12 Feb Ireland win first ever World Team Championship Title
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Womens 45s defeat France in the finals of World Team Championships in San Diego
Ireland celebrated its first ever ITF Seniors World Team Championship title in San Diego as the Irish team of Lesley O’Halloran,
Philippa Palmer, Niamh Kennedy and Grace Reidy won the Margaret Court Cup (women’s 45) over the number 2 seeds France.
France took the first rubber when Sylvie Mattel beat Philippa Palmer, but O’Halloran levelled the tie with a three-set win over Valerie Vernet Le Droff.
O’Halloran and Palmer, unbeaten in doubles all week, kept their streak going against Mattel and Vernet Le Droff to clinch the title for Ireland.