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Wimbledon Juniors Champion to Play Tuesday in Tourney

Article by: Paige Allen,

GODFREY – Noah Rubin, 18, of Long Island, New York, will play his first match since winning the Wimbledon Boys’ Juniors Championship two weeks ago.

Rubin will play Spencer Papa at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Andy Simpson Tennis Complex.

He is competing for the second consecutive year in the Lewis and Clark Community College Men’s Pro Tennis Tournament. Last year, Rubin finished runner up in the USTA Men’s Pro Circuit Futures $10K tournament.

“It is great to be back at the Lewis and Clark Futures tourney. This is a great facility and will be good practice for me before the national tournament in Kalamazoo,” Rubin said.