USA W50/55 & M55/60 Teams Hit a Wall; Men’s 50 Team Advances

It was a rough day for the USA Seniors teams in Umag Wednesday.

The Women’s 50/55 and Men’s 55/60 teams lost. The men’s 50 team (playing for 13th place) scored a 3/0 win over Switzerland. The Women’s 60 team had a bye.

The W50 fell 3/0 to a very strong Austrian team (former world champion Ingrid Resch was only playing doubles). Vicki Buholz lost 63 75 at #2 singles; Andrea Rice fell 63 64 at #1 and Gayle Prejean/Danielle Royston lost 64 60.

The W55 fell to a tough German team 3/0. Judy Newman (2) lost to Schapp 64 62; Jenny Klitch (1) lost to Dobusch 64 76 (soo close!) and Klitch/Newman fell 64 76 in doubles. They play for bronze next.

Photos by Denise Saiki

The M50 swept Switzerland 3/0. Sean Straley won 63 63 at #2; Curtis Dunn wore down his opponent 75 57 3/0 ret. and the Swiss defaulted the doubles.

The M55 lost to a great Spanish team 2/1. Leo Young lost at #2 63 62; Andy Stoner fell in a nail biter 16 64 76 (1); USA won the doubles 46 64 1/0(7) (Ken White/Young).

Austria beat the M60s 2/1. Mike Fedderly (2) lost to Pansy 36 63 64; Bill Miss played Maldone and lost 62 63; Stu Saiki/Mike Tammen won the doubles point 62 62

Photos by Denise Saiki