The U.S. won its third consecutive Junior Fed Cup title on Sunday at the USTA National Campus, defeating the Czech Republic 2-1, while the American boys fell in the final of the Junior Davis Cup, finishing second.
Connie Ma (16, Dublin, Calif.) got the U.S. on the board early with a 6-3, 6-1 singles victory but after Katrina Scott (15, Woodland Hills, Calif.) lost a tough three-set match, the title came down to the decisive doubles rubber. Ma and Robin Montgomery (15, Washington, D.C.) teamed up for a 6-2, 7-5 win to clinch the three-peat for the Americans.
In the Junior Davis Cup final, Toby Kodat (16, Bradenton, Fla.) put the Americans up 1-0 over Japan with a straight-sets singles win. But, after Martin Damm (15, Bradenton, Fla.) fell in his singles match, the title once again came down to doubles. Kodat and Damm teamed up for doubles but came up short as Japan would clinch the 2-1 win and the Junior Davis Cup title. The third member of the second place American team was Dali Blanch (16, Orlando, Fla.).
USTA National Coach Jamea Jackson captained the Junior Fed Cup team and USTA National Coach Philippe Oudshoorn captained the Junior Davis Cup team.
This year marked the first time since 1994 that the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals were held in the United States and the first time the USTA National Campus has hosted the prestigious event. The event will return to the USTA National Campus in 2020 and 2021.