Solana Beach’s Debbie Higa to compete in Senior Tennis’ Premier International Team Competition

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently announced that Solana Beach resident Debbie Higa will represent the United States at the 33rd ITF Seniors World Team Championships. The nation’s top women and men tennis players in five age groups from 35 to 55 will compete against teams from over 30 countries March 18-23. The event will be held in Antalya, Turkey. Over 1,000 athletes are expected to participate.

Joining Higa, representing the United States at the 2013 ITF Seniors World Team Championships in the Young Cup for women 40 and over, will be teammates Stephanie Stone Carpinteria, Calif., Trish Riddell Lackland, Fla., and Vesna McKenna Hollywood, Fla.

This will be Higa’s first appearance as a member of a USA National cup team. In 2012 Higa won the 40 Women’s World Doubles Championship and was a finalist in the 40 National Grass, Hardcourt and Indoor Doubles. She also won the 40 Indoor Singles National Championship. Her undergraduate degree is from UNLV with a master’s degree from Pepperdine University. She is presently project manager for D4 LLC.

The United States medaled in 8 of the 10 Cups held last year in San Diego.

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