Four Florida players will be among U.S. teams competing at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Young-Seniors World Team Championships, which will be held Oct. 21-26, 2018 in Miami, Fla.
 
The tournament is the young-seniors tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their country in the 30-, 35- and 40-and-over age groups.

Florida players are Jonathas Sucupira (Riverview, Fla.) on the U.S. Italia Cup Men’s 35 & Over team, Jason Wilks (Stuart) on the U.S. Dubler Cup Men’s 45 & Over team, Katerina Janosek (Ponte Vedra Beach) on the U.S. Suzanne Lenglen Cup Women’s 35 & Over team, and Tangerine Manning (Ft. Lauderdale) on the U.S. Margaret Court Cup Women’s 45 & Over squad.

Last year the top U.S. result was a third-place finish in the Margaret Court Cup (women’s 45s).

Following the ITF Young-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held Oct. 27-Nov. 3.
 
Below is a list of players representing the United States for each cup:
 
Italia Cup — Men’s 35 & Over
1.  Nicholas Rainey, New Orleans
2.  Brandon Blakenbaker, Charleston, S.C.
3.  Jonathas Sucupira, Riverview, Fla.
4.  Matthew Hane, Richmond, Va. Captain
 
Trabert Cup — Men’s 40 & Over
1.  Chris Groer, Knoxville, Tenn.
2.  Ryan Pang, Bellevue, Wash.
3.  Samuel Schroerlucke, Memphis, Tenn.
4.  Stuart “Ross” Duncan, Aliso Viejo, Calif. Captain
 
Dubler Cup — Men’s 45 & Over
1.  Jason Wilks, Stuart, Fla.
2.  Michael Chang, Anaheim, Calif. Captain
3.  Neel Grover, Laguna Beach, Calif.
4.  Sean Straley, Sugar Land, Texas
 
Suzanne Lenglen Cup — Women’s 35 & Over
1.  Anda Perianu, Ithaca, N.Y.
2.  Julie Thu, West Lake Hills, Texas
3.  Katerina Janosek, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
4.  Kaysie Smashey, San Angelo, Texas Captain
 
Young Cup — Women’s 40 & Over
1.  Carolina Blouin, Augusta, Ga. Captain
2.  Deborah Higa, Solana Beach, Calif.
3.  Lizl Kotz, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
4.  Millie Yablonicky, Encinitas, Calif.
 
Margaret Court Cup — Women’s 45 & Over
1.  Julie Cass, Austin, Texas
2.  Nancy Hillard, Corpus Christi, Texas Captain
3.  Tangerine Manning, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
4.  Tracie Currie, Ventura, Calif.
 
For more info go to www.itftennis.com/seniors/world-team-championships/young-seniors/overview.aspx.

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