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Diane Barker's Blog For Senior ITF in Turkey

Diane Barker travels to Antalya, Turkey to play in the Senior International World Team Championships wit her husband, Jack. Diane is playing on the U.S. Maureen Connolly Cup – Women’s 55s team.

USA Wins Maureen Connolly Cup Over Great Britain

Diane and Jack Barker

  This is championship day on the grounds. Although some of the USA teams have been eliminated from the medal rounds there are a number of USA teams playing for medals... Click to Read More

USA Beats Australia

Diane and Jack Barker

Under stormy skies the USA 55 ladies took the court against their strongest competition to date.   Susan Wright, at No. 2 singles, once again dominated her opponent with power and placement to win 6-1, 6-0.   I played No. 1 singles and took the court against Ros Balodis.... Click to Read More

Americans Defeat German Team

Diane and Jack Barker

German and U.S. teams Sunny skies with warm temperatures greet the USA and Germany 55 ladie.   Susan Wright playing No. 2 singles cruised 6-0, 6-0 She once again served big and had penetrating ground strokes,... Click to Read More

Weird Weather As USA Downs Argentina

Diane and Jack Barker

Big match in the 55 ladies USA bracket as yesterday winners are matched against each other.   USA versus Argentina Susan Wright played No. 2 singles taking the court in light rain The very wet court did nothing to stop... Click to Read More

USA Downs Spain 3-0

Diane and Jack Barker

U.S. plays Spain in Maureen Connolly Cup competition. The 55 ladies draws were completed yesterday with 16 teams being broken into four brackets USA ladies are seeded number 1 overall and placed in a bracket with Argentina, Spain,... Click to Read More

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Diane and Jack Barker

  The U.S. Maureen Connolly Cup Team: From left: Susan Wright, Diane Barker, Pat Purcell and Tina Kawalsky. All players were rested and practice courts were crowded. Was it the excitement of St. Patrick's Day or the start of... Click to Read More

On the plane

Diane and Jack Barker

Great trip. ...  Okay it was tiring as it took 24+ hours,    The hauling of four bags of which two were slightly overweight thus causing more in the carry-on and less in the suitcase.   The trip started in the "best tennis town" in America, Charleson,... Click to Read More

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