October 19th, 2014

Floridians King Van Nostrand, Ria Graham and Carol Clay Win Gold at ITF Super Seniors


King Van Nostrand (Vero Beach), Ria Graham (New Port Richey) and Carol Clay (Fort Lauderdale) were members of USA Super Senior Davis and Fed Cup teams which won gold medals in Turkey on Saturday.

Van Nostrand was a member of the Gardnar Mulloy Cup (named after the legendary Floridian Gardnar Mulloy), and clinched the tie for the Americans when he beat Herbert Althaus of Germany in the final after Wisconsin’s John Powless won at #2 singles earlier in the morning. The USA Men’s 80 team was never pressed in the four matches they played against Argentina, Japan, Australia and Germany.

Mulloy Cup team Hurlbut McCabe Powless Van Nostrand Van Nostrand with Cup Van Nostrand, King, USA M80

Graham was a member of the Queens Cup (women’s 75) which also beat Germany in the final. Graham combined with North Carolina’s Burnett Herrick to win the doubles point yesterday after teammates Roz King and Dori deVries (California) won at #2 and #1 singles respectively. The USA beat Ukraine, France and  Canada to reach the final. The USA has now won the Queens cup five years in a row.

Queens Cup team with plate Graham, deVries King Herrick

Clay was a member of the Kitty Godfree Cup team which won the Cup for the USA for the first time since 2007. Brenda Carter (South Carolina) and Martha Downing (California) won the #2 and #1 singles points respectively against France. The USA beat Austria, Brazil, Switzerland and Great Britain en route to the final. Clay was scheduled to play doubles, but France elected not to play the doubles point, the tie having been decided and the singles matches having gone late.

Godfree Cup team with trophy, Clay Carter Downing Bennett Godfree Cup team with trophy, Clay Carter Downing Bennett

In the Doris Hart Cup, Jane Lutz (Sarasota) again won the #2 singles point, against Australia. The USA was playing for a bronze medal and beat Australia last Monday. Margaret Canby (Texas) played a good match at #1 singles, but lost in a match tiebreak. Rose Austin (Naples) and Canby lost the doubles point for the first time all week, as Australia elected this time to play their #1 and #2 singles players again in the doubles. The USA finished fourth, having beaten Australia, Argentina and Germany, but lost to Canada and Australia.

Austin, Rose Lutz, Jane  Doris HArt Cup W80

Fred Farzanegan (Tampa) captained the Bitsy Grant Cup team to a seventh place finish.

Bitsy Grant Cup, M75 Farzanegan, Fred

Other Results:

Von Cramm (M60); France d. USA in the final 2/1.

Brittania: (M65); USA d. France to finish third. Spain d. Switzerland 3/0 in the final.

Jack Crawford (M70): USA finished fifth after losing to Australia on Thursday. France d. Austria for the Cup.

Alice Marble (W60): Great Britain d. USA 2/1 in the final

Althea Gibson (W70): Great Britain d. USA in the 3/4 playoff. Germany d. France in the final.

Link to Draws from the team event:

Von Cramm Cup (M60)
Britannia Cup (M65)
Jack Crawford Cup (M70)
Bitsy Grant Cup (M75)
Gardnar Mulloy Cup (M80)
Alice Marble Cup (W60)
Kitty Godfree Cup (W65)
Althea Gibson Cup (W70)
Queens Cup (W75)
Doris Hart Cup(W80)

Link to Draws from the Individual World Championships which start today.

Click on the link below to see your match number and start time:
Match Number & Start Time

Please click on the links below to view the Draws for the 2014 Super-Seniors World Individual Championships, Anyalya, Turkey.
Mens Singles 60
Mens Singles 65
Mens Singles 70
Mens Singles 75
Mens Singles 80
Mens Singles 80
Mens Singles 85
Womens Singles 60
Womens Singles 65
Womens Singles 70
Womens Singles 75
Womens Singles 80
Womens Singles 85
All Mixed Doubles