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F.C. Senior to Play for U.S. at International Tennis Tourney

The United States Tennis Association announced that Rita Giles of Falls Church will join the U.S. team competing in the 34th International Tennis Federation Super-Seniors World Team Championships to be held Oct. 13 – 18 in Antalya, Turkey.

The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their countries in five age groups beginning from 60 years old up to 80 and older.

Giles, along with three other players, will represent the U.S. in the Alice Marble Cup division, the women’s 60 – 65-year-old group.

The U.S. will enter the event as the defending champions in six groups: the Von Cramm Cup, Jack Crawford Cup, Bitsy Grant Cup and Gardnar Mulloy Cup among the men’s divisions, and the Alice Marble Cup and Queens’ Cup among the women’s divisions.

Following the International Tennis Federation Super-Seniors World Team Championships, the World Individual Championships will take place Oct. 19 – 26. Giles is the only Virginia resident selected to the U.S. team.