United States wins four more titles at the ITF World Team Championships

October 17, 2023

American teams won four of the 10 titles at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) 65-, 70-, 75-, 80-, 85-and-over World Team Championships, in Capdepera, Mallorca, Spain. The women’s and men’s teams each won two titles while the six other teams finished as runners-up. At the individual championships following team play, the U.S. brought home an additional 12 titles.


The tournament is the super-senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup competitions, where top American tennis players represent their country in the 65-, 70-, 75-, 80-, 85-and-over age groups.

All teams representing the United States left the tournament as champions or runners-up. This year’s teams took home titles in the Gardner Mulloy Cup (men’s 80 & over), Lorne Main Cup (men’s 85 & over), Althea Gibson Cup (women’s 70 & over), and Angela Mortimer Cup (women’s 85 & over).


The ITF Masters World Individual Championships followed the team competition, with American players winning 12 titles. The top two American performers were Donna Fales of Coral Gables, Fla., who won her third consecutive Women’s 80+ singles title, in addition to claiming the doubles and mixed doubles titles, and San Diego’s Roz King, who won the Women’s 85+ singles and doubles titles. King’s singles title was the fourth world singles title of her career.


Below is a list of players representing the United States in each division with results:



Britannia Cup - Men's 65 & over – Result: 2nd Place (Australia def. USA 2-1)

1. David Waldman, Washington D.C.

2. Mark Vines, Naples, Fla. – Captain

3. Michael Tammen, Portland, Ore.

4. Ross Parsons, Houston


Jack Crawford Cup - Men's 70 & over – Result: 2nd Place (France def. USA 2-0)

1. David Sivertson, La Quinta, Calif.

2. Leonard Wofford, Portland, Ore.

3. Paul Wulf, Salem, Ore. – Captain

4. Robert Barrie, Irving, Texas


Bitsy Grant Cup - Men's 75 & over – Result: 2nd Place (Spain def. USA 2-1)

1. Brent Abel, Rancho Mirage, Calif. – Captain

2. Brian Cheney, Chandler, Ariz.

3. Geoffrey Moore, Boynton Beach, Fla.

4. Michael Beautyman, Lake Worth, Fla.


Gardnar Mulloy Cup - Men's 80 & over – Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Italy 3-0)

1. Donald Long, Rochester, N.Y.

2. Fred Drilling, Estero, Fla.

3. Jimmy Parker, Santa Fe, N.M. – Captain

4. Michael Stewart, Garner, N.C.


Lorne Main Cup - Men's 85 & over – Result: CHAMPION (USA wins round-robin)

1. Albert Lyle, Jackson, Miss.

2. Jerald Hayes, Carmel, Ind. – Captain

3. Lester Sack, Laguna Woods, Calif.

4. Wilbur Jones, Shawnee, Kan.


Kitty Godfree Cup - Women's 65 & over – Result: 2nd Place (Australia def. USA 2-1)

1. Bunnie Jackson, Bluffton, S.C.

2. Carolyn Lane, Phoenix, Ariz.

3. Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. – Captain

4. Susan Wright, Orlando, Fla.


Althea Gibson Cup - Women's 70 & over – Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Great Britain 3-0)

1.  Judy Dixon, Amherst, Mass. – Captain

2. Marilyn Jan Kirkland, Sarasota, Fla.

3.  Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif.

4.  Wendy McColskey, Durham, N.C.


Queens' Cup - Women's 75 & over – Result: 2nd Place (France def. USA 2-1)

1. Brenda Carter, Raleigh, N.C. – Captain

2. Gwenda Ward, Ocala, Fla.

3. Liane Bryson, San Diego

4. Toni Novack, Naples, Fla.


Doris Hart Cup - Women's 80 & over – Result: 2nd Place (USA finishes runner-up in round-robin)

1. Cathie Anderson, Del Mar, Calif.

2. Charleen Hillebrand, Carson, Calif.

3. Donna Fales, Coral Gables, Fla. – Captain

4. Frances Dickerson, Palm Beach, Fla.


Angela Mortimer Cup - Women's 85 & over – Result: Champion (USA wins round-robin)

1. Chris Smith Wood, Corpus Christi, Fla.

2. Dorothy Wasser, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

3. Roz King, San Diego – Captain

4. Shelia Palmer, La Jolla, Calif.





Women’s 65+ Doubles: Susan Wright (USA) & Pat Medrado (BRA) def. Bunnie Jackson (USA) & Carolyn Nichols (USA), 6-4, 6-4


Men’s 70+ Doubles: Boyd Brachstone (GBR) & Jasper Cooper (GBR) def. Dennis Engelbrecht (USA) & Rollin Rhone (USA), 6-3, 6-4


Women’s 70+ Singles: Pauline Fisher (GBR) def. Tina Karwasky (USA), 6-1, 6-4


Men’s 75+ Doubles: Brent Abel (USA) & Brian Cheney (USA) def. Peter Kolacek (SUI) & Jairo Velesco Ramirez (ESP) – Walkover


Women’s 75+ Doubles: Liane Bryson (USA) & Brenda Carter (USA) def. Carolann Castell (USA) & Gwenda Ward (USA), 6-1, 6-3


Mixed 75+ Doubles: Nicole Hesse Cazaux (FRA) & Jairo Velesco Ramirez (ESP) def. Carolann Castell (USA) & Bruce Barett (USA), 6-1, 6-1


Men’s 80+ Singles: Jamie Rene Pinto Bravo (CHI) def. Fred Drilling (USA), 6-3, 6-1


Men’s 80+ Doubles: Fred Drilling (USA) & Jimmy Parker (USA) def. Richard Salzmann (AUT) & Gordon Waygood (AUS), 6-3, 6-1


Women’s 80+ Singles: Donna Fales (USA) def. Frances MacLennan (GBR), 6-3, 6-0


Women’s 80+ Doubles: Donna Fales (USA) & Michele Bichon (FRA) def. Susy Burggraf (SUI) & Frances MacLennan (GBR), 6-4, 7-6


Mixed 80+ Doubles: Donna Fales (USA) & Fred Drilling (USA) def. Susy Burggraf (SUI) & Daniel Hazelton (USA), 6-1, 6-1


Men’s 85+ Doubles: Giovanni Argentini (ITA) & Rolf Westman (SWE) def. Alberto Mastroberardino (ARG) & Nick Ourusoff (USA), 4-6, 6-2 (10-8)


Women’s 85+ Singles: Roz King (USA) def. Viviana Flint (ARG), 6-1, 6-0


Women’s 85+ Doubles: Roz King (USA) & Dorothy Wasser (USA) def. Shelia Palmer (USA) & Chris Smith (USA), 6-1, 6-0


Mixed 85+ Doubles: Sheila Palmer (USA) & Nick Ourusoff (USA) def. Nora Kotler (ARG) & Albert Mastroberardino (ARG), 6-3, RET.


Men’s 90+ Singles: George McCabe (USA) def. Chuck Nelson (USA), 6-1, 6-1


Men’s 90+ Doubles: George McCabe (USA) & Henri Crutchet (FRA) – won round robin

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