USTA Announces Team for 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup

April 30, 2024

ORLANDO, Fla., April 29, 2024 – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced the players and coaches who will represent the United States at the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. The nation’s top wheelchair tennis players will compete against participants from around the globe, May 7-12, at the Megasaray Club Belek in Antalya, Turkey.

The World Team Cup is the ITF’s flagship wheelchair tennis event. The inaugural event in California in 1985 involved six men’s teams. The women’s competition began the following year, with quad and junior events introduced in 1998 and 2000, respectively. The event has experienced continued growth since.

Forty-four teams from 21 countries are set to contest the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup. American teams will compete in three separate divisions: quad (8 nations), men’s (16 nations), and junior (8 nations). The men’s, quad, and junior events all start in a round-robin group format before the top nations in each round-robin group go forward to the knockout stages to decide the medals and final positions.

Representing the U.S. at the 2024 BNP Paribas World Team Cup will be:

Juniors Team
Charlie Cooper (La Quinta, Calif.) – 4th Team Selection
Tomas Majetic (Boulder, Colo.) – 3rd Team Selection
Max Wong (Flushing, N.Y.) – 3rd Team Selection
Sabina Czauz (Thornton, Colo.) – 1st Team Selection
Kevin Heim, Coach (Lincoln, Neb.)

Quad Team
Andrew Bogdanov (Prescott, Ariz.) – 2nd Team Selection
Hunter Groce (San Antonio) – 3rd Team Selection
David Wagner (Walla Walla, Wash./San Diego, Calif.) – 22nd Team Selection
John Devorss, Coach (Portland, Ore.)

Men’s Team
Jason Keatseangsilp (Tucson, Ariz.) – 5th Team Selection
Casey Ratzlaff (Wichita, Kan.) – 6th Team Selection
Conner Stroud (Rutherfordton, N.C.) – 6th Team Selection
Jon Rydberg, Coach (Woodbury, Minn.)

Team Leaders
Jodie Manganelli, Team Manager (Severna Park, Md.)
Lauren Chamberlain, Team Administrator (Titusville, Fla.)

The USTA was officially designated by the USOPC as the national governing body for the Paralympic sport of wheelchair tennis in June 2002, becoming the first Olympic national governing body to earn this recognition. As the national governing body for wheelchair tennis, the USTA manages wheelchair tennis in the United States, including the sanctioning of tournaments, overseeing wheelchair rankings, creating and managing a high-performance program for developing elite disabled athletes, and selecting teams to compete internationally for the United States.