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Writing from California, USA
The Young Seniors Individual World Championships finished November 2nd in Miami Beach, Florida.
Photos below courtesy of cameraworksusa (Susan and Fred Mullane).
Anda Perianu, silver and Kaysie Smashey, bronze were on the medals podium for the USA in women’s 35 singles. They teamed together in 35 doubles to reach the semis and earn bronze medals. Perianu was seeded 4th.
Marvin Colley, unseeded, reached the men’s 40 singles final. He also teamed with Brandon Blankenbaker to reach the 35 doubles final. Marvin and Brandon took out the 2nd and 4th seeds along the way.
Neither Perianu nor Colley were members of a USTA national team this year. Perianu was a member of the Suzanne Lenglen Cup team in 2018 which finished second. Smashey and Blankenbaker were members of the W35 and M35 USA teams respectively in 2019.
Jenny Klitch and Andrea Rice, both of whom are in the 50s, reached the 45 doubles final. They won the 50 clay courts in 2019. Klitch was a member of the W45 team which won bronze in Miami Beach while Rice was a member of the gold medal winning W50 team this year in Lisbon, Portugal.
The Individual World Championships are open to any player who has an IPIN and is of the correct age (35+, 40+ or 45+). Singles, doubles and mixed are available for one entry fee. However, there are a disappointingly small number of American entrants in this event. The USTA does award USTA ranking points (normally the same points as for a Category I National, though I don’t know how many are being awarded this year).
The draws can be found here. Doubles draws aren’t yet posted but singles draws are posted now.25.7922052-80.1351596
West Palm Beach, FL
Scores are at the end of the post.
The USA women’s 35 overcame a 0/1 deficit vs Paraguay to win their Round Robin. They have a day off Tuesday.
The Women’s 40s trounced So Africa to win their round robin group and advance.
The women’s 45 received a default from Brazil. They have today off and now play Canada in the QF (instead of having a bye, to avoid 3 consecutive days off).
The men’s 35 swept India with the loss of only 2 games! They play #7 seed Canada today for a spot in the quarters. Photo below of Matt Hane, courtesy of cameraworksusa.
The men’s 40s advanced 3/0 over Costa Rica to win their round robin.
The men’s 45 had a bye Monday and play today to try and finish 2nd in their group.
USA players: if you want to apply for a USA International Young Seniors Team (35, 40, 45 and over, men and women) and have met the requirements (click here to check the guidelines), you had till May 1st to apply for a team. Entries are now closed.
The Young Seniors World Team Championships will take place in Miami Beach, Florida
2020 World Championships
The ITF Seniors Committee are very pleased to communicate the following dates and venues for the 2020 World Team & Individual Championships.
2020 Young-Seniors World Championships (35/40/45)
Location: Umag, Croatia
Team Event: Sunday 13 September up to Saturday 19 September 2020
Individual Event: Saturday 19 September to Saturday 26 September 2020
2020 Seniors World Championships (50/55/60) April 23 update: postponed to 2021
Location: Boca Raton & Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
Team Event (Boca Raton) – Sunday 26 April up to Saturday 2 May 2020
Individual Event (Palm Beach Gardens) – Saturday 2 May to Saturday 9 May 2020
2020 Super-Seniors World Championships (65/70/75/80/85)
Location: Mallorca, Spain
Team Event: Sunday 11 October up to Saturday 17 October 2020
Individual Event: Saturday 17 October to Saturday 24 October 2020
The USA women’s teams fell to tough opponents on the final day of play of the Young Seniors World Team Championships in Miami Beach on Friday.
The Lenglen Cup dropped both singles to a tough German team but finished second with silver medals!
The USA Young Cup team fell 2/1 to Great Britain, winning the #2 singles point (Lizl Kotz) before GBR edged Millie Yablonicky at #1 by the symmetrical score of 06 75 60. Kotz/Yablonicky lost the doubles point.
The USA Margaret Court Cup team lost to Spain in the 3/4 playoff but ended up with copper medals.
The Trabert Cup team won the 5/6 playoff, edging Denmark 2/1 in a match which came down to the third set of the deciding doubles.
The Dubler Cup team swept Costa Rica 3/0 to finish 15th.
The Italia Cup team played for 5th late in the day.
The USA Young Seniors are taking the home team advantage seriously in Miami Beach: Five of the six teams have won their round robin groups and all three women’s teams are into the semis. All six teams play tomorrow.
The women’s and men’s 35s teams cruised to victory today; the men beat Chile 3/0 and the women beat Turkey 3/0. The 35 women are in the semis; the 35 men play the quarterfinals tomorrow against the #2 seeds.
The women’s 40s and 45s teams also advanced to the final, but more dramatically.
