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Spanish team arrives in the USA for deaf tennis’s Dresse and Maere Cup

The Spanish deaf tennis team has assembled in Chattanooga, Tennessee today ahead of the July 14 start of the Dresse and Maere Cup.


The team includes Beatriz  Villamandos and Raquel  Villamandos of ADEMI Tenerife. Beatriz  is currently ranked third in the world, and Raquel is ranked eighth.  In doubles play, they are ranked first in the world.  Trainer Isaías Rodríguez Pérez rounds out the Spanish delegation.

At this years competition, women from Spain, Germany, Great Britain, India, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States are scheduled to compete.

The Dresse and Maere Cup is billed by organizers as an opportunity for young deaf to gain international experience in advance of the 2017 Summer Deaflympics.  It uses the same format as the Fed Cup for women and the Davis Cup for men.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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