USA Wins Britannia Cup in Perth

USA won the deciding doubles match behind the strong play of Dick Johnson and Ken Robinson to regain the Britannia Cup at Alexander Park. The women’s 65 (Kitty Godfree) and 70 (Althea Gibson) Cups placed third.

The Crawford Cup team also placed third, beating Norway 2-1. Bob Quall won at #2 singles; Fred Farzanegan lost 64 in the third and Duesler/Sarantos played another excellent match to clinch the bronze.

USA fell 2-1 to Spain in the Von Cramm Cup, splitting the singles before Neely/Cheney lost 64 64 in the deciding doubles match against Spain. The top Spanish player was so good that some of the onlookers took to calling him the "magician"…he was amazing and the Spaniards made very few unforced errors.

The USA lost 2-1 in the Mulloy Cup with Tony Franco/Dick Emmert winning the nondeciding doubles match.
Click here to read about Friday’s play.

Click here to go to the ITF Seniors website where an article on Saturday’s play and continued coverage of the play next week will be posted.

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