Wes Cash, Sue Bartlett Lead World Net Victories

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Chattanooga tennis players Wesley Cash and Sue Bartlett led their respective Senior 55s teams to victory Tuesday in the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships in Boca Raton, Fla.

Cash teamed with Mark Vines for a 6-2, 6-0 doubles win as USA (1-0) defeated Finland (1-1), 3-0 in the Men's 55s. The American team plays Switzerland (0-1) Wednesday in the last round robin match of Group C.

USA singles wins went to Dan Waldman and Michael Tammen.  Cash and Vines are defending world 55s doubles champions.

Playing for Great Britian, Bartlett teamed with Anne Clark to win the doubles match as the Brits swept past Argentina, 3-0 in Women's 55s. Great Britain faces Canada (0-1) Wednesday in the final match of Group B.

A third Tennessee player, Fran Chandler (Jackson, Tenn.) won her singles match to help guide the USA Women's 50s to a 3-0 win against Canada. USA takes on Mexico (0-1) Wednesday.

Schedules and results are listed at itftennis.com.

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


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