| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
The annual Talbert Cup will be played at The West Side Tennis Club this year.


The annual Talbert Cup returns next weekend, as teams from the Eastern, New England, Mid-Atlantic and Middle States Sections converge on The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y.

The Talbert Cup is an annual two-day, sectional team competition for top male players over the age of 35. The matches consist of six singles and three doubles flights. The Eastern Section will play the New England section, followed by the Middle States taking on Mid-Atlantic. The winners will play the next day for the cup, while the two losing teams battle for third-place.

Play begins on Friday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m., with the championship and third-place match scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19.

The Eastern Section is the two-time defending champions. Below is its roster for the 2018 Talbert Cup:

Luke Jensen:

►College Tennis: USC

►French Open Doubles Champion in 1993.

►Two-time NCAA All-American

Phillip King

►College Tennis: Duke University 

►Won Kalamazoo (the USTA Junior National Championships) in 1999 and 2000.

►Two time NCAA All-American in 2000-01 and 2001-02.

►Reached 286 in ATP world rankings 

Adrians Zguns

►Reached 431 in ATP World Rankings

Jon Pastel

►College Tennis: Davidson 

►Reached 718 in ATP World Rankings

Vlad Margalitadze

►Former member of Republic of Georgia Davis Cup Team

►Reached 1018 in ATP World Rankings

R.D. Ferman

►Ranked 9 nationally men’s 35 division

►Ranked 1 in Eastern Section mens 35

►ETA Talbert Team Captain

Harry Walsh

►College Tennis: Louisville 

Devin Wakeford

►College Tennis: Texas Tech

Angel Diankov

►College Tennis: VA Tech

Jeffrey Lonczak 

►College Tennis: Le Moyne and Onondaga Community College

►NJCAA National Singles Champion in 2000

Rob Pohly

►College Tennis:  Yale University 

Brian Meisner 

►College Tennis: St Johns 

Neel Roy

►College Tennis: Concordia College