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Four Floridians Named to USA International Teams

February 12, 2007 09:58 AM

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) annually holds the World Senior Tennis Team Championships, which is akin to the Davis and Fed Cup for senior tennis players, age 35-55.  In 2007 this event will be played at Ali Bey Belek and Ali Bey Manavgat near Antalya, Turkey April 22-28.  The USTA selects four players per team from the USA based on their national play during the previous year. This year, four players from Florida have been named to a senior international team!

Mary Dailey of Delray Beach and Myke Bodisch of Santa Rosa Beach have been named to the Margaret Court Cup team for women age 45 and over.  They will be playing at Ali Bey Belek, near Antalya.  Dailey won five gold balls in 2006, her most successful year yet in the seniors.  Dailey is ranked #1 in doubles in the 30s and 40s age divisions nationally and won the 30 and 40 grass and 30 and 40 clay court doubles titles. She also won the 30 clay court mixed title.  Bodisch won her first singles gold ball at the 45 clay courts, winning 6 matches, 4 of which were three setters over quality opponents.  This will be the first senior international team experience for Dailey and Bodisch.

Mary Ginnard of Ft. Lauderdale has been named to the Maureen Connolly Cup team for players 55 and over.  She was a member of the winning Maria Bueno Cup team in 2006 and 2003-4.  Ginnard won the 50 indoor and grass court doubles titles in 2006 with Californian Tina Karwasky and was a singles finalist at the 50 indoors.  She’s the head pro at the Lauderdale Tennis Club.

Egan Adams of Palmetto was a member of the victorious 2006 Dubler Cup team at the ITF World Team Championship in Durban, South Africa.  In 2005 and 2006 Mr. Adams was the USTA Men’s 45 National Clay Court Champion and highly ranked nationally in M45 Singles.  In 2006, he also played on the winning Windmill Cup Team in Holland and was Florida State Mixed Doubles Champion.  Currently, he is ranked #7 in the ITF World Rankings.  

Congratulations to all on your outstanding accomplishments.  Good luck in Turkey and have fun!

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