Rancho Santa Fe resident leads American tennis team to win Alice Marble Cup

Rancho Santa Fe resident Carolyn Nichols led her tennis team to win the Alice Marble Cup at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships. 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 was held June 19-24 in Helsinki, Finland.

In the Alice Marble Cup final, the American women beat France, 2-0, to retain the cup they won last year. The American women were once again led by victories by Tina Karwasky and Nichols in the singles to capture the title. The doubles match was not played.

The U.S. finished runners-up in the Maria Esther Bueno Cup (Women’s 50) and Von Cramm Cup (Men’s 60). The Maria Esther Bueno Cup saw France beat the American’s, 3-0, in the final, and in the Von Cramm Cup, the U.S. lost to Australia, 2-1.

Alice Marble Cup – Women’s 60 & over (1st Place – USA d. France, 2-0)

  1. Tina B. Karwasky, Glendale, Calif.

  2. Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

  3. Wendy McColskey, Durham, N.C.

  4. Sherri Bronson, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Captain)