Eleven-time doubles Grand Slam champion and four-time Paralympian Nick Taylor, who retired in 2021, was a member of 21 consecutive U.S. World Team Cup teams in the quad division from 2000-21.
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The women led the way for Team USA at the 2022 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. The team of Shelby Baron, Dana Mathewson and Emmy Kaiser placed on the podium for the second straight year with the bronze medal, the highest placing for all four U.S. teams at the 'World Cup of wheelchair tennis.' The U.S. men and quad teams each placed fourth while the juniors placed seventh, with the men and juniors both bettering their finish from 2021. The men's team, in fact, had their best showing at the event in nearly two decades; they won their group with an undefeated record to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2003.
The BNP Paribas World Team Cup is the flagship international team competition in wheelchair tennis, born as its counterpart to the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup. The inaugural BNP Paribas World Team Cup was held in California in 1985 with six men’s teams. The women’s event began in 1986, with quad and juniors introduced in 1998 and 2000, respectively.
In all, the U.S. has won 23 World Team Cups across the four divisions.
Brad Parks, the founder of wheelchair tennis, played for the U.S. nine times.
Two-time Paralympian Nancy Olson helped the U.S. women win their first cup in 1994.
All-time greats Nick Taylor and David Wagner led the U.S. to nine quad titles together.
Combining junior & pro, Emmy Kaiser earned 12 straight nominations from 2005-16.
Team USA won three consecutive junior titles from 2015-17.