PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As a result of inclement weather from hurricane Sandy, top ranked tennis was halted today and is scheduled to continue Saturday, weather permitting, at BallenIsles' state-of-the-art Sports Complex with the USTA National Women's 50 Clay Court Championships.
"We're honored to be again selected by the USTA as the host Club for this terrific Championship on our world class stadium facility which provides our members and guests the opportunity to watch a level of play that is the very best in the US," BallenIsles General Manager Derrick Barnett said.
Fran Chandler, the # 1 seed from Jackson, Tennessee will face joint #6 seed Marianne Caplan from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a strong serve and volleyer. #2 seed Vicki Buholz from Texas faces #8 Myke Loomis-Landauer from Naples who battled her way through two long three setters to reach the match. Judy Newman #4 seed from Northern California is looking for a tough match against steady #7 seed Mariana Hollman from North Carolina.
"The quarterfinals will round out with #3 seed Kathy Vick from Texas facing a confident Sue Bartlett, the # 5 seed from Tennessee. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and the tournament will start play with singles at 9am and doubles at noon," said Tournament Director and BallenIsles Tennis Director, Trish Faulkner.
Bartlett and partner Sue Webb the #1 seeds are favored to reach the finals but many strong teams stand in their way. Delray native, Mary Dailey playing for the first time with Marianne Caplan and seeded 3 is hoping to reach the semis by taking on #6 seeds Chandler and Loomis-Landauer. Rounding out the doubles will be Robertson-Worley-Hagen #5 seeds and Buholz-Vick #4 seeds.
BallenIsles is hosting the Championships from October 24 – 28, 2012 with weekend semifinals and finals.
About BallenIsles Country Club
BallenIsles Country Club www.BallenIsles.org is highly regarded as a unique, private residential community with a distinguished history. Home to some of the world's top professional athletes and business leaders, the prestigious country club boasts 3 championship courses with 54 holes of golf, 22 world class tennis courts and a state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle.
SOURCE BallenIsles Country Club