USA Wins Bigs at Super-Senior
Erin Maher | September 24, 2018
They came, they saw, the conquered. Team USA took home four cups last week at the 2018 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in Umag, Croatia.
The U.S. brought home the titles in the Kitty Godfree Cup (Women’s 65 & over), Doris Hart Cup (Women’s 80 & over), Britannia Cup (Men’s 65 & over) and Men’s 85 Cup. The United States have now won the Doris Hart Cup for four straight years, matching the Canadian record since the competition was first played in 2011.
The men have captured the Men's 85 cup for the second year in a row, since they debuted in the event last year.
The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their country in the 65-, 70-, 75-, 80- and 85- and-over age groups. This is the first time that the event will feature the men’s 85-and-over division. The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.ADVERTISEMENT
Below is a list of players representing the United States in each competition and results:
Britannia Cup - Men's 65 & over – Result: Champion (USA def. Austria, 2-1)
1. David Sivertson, Addison, Texas
2. Leonard Wofford, Portland, Ore.
3. Paul Wulf, Salem, Ore. Captain
4. Tom Smith, Alpharetta, Ga.
Jack Crawford Cup - Men's 70 & over – Result: Ninth Place
1. Brent Abel, Moraga, Calif. Captain
2. Geoffrey Moore, Boynton Beach, Fla.
3. Laurel Hammel, Cambridge, Mass.
4. Don Clark, Santa Fe, N.M.
Bitsy Grant Cup - Men's 75 & over – Result: 2nd Place (Austria def. USA, 2-1)
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.
Gardnar Mulloy Cup - Men's 80 & over – Result: 2nd Place (Sweden def. USA, 2-1)
1. Jerald Hayes, Westfield, Ind.
2. Kaz Saito, West Bloomfield, Mich.
3. Lester Sack, New Orleans, Captain
4. Lloyd Goldwater, Canoga Park, Calif.
Men’s 85 Team Cup - Men's 85 & over – Result: Champion (Round Robin)
1. Chuck Nelson, Santa Monica, Calif.
2. George J. McCabe, Oxford, Ohio, Captain
3. Joseph Russell, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
4. Saul Snyder, San Diego
Kitty Godfree Cup - Women's 65 & over – Result: Champion (USA def. Australia, 2-1)
1. Judy Dixon, Amherst, Mass.
2. Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif., Captain
3. Victoria McEvoy, Cambridge, Mass.
4. Wendy McClosky, Durham, N.C.
Althea Gibson Cup - Women's 70 & over – Result: 2nd Place (France def. USA 2-1)
1. Betty Wachob, Panama City, Fla.
2. Brenda Carter, Charleston, S.C., Captain
3. Liane Bryson, San Diego
4. Molly Hahn, Belmont, Mass.
Queens' Cup - Women's 75 & over – Result: 2nd Place (Round Robin)
1. Cathie Anderson, Del Mar, Calif.
2. Charleen Hillebrand, Harbor City, Calif.
3. Sheila Weinstock, Weston, Mass., Captain
4. Suella Steel, La Jolla, Calif.
Doris Hart Cup - Women's 80 & over – Result: Champion (USA def. Great Britain, 2-1)
1. Burnette Herrick, Tarboro, N.C.
2. Carol Wood, Rockville, Md., Captain
3. Doris DeVries, Chester, Calif.
4. Roz King, San Diego