The Junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying event takes place in Gimcheon, Korea, Republic for the first time this week as sixteen boys and girls teams take part.
The best performing nations at the event, which runs on 22-27 April, will progress to the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, the premier international team event for players aged 16 and under, that takes place in San Luis Potosi in Mexico on 24-29 September.
Last year, Australia, China, Japan and Korea, Republic’s boys’ and girls’ teams qualified for both the Junior Davis and Fed Cup finals and each will be bidding to achieve the feat again this year.
Host nation Korea, Republic is seeded No. 1 in the boys event, showcasing a line-up which consists of exactly the same players who won the Under 14s World Junior Tennis Finals back in 2011. Japan is seeded second while Australia, who finished runner-up to Italy in last year’s Junior Davis Cup final, is seeded third, with India fourth.
The competition format opens with four round robin groups to determine which nations go through to either the 1-8 or 9-16 positional play-offs, with the top four boys teams and top three girls teams in the former category earning a prestigious place in Mexico.
2013 JDC Asia/Oceania Final Qualifying: http://itfjuniors.tournamentsoftware...9-8A68F579AE62
Korea: Seong Chan HONG, Ku Keon KANG, Duck Hee LEE
New Zealand: Kyle BUTTERS, Connor HEAP, William MATHESON
Uzekistan: Djurabeck KARIMOV, Said Alo SAIDKARIMOV, Khumoyun SULTONOV
Malaysia: Hao Sheng KOAY, Sheikh Ameer Abdullah SHEIKH AHMAD ALIAS, Zu Zinyang TAN
Japan: Sora FUKUDA, Yusuke TAKAHASHI, Jumpei YAMASAKI
China: Yi-Zhou LIU, Ting-Hui ZHANG, Su-Hao ZHONG
Thailand: Kittinut CHITTIPORNSAN, Nawakarn KHUNJAN, Ratana TRIPOJN
Singapore: Timothy Jing Kai ONG, Evan Yi Ren TAN, Sherwin Foo Shi Yun TOO
Australia: Oliver ANDERSON, Marc POLMANS, Akira SANTILLAN
Hong Kong: Hei Yin LI, Hong Kit WONG, Ming Chun Alan SOU
Sri Lanka: Chehan Deepal FERNANDO, Joshua JAYARATNE, Nabeel SABRI
Yemen: Hassan ABDO, Ghassan ALANSI, Samer THABIT
India: Garvit BATRA, Sumit NAGAL, Vishu PRASAD
Chinese Taipei: Chao-Ting HSIEH, Cing-Yang MENG, Yu-Chang WANG
Philippines: Alberto Jr LIM, Eric Jr OLIVAREZ, Stefan Agustin SUAREZ
Indonesia: Muhammad Iqbal ANSHORI, Tio Juliandi HUTAHARUK, Ignatius Anthony SUSANTO
Playoffs 9-16: http://itfjuniors.tournamentsoftware...79AE62&draw=15
Playoffs 1-8: http://itfjuniors.tournamentsoftware...79AE62&draw=13
Korea (1) d. India (4) 2-0
MS2 Duck Hee LEE (KOR) d. Garvit BATRA (IND) 6-2 6-3
MS1 Seong Chan HONG (KOR) d. Sumit NAGAL (IND) 6-1 6-0
MD Duck Hee LEE/Ku Keon KANG (KOR) vs Garvit BATRA/Sumit NAGAL (IND) Not Played
Japan (2) def. Australia (3) 2-0
MS2 Sora FUKUDA (JPN) d. Oliver ANDERSON (AUS) 5-7 6-4 10-7
MS1 Yusuke TAKAHASHI (JPN) d. Marc POLMANS (AUS) 6-4 7-5
MD Jumpei YAMASAKI/Yusuke TAKAHASHI (JPN) vs Akira SANTILLAN/Marc POLMANS (AUS) Not Played
Korea (1) d. Japan (2)
MS2 Duck Hee LEE (KOR) d. Sora FUKUDA (JPN) 6-2 6-2
MS1 Seong Chan HONG (KOR) d. Yusuke TAKAHASHI (JPN) 6-3 6-3
MD Duck Hee LEE/Ku Keon KANG (KOR) vs Sora FUKUDA/Yusuke TAKAHASHI (JPN) Not Played
Congrats to Korea, Japan, Australia, and India for advancing to the JDC Finals.