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Florida's Kozlov Chosen for U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team

April 27, 2012 08:53 AM
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The USTA announced the top American juniors who will represent the United States in the Junior Davis Cup (16-and-under) and Junior Fed Cup (16-and-under) by BNP Paribas, and the World Junior Tennis Competition (14-and-under) North/Central American and Caribbean Championships. 
 
Each event features a four-team round robin competition April 26-28 in Merida, Mexico. Other nations participating include: Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. The top two teams from each division in the North/Central American and Caribbean Championships in Mexico will advance to the 16-nation World Final. The World Junior Tennis Final will be held Aug. 13-18, 2012, in Prostejov, Czech Republic, while the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup World Finals will be held Sept. 25-30 in Barcelona, Spain. 
 
Representing Florida on the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team will Stefan Kozlov of Pembroke Pines, Fla. He will be joined on the team by Jared Donaldson, Cumberland, R.I.; and Ernesto Escobedo, West Covina, Calif. The team will be coached by the USTA's Nicolas Todero.
 
Kozlov trains full-time at the USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.
 
In 2008, the U.S. became the first country to sweep all four titles in the same year. In addition to 2008, the U.S. boys' World Junior Tennis team won back-to-back titles in 2002-03, and the Junior Davis Cup team won the title in 1999. The 2008 title was the first for the Junior Fed Cup team.   
 
Former U.S. junior international team members include Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Christina McHale, Sloane Stephens, Lindsay Davenport, Denis Kudla, Jennifer Capriati, Mardy Fish, Robby Ginepri, and Lisa Raymond.
 
 
 

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