On a hot, steamy Saturday, top seeded Jenny Klitch faced off on center court at the BallenIsles Country Club against Simona Isidori of Italy, the 4th seed. Isidori pummeled the second seed, Marie-Christine Calleja in the semis while Klitch took out the 7th seed, also an Italian, Elisabetta Morici 75 61. The match lasted 3.5 hours and every set was a battle. Isidori started strongly, leading 4/0 before Jenny started figuring things out as she does. She won 57 76 75. In the final set Isidori was two points from the match and serving at 5/4 30-0 but couldn’t quite pull it out…great match before an adoring and supportive (of Jenny) crowd.
Oren Motevassel, USAdominated the Men’s 55s division, winning singles doubles and team gold medals. He beat Spain’s Fernando Jesus Granero 61 63 in the final.
Lisa Prechtel, seeded 2nd (NED) stopped top seeded Helga Nauck’s (GER) run 75 62 to win the 55 singles.
Stu Saiki and Mike Tammen (1) , USA won a rain delayed match over fellow Americans and third seeds Ross Hessler/Jon Tyrell 76 76.
Michelle Oldham (GBR) won two gold medals on Saturday, beating Nathalie Anne Marie Rodriguez Boulle of Chile 57 76 73 to take the 50 singles title and then combining with Sebastian Jackson to beat Klitch/Ricardo Mendivil, the top seeds 64 60.
Glenn Busby (8), AUS & Marcelo Ingaramo (unseeded from Argentina) were tied up with Busby blanking Ingaramo in the first set and Ingaramo taking the second 64. It was 3/3 in the third when lightning took the players off the court and the match was not completed.