San Luis Potosi, 3 October 2011 |

Australia’s Junior Fed Cup team has claimed victory over Canada to take the title in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

The Australians, featuring Wimbledon champion Ash Barty, Belinda Woolcock and Brooke Rischbieth swept the Canadians 2-0.

Woolcock got the team off to the perfect start when she knocked out Canada’s Carol Zhao 6-1 6-3, before world No.3 Barty sealed the win with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Francoise Abanda. The doubles were not played.

For the top-seeded Australian team, it was the perfect end to a stellar week. The Australians didn’t drop a tie throughout the six-day event.

“What we have achieved this week is phenomenal,” said Barty following the win.

“We worked together as a team and really came through some awkward moments. To share this Junior Fed Cup title with Brooke, Belinda and Ken is something special.

“We played some great tennis and some ordinary tennis, but great players can win when they are not playing there best and thats what all three of us did this week.”

Barty also paid tribute to the team’s coach and captain, Ken Richardson.

“Having a coach like Ken on the sideline is not something we are used to, but i think we all wouldn’t mind having him there more often.

Likewise, Richardson was proud of his young team.

“This result is very pleasing, we were very happy just to qualify in India now we are the 2011 champions. I was very proud of the way Belinda played today, all the things we worked on came together at the right time. It’s just one of those matches you dream about,” said Richardson.

“Ash followed up with another straight-sets win in very difficult circumstances with the Canadian number one injured and unable to serve correctly. Ash has only lost one set [in doubles] at this event and it’s been a very commendable effort considering the pressure on her to preform and led the team.

“I’m a very happy coach and extremely proud of the girls.”

But the last word belongs to Barty, who happily declared, “The Junior Fed Cup trophy is back in the country it belongs!”

Meanwhile the Junior Davis Cup final was won by top seeds Great Britain, who were too strong for the second-seeded Italians, winning 2-0.

The third-seeded Australian Junior Davis Cup team, of Daniel Guccione, Nicholas Kyrgios, Jay Andrijic and Bradley Mousley, won its play-off for fifth place, defeating fourth seeds Japan 2-0.

Daniel Guccione defeated Takashi Saito 6-2 7-5, before Nicholas Kyrgios completed the win with a 6-4 6-4 victory over Yoshihito Nishioka.

Team captain Pat Cash was happy with his team’s performance throughout the event.

“The trip has been a great experience for the boys and I believe the they have developed both on and off the court. It was a steep learning curve for some as it was their first time at altitude,” said Cash.

“It was nice to finish on a positive today, with Daniel stepping up and winning his first singles and Nick remaining undefeated in singles. Jay’s hard work on the court paid off with him excelling in the doubles.”

The final results are as follows:

Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas

Great Britain (1) defeated Italy (2) 2-0
Evan Hoyt (GBR) d. Stefano Napolitano (ITA) 64 63
Kyle Edmund (GBR) d. Gianluigi Quinzi (ITA) 63 64
Doubles not played

3rd place play-off
France (6) defeated South Africa 2-0
Quentin Halys (FRA) d. Theo Ferreira (RSA) 63 62
Alexandre Favrot (FRA) d. Wayne Montgomery (RSA) 64 62
Doubles not played

5th place play-off
Australia (3) defeated Japan (4) 2-0
Daniel Guccione (AUS) d. Takashi Saito (JPN) 62 75
Nicholas Kyrgios (AUS) d. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 64 64
Doubles not played

7th place play-off
Canada (8) defeated Chile (7) 2-0
Filip Obucina (CAN) d. Sebastian Penaloza (CHI) 63 60
Brayden Schnur (CAN) d. Guillermo Nunez (CHI) 36 61 62
Doubles not played

9th place play-off
Thailand defeated Hong Kong, China 2-0
Chayanon Kaewsuto (THA) d. Chun Hun Wong (HKG) 67(4) 64 75
Pruchya Isaro (THA) d. Pak Long Yeung (HKG) 63 64
Doubles not played

