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The Junior Billie Jean King Cup & Junior Davis Cup Finals 2022 was played at Antalya, Turkey from 1-6 November Top 16 teams from all over the world qualified to play the finals, representing five zones, in Junior Billie Jean King Cup and Junior Davis cup event in a bid to become world champion.

In the Asia/Oceania zone qualifier event which was held in New Delhi, India back in April 2022, Asian nations battled at qualifiers to seal spot in the finals in Turkey. 3 teams from Junior Billie Jean King Cup and 3 teams from Junior Davis cup qualified for the finals.

  • Junior Billie Jean King Cup (3 teams): Australia, Thailand and Japan
  • Junior Davis Cup (3 teams): India, Japan and Australia

In Junior Billie Jean King cup event Japan seeded no 8 in the tournament were drawn alongside top seeds Serbia (4), Netherland and Chile in group B. Team Thailand was drawn in group A alongside USA seeded no 1 (6 times champion of Junior Billie Jean king Cup title), Colombia and host nation Turkey.

Team Japan finished second in round robin stage of Group B.  Later facing Spain in semifinal Japan lost 2-1. In Position playoff Japan defeated Serbia and finished 3rd in the competition.

Thailand lost all its ties against USA, Colombia and Turkey in round robin group, playing position playoff Thailand defeated Mexico 2-1 and finished 15th in competition.

In Junior Davis Cup event winner of winner of Asia/Oceania Qualifying event India was drawn alongside Italy seeded no 4, Great Britain and Czech Republic in Group B. Japan seeded no 7 was drawn in group D alongside USA seeded no 2, host nation Turkey and Argentina.

India finished last in group B facing Italy, Great Britain and Czech Republic. In position Playoff India lost 0-3 to host Turkey and finished 14th in the competition.

In group D Seeded no 7 Japan finished on top and defeated high seeded teams like USA and Argentina. However, Japan Lost 0-3 to Italy in Quarterfinal and had to play position playoff (7-8th) against Spain. Japan won the tie 3-0 to finish 7th in competition.

Final results are as follows

Junior Billie Jean King Cup

Position 3-4th Japan defeated Serbia 2-1

Hayu Kinoshita lost to Mila Ristic 1-6 1-6

Mayu Crossly defeated Teodora Kostovic 6-3 6-1

Hayu Kinoshita/Sara Saito defeated Teodora Kostovic/Mila Ristic 6-4 6-2

Position 15-16th Thailand defeated Mexico 2-1

Lidia Podgorichani defeated Carolina Alonso 6-0 6-1

Pimmada Thongkum lost to Nicole Sifuentes 2-6 1-6

LidiaPodgorichani/Pimmada Thongkum defeated Carolina Sifuentes/Natalia Sousa Salazar 6-3 6-4

Junior Davis Cup

Position 7-8th Japan defeated Spain 3-0

Rei Sakamoto defeated Rafael Segado Esteve 4-3

Naoya Honda defeated Carles Cardoba 6-3 6-2

Rei Sakamota/Yuta Tomida defeated Carles Cardoba/Rafael Segado Esteve (walkover)

Position 13-14th Mexico defeated India 3-0

MS1 – Atakan Karahan defeated Rushil Khosla 6-0 3-2

MS2 – Kerem Yilmaz defeated Kriish Tyagi 6-4 6-7 10-4

MD – Emirhan Bulut/ Atakan karahan defeated Vansh Nandal/ Kriish Tyagi 6-2 6-4

Junior Billie Jean King cup & Junior Davis Cup Finals is a stage for world’s best 16&Under age category. Being a part of Finals will give young players an opportunity to develop their career professionally and to reach new heights. We congratulate all the nations and the players representing their respective countries at the Finals.

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