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Davis Cup - Part III

February 23rd, 2006
by The Social Diary Columnist & Photographer Margo Schwab

Day 3 started with another perfect, sunny day. A day of great Davis Cup tennis, great eats, like the homemade Romanian sausage sandwiches by Chef Bernard, autographs and people watching.

Everyone was happy, except for a few counterfeiters. The eagle eyed security team spotted and nabbed the individuals with fake credential passes in hand.

(pictured here - Scott Johnston with event volunteer and special guest Bob Porter, Romanian Team Captain Florin Segarceanu leading the Opening Ceremony Player parade)

(pictured here - Andy Roddick and James Blake - photo courtesy and copyright of Ron Harkins)

(pictured here - Margo Schwab, group shot - Ron Harkins with 85's National Women's Champions - Pat Yeoman, Jean Harris, Maxine King and Dodo Cheney - photos are the courtesy and copyright of Ron Harkins)

(pictured here - Stephan McKellar with friend, Scott Johnston, Romanian fans)

(pictured here - Scott Johnston, Margo Schwab - Schwab photo credit is courtesy and copyright of photographer Ron Harkins)

The matches were tight with the USA leading just 2-1 in the "Tie" against Romania. Andy Roddick, still visibly pale from possible food poisoning a few days before, pulled it together for a win against Razvan Sabau, thus clinching the USA's quest for a Davis Cup victory.

The USA team players enjoyed a parade around the court with the American flag before the final match began.

(pictured here - Drew Senyei and Donald Cohn, USA team parading the flag after Day 3's first match win of Roddick vs. Sabau giving the USA the Davis Cup win)

Romanian's star up and comer, Horia Tecau, showed his great potential against James Blake. Blake played well though too and ended the matches with a win.

But all participants felt like winners. It was a privilege to watch world class tennis, at a world class venue.

Chris McKellar reflected, "I know my cousin Bill Kellogg is a capable guy, but how did he arrange for that bluebird weather, great tennis, Roddick's comeback, John McEnroe's comic entertainment, and all the smiles and excitement in the grandstands? Job well done!"

Event volunteer and ticket holder Bob Porter stated it well too. "What I will always remember is the view of the stadium looking over the pond with the swans and ducks and all of the flags. What a great ambiance. No wonder USTA wants to have repeat opening Davis Cup rounds at the LJB&TC."

Bob Kellogg spoke of his late Grandfather, William S. Scripps who founded the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club back in the 20's. Bob stated his Grandfather would be thrilled to know that the LJB&TC had hosted the Davis Cup, and had done it so well. Bob, true to Kellogg correctness, was dressed as his Grandfather would be. Jacket and patriotic tie of course.

And so this round of the Davis Cup "Tie" ended, but not the spirit. The international spirit of good sportsmanship, volunteerism and positive acts like youth tennis clinics at the Barnes Tennis Center, all reflect the core of the Davis Cup.

As they say in Romanian, 'La revedere'..... or bye til next time!

The Social Diary would like to give special thanks to the players, the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, specifically, William J. Kellogg and Pierrette Featherby, the Davis Cup, Tim Curry and the USTA Staff and the ITF.

(pictured here - Romanian's Razvan Sabau at the press conference)

(pictured here - Andy Roddick fans)

(pictured here - Andy Roddick at the press conference)

(pictured here - Andy Roddick, Tim Curry of the USTA and security leaving the press conference right into the waiting fans)

(pictured here - Andy Roddick signing autographs and posing with fans)

(pictured here - Bill Kellogg, President of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club and Chairman of the USTA Davis Cup Committee, with his daughter Tiffany Worst Kellogg)

(pictured here - Lornie Kuhle's tennis friend Tony, James Blake and Horia Tecau)

(pictured here - Dr. Tim Canty, injured Victor Hanescu leaving after cheering Romania on in the last match)

(pictured here - James Blake and Andy Roddick leaving - photo is courtesy and copyright of photographer Ron Harkins)

(pictured here - reporter Margo Schwab, Bud Collins of www.budcollinstennis.com)

(pictured here - Romanian fans posing with, and getting autographs from Romanian tennis player Horia Tecau)

(pictured here - Hector Tecau leaving after the final match, press conference and autograph signing, John of the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club)

(pictured here - USA's James Blake coming to his final press conference of this Davis Cup "Tie")

(pictured here - The Marines who were in uniform and with flags for the Opening Ceremonies, San Diego's Finest, the San Diego Police Department Special Event's Security Team with Scott Johnston)

(pictured here - banners at the entrance to the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club)

(pictured here - Lornie Kuhle, Bob Kellogg and Lornie Kuhle)

(pictured here - Bob Kellogg, Lornie Kuhle, John McEnroe and friend)

(pictured here - Susan, and friend with Ted Hagey)

(pictured here - Wendy Kellogg, the Union Tribune's sports reporter Jerry Magee and Bob Kellogg, Chef Bernard Guillas and Margo Schwab)

* 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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