April 18th, 2019
3 Florida Players Chosen for Junior Davis Cup, Fed Cup Teams
Twelve top American tennis juniors were nominated by the USTA this week to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events will be played on April 25-27, 2019 in Montreal, Canada.
Florida players on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup are Alexander Bernard (15, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Coach: Rene Gomez) and Martin Damm (15, Bradenton, Fla.; Coach Martin Damm Sr.), joined by Dali Blanch (16, Miami, Fla.; Coach: Mauricio Perez Mota).
Floridian Charlotte Owensby (16, Boca Raton, Fla.; Coaches: Jason Zafiros and Robbye Poole) is on the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team, joined by Ellie Coleman (16, Midland, Mich.; Coach: Mike Flowers) and Robin Montgomery (14, Washington D.C.; Coach: Ali Agnamba).
With the U.S. set to host the Junior Davis and Fed Cup Finals at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. for the next three years, the host nation automatically earned a spot in the finals. In Montreal, the U.S. Junior Davis and Fed Cup teams will be competing for seeding in the finals that will be played on Sept. 25-30.
The U.S. is the two-time defending champion in the girls’ Junior Fed Cup.
The U.S. has won five Junior Fed Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017-18); three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014); seven World Junior Tennis girls’ titles (1992, 2007-10, 2013, 2017) and five World Junior Tennis boys’ titles (2002-03, 2008, 2012, 2018).
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#TeamUSATennis claims victory for a second straight year at the #JuniorFedCup final against Ukraine. The team clinched🏆 in a deciding doubles match tiebreak. Throw a flag to the team & Coach Erik Kortland 🇺🇸 for their tremendous effort! 🔄📸 @itf__tennis _ #usta #fedcup #teamusa #budapest #hungary #tennislife #juniortennis #tennis
Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, and Sloane Stephens. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic also have represented their respective countries in junior international team competition.
To see the full line-ups, including the ITF World Junior Tennis U.S. boys’ and girls’ teams, go to www.usta.com/news.