Reigning champions head Junior Masters fields

ITF announces the top boys and girls players who will compete in this year’s Cruyff Foundation Junior Master. 12 Jan 2016
Girl in wheelchair hits a forehand return.

Viktoriia Lvova of Russia is the top-ranked girls junior in wheelchair tennis.

ⒸMathilde Dusol
By International Tennis Federation

Martin de la Puente of Spain and Viktoriia Lvova of Russia, the 2015 champions, head the boys’ and girls’ entries, respectively, for the 2016 Cruyff Foundation Junior Masters in Tarbes, France on 28-31 January.

Eight of the top ranked junior boys and four of the top ranked junior girls will contest the prestigious International Tennis Federation (ITF) event, which takes place alongside the last four days of the Les Petits As tournament.

Only players born on or after 1 January 1998 are eligible to compete in 2016 and de la Puente starts 2016 as the world No. 1 ranked player in the boys' rankings after Great Britain's Alfie Hewett turned 18 in December 2015.

With entries based on the Cruyff Foundation Junior Ranking dated 26 October 2015, seven players in the boys’ event and three players in the girls’ event have qualified directly by ranking, with one wild card awarded for both events.

The tournament will be preceded by a three-day high performance training camp, ensuring athletes are well prepared for the event.


Martin de la Puente (ESP)

Chris Herman (USA)

Alwande Skhosana (RSA)

Jef Vandorpe (BEL)

Fabio Bernardes (BRA)

Alexander Cataldo (CHI)

Rueben Spaargaren (NED)

Casey Ratzlaff (USA) (Wild card)


Viktoriia Lvova (RUS)

Nokwanda Hlongwane (RSA)

Antonella Pralong (ARG)

Luz Esperanza Merry (GBR) (Wild card)