USA Reaches Crawford Cup Semis; falls in Marble Cup

The USA Crawford Cup team had a tussle today with Great Britain in the quarters of the knockout draw. Fred Farzanagan won at #2 singles; George Sarantos lost at #2 singles and Bob Duesler/Sarantos played brilliantly to win the doubles point in straight sets. They play NZ tomorrow.

In Marble Cup action, USA played home team Australia. Brenda Carter played Carol Campling at #2 singles. Carol’s ease on the fast carpet surface was evident and she prevailed in a well played match 64 62. The match of the day was that between Martha Downing of the USA and Kerry Ballard of Australia, both playing in their first year in the 60s. It was very hot and muggy for Perth. Both women had great slice backhands, good serves and all court games, but in the end Ballard prevailed 64 in the third after Downing rallied from 52 down to make Kerry serve for it. Downing thought that after the first set the wind came up a bit, but there was little to separate the two.

The remaining American teams had a day off.

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