This will be a quick post today, from my phone.
I won the singles over Lyn Mortimer 61 63. I was down 3/0 2nd set, but managed to turn it around. We played at 9am, which was lucky, as the weather began changing late morning, and by the time we played doubles at noon it was really windy, with sprinkles occasionally falling. We won the doubles 62 60.
Michael Beautyman and Hugh Thomson won the 65 doubles and Beautyman won the singles 75 63 over the #2 seed, Korn, from Germany. He beat the top seed, Muhlenberg, from Austria in the semis 63 76.
In other divisions, Heide Orth won the 65 singles over her doubles partner from France, Michele Bichon; and won the 60 doubles too over Spriess/Haeringer 75 64 in extremely windy conditions.
In the women’s 50s, Chris French beat Anthea Stewart for the first time, 76 (6) 64. The match started at about 10:30 and the first set ended over 2 1/2 hours later, and overall the match was about four hours long!
Natalie Harina Beckmann from Germany won the 40s; Isabelle Tyrrell upset top seeded Lucie Zelinka in the semis in three sets (winning the third 60!) and Beckmann beat both Jurate Hardy and Tyrrell to win the title.
The 45s was won by world #1 Klartje Van Baarle from Belgium, who dominated the event. She beat Leslie O’Halloran from Ireland in the final 62 62.
Marion Feigel won the 60 singles and Irmgard Gerlatzka won the 70/75 division.
In the men’s divisions, Andrew Rae won the 60s men, convincingly; Taras Beyko of Canada, the top seed in the men’s 40s ground out a win over 12th seeded Ingo Herzgerodt of Germany, winning the third set 62 after dropping the first set. The match lasted several hours and the rallies were punishing.
The other winners were: Men’s 45s, Manfred Hundstorfer; Men’s 50: Alain Moracchini of France, unseeded (in an upset win over European Champion Norbert Henn of Germany); Men’s 70: Hans Herber Zölfel; Men’s 75: Furió Felipó; Men’s 80: Bo Hemborg.