Australia wins gold at ITF Seniors World Team Event in Miami
Another successful year for our Australian teams at the ITF Seniors World Team event held in Miami.
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.
Maureen Connelly Cup – Women’s 55+
First place – AUSTRALIA defeated GERMANY 2-1
|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)
Von Cramm Cup – Men’s 60+
First place – AUSTRALIA defeated FRANCE 3-0
|1||PASCOE Wayne(AUS)||6-2 6-3||KAISSERIAN Didier(FRA)|
|2||BUSBY Glenn(AUS)||6-1 6-3||JOLIOT Philippe(FRA)|
|6-4 6-4||RENOULT Marc(FRA)
Bueno Cup –Women’s 50+
10th Place – Argentina d Australia 2-1
Ulrike Duetch Watson
Fred Perry Cup – Men’s 50+
6th place – Argentina d Australia 2-1
Alice Marble Cup – Women’s 60+
5th place – Australia d Argentina 2-1
Austria Cup – Men’s 55+
7th place – Sweden d Australia 3-0
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.
For full results: http://www.itftennis.com/seniors/home.aspx