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Roberta Case


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ROBERTA HAS A PASSION FOR TENNIS AND A PASSION FOR SERVING OTHERS. SHE IS ONE OF SOUTH CAROLINA'S BEST AND MOST RESPECTED WOMEN PLAYERS AS WELL AS AN OUTSTANDING AND DEDICATED VOLUNTEER.

AS A PLAYER FOR OVER 30 YEARS, SHE IS KNOWN PRIMARILY FOR HER DOUBLES EXPERTISE. HER COURT SENSE AND SKILL AT THE NET HAVE BROUGHT HER A NUMBER OF TOP CHAMPIONSHIPS AND RANKINGS, INCLUDING:

 

  • WON THE INTERCOLLEGIATE DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS AS A FRESHMAN AT STETSON UNIVERSITY IN 1960
  • RANKED #1 IN SOUTH CAROLINA DOUBLES 20 TIMES BETWEEN 1978 AND 2009
  • WON 26 SOUTH CAROLINA DOUBLES TITLES BETWEEN 1978 AND 2004
  • RANKED #1 IN THE SOUTH IN DOUBLES 18 TIMES BETWEEN 1988 AND 2008
  • RANKED #2 IN THE SOUTH IN 60'S SINGLES 3 STRAIGHT YEARS (2003, 2004 AND 2005)
  • WON 23 SOUTHERN DOUBLES TITLES BETWEEN 1983 AND 2006
  • RANKED #9 IN THE NATION IN 60'S DOUBLES AND #20 IN SINGLES IN 2002
  • SELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE 2007 SOUTHERN 65'S INTERSECTIONAL TEAM
  • REACHED THE SEMI-FINALS OF THE 60'S DOUBLES CONSOLATION IN THE NATIONAL CLAY COURT AND NATIONAL GRASS CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2002
  • PLAYED WITH HER SON ANDY IN THE EQUITABLE FAMILY CHALLENGE AT THE U. S. OPEN, REACHING THE SEMIFINALS

PERHAPS ROBERTA IS BEST KNOWN IN SOUTH CAROLINA FOR HER LEADERSHIP AND DEDICATION TO THE SENIOR CUP, THE CROWN JEWEL OF SOUTHERN ADULT/SENIOR TENNIS. SHE CAPTAINED THE STATE SENIOR CUP TEAM FOR 7 YEARS (1087-1993) BEFORE THE DUTIES WERE DIVIDED BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN. SHE CONTINUED TO SERVE AS CAPTAIN OF THE WOMEN FOR ANOTHER 11 YEARS. DURING THIS TIME SOUTH CAROLINA'S WOMEN FINISHED FIRST 12 TIMES AND WERE NEVER LOWER THAN THIRD. SHE WAS SELECTED FOR THE 2007 DIAMOND AWARD REPRESENTING THE SPIRIT OF THE SENIOR CUP.

THE CASE'S WERE NAMED THE USTA SOUTH CAROLINA FAMILY OF THE YEAR IN 1985 AND ROBERTA RECEIVED THE PRESIDENT'S AWARD IN 1992. SHE RECEIVED THE STATE'S HIGHEST VOLUNTEER HONOR, THE LUCY GARVIN AWARD, IN 2006.

 

 
 
 
 
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