Team USA vs. Australia in ITF Finals in Croatia

Tina Karwasky played 1S, Wendy McColskey played 2S, and my partner Vicky McEvoy and I played doubles yesterday for the USA team against the British team at the ITF World Championships in the Kitty Godfree division. We won all positions in two well-fought sets, which sends us to the finals against Australia on Friday. Today,…

World Championships in Umag, Croatia

My Women’s 65 Division team (myself, Vicky McEvoy, Tina Karwasky,¬† and Wendy McColskey) beat Canada 3-0 on our first day of the Super-Senior World Championships in Croatia. On Tuesday, we play Sweden¬†(click here to open a new window to see match result stats on the ITF website). I embarked on this competition journey over a…

Retirement?!

Ryan Bamford, the UMASS Athletic Director, gave me a rocking chair upon retiring as the tennis coach for 25 years and then quipped that he doubted I would use it. Seems he was right! Since the unexpectedly dramatic finish to the 2016-2017 Women’s Tennis season (I’ll share more about that another time), my retirement has…