Americans Outstanding at Senior Championships

April 13, 2010

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — American players posted strong showings in virtually all age groups at the 30th ITF Seniors World Team Championships hosted by Tennis Mexico from March 29 – April 3, in Mexico City, Mexico. The 10 U.S. teams, playing in men’s and women’s age groups from 35 to 55-plus, claimed five first-place finishes at this premier international team competition. All 10 United States teams finished in the top four of their respective competitions, also claiming one runner-up, two third-place, and two fourth-place finishes.

The U.S. successfully defended titles in three of the 10 divisions at the event, including the Margaret Court Cup (W45), the Maureen Connolly Cup (W55) and the Fred Perry Cup (M50). Other first-place teams included the Young Cup (W40) and Maria Bueno Cup (W50). The final tally was five Cups to the U.S. and two Cups to France, who finished second overall to the U.S. in the tournament.

Below is the complete list of U.S. team scores from the 2010 ITF Seniors World Team Championships:

Fred Perry Cup-Men’s 50 & over (1ST PLACE – USA def. Australia, 3-0)

Young Cup-Women’s 40 & over (1ST PLACE – USA def. France, 2-0)

Margaret Court Cup-Women’s 45 & over (1ST PLACE – USA def. France, 2-0)

Maria Esther Bueno Cup-Women’s 50 & over (1ST PLACE – USA def. Great Britain, 3-0)

Maureen Connolly Cup- Women’s 55 & over (1ST PLACE – USA def. Netherlands, 2-1)

Tony Trabert Cup-Men’s 40 & over (2nd PLACE – France def. USA, 2-0)

Dubler Cup-Men’s 45 & over (3rd PLACE)

Austria Cup-Men’s 55 & over (4th PLACE)

Suzanne Lenglen Cup-Women’s 35 & over (4th PLACE)