TOP SEEDS NIDEFFER AND KARWASKY ADVANCE TO QUARTERFINALS
AT USTA NATIONAL WOMEN’S 50-90 HARD COURT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Wednesday’s Action to Begin at 8 a.m. (PDT) at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club
La Jolla, Calif. – (May 9, 2017) – Ros Nideffer, the top seed in the 50 and over division, and Tina Karwasky, the top seed in the 60 and over division, played near flawless tennis as they easily advanced to the quarterfinals of the USTA National Women’s 50-90 Hard Court Championships on Tuesday at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.
Nideffer, a two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist, is attempting to win the 50s singles title for the fourth consecutive year. In her second-round match, she blanked unseeded Sheila Walker of Washington D.C., 6-0, 6-0. Nideffer, a 56-year-old San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) resident, will play fifth-seeded Andrea Rice of Bethesda, Md., in Wednesday’s quarterfinals at 9:30 a.m.
Following her professional tennis career, Nideffer continues to enjoy playing tennis at the senior level. The game also helps her stay motivated. “I love to play tennis and I love the challenge of it. Now that I’m on the older end of it (my career) it’s more of a challenge. The players are younger and that motivates me,” she said.
“It’s a way for me to stay in shape and stay fit and healthy. If I have a tournament to play, I’m motivated to exercise and practice,” Nideffer added. “Tennis is a fun way to stay in shape. It’s a lot easier to play tennis than it is running on a treadmill.”
Karwasky of Glendale, Calif., is the five-time defending singles champion in the 60 and over singles division. The 64-year-old looked impressive in her second-round match as she led from start to finish in eliminating San Diego’s Yoko Anderson 6-0, 6-0. Karwasky will face fifth-seeded Andrea Barnes of Palo Alto, Calif., in quarterfinal action at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.
In the 70 and over singles draw, top-seeded Brenda Carter of Charleston, S.C., got past unseeded Carmen Almodovar of Bellevue, Wash., 6-1, 6-3 to advance to the quarterfinals where she will meet fifth-seeded Mary Alice Pisani of Reno, Nev., on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
For complete results and updated tournament draws for each division, please go to:
This week’s USTA Women’s 50-90 Hard Court Championships feature singles and doubles competition in the 50 and over, 60 and over, 70 and over, 80 and over, and 90 and over age divisions. The tournament, which concludes on Sunday, May 14, has attracted the top senior players from across the United States in each age group.