The ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships wrapped up this past weekend in Miami, Florida. Canada was represented in six age categories and it was the Canadian women’s 35 and over team as well as the men’s 45 and over squad who posted the best results.
Canada’s women’s 35 and over team finished second in their group of the Suzanne Lenglen Cup thanks to a win over Sweden and a loss to the Netherlands. They then defeated both Great Britain and Switzerland by a 2-1 score to finish the event fifth out of 15 countries.
In the Dubler Cup, the men’s 45 and over team were first in their group which guaranteed a top 7 seven finish. In the elimination rounds, Canada fell 3-0 to the eventual champions from France and lost the decisive doubles match 7-5, 7-6(5) in a tough 2-1 defeat to Venezuela and finish sixth.
In the other categories, Canada ranked 14th in the Young Cup of the women’s 40 and over division and finished eighth in the Margaret Court Cup for the women aged 45 and over.
On the men’s side, Canada’s representatives in the Italia Cup (35 and over) ranked ninth while their compatriots competing in the Tony Trabert Cup (40 and over) finished 17th out of 20 teams.
Several Canadians are still in Florida to take part in the ITF Young Seniors World Individual Championships and remain in contention for both the singles and doubles titles. To be continued…
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