The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday, eight top junior boys qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team including Niroop Vallabhaneni, 15, of Paradise Valley.
The junior team is a training program designed to give a collection of America’s top young players, born in either 2002 or 2003, opportunities to train together during the summer and travel to play against top junior competition from around the world, a press release states.
Vallabhaneni is Tennis Recruiting’s No. 38-ranked player nationally and No. 1 in Arizona in the Class of 2020.
All eight players qualified for the team through a playoff, April 13-18 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. Players were invited for the playoff based on tournament results, USTA national or International Tennis Federation world ranking.