U.S. teams qualify for junior Billie Jean King Cup, Davis Cup, ITF World Junior Tennis finals

April 24, 2023

The U.S. will have ample representation at the junior Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge, Davis Cup and ITF World Junior Tennis Finals later this year. All four teams in the 16-and-under and 14-and-under competitions successfully came through North/Central American and Caribbean qualifying last week at the USTA National Campus.


In the 16-and-under junior Billie Jean Cup and Davis Cup qualifying rounds, the U.S. went 3-0 in each event, beating teams from Canada, Guatemala, Mexico and Puerto Rico; in the 14-and-under compeition, the U.S. boys' team also went 3-0 against Canada, Guatemala and Mexico, while the girls' team qualified second behind Canada with a 2-1 record. After losing to Canada 2-1 to start the week, the team rebounded with 3-0 wins over Guatemala and Mexico to book a place in the final. 


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Notably, 15-year-old Jagger Leach of Laguna Beach, Calif., the oldest child of three-time major champion Lindsay Davenport and her husband Jon Leach, went 5-0 for the U.S. junior Davis Cup team, while 12-year-old Jordan Lee, son of the Campus' head tennis pro Tina Lee, went 2-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles over the three days of competition in ITF World Junior Tennis play.


The 2023 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals will take place in the fall at a location to be determined, while the ITF World Junior Tennis Finals will take place from Aug. 7-12 in Prostejov, Czech Republic. The U.S. has won seven junior Billie Jean King Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022); three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014); seven World Junior Tennis girls’ titles (1992, 2007-10, 2013, 2017) and six World Junior Tennis boys’ titles (2002-03, 2008, 2012, 2018, 2019).

Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport, Sloane Stephens and Coco Gauff. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also have represented their respective countries in junior international team competition. For more information on each event, click here.

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