Wednesday Update

Belek: The women’s 50s had the day off. The 60s play in the quarterfinals tomorrow against Sweden. The 55s beat Germany. Both Tina Karwasky and Mary Ginnard went 3 sets in their singles but both won, Mary beat Dagmar Hellwagen and Tina beat Suzanne Schweda. Both are tough players. Mary said that Dagmar played unbelievably for the 2nd set, while Susanne played a great first set after going down 41. Kerry Young/Martha Downing won the doubles.

The men’s 50s and 70s both won today to advance, the 50s to the semis against Germany and the 70s to the quarters. The men’s 60s however lost to Netherlands in an upset. Bob Litwin played singles #2 and Brian Cheney #1.

Manavgat: I went over to Manavgat yesterday and watched some tennis there today. The men’s 80s team won, Clem Hopp was a straight set winner and Graydon Nichols won in 3 sets 60 57 61, against Germany. Jason Morton/Tony Franco won the doubles point. The men’s 75s were off. The men’s 40s won. Andy Lake was in a dogfight at #1 singles in the 35s when I left, but Willie Dann had won the #2 singles point. Update on the men’s 35s: Andy lost in three sets and Andy/Willie lost the singles.  The men’s 45s were still winning. The men’s 55s won, Tom Smith playing #2 and Phil Landauer #1, vs Gr. Britain. the women’s 35s, 45s, 70s, 75s all were off today, but the 65s were winning easily. The 40s lost to Austria, as expected. Robin Keener played well at #2 singles but lost and Renata played Zelinka and strained her calf, but did manage to finish.

So the US is in the knockout round in 16 of 19 Cups.

There was a huge thunderstorm at Manavgat and also I heard at Belek, very dramatic lightening.

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