Checket, End

There were a lot of long matches Saturday and Sunday, most of them featuring Kathy Keating and Sherri Bronson it seemed.

Sherri beat Carol Clay in straight sets…sounds routine, but it was anything but…Carol had a set point at 54 in the first set and two or three more at 65 in the second, but Sherri raised her games at critical junctures, refusing to miss, and eked out a 76 76 (9) win over Clay. Kathy Keating edged Jan Kirkland-Cochran when Jan had to retire in the 2nd set with arm and groin injuries. That set up  a match against Kathy, who hosted Sherri during the tournament. Sherri didn’t let that deter her from winning the final, 75 60.

In doubles, Keating/Lil Peltz-Petow split with Margie Cooper/Kerry Young and then the latter team retired so Kathy had two retirement wins in one day. The final though went the distance with Cindy LePrevost/Sherri Bronson rallying from a set down and from 2 or 3 set points down in the final set to win 67 60 75 to finish the tournament.

Fran Chandler pulled out the singles final 26 62 63 over her doubles partner, Susan Boyer. Carolyn Nichols/Mary Dailey won the doubles over Boyer/Chandler 63 62.

In the 65s, Susanne Clark took out Suzi Burgraf in three sets while Donna Fales sailed past Lee Delfausse in straight sets. Sheila Weinstock/DelFausse beat Fales and Judy Louie and Carol Wood/Luisa Tinelli won the other semi. On Sunday Fales played as if she had a plane to catch, beating Clark 61 62 and Weinstock, who did have a plane to catch, and Delfausse were efficient in dispatching Tinelli/Wood.

In the 75s, Boots Van Nostrand followed up on her great win over Mary Boswell to beat Rosie Asch in straight sets, while Boswell beat Lucille Kyvallos in straight sets to place third. Boswell/Burling won the doubles.

Betty Eisenstein easily won the 85 singles.

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