USA Men’s 40s Survive, USA Women’s 40s Cruise, USA Women’s 35s Fall in Round Robin Cup Play Monday

The Connolly Cup team had the day off today: we practiced early, then watched the men’s 40s (Trabert Cup) play on Center Court against Canada. Ironically, the captain, Guillaume Gauthier is a naturalized American citizen and is from Quebec, Canada! The tie lasted a long time. Michael Chang (not that Michael Chang) from SoCal lost a 3 hour match at #2 singles; both players needed medical time outs during the long match; then Guillaume won in straight sets at #1 and Rick Witsken/Willie Quest won the deciding doubles 4,2..whew!

The USA Lenglen Cup team wasn’t as fortunate. Playing a tough Dutch team, they started well with SoCal player Gee Gee Garvin winning at #2. Simona Bruetting, the #1, lost a tough 2-setter at #1 and Simona and Gee Gee lost the doubles point. The USA were seeded #3.

The USA Young Cup team won against Estonia 3/0, though Sophie Woorons-Johnston at #1 singles had a tough 2-setter. Patricia Zerdan at #2 singles won comfortably and Vesna McKenna/Julie Cass won easily.

The following Cups had a bye and play tomorrow: women’s 45, 50 55 and men’s 35, 45, 50 & 55.

My doubles partner for next week, Pam Cooke, flew in today to West Palm Beach and I picked her up and we practiced some along with Susan, and had dinner. We had to make a Costco run for bread (they have the best bread there from Arrowhead Mills…) for Susan, Pam and me.

Early practice tomorrow for me with Pam; we warm up at 10:50-11:10 then start play at 11:30 against Turkey.

Photo below of deciding match, men’s 40 USA vs Canada. USA in red shirts.



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