Team USA reaches Junior Fed Cup final

October 6, 2015 02:18 PM

By Sally Milano,

The U.S. Junior Fed Cup team gave an impressive performance at the 2015 Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, finishing in second place at the prestigious 16-and-under event, held on red clay courts in Madrid, Spain, from Sept. 29-Oct. 4.

The American team of Kayla Day, Claire Liu (pictured above) and Michaela Gordon fell, 2-1, to the Czech Republic in the final, with Day getting the lone win for the U.S. in her singles match. It was the lone loss for the U.S. in the competition, with the American girls going undefeated in pool play and defeating Russia in the semifinals.

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Team USA had been trying to defend the title that CiCi Bellis, Tornado Alicia Black and Sofia Kenin won for the United States in last year's competition. Overall the U.S. has won three Junior Fed Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014) and three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014).

The boys' Junior Davis Cup team, comprised of Sam Riffice, Vasil Kirkov and Patrick Kypson finished in seventh place at this year's competition. The U.S. team was dealt a blow when Riffice, its No. 1 player, suffered a hamstring injury during pool play and missed the rest of the competition. The American boys entered the tournament without slated No. 2 player, Gianni Ross, who also went down with an injury.

Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport and Sloane Stephens. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also have represented their respective countries in junior international team competition.