TEAM USA WINS BIG
At 2019 ITF Super-Seniors
September 23, 2019
Team USA claimed half of the first-place trophies on offer at the 39th annual ITF Super-Senior World Team Championships, held from Sept. 15-20 in Umag, Croatia.
The women’s team won three titles while the men won two, which included a three-peat in the men’s 85-and-over division, following the event's debut in 2017.
In addition to the men's 85s, the U.S. successfully retained its title in the women's 65-and-over division, once again winning the Kitty Godfree Cup, but fell short of a record-setting fifth straight Doris Hart Cup in the women's 80-and-over division. The U.S. entered with an opportunity to break a tie with Canada for the most titles in the event, but finished second to Argentina.
The Red, White and Blue were also crowned champions in the women's 85-and-overs in the inaugural edition of the division, and the 75-and-over men claimed the Bitsy Grant Cup by defeating Austria.ADVERTISEMENT
The World Individual Championships run from Sept. 21-28.
Full results from Umag, as well as the names and hometowns of all who represented Team USA, are below.
Bitsy Grant Cup - Men's 75 & over - Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Austria 2-1)
1. David Dollins, Escondido, Calif.
2. Dean Corley, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
3. Donald Long, Rochester, N.Y.
4. Jimmy Parker, Santa Fe, N.M., Captain
Men’s 85 Cup - Men's 85 & over - Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Germany 3-0)
1. George McCabe, Oxford, Ohio, Captain
2. John Powless, Madison, Wisc.
3. Joseph Russell, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
4. King Van Nostrand, Vero Beach, Fla.
Kitty Godfree Cup - Women's 65 & over - Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Austria 3-0)
1. Jan Kirkland-Cochran, Fayetteville, Ga.
2. Lilian Peltz-Petow, Sarasota, Fla.
3. Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif., Captain
4. Wendy McColskey, Durham, N.C.
Althea Gibson Cup - Women's 70 & over - Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Great Britain 3-0)
1. Brenda Carter, Charleston, S.C., Captain
2. Judy Dixon, Amherst, Mass.
3. Liane Bryson, San Diego
4. Toni Novak, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Women's 85 Cup – Women’s 85 & over - Result: CHAMPION (USA def. Argentina 2-1)
1. Irene Bretzel, Fircrest, Wash.
2. Margaret Canby, San Antonio, Captain
3. Mary John Lynch, Rockport, Texas
4. Rose Austin, Naples, Fla.
Queens' Cup - Women's 75 & over - Result: 2nd Place
1. Carolann Castell, Kirkland, Wash.
2. Catherine Anderson, Del Mar, Calif.
3. Charleen Hillebrand, Harbor City, Calif.
4. Suella Steel, La Jolla, Calif., Captain
Doris Hart Cup - Women's 80 & over - Result: 2nd Place
1. Burnette Herrick, Tarboro, N.C.
2. Carol Wood, Rockville, Md., Captain
3. Dorothy Wasser, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
4. Sheila Palmer, La Jolla, Calif.
Gardnar Mulloy Cup - Men's 80 & over - Result: 3rd Place
1. Herman Ahlers, Las Vegas
2. Lester Sack, New Orleans, Captain
3. Robert Quall, Merced, Calif.
4. Wilbur Jones, Shawnee, Kan.
Britannia Cup - Men's 65 & over - Result: 3rd Place
1. Gary Jenkins, Boston, Mass.
2. Geoff Cykman, San Francisco
3. Mark Meyers, Houston, Captain
4. Tom Smith, Alpharetta, Ga.
Jack Crawford Cup - Men's 70 & over - Result: 3rd Place
1. Bob Litwin, Lafayette, Colo.
2. Brent Abel, Moraga, Calif. Captain
3. Geoffrey Moore, Boynton Beach, Fla.
4. Steven Gottlieb, New York, New York