July 31st, 2018

Coconut Creek’s Kuzuhara on USTA World Jr. Tennis Team Competing in Czech Republic

Youth Tennis News

Florida’s 14-year-old Bruno Kuzuhara (Coconut Creek; Coach: Michael Bennett) has been named to the U.S. World Junior Tennis boy’s team that will compete at the World Junior Tennis Finals, the world’s premier 14-and-under team competition, on Aug. 6-11, 2018 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

Kuzuhara is the No. 8-ranked player in the USTA Boys’ 14s national standings and won the Boys’ 14s singles title at the Easter Bowl in March.

Joining Kuzuhara on the team will be Victor Lilov (14, Raleigh, N.C.; Coach: Paul Goode) and Evan Wen (14, Morristown, N.J.; Coach: Rich Reyes), with USTA National Coach Jon Glover captaining the squad.
 
Each three-player team will compete with 15 other nations from around the world, first in round-robin matches, then in a knockout bracket.

The girls’ U.S. World Junior Tennis team will be comprised of Katrina Scott (14, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Coach: Marc Lucero), Robin Montgomery (13, Washington, D.C.; Coach: Ali Agnamba) and Reese Brantmeier (13, Whitewater, Wis.; Coach: John Reed), with USTA National Coach Jean Desdunes as captain.
 
Last year the U.S. girls won the title while the boys finished fifth. The girls’ title was the seventh for the U.S. (1992, 2007-10, 2013, 2017) and the boys will be looking to add to their four World Junior Tennis titles (2002-03, 2008, 2012). Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, and Sloane Stephens. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also have represented their respective countries in junior international team competition.
 
For more information go to www.itftennis.com/juniors/team-competitions/itf-world-junior-tennis.aspx.

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