The Kitty Godfree Cup, Women’s 65, beat France today 2/1. I won a very long two-setter against Betty Michel at #2 singles, 75 62 (about 2.5 hours!)…Betty is tough, and gets a lot of balls back and hits a lot of winners too. I had to grind.
Susan played another perfect match against Benedict Le Grand, beating her 61 61, playing well from all parts of the court and frustrating Benedict a lot!
Carolyn Lane and Bunnie Jackson played the doubles point and the ITF shortened the format to short sets (first to 4, win by 2, basically like a match in which each set started at 2-2). Unfortunately, the score of the first set was messed up…they thought it was first to 4, win by 1 without a tiebreak. So at 3-4 they thought it was set and started a new one…which they won 4-0 and the tiebreak was long and anxious. The French won 13-11…heartbreaker. The French got a lot of balls back and moved well.
We play Australia who has a very tough team.
The Men’s 65s won 3/0 vs France; Waldman at #2, Vines at #1 and Tammen/Persons in doubles. They play defending champs Australia in the final…with Glenn Busby. Should be a great match.
The Men’s 70s beat Netherlands 2/0 behind the singles play of Lenny Wofford at #2 and Bob Barrie at #1 (playing his first cup he has won three consecutive 3-setters at #1 singles). This team is in the final despite their #1, Dave Sivertson having a bad case of tennis elbow and being unable to play, though he is on site coaching! They play France I believe in the final.
The men’s 75s beat Austria 2/0 today and play Spain in the final.
The Women’s 70 play Great Britain in the final. They beat France today.
The women’s 75 play France in the final tomorrow. They had the day off today.
USA Men’s 85 play Sweden in the final tomorrow. The had the day off today.
The USA Men’s 80s play Italy in the final. They had the day off today.
The weather so far has been perfect!