Cathie Anderson of Del Mar teamed with Brenda Carter (Charleston, SC), Betty Wachob (Panama City, Fla.,), and Judy Louie (Corona Del Mar) to finish third in the Kitty Godfree Cup competition that was held in Antalya, Turkey.
The Kitty Godfree Cup team, made up of the top USA players aged 65 and up, was seeded third. They dominated their flight, soundly beating South Africa, Canada and Sweden, all with scores of 3-0. In the semi-finals they faced a tough battle against Great Britain, losing 1-2. But they claimed the bronze medal when they edged Germany 2-1 for third place honors.
USA teams won seven gold medals: Men’s 60s, 65s, 75s, 80s; Women’s 60s, 70s, 75s and collected bronze in the Women’s 65s and in the inaugural 80s competition the USA women’s team came in third..
The ITF Seniors/Super-Seniors World Team Championships is the most coveted team event on the ITF Seniors circuit. Since its inception, the number of competitors attracted to this event has increased annually. The Seniors World Championships is divided into two groups, Seniors for the 35-55 and over and Super-Seniors for the 60-80 and over divisions.