USA Wins Alice Marble Cup & Medals in Five Cups

We won the Alice Marble Cup today 2/0 but it wasn’t easy against France. I started at #2 singles against Caroline Glazmann. It was good to have the same first name as my opponent…every time her teammate encouraged her by saying “Allez Caroline” I just pretended she was rooting for me! I won the first set 61 but got down 42 before figuring things out and winning the set 64 to put us up 1/0. Tina then played Benedict LeGrand who played a terrific match to push Tina very hard. Benedict won the first set 63. The second set was nip and tuck and featured…wait for it…12 service breaks (it is women’s 60s after all). Tina then went up 5/0 in the tiebreak; Benedict rallied to 5-5 and Tina finally won  the tiebreak  on a beautiful lob 8-6. The third set was 61 for Tina (though every game was close) and the USA successfully defended the Marble Cup.

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The USA Men’s 55 team beat Great Britain 3/0 behind the play of Mike Fedderly, Mike Tammen, Val Wilder, and Alexander Behar. The USA Men’s 50s team fell 2/0 to France. The USA Men’s 60s team lost to Australia. Chris Bennett lost at #2 singles and Danny Waldman had a very tough match with Glenn Busby. Danny was up a break twice in the third set before falling in three.The USA women’s 50s team lost two very long singles matches to France. Shelly Works lost in three sets and Fran Chandler lost in two tight sets. France completed the sweep with a three-set doubles win over Vesna McKenna/Judy Newman.

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Final USA Standings:

W50, Bueno Cup: 2nd

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W55, Connolly Cup: 3rd

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W60: Marble Cup: Champions

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M50: Perry Cup: 4th

M55: Austria Cup: 3rd

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M60: Von Cramm Cup: 2nd

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