All the seeds were in action in singles and doubles in the 50, 60 & 70s today in La Jolla. Upsets though were few and far between; in the 70s, Lorna Brooks, a junior star in her youth, took out a #5-8 seed, Elizabeth Barnhill, aided by a foot injury Elizabeth suffered the day before, so the score was 41 retired, injury. Dori deVries and Roz King, standouts in the 75s and playing down here upset a 5-8 seed in doubles, Fiscalini/Loose. They take on #3 seeds, Louie/Castell in the quarters.
In the 50s singles & doubles all seeds advanced convincingly, but in doubles, the #2 seeds, Erika Smith/Mary Dailey were pushed to 3 sets by Annemarie Brigandi and Shelly Bartlett before winning the third 64. It was a very nice Court 1 match, good tennis.
In the 60s, a #5-8 seed, Machoian/Oelschlager were upset by Gay/Johnson in three sets, but the other seeds advanced.
The 80s got underway with the #3 and #4 seeds winning; the top two seeds had a bye.
I won my singles over Susan Davis 61 61 and Una Davis and I won our doubles by the same score. Tomorrow the quarters are played and the tennis gets a lot tougher.
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In the Men’s 80-90 Indoors my dad played his first singles match of the year in the 90s and won 63 63. In the 80s there were no upsets so far today; in the 85s, the #3 seed, Eitel lost in three sets.
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