Top American juniors represented 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 in the grouping with the United States included Mexico, Canada, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico. The goal was to finish in the top two in the grouping, as the top two teams from each division in the World Junior Tennis qualifying event would advance to the 16-nation World Final, to be held Aug. 2-7 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.
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.
This year's World Junior Tennis Boys United States team, coached by Michael Sell, was made up of: Jordan Belga of Elk Grove Village, Ill.; Daniel Kerznerman of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Noah Rubin of Merrick, N.Y.
Noah Rubin made Long Island proud with his personal and his teams accomplishments. Noah went undefeated in his three matches (two at singles and one at doubles) and the team won all nine of their matches over Canada, Mexico and the Bahamas. The United Steates finished first in their grouping.
Here are Noah's results at the World Junior Tennis Competition
Day One vs. Canada: First Singles Noah Rubin (1) defeated David Volfson (1) 6-0 6-1
Day Two vs. The Bahamas: Doubles: Noah Rubin (1) & Daniel Kerznerman (3) defeated Justin Roberts (1) & Treajh Ferguson (3) 6-0 6-1
Day Three vs. Mexico: First Singles Noah Rubin (1) defeated Kevin Carpenter (1) 6-2 6-3
Long Island Tennis Magazine will follow this story and hope that Noah and the U.S team can bring a World Title home. Go USA!