Cups, Final Day:
Belek: The USA
won the Connolly Cup, successfully defending their 2007 title behind the strong
play of Mary Ginnard and Tina Karwasky
in singles. Kerry Young and Martha Downing played doubles all week.
The USA Marble Cup team improved on it’s bronze medal finish
in 2007 by finishing second to an incredibly strong French team. USA was
defeated at #1 and #2 singles.
USA Bueno Cup team won yesterday as reported against Australia.
men’s 70s, Crawford Cup, had a disappointing loss to Germany, winning at #2 singles,
losing at #2, both in straight sets and then losing the deciding doubles, 63 in
The men’s 50s, Perry Cup, won today, finishing third.
Over at Manavgat, the USA
won the Queens’ Cup yesterday and finished
third today in the men’s 65s. Jimmy Parker
strained his calf and was unable to play the last two days. USA finished 4th
in the Lenglen Cup, women’s 35s, 7th in the Young Cup, women’s 40s
and third in the Margaret Court Cup, women’s 45s. Fran
Chandler beat Catherine Suire during the team’s 30 sweep. Czech Republic
won the 45s.
in the 65 women’s division, falling in 3 sets at #2 singles and in straight
sets at #1 to Heide Orth’s team.
When I left, USA
had split in the women’s 70s against So Africa. USA had also split in men’s 55s,
and 80s and were still playing singles in the men’s 40s, 45s and 75s.