Jacobs of Scottsdale named to USTA team to compete in Turkey

The United States Tennis Association has announced that Jared Jacobs of Scottsdale is among the 24 players who will represent the United States at the inaugural ITF Young 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 25 other countries.

The ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships is the highest-ranked event on the ITF Seniors Circuit for male and female players in the age categories of 35-45, and will be held March 16- 29 in Antalya, Turkey.

Prior to this year, the championships had been part of the ITF Seniors World Team Championships.

Jacobs, holds numerous major tennis titles and will be competing in the Trabert Cup. In 2013, he was ranked No. 2 in the country in Men’s 35 singles.

American teams will be defending titles in the Margaret Court Cup (Women’s 45) for third consecutive year, and the Dubler Cup (Men’s 45).

Following the ITF Young Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will be held from March 16-29.

Below is a list of players representing the United States in each competition.

Italia Cup – Men’s 35 & over

  1. Marcio Pepe, Laguna Hills, Calif.
  2. Stuart “Ross” Duncan, Laguna Beach, Calif. (Captain)
  3. Matthew Jacobs, Sarasota, Fla.
  4. Joshua Schofield, Collegeville, Pa.

Trabert Cup – Men’s 40 & over

  1. Joshua Osswald, Covington, Ky.
  2. Michael Chang, Anaheim, Calif. (Captain)
  3. Jared Jacobs, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  4. Chris Sanni, Ambler, Pa.

Dubler Cup – Men’s 45 & over

  1. Kamil Kuchta, Boynton Beach, Fla.
  2. Curtis Dunn, San Francisco (Captain)
  3. Jeffrey Layman, Pittsburgh
  4. Kline Sack, New York, N.Y.

Suzanne Lenglen Cup – Women’s 35 & over

  1. Meredith Walton, Humble, Texas
  2. Gee Gee Garvin, Carlsbad, Calif. (Captain)
  3. Katerina Stanford, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
  4. Amanda Parson-Siegal, Henderson, Nev.

Young Cup – Women’s 40 & over

  1. Patricia Zerden, Addison, Texas
  2. Debbie Spence-Nasim, Carlsbad, Calif.
  3. Simona Bruetting, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Captain)
  4. Mutsumi Shirai, New York, N.Y.

Margaret Court Cup – Women’s 45 & over

  1. Julie Cass, Austin, Texas
  2. Shelly Works, San Antonio (Captain)
  3. Vesna McKenna, Hollywood, Fla.
  4. Anna Zimmermann, Indianapolis

The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game.

A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100 percent of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking eight summer tournaments to the US Open.

For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.

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