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2012 ITF Seniors World Championships


The 32nd ITF Seniors World Team Championships, which is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, take place between February 6-19. 40 American athletes will be among 1,000 players from 35 countries participating at seven venues across San Diego, Calif.

The U.S. team will be defending its championships in five of the 10 age divisions. The titles the U.S. team will be defending are the Young Cup, Margaret Court Cup, Maria Esther Bueno Cup, Maureen Connolly Cup and Fred Perry Cup.

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Carolyn Nichols, Connolly Cup Captain


Courtesy of the USTA Florida section, hear from longtime captain Carolyn Nichols as she leads her defending world champion Maureen Connolly Cup Women's 55 team on home soil at the 2012 ITF Seniors World Team Championships in San Diego, Calif.


Below is a list of players representing the U.S. and the USTA at the 2012 ITF Seniors World Team Championships: (Captains denoted with "C")

Men's Teams   Women's Teams
Men's 35 - Italia Cup   Women's 35 - Lenglen Cup
Stuart Duncan, Laguna Beach, Calif.   Patricia Zerdan, Dallas, Tex.
Robert Collins, Houston, Tex. (C)    Kelly Pace-Wilson, Cameron Park, Calif.
Mark Tepes, Medford, N.J.   Trish Riddell, Lakeland, Fla. (C)
Gabriel Venter, Blue Ash, Ohio   Carolina Blouin, Raleigh, N.C.
Men's 40 - Trabert Cup   Women's 40 - Young Cup
Jeff Tarango, Manhattan Beach, Calif.   Julie Cass, Austin, Tex.
Eoin Collins, Houston, Tex.   Jennifer Dawson, Carlsbad, Calif.
Willie Dann, Denver, Colo. (C)   Gretchen Magers, San Diego, Calif.
Lew Miller, Denver, Colo.   Amy Alcini, Malibu, Calif. (C)
Men's 45 - Dubler Cup   Women's 45 - Court Cup
Mario Tabares, Miami, Fla. (C)   Shelly Works, San Antonio, Tex.
Andy Stoner, Cave Creek, Ariz.   Mariana Hollman, Winston-Salem, N.C.
Curtis Dunn, San Francisco, Calif.   Judy Newman, Scotts Valley, Calif.
Rick Leach, Corona del Mar, Calif.    Jarilyn Joseph, Pacific Palisades, Calif. (C) 
Men's 50 - Perry Cup   Women's 50 - Bueno Cup
Mike Fedderly, Palm Desert, Calif.   Fran Chandler, Jackson, Tenn. (C)
Val Wilder, Fort Worth, Tex.   Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif.
Mike Tammen, Portland, Ore.   Tracy Houk, Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Peter Markes, Austin, Tex. (C)   Mary Dailey, Delray Beach, Fla.
Men's 55 - Austria Cup   Women's 55 - Connolly Cup
Sal Castillo, San Antonio, Tex.   Diane Barker, Daniel Island, S.C.
Geoff Martinez, San Rafael, Calif.   Susan Wright, Grand Junction, Colo.
Ross Persons, Houston, Tex. (C)   Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. (C)
Dan Waldman, Washington, D.C.   Leslie Airola Murveit, Portola Valley, Calif.
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2012 ITF Seniors World Championships
February 6-19, 2012
San Diego, California
 In This Section:
Congratulations to our American Champions!
Maureen Connolly Cup
Individual Singles:
Jennifer Dawson
Rosalyn Nideffer
Diane Barker
Jeff Tarango
Jeff Greenwald
Val Wilder
Mark Vines
Individual Doubles:
C. Macgregor/D. Spence-Nasim
D. Higa/J. Jones
A. Finerman/E. Smith
K. May Fritz/S. Wright
G. Evans/M. Evans
R. Leach/M. Maule
J. Letts/B. Man-Son-Hing
M. Fedderly/V. Wilder
R. Persons/D. Waldman
Individual Mixed:
T. Currie/R. Leach
D. Spence-Nasim/S. Dawson
R. Harris/A. Lopez
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