The USTA's High Performance coaches Roger Smith and David Roditi will be conducting a camp in conjunction with the Davis Cup final next month in Portland, and I've received the names of the boys who will be attending. They are: Sean Berman, Carlos Bermudez, Mika DeCoster, Jeremy Efferding, Emmett Egger, Marcos Giron, Spencer Mitchell, Spencer Simon and Shane Vinsant. All except Bermudez are 1993 birth years. I covered a similar camp for 90s and 91s early last year in La Jolla, and it was a fascinating experience. That was a first round Davis Cup tie; I can't imagine how exciting it will be for those boys to be around the atmosphere of the first final held in the U.S. since 1992.
Tom Tebutt in the Toronto Globe and Mail has taken note of Jesse Levine's recent surge and posts this story about the possibility of the Canadian-born left-hander playing Davis Cup a bit farther north.
For a excellent report on Levine's win over Donald Young last night, see this post on usta.com.
Sunday, November 18, 2007