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Awards & Achievements, June 2014

November 4, 2013 11:52 AM
Kentucky's Emmy Kaiser with her USA Tennis High Performance counterparts.
Connor Stroud

Southern players and organizations are constantly making their mark in the world of tennis. Here's a list of recent awards, achievements and news in June 2014.
Kaiser, Stroud place in World Team Cup
Two Southerners helped lead the U.S. to its ninth finals appearance in the last 10 years at the 2014 BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Alphen, Netherlands.
The U.S. women’s team, led by Emmy Kaiser, 24, of Fort Mitchell, Ky., Kaitlyn Verfuerth, 28, of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Shelby Baron, 19, of Honolulu, finished in seventh place, after finishing ninth in 2013.
Newcomer Conner Stroud, 14, of Spindale, N.C., finished fourth after upsetting the top junior team in the world from the Netherlands in round-robin play earlier in the week. 
Often referred to as the wheelchair tennis equivalent of pro tennis’ Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, the World Team Cup tournament brings together the world’s best wheelchair tennis players to compete in one of the world’s premier tennis team events. A total of 52 teams representing more than 30 countries took part in the 2014 competition.




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