New England Wins Fourth Consecutive Addie Cup
By Lee Delfausse and Sheila Weinstock
New England, led by captain, Molly Hahn, captured its fourth consecutive Addie Cup trophy, and fifth title overall in the 30 years of Addie Cup competition, hosted by the Eastern section at the Westchester Country Club on May 22.
Beating the Eastern Section 12 Ė 7 in the finals, New Englandís team consisted of 22 women from four New England states. The Eastern Section fielded the strongest team they have ever had; however, the New England players rose to the occasion on Easternís home turf.
Captain, Molly Hahn, attributed the New England win to her playersí love of tennis, their motivation by a challenge, the enjoyment of each other, their support for each other and their realization that their effort is as important to the team members as to whether they win or lose.
The highlights of the 40ís team were the wins by Kristin Fusco and Katrina Driscoll Greenman in singles and together in doubles, as well as the pure grit shown by Aileen Eleey, Elaine Cossebaum and Michelle Wright. Easternís 40ís players alone included a top doubles team that played together at Princeton, a former number 1 from Yale, plus an unbelievably strong unknown player at number one.
Our 50ís included Trisha Judge who beat a highly tauted Russian phenom at the top spot , as well as Ann Knoblock, Jean Osachuk, Sue Bushman and Norma Taylor.
The 60ís composed of Molly Hahn, Judy Dixon, Lee Delfausse, Vicki McEvoy and Sheila Weinstock won five out of their six matches dominating that age division.
Despite a terrific effort by our 70ís, the Eastern teamís nationally ranked players proved insurmountable. The 70ís included Dorcas Miller, Jesse von Hippel, and Sue Doyle. Included as part of the New England team were assistant Sabine Schwarzer, trainer Bernadette Lehmann plus Ann Murphy and Justine Butler who not only added a sense of history to this thirtieth Addie Cup, but supplied excellent coaching.
The 2010 NE Addie Cup Team