Four of the six USA teams were in action today in Umag, Croatia (the men’s 35 & 45 teams had byes today). The first three days of this competition consist of round robin play.
All results: Young Senior. Cup Results
The USA Lenglen Cup team beat Slovenia 2/1. Kaysie Smashey made a smashing debut in international play, winning at #2 singles, then combining with Nancy Hilliard to win the deciding doubles match (after USA #1 Katerina Stanford fell at #1 singles). Hilliard/Smashey won 63 63 to clinch the win. Via Facebook, there was a 3.5 hour rain delay before the match started.
The USA Young Cup team (W40) lost only two games total in beating Turkey 3/0. Simona Bruetting at #2 and Jennifer Dawson at #1 both won 60 60; Trish Riddel/Mercedes Michel (making her Cup debut) won 62 60.
The USA Margaret Court Cup team beat Switzerland 3/0; Jolene Watanabe and Julie Cass won the singles points at #2 and #1 singles respectively; Alissa Finerman/Debbie Spence Nasim took the doubles point. They play Uruguay tomorrow and have Wednesday off. USA is seeded #2 in this Cup.
The USA Dubler Cup team had a tough match against Canada, which was led by Taras Beyko, a former world champion. Ricardo Mena lost at #1 singles to Beyko and was hurt during the match. Eoin Collins, also a former world champion (2014) , playing #2 singles won easily to give the USA a lead before Mena lost. Collins/Willie Dann clinched the tie with a three set doubles win. USA is seeded #4 in this Cup.