11th place play-off
Tunisia defeated Argentina 2-1
Pedro Cachin (ARG) d. Merouen Ferchichi (TUN) 62 62
Iskander Mansouri (TUN) d. Juan Pablo Paz (ARG) 26 63 64
Merouen Ferchichi/Iskander Mansouri (TUN) d. Francisco Bahamonde/Pedro Cachin (ARG) 75 64

13th place play-off
Mexico defeated Ecuador 2-0
Lucas Gomez (MEX) d. Juan Carvajal (ECU) 62 62
Ricardo Medinilla (MEX) d. Jose Chamba (ECU) 61 62
Doubles not played

15th place play-off
Germany defeated Israel (5) 2-0
Adrian Obert (GER) d. Eyal Cohen (ISR) 63 36 64
Hannes Wagner (GER) d. Or Ram-Harel (ISR) 63 61
Doubles not played

Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

Australia (1) defeated Canada (2) 2-0
Belinda Woolcock (AUS) d. Carol Zhao (CAN) 61 63
Ashleigh Barty (AUS) d. Francoise Abanda (CAN) 62 63
Doubles not played

3rd place play-off
Czech Republic (5) defeated Italy (3) 2-0
Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) d. Camilla Rosatello (ITA) 61 62
Petra Rohanova (CZE) d. Giulia Pairone (ITA) 61 76(3)
Doubles not played

5th place play-off
Mexico (7) defeated Chinese Taipei 2-0
Alejandra Cisneros (MEX) d. Chu-Chen Chueh (TPE) 62 62
Victoria Rodriguez (MEX) d. Ya-Hsuan Lee (TPE) 62 57 63
Doubles not played

7th place play-off
South Africa defeated Germany 2-0
Ilze Hattingh (RSA) d. Antonia Lottner (GER) 64 62
Lynn Kiro (RSA) d. Sonja Larsen (GER) 61 57 62
Doubles not played

9th place play-off
Brazil (8) defeated Argentina 2-0
Carolina Meligeni Alves (BRA) d. Stephanie Petit (ARG) 64 75
Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) d. Maria Constanza Vega (ARG) 64 63
Doubles not played

11th place play-off
Spain (4) defeated Japan (6) 2-1
Mami Adachi (JPN) d. Miriam Rosell (ESP) 61 64
Sara Sorribes (ESP) d. Ayaka Okuno (JPN) 64 63
Miriam Civera/Miriam Rosell (ESP) d. Ayaka Okuno/Hikari Yamamoto (JPN) 63 26 61

13th place play-off
Romania defeated Great Britain 2-1
Pippa Horn (GBR) d. Nicoleta Catalina Dascalu (ROU) 64 75
Iona Loredana Rosca (ROU) d. Katy Dunne (GBR) 61 46 64
Nicoleta Catalina Dascalu/Iona Loredana Rosca (ROU) d. Katy Dunne/Pippa Horn (GBR) 63 61

15th place play-off
Thailand defeated Bolivia 2-0
Sawanya Vasupongchai (THA) d. Raquel Montalvo (BOL) 63 61
Nahathat Khuntaket (THA) d. Nabila Farah (BOL) 60 63
Doubles not played

Final Standings
Junior Davis Cup by BNP Paribas
1. Great Britain (1)
2. Italy (2)
3. France (6)
4. South Africa
5. Australia (3)
6. Japan (4)
7. Canada (8)
8. Chile (7)
9. Thailand
10. Hong Kong, China
11. Tunisia
12. Argentina
13. Mexico
14. Ecuador
15. Germany
16. Israel (5)

Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

1. Australia (1)
2. Canada (2)
3. Czech Republic (5)
4. Italy (3)
5. Mexico (7)
6. Chinese Taipei
7. South Africa
8. Germany
9. Brazil (8)
10. Argentina
11. Spain (4)
12. Japan (6)
13. Romania
14. Great Britain
15. Thailand
16. Bolivia