USA Men’s/Women’s 55 & Women’s 60 Advance to Semis in Portugal at ITF Masters World Team Championships

Draws are here.

The USA Women’s 55 (Connolly Cup) advanced today over South Africa 3/0, not dropping a set but enjoying a competitive doubles match. USA faces Germany next, which will be a tougher singles test than the previous matches.

USA Men’s 55 (Austria Cup) secured an impressive win over Netherlands, winning 3/0, also without dropping a set. USA next faces a tough French team (a 3/0 winner over Germany today). Photo courtesy of Curtis Dunn

USA Women’s 60s, Alice Marble Cup, beat Canada 3/0, also not dropping a set. Captain Fran Chandler played a smart lineup. USA faces a tough Dutch team, which features world #1 and defending world champion Lisa Prechtel. Photo courtesy of Vicki Buholz.

The USA Men’s 60s, Von Cramm Cup, were unfortunately beset by injury (John Saviano had to retire against Canadian #1 Denis Dumas, down 2/0 in the third) and an inspired and very tough Canadian team, which rebounded from losing the first three sets of the tie to win the next four and defeat USA 2/1. USA will play for 5th place beginning tomorrow against Australia.

Above: The players dinner was Wednesday night (photo courtesy of Vicki Buholz).

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