U.S. Racks up Titles
At ITF Super Seniors Individual
E.J. Crawford | October 23, 2017
Team USA wrapped up a wildly successful ITF Super Seniors Championships this past weekend at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., winning a number of individual titles to go with the seven cups – out of nine contested – the U.S. won in team play a week ago.
Donna Fales, King Von Nostrand and George McCabe led the way for the Americans, sweeping the singles and doubles in their respective age brackets, with Fales adding a third title in mixed doubles.
Fales pulled a minor upset to win the women’s singles; the No. 2 seed topped top-seeded German Heide Orth in a tightly contested three-setter. The two women then paired to win the doubles title, also in a thrilling three-setter, with the American completing the 75s Triple Crown by winning the mixed doubles with countryman Frederick Drilling. ADVERTISEMENT
In the 80-and-over division, the top-seeded Von Nostrand claimed the singles title with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over No. 2 seed and fellow American Lester Sack in the singles final. Von Nostrand then teamed with Australia’s Peter Froelich to win the doubles.
McCabe made it a clean sweep for the Americans in the men’s 80s. The third seed in singles won the 85-and-over title by upsetting the top seed in the semifinals and defeating Australian Max Byrne, 7-5, 6-4, in the final. For the doubles, McCabe paired countryman John Powless to defeat Byrne and his fellow Australian Adrian Alle.
Roz King rounded out the American singles champions on the weekend, winning the Women’s 80s as the seventh seed. All-American doubles champions included Brenda Carter and Betty Wachob in the Women’s 70s, Richard Johnson and James Parker in the Men’s 70s, and Drilling and Michael Stewart in the Men’s 75s. Oher U.S. doubles champions were Daniel Grossman in the Men’s 65s and Dorothy Wasser in the Women’s 80s.
ITF Super Seniors Individual American Champions
Women’s 70: Brenda Carter and Betty Wachob (doubles)
Women’s 75: Donna Fales (singles and doubles)
Women’s 80: Roz King (singles); Dorothy Wasser (doubles)
Men’s 65: Daniel Grossman (singles)
Men’s 70: Richard Johnson and James Parker (doubles)
Men’s 75: Frederick Drilling and Michael Stewart (doubles)
Men’s 80: King Von Nostrand (singles and doubles)
Men’s 85: George McCabe (singles); McCabe and John Powless (doubles)
Mixed 75: Donna Fales and Frederick Drilling
For a detailed account of each age bracket, see our story on the USTA National Campus website.
And click here for full results from the 2017 ITF Super-Seniors World Individual Championships.