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Brenda Carter Blogs From Seniors Tournament In Turkey

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Brenda Carter

The ITF World Individual Championships came to a close late today (Saturday). It’s been a glorious week of fabulous tennis and good weather since Tuesday. The weather was a bit scary early in the week and AliBey even experienced a small tornado off of the sea. There was a little damage near the beach, but thankfully no one was injured.
All finals were played today and the USA made a great showing on the awards stand. Just briefly, out of the 22 finals played, USA won 8 golds.
USTA Southern players fared well. Hugh Thomson (GA) and Jimmy Parker (NM) won gold the 65s men’s doubles, Brenda Carter (SC) and Heide Orth (GER) won gold in the 65s women’s doubles, Lester Sack (LA) won silver in the 75s men’s singles and Burnett Herrick (NC) won silver in the 75s women’s singles and doubles.
I was the seventh seed and made it to the quarterfinals of the singles (65s) and lost to my doubles partner, who was the #3 seed. The winner was the #1 seed from France.
After one last shared AliBey banquet tonight, everyone is now looking forward to getting back to their homes. Thanks for caring and allowing me to share our adventures with you.

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