September 24th, 2019

Floridians on 4 of 5 Winning U.S. Teams at ITF Super-Senior World Team Championships

Adult Tennis News

American teams won five of the 10 titles at the 39th International Tennis Federation (ITF) Super-Seniors World Team Tennis Championships which concluded last weekend in Umag, Croatia.

Floridians on championship teams were King Van Nostrand (Vero Beach) on the U.S. Men’s 85 Cup, where the U.S. defeated Germany 3-0 in the final; Lilian Peltz-Petow (Sarasota) on the Kitty Godfree Women’s 65 & over team which beat Austria 3-0 in the final; Toni Novak (Ft. Lauderdale) on the Althea Gibson Women’s 70 & over which beat Great Britain 3-0 in the final; and Rose Austin (Naples) on the U.S. Women’s 85 Cup which beat Argentina 6-1 in the final.

Also triumphant for the U.S. was the Bitsy Grant Cup Men’s 75 & over team which defeated Austria 2-1 in the final.

The U.S. won the Men’s 85 & over division title for the third year in a row after its debut in 2017.

The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their country in the 65-, 70-, 75-, 80- and 85-and-over age groups. This is the first time that the event featured the women’s 85-and-over division.

The ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most prestigious team event on the ITF Seniors circuit.

Following the ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held Sept. 21-28.

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