Hello from Naples, Florida. I am here for the National Senior Women’s Intersectional Team Championships.

Two Florida teams were crowned today, the 55s and 65s, both won by Florida. Florida stopped SoCal’s multi year dominance in the 65s, led by Donna Fales’ aggressive play against her Kitty Godfree Cup teammate Suella Steel. Fales won convincingly in straight sets to lead Florida’s sweep of the singles.

In the 55s, Florida also swept the singles. Mary Ginnard started slowly against Wendy McClosky of Southern, and trailed by a set and 41 before her feet woke up. From then on she won 12 of the last 14 games to win 61 in the third. Kerry Young and Carol Clay completed the sweep in singles.

The 75s and 80s finish play tomorrow and the 35s and 45s started today.

The seeds in the 35s are SoCal, Texas and Southern; in the 45s they are Southern, Texas, Florida and NorCal.

Norcal played New England today and won 4-1, sweeping the singles. Phyllis Blackwell beat Pam Dodman and Chris Ramsower-Pearlstein beat Sue Benoit in three set battles at 2 and 3 and Carolyn Nichols won at #1 in straight sets over Trisha Judge 62 61. Eastern is up tomorrow.

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