April 23rd, 2014
USA Connolly Cup Advances Over Turkey; ITF Seniors Results
USA Connolly Cup team blanked Turkey today at BallenIsles, winning each match 60 60. Diane Barker played #1 singles, Susan Wright played #2 singles and Carolyn Nichols/Tina Karwasky played the doubles. After the match we had some doubles practice which was fun.
The day started early because I hit from 7-8:30 with my doubles partner for next week, Pam Cooke. We warmed up at 10:50-11:10 and started play about 11:30. We played on Court 15, a middle court in the back, but tomorrow, against the Netherlands we play on Center Court.
The USA men playing at BallenIsles had a tough match against Finland but won both singles. At #2 singles, Willie Quest won the first set and rallied from 2-5 down in the second to win it 7-5. He was really fired up to win it for the USA. Guillaume Gauthier clinched the tie for the USA.
Other USA results:
Lenglen Cup: USA d. Sweden 3/0. They have a tough match tomorrow with Germany, who has last year’s world #1 at #2 singles.
Young Cup: USA d. Sweden 3/0. USA won both singles easily but had a tussle in the doubles, winning in three. Florida’s Vesna McKenna paired with Julie Cass to win the doubles point.
Margaret Court Cup: USA d. Turkey 3/0 (lost 5 games). They play Netherlands tomorrow. Florida’s Jenny Klitch played #2 singles, making her Cup debut and won 61 61.
Maria Bueno Cup: USA d. Canada 3/0 and play Mexico tomorrow.
Italia Cup: USA beat Australia 3/0 and play Turkey tomorrow. Boca Raton’s Michael Halperin won the #1 singles point 62 63.
Dubler Cup: USA beat Russia 3/0. Florida’s Mario Tabares played the doubles point and won 61 60.
Fred Perry Cup: USA beat Canada 3/0.
Austria Cup: USA beat Finland 3/0.