November 9th, 2018

Florida Player on Runner-Up Team at ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships

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Four Florida players competed for the U.S. at the recent ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships in Miami, Fla., where the U.S. Suzanne Lenglen Cup (women’s 35 & over) team posted the top result, falling 2-1 to Germany in the final.

Katerina Janosek (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.) was on the four-woman team with captain Kaysie Smashey (San Angelo, Texas), Anda Perianu (Ithaca, N.Y.), and Julie Thu (West Lake Hills, Texas).

Janosek, who had her 13-month-old daughter, Adela in tow, holds dual citizenship with her native Czech Republic.

“If Serena [Williams] could do it then I can,’’ Janosek said of playing and traveling. “[Adela] can throw a ball pretty good with her left hand. Mommy likes it.’’

Players competed for six Cups in the 35- to 45-and-over equivalent of tennis’ Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions. The ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships is the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the age categories of 35-45.
Following the ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held in Miami.

Tangerine Manning (Ft. Lauderdale) was on the U.S. Margaret Court Cup (women’s 45 & over) team that finished fourth, Jonathas Sucupira (Riverview) was on the U.S. Italia Cup (men’s 35 & over) that finished sixth, and Jason Wilks (Stuart) was on the U.S. Dubler Cup (men’s 45 & over) team that finished 15th.

The U.S. Young Cup (women’s 40 & over) finished fourth, and the U.S. Trabert Cup (men’s 40 & over) finished fifth.

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