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RadioTennis.com to Provide Live Audio Play-by-Play of Friday’s Matches


It will be a big day on Friday at the USTA National Women’s Senior 50-90 Hard Court Tennis Championships as singles finals in three age divisions highlight the day’s schedule of matches at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club.


On Thursday morning, four-time defending 50 and over champion Ros Nideffer of San Diego (Rancho Bernardo) advanced to Friday’s championship match after she eliminated third-seeded Shelly Works of San Antonio 6-1, 6-1. After dropping her serve at love in the first game of the opening set, Nideffer settled down and won 12 of the next 13 games to close out the match in 67 minutes.


The 57-year-old Nideffer, a former WTA touring professional who was ranked as high as No. 15 in the world, will face second-seeded Andrea Rice of Bethesda, Md., for the 50 and over singles title at 10 a.m. on Friday on Court No. 1.


In their most recent head-to-head meeting in senior competition, Nideffer and Rice played in the semifinals of the ITF Seniors World Individual Championships on clay in Miami Beach, Fla., last November. Nideffer pulled out a spectacular come-from-behind 4-6, 6-1, 7-5 victory.


“It’s exciting. That’s why I play the tournament. I wanted to be in the final and see what I can do. I would love to win it. Obviously, Andrea is a very tough opponent. I think she had match points on me (in Florida) and I managed to pull it out.”


The 60 and over singles final will pit top-seeded Susan Wright of Grand Junction, Colo., against fifth-seeded Shannon Gordon-Carney of Saint Louis. The match will begin not before 11:30 a.m.


In the 70 and over singles final, Brenda Carter, the top-seed from Charleston, S.C., will meet second-seeded Molly Hahn of Belmont, Mass., for the championship, which is scheduled for not before 1 p.m.


All tournament matches played on Court No. 1 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club are available on live streaming at: https://www.ipcamlive.com/ljbtc


Fans can tune-in to RadioTennis.com on Friday, May 11 at 10:15 a.m. to listen to live audio play-by-play of the day’s matches on Court No. 1. Tennis broadcaster Ken Thomas will provide the live web cast commentary at https://radiotennis.com/.


The top female tennis competitors (ages 50 to 90+) from across the United States are competing for USTA gold balls, which are awarded to national champions. Events in the national tennis tournament include singles and doubles in the 50, 60, 70, 80 and 90 & over age divisions.


For complete scores and results in each age division, please go to the following link:



Matches are scheduled to start on Friday, May 11 at 8 a.m., and on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at 9 a.m. (all time PDT).


Tennis enthusiasts are welcome to view the tournament at The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, which will offer free admission to spectators for the entire event. Tournament attendees and spectators may also dine on-site at the Club’s Snack Bar and Club Dining restaurant during the tournament. On-site parking is available for $10 per day.


The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club started each of these events and has hosted them since inception. Designated one of the Top 50 Tennis Resorts in the world by Tennis Resorts Online, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club’s reputation as a top tennis destination started in 1942 when it attracted its first major tournament, the Pacific Coast Men’s Doubles Championship.


About the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. – The La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is a fourth-generation, family-owned and operated company dedicated to the operation of a 14-acre beachside resort. The resort includes three properties, including the exclusive La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, the 128-room La Jolla Shores Hotel and the award-winning Marine Room restaurant. Resort amenities include 14 championship tennis courts, a nine-hole Par-3 golf course, two swimming pools, two additional oceanfront restaurants and cocktail lounges, and one of Southern California’s only private beaches. For more information visit LJBTC.com.


USTA National Women’s Senior 50-90 Hard Court Tennis Championships

La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club

La Jolla, Calif.

Thursday’s Results


Women’s 50 Singles – Semifinals

Ros Nideffer (1), San Diego, def. Shelly Works (3), San Antonio, 6-1, 6-1

Andrea Rice (2), Bethesda, Md., def. Michele Saunders, Solvang, Calif., 6-1, 6-1


Women’s 60 Singles – Semifinals

Susan Wright (1), Grand Junction, Colo., def. Leslie Airola-Murveit (3), Portola Valley, Calif., 6-0, 6-0

Shannon Gordon-Carney (5), Saint Louis, def. Tracey Thompson (2), San Diego, 7-5, 6-1


Women’s 70 Singles – Semifinals

Brenda Carter (1), Charleston, S.C., def. Brenda Winstead (5), Suffolk, Va., 6-3, 6-3

Molly Hahn (2), Belmont, Mass., def. Betty Wachob (3), Panama City, Fla., 7-5, 7-5


Women’s 80 Singles – Quarterfinals

Roz King (1), San Diego, def. Lola O’Sullivan (5), Flushing, N.Y., 6-3, 6-0

Dorothy Wasser (5), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., def. Carol Wood (4), Rockville, Md., withdrew (injury)

Dori Devries (2), Reno, Nev., def. Lyn Tietz (5), Oak Brook, Ill., 6-2, 6-2

Burnette Herrick (3), Tarboro, N.C., def. Dorothy Matthiessen (5), Pasadena, Calif., 5-7, 4-3 Ret.


Women’s 90 Singles – Round-Robin

Doris Lutz, Sarasota, Fla., def. Elizabeth Harrison, Mukilteo, Wash., 6-1, 6-0

Rita Price, Aurora, Colo., def. Janet Hubbard, Huntington Beach, Calif., 6-1, 6-0

Rita Price, Aurora, Colo., def. Elizabeth Harrison, Mukilteo, Wash., walkover (injury)


For complete scores and results, go to:


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