The women’s 40 team beat Netherlands 2/1 and Millie Yablonicky, the #1 player reported that it was a match spanning 8.5 hours! Lizl Kotz won handily at #2; Millie had to overcome a 64 41 deficit, winning the second set in a ‘breaker and taking the third a bit more easily. Deb Higa and Carolina Blouin fell in three tough sets but the team still advances to the semis.
The women’s 45s team came from behind to beat Germany 2/1. Julie Cass lost a tough 3-setter to start the tie; Nancy Hilliard won a tight 2-setter to level the tie and Cass/Tracie Currie won another tough match to clinch the tie and send the final USA women’s team into the semis.
The Men’s 40s team beat Latvia 3/0 today and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Please click on the links below to view the draws and results to date for the 2018 ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships.25.7922052-80.1351596
USA Women’s 35, 40 and 45 teams won 3/0 today in Miami Beach.
The men’s 35 had a bye, men’s 40 won and the men’s 45 lost 2/1 to Chile.
The ITF Young Seniors World Championships (tennis) takes place in Miami Beach, Florida from Sunday October 21 to Friday October 26 at Flamingo Park and at the Miami Beach Tennis Academy at North Park.
107 teams from over 30 countries will compete in the 35, 40 and 45 men’s and women’s divisions to win the senior Fed and Davis Cup. In fact, the format used for these competitions is the same as the new Davis Cup format (other than the numbers of teams, which varies by Cup). The USA sent teams to compete in the Men’s 35 (Italia), 40 (Tony Trabert), 45 (Dubler) and Women’s 35 (Suzanne Lenglen), 40 (Young) and 45 (Margaret Court) competitions.
It’s VERY hot in Miami Beach. I went down for the day and it was nearly 90 with humidity to match. The winners of the divisions will have to be fit! In each division teams are drawn into round robin groups of three or four. The winners of each group then goes into a knockout round to determine the champion. The format of each tie is two singles, played consecutively (#2 singles, then #1 singles), followed by doubles. All matches in the round robin competition are two out of three tiebreak sets. Matches start early, but some cups are played starting at 8:30 am; others start after 1pm. There are lighted courts at both facilities.
Lucky in Love is a title sponsor for this event. Bethanie Mattel-Sands, who is sponsored by Lucky in Love, was on hand all day, first to take part in an exhibition with wheelchair players and then to watch the opening ceremonies.
Here are screenshots of the various round robin groups…I’ll add links to the draws once available.
Here are photos of teams and action photos of most of the teams.
The USA Young Seniors Teams have been selected. Information is posted here about the ITF Young Seniors World Team and Individual Championships with an emphasis on the results from the USA players and teams.
Young Seniors: New 2018 Timeline ; Reapplication IS Necessary;Applications Are Open Till June 15th, Link Below
New application dates are May 15-June 15. It is necessary to reapply for the team.
The application form for the 2018 USTA Young Seniors Teams is open now till November 1, 2018.
Cape Town, South Africa
It took seven hours, seven sets played, overcoming cramping, windy conditions and their determined French opponents, but USA edged France 2/1 to medal in that division for the first time since 2014.
Jennifer Dawson started fast but ended up in a dogfight against a persistent retriever, and the tricky wind before winning 61 46 64. Julie Cass was then edged by another steady and quick Frenchwoman 64 76.
So it came down to the doubles played brilliantly by Julie Cass/Debbie Spence-Nasim. They won 60 63. Nancy Hilliard gave Debbie an excellent warm up.
The Dubler Cup fell 3/0 to Great Britain.
USA Trabert Cup finished play today on a high note, beating Sweden 2/1to finish 7th.
I ran into Ross Duncan and Marcia Pepe, practicing for tomorrow’s playoff match.
I also walked quite a ways along the coast, as it got cloudier, and finally started raining. Photos coming later. And I found Tab 😊.
The USA Margaret Court Team is the sole USA team to advance to the medal round, Easily handling #4 seeded Germany 3/0 without dropping a set.
Here are Tuesday’s results. The Dubler Cup didn’t play.
Update: The Dubler Cup team made it into the semis as the top second place finisher in a group. This is a new wrinkle for 2017!
USA Margaret Court & Tony Trabert Cup Teams Stay Undefeated in Round Robin Play; Italia Cup Upset by Russia
The USA Margaret Court Cup team beat Argentina today 3/0 behind the singles play of Debbie Spence Nasim at #2 and Nancy Hilliard at #1. Spence Nasim/Julie Cass won the doubles point.
The USA Lenglen Cup team had a day off, while the USA Young Cup team rebounded from their defeat yesterday to pummel Turkey 3/0. the team only lost one game; Millie Yablonicky won at #2 singles, Fanny Gamble at #1 and Simona Bruetting/Tracie Currie finished the sweep with a doubles win.
The Men’s Italia Cup team was upset by Russia 2/1 today. Stuart Duncan won the sole point, winning 61 61 at #2 singles over Leonid Mazo. However that was the sole bright spot as Russian #1 Mikhail Elgin beat Marcio Pepe 62 63 at #1 singles and Elgin/Mazo beat Francois Castejon/Robert Kuseski 62 62 to take the doubles point.
