Ann Murphy and Daughter Kim Murphy-Francis Win Gold Ball at National Mother-Daughter Tournament


Ann won the super senior grass court Mother Daughter for the second straight year with her daughter, Kim Murphy-Francis at Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline MA on August 12-15.


There were five teams entered and the draw was set up round-robin. In the first match they defeated Kathy Powers and Elaine Cosseboom 6-4, 6-3, in the second they defeated Judy Bland and Kristin Fusco 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. and in the third match they defeated Julie and Jen Roth from Illinois 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. Their last match against Nancy Stoller and Amy Gorden from Florida was won by default after the results were already determined: the Murphy's won the Gold, the Roth's won the silver and the Bland's won the playoff against the Powers for the bronze.


Ann and Kim got some practice together before the national by playing in 50 women’s doubles at the Walter Rapp tournament in late July where they won! Ann played way down in the age group to win this!




The "Ball" Winners

L-R Kristen Fusco, Judy Bland (bronze ball), Kim Murphy-Francis, Ann Murphy (gold ball), Kathleen Power, Elaine Cosseboom (silver ball)