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Spartanburg Junior Named to US Jr. Davis Cup Team

September 25, 2009 04:34 PM
The USTA announced that Bjorn Fratangelo (Pittsburgh), Marcos Giron (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and Hunter Harrington (Spartanburg, S.C.) will represent the United States in the Junior Davis Cup Finals, Sept. 29 - Oct. 4 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.  The event features 16 teams from nations across the world composed of players age 16 and under. 

The U.S. is the reigning Junior Davis Cup champions and will attempt to become the first back-to-back winners since France in 1992 and 1993.  USTA National Coach Mark Merklein will captain the U.S. Junior Davis Cup team.

Fratangelo, 16, is currently the No. 2 player in the USTA Boys' 16s National Standings and won the USTA Boys' 16s National Clay Court Championships in July.  Giron, currently No. 5 in the USTA Boys' 16s National Standings, won the doubles title at the USTA Boys' 16s National Championships in August and reached the final of the Boys' 16s Easter Bowl in April.  Harrington, 16, is currently No. 6 in the USTA Boys' 16s National Standings and won a USTA Boys' 16s National Open in February. 

Harrington replaces Shane Vinsant, who was forced  to withdraw due to an abdominal injury.