Sports: Birch Hill Road’s Molly Hahn Takes Third in International Senior Tennis Team Tourney

Photo: Molly Hahn (Credit: Carolyn Nichols)

Not all the big sports stars in Belmont are high schoolers, the slew of marathoners in town or the occasional Olympian.

Last week, Birch Hill Road’s Marjorie “Molly” Hahn, 67, placed third in the Kitty Godfree Cup (for women 65 and over) at the ITF Super Senior World Team Championships held Sept. 12-17, in Umag, Croatia.

The former Tufts University mathematics professor joined Kathy Barnes of San Jose, Calif., Susan Bramlette of Houston and Captain Toni Novak of Charlotte, N.C. on the team that defeated Great Britain, 3-0, to secure third place. 

The tournament is the senior tennis equivalent of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, with top American tennis players representing their countries in the 65-, 70-, 75-, and 80-and-older age groups. The event is the most prestigious team competition on the ITF Seniors circuit.

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(from left) Kathy Barnes of San Jose, Calif., Susan Bramlette of Houston, Molly Hahn of Belmont, and Captain Toni Novak of Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Carolyn Nichols)

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