The USTA announced the top American juniors who will represent the United States in the qualifying events for the Junior Davis Cup (16-and-under) and Junior Fed Cup (16-and-under) by BNP Paribas and the World Junior Tennis Competition (14-and-under). Each event features a four-team round robin competition April 30-May 2 at the USTA Training Center Headquarters, located at the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla. Other nations participating include: Mexico, Canada, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.
The top two teams from each division in the World Junior Tennis qualifying event in Boca Raton will advance to the 16-nation World Final, held Aug. 2-7 in Prostejov, Czech Republic. The Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup World Finals will be held Sept. 28-Oct. 3 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. As the host country, Mexico’s teams automatically qualify for the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Finals, meaning only one other team from each division will advance from Boca Raton to the 16-nation World Final.
Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Mardy Fish, Robby Ginepri, Jamea Jackson, Ashley Harkleroad, and Lisa Raymond.
Noah Rubin of Merrick, N.Y. made the World Junior Tennis Boys Team
The full teams are as follows:
Junior Davis Cup: Alexios Halebian of Glendale, Calif.; Mitchell Krueger of Aledo, Texas & John Harrison Richmond of Pawleys Island, S.C. (Coach: Ricardo Acuna)
Junior Fed Cup: Kyle McPhillips of Willoughby, Ohio; Grace Min of Duluth, Ga. & Chanelle Van Nguyen of Coconut Grove, Fla. (Coach: Sarah Taylor)
World Junior Tennis-Boys: Jordan Belga of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Daniel Kerznerman of Brooklyn, N.Y. & Noah Rubin of Merrick, N.Y. (Coach: Michael Sell)
World Junior Tennis-Girls: Gabrielle Andrews of Pomona, Calif.; Brooke Austin of Indianapolis & Christina Makarova, San Diego (Coach: Kathy Rinaldi)
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