Top U.S. juniors to compete in international team qualifying events in Montreal

April 17, 2019 12:36 PM

Twelve top juniors have been nominated to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events will be played April 25-27 in Montreal.

The North/Central American and Caribbean Final Qualifying rounds consist of three days of round-robin play, with each matchup consisting of two singles matches and one doubles match. The top two countries from each four-country pool will advance to the World Junior Tennis Finals, taking place on clay courts in Prostejov, Czech Republic, Aug. 5-10.

With the U.S. set to host the Junior Davis and Fed Cup Finals at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., for the next three years, the host nation automatically earned a spot in the finals. In Montreal, the U.S. Junior Davis and Fed Cup teams will be competing for seeding in the finals, which will be played Sept. 25-30.

The U.S. is the defending champion in both Junior Fed Cup and boys’ World Junior Tennis.

The full U.S. team nominations are:

Junior Davis Cup
Alexander Bernard (15, Bonita Springs, Fla.; Coach: Rene Gomez)
Dali Blanch (16, Yelm, Va.; Coach: Mauricio Perez Mota)
Martin Damm (15, Bradenton, Fla.; Coach Martin Damm Sr.)
Captain: Philippe Oudshoorn

Junior Fed Cup
Ellie Coleman (16, Midland, Mich.; Coach: Mike Flowers)
Robin Montgomery (14, Washington, D.C.; Coach: Ali Agnamba)
Charlotte Owensby (16, Boca Raton, Fla.; Coaches: Jason Zafiros and Robbye Poole)
Captain: Erik Kortland

ITF World Junior Tennis - Boys
Kyle Kang (14, Fullerton, Calif.; Coach: Dave Mann)
Learner Tien (13, Irvine, Calif.; Coach: Khuong Tien)
Cooper Williams (13, Greenwich, Conn.; Coaches: Jay Berger and Jay Devashetty)
Captain: Jon Glover

ITF World Junior Tennis - Girls
Tsehay Driscoll (13, Los Angeles; Coach: Cecil Mamiit)
Qavia Lopez (14, Milwaukee; Coach: Mike Flowers)
Clervie Ngounoue (12, Washington, D.C.; Coach: Aime Ngounoue)
Captain: Maureen Diaz

The U.S. has won five Junior Fed Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018); three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014); seven World Junior Tennis girls’ titles (1992, 2007-10, 2013, 2017); and five World Junior Tennis boys’ titles (2002-03, 2008, 2012, 2018).

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.


Pictured above: Martin Damm, competing at the 2018 US Open. Credit: USTA/Mike Lawrence