Scottsdale’s Sherri Bronson wins Alice Marble Cup

A view of Sherri Bronson of Scottsdale who took home top honors at the

A view of Sherri Bronson of Scottsdale who took home top honors at the Alice Marble Cup at the International Tennis Federation Senior World Team Championships. (Photo credit: Carolyn Nichols)

Sherri Bronson of Scottsdale won the Alice Marble Cup at the International Tennis Federation Senior World Team Championships, which is the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the 50-60 age categories.

According to a press release, the event was held June 19-24 in Helsinki, Finland. The American senior tennis contingent won the Alice Marble Cup (Women’s 60) at the ITF Seniors World Team Championships, the senior equivalent of tennis’ Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions.

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

The US 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.

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

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