It was a successful trip to Florida for Canadian super seniors Muffie Grieve and co. After winning the bronze medal with the women’s over 80 team at the ITF Super Seniors World Championships, Grieve followed up that performance with an even sweeter result this past weekend. Gold.
However it was in bittersweet fashion that Grieve captured the individual medal in the women’s over-85 division of the Individiual World Championships. On Friday, she beat out Team Canada teammate and friend Rosemarie Asch 6-4, 7-6(4) in the championship round.
Silver wasn’t the only medal Asch added to her collection that day. She also won the gold medal in women’s over-85 doubles category alongside Australian Margaret Fisher.
Other notable Canadian results included a silver medal for Canadian Joyce Cutts in the over-85 mixed doubles event. Cutts, partnering with Great Britain’s Gordon Oates fell to the Australian No. 2 seeds Margaret Fisher and Max Byrne 5-7, 6-2, 10-7.
Keith Porter also captured silver in the over-65 mixed doubles event. Porter and New Zealand’s Sandra Tritt were the No. 6 seeds but ultimately fell to No. 2 seeded team of Adrienne Avis and Bruno Renoult 6-1, 6-3 in the final. No. 5 seed Inge Weber won the bronze medal of the women’s over-80 division.
Ken Dahl’s run to the men’s over-70 semifinal. Dahl was unfortunately forced to retire mid-match against eventual champion Jorge Camina Borda of Spain.
The ITF Super Seniors Individual World Championships ran from October 14-21 in Orlando, Florida. For full results, complete draws and scores please visit the official ITF website.