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USTA Senior Women's Clay Court Championships
Houston, TX March 12 - 19, 2006
Houston Racquet Club

by The Social Diary Senior Women's Tennis Columnist Ron Harkins

Houston, TX: This was the 36th Anniversary for the Houston Racquet Club as they
played host to the USTA National Senior Women's Clay Courts Championships.
There weren't any limousines, charted buses, valet parking or opening ceremony activity, yet there were over 234 ladies here to play singles and doubles ages 35 - 85. There were nineteen ladies representing the 85s events .....and these ladies weren't here for social tennis. They were here to Win. The weather in Houston was perfect with a few light rain showers plus some new Club construction which did not delay or hinder any play. Dodo Cheney won both the doubles and singles.

85s Senior Women Tennis Players
Houston Racquet Club-Clay Courts

Tennis Photos courtesy: Ron Harkins

Front Row: Fran, Taft (Cleveland, OH)
Maxine, King (Phoenix, AZ)
Midge, Stafford (Bass Harbor, ME)
Milly, Miller (Scottsdale, AZ)
Myra-Ann, Goddard (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Alice, Jones (Melbourne, FL)
Dodo, Cheney (La Jolla, CA)

Second Row: Mary, Hill (Claremont, CA)
llse, Jobson (Sarasoto, FL)
Mary, Mentzer (Villa Rica, GA)
Mary K, Cohen (Lenexa, KS)
Judy, Stark (Los Angeles, CA)
Jean, Selvig (Naples, FL)

Third Row: Lavelle, Kelly (Rockaway, OR)
Pat, Yoemans (Los Angeles, CA)
Lou Cille, Scoggins (Dickinson, TX)
Billie, Burr (Wellington, FL)
Mildred, Southern (Winston Salem, NC)

Not Pictured: Irene, Chu (Dallas, TX)

85 Singles
Dodo, Cheney "Gold" Lou Cille, Scoggins "Silver"

Tennis Photos courtesy: Ron Harkins

* Ron Harkins has been covering the USTA Senior Women's National Tournaments for over 20 years, providing photos to several local and National Tennis Magazines.* Ron can be reached at prodj34@hotmail.com


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