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Ted Avory Cup 2019

Ted Avory Cup 2019

Berkeley, California

Result: USA win 20-16 and retain the trophy

The 2019 Ted Avory Cup was held in Berkeley, California from the 27th-30th August 2019. The bi-annual fixture between the USA and GB took place at Berkeley Tennis Club just outside of San Francisco. Both countries fielded strong teams with players from the open to the 75s age categories.

20 matches were played on day 1, with many tightly fought battles and some stand out matches being played on court number 3 in particular. First up was Michael Dawe who lost out to Paul Wulf in a thrilling match ending in 3rd set tiebreak which went to Wulf 10-6. Then came the battle of the Judy’s who fought out a 3 hour epic match with Judy Horn narrowly losing out to Judy Newman 10-7 in the 3rd set tiebreak. Henk Nijeboer, Simon Bramwell, Tash Starling, Ali Innes and Phillip Siviter all picked up great singles wins whilst we also had some brilliant doubles results. The open/30s mens doubles match was of a particularly high standard and GB got the win with a great performance from Mark Whitehouse and David Culshaw. The day ended with the US leading 11-9.

The official match dinner was held on the Wednesday evening at the Claremont Country Club. Speeches were made by both captains and honorary memberships were given out from both the US IC and the IC of GB. Erika Smith and Paul Wulf were made honorary members of the IC of GB and Amanda Elliott and Philip Siviter were made honorary members of the US IC.

On day two 16 matches were played with notable singles wins from Mark Whitehouse, Tash Starling and Henk Nijeboer, followed by some very close doubles matches where we won a couple in the 10 point tiebreaks – revenge for the previous day! Congratulations to Henk Nijeboer and Tash Starling for winning all their matches over the 2 days. The fixture ended with the US retaining the trophy by claiming victory by 20 rubbers to 16.

The IC’s of GB and the USA hosted a Special Olympics clinic on the Friday morning as part of the philanthropic movement of the IC, before visiting the Napa Valley wine district for a wine tour in the afternoon.

Many thanks to the US IC for a fantastic match and hospitality, and also to the GB team for being brilliant both on and off the court!

 

GB Team

Tash Starling, Amanda Elliott (c), Ali Innes, Claire Haslett, Karen Hunter, Susie Dart, Karen Cass, Judy Horn, Anne Clark, Mark Whitehouse, David Culshaw, Simon Bramwell, Paul Scullard, Graham Neale, Michael Dawe, Phillip Siviter, Henk Nijeboer

US Team

Julie Silverira, Shannon Gordon-Carney, Mary Beth-Williams, Judy Newman, Anne Young, Maria Smith, Lisa Cheng, April Jourdan, Makenna Thiel, Mai Ichikawa-Abel, Andre Barnes, Francesca La'O, Mylene Martin, AlisaYee, Erika Smith (c), Paul Wulf, Mike Tammen, Joshua Osswald, Tyler Browne, Joe Bachmann, Jeff Greenwald, Brent Abel, Andre Dome, Shaun Choudhury, Rick Fried, Nick Brunner, Charlie Hoeveler (c)

Results in full below.

 

DAY ONE                                                                                                        DAY TWO

USIC PLAYER

ICGB PLAYER

Scores

 

USIC PLAYER

ICGB PLAYER

Scores

Mike Tammen

Graham Neale

7-6, 6-3

 

Shaun Chaudhuri

Mark Whitehouse

6-1 7-5

Paul Wulf

Michael Dawe

7-6 2-6 10-6

 

Makenna Thiel

Tash Starling

6-1 7-5

Joshua Osswald

Simon Bramwell

3-3 30-30

 

Rick Fried

Henk Nijeboer

6-0 6-1

Tyler Browne

David Culshaw

6-0 6-0

 

Young/Newman

Horn/Cass

6-7 6-1 10-8

Julie Silveira

Susie Dart

6-3 6-2

 

Lisa Cheng

Susie Dart

6-1 6-3

Joe Bachmann

Henk Nijeboer

6-0 6-1

 

Jeff Greenwald

Simon Bramwell

6-2 6-3

Shannon Gordon-Carney

Anne Clark

6-3 6-2

 

Mike Tammen

Phillip Siviter

6-0 6-0

Jeff Greenwald

Paul Scullard

6-0 6-2

 

Nick Brunnner

David Culshaw

6-3 6-0

Brent Abel

Philip Siviter

6-2 6-4

 

Brunner/Ichikawa-Abel

Bramwell/Cass

6-0 6-4

Mary Beth Williams

Ali Innes

6-1 6-4

 

Martin/Cheng

Innes/Hunter

6-1 6-4

Browne/Brunner

Culshaw/Whitehouse

7-6(4) 6-4

 

Barnes/Gordon-Carney

Horn/Clark

7-5 1-6 11-9

Judy Newman

Judy Horn

6-7 7-6 10-7

 

Wulf/Abel

Dawe/Siviter

6-4 6-1

Abel/Abel

Dawe/Hunter

7-5 4-6 10-7

 

La'O/Browne

Elliott/Whitehouse

7-5 6-1

Ann Young

Karen Cass

6-2 6-0

 

Chaudhuri/Thiel

Culshaw/Starling

6-1 3-6 11-9

Maria Smith

Tash Starling

7-6 6-1

 

Tammen/Lipka

Neale/Scullard

4-6 6-3 10-7

Wulf/Williams

Siviter/Innes

6-4 6-3

 

Williams/Yee

Elliott/Innes

6-4 6-4

Fried/Barnes

Nijeboer/Clark

6-3 6-0

       

Tammen/Lipka

Bramwell/Scullard

7-6 7-5

       

Andre Dome

Mark Whitehouse

6-1 6-3

       

Cheng/Jourdan

Hunter/Dart

6-1 6-1

       

 

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