Today I played Diane Barker and it was a Groundhog Day situation…I keep playing her and the outcome never varies…Diane wins. This time it was 63 61. I played ok but not great (a lot of that had to do with Diane of course) and Diane played well and hit a lot of winners. Regina Marsikova trounced Ros Balodis in the other semi…Marsikova is playing exceptionally well.
Jenny Klitch fell to top seeded Klartje Van Baarle in straight sets. We commiserated…we both tried a lot of things and our opponents countered too well! She and Andrea Rice are in the doubles semis tomorrow.
Danny Waldman caused the biggest upset of the day, beating defending champion and top seed Glen Busby (60s) in three sets despite losing the first five games of the match. He’s also in the men’s doubles semis and mixed semis. Mark Vines beat the #2 seed, Pierre Godfroid in three sets as well.
Vicki Buholz and Ross Persons are in the 55 mixed final along with Waldman/Mary Dailey.
Susan Wright/Patricia Medrado won their QF doubles today.
Robin Harris and her partner Steve Myers fell in the semis of the mixed to Medrado/Godfroid in a rain and thunder/lightning storm interrupted match which finished just before dark.
The weather took a big turn in the late afternoon…it’s been quite hot but this afternoon it was cooler and there were some tremendous thunderstorms with lots of lightning. It is going to drop from about 90 to the upper 60s by tomorrow. And there’s a very high chance of rain tomorrow.
We play the doubles semis at 9:30 tomorrow morning and Susan plays third on the court. Diane plays at 10.
I had time today to run errands and arrange for a car for our trip starting Saturday to Austria and Czech Republic.
It’s late…here is a link to the draws.