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Brenda Carter Blogs From Seniors Tournament In Turkey

Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011

Brenda Carter

Brenda Carter
Brenda Carter competes in Turkey. Photo: Carolyn Nicholas
What a difference a day makes. The weather today is ideal -- not a cloud in the sky, not windy and not too warm either.
We completed our tie with Sweden. Betty had won yesterday and I finished my match with a win. We didn't think the doubles would be played as the ITF is trying really hard to get everything on schedule. As it turns out, Sweden needed to play because of the standings in the group, which our team was happy to do. So Judy and Cathie played the doubles and won. The Swedish girls are delightful people.
Tonight there will be an official dinner around one of the pools. (I think there are four pools -- and that doesn't count the huge water park!) I wish you could see how they present the food at this banquet -- unbelievable fruit carvings and beautifully arranged trays!!! There will be music and some dancing too. Club AliBey also has a troupe of actors, actresses and dancers that put on a stage performance each night in an open air venue. These people do a phenomenol job and have a variety of performances.
I'm quite sure all of our teams were winners today. Some may be playing an afternoon match. In the Kitty Godfree Cup, all four seeds made it out of their round robins. Our team will play in the semifinals against Great Britain. France will play Germany. There will be some great, tough matches everywhere tomorrow!

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