Higgins, Kyrinis to meet in U.S. Women's Senior Am final


DEAL, N.J. - Joan Higgins and Canada's Judith Kyrinis advanced to the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur final, winning two matches Wednesday at Hollywood Golf Club.

The 58-year-old Higgins, a former University of Wisconsin tennis player who lives in Glendora, California, beat Kareen Markle of Meridian, Idaho, 2 and 1. The 50-year-old Kyrinis, a registered nurse in Toronto, beat 2011 winner Terri Frohnmayer of Salem, Oregon, 3 and 2.

In the morning quarterfinals, Higgins beat Canada's Helene Chartrand 1 up; Kyrinis topped Mexico's Mina Hardin 3 and 2; Markle routed Susan West of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 7 and 6; and Frohnmayer edged Kim Eaton of Tempe, Arizona, 2 and 1.