24 September 2019 | Tennis Australia

Australia’s top 16/u players Cooper White (Vic), Philip Sekulic (Qld) and Edward Vo (SA) will represent Australia at the Junior Davis Cup Finals which are underway in the USA this week.

The competition will run from 24-30 September at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida where the team will aim to take out the prestigious Junior Davis Cup title for Australia for the first time since 2009.

The international teams competition is a major stepping stone for junior stars hoping to one day represent Australia on a professional level, and an important opportunity for our players to compete against the world’s best junior athletes with the top 16 nations earning selection into the Finals.

“All Australian tennis players feel an immense sense of pride when getting to represent their country, and I know that Cooper, Philip and Edward have been putting in the preparation and are really looking forward to this opportunity,” Bernhard Goerlitz, Australian Junior Davis Cup Captain said.

“The team has had a great training week in Boca Raton at the Evert Tennis Academy and also received a motivation video from some of our current and former Davis Cup legends, which helped highlight the significance of what it means to represent your country.”

“The competition is a great experience for the players, you have 16 of the world’s best junior tennis nations all competing for their country and Junior Davis Cup title so it’s a great opportunity for us to benchmark where we are at on a global stage.

“It’s a great achievement for the boys to first qualify as a team for the Junior Davis Cup Finals, and also be selected in the team and I’m sure each player will commit themselves one-hundred-percent on-and-off court.”

Australia earned entry into the Junior Davis Cup Finals, after qualifying at the Asia / Oceania event earlier in the year. The team will face competition from 15 other teams from around the world who qualified from their respective Africa, North / Central America, South America, Europe and Asia / Oceania regional zones held earlier in the year.

Australia, seeded sixth, will first face competition from Paraguay, Egypt and [4] Serbia after being drawn in Pool C. The top two teams from each of the four pools will qualify for the elimination quarterfinal stage at the Finals.

2019 Australian Junior Davis Cup Finals Team

  • Philip Sekulic (Wakerley, Brisbane, Qld)
  • Edward Vo (Croydon Park, Adelaide, SA)
  • Cooper White (Alphington, Melbourne, Vic)

Team Captain: Bernhard Goerlitz

Physical performance coach: Dr. Alistair Murphy

Daily results can be found here: itfjuniors.tournamentsoftware.com