In the Women’s 50s singles final, scheduled for 10 a.m., top-seed and defending champion Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) will face second-seeded Frances Chandler of Jackson, Tenn.
The 54-year-old Nideffer, a former touring tennis professional, is a two-time Wimbledon singles quarterfinalist and was once ranked as high as No. 15 in the world.
The complete schedule of singles finals is as follows:
Women’s 50 Singles
Ros Nideffer (1), San Diego, vs. Frances Chandler (2), Jackson, Tenn.
Women’s 60 Singles
Tina Karwasky (1), Glendale, Calif., vs. Carolyn Nichols (2), Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.
Women’s 70 Singles
Betty Wachob (1), Panama City, Fla., vs. Catherine Anderson (2), Del Mar, Calif.
Women’s 80 Singles
Burnett Herrick (1), Tarboro, N.C., vs. Dorothy Matthiessen (2), Pasadena, Calif.
Women’s 90 Singles
Round Robin (final match)
Catherine Hall, Newport Beach, Calif., vs. Helene Salvetat, Hossegor, France
Sunday’s tournament schedule will feature women’s consolation finals.
For complete scores and results, as well as updated draws, please go to the following link: http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=153474#&&s=0
La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club welcomes tennis enthusiasts to view the tournament with free admission. On-site parking is available for a nominal fee.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s 43rd Annual Spring Senior Championships for men is also being played this week in conjunction with the women’s events. Although the men’s events are not national championships, they feature many senior players who regularly compete in national tournaments.
The men’s events include singles and doubles for 60 and over, 65 and over, 70 and over, 75 and over, 80 and over, and 85 and over age groups. Total participation for both the men’s and women’s tournaments is expected to be 300-plus players.
The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club began each of these events in the late 1980s and has hosted them each year since then. Designated one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship.
By Fred Sidhu