USA Wins Three Cups Saturday in Umag; Britannia Cup, Men’s 65s, Into the Final

The USA won the Kitty Godfree, Queens and Doris Hart Cups in Umag today, for women’s 65 75 and 80 and over respectively. The USA won the Doris Hart Cup for the first time. It was the only Cup the USA had not previously won.

The Godfree Cup team, Brenda Carter, Kerry Young, Carol Clay and Kathy Bennett, went undefeated in singles all week behind the stellar play of Young and Carter. They beat Great Britain in the final. The USA was the defending champion of the Godfree Cup.

Godfree Cup, Young, Carter, Bennett, Clay

The Queens Cup team also beat Great Britain. They were the defending champions of the Queens Cup. Donna Fales, Lynn Little, Roz King and Grace Woo were undefeated during the week. Fales and Little swept their singles matches, with King also playing some singles.

Queens Cup, Fales, King, Woo, Little

The Doris Hart Cup had a close call against New Zealand in the round robin portion of the competition, winning the deciding doubles 10-8 in the match tiebreak on Tuesday, but swept the singles against Great Britain and Argentina to win the Cup for the first time.

Hart Cup, Herrick Austin, Smith, Lynch


In the BItsy Grant Cup (M75), the USA lost both singles to Germany, but seeded fourth, finished second, a great effort. Austria won the Cup. USA finished 7th in 2014.

USA Bitsy Grant Cup Team, Sack, Hernando, Bachmann, Quall

In the Gardnar Mulloy Cup, (M80) and Jack Crawford Cup (M70), the USA finished third, winning the bronze ball playoffs today. Germany won the Cup. USA won the Cup in 2014.

Crawford Cup, Thomson, Nash, Rush, Johnson

The USA Women’s 70s, the Althea Gibson Cup team, finished fifth, beating Switzerland and Australia after falling to Netherlands in the round robin. France won the Cup. USA finished fourth in 2014.


The USA Britannia Cup team beat France today 2/1 and plays Spain tomorrow for the Cup.


Photos tomorrow…

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