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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

US Teams Earn Opening Day Wins in Round Robin Play at Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup

I've arrived Orlando and will be covering this week's Junior Fed Cup and Junior Davis Cup competitions at the USTA National Campus beginning Wednesday. In the first day of round robin play today, both teams from the United States won their ties, with the second-seeded girls rolling past Brazil 3-0 and the top-seeded boys beating Canada 2-1.

Today's results for the US teams:

Junior Davis Cup:
USA[1] d. Canada 2-1
No. 2 singles: Dali Blanch(USA) d. Jaden Weekes 6-4, 6-0
No. 1 singles: Martin Damm(USA) d. Marko Stakusic 6-3, 6-2
Doubles: Stakusic and Weeks d. Damm and Toby Kodat 6-7(1), 6-1, 10-5
Junior Fed Cup:
USA[2] d. Brazil 3-0
No. 2 singles: Connie Ma(USA) d. Lorena Medeiros Cardoso 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 singles: Katrina Scott(USA) d. Juliana Cotrim Munhoz 6-2, 6-0
Doubles: Ma and Montgomery d. Priscilla Kotrozini Janikian and Medeiros Cardoso 6-2, 6-0

The US girls will play Korea Wednesday as the feature match, which will be broadcast on Tennis Channel beginning at 11 a.m.; the boys take on Bolivia Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Live scoring and live streaming links are here.

The team results from today:

Junior Davis Cup
Group A
USA[1] d. Canada 2-1
Great Britain[5] d. Bolivia 3-0

Group B
France[3] d. Syria 3-0
Hong Kong[7] d. Ukraine 2-1

Group C
Serbia[4] d. Egypt 2-1
Paraguay d. Australia[6] 2-1

Group D
Japan[2] d. Spain 2-1
Czech Republic[8] d. Morocco 2-1

Junior Fed Cup
Group A
Russia[1] d. Peru 2-1
Italy d. Chinese Taipei[8] 3-0

Group B
Czech Republic[3] d. France 2-1
Argentina[7] d. China 2-1

Group C
Canada[4] d. Serbia 2-1
Morocco d. Germany[6] 2-1

Group D
USA[2] d. Brazil 3-0
Thailand[5] d. Korea 3-0

Individual results from all of today's matches can be found at the ITF tournament website.

For more on the first day of action, see the ITF junior website.


Karen Kingsley said...

Watching the coverage the past 2 days its amazing how far the boy's game is from the girl's. The boys have so much more variety and intensity. And the age they are now, 15-16, is before the real divergence of strength and speed that happens in the later teens. so its not really speed and strength, its early competition focus.

These girls are competing so early and so often, putting wins ahead of development. Seriously, the level of the US girls is light years behind the boys. No variety, no power, and little intensity of the footwork from either Montgomery or Ma.

This pains me to say as a parent of tennis playing girls but its sad how boring the girl's games are compared to the boys. There is no excuse for that.