Stars of the hard court

Lake Placid resident Linda Friedlander (second from left) is joined by teammates, from left, Ingrid Rehwinkel of Red Bank, New Jersey, Sue Kossowski of Hartsdale, and captain Lola O’Sullivan of Flushing, during the National Intersectionals tennis tournament at the Phoenix Tennis Center in Arizona. The team represented the eastern region and came in fourth place in the 80s hard court division, trailing only Southern California, Texas and Southern States. The competition is played annually in November in various states and alternates between hard and clay surfaces. “Although my contemporaries complained about the cold, I could not have been happier with temperatures in the 60s and low 70s,” Friedlander said. “It was also a treat to reconnect with good, but geographically remote, friends I have competed with since I started playing Nationals at 50.” (Photo provided)