As reported here earlier as a possibility, 71% of the 210 ITF member nations have approved the one-week, 18-nation Davis Cup format consisting of two singles and one doubles playing best-of-three-set matches. The inaugural competition will be held November 18-24, 2019 in either Madrid or Lille France assured by the financial support of a 25-year agreement with BNP Paribas. Click here for the link.
The future of the Morristown NJ Cat II is in doubt as changing club demographics are having an effect on plans for the future. Knowledge of tournament founder Bob Klein (a personal hero of mine) and his many contributions are unknown to younger members so the tournament renamed in his memory early this year may die an unremarked death.
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|Div||USA Team Members|
|Umag Croatia, Sep 16-22|
|65||David Sivertson, Tom Smith, Leonard Wofford, Paul Wulf (C)|
|70||Brent Abel (C), Don Clark, Laury Hammel, Geoffrey Moore|
|75||Fred Drilling, Don Long, Jimmy Parker (C), Michael Stewart|
|80||Lloyd Goldwater, JB Hayes, Lester Sack (C), Kaz Saito|
|85||George McCabe (C), Chuck Nelson, Joe Russell, Saul Snyder|
|Miami Florida, Oct 21-26|
|35||Brandon Blakenbarker, Matthew Hane, Anthony Perkins (C), Jonathas Sucupira|
|40||Stuart Duncan (C), Chris Groer, David McNamara, Samuel Schroerlucke|
|45||Michael Chang (C), Neel Grover, Sean Straley, Jason Wilks|