Town player makes U.S. tennis team

William Blumberg of Greenwich was named to the World Junior Tennis Boys team.

Blumberg trains at the USTA Training Center-East in Flushing, N.Y

The USTA announced today 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

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 World Final will be held August 13-18 in Prostejov, Czech Republic, while the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup World Finals will be held September 25-30 in Barcelona, Spain

Junior Davis Cup   Junior Fed Cup
Jared Donaldson, Cumberland, R.I.   Gabrielle Andrews, Pomona, Calif.
Ernesto Escobedo, West Covina, Calif.   Brooke Austin, Indianapolis
Stefan Kozlov, Pembroke Pines, Fla.   Taylor Townsend, Stockbridge, Ga.
          Coach: Nicolas Todero              Coach: Kathy Rinaldi
World Junior Tennis – Boys   World Junior Tennis – Girls
William Blumberg, Greenwich, Conn.    Jada Hart, Colton, Calif.
Michael Mmoh, Temple Hills, Md.   Emma Higuchi, Los Angeles
Frances Tiafoe, College Park, Md.   Raquel Pedraza-Simpson, Claremont, Calif.
          Coach: Ricardo Acuna            Coach: Sylvain Guichard


 * 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.

Scott Ericson