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2012 U.S. Paralympic Team

Steve Baldwin

Steve Baldwin

41, makes his Paralympic debut. He is a two-time member of the U.S. World Team Cup (2012 and 2001). After an eight year hiatus from wheelchair tennis, Baldwin’s comeback was completed when was named to the Paralympic Tennis Team for this year. In 2002, he landed two career-high rankings in ITF, with a world No. 10 in singles and world No. 13 in doubles.

Bryan Barten

39, will make his Paralympic debut in London. He is a seven-time U.S. World Team Cup member, including four consecutive appearances from 2009-2012. He reached his first Super Series singles final in 2005 and advanced to his first Super Series doubles final in 2011 partnering with fellow teammate David Wagner.

Emmy Kaiser

Emmy Kaiser battles to try and secure another WTC victory

22, will be making her first appearance in the Paralympic Games in London. She took home the gold medal in doubles and a silver medal in singles at the 2011 Parapan American Games. She has been a women’s member of the World Team Cup team for four consecutive years beginning in 2009, and is a two-time World Team Cup Junior member.

Jon Rydberg

34, is a three-time Paralympian heading to London. He’s won two gold medals at the Parapan American Games, last year in doubles and at the 2007 games in singles. He is an eleven-time U.S. World Team Cup member. He was ranked in the Top 15 for the first time in singles in 2002 at world No. 11, and world No. 13 in doubles in 2007.

Mackenzie Soldan

Mackenzie Soldan

20, will make her Paralympic debut. She captured the gold medal in both singles and doubles at the 2011 Parapan American Games, and reached the Top 20 in ITF rankings in 2010 for the first time, landing a career high of world No. 18. She made her World Team Cup debut this year in the women’s division and is a three-time World Team Cup junior member.

Nick Taylor


32, will make his third-consecutive Paralympics in London. As a member of one of the most successful wheelchair tennis doubles team with partner David Wagner, the duo is vying for their third consecutive gold medal. He has captured seven Grand Slam titles in doubles with Wagner, including four at the US Open (2007, 2009-2011) and three at the Australian Open (2008-2010).

David Wagner


38, will make his third consecutive Paralympic appearance. Wagner has won four medals in the quads division of the Paralympic Games, including two doubles gold medals with partner Nick Taylor (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008). He is a ten-time Grand Slam champion and also a ten-time World Team Cup member, winning five World Team Cup quad titles.

Stephen Welch

Stephen Welch

40, is a five-time Paralympian heading to London. He has competed in both singles and doubles dating back to 1996, winning four total medals, gold (doubles 1996), silver (singles 2000, 1996), bronze (doubles 2000). He is a three-time US Open champion and two-time former World No.1 ranked wheelchair tennis player (singles 1999, doubles, 1997).

Noah Yablong

Noah Yablong

24, will make his first Paralympic appearance in London. He made the men’s U.S. World Team Cup for the first time this year. Prior, he was a member of the Junior World Team Cup where he was the No. 1 ranked junior player in the U.S. in 2006.

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August 29 - September 9
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