The Adult 65 & Over Women’s 8.0 Team Wins it All at the 2016 Adult 65 & Over National Invitational
Congratulations to the Gold River Racquet Club Women’s 8.0 team who won the 2016 Adult 65 & Over National Invitational. The event took place at the Surprise Tennis & Racquet Complex in Surprise, AZ, from May 5 – 7.
Under sky-high temperatures and winds, the team from Sacramento didn’t let nature distract them at all. “To synopsize our experience, we played our first match on a day when it was 107; second match the next morning, then the third at 8 p.m. that night in 40+ mph winds,” Gerry Grichuhin, the captain recalls.
But through it all, the team’s resiliency prevailed to take home the title! “The last four matches were completed in a 26 hour window. I am so proud of our team! We had a great group of women who worked together and supported each other.” The support of the NorCal tennis community was also an important factor to the team who was extremely grateful for it. “We were very impressed with players on the NorCal wild card team who cheered us on in the finals and congratulated us after. Such sportsmanship. We (the tennis community, especially as we age) are a small community and to have their support meant a lot to us.
Once again, congratulations to the team for a fantastic season and we look forward to following your team this year!