Donner, Blitzen & Rain Then Play into the Night

Draws can be found here

There was thunder (donner) and lightning (blitzen) and hard rain this morning, which soaked the courts. Play finally began on some courts around noon and more courts opened up as the day went on. My 10:15 scheduled match started around 2pm, and our 4pm doubles started around 8pm. We were not the last match to go on court either.

Sue Kimball is the sole surviving singles seed in the 65s. Brenda Winstead finished her first round match before beating the top seed Petro Kruger from So Africa. Carolann Castell fell to Ann Eaton and Mary Pisani beat Betty Wachob. All upsets were in straight sets. Kimball came close to bowing out herself…she was down set points in the first set before rallying to win it in a tiebreak against Carol Gay…then she won the second 62. But with no-ad and a match tiebreak anything can happen.

In singles I played Barbara Starnes and won in straight sets…I play Kathy Foulk next at 9am. We won our doubles too and are into the quarters in both.

There weren’t many upsets aside from the 75s. Sue Bramlette/Mary Morgan, 4th seeds retired with an injury after dropping the first set 64 in the 65 doubles. And Jeanne MacEachern upset Ginny Beneke(5) to advance to the quarters.

That’s all for tonight…looong day, more tomorrow.

Sheila Palmer/Roz King, W85 from San Diego
The So American Contingent with Graciela Donoso (second from left)

The effervescent Rita Price, 96, far right and other super seniors!

National Women’s Tennis Organization (NWTO)..please join and support senior women’s tennis!

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