April 26th, 2018

3 Florida Tennis Teens on U.S. Jr. Davis, Fed Cup, World Junior Teams

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Today three Florida teenagers will represent the U.S. on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup, U.S. Junior Fed Cup and the boys’ U.S. ITF World Junior tennis teams in the qualifying rounds of the competitions on April 26-28, 2018 in Mexico City.
Toby Kodat (15, Bradenton, Fla.; Coach: Ales Kodat) is on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team which will take on Mexico, Canada, and Guatemala in round robin play. He will be joined by Alex Lee (16, Oak Brook, Ill.; Coach: Tom Lockhart) and Marcus McDaniel (15, Vacaville, Calif.; Coach: Phil Cello), and team captain Eric Nunez.

Gabriella Price (14, Boca Raton, Fla.; Coach: Ansley Cargill) is on the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team which will take on Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico in round robin play. She will be joined by Fiona Crawley (16, San Antonio; Coaches: Peter Crawley, John Newcomb Tennis Ranch) and Alexa Noel (15, Summit, N.J.; Coach: Jason Zafiros), and team captain Erik Kortland.

Bruno Kuzuhara (14, Coconut Creek, Fla.; Coaches: Michael Bennett, Alexandro Heinz Shady) is on the U.S. boys’ ITF World Junior Tennis team which will face Mexico, Canada, and El Salvador in round robin play. Also on the team are Evan Wen (14, Morristown, N.J.; Coach: Adrian Contreras) and Victor Lilov (14, Raleigh, N.C.; Coaches: Chris Cloer, Paul Goode), captained by Jon Glover.

The U.S. girls’ ITF World Junior Tennis team will meet Mexico, Canada, and Guatemala in round robin play, and is comprised of Reese Brantmeier (13, Whitewater, Wisc.; Coach: John Reed), Robin Montgomery (13, Washington, D.C.; Coach: Ali Agnamba) and Katrina Scott (13, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Coach: Gary Sacks), captained by Jean Desdunes.

The North/Central American and Caribbean Final Qualifying rounds consist of three days of round-robin play, with each match-up consisting of two singles matches and one doubles match. The top two countries from each four-country pool will advance to the Junior Davis and Fed Cup Finals, played in September in Budapest, Hungary, and World Junior Tennis Finals, played on clay courts Aug. 6-11 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup are 16-and-under, and ITF World Junior play is 14-and-under.

The U.S. is the defending champion in both Junior Fed Cup and Girls’ World Junior Tennis.

Past U.S. Championships:
Junior Fed Cup (4) — 2017, 2014, 2012, 2008
Junior Davis Cup (3) — 2014, 2008, 1999
Girls’ World Junior Tennis (7) — 2017, 2013, 2010-07, 1992
Boys’ World Junior Tennis (4) — 2012, 2008, 2003-02

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.

For more info go to www.usta.com/news.