If you thought it was nerve-racking to serve for the game during your weekend match, think about what two Middle States players are going through this week.
Yulia Bolotova (Philadelphia) and Mark Tepes (Medford, N.J.) this week are representing the United States, and USTA Middle States, in the the 34th ITF Seniors World Team Championships. The ITF Seniors World Team Championships are the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions.
Bolotova and Tepes are two of 40 American athletes participating among some 1,000 players from 39 countries, including first-time teams from China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Haiti and Venezuela. The event is being held at clubs in the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton areas.
Tepes, the team captain for the Italia Cup (men 35 and older), is competing for the third-straight year, while Bolotova is competing in the Suzanne Lenglen Cup (women 35 and older) for the first time.
For updates from the event, visit the ITF Tennis website.
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