Cash-Vines, Webb-Chandler Advance at Senior Worlds

Friday, May 2, 2014

Defending world 55s doubles champions Wes Cash and Mark VInes moved one step closer to another world title Friday with a 6-3, 6-3 win against No.6 Michael Gary Ford-Thomas Werner in the quarterfinals of the ITF World Senior Tennis Championships in Boca Raton, Fla.

Cash-Vines play a semis match at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.

In women's 50s doubles, No.7 Sue Webb and Fran Chandler face No.1 seed Ros Balodis-Leanne Swaysland in a Saturday semis.  Webb is also playing in the mixed doubles semis while No.4 Chandler is playing for the women's world gold medal in singles against No.6 Marie Christine Calleja.

In singles, unseeded Webb posted wins against the third and 12th seeds before falling to Calleja in three sets.

In 50s mixed, Webb and Denis Dumas face No.8 Erika Smith-Rick Leach in the quarters. Webb-Dumas have three, straight set wins including one against the top seed. Leach is four-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and All-American at USC.

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