Miami, FL, USA, 8 November 2017 | Tennis Australia

Australia has won the Maureen Connolly Cup (Women’s 55-and-over) and the Vonn Cramm Cup (Men’s 60-and-over) at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships last week (29 October-3 November). Australia had success in both cups last year in Helsinki.

In total, 24 players from Australia travelled to Miami, USA to compete in the annual event. The Championships are the highest ranked ITF Seniors event on the international calendar and saw 118 teams from 32 countries compete across three age categories 50-and-over, 55-and-over and 60-and-over.

Final results

Maureen Connelly Cup – Women’s 55+

First place – AUSTRALIA defeated GERMANY  2-1

Round Australia Score Germany
1 RAFTERY Narelle(AUS) 2-6 0-6 GARCIA Kerstin(GER)
2 BALODIS Ros(AUS) 6-4 7-5 NAUCK Helga(GER)
6-4 6-1 GARCIA Kerstin(GER)



Ros Balodis

Wanda Howes

Fiona Walker

Leanne Swaysland


Von Cramm Cup – Men’s 60+

First place – AUSTRALIA defeated FRANCE 3-0

Round Australia Score France
1 PASCOE Wayne(AUS) 6-2 6-3 KAISSERIAN Didier(FRA)
2 BUSBY Glenn(AUS) 6-1 6-3 JOLIOT Philippe(FRA)
3 DANCE Stephen(AUS)
MYERS Stephen(AUS)
6-4 6-4 RENOULT Marc(FRA)


Glenn Busby

Stephen Myers

Stephan Dance

Wayne Pascoe


Bueno Cup –Women’s 50+

10th Place – Argentina d Australia 2-1


Jill Meggs

Cathy Benson

Dianne Cassel

Ulrike Duetch Watson


Fred Perry Cup – Men’s 50+

6th place – Argentina d Australia 2-1


Gary Nadebaum

Michael Russell

Martin Warwick

Greg Westwood


Alice Marble Cup – Women’s 60+

5th place – Australia d Argentina 2-1


Judith Buzza

Suzie Ellis

Rosemary Davis

Leonie Ainsworth


Austria Cup – Men’s 55+

7th place – Sweden d Australia 3-0


Eddie Myers

Mike Ford

Peter Bilton

Brad Middleton

The ITF Young Seniors, Seniors and Super-Seniors World Team and Individual Championships are the premier events on the ITF Seniors Circuit. Players aged from 35-and-over to 45-and-over compete in the Young Seniors Championships; from 50-and-over to 60-and-over in the Seniors Championships, and from 65-and-over and 85-and-over compete in the Super-Seniors Championships. Starting with one team trophy in 1958, and four individual events in 1981, the competitions have grown to offer a total of 72 World Championship titles each year to teams, and in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

The ITF Seniors World Individual Championships are currently taking place in Miami.

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