The Super Seniors Individual World Championships continues tomorrow after a day off for most events in singles, and the venue seems to have moved to the Boynton Beach Tennis Center from Quail Ridge to the disappointment of many players (and Coral Lakes for some divisions).
Carolyn Lane and I played an Aussie pair, Judith Buzza and Sarah Goddard. We won 61 62, though the second set was both more and less close than the score…closer because we came back from 40-15 to break twice, less because we were up 5-0 when the Aussies began their comeback (and had a couple of game points at 5-2). It was a good match, good points and played in good spirit. We play next the French #2 seeds, Benedicte LeGrand/Caroline Glaszmann, who ousted Frances O’Sullivan/Pat Purcell 62 16 then 10-7 in a match tiebreak. Susan Wright/Pat Medrado cruised to a win as did Bunnie Jackson/Betsy Savitt today. We play the semis tomorrow at 4pm and I play the singles quarters at noon all at Boynton Beach Tennis Center.
In mixed 65s, Lane/Steve Dance (AUS) beat Gundi Weiland/Keith Porter (GER/CAN) 3,2 to advance to the semis where they play Jenny Cerff/Jacob Klaussen, a tough So African team.
In other play, Americans in general are doing very well in most divisions. Ross Persons, M65, upset the 5th seed to reach the round of 16, joining Dan Waldman, Mark Vines and Tony Crabel (and other American players) there. In W70, three of the four semifinal slots are filled by Americans (Karwasky, McColskey and Novack), with Marjory Love (who upset the top seed), the sole interloper…she plays McColskey next. Novack took out the 4th seed 61 61. In W75s, Sue Kimball survived and Donna Fales is still in the 80s. In men’s 75, Michael Beautyman is top seed, Geoff Moore and Gottlieb are still in. King Van Nostrand is sailing so far in men’s 85s as is George McCabe in the 90s. It’s an all American semi in women’s 85; Carol Wood upset the #2 seed; Roz King survived a strong challenge by Burnett Herrick to reach the semis; Dori Devries and Dorothy Wasser are still in. Dori beat Sheila Palmer 3,4. King won the 85 mixed which had only two teams. Take a look at the draws for more results.