Merzbachers Win National
Father/Daughter Grasscourt Title
USTA Northern | August 9, 2017
Congratulations to Caitlyn and Chuck Merzbacher (Eden Prairie, Minn.) as they won the 2017 USTA National Father/Daughter Grasscourt National Championships at Longwood Cricket Club in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Caitlyn, who plays at the University of Minnesota, and Chuck, who recently became the head men’s tennis coach at Tennessee-Chattanooga after serving as Gophers women’s head coach for five years, won five matches en route to the title. They opened with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Luis and Isabelle Borgen (Concord, Mass.). Then the duo defeated Alex and Olivia Chen (Weston, Mass.) 6-4, 6-1, before upsetting the #2 seed of Jacqueline Sperling-Hosseini (Wauwatosa, Wis.) and Michael Sperling (Mequon, Wis.) 3-6, 6-0, 6-1. In the semifinals, the #5 seeds handled fourth seeded Peter and Alexandra Dewire (Hingham, Mass.) 6-2, 6-2 before winning the Gold Ball with a 6-1, 6-4 win over third seeded Peter and Erica Krisan (Marietta, Ga.). ADVERTISEMENT