Junior Davis and Fed Cup qualifying underway in Thailand
Six of Australia's top 16/u players will represent Australia at the Junior Davis and Fed Cup qualifying.
Australia’s top 16/u players will compete for a spot in the prestigious Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup finals at the Asia/Oceania qualifying tournament taking place in Bangkok, Thailand over the next two weeks.
The Junior Davis Cup qualifying event is now underway, with Philip Sekulic (Wakerley, Qld), Shuannon Tricerri (Maroubra, NSW) and Cooper White (Alphington, Vic) captained by National Academy coach Bernhard Goerlitz.
Next week Annerly Poulos (Sunshine North, Vic) Anastasia Berezov (Terrey Hills, NSW) and Talia Gibson (Alfred Cove, WA), captained by Jaslyn Hewitt-Sheheadie will compete in Junior Fed Cup from 15-20 April.
In both events, Australia will compete against 15 nations from the Asia/Oceania region, with the top four teams earning direct entry into the finals which will be held in Lake Nona, USA in September this year.
Australia boasts a proud record in both the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup, the international team competitions for players aged 16-and-under. Since the tournaments began in 1985 Australia has won Junior Davis Cup six times, most recently in 2009, and the Junior Fed Cup five times, most recently in 2011.
“Representing your country is an honour for our players, whether in elite junior competition or at the professional level,” Tennis Australia Director of Performance Wally Masur said.
“Wearing the green and gold and representing Australia is something all our players aspire to do, and Junior Davis and Junior Fed Cup, being the premier team competition is a great opportunity for our younger players.
“I wish our girls’ and boys’ good luck for competition and hope we can cement our place in the finals later this year,” Masur continued.
Daily results can be found here: itfjuniors.tournamentsoftware.com