World Deaf Tennis Day One - USA Women Win

USA Defeats Germany, 3-0

Monday, July 14, 2014

The United States women's team posted a 3-0 win against Germany in the first day of pool play in the 2014 World Deaf Tennis Championships at the Champions Club.

Signal Mountain's Emily Hangstefer won her No.1 singles match as her German opponent had to withdraw during the match due to heat exhaustion, while teammate Laura Chapman (Columbus, Ga.) won 6-4, 6-1 at No.2 singles. USA's Jennifer Woyahn and Marie Benson won the doubles point via forfeit. Converse College coach Katie Hangstefer is the USA women's coach.

Great Britain defeated Russia in the other Pool A  match.

In Pool B, Spain defeated India and China stopped Japan.

Pool play continues Tuesday and Wednesday with a day off Thursday followed by semis on Friday (top two countries from each pool advance) and championship finals are Saturday.

Tuesday:  8 a.m. -  USA women vs. Great Britain and Germany vs. Russia

The USA men will play their first match Tuesday.

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


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