Smashey Repeats in 35 Singles/Doubles at National Clays

Kaysie Smashey won the 35 singles/doubles Sunday in Houston, beating Stephanie Kusano Wallace (3) in the final. She teamed with the 45s champion, Julie Thu to win the 35 doubles. […]

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Houston Saturday: Hartsock Wins 55 Singles & Thu Conquers 45s

Writing from Palm Desert, CA: Draws can be found here. Charlotte Hartsock (5) won the 55 singles over Shelly Works (3); Hartsock beat the #1, 4 and 3 seeds en […]

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Donner, Blitzen & Rain Then Play into the Night

Draws can be found here There was thunder (donner) and lightning (blitzen) and hard rain this morning, which soaked the courts. Play finally began on some courts around noon and […]

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Houston Day 1: Rain & Wind Did Not Stop the Senior Women’s Clay Courts!

The draws and results can be found here. Monday March 21, 2022, Houston, Texas, 8:50 PM CDT There was a rainy, then windy, then rainy AND windy start to the […]

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Houston Day 7: Smashey Wins 35 Singles; Morris/Toney Win 45 Doubles

Click here to see the draws and results.  Click here to see photos. Sunday was the final day of the 2021 Clay Courts in Houston, which was the 50th anniversary […]

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Houston Day 6: Julie Thu Blanks Field to Win 45 Clay; Kaysie Smashey/Thu Win 35 Doubles

Click here to see the draws and results.  Click here to see photos. Last night I flew to Florida for the 60 national clay but the Houston tournament is still […]

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Houston Clay Nationals Day 5: Klitch, Nichols, DeVries, Price Win Singles Titles; Buholz/Prejean Take 55 Doubles

National Women’s Clay Courts, Houston, Day 5 Click here to see the draws and results.  Click here to see photos. It was another beautiful, sunny warm (but not humid) day […]

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Houston National Clay Courts Day 4: Carter Takes 75 Singles Crown (corrected); Jackson/Savitt Win 65 Doubles; Castell/Kimball Win 75 Doubles; Devries/Wood Win 85 Doubles

Houston, Texas Click here to see the draws and results.  Click here to see photos. Brenda Carter mounted an impressive comeback in the second set to win the 75 singles […]

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National Women’s Clay Courts Day 3: Jones/Kuckhahn Win 90 Doubles

Houston, Texas Click here to see the draws and results.  Click here to see photos. The weather changed from torrid to delightful overnight and today it was breezy, sunny, warm […]

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National Women’s Clay Courts: Torrid Tuesday in Houston

Houston, Texas, USA Click here to see the draws and results. Click here to see photos. It was sweltering, torrid, hot, humid, oppressive, sultry…air temps around 100 with high humidity […]

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Houston, National Women’s Clay Courts Day 1; Practice Day 2

Houston, TX Today was my last practice day here in Houston. I practiced early (7;30!) with Jenny Klitch. It was HUMID (and warm) … by 9am I was soaked. After […]

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Houston, National Clay Courts, Practice Day

Houston, Texas (yes I AM in Houston),Sunday September 20, 2021 Link to draws and results (once tournament begins); seeds are posted in “overview”. Link to photos album. This tournament was […]

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Westwood Level 2/ITF S700 Saturday: The Calm after the Thunderstorms

Austin, Texas, USA Click here to see draws and results (and playing times) Saturday was the calm after the storm…and it was a big one last night, complete with thunder, […]

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Date Change for Women’s 35/45/55/65/75/85/90 Clay Courts in Houston, TX

NEW DATES: September 20-26, 2021 for the Women’s 35-90 Clay Courts at the Houston Racquet Club Sue Bramlette TD off the Houston Women’s Clay Court Championships reported today that the […]

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USTA National Senior Women’s Clay Courts (35/45/55/65/75/85/90) Cancelled for 2020; Will Resume in 2021

Sue Bramlette, the tournament director for the National Senior Women’s Clay Court Championships (NSWCCC) in Houston, Texas, after consulting with the COO of the Houston Racquet Club (HRC) and the […]

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Smashey, Parson Siegel, Chandler, Karwasky, Orth, Kyvallos & Lutz Win Clay Singles Titles in Houston

April 4, 2019 Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The 49th National Women’s Clay Court Championships took place at the Houston Racquet Club last week. This is the best women’s senior tournament […]

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