Rancho Santa Fe resident Carolyn Nichols named to compete at ITF Seniors World Championships in France


The USTA recently announced that Carolyn Nichols of Rancho Santa Fe is among the 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 29 other countries.

Nichols, who will compete on the Women’s 60s Alice Marble team, is from a family of tennis players, and her father, Graydon, is a nationally ranked player in the 85s at the age of 89. She is currently a member of the USTA Senior Selection Group & International Committee, the ITF Senior Committee and the San Diego District Board of Directors. This year, Nichols was recognized by the USTA with a 20-year National Volunteer Award.

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 8-13 in La Baule, France.

The American women will be defending the title in the Maureen Connolly Cup (Women’s 55) for the fourth consecutive year.

Following the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held June 14-21, also in La Baule.

Alice Marble Cup – Women’s 60 & over

  1. Tina Karwasky, Glendale, Calif.

  2. Wendy McColskey, Durham, N.C.

  3. Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

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