Sue Webb Advances in Senior World Tennis

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

Former UTC All-American Sue Webb has been busy on the tennis courts the past two days and ready for more action Wednesday at the ITF Senior World Championships in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mixed 50s (3 wins): Webb and Denis Dumas (Canada) have three wins, including an upset victory against No.1 seed Liselot Prechtel-Mandfred Hundstorfer. Webb and Dumas face four-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion Rick Leach and partner Erika Smith (No.8 seed in the championship quarters. Leach-Smith have lost only five games in two matches.

In the third round, Webb-Dumas beat USA's Tracy Houk-Marc Blouin, 7-6 (5), 6-0. Houk played No.1 singles for the silver medalist USA squad last week.

Women's 50s Singles (2 Wins): Webb beat No.3 Liselot Prechtel, 7-5, 6-4, after a straight set win against USA's Vicki Buholz who was a member of the USA team which won the silver medal last week. 

Women's 50s Doubles: The No.7 seeded Webb and Fran Chandler (Jackson, Tenn.) play their first match Wednesday.

Men's 50s Doubles: UTC men's coach Carlos Garcia and partner Willie Alumbaugh won their first match in straight sets against the No. 9 seed.

Defending Champ, 55s: No.2 seeded Wesley Cash-Mark Vines play their first match Wednesday in Men's 55s.

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


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