Into the Final at BallenIsles on a Warm and Windy Saturday

It was a warm and windy day in Palm Beach Gardens. I played Wendy McColskey from NC today, our third meeting in a year. It was a tough match with long rallies. We finished the first set about the time Diane Barker finished off her match, even though we started at the same time. I won 62 63, rallying from 1-3, ad out in the second. Pat Purcell and I played Wendy and her sister Dale. Pat played great and we won 61 63. We play Abbi Neuthaler/Kathy Foulk in the final which will be a tough match. They took out the team which beat the #2 seeds on the first day.
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In the 50s. Shelly Works beat Rene Tharpe, also in two hours 75 62, but Terri Gaskill had to go three sets and over three hours to dispatch Erin Boynton, who played an excellent match. Jenny Klitch/Kim Jones and Works/Marianna Hollman advanced to the doubles final.

The 70s final is set between Betty Wachob (who beat Sue Kimball in three sets) and Carol Clay (who dispatched Charleen Hillebrand).  Wachob/Hillebrand beat Delfausse/Kimball in the 70 doubles final today.

The 80s final is set between Carol Wood/Inge Weber, while the doubles was won by Weber/Dorothy Wasser over Wood/Kathy Langer.

In the 40s, there’s a round robin for singles, with Sophy Ronan from Canada so far undefeated. In doubles, Jenny Klitch/Andi Piski take on Canadians Ronan/Paula Mylisevek in the doubles final which should be a good match. Piski is a seriously good player (#1 for Auburn in tennis in former days).

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Tomorrow will be warmer (88!) and windy (26mph!) with a slight chance of rain (20%). All in all some good tennis today and more to come tomorrow.



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