Roz King upset #2 seed and defending champion Inge Weber today in Villach, Austria, putting her into the final against Germany’s’ Elisabeth Von Boemmel, her conqueror in the team event last week. It is King’s first world singles final.
Also in Villach, in a couple of All-American battles, John Powless stopped unseeded Joe Russell’s run, besting him in straight sets, to reach the semis and unseeded King Van Nostrand, a 9 times world champion, and the finalist last year, edged Bitsy Grant Cup teammate Lester Sack 76 in the third set.
Yesterday Margaret Canby, women’s 80, Lyn Tietz and Ria Graham, women’s 75, lost close battles in the quarters.
Charleen Hillebrand, also unseeded, continued her run through the draw, beating Frances McClennan of Great Britain to reach the semis. She plays Michelle Bichon, a 62 62 winner over American Cathie Anderson in the semis. On the other half of the draw Donna Fales also advanced to the semis, beating Germany #8 seed Birgitte Hoffmann without incident.
Fred Drilling advanced to play Peter Pokorny in the semis in the men’s 70s while Milesi of Italy upset Jimmy Parker in the other semi.
Richard Johnson lost a tough three setter in the quarters of the men’s 65s today.
Later today Rita Price and Jane Lutz play the 85s singles semis. There are a lot of American teams still in the doubles and they play later today.
George McCabe upset #1 seed and defending champion Lorne Main in a thriller 67 62 1/0 (8) (beat him 10-8 in a match tiebreak, Lorne’s second match tiebreak loss of the competition). Mary Ginnard beat Dagmar Sperneder of Austria in the 60s and Tina Karwasky won 60 60 again. Rita Price and Jane Lutz both won their semis in the 85s and will play each other in the final, probably tomorrow. Brenda Carter/Betty Wachob; Jimmy Parker/Everet Johnsson and Les Buck/Richard Johnson advanced in doubles; Clem Hopp defaulted to Doug Corbett in the men’s 85 semis.
There will be more results later. Click on the link below to see them.