Germantown: Ryerson Wins 75 Crown! (Thursday)

Sue Ryerson seems to have recovered from a shoulder injury. Unseeded, she took out the top 2 seeds in the 75’s at Germantown to win the title. She beat Diane Hoffman, the 2nd seed, in 3 close sets before dismissing defending champion Louise Russ 63 63 in the final. In a minor upset, Nancy Stout, the 3rd seed, beat Hoffman, the 2nd seed 75 64 to win the bronze ball.

 

Ryerson combined with Angie Ray to oust the 2nd seeds, Russ and Marilyn Skiffington in straight sets in the semis. They face the top seeds, Rita Price/Hoffman in the final.

 

There were no upsets in the 65’s, but Donna Fales, the top seed, had a characteristically slow start in the semis against Roz King. King, a very good grass player, took the first set 61, but Fales rebounded to win the 2nd and third sets 63 and 62. She faces Susanne Clark, who took out the 3rd seed, Dori deVries 60 63 in the other semi.

 

In the doubles, deVries/Belmar Gunderson had a scare against Wasser/Weiss, edging them 75 in the third in the quarters. They take on Fales/Roberta Sung in the semis, and Koontz/Veal are on track for their 8th straight 65 doubles title in the other semi against unseeded Robbie Dimond/Pat Hammer.

 

Dodo avenged her sole loss in the 85 singles (this over a 5 year period), to Mary Mentzer, beating her soundly to win the 85 singles title in a round robin.

 

The doubles semis in the 65’s and the final of the 75 doubles will take place this afternoon.