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Bronson Finishes Fourth, Shank Fifth at Women's 50 Indoors

June 23, 2008 11:50 PM
bronsonScottsdale's Sherri Bronson recently finished fourth in both women's singles and doubles at the USTA Women's 40 and 50 Indoors in early June at the Wimbledon Racquet Club in Saint Claire Shores, Michigan.

Bronson, a regular competitor on the USTA National and International Tennis Federation (ITF) Senior circuits, had a stellar tournament in Michigan, her best result in 2008 so far.

In singles, Bronson, the third seed, won two rounds before falling to top-seed and eventual winner Susan Wright (Grand Junction, Colo.) in the semifinals, 6-3, 6-2. Bronson had defeated her previous two opponents in straight sets. In a tight third place match, Bronson came up a bit short, falling 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 to Suzanne Lippe-Seigler (Boca Raton, Fla.).

In doubles, Bronson paired with Leslie Murveit (Portola Valley, Calif.). The second-seeded duo advanced two rounds and reached the semifinals before falling to Joanne Russell (Naples, Fla.) and Lynn Taylor (Timonium, Md.).

Bronson is currently ranked No. 27 in the World ITF Senior Rankings, and is currently ranked No. 6 in the nation in women's singles.

Goodyear, Arizona resident Eve Shank also competed at the event, reaching the quarterfinals in singles. Shank also won the backdraw to finish in fifth place.

The tournament was held June 4-8.

To view complete results from the tournament, click