Friday was a looong day on the court for me, on top of a long day Thursday…nearly 12 hours of tennis in two days and..wait for it…it was HOT..again, and hotter yet on Saturday (90).
Friday was very windy in addition to being hot, which was a challenge to all players. I played Vicki Buholz and started pretty well, winning the first set and had a lead in the second, but the wind died down a bit, Vicki started moving a lot better and hitting some great volleys and serves, and I lost in three hours, three sets…too good.
Fran Chandler ousted Susan Wright 75 62. The first set was tight, but Fran kept up her great hitting and moving and wore Susan down. Erin Boynton placed fifth with a marathon win over Shelly works 76 (9) 57 and then 10-8 in the tiebreak.
In doubles, we also started great against Susan Love and Michelle Williams and the second set was close…we had long games at 4/3 and 4/4 before dropping the set. Susan Love in particular came out banging in the third set, and the two played a very smart match to win the 60 doubles gold. Vicki and Gayle Prejean won the bronze over Hollman/Stacey Williams. Angie Williams/Lori Robertson placed 5th over Christina Kaus/Maria Nunez.
In the 50s, Jennifer Beindorf placed 5th over Leora Grimshaw; in doubles, it was two 60s teams playing for 5th and (in a match played after the 60s final), Love/Williams fell 11-9 in the match tiebreak to Robertson/Williams. Robertson/Williams played the top seeds in both 50s and 60s and came back to win the back draw in each division, beating the 60s champions in the process, quite a feat.
Mamie Inoue and Julie Axelrod won the 40 doubles over Tabatha Butler/Julia Dimitrov…it was a round robin but those two teams finished first and second. Francisca Chambers/Amy Templeton placed third. The singles draw is down right now so I can’t report the winner of that round robin event.
In the 70s singles, Lil Peltz-Petow placed 5th over Gwenda Ward.