Katrina Scott, Bruno Kuzuhara headline top U.S. juniors competing in prestigious World Junior Tennis Finals

July 31, 2018 01:55 PM

Six of America’s top 14-and-under juniors, including Katrina Scott and Bruno Kuzuhara, will lead the U.S. in the World Junior Tennis Finals, the world’s premier 14-and-under team competition, August 6-11 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

Each three-player team will compete with 15 other nations from around the world, first in round-robin matches, and then in a knockout bracket. More information can be found on the International Tennis Federation’s website.

The full girls' and boys' teams are: 

World Junior Tennis – Girls

Katrina Scott (14, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Coach: Marc Lucero) - pictured above

Robin Montgomery (13, Washington, D.C.; Coach: Ali Agnamba)

Reese Brantmeier (13, Whitewater, Wis.; Coach: John Reed)

Captain: USTA National Coach Jean Desdunes

World Junior Tennis – Boys

Bruno Kuzuhara (14, Coconut Creek, Fla.; Coach: Michael Bennett)

Victor Lilov (14, Raleigh, N.C.; Coach: Paul Goode)

Evan Wen (14, Morristown, N.J.; Coach: Rich Reyes)

Captain: USTA National Coach Jon Glover

Scott won the girls’ 16s singles title at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament last fall. Montgomery, ranked No. 9 in the USTA girls’ 14s national standings, won the USTA Girls’ 14s National Championships last summer, defeating teammate Brantmeier in the final. Brantmeier is the No. 1-ranked player in the USTA girls’ 14s national standings and reached the semifinals of the girls’ 14s singles draw at the Easter Bowl in March.

Kuzuhara is the No. 8-ranked player in the USTA boys’ 14s national standings and won the boys’ 14s singles title at the Easter Bowl in March. Lilov partnered with teammate Wen to win the doubles title at the Eddie Herr International junior tournament last fall, while Wen reached the semifinals of the Easter Bowl, losing to Kuzuhara before eventually placing third.

The U.S. girls won the title, while the boys finished fifth at last year’s World Junior Tennis Finals. The girls’ title was the seventh for the U.S. (1992, 2007-10, 2013, 2017) and the boys will be looking to add to their four World Junior Tennis titles (2002-03, 2008, 2012) this year. Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport and Sloane Stephens. Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have also represented their respective countries in junior international team competition.