The draws are dwindling at the 36th ITF Super Seniors World Individual Championships, as action begins to conclude in Umag, Croatia and a trio of Canadians are well within reach of taking home gold.
Vancouver’s Kenneth Dahl defeated American top seed Richard Johnson 6-1, 6-1 in Friday’s men’s over-70 semifinals. Dahl will battle for gold against No. 3 seed Petr Kolacek of Switzerland.
Fellow Canadian Inge Weber is also through to the championship match. Weber breezed by No. 6 seed Alma Acourt of Great Britain 6-2, 6-0 to secure her spot in the final of the women’s over-80 singles division. On Saturday, she meets Australia’s Helen Ferris to play for first place.
In women’s over-80 doubles, Canada’s Rosemarie Asch and Australian partner Margaret Fisher fell to No. 4 seeds Sally Beeley and Mary Durrans in the semifinals.
Asch still is in contention for gold in two other events, however. She plays versus Fisher for the singles title of the women’s over-85 draw on Saturday. Then Asch teams up with compatriot Lorne Main in the final of the mixed over-85 draw. The Canadian duo take on No. 2 seeds Erzsebet Szentirmay of Hungary and Angel Sala of Italy.
For all of the complete draws and results from the 2016 ITF Super Seniors World Individual Championships, please visit itftennis.com/seniors.