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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Finals Set for Sunday in 50/60/70 Singles; Wargo Wins 40 Singles; Joanne Russell Cup

Saturday was another gorgeous day in Naples, warm and humid but neither windy nor overly hot (temperature about 80). I played singles at 12:15 against Frances O’Sullivan. I played well […]

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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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Russell Grandes Dames, A Category II USTA Tournament

There is a new Category II tournament in Naples, for women age 40-80, even divisions for singles and odd and even for 50-80, plus 40 doubles. I am playing 60 […]

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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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Les Grandes Dames: Crawford Cup, Fort Lauderdale, FL

This week there is a USTA Super Category II championship at the venerable Lauderdale Tennis Club in Fort Lauderdale. Named in honor of tournament director emeritus Patty Crawford, the tournament […]

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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 Sunday: It’s a Wrap

Sunday was a chilly, windy day in Florida but dry and the tournament was finished on time. Donna Fales was flawless all week in the women’s 75s and never more […]

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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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Crawford Cup Friday: Upsets, Tumbles and Tennis in the Wind

The tennis started early on a cool, breezy Friday. A cold front bringing cold weather and some rain improved the courts’ playability a lot, and the grounds crew did a […]

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Crawford Cup: Windy & Warm Thursday

The Crawford Cup, a Super Cat II tournament for women: 35/45/55/65/75/85 started yesterday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It’s being held at the venerable Lauderdale Tennis Club which has 20 green […]

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BallenIsles Final Day:Brrr giving way to a California Blue Sky Day

The weather the final three days at BallenIsles was Friday; all day rain; Saturday: all day wind; Sunday; at very cold morning followed by a beautiful afternoon and a lot […]

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New Les Grandes Dames Category II Tournament in Clearwarter, Florida March 9-13, 2016

This tournament is new to the Category II Calendar. It is back after a year’s hiatus and is for women only, even age divisions. Click here for the website and […]

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Post Tournament Survey for USTA National Championships, Regional Closed and Category II Tournaments

Don’t forget to fill out the survey after your tournament so the USTA can help make the tournaments better! This link works for all tournaments. more info

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Carter, Barker Take Crawford Cup Titles Back to Charleston

The Crawford Cup finished today with decisive singles wins by Brenda Carter and Diane Barker. Carter beat Anne Guerrant (who took out top-seeded Kerry Young yesterday) 62 62 to regain […]

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Crawford Cup Day 4, Sunny Saturday in the “Sunshine” State

No rain today at Crawford Cup! I’m sure the staff, tournament director, referee and volunteers were as happy as the players about that weather outcome. There were a lot of […]

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2015 USTA Adult/Senior Seeding Assistants

Women 30s: Trish Riddell (trish10s@aol.com) & Mary Dailey (daileymd@gmail.com)  35s: Judy Louie (ad2louie@aol.com) & Carolyn Nichols (carolynanichols@gmail.com) 40s: Ellen Goodman (mummsey@aol.com) & Gee Gee Garvin (speed3g@aol.com) 45s: Gail Murayama (gailmvan@yahoo.com) […]

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If It’s Portland, It Must be Raining, Even in July

After a very warm past few days, and a prediction of 90+ degree temperatures today….clouds came over around 9am, then thunder and lightning (followed by sun), then, just after noon…rain […]

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