The US Team comprised of: Pat Winthrop (Capt.), Dylan Ward, Garrett Gates and Tom Pickin travelled to Melbourne for the biennial team event. Matches were played over 2 days – singles and doubles. Australia won 6-2. The results are as follows:
No 4s – Simon Carr def Tom Pickin 6/0 6/0.
No 3s – Patrick Dunne def Garrett Gates 5/6 6/5 6/4 (great match, 3 match pts to Garrett in set 2, but no easy balls for him to put away.)
No 2s Dan Williams def Dylan Ward 6/0 6/0.
No 1s Pat Winthrop def Hilton Booth 6/3 6/3
Australia leads 3 matches to 1.
3 and 4s, Dunne / Carr def Gates / Pickin 4/6 6/2 6/4.
1 and 2s, Booth / Williams def Winthrop / Ward 6/1 6/3.
2 and 4s, Williams / Carr def Ward / Pickin 6/1 6/2.
1 and 3s, Winthrop / Gates def Rosedale* / Dunne 6/0 6/5.
* Rosedale, Australia’s reserve, was substituted for Booth in the final match.
Australia wins the Clothier Cup by six matches to two.