2017 Year in Review: U.S. Dominates
ITF Super Seniors
Erin Maher | December 20, 2017
Love-15: As 2017 draws to a close, USTA.com is taking a look back at the top 15 storylines, headlines and highlights from the year in American tennis. Up now: The U.S. dominated the ITF Super Seniors Championships, capturing a total of 20 titles across the team and individual events.
Tennis is the sport for a lifetime, and never is it more apparent than at the ITF Super Seniors Championships. The Super Seniors are the 65- to 85-and-over equivalent of the Davis and Fed Cup competitions and the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors Circuit.
In October, Americans racked up the wins at the 37th ITF Super Seniors World Team Championships, sweeping the four women’s divisions and winning three of the five men’s divisions.
Held at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., the U.S. ADVERTISEMENT brought home the titles in the Kitty Godfree Cup (Women’s 65 & over), Althea Gibson Cup (Women’s 70 & over), Queens’ Cup (Women’s 75 & over) and Doris Hart Cup (Women’s 80 & over), plus the Britannia Cup (Men’s 65 & over), Gardnar Mulloy Cup (Men’s 80 & over) and Men’s 85 Cup.
This was the eighth consecutive year the U.S. team triumphed in the Queens’ Cup and the third consecutive year for the Doris Hart Cup, and it marked the sixth Gardnar Mulloy Cup victory in the last seven years.
A week after exceling in the team events, the U.S. continued its winning streak, walking away with a total of 13 titles across the singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions, the most of any nation.