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In singles play, after an opening round default win, Rutherford won third set victories in three straight matches on his way to the gold medal. In the final, he defeated John Farley of Pennsylvania 6-3, 4-6, 10-3 to claim his first gold at the games. He won a silver medal in singles at the 2007 games in Louisville.
In doubles action, the Palmer and Rutherford duo lost its second round match to the eventual bronze medal-winning team, then responded with a win in consolation play before losing a close consolation final 9-8(5) to a team from California.
The Senior Olympics is played every other year during the summer with the host site typically a large urban city. Stanford University in Palo Alto, California served as host for the 2009 games. This year, the games attracted more than 10,000 participants in 18 medal sports and 7 demonstration sports. The games will be hosted in Houston in June 2011. For more information about the senior games, visit their website at nsga.com.