Sue Webb Wins Tennis Nationals

First USTA Gold Ball

Sunday, October 27, 2013 - by B.B. Branton
Sue Webb (left) and Fran Chandler with their championship hardware after winning the USTA Women's 50s Doubles Clay Court Championship
Sue Webb (left) and Fran Chandler with their championship hardware after winning the USTA Women's 50s Doubles Clay Court Championship
- photo by Carolyn A. Nichols

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Chattanooga Christian middle school tennis coach Sue Webb has college All-American honors and high school state team titles on her impressive resume.

Sunday at the Ballenisles Country Club she added a USTA national championship.

Webb (Lookout Mountain) a former All-American at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and former CCS head coach, teamed with Fran Chandler (Jackson, Tenn.

) to win the USTA women’s 50s clay court doubles championship.

Seeded fourth, Webb and Chandler defeated the No.1 seed team of Kathy Vick and Vicki Buholz, 6-4, 6-3, for the title.

In singles, No.1 seed Chandler won the championship, while No.6 seed Webb placed third defeating No.4 Kathy Vick (Tex.) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to claim a bronze ball

Bracket Busters: No.4 Webb-Chandler defeated the No.2 seed Marianne Caplan-Mariana Holman in the semis and the No.1 seed Kathy Vick, Vicki Buholz in the finals.

In four matches, Webb-Chandler lost 14 games in eight sets.


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