RSF resident headed to ITF Senior World Championships

The United States Tennis Association (USTA)recently announced that Carolyn Nichols of Rancho Santa Fe is one of 24 players who will represent the United States at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the senior equivalent of tennis’ Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions. The 24 American athletes will be competing against players from 25 other countries.

The ITF Seniors World Team Championships is the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the age categories 50-60 and will be held June 19-24 in Helsinki, Finland.

Nichols will once again play on the Alice Marble Cup (Women’s 60) team that will be defending its world title. The American teams Maria Esther Bueno Cup (Women’s 50) and Austria Cup (Men’s 55) will also be defending titles.

Nichols is a past president of the National Senior Women’s Tennis Association and runs her own senior tennis website at

In 2015, Nichols was honored with a 20-year USTA Volunteer award.

Nichols is a veteran of the team, which includes team members: Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif., Wendy McColskey, Durham, N.C., and Captain Sherri Bronson, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Following the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held June 25-July 2, also in Helsinki.