published Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Bartlett wins USTA 50s clay court national title

GPS tennis coach Sue Bartlett knocked off the top two singles seeds last Sunday and won the USTA National Women's 50 Clay Court Championships at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. "I haven't won one of these since I was 35," Bartlett said after winning the semifinal and final matches on the same day. Hurricane Sandy's approach led to a compressed schedule, and Bartlett spent about seven hours on the court Sunday. She finished fourth in doubles with fellow local coach and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga alumna Sue Webb. Bartlett, the fifth seed in singles, blitzed No. 2 seed Vicki Buholz of Dallas in the semifinals, 6-1, 6-2, and then won 6-2, 3-6, 10-3 over top-seeded Frances Chandler of Jackson, Tenn. Bartlett won five singles matches in all, including 7-6 (5), 6-2 over third-seeded Kathy Vick of Lubbock, Texas, in the quarterfinals. Bartlett and Webb lost 6-2, 3-6, 10-7 in a doubles semifinal against Buholz and Vick and fell 6-3, 6-0 to Chandler and Myke Loomis-Landauer of Naples, Fla., in the third-place match.

• Three Chattanooga teams repeated as champions in the USTA Combo state championships held last week in Chattanooga: the 8.5 men's team with Brian Proffitt as captain, the 7.5 senior men's squad with Tony Bartley as captain and the 7.5 senior women headed by Linda Davis. Scott Raines and David Snyder captained the 8.5 senior men that tied Memphis with a 5-1 record but was relegated to runner-up status by court count. The event included 96 teams, 12 from Chattanooga.

Basketball

• Will Barnes scored 20 points and Duran Blue and Chase Dunn added 18 and 16 as Lee University defeated visiting Tennessee Temple 80-62 in men's basketball Thursday night. Steve Bennett led the Flames (2-0) with eight rebounds. Joe Quinn had 17 points and seven rebounds for Temple (1-1), which got 15 and 11 points from Aron Walker and Corey Sanders.

• The Bryan College basketball teams swept Truett-McConnell on Thursday in Dayton, 56-49 in the women's game and 76-73 in the men's. Morgan Burnette had 12 points and Kelsey Brooks grabbed nine rebounds for the Lady Lions (2-0), and Tim Fortenberry and Brandon Cole had 20 and 17 points for the Lions (2-1). Robert Troino and Rafael Tyler scored 10 each, and Carrin Nash had 12 rebounds.

Soccer

• King College senior midfielder Heidi Steger from Ooltewah High School was a Conference Carolinas second-team all-conference women's soccer pick for the second season in a row. She had two game-winning goals and was a stalwart defensively as well.

• Liz Adams scored two goals and two assists and Rebecca Whiteside had a goal and two assists as Tennessee Temple won 5-2 in women's soccer Thursday at Oakwood University in Huntsvlle, Ala. Brenda Velazquez and Ashley Gallo also scored.

• Tennessee Wesleyan will host two Appalachian Athletic Conference soccer tournament quarterfinals Saturday, the No. 2 seed Lady Bulldogs facing St. Andrews at noon and the third-seeded Bulldogs taking on Union College at 2:30 p.m. Bryan's second-seed men's team will host St. Andrews at 6.

• The Lee University soccer teams will be in Southern States Athletic Conference quarterfinals Saturday, the eighth-seeded Flames playing at 4 EDT at top seed Mobile and the top-seeded and four-time defending NAIA champion Lady Flames hosting Belhaven at 5.

Volleyball

• Tennessee Temple won 25-22, 25-23, 25-17 in volleyball Thursday night at Oakwood. Kiara Govan had 23 assists and Natasha dos Santos Ferreti had 14 digs and eight kills for Temple, and LaQuinta Gallishaw mde 10 kills.

• Cleveland High School graduate Kristen Pickett had 39 assists in Carson-Newman College's 3-2 volleyball win Thursday at Brevard.

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