Thursday, October 14, 2010

Unseeded Mary Dineen upsets ITF Women's 40s World #1 Julie Cass in the USTA National Women's 40s & 50s Clay Court Championships

Mary Dineen of Winter Park, Florida scored the biggest upset of 2010 on the ITF Senior Tennis Tour in the Women's 40s event of the USTA National Senior Clay Court Tennis Championships in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Mary Dineen, a former college All-American but new to the ITF Women's 40s events, defeated ITF World #1 Julie Cass of Austin, Texas 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Not resting on her laurels with her win over Cass, Dineen quickly dispatched of her other opponents enroute to a victory in the finals over ITF World #12 Vesna McKenna of Hollywood, Florida 6-3, 6-4.

In the Women's 50s division, ITF World #4 Diane Fishburne of Charleston, South Carolina defeated ITF World #1 Susan Wright of Grand Junction, Colorado 6-3, 6-1 for the title.

Photo (right): Women's 50s Runner-up, Susan Wright(left) and
Tournament Dr./former Arkansas Razorback Tennis
Star, Brian Sakey(right)


Anonymous said...

Mary Dineen was All-American at Rollins College. Rollins College is in the news right now with Elin Nordegren attending college their after dumping Tiger Woods.

Anonymous said...

I noticed Amy Dillingham, the girl with the longest active losing streak on the WTA tour, played this tourney and it seems that an Arkansas player defeated her in the Women's 40s.

Anonymous said...

I once saw this little soccer mom named Nancy Hilliard
Defeat Julie Cass at the Westwood Tennis Club in Austin Tx. The little woman just didn't miss a shot and won 7-6,6-1. It was a work of art how she picked apart Cass from the baseline.