Gengler Cup 2011
Date:  Jun 04, 2011 - Jun 05, 2011
Location:  Toronto, Canada
Venue:  Donalda Club
Photos:  USIC photo gallery
USIC Captain Information
Captain:Louise Gengler
Recap

Team USA arrived Friday afternoon to picture perfect weather in Toronto. Our team of 7 came in from Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland, New York, Baltimore and Washington DC. Enjoying a lunch in Toronto we then gathering at the beautiful Donalda Club for a practice on their clay courts. The team greeted old friends and teammates and welcomed some new faces. As always Canadian captain Pam Olley was on hand to set us up with courts and to house some of our players. With a few good sets under our belts we returned to the hotel before getting together at Kelsey's for our pre match team dinner and good cheers.

The weekend began with thunder and lighting and indoor play at the Queens Club, but by mid afternoon Saturday we were outside at Donalda and finished our competition there through a clear and sunny Sunday. The tennis was strong; the competition was fierce but friendly; and the Canadians fielded a team determined to avenge their home loss of two years ago. With valiant fight, team USA could not pull out the wins. Losing three of four tie breaker on Sunday, it was Canada who sailed though to win the Gengler Cup for 2011. Despite the loss, we loved the serious but friendly competition with our IC Canada friends and rivals, and the opportunity to represent the USA. The team play and team support in IC competition is unique. Our shared ideals of sportsmanship, strong play and friendships grown and maintained make this IC event a wonderful weekend for all.

Many thanks and congratulations to our gracious hosts of IC of Canada.

Team USA:

Louise Gengler, Captain

Frances Dickenson

Irene Graham

Akiko Tohmatsu

Grace Woo

Jeanne Gengler Swiacki

Pat Delaney

Results


Results of the IC Match Played between Canada and the US June 4/5 2011

SATURDAY MATCHES

Played at Queens Club

1. Erin Boynton & Kathy Mueller (CAN) def. Irene Graham & Akiko Tohmatsu (USA) 6-1, 6-2
2. Anke Magnus & Susanna Sekely (CAN) def. Grace Woo & Frances Dickenson (USA) 6-3, 6-2
3. Kathy Mueller & Pam Olley (CAN) def. Jeannie Gengler Swiacki & Pat Delaney (USA) 6-2, 7-5
4. Hani Ayoub & Akiko Tohmatsu (USA) def. Rick Howell & Diane Howarth (CAN)

At Donalda Club

5. Fiona McKenzie & Sue Rosenthal (CAN) def. Grace Woo & Frances Dickenson (USA) 6-3.6-4
6. Susanna Sekely & Cathy Litton (CAN) def. Louise Gengler Thomas & Jeannie Gengler Swiacki (USA) 6-1,1-6, (7-5)
7. Pam Olley & Dale Kozicz (CAN) def. Irene Graham & Pat Delaney 6-3, 6-4

SUNDAY MATCHES

8. Sue Smylie (CAN) def. Grace Woo (USA) 8-7
9. Louise Gengler Thomas & Jeannie Gengler Swiacki (USA) def. Dale Kozicz & Sue Rosenthal (CAN) 8-7
10. Anke Magnus & Pam Olley (CAN) def. Frances Dickenson & Irene Graham (USA) 8-7
11. Sheila Cunningham & Jane Bedard (CAN) def. Pat Delaney & Akiko Tohmatsu (USA) 8-4
12. Louise Gengler Thomas & Akiko Tohmatsu (USA ) def. Sue Smylie & Sheila Cunningham (CAN) 8-3
13. Dale Kozicz & Jane Bedard (CAN) def. Pat Delaney & Dickenson/Olley 8-3


Canada wins 10 matches to 3 to retain the Gengler Trophy.

 

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