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Seventeen Florida Players Named to International Teams

July 28, 2008 12:18 PM

The United States will be defending championships in six of the 19 divisions at the Men’s and Women’s Senior & Super-Senior Championships, October 12-18 in Antalya, Turkey.  The American teams finished 1st or 2nd in 12 of the 19 divisions last year.  This year, a remarkable seventeen Florida players have been named to 2008 International Senior and Super Senior Teams.

The ITF Seniors/Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most coveted team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.  Since its inception in 1981, the number of competitors attracted to this event has increased year by year. In 1993, the ITF took the decision to divide the Seniors World Championships into two groups, Seniors for the younger veterans and Super-Seniors for the older players.

This year’s tournament boasts an all time record with over 1,000 players scheduled to compete for their respective title in each division. In all, there are 374 teams competing -- 225 teams in the Seniors division and 149 Super-Senior Teams.  The Seniors (35-55) and Super-Seniors (60-80 for men, and 60-75 for women) World Team Championships are held yearly in countries all over the world. South Africa, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and the United States have each taken their turn hosting the Seniors and Super-Seniors World Championships.

1. Trish Riddell, Maitland, FL has been named to the Suzanne Lenglen Cup team for women 35 and over. The South African native, has dominated the Grandes Dames circuit in the 30s and 35s for several years in singles and doubles. She was a semifinalist at the 35 indoors in 2008. She has been selected to be the playing captain for this team. In 2007 the USA Lenglen Cup team finished 5th in Antalya, Turkey.

 

 

 

2. Robin Keener, Melbourne, FL has been named to the Young Cup team for women 40 and over. Keener won the 2007 USTA National 40 Indoor Championships and was a finalist at the 40 Clay Courts. She finished 2007 ranked #1 in the US. 

 

 

 


 

3. Mary Dailey, Delray Beach, FL, has been named to the Young Cup team. She won the 2007 40 Clay Courts and 2008 45 Indoors, and was a finalist at the 2007 40 Indoors, the 2007 45 Indoors, and the 2007 35 Grass Courts, in doubles. She was a member of the 2007 Margaret Court Cup team.

 

 

 


4. Myke Loomis, Santa Rosa Beach, FL, has been named to the Margaret Court Cup team for women 45 and over. She was a finalist at the 2007 45 Clay Courts and finished third at the 2008 40 Clay Courts. The USA Court Cup team finished third in 2007 in Antalya, Turkey.

 

 

 

 

5. Susan Boyer, Coral Springs, FL has been named to the Court Cup team. She won the 2008 45 Clay Court doubles title and finished third there in singles. This will be her first time playing on a Cup team.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Mary Ginnard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL has been named to the Maureen Connolly Cup team for women 55 and over. She was a member of the victorious Connolly Cup team in 2007. She won the 2007 55 Indoor and Grass Court and 2008 Indoor doubles titles and the 55 Grass Court singles title. She was a finalist at the 2007 50 Grass Courts in doubles.

 

 

 

7. Kerry Young, Maitlaind, FL has been named to the Connolly Cup team. This is the first team she’s been selected to since she has had a double knee replacement. She won the 2008 55 Clay Court doubles title (with teammate Martha Downing of California). She has won numerous Grandes Dames singles and doubles titles, most recently the 2007 Fall Grandes Dames 55 singles.

 

 

 

8. Betty Wachob, Panama City, FL has been named to the Alice Marble Cup team. She was a member of the 2007 Marble Cup team which finished third in Christchurch, NZ. She won the 2007 60 and over Grass, Clay and Hard and 2008 Clay and Hard doubles titles and the 2007 60 and over Grass Court singles title. She was a singles finalist in that division at the 2007 and 2008 Clay and Hard Courts. 

 

 

 

9. Nancy Reed, Winter Park, FL, has been named to the Queens Cup team for women 75 and over. The USA finished second in the Queens Cup competition in 2007 in Christchurch, NZ. She won the 2008 75 and over Clay Court singles and doubles title and the 2007 70 and over Grass Court doubles title. She is undefeated this year in the 75 and over age division.

 

 

 


10. Lucille Kyvallos, Ft. Lauderdale, FL will captain the 2008 Queens Cup team. She was a member of the 2007 Queens Cup team. She was a singles finalist at the 2007 Clay Courts in the 75s division.

 

 

 

 


11. Louise Russ, Boca Raton, FL has been named to the Queens Cup team. With teammate Mary Boswell of Maryland, she won a doubles Gold Slam in 2007, winning the Hard, Clay, Indoor and Grass Court titles. They won the 2008 Indoor doubles title.

 

 

 

 

12. Richard Schmidt, Orlando, FL will head the USA Men’s Tony Trabert Cup team for men 40 and over. He is currently ranked #1 in the US and won the 2008 Men’s 40 Indoors and the 2007 Men’s 40 Grass Court singles titles. He was a finalist in the 2008 Men’s 40 Indoors in doubles. The USA finished 4th in the Trabert Cup in 2007 in Antalya, Turkey.

 

 

 

13. Kevin Manning, Clearwater, FL, has been named to the USA Fred Perry Cup team for men 50 and over. He won the 2007 USPTA International Championships for men 50 and over and was a semifinalist at the 50 Grass Court Championships. The USA Perry Cup team finished second in 2007 in Antalya, Turkey.

 

 

 


14. Larry Turville, Dunnellon, FL has been named to the USA Austria Cup team for men 55 and over. He will also serve as the playing captain of this team. He won the world doubles title in 2007 in Turkey and was a singles finalist. He won the 2007 Hard and Clay Court Championships and was the top ranked player in the 55s in the USA. The USA finished second in the Austria Cup in 2007 in Antalya, Turkey.

 

 

 

15. Joe Bachmann, Sarasota, FL, has been named as the USA Britannia Cup team for men 65 and over. He was a finalist in singles this year in the 65 clay courts, beating ITF World 65 Champion Fred Drilling en route to the final. The USA finished second in the Britannia Cup competition in 2007 in Ashburton, NZ.

 

 

 


16. Fred Farzanegan, Tampa, FL has been named to the USA Jack Crawford Cup team for men 70 and over. The USA finished second in the Crawford Cup competition in 2007 in Christchurch, NZ.  He won the 70 Indoor and Hard Court singles titles in 2008 and was a doubles finalist at the 70 Hard Courts. The USA finished second in the Crawford Cup competition in 2007 in Christchurch, NZ.

 


 

 

17. Clem Hopp, Sarasota, FL has been named to the USA Gardnar Mulloy Cup team for men 80 and over. He won the 2008 USTA Category I Indoor doubles title and Hard Court singles title and was a finalist at the 2008 Hard Courts in doubles. The USA won the Mulloy Cup competition in 2007 in Christchurch, NZ.

 

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