U.S. Wins Fourth Junior Fed Cup Title in Last 10 Years
Whitney Osuigwe Clinches Victory for U.S. over Japan in Budapest, Hungary
U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team Falls to Czech Republic in Final
September 24, 2017 — Singles victories from Caty McNally and Whitney Osuigwe clinched victory for the U.S. Junior Fed Cup Team over Japan in Sunday’s final in Budapest, Hungary, giving the U.S. its fourth Junior Fed Cup title, all of which have come in the last 10 years.
McNally (15, Cincinnati) defeated Naho Sato, 6-3, 6-2, in Sunday’s first singles match, then Osuigwe (15, Bradenton, Fla.), the reining French Open girls’ champion, clinched victory for the top-seeded U.S. over No. 2 Japan with a 7-5, 6-3, win over Yuki Naito. The U.S., which was appearing in its fourth straight Junior Fed Cup final, won its first title since 2014. It also won in 2008 and 2012.
The third-seeded U.S. Junior Davis Cup Team, also attempting to win its fourth title and first since 2014, fell to top-seeded Czech Republic on Sunday when Jonas Forejtek beat William Grant, 6-4, 7-5, and Dalivor Svrcina defeated Govind Nanda, 6-2, 6-2.
USTA National Coach Erik Kortland captained the Junior Fed Cup team and USTA National Coach Eric Nunez captained the Junior Davis Cup Team.