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Day 1 Part I. - USA & Romania
by The Social Diary Columnist &
Photographer Margo Schwab
Day 1 started with Jimmy
Connors being spotted at breakfast. Conners played on
court #1 the night before. Not the first time Conners has stayed
at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club either. And not the first
time Pancho Segura, Lornie Kuhle, Rod Laver, John McEnroe,
the Bryan Brothers, Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan, Patrick McEnroe
and Dick Enberg have been there. But it was a
first for all of them to be there at the same time, as the Davis
Cup USA vs. Romania got under way.
- Skeetz and Sharon Dunn, Mona Steen with Jim McKellar, tennis
legend Ted Schroeder)
- David Delano, Darcy Smith, Derelys Delano, and Scott Smith)
- Shirley and Paul Schwab Jr., Duke and Judith Johnson, tennis
legend Pancho Segura)
- Dennis, Brian and security team person, Scott Johnston)
- Pancho Segura and Scott Johnston comparing credentials)
- pond view towards the East / Davis Cup stadium, Lisa Hill, friend,
Marilee Warfield and Rick Evans)
- Don and Maricaye Daniels, Don and Karen Cohn of Ballena Vista
- opening ceremony photos)
- First match, singles, Andrei Pavel of Romania versus Andy Roddick
of the USA)
- Gus Colachis with friends, Scott Johnston)
and Joerg Kruse, Scott Johnston with Dr. Robert Singer, Lisa Araiza
and Leslie Araiza, Leslie is expecting a baby/ future tennis player
with husband Conan)
- the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club kiosk)
- Scott Johnston with Officer Debby Freymueller, John and Kerry
Payne, guest and JoAnn Snodgrass)
(pictured here - Kiki Henry
with Jack Armstrong, Bob Kellogg, Scott Johnston with Bob Kellogg)
- Andrew with Tony, Nancy and Henry Hester, Ron Harkins)
- Andrei Pavel of Romania, winner of the first singles match against
- Andy Roddick of USA, at the press conference)
After a grand ceremony including
the U.S. Marines (they changed into uniforms in the Club Men's
bathroom), and the La Jolla Country Day School Madrigals, the
first match was up, and Andy Roddick versus Andrei Pavel
got under way.
Roddick and Pavel were point
to point, neck and neck into the 3rd set. And then things went
noticeably wrong for Roddick. Whether it was food poisoning or
unknown, Roddick later confirmed "I felt dead"... "I
puked out all of my fluids." And that he did but he gave
it his all literally, and then gracefully accepted defeat.
Winner Andrei Pavel of Romania
noted "It's about making the first point against the United
States." "The key to this match was his (Roddick's)
body," in reference to Roddick's persistent cramping during
the 4th and 5th sets in particular.
But Pavel tactically won by
incredible drop shots mixed with down the line blazers.And his
Roddick spent 2 and 1/2 hours
after the match with an IV to rebalance his depleted fluids.
Roddick commented later when
asked if it was about nerves."If it was about nerves, I'd
be puking in Wimbledon.".... "There'd be a lot of dirty
On a high note, both
players displayed respect towards the other, and demonstrable
allegiance to their team.
* Margo Schwab has
produced, written, interviewed and photographed for various media
organizations since 1989. Schwab has a B.A. degree
from Scripps College and a Masters of
Business degree from the University of San Diego.
Schwab volunteers for numerous charity organizations. She also
continues to lobby for water safety and for family violence mitigation.
Schwab is the owner and publisher of The Social Diary.
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