U.S. Wins Second Consecutive Junior Fed Cup Title
Coco Gauff and Alexa Noel Clinch Victory for U.S. over Ukraine in Budapest, Hungary
September 30, 2018 — Coco Gauff and Alexa Noel clinched victory for the U.S. Junior Fed Cup Team over Ukraine in Sunday’s final in Budapest, Hungary, giving the U.S. its second consecutive Junior Fed Cup title.
Gauff (14, Delray Beach, Fla.) forced the deciding doubles rubber by defeating Dasha Lopatetskaya 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 after Noel (16, Summit, N.J.) fell to Lyubov Kostenko 6-4, 6-1. The pair came from behind to win the doubles match 5-7, 6-4, 11-9. Connie Ma (15, Dublin, Calif.) was the third member of the team.
The was the fifth consecutive finals appearance for the U.S. Junior Fed Cup team and today’s victory was the team’s fifth title in the past 11 years (2008, 2012, 2014, 2017-18).
The U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team defeated Hungary on Sunday to finish ninth.
USTA National Coach Erik Kortland captained the Junior Fed Cup team and USTA National Coach Eric Nunez captained the Junior Davis Cup Team.
For full results and scores, visit the ITF website.