McCarton Ackerman | June 23, 2015
Team USA was in top form at the ITF Seniors World Individual Championships, winning five titles and reaching the finals in three other divisions at the event held June 14-21 in La Baule, France.
In the Men’s 60 divisions, Daniel Waldman (pictured above) completed a clean sweep of the singles and doubles titles. He defeated Great Britain's Paul French in the singles final, 6-2, 6-4, before teaming up with fellow American Sal Castillo to win a thrilling match in the doubles final over German Thomas Emmrich and Dane Alan Rasmussen, 7-5, 4-6, [10-6].
The Men’s 55 doubles division saw the American team of Mike Fedderly and Mike Tammen record a dominant win in the final over Alec Allen and Nigel Mann of Great Britain, 6-1, 6-1. Tammen also reached the Men’s 55 singles final, ultimately losing the championship match to Australian Glenn Busby, 6-2, 6-2. ADVERTISEMENT
Carolyn Nichols also swept the singles and doubles titles, in the Women’s 60 divisions. After defeating fellow American Tina Karwasky in the singles final, 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-1, Nichols teamed up with Australian Lyn Mortimer for a flawless win in the doubles final, 6-0, 6-0.
Fran Chandler reached the finals in the Women’s 50 singles division, storming through her draw before coming up short in the final against Belgium's Klaartje Van Baarle, 6-1, 6-2.
Rounding up the impressive results for the women on Team USA was Susan Wright, who paired up with Christine French to reach the Women’s 55 doubles final. The American-British duo narrowly lost the championship match to Australians Ros Balodis and Leanne Swaysland, 6-1, 4-6, [10-2].