Manchester, MA (Sports Network) - The United States won its seventh consecutive Curtis Cup on Sunday after it split the eight singles matches with the Great Britain & Ireland team.
In great place after a sweep of all six matches on Saturday, the U.S. won 12 1/2 - 7 1/2 to run its all-time record to 27-6-3.
The U.S. needed only a 1 1/2 points in the eight singles Sunday to retain the Cup, but two to win it outright.
Alexis Thompson earned the first point for the Americans Sunday in the second match. She trounced Sally Watson, 6 & 5, but Danielle McVeigh got the GB&I team a point in the opener when she toppled Jennifer Song, 3 & 2.
In the third match, Jennifer Johnson won the Curtis Cup for the U.S. She toppled Rachel Jennings, 5 & 4, to give the Americans the 10 1/2 points needed for victory.
Cydney Clanton got another point for the Americans with her 4 & 3 win over Hannah Barwood. Jessica Korda picked up another point for the U.S. with another 4 & 3 win over Pamela Pretswell.
The GB&I squad won the remaining matches.
Lisa Maguire pulled out a 1-up victory over Kimberly Kim and, after the outcome was already determined, Lisa's twin sister Leona beat Tiffany Lua, 2 & 1 and Holly Clyburn won the anchor match, 2 & 1, over Stephanie Kono.
06/13 16:39:55 ET