USTA National Campus to host Jr. Davis Cup, Jr. Fed Cup
For the first time since 1994, the United States will host the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals. The USTA National Campus has been selected as the host site for the premier 16-and-under world team competitions for the next three years, beginning in 2019.
The 1994 event was held in Tucson, Ariz., with the Netherlands winning the boys' competition and South Africa taking the girls' trophy.
In each of the past two years, the event was held in Budapest, Hungary, where the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team secured its second consecutive title last week. The last American Junior Davis Cup victory came in 2014 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, when a team featuring current ATP Top-100 player Michael Mmoh swept South Korea in the championship round.
The competition includes 16 nations on both the boys’ and girls’ sides competing first in round-robin groups, then in a knockout bracket to determine the winner.
The U.S. has won five Junior Fed Cup titles (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017-18) and three Junior Davis Cup titles (1999, 2008, 2014). Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Lindsay Davenport and Sloane Stephens. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic also have also represented their respective countries in the junior international team competition.
This will be the third major international event held in Lake Nona, joining the ITF Super-Seniors World Championships held last year and the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters scheduled for November.