Tony Franco, captain of the team reported back on the Mulloy
Cup captains’ meeting. The USA
is seeded #2 and is in a group of three teams with Great
Britain and New Zealand. Top seeded and
defending champions Australia
is in a RR group of four which includes France. They had a team dinner at a
nice Italian restaurant after the opening ceremonies and celebrated Virginia
Nichols’, Graydon’s wife, 84th
Clem Hopp will start play at 10am at #2 singles and was
fretting a bit…concerned about his opponent who gave him a tough match on clay
in the past, and the early start time, but is fit and ready to go.
Tony Franco was of course telling jokes and ready to play #1
singles after Hopp.
Hopp fretting worked, he won 60 63 and Tony won 61 61.
Nichols/Emmert won the doubles as the USA
swept Gr. Britain