USTA ANNOUNCES TEAMS FOR 2014
ITF SUPER-SENIORS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has announced the players who will represent the United States at the 34th International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships, which will be held Oct. 13-18, in Antalya, Turkey. The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their countries in the 60-, 65-, 70-, 75- and 80-and-older age groups. The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.
The U.S. will enter the event as the defending champions in six groups: the Von Cramm Cup, Jack Crawford Cup, Bitsy Grant Cup and Gardnar Mulloy Cup among the men’s divisions, and the Alice Marble Cup and Queens’ Cup among the women’s divisions.
Since the inception of the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in 1981, the number of competitors taking part in the tournament has increased each year. In 1993, the ITF made the decision to divide the Seniors World Championships into two groups: Seniors (35-55) and Super-Seniors (60-80).
Following the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will take place, Oct. 19-26.
Below is a list of the players representing the U.S. at the 2014 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships.
Von Cramm Cup – Men’s 60 & over
- Mark Meyers, Houston
- Geoff Cykman, San Francisco
- Tony Dawson, Austin, Texas
4. Tom Smith, Alpharetta, Ga. Captain
Britannia Cup – Men’s 65 & over
- Brian Cheney, Chandler, Ariz., Captain
- Les Buck, Ashville, N.C.
- Mike Dahm, Dayton, Ohio
- Armistead Neely, Atlanta
Jack Crawford Cup – Men’s 70 & over
- Jimmy Parker, Santa Fe, N.M. Captain
- Allan Carter, Boca Raton, Fla.,
3. Jack Metalksky, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
4. Jody Rush, Tumwater, Wash.
Bitsy Grant Cup – Men’s 75 & over
- Lester Sack, New Orleans, La.
- Fred Farzanegan, Tampa, Fla., Captain
- Robert Quall, Merced, Calif.
- William Wolff, Fort Worth, Texas.
Gardnar Mulloy Cup – Men’s 80 & over
- King Van Nostrand, Vero Beach, Fla
2. Neil Hurlbut, Big Canoe, Ga.
3. John Powless, Madison, Wis.
- George McCabe, Oxford, Ohio Captain
Alice Marble Cup – Women’s 60 & over
- Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif., Captain
2. Sherri Bronson, Scottsdale, Ariz.
3. Rita Giles, Falls Church, Va.
4. Sue Bramlette, Houston
Kitty Godfree Cup – Women’s 65 & over
- Martha Downing, Shingle Springs, Calif.
- Brenda Carter, Charleston, S.C., Captain.
3. Carol Clay, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
4. Kathy Bennett, Laguna Woods, Calif.
Althea Gibson Cup – Women’s 70 & over
- Charleen Hillebrand, Harbor, City, Calif.,
2. Cathie Anderson, Del Mar, Calif., Captain
3. Suella Steel, La Jolla, Calif.
4. Lee Delfausse, Concord, N.H.
Queens’ Cup – Women’s 75 & over
- Doris de Vries, Rancho Mirage, Calif., Captain
2. Roz King, San Diego
3. Burnette Herrick, Tarboro, N.C.,
4. Ria Graham, New Port Richey, Fla.
Doris Hart Cup – Women’s 80 & over
- Mary John Lynch, Rockport, Texas,
2. Margaret Canby, San Antonio, Texas, Captain.
3. Doris “Jane” Lutz, Sarasota, Fla.
4. Rose Austin, Naples, Fla.