Boca Grove hosted the Italia Cup (M35 teams) for the 2014 ITF Seniors World Championships. The team tournament took place at Boca Grove’s tennis facility from Monday, April 21 through Saturday, April 26. The championship match came down to Spain (no. 1 seed) and France (no. 2 seed). After a grueling day of tennis and three full matches with a tie breaker in the third and final set, Spain was victorious over France and became the 2014 champions. Second place was awarded to France and third place to Great Britain. The other countries that competed at Boca Grove throughout the week include: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Germany, Haiti, India, Ireland, Latvia, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA and Venezuela. For the World Team Championships final results for all age groups, visit www.itfseniorsworldchampionships2014.com/scores-and-results/team-scores.
“Boca Grove and our members are proud to have served as the host for such a phenomenal event. The level of tennis was extraordinary. Congratulations to all of the teams that competed,” said Emerson “Chuck” Lehner, COO/General Manager of Boca Grove.
“We were privileged to serve as a host facility for this world renowned event. Our members were delighted to experience an action-packed week full of high level tennis and fun. The players were exceptional and so gracious,” said Richard Centerbar, Tennis Director at Boca Grove.
Home to an active and proud tennis tradition, Boca Grove’s tennis facility features 12 Har-Tru clay courts and a red-clay stadium court. Boca Grove’s tennis courts have hosted numerous tennis professionals, including Olympic Gold Medalist Andy Murray along with famed coach Ivan Lendl, former world no. 1 professional tennis player and eight-time Grand Slam winner. Most recently, Keven Anderson (no. 19) has been practicing on Boca Grove’s red-clay court in preparation for the French Open. For more information about Boca Grove, visit www.bocagrove.org.
The ITF Seniors World Championships includes individual and team championship divisions for men and women. The Team Championships took place April 21 through April 26. The Individual Championships are taking place April 28 through May 4.
The other facilities hosting the event are BallenIsles Country Club, serving as the host site in North County, Jonathan’s Landing, Mirasol Country Club, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center, Polo Club of Boca Raton, serving as host site in South County, Boca West Country Club and Woodfield Country Club. This is only the third time this event has been hosted in the United States in the past 15 years; the other American cities to host the ITF Seniors World Championships were San Diego in 2012 and Fort Lauderdale in 2002. For more information, visit www.ITFSeniorsWorldChampionships2014.com.