title in the 80s (she turns 80 in December) when she beat two-time former world champion Inge Weber of Toronto, Canada 62 […]

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Crawford Cup Saturday: Great Tennis, Great Weather in Fort Lauderdale

Today was beautiful and not too windy, and there was a lot of good tennis of course! Link to all photos: https://picasaweb.google.com/111133686884013323699/CrawfordCup2016 Link to draws: http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=170979#&&s=8Results0 Suella Steel was unseeded […]

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