Steel, Hillebrand Win Gold Slam

Charleen Hillebrand won their second straight Gold Slam today in Salinas, CA in 65 doubles. They beat the 2nd seeds, Cathie Anderson/Sinclair Bill 60 75. They dropped only one set in four nationals this year, (in the semis, to the third seeds, Veal/Giacomini). They face each other in the final tomorrow for the singles title.
Top seeded Kathy Vick/Fran Chandler took out surprise finalists Debbie Croft/Pam Cooke today 63 64 in the 45s final. to win their second national together. In singles Mariana Hollman, who upset Chandler in singles, takes on defending champion Susan Wright.
The top 2 seeds face off in the 55s doubles final, with Vallejo/Harris taking on defending champs Bennett/Barnes.
In the 35 doubles, two NorCal teams, neither seeded, will play for the gold tomorrow. Croft/Cooke take on Carolyn Wei/Carmel Mary Hill.

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