Photo: Srdjan StevanovicUSA Junior Fed Cup Champions 2012
Montreal becomes the nucleus for junior team competition on Thursday as the city hosts four separate junior final qualifying events on 2-4 May.
North/Central American & Caribbean Final Qualifying events are taking place in the city in both the Under 16 Junior Davis Cup and Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas as well as in the Under 14 World Junior Tennis competition.
Each competition sees four nations participate in a round robin format, with the best performing nations winning the chance to feature in the year-end finals for either the Under 14 or Under 16 age category.
Only the winning team in the boys’ and girls’ Under 16s round robin groups will contest the Junior Davis Cup/Junior Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on 24-29 September with Mexico having already qualified as hosts.
Canada, Dominican Republic and USA will hope to join them in the Junior Davis Cup finals, while USA, Cuba, Canada are bidding for a place in the Junior Fed Cup Finals.
In this week's Under 14s event, the top two teams from each boys’ and girls’ round robin groups will qualify for the World Junior Tennis Finals in Prostejov, Czech Republic on 5-10 August.
Canada, Guatemala, Mexico and USA will go head to head in each of the girls’ and boys' events.
USA starred in junior team competition last year, winning both the World Junior Tennis boys’ title and the Junior Fed Cup crown.