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The Winner at Wobbledown
Top tennis pros serve for the title in the 2003 tournament.
June 30, 2003
From the introduction, eight players reached the quarterfinals, four won to meet in the semifinals, and two then played for the championship. Matches were best 2-out-of-3 sets. By clue 11, Heather lost a total of four sets during the last three rounds; the only way this is possible is that Heather lost a set in each of the quarter- and semifinals and then lost two sets in the final. So, Heather is 2003 Wobbledown runner-up. By clue 3, Faith lost a semifinal match 6-4, 6-3; she couldn't have played Heather in the semifinals, since Heather had to lose a set in that round (clue 11), so Faith lost the other semifinal than the one Heather won. By clue 11, Miss Gonzales lost three matches during the three rounds, so she had to reach either the finals or semifinals. If she had reached the finals, she would have defeated Heather (11) there and would have beaten Faith in the semis, losing one set in each of her three matches; however, Faith didn't win a set in the semifinals (3), so this cannot work. Miss Gonzales lost in the semifinals; and since she isn't Faith (7), she lost to Heather. By clue 11, Miss Gonzales also lost a set in her quarterfinal victory. By clue 2. Erica defeated Miss Wade 6-2, 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Erica isn't Miss Gonzales, who lost a quarterfinal set, so she won the fourth quarterfinal match to the three won by Faith (3), Heather, and Miss Gonzales. Erica also must have defeated Faith in the semifinals and Heather in the finals. By clue 5, Miss Trabert lost her last match 6-3, 6-0, not in the finals; so she isn't Heather, nor is she Faith (3). Miss Trabert also couldn't have lost to Heather or Miss Gonzales in the quarterfinals, since they both lost a set in that round. Miss Trabert lost to Faith in the quarterfinals. Heather isn't Evert (8). By clue 4, then, since Erica upended Faith 6-4, 6-3 in the semifinals, Erica Evert defeated Heather Riggs 6-4, 6-7, 6-2 for the title. Since Beth stopped Miss King in one match (6), Beth must be Miss Gonzales; and her win over Miss King came in the quarterfinals. Debbie lost in the quarterfinals, then, but she did win a set 6-0 (1), so she played either Heather or Beth. Since she isn't Miss King (1), she played Heather. By clue 7, Faith is Connelly and Debbie Connors. Alicia is Miss Trabert (9), while Jenny is King and Cheryl Wade (10). Summarizing, the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals of this year's Wobbledown Women's Tennis Championship had these results:

  • Quarterfinals: Erica Evert def. Cheryl Wade, Faith Connelly def. Alicia Trabert, Heather Riggs def. Debbie Connors, Beth Gonzales def. Jenny King
  • Semifinals: Erica Evert def. Faith Connelly, Heather Riggs def. Beth Gonzales
  • Final: Erica Evert def. Heather Riggs

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