Team USA will travel to Croatia this month for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Championships, where five Florida players will be among the 10 65-and-over or older teams representing the U.S.
The championships will be held on Sept. 15-20 in Umag, Croatia.
Florida players will be Geoffrey Moore (Boynton Beach) on the U.S. Jack Crawford Cup team (Men’s 70 & over), King Van Nostrand (Vero Beach) on the U.S. Men’s 85 Cup team, Dorothy Wasser (Palm Beach Gardens) on the U.S. Doris Hart Cup team (Women’s 80 & over), Rose Austin (Naples) on the U.S. Women’s 85 Cup team, and Lilian Peltz-Petow (Sarasota) on the U.S. Kitty Godfree Cup (Women’s 65 & over) team.
The tournament is the super-senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their country in the 65-, 70-, 75-, and 80-and-over age groups.
The U.S. will enter the event defending four of the nine categories, seeking to retain titles in the Kitty Godfree Cup (Women’s 65 & over), Doris Hart Cup (Women’s 80 & over), Britannia Cup (Men’s 65 & over), and Men’s 85 Cup.
The U.S. has now won the Doris Hart Cup for four straight years, matching the record held by the Canadian team, and will look to better that mark this year. Last year, the U.S. also repeated as champions in the men’s 85-and-over division. This year marks the debut of the women’s 85-and-over division.
Following the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held September 21-28.
To see the full team rosters go to www.usta.com/news.