Please note the correction below: New England, NOT SoCal won the 65s.
I wasn’t at Intersectionals but judging by the number of layers the players were wearing and the fact that the women didn’t get to play at all on Saturday, the weather was a big factor this year at this event.
Women’s 80s: Home team Texas prevailed over Florida in the final. New England beat Southwest for the bronze. It was nice to see that Mary John Lynch (TX) was able to play (and play well) in this event after a freak injury kept her off the court in Turkey recently.
Women’s 75s: SoCal (the super duper team of Dori deVries, Roz King and Lyn Little) won over Florida in the final; Southern d. Eastern convincingly for the bronze.
Women’s 65: SoCal beat Southern in the final. Texas handled NorCal to win the bronze. Correction: New England d. Nor Cal for gold; Southern Cal d. Southern for bronze. Texas was not in the final four!
Women’s 55: Southern edged SoCal 3/2. Colleen Ferrell upset Wendy McColskey (76 in the third) to force the doubles into play and Diane Barker/Sue Bartlett edged Tina Karwasky/Tracey Worley 75 in the third to clinch the tie.
Women’s 45s: the final was SoCal vs MidAtlantic (which upset Texas 3/2 in the semis); Southern vs Texas was the 3/4 playoff. There was all day rain Saturday and the semis were played using 8 game pro sets but the finals still could not be played. One notable result: Judy Newman beat Fran Chandler in three sets (and won her doubles point) in a losing effort vs Southern first round.
Women’s 35s: There were 6 teams and they were divided into two groups of three, each of which played a RR. Southern was to play Texas for first; Intermountain was to play Eastern for third and SoCal was to play Midwest for fifth.
The groups were: Texas, Intermountain, SoCal and Southern, Eastern and Midwest.
One notable result: Dina McBride beat Patricia Zerdan (TX) 97 in singles.