Fran Chandler, USA Wins Second World Title; Simona Bruetting/Gee Gee Garvin Win First World Title

Fran Chandler won the 50 singles over Marie-Christine Calleja of France today. She didn’t drop a set in five matches en route to the title. She is also in the doubles semis, which weren’t completed today due to rain. However Judy Newman/Vicki Buholz are in the doubles final tomorrow against the winner of Fran and Sue Webb against Aussies Ros Balodis/Leanne Swaysland.

Simona Bruetting/Gee Gee Garvin won the 35 doubles 10-7 in the match tiebreak, after leading 9-2 in the match tiebreak. Simona said it was a nervous ending. She was talking to her  mom in Slovenia when I saw here and took the photo of her below (with gold medal).

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Danny Waldman lost in straight sets to Glenn Busby of Australia in the men’s 55 final and Patricia Zerdan lost in straight sets in the 35s singles final.

Julie Cass beat Karine Quentrec of France in the semis of the 45 singles and plays the singles final tomorrow.

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Mario Tabares/Carl Clark are up a set and even at 2-2 in the second in the men’s 45 doubles final.

Chris French, GBR edged American Diane Barker in the most competitive match of the day; It was Chris’ third straight three set match against an American player (and she beat a fourth USA player in the Cup final the previous week). In fact, she beat every player on the USA Connolly Cup team in three sets to win the title; she’s a great competitor as were her opponents.

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To no one’s surprise, Michael Pernfors won the 40 men’s singles title.

Mark Vines/Wes Cash have advanced to the 55 men’s singles final and their opponents were rained out today, and will be determined tomorrow.

Our match started late because Diane’s match went so long. We started around 2:30, warmed up and played one game and three points when the lightning siren blew. We had to immediately leave the courts and by the time the all clear sounded it was very wet and remained that way. The first decision, at 5pm, was that matches would start at 7pm, and to be at the club then, which we were. However at 7pm, play was cancelled for the day.

 

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All results: http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100030186


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