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Keener and Dailey Named to United States Young Cup Team

August 25, 2008 11:07 AM

The United States Tennis Association selected Robin Keener of Melbourne, FL and Mary Dailey of Delray Beach, FL to join the 2008 United States Women’s Young Cup team for women 40 and over.  Keener will compete for this year’s Young Cup in the World Team Championships to be held in Antalya, Turkey, October 12-18, 2008.  This year’s competition will be played on European red clay courts.  The US got 5th place in competition in 2007 in Antalya.  The US will attempt to win the Cup when it competes in Turkey again this year against 15 of the world’s top women’s tennis teams.  This prestigious Cup is for international tennis team competition for women ages 40 and older.  It is sponsored annually by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).  Keener and Dailey are two of a four women team selected by the USTA from the very best players in her age division.  Their teammates include Renata Marcinkowska from Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Anna Zimmerman from Indianapolis, Indiana.

Robin Keener will be playing on the Young Cup team for the first time, although she played for the US on the Suzanne Lenglen Cup team in 2005 & 2006.  Keener was the USTA’s 2007 National Indoor Champion in as well as the National Claycourt finalist for women’s 40s singles play.  She has also been named the United States Professional Tennis Association’s National Player of the Year several times, as well as Florida’s Player of the Year for the last 6 years for women’s 35 and over players.  Keener graduated from Rollins College with a degree in English and is currently a certification tester for the USPTA as well as tennis official for the USTA.  She and her husband Chuck, who was USPTA’s Tourning Coach of the Year for 2008, have a daughter Haley (12) and son Drew (8).

Mary Dailey will be playing on the Young Cup team for the first time, although she played for the US on the Court Cup team last year.  She holds four World Doubles titles winning in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007 at the World Individual Championships.  Dailey has won 14 National doubles titles over the last 4 years including the 30s Claycourts, 40s Claycourts and 45s Indoor Championships for 2007.  Dailey graduated from the University of Miami and is currently the Head Women’s Tennis Coach at FAU.

 

 

The United States Tennis Association owns and stages the US Open and selects the men’s and women’s teams that compete in major Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Olympic Games competition.  It also selects and sponsors top US players in various age groups for the USTA tennis teams, including the US Women’s 35 team, that represent the US in international team tennis competitions against some of the world’s best players.The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in America and is a non-profit organization with more than 700,000 members. It invests all of its resources to promote and develop the growth of tennis, from the grass roots to international individual and professional levels.

 

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