Former Williamsburg resident Toni Novack of Fort Myers, Fla., is on the Alice Marble Cup team that is representing the U.S. in women’s 60-and-over competition in the International Tennis Federation Super Seniors World Championships in Umag, Croatia.
W&M graduate Donna Floyd Fales of Coral Gables, Fla., is the captain of the 70-and-over team competing in the Althea Gibson Cup in Umag.
The full release is here:
USTA ANNOUNCES TEAMS FOR
2012 ITF SUPER-SENIORS WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
FLUSHING, NY, September 9, 2012 – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the players who will represent the United States at the 32nd International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships hosted by the Hrvatski Teniski Savez (Croatian Tennis Association) on September 10-15 in Umag, Croatia. The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup, with the top American tennis players representing their country in the 60, 65, 70, 75 and 80 and older age groups. The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.
The Americans will enter the event as the defending champions in nine divisions: defending four Cups in the men’s divisions, including the Von Cramm Cup, Britannia, Bitsy Grant Cup and Gardnar Mulloy Cup; and three in the women’s division, including the Alice Marble Cup, Althea Gibson Cup and Queens’ Cup.
Since the inception of the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships in 1981, the number of competitors taking part in the tournament has increased each year. In 1993, the ITF made the decision to divide the Seniors World Championships into two groups – Seniors (35-55) and Super-Seniors (60-80).
Following the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will take place September 16-23.
Below is a list of the players representing the United States at the 2012 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships.
Von Cramm Cup-Men's 60 & over
1. Larry Turville, Naples, FL, Captain
2. Paul Wulf, Salem, OR
3. Tony Dawson, Carmel, CA
4. Wesley Jackson, Rancho Mirage, CA
Britannia Cup-Men's 65 & over