ITF Seniors World Team Championships, Umag, Croatia Begins

Here’s an article with links to the draws from

Photos can be found here.

Draws and results from the each of the cups across the team event are also available at the links below.

USA Results Below

On the left, Women’s 50/55/60 teams; On the right, Men’s 50/55/60 teams. Many thanks to Denise Saiki, Curtis Dunn, Andrea Rice, Susan Wright, Jenny Klitch and Ken White for photos. I am NOT in Umag!

USA Bueno Cup: (W50)

  • Players: Andrea Rice, captain, Vicki Buholz, Gayle Prejean and Danielle Royston. (Danielle replaced Julie Cass)
  • USA is in Group B with Finland and Portugal
  • USA beat Finland 3/0 with the loss of only 7 games; Rice played #1, Buholz played #2 singles and doubles with Royston
  • USA plays Portugal next
  • Winner of Group goes to the medal rounds which start Wednesday

USA Connolly Cup (W55)

  • Players: Jenny Klitch, captain, Vesna McKenna, Judy Newman, Mary Dailey (Newman replaced Shelly Works)
  • USA is in Group B with Argentina, Austria, and Denmark
  • USA beat Austria 3/0; Klitch won 60 60 at #1, McKenna won 63 61 at #2 and Dailey/Newman got stronger with each set winnnig 46 64 61
  • USA will play Denmark and Austria on Monday/Tuesday in some order
  • Winner of group will reach the semis of the knockout rounds and be guaranteed a medal (awarded to 1-4th place)

USA Alice Marble Cup

  • Players: Fran Chandler, Susan Wright, Shannon Gordon-Carney (Diane Barker had to withdraw the day before the event)
  • USA is in Group A with Portugal and Netherlands and is seeded #1
  • USA beat Netherlands 3/0; Chandler won 62 64; Wright won 62 36 63; Chandler/Gordon-Carney won 63 61
  • USA will play Portugal next (Monday or Tuesday)
  • Winner of group will go into a 3 team round robin playoff for the gold medal; winner of group guaranteed a medal

USA Fred Perry Cup (M50)

  • Team members: Kline Sack (captain), Curtis Dunn, Sean Staley, Brendan Murphy
  • USA is in Group F with Italy, Germany and Slovenia
  • USA lost 2/1 to Italy; Dunn lost at #1 63 64; Straley won at #2 63 36 64; Sack/Straley lost the deciding doubles 62 60
  • USA will play Germany and Slovenia in some order on Monday/Tuesday
  • Depending on finish in group, USA will play for 1-6, 7-12 or 13-20 in the knockout rounds starting Wednesday.
  • Notes: Crazy windy Sunday in Umag reported Dunn; and after beating USA the Italians were all smoking!

USA Austria Cup (M55)

  • Team members: Willie Alumbaugh (captain), Andy Stoner, Ken White, Leo Young
  • USA is in Group F with Hungary and Argentina
  • USA beat Hungary 3/0; Stoner won 64 62 at #1; Alumbaugh won 64 64 at #2; White/Young won 62 61 in doubles
  • USA plays Argentina on Monday or Tuesday
  • Winner of the group plays in the 1-7 knockout rounds beginning Wednesday

USA Von Cramm Cup (M60)

  • Team Members: Mike Tammen (captain); Bill Moss, Mike Fedderly, Stu Saiki (replacing Mark Vines)
  • USA is seeded #2 and is in Group B with Finland and Croatia
  • USA beat Finland 3/0; Moss (#1) won 63 62; Fedderly (#2) won 61 60; Saiki/Tammen won 61 64
  • USA plays Croatia on Monday or Tuesday
  • Winner of the group advances to the 1-7 playoff for the medals
M 50: Murphy, Sack, Dunn, Straley (courtesy of Curtis Dunn)

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