The USTA National Campus in Orlando will host the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Finals later this month, it’s biggest international event since it opened its doors.
Play will begin Sept. 24 and conclude Sept. 29, 2019, marking the first time the premier 16-and-under world team competitions will be held in the United States since 1994. Opening ceremonies will be held on Sept. 23.
Sixteen teams of rising stars from across the globe will compete in the event, starting in round-robin groups before a knockout bracket to determine the winner.
The U.S. is the two-time defending Junior Fed Cup champions, led last year by teenage sensation Coco Guaff of Delray Beach, Fla. The boys’ team looks to secure its first Junior Davis Cup title since 2014.
Earlier this year, twelve top American tennis juniors, including several from Florida, were nominated by the USTA to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) in Montreal, Canada. The teams representing the U.S. in this year’s competition will be announced next week. The U.S. as the host nation automatically earned a spot in the finals.
The U.S. has won five Junior Fed Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017-18) and three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014).
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