Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Fla., were named Tuesday by the U.S. Tennis Association as repeat participants for the United States in the ITF Seniors World Championships.
The U.S. contingent includes four-person mini-teams in each of five men’s and women’s age groups, beginning with 35-over.
Cash, who has won the last eight USTA national 55 men’s doubles championships in back-to-back “golden slams,” was paired with Vines in six of those. Cash also won the age group’s clay-court national singles title last fall.
The man with whom he won his other doubles titles in last year’s slam, Mike Tammen of Portland, Ore., also is on the U.S. team for the April 27-May 4 competition in the Palm Beach Gardens and Boca Raton areas of Florida. The other American in the “Austria Cup” division is team captain Dan Waldman of Washington, D.C.
Cash first played in the ITF Seniors Worlds in 2003 in Germany, and his U.S. age-group team finished third. He was on teams in Turkey that finished third in 2008 and second last year. His quest for a third golden slam begins in June in the indoor nationals, with Tammen.