| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Alex Noel (left), Connie Ma (middle) and Coco Gauff (right) led Team USA to its second straight Junior Fed Cup title.
Photo courtesy of USTA


New Jersey native Alexa Noel helped clinch the second consecutive Junior Fed Cup title for the United States, pairing up with Coco Gauff to win the decisive rubber 5-7, 6-4, [11-9] and defeat Ukraine on Sunday in Budapest, Hungary.

The United States defeated Brazil, Japan, Latvia, Australia and Slovakia before taking on Ukraine in the finals. It was the fifth straight championship appearance by the United States, and their fifth title in the last 11 years.

In addition to Noel and Gauff, the team featured Dublin, Calif.’s Connie Ma, and was captained by Erik Kortland, a USTA National coach.