Monday, October 29, 2012
- by B.B. Branton
Girls Preparatory School head tennis coach Sue Bartlett won the USTA National Women's 50s Singles Clay Court Championship this past weekend
Bracket Buster: Seeded fifth, Bartlett beat in order, the Nos, 3, 2 and top-seeded players to claim the national singles title.
The former UTC player posted back-to-back 6-0, 6-0 wins before taking a straight set win (7-6 (5), 6-2) against No.3 Kathy Vick on Saturday in the quarterfinals.
Bartlett then beat No.
2 Vicki Buholz (6-1, 6-2) in the semis Sunday morning.
In the Sunday afternoon finals, Bartlett edged No.1 Fran Chandler (Jackson, Tenn.) in three sets, 6-2, 3-6, 10-3. Neither finalist had lost a set prior to the championship match.
Hall of Famers: Both Bartlett (Tennessee at Chattanooga) and Chandler (Ole MIss) are in their respective alma mater's athletics hall of fame.
Bartlett-Webb Doubles: Sue Webb and Sue Bartlett finished fourth in the Women's Doubles.
Seeded first, the Chattanooga duo lost to No.6 Fran Chandler-Myke Loomis-Landauer, 6-3, 6-0, in the consolation finals.
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