The USA Alice Marble Cup team concluded round robin play by beating Argentina 2/1 behind strong singles performances of Susan Wright (winning 61 60 at #2) and Diane Barker (60 60 at #1). Pat Purcell and I unfortunately lost our doubles 62 75 to a very good team, Patricia Candegabe and Beatrix Villavere, the latter of whom is a superb doubles player and Candegabe played and served extremely well too…tough loss but a learning experience.
I went upstairs to the SSV clubhouse to get ice (and it was there!) and took some photos from the terrace. I have lots of other photos but the cell service here is too slow to upload them…perhaps over wifi at the club one day. We’ve been playing on back courts, so there hasn’t been a chance to get connected there.
Tomorrow we play France for a spot in the final, while Australia faces Great Britain in the other semifinal.
All six USA teams (men’s and women 50/55/60) won today, so all start either in quarters tomorrow except our team which is in the semis. Men’s 55 received a bye into the semis so have an off day tomorrow.
Please click on the following links to view the Draws and Results:
2018 ITF Seniors Teams Fred Perry Cup (M50)
2018 ITF Seniors Teams Maria Esther Bueno Cup (W50)
2018 ITF Seniors Teams Austria Cup (M55)
2018 ITF Seniors Teams Maureen Connolly Cup (W55)
2018 ITF Seniors Von Cramm Cup (M60)
2018 ITF Seniors Alice Marble Cup (W60)
Draws for the individual world championships are here.
congrats and keep up the good work!
Good luck! Go Team USA! Love reading about your Euro travels. Very interesting.
Margy Pettit, Charlotte , NC fan