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Midwest's Ross among top juniors set to represent the U.S. in junior world team competitions

April 25, 2013 02:04 PM
Stefan Kozlov is the youngest boy in the world's Top 25 at No. 21.
Gianni Ross (Burr Ridge, Ill.) is among the young Americans who have been named to represent the United States in prestigious international team competitions next month.
 
The qualifying events for the 16-and-under Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas events and the 14-and-under boys’ and girls’ World Junior Tennis Competition North/Central American and Caribbean Final will take place May 2-4, in Montreal, Canada.

This round of each premier world team competition serves as regional qualifying for the World Finals. The top two teams from each division that advance through round-robin play move on to compete in the World Finals. The Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup Finals will be held Sept. 24-29 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, while the World Junior Tennis Finals will take place Aug. 5-10 in Prostejov, Czech Republic.

Players named to represent the U.S. in the regional qualifying event are:
 
Junior Davis Cup Junior Fed Cup
Stefan Kozlov, 15 Pembroke Pines, Fla. Nicole Frenkel, 15, Winchester, Mass.
Francis Tiafoe, 15, College Park, Md. Jessica Ho, 16, Wexford, Pa.
Henrik Wiersholm, 16, Kirkland, Wash. Katerina Stewart, 15, Miami
Coach: Nicolas Todero Coach: Freddy Rodriguez
   
World Junior Tennis - Boys World Junior Tennis - Girls
Patrick Kypson, 13, Greenville, N.C. CiCi Bellis, 14, Atherton, Calif.
Sam Riffice, 14, Roseville, Calif. Michaela Gordon, 13, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Gianni Ross, 14, Burr Ridge, Ill. Claire Liu, 12, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Coach: Andy Brandi Coach: Richard Ashby
 

Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Sloane Stephens, Christina McHale and Lindsay Davenport. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have also represented their countries in junior international team competition.
 

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