14 Aug 2014

International 18&U ITF/GSDF Team to North America 2014

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Photo: Susan MullaneElena Gabriela Ruse (ROU)

The ITF Development Department has announced that the following players will form the International 18 & U ITF/GSDF Team to North America 2014 for a four week tour:

Nicolae Frunza (ROU)
Seong Chan Hong (KOR)
Yunseong Chung (KOR)*
Petros Chrysochos (CYP)*
Lloyd Harris (RSA)*

Elena Gabriela Ruse (ROU)
Vera Lapko (BLR)
Luisa Stefani (BRA)*
Iryna Shymanovich (BLR)*

The team will play the following schedule:

18-24 August 2014 - Prince George’s County International Hard Court Junior Tennis Championships (G1)
24-30 August 2014 - Canadian Open Junior Championships (G1)
31 August-07 September 2014 - US Open Junior Tennis Championships (GA)
8-12 September 2014 - U18 Canadian World Ranking Event, Montreal (G2)

The players participating in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (*) will join the team to compete in the US Open Junior Tennis Championships and the U18 Canadian World Ranking Event in Montreal. 

The team is financed by the Grand Slam Development Fund (GSDF), providing players not only with the opportunity to take part in top level international competition but also the invaluable experience of travelling abroad as part of a team under the guidance of an ITF coach. The team will be accompanied by ITF team coaches Roberta Burzagli (BRA) and Dermot Sweeney (ZAM).