Women’s 70, Althea Gibson Team Reaches Final in Umag

Benda Carter reports from Umag:

Judy, Liane, Toni and I are very happy!  We played Australia (#3 seed) today and were thrilled to come away with the victory.  The script is very similar to the team play against Germany on Monday.  Judy started the day with a solid two set win over Australia’s #2 player. Toni met up with Australia’s #1 player, who, I believe, holds the number one ITF ranking for 70s women.  Even though Toni played a strong match, she lost in straight sets.  So, the tie would be decided by the doubles match.  Since Liane and Judy had already pulled off a “must win” match on Monday,  it was decided they were our best bet — and they did it!!

They won the match in two close sets — and the tennis was fantastic!  

We will attend a big tournament banquet tonight and will have the day off tomorrow.  We will play the finals on Friday against Great Britain (#4 seed), who upset France (#1 seed) today.  We are thrilled to be representing you, the USTA and the USA as we compete. 

I’m attaching a photo of both teams and a photo of our team following the win!

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