“Seventeen-year-old Noah Rubin of Rockville Centre, N.Y. will continue junior competition at Wimbledon, June 29-July 7 at the All-England Club in Wimbledon, London in the main draw. Rubin, who has been ranked as high as sixth in the world junior rankings, reached the third round of the 2013 French Open Junior Championship. He currently trains at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy.
Joining Rubin will be Stefan Kozlov (15, Pembroke Pines, Fla.), the youngest boy in the Top 25 of the world junior rankings at number 21, leads the American boys in the main draw despite being the second youngest player entered in the field. Joining him are number 25 Thai-Son Kwiatkowski (18, Charlotte, N.C.), number 42 Luca Corinteli (17, Alexandria, Va.) and number 58 Spencer Papa (17, Edmond, Okla.). Number 55 Martin Redlicki (17, Hawthorn Woods, Ill.) was accepted for qualifying.
Last year, Kozlov qualified and reached the second round of boys singles at Wimbledon as the youngest player in the main draw by more than a year. Kwiatkowski, meanwhile, reached the third round in 2012.
On the girl’s side, Taylor Townsend of Chicago, the number one-ranked junior in the world for 2012, will continue junior competition as well at Wimbledon. Joining Townsend at the Wimbledon main draw will be two other local products, number 45-ranked Jamie Loeb of Ossining, N.Y. and 17-year-old Louisa Chirico of Harrison, N.Y. Seventeen-year-old Katrine Isabel Steffensen of Scarsdale, N.Y. been accepted for qualifying.
Townsend, still the top-ranked American girl at number eight in the ITF World Junior rankings, will play her second junior Grand Slam of 2013 at Wimbledon, where she is the reigning junior doubles champion. Townsend reached the quarterfinals of the 2013 French Open junior championship, which was her first junior tournament since turning pro to start the year. She trains at the USTA Training Center–Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.
Chirico, who trains at the USTA Training Center–East in Flushing, N.Y., reached the French Open girls semifinals and now holds a career-high 18 world junior ranking”.
Article written by LI Tennis Magazine Staff.