Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Grass Court Quarterfinals Disrupted by Rain Wednesday, Will Resume Thursday

©Colette Lewis 2010--
Philadelphia, PA--

If any of the players at the ITF Grass Courts at the Philadelphia Cricket Club are hoping to compete someday at Wimbledon, they were presented with a valuable preview of the weather disruptions they're likely to encounter Wednesday.

Sprinkles that began around 9 a.m. stopped long enough to allow a few games to be played before one three-minute disruption, followed by another resumption long enough to require a warm-up, then a final suspension around 11:20 a.m., when the rain began to fall steadily.

With radar showing no breaks for the remainder of the day, all eight matches, most of which were in the middle of the first set, will resume on Thursday at 11 a.m., with the doubles semifinals to follow.

The above photo shows Brooke Austin after a slip on the grass. Although this may have been related to moisture, we've seen plenty of other tumbles, even during the two sunny days that began the week.

For complete draws, see the TennisLink site.

With my unexpected free time this afternoon, I hope to finish my NCAA Team Championship slideshow and get it posted this evening.