Bramlette, Cass Reach Singles & Doubles Finals in Palm Beach Gardens: National Women’s Clay Courts Day 3

Draws are here.

Today was another nice warm day in Palm Beach Gardens, though a lot windier than it had been…but that kept the temperature feeling nice. Late in the afternoon, a stray thunderstorm finished play for the day leaving many matches pushed to Friday, mostly in the consolation.

Sue Bramlette upset Liane Bryson in straight sets today in 70 singles and will face top seeded Toni Novak in the final. In doubles Bramlette/Cindy Babb will face Cindy LePrevost/Bryson in the doubles final.

Julie Cass beat Marlo Carruth in a good match 75 63 to reach the 50s singles final against top seeded Nancy Hilliard, who has yet to drop a set in singles. In doubles, Cass/Beverly Bowes will face unseeded Veronica Barni/Daniela Alvarez from Orlando/Argentina.

In the 60s, Diane Barker beat Tracey Thompson and will face Vicky Buholz next; Buholz beat her doubles partner Cindy Johnson. I beat Kim Dean and will play Fran Chandler, who took out Aimee Norris. In doubles, Susan Wright and I beat Norris/Anne Frautschi in a good and fun match (lots of good points at net). We won 61 63. We play Buholz/Johnson in the final; they took out Sheila Chiricosta/Mary Jo Colonna 64 60.

In the 40s, Kaysie Smashey/Hilliard beat Lyn Vosloo/Tabatha Butler 63 62 in a good match and face Pressley/Axelrod next. Barnes/Chapin, the #2 seeds, had a tough match with Amy Alcini/Christen Bartelt in the second set, but advanced 61 76 to face Mamie Inoue/Yulia Bolotova.


The 80s round robin is underway in singles and doubles; Donna Fales played two singles matches today but didn’t drop a game in either; tomorrow she has two doubles matches (with Dorothy Wasser) plus singles.

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