Tracy Houk Blogs from La Jolla May 13, Day 2, Tuesday

Today, the heat rose to high 80’s and will be into the mid 90’s tomorrow. The sad part, there’s a horrible fire going on, and people are being evacuated from their homes. Some players staying with friends, came to the Club looking to get a room, with just the clothes on their back. My friend Jon, who lives in Rancho Santa Fe, had to rush back to make sure his home was ok. The Santa Ana winds were no help. Hopefully, things will change, for the better, tomorrow. [Note from editor (that would be Carolyn): the evacuation orders for RSF and other towns has been lifted; I double checked since I live in RSF].

One seed fell in the Women’s 50 singles. # 5 Tai Sisson, to San Diego local, Colleen Clery Ferrell, 1-6,6-0,1-6. all other seeds made it into the quarter-finals. In the  Women’s 60’s, all but # 4 seed, Chieko Holt advanced to the Quarter-finals. The doubles seeds also made it through. 

Judy Newman and I warmed up before our singles matches this morning, around 8am, and it was so hot. Thank goodness we survived Florida, and can handle it better.


On our way to dinner, Anne Kerwin-Payne got close with the beautiful Swans at the Beach Club.

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Conan the , and the tournament volunteers, were busy getting matches on.

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During my beach walk, I encountered this interesting bird.

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Last, there’s construction going on between the Beach Club, and the Shores Hotel. Unfortunately a water line broke today, which caused the Beach Club and Shores Hotel lose water service around 3pm. Within the hour, water was restored at the Beach Club, but, not a  the Shores Hotel, where I’m staying.  [Editors’ note: fortunately there are nice locker rooms with showers at the Beach Club to use!] However, when I returned from dinner, this bottle of water was  in my room. Until tomorrow, good night.

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