Southern Ozaki Junior Cup
The Southern Ozaki Junior Cup, formerly the Junior Davis/Fed Cup, was created to give juniors the opportunity to experience the thrill and camaraderie of tennis as a team coed sport.
The name "Ozaki" was added to the title in 2019 to commemorate retired Bill Ozaki, who served as the USTA Southern Director of Player Development & Programs for nearly 30 years.
Players are selected by their state USTA staff and represent their state in the competition.
After a year with the trophy owned by North Carolina, Georgia recaptured the Southern Ozaki Junior Cup in 2023. It was the Peach State's 28th title. South Carolina won in 2018.
The Georgia team, coached by former US Open quarterfinalist Melanie Oudin, defeated South Carolina and North Carolina in the Group 1 playoff. Georgia defeated both teams 21-15. Georgia also went undefeated in the preliminary round, downing Alabama and Mississippi. Oudin was assisted by Edina Hall, Angela Haynes and Salif Kante.
Here are the final results from the playoff bracket:
South Carolina 1-1
North Carolina 0-2
For the tournament website, click here.
For team photos, click here.
Sept. 15-17, 2023
Rome Tennis Center at Berry College
100 Match Point Way NE, Rome, GA 30165
Details and selection process for 2023 Southern Ozaki Cup
This year will be the first time that all age divisions will be playing together at the same time at the same site. There will be nine state teams in each age division. They will play a round-robin team format of singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Each of USTA Southern’s nine states will select three girls and three boys in all four age divisions: 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s (24 players per state).
Coaching will be provided by the USTA state staff. Each state will have its own selection criteria. For information on that selection criteria, please reach out to your state’s junior staffer. The competition is a Level 4 event.