Brighton High School student Ryan Nelson is one of just three athletes selected by the U.S. Tennis Association to represent the United States at the 2010 Invacare World Team Cup. Nelson, who has spina bifida, was chosen to play on the Junior Team.
Nelson, one of the country’s top junior wheelchair tennis players, competed against participants from around the globe on the clay courts of the Club Ali Bey Manavgat on the Turkish Riviera in Antalya, Turkey. Some 300 players from more than 30 nations are expected to participate in the event.
The Invacare World Team Cup tournament brings the world’s best wheelchair tennis players together to compete for national pride in one of the world’s premier tennis team events. It has been referred to as the wheelchair tennis equivalent of pro tennis’ Davis Cup and Fed Cup contests.
This is Nelson’s second consecutive selection to the World Cup Team. Last year, he competed in England.