Doris Jane Lutz won two of the titles claimed by the U.S. at the 2014 ITF Super-Seniors World Individual Championships.
© Carolyn Nichols
By E.J. Crawford, USTA.com
For the second consecutive weekend, the United States came out on top of the tennis world, posting the strongest showing of any country at the ITF Super-Seniors Individual Team Championships.
In all, the U.S. had a winning hand in 15 of the tournament’s 30 competitions – which ranged in age division from 60 and over to 85 and over, with competitions in singles, doubles and mixed doubles – and at least one American contested the final in 22 of the 30 events. The showing comes one week after the U.S. was the dominant nation at the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, winning six of the 10 titles.
In all, 653 players from 35 different countries competed at three locations across Austria for the ITF world individual titles.
Tina Karwasky led the way for the U.S., completing a perfect two weeks by defending her title in the women’s 60s singles event and also capturing the women’s 60s doubles title with Mary Ginnard without losing a set. A week earlier, Karwasky and Ginnard teamed to lead the U.S. to the Alice Marble Cup at the world team championships.
In addition to Karwasky, the two-time champions for the U.S. were Roz King, who won the women’s 75s singles and doubles (with Ria Graham); Doris Lutz, who won the women’s 85s singles and doubles; and Rita Price, who won the women’s 85s doubles (with Lutz) and mixed doubles (with Great Britain’s Darius Panah-Izadi). Price also reached the women’s 85s singles final.
Other U.S. champions were Leslie Buck and Richard Johnson in the men’s 65s doubles, Brenda Carter and Hugh Thomson in the mixed 65s doubles, Jimmy Parker in the men’s 70s doubles, King Van Nostrand in the men’s 75s doubles, Lyn Tietz and Nick Ourusoff in the mixed 75s doubles, and Margaret Canby in the women’s 80s doubles.
The men’s 80s division finals turned into an all-American affair, with John Powless defeating George McCabe to win the singles, and then McCabe teaming with Chuck Nelson to defeat Powless and Richard Doss in the doubles.
Also posting a solid showing for the weekend was Donna Fales, who reached the final in three 70s divisions – women’s singles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.
ITF SUPER-SENIORS WORLD INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, AUSTRIA
FINAL RESULTS (Americans in bold)
Women’s 60 Singles
Tina Karwasky (USA) def. Nora Blom (NED), 6-1, 6-3
Women’s 60 Doubles
Mary Ginnard/Tina Karwasky (USA) def. Pauline Fisher/Shirley Fox (GBR), 6-1, 6-2
Men’s 60 Singles
Radovan Cizek (CZE) def. Bruno Renoult (FRA), 6-3, 6-1
Men’s 60 Doubles
James Cameron/Keith Porter (CAN) def. Roger Guedes (BRA)/Fred Robinson (USA), 4-6, 6-4 [10-4]
Mixed 60 Doubles
Caroline Glaszmann (FRA)/Bruno Renoult (FRA) def. Heidi Eisterlehner (GER)/Max Asen (AUT), 7-6 (4), 6-3
Women’s 65 Singles
Gail Benedetti (FRA) def. Petro Kruger (RSA), 6-2, 6-3
Women’s 65 Doubles
Carol Campling(AUS)/Petro Kruger (RSA) def. Brenda Carter/Betty Wachob (USA), 2-6, 7-6 (6) [10-4]
Men’s 65 Singles
Jorge Camina Borda (ESP) def. Wolfram Schmidle (GER), 6-3, 6-1
Men’s 65 Doubles
Leslie Buck/Richard Johnson (USA) def. Jerry Thomas/Hugh Thomson (USA), 6-1, 5-7 [11-9]
Mixed 65 Doubles
Brenda Carter/Hugh Thomson (USA) def. Elenora Adamcova (SVK) Petr Kolacek (SUI), 6-1, 6-3
Women’s 70 Singles
Michele Bichon (FRA) def. Donna Fales (USA), 6-2, 6-3
Women’s 70 Doubles
Frances Maclennan (GBR)/ Heidi Orth (GER) def. Catherine Anderson/Donna Fales (USA), 7-6 (5), 7-6 (5)
Men’s 70 Singles
Peter Pokorny (AUT) def. Giancarlo Milesi (ITA), 6-1, 6-3
Men’s 70 Doubles
Evert Jonsson (SWE)/Jimmy Parker (USA) def. Dennis Bindon/Alan Walsh (AUS), 6-2, 6-0
Mixed 70 Doubles
Sofia Garaguly/Peter Pokorny (AUT) def. Donna Fales/Fred Drilling (USA), 3-6, 6-3 [10-2]
Women’s 75 Singles
Roz King (USA) def. Elisabeth Van Boemmel (GER), 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
Women’s 75 Doubles
Ria Graham/Roz King (USA) def. Nola Collins/Joy Rigter (AUS), 6-7 (6), 7-5 [10-7]
Men’s 75 Singles
Giovanni Argentini (ITA) def. King Van Nostrand (USA), 6-0, 6-4
Men’s 75 Doubles
Peter Froelich (AUS)/King Van Nostrand (USA) def. Kevin Crump/Ian King (AUS), 6-1, 6-3
Mixed 75 Doubles
Lyn Tietz/Nick Ourusoff (USA) def. Elisabeth Van Boemmel/Silvio Linzbauer (GER), 6-2, 2-6 [10-3]
Women’s 80 Singles
Muffie Grieve (CAN) def. Margaret Robinson (AUS), 6-2, 2-6 [10-6]
Women’s 80 Doubles
Margaret Canby (USA)/Muffie Grieve (CAN) def. Peg Hoysted/Margaret Robinson (AUS), 2-6, 6-2 [10-6]
Men’s 80 Singles
John Powless (USA) def. George McCabe (USA), 6-1, 6-4
Men’s 80 Doubles
George McCabe/Chuck Nelson (USA) def. Richard Doss/John Powless (USA), 6-2, 6-3
Mixed 80 Doubles
Margaret Robinson/Max Byrne (AUS) def. Anne Williams (GBR)/Robert Barwick (AUS), 4-6, 6-1 [10-4]
Women’s 85 Singles
Doris Jane Lutz (USA) def. Rita Price (USA), 6-0, 6-0
Women’s 85 Doubles
Doris Jane Lutz/Rita Price (USA) def. Marlies Jennis (GER)/Erzsebet Szentirmay (HUN), 6-1, 6-2
Men’s 85 Singles
Doug Corbett (AUS) def. Michael Novik (RUS), 6-1, 6-3
Men’s 85 Doubles
Doug Corbett (AUS)/Angelo Sala (ITA) def. Clem Hopp (USA)/Guido Trevisan (ITA), w/o
Mixed 85 Doubles
Rita Price (USA)/Darius Panah-Izadi (GBR) def. Michael Novik (RUS)/ Erzsebet Szentirmay (HUN), 7-6 (5), 6-3