USA won the men’s 60, Von Cramm Cup, on a long, grinding day in Neu-Ulm Germany Friday. The team had to finish a doubles match started on Thursday (suspended due to darkness) to start the day. The USA was down a set and tied at 3-3 in the second before winning the set 76 and clinching the semifinal win in three sets. On to Australia where the USA split the singles matches. Onto another deciding doubles match, also a three setter, won by the USA!
The women’s 50 beat Germany to win the Maria Bueno Cup. The team’s depth was the key to the victory, along with the fighting spirit of Debbie Nasim at #1 singles; in addition, captain Ros Nideffer varied the lineups well.
The women’s 55 were playing for bronze.
The men’s 55 lost the 3/4 playoff and finished fourth.
The USA women’s 60s team fell 2/1 to Australia, losing the deciding doubles 75 63. It was a tight match. Susan Wright sped through her match with Lyn Mortimer, winning 62 60 before Ros Balodis, AUS leveled the match with a strong 62 63 win over Diane Barker. Carolyn Nichols/Wright fell 75 63 in doubles after leading 53 in the first set.
Women’s 55 won bronze.
Tomorrow is a day off before playing the individuals.