Top seeded USA Britannia Cup team beat Sweden 2/1 today, dropping #2 singles (Padg Bolton) in straight sets before veteran Brian Cheney won at #1 singles and teamed with Michael Beautyman to win the doubles. They played on the Grandstand Court which offered a streaming feed to those of you who wanted to watch seniors tennis in the middle of the night! The Swedes gave credit to the solid play of the American team, saying they had to take too many chances to beat them.
In the Doris Hart Cup, women’s 80s, the USA’s only problem was playing #1 singles first instead of second…the good news was that Ukraine did the same, so there were no disqualifications. The USA won 3/0 behind the play of Burnette Herrick, Judith Smith, Mary John Lynch and Rose Austin.
In the women’s 65s, Kitty Godfree Cup, USA beat South Africa 2/1. Brenda Carter at #2 and Kerry Young at #1 won the singles in straight sets, followed by a topsy-turvy doubles match, won by the South Africans 61 06 76 (6)!
The USA women’s 70s, Althea Gibson, beat Argentina 3/0. Rookie team member Peggy Andry teamed with Lee Delfausse to post and impressive first Cup win in doubles. Cathie Anderson at #2 and Betty Wachob at #1 swept the singles. They have a very tough match against Netherlands tomorrow.
The USA Men’s 70s (Jack Crawford Cup) won 3/0 against Argentina, posting convincing wins in singles (“Hugo” Thomson & Dick Johnson) and doubles (“Jody” Rush and David Nash).
The men’s 75s (Bitsy Grant Cup) team took on neighbor Canada but showed no neighborly friendliness, beating them 3/0. Lester Sack played #2, Joe Bachmann played #1 and Rudy Hernando/Bob Quall won the doubles point.
The USA Queens Cup (@75) team beat Australia 3/0. Donna Fales won easily at #1, but Lyn Little had a fight against the experienced Nola Collins, winning 76 (0) 62. Fales/Roz King won the doubles point.
The men’s 80s, (Gardnar Mulloy Cup) dropped only one game in beating Italy 3/0. George McCabe played #2, Neil Hurlbut won at #1 and John Powless/Chuck Nelson won the doubles point.
Here are some other links for live scoring:
Matches of ATP site (Men’s 65, Women’s 75 & 80):
Matches of Katoro (Women’s 65, Men’s 70):
Matches of Polinezija (Men’s 80):
Matches of Park (Women’s 70):
Matches of TC Punta (Men’s 75).