USA Advances to Final in Queens Cup & Doris Hart Cup; Rain Halts Semifinal Play in Gardnar Mulloy & Britannia Cup Semifinals

One note before today’s results are discussed: the draws are out for the individual world championships and can be found here:

Sheila Weinstock writes from Umag for the USA Queens Cup Team, a 2/0 Winner over GBR:

Our team played Great Britain in the semi finals of the Queen’s Cup today and are into the finals scheduled for tomorrow. Our United States team has won all their four matches  in singles as well as doubles .  We have not lost one point playing our way to the finals!

We had a big thunderstorm which halted play today, but our team won its  semi final  match over Great Britain before the rains came. Both singles players, Donna Fales & Charleen Hillebrand, won their singles matches which gave the team the win. The doubles was not played because of the weather and the fact that the match had already been won.
After the match both the United States players and the Great Britain players had coffee together (shown below), to relax and enjoy their time together on a more personal level. (Picture below).


Tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 17) the United States team plays for the Queens’ Cup in the finals against either France or Germany whose match could not be completed today because of the inclement weather.

The USA Doris Hart Cup (W80), also advanced today over France 2/0.

Carol Wood, the captain reports:

We beat France today . I won 60 62.  Burnette [Herrick] won 60 64. The doubles was not played because of rain. Burnette finished just as it started . They have several indoor courts which they finally decided to use. When we left the club Canada was ready to play doubles  against GBR -they split the singles so I don’t know who we play in the final – and it’s supposed to rain tomorrow and Sunday. {Ed. note: GBR beat #2 seeded Canada 2/1, taking the doubles point. The USA beat GBR in the round robin stage, but GBR has very tough doubles; the USA won both singles that time but not the doubles…). Burnett in action below.

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The USA Mulloy Cup Team Leads Germany 1/0;

The USA Men’s 80 team is up 1/0 and leads by a set and 4/2 at #1 singles; the match will be finished tomorrow and the final played after that.

The USA Britannia Cup Team is Tied with #1 Seeded Spain 1/1

USA won at #2 singles (Len Wofford) and lost at #1 singles (Dave Sivertson), so it comes down to the doubles tomorrow to see who advances to the final.

The Althea Gibson Cup Team Leads Austria 1/0

See Brenda Carter’s Blog for more details, but the USA is ahead 1/0 in matches and leads by a set at #1 singles. USA is playing for 7th in this Cup.

The Jack Crawford Cup Team Leads Canada 1/0

The USA won the #2 singles against Canada with Les Buck taking out Don McCormick. Michael Beautyman takes on Ken Dahl tomorrow to try and advance to the 7/8 playoff in the men’s 70s.

Bitsy Grant Cup: Australia Leads USA 1/0

Australia won a tough tiebreak (12/10) and the second set 64 at #2 singles (Don Biddle over Rudy Hernando) to take a 1/0 lead over USA. Tomorrow Frank Hagelshaw will take on Bruce Rehn at # 1 singles, followed by doubles if necessary.

Kitty Godfree Cup Team Plays for Bronze Saturday

The Kitty Godfree Cup team had a day off today and plays Gr. Britain for the bronze medal tomorrow. Read about their day off here.

All team draws

Individual Draws


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