Intersectionals, NorCal 45s into the semis

First of all, congratulations to Southern for breaking the stranglehold that Florida has put on the super senior divisions! They won the 75s over…Florida, 2/1. Florida won the 80s today though.

The 35s and 45s were in action today too. In the 45s the four seeds made it successfully into the semis, though NorCal was limping in. Carolyn Nichols beat Ellen Markowitz 62 60 and Phyllis Blackwell won convincingly at #2 singles against Jane Zenker, but aggravated an already pulled groin muscle in the process…she’s coaching the rest of the weekend. Chris Ramsower-Pearlstein channeled her inner Susan Boyer and played for 3.5 hours in pretty warm conditions, finally winning 76 46 64. With Phyllis out, Nichols and Debbie Croft played doubles against Abbi Neuthaler/Markowitz and won 76 42 ret. inj….(Ellen pulled a hamstring in the tiebreaker at 4-4).

Next up for NorCal is Texas. Shelly Works, Kathy Vick, Vicky Bueholz et al. Debbie is going to make her singles intersectional debut. Texas took out SoCal 41.

Southern plays Florida in the other semi.

In the 35s I forgot to look at the draw actually…Florida played Northern, I think they won; New England lost to Southern; SoCal and Texas are probably also in the semis.

We play at 9am tomorrow…all for now.

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