No Serena… No Djokovic No Parker… No Drilling/Kileff

Ted Underwood and Swanny
Ted Underwood and Swanny
Some upsets at the Australian open and some in Naples.

Jimmy Parker

World-ranked and seeded #1, he was coasting vs. all competition at this week’s Florida Super Senior Grand Prix tournament; and was leading Bill Simonton 6-0, 3-1, when he pulled a calf muscle and pulled out.

Fred Drilling and Clive Kileff

The #1 seeded 70s doubles team found themselves in one of those match-deciding ten point tiebreakers today vs. the veteran team of John Swan and Ted Underwood (who won four out of six New England tournaments this summer).

While Fred is usually able to “raise his game” at critical times (like he did last week vs. Tom/me and Kinyon/Long), he was unable to do it against the solid Underwood and unorthodox Swanny. And they lost in the quarters.

My Matches

My quarter finals singles match was vs. #3 Don Long. Going into the match I knew that he was one of the group of top players in the country … and to beat him, I would have to play great and get him on an off day.

Well, I played well; but as Don said after the match, he hadn’t played that well in over a year (since he beat me in Sarasota)! Just my luck. I should have brought the cream cheese and lox.

Our afternoon doubles quarter finals was vs. the solid team of Bob McAfee and Don McGoldrick. With Tom McCune as my partner, I should have changed MY name to “McWachtel”!

Tom and I played pressure doubles and took the first set 6-1. We had a lapse of a couple of games and found ourselves down 0-2; but righted the ship for 2-2, 3-3, and 4-4. We were able to break them and I served out the match in four quick points.

Tomorrow in the doubles semi’s, we face Kinyon and Long.

Other Results

Men’s 60 Singles
16 (2) Carsten Svantesson d. David Northey 6-1; 6-1
16 (5) Saeed Nowrasteh d. Wieslaw Pedrycz 6-2; 6-0
16 Al Giuffrida d. (4) Robert Graham Wd (pc)
16 (5) Richie Bustamante d. Eugenio Spano 6-1; 6-2
16 Armor Persons d. (5) Willy Hoffmann 6-4; 6-1
16 (3) Stephen Shortridge d. John Adam 6-3; 6-0
16 Richard Pearce d. (5) Harold Harder 7-6(3)); 4-6; 6-2
16 (1) Fred Robinson d. George Dalphon 6-1; 6-0

Men’s 65 Singles
Q (2) Mike Dahm d. (5) Dennis Posteraro 7-5; 6-2
Q (5) John Welch d. (4) Larry Albritton 6-4; 6-3
Q Mark Anderson d. (3) Robert Wilkie 7-5; 6-4
Q (1) Larry Turville d. (5) Brant Bailey 6-0; 6-0

Men’s 70 Singles
Q (2) Fred Drilling d. (5) John Tibbits Wd (pc)
Q (3) Donald Long d. (5) George Wachtel 6-0; 6-0
Q (4) Evert Jonsson d. (9) Gary Wilson 6-2; 6-3
Q (5) William Simonton d. (1) Jimmy Parker 0-6; 1-3Ret (inj)

Men’s 75 Singles
Q (5) Guido Weber d. (2) James Curry 6-2; 6-4
Q (4) James Rauch d. (5) Santiago Benites 6-3; 6-1
Q (3) Kaz Saito d. William Robertson 6-0; 6-1
Q (1) Jerald Hayes d. Leon Kennedy 6-3; 6-4

Men’s 80 Singles
SF (2) Monson Douglas d. Kevin Morrissey 6-4; 6-3
SF (1) Gordon Hammes d. Michael Claffey 6-0; 6-1
Consolation:
CQ Jack Lease d. Guy Chance 6-1; 6-7; 10-4

Men’s 60 Doubles
Q (2) Dalphon/Wilkie d. Guffey/King 6-2; 6-2
Q Hoffmann/Peters d. Harbold/Spahn 6-2; 6-3
Q Spano/Turner d. Connelly/Goldblatt 4-6; 6-4; 11-9

Men’s 65 Doubles
Q (2) Gonzales/McAleer d. Keenan/Wright 6-4; 4-6; 12-10
Q (3) Moore/Schultz d. Nelson/Wendell 6-3; 6-2
Q Morton/Weiss d. (4) Berry/Dahm 6-4; 6-3
Q Fournier/Kimball d. (1) Albritton/Bova 6-0; 6-0

Men’s 70 Doubles
Q (2) Kinyon/Long d. Butterfield/Fenster 7-5; 6-2
Q (3) McCune/Wachtel d. McAfee/McGoldrick 6-1; 6-4
Q (4) Engelhard/Hull d. Davie/Valentine 6-2; 6-3
Q Swan/Underwood d. (1) Drilling/Kileff 7-6; 2-6; 10-3

Men’s 75 Doubles
Q Benites/Weber d. (2) Hayes/Rauch 1-6; 6-3; 6-3
Q (3) Curry/Kennedy d. Pederson/Poindexter 7-5; 6-2
Q (4) Mathias/Poist d. Bazemore/Prusinowski 6-3; 6-1
Q (1) Davie/Dilworth d. Saito/Seputa 7-5; 4-6; 10-5

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