Mike Tammen from Portland, Oregon is the playing captain of the 2013 USA Fred Perry Cup team. The Perry Cup competition, for men 50 and over is the senior equivalent to Davis Cup. The USTA sent 10 teams to Turkey: Men’s and women’s 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 and over teams. There are four players on each team, selected based on their tournament results over the past two years. Mike is the top player on this team.
His teammates are Bill Moss, Malibu, CA; Thomas Schlack, Long Beach, CA ; and Ken White, Elma, NY.
There are 31 different countries participating the the Perry Cup this year, and 190 teams and 31 countries participating overall in Turkey on 74 red clay courts.
To read about Mike’s adventures in Turkey, click on the links below to his daily blogs.
For updated results on the Perry Cup, more photos and updates on all USA teams in Turkey, click here.
For all draws for Individual World Championships, click here. (click on “order of play” then “draws”)
Day 2: Bye Day; practice and trip to Side
Day 3: USA vs Russia, USA wins 3/0
Day 4: USA vs Czech Rep., USA wins 2/1
Day 6: USA vs Great Britain (and photos from Team Dinner)
Day 8: Getting Ready for Individuals and Site Seeing in Side and Manavgat Sunday
Monday March 25th: First Round Win and Trip to Manavgat Monday Market
Tuesday March 26th: Second Round Win in Individuals
Wednesday March 27th: Marching Into the Quarters
Thursday: End of the Road for Mike’s Singles in Turkey
Friday: Into the Doubles Final for Mike and Danny
Saturday: Carolyn’s Update: I was gone Saturday morning, but can report that Mark Vines and Wesley Cash beat Mike and Danny in the doubles final 64 63 and Danny Waldman won the singles title over Molina Ramos 63 62. Here’s a link to all the results: http://www.itftennis.com/Seniors/tournaments/tournament/info.aspx?tournamentid=1100028014