Boynton Beach, FL
The captains’ meetings are ongoing but some of the draws have been made, and information given out.
- Cups to be played at Boynton Beach Tennis Center: W 70/75/80 Cups, Gibson/Queens/Hart; matches begin at 11:30am and warm up at 10:30 and 10:55 for 20 minutes
- Cups to be played at the Club at Quail Ridge: W65/85 & M65
- Cups to be played at Coral Lakes; M80/85
- Cups to be played in Boca Raton at Boca West : M70/75
Medal Ceremonies will be held at each of the individual venues around 7:30pm on Friday
Gift Bags for players from organizers (including t-shirts) will be handed out at each individual venue tomorrow.
Draws will be posted by ITF by 7:30pm tonight
Opening Ceremonies are at 5pm today followed by a cocktail party.
Team USA info: Adam Hutchinson from the USTA arrived with player gifts…find him to get player-player gifts. He will be the one handing out bags from the back of a van (only towels and flags etc though…nothing illicit!).
Women’s 65 Draw:
- Seeds are 1: USA; 2: France; 3: Germany; 4: Great Britain
- USA is in a three group round robin with Portugal and Austria. We play Portugal tomorrow and Austria on Monday. We have Tuesday off.
- If we win the round robin, we play the winner of Group C which has #3 seeded Germany, Argentina and So Africa in the semis of the knockout draw.
- France is in a RR group with Canada and Brazil; GBR has Australia and Netherlands
- There are 7 teams
- USA is the top seed and in a three team RR with Great Britain and Sweden
- USA plays Sunday and Monday
- Germany is the 2nd seed
- Seeds are France, USA, Great Britain and Netherlands
- USA is in a four team round robin with Argentina, Chile and Canada (and all American group)
- France has Brazil and Sweden
- GBR and NED are in a RR group with Switzerland and So Africa
W 80 Draw:
- Seeds are Germany and France
- USA is in a group with France and Great Britain (Cathie Anderson is the captain picked the chips which resulted in this draw.) They came to compete.
- Three teams Argentina, USA & Gr Britain
- Round Robin format
M 65 Draw:
- USA is the top seed
- USA is in a RR with Spain and Turkey and plays Spain (who won it last year) first round!
M 70 Draw:
- Seeds are USA, Australia
- Uruguay and Great Britain are in the USA flight
- Seeds were changed due to a French player having Covid.
- Seeds are Spain, USA, France, Italy
- USA is in a RR group with Zimbabwe and Switzerland
M 80 Draw:
- Seeds are Italy, USA, Chile, Great Britain.
- USA is in a RR group with Canada and France
- There are four teams, Great Britain, USA, Argentina, Denmark
- Round Robin will be played
Captains’ meeting for M65/W85/M80/M85 going on now. I will update this later.