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Ken White Will Represent the United States ITF Seniors World Team Championships

Ken White

Ken White (Elma, NY) will represent the United States (and the Eastern Section) at the 34th ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions. White is one of 40 American athletes participating among some 1,000 players from 39 countries, including first-time teams from China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Haiti and Venezuela.  The event will be held at different clubs across the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton area from April 21-26 for the team competition and April 27-May, 4 for the individual competition.


The U.S. team will be defending the Maureen Connolly Cup for the seventh consecutive time in the women’s 55-age division, as well as the Maria Esther Bueno Cup in the women’s 50-age group.  American teams also will try to capture the elusive Italia Cup for the first time in 16 years and the Tony Trabert Cup for the first time in eight years.


This is the first time the World Championships have been hosted in Florida since 2002, when the Seniors World Championships were held in Fort Lauderdale. The event was last held in the U.S. in 2012, when it was contested in San Diego


Below is a list of players representing the U.S. and the USTA at the 2014 ITF Seniors World Team Championships:


Italia Cup - Men’s 35 & over

Michael Halperin, Boca Raton, FL

Stuart “Ross” Duncan, Laguna Beach, CA

Jared Jacobs, Scottsdale, AZ

Mark S. Tepes, Medford, NJ (Captain)


Trabert Cup – Men’s 40 & over

Guillaume Gauthier, Camarillo, CA (Captain)

Rick Witsken, Fishers, IN

Michael Chang, Anaheim, CA

William Quest, Ventura, CA


Dubler Cup – Men’s 45 & over

Jeffrey Tarango, Manhattan Beach, CA (Captain)

Mario Tabares, Miami, FL

Oren Motevassel, San Jose, CA

Art Hernandez, Huntington Beach, CA


Fred Perry Cup – Men’s 50 & over

Andrew Stoner, Cave Creek, AZ (Captain)

Ken White, Elma, NY

Mike Fedderly, Palm Desert, CA

Thomas Kong, Ventura, CA


Austria Cup – Men’s 55 & over

Dan Waldman, Washington, DC (Captain)

Wesley Cash, Chattanooga, TN

Mike Tammen, Portland, OR

Mark Vines, Lynchburg, VA


Suzanne Lenglen Cup - Women’s 35 & over

Simona Bruetting, Highlands Ranch, CO (Captain)

Gee Gee Garvin, Carlsbad, CA

Fanny Gamble, San Rafael, CA

Yulia Bolotova, Philadelphia, PA


Young Cup - Women’s 40 & over

Sophie Woorons-Johnston, Anderson, SC (Captain)

Patricia Zerdan, Addison, TX

Julie Cass, Austin, TX

Vesna McKenna, Hollywood, FL


Margaret Court Cup - Women’s 45 & over

Jolene Watanabe, Hilton Head Island, SC

Jenny Klitch, Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Shelly Works, San Antonio, TX (Captain)

Alissa Finerman, Santa Monica, CA


Bueno Cup - Women’s 50 & over

Tracy Houk, Montara, CA (Captain)

Fran Chandler, Jackson, TN

Judy Newman, Scotts Valley, CA

Vicki Vasicek Buholz, Dallas, TX


Connolly Cup - Women’s 55 & over

Diane Barker, Daniel Island, SC

Susan Wright, Grand Junction, CO

Tina B. Karwasky, Glendale, CA

Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, CA (Captain)