World Sliver Medalist
World Team Championships
Sept 22-24, 2018
United States Tennis Association/USTA selected J. B. and three other 80 and over male tennis players to represent the USA at the 2018 ITF Super-Seniors World Team Championships. There were 14 countries entered. There are a total of eight different cups played in the Super-Seniors (65, 70, 75, 80 men’s and women’s). The men’s 80’s is called the Gardnar Mulloy Cup.
The US lost the championship in the finals to Sweden 1-2. JB played doubles with Lloyd Goldwater from California. His other teammates were Kaz Saito from Michigan and Lester Sacks from Louisiana. They won all their matches without losing a set until the finals against Sweden. The US had won the Mulloy Cup the previous two years.
This is J. B.’s third year to represent the USA in the ITF Super-Senior World Team Championships. J. B. has won seven USTA national championships (gold balls), finished second twice (silver balls), and third five times (bronze balls).