The USA Tony Trabert Cup beat Canada 3/0. Since Canada got a point off of the top seed in the USA’s group, Germany, this bodes well for tomorrow’s final round robin match. Mark Tepes at #2 beat Jason Christie 63 64; at #1, Chris Groer clinched the win with a hard fought three setter over Brian Ahlberg 61 26 76 and Michael Chang/Chris Sanni won the doubles point over Christie/Cameron Cross 64 76.
The Dubler Cup team beat India 3/0, assuring themselves of at least a 2nd place finish in their group. Curtis Dunn was today’s workhorse, winning at #2 singles and combining with Gerrit Disbergen to take the doubles point. Eoin Collins clinched the tie with a straight set win at #1 singles.
What were the odds that all three USA women’s teams would play a Dutch team first round in South Africa? Not too high I would think, but that’s what happened, and the Dutch won two of the three contests, with only the Court Cup surviving against the Netherlands.
The Lenglen Cup (35s) fell 2/1 to the Netherlands, with the match coming down to the doubles. Kaysie Smashey won at #2 singles 63 62 against Kim Kilsdonk, but Julie Thu fell to tDutch #1 Olga Kalyuzhnaya 64 76. Thu/Smashey USA reigning 35 Clay and 30 Hard champions, took on Kalyuzhnaya and Andrea Van Den Hurk and fought hard but lost 64 46 61. Thanks Kaysie for the photo.
In the Young Cup, rookie Milli Yablonicky fell to Stephanie Gomperts 63 63. Captain and Cup veteran Simona Bruetting took on Mireille Bink but lost 63 36 61. Bruetting and Tracie Currie salvaged the doubles point with a 63 63 win over Bink/Caroline De Vries. Thanks Simona for the photo.
Julie Cass reported on FB that the USA Court Cup team beat the Netherlands Sunday. (Thanks Julie for the photo)
The men’s Italia Cup team (35) got a 3/0 win over Mozambique. (Thanks Francois Castejon for the photo.) Ross Duncan at #2 and Marico Pepe at #1 won easily; Francois Castejon and Robert Kuseski, making their Cup debuts lost a mere three games.
The Trabert Cup Team won 3/0 vs Portugal. Michael Chang (not THAT Michael Chang…but still a very good player) won at #2; Chris Groer clinched the win in three sets at #1 and Chris Sanni/Mark Tepes won the doubles point.
The Dubler Cup team fell 2/1 to a tough Canadian team. Gerritt Disbergen, a So African native, fell to Benjamin Woo and Taras Beyko, who has won the world championships more than once, played flawlessly to take out Eoin collins. Collins and Dana Gill won the doubles point though over Dave Bell/Julien Heine.
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The ITF has posted the list of countries participating in each Cup in South Africa.
The following countries are participating in all Cups: France, Germany, Great Britain, Netherlands, Turkey, USA and of course, host South Africa.
There are 49 men’s teams and 36 women’s teams.
The ITF has also announced the venues of each Cup. There are six venues.
Italia Cup – Men’s 35: Kelvin Grove Club – Newlands (Headquarters)
Tony Trabert Cup – Men’s 40: Western Province Cricket Club – Newlands
Dubler Cup – Men’s 45: Green Point Tennis Club – Green Point
Suzanne Lenglen Cup – Women’s 35: The Glen Tennis Club – Bantry Bay
Young Cup – Women’s 40: Pinelands Tennis Club – Pinelands
Margaret Court Cup – Women’s 45: Western Province Tennis Centre – Rondebosch
For more information check out my blog page on the Young Seniors here: 2017 USA Young Seniors Cup Teams & Results from Capetown, South Africa and the ITF Seniors Young Seniors Page here: http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/tournaments/young-seniors-info.aspx
2017 ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships, March 19 – March 24, 2017, Capetown, South Africa
Age Divisions 35, 40 & 45
Here is the introduction. Click on the link above to read more.
By completing this application, you may be considered for the 2017 ITF Young Seniors cup team selection, provided you have otherwise met the team selection requirements. The team selection will be held November 6, 2016.
This application is due by October 7th, 2016. The link to this survey will no longer be available at 11:59 pm pacific time.
**If you have not played on a team in the past two years, in addition to completing this application you will need to email me a scanned copy of your US passport to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about the application, please feel free to contact me at:
The USA Young Seniors (35, 40 and 45+) fought very had but finished out of the medals (1st-3rd) in all six cups for the first time.
For all results and links to photos and the individual world championships (once draws are made) click here.
The Lenglen Cup team, playing for third today, lost 3/0 to Germany.
The Young Cup team, W40, playing for 5th place, lost 2/1 to Canada (which was led by Maureen Drake). Canada was excited!