Erin Maher  |  October 19, 2018

The top U.S. players ages 35 to 45 are ready to take on the world. 


Twenty-four players have been named to the United States squads for the ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships, slated for Oct. 21 – 26 in Miami.  


Team USA will compete against other countries in the Young Seniors World Team Championships, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup equivalent for players in the age categories 35-45. The Championships are the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit.


Following the ITF Young-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held Oct. 27-Nov. 3.


Below is a list of players representing the United States for each Cup:


Italia Cup - Men’s 35 & over

1.  Matthew Hane, Richmond, Va. Captain 

2.  Jonathas Sucupira, Riverview, Fla. 

3.  Brandon Blakenbaker, Charleston, S.C. 


4.  Nicholas Rainey, New Orleans 


Trabert Cup – Men’s 40 & over

1.  Stuart “Ross” Duncan, Aliso Viejo, Calif. Captain 

2.  Chris Groer, Knoxville, Tenn. 

3.  Samuel Schroerlucke, Memphis, Tenn.

4.  Ryan Pang, Bellevue, Wash. 


Dubler Cup – Men’s 45 & over

1.  Sean Straley, Sugar Land, Texas 

2.  Jason Wilks, Stuart, Fla.

3.  Michael Chang, Anaheim, Calif. Captain

4.  Neel Grover, Laguna Beach, Calif. 


Suzanne Lenglen Cup - Women’s 35 & over

1.  Anda Perianu, Ithaca, N.Y.

2.  Julie Thu, West Lake Hills, Texas 

3.  Katerina Janosek, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. 

4.  Kaysie Smashey, San Angelo, Texas Captain 


Young Cup - Women’s 40 & over

1.  Millie Yablonicky, Encinitas, Calif. 

2.  Lizl Kotz, Mount Pleasant, S.C. 

3.  Carolina Blouin, Augusta, Ga. Captain 

4.  Deborah Higa, Solana Beach, Calif.


Margaret Court Cup - Women’s 45 & over

1.  Nancy Hilliard, Corpus Christi, Texas Captain 

2.  Julie Cass, Austin, Texas 

3.  Tangerine Manning, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

4.  Tracie Currie, Ventura, Calif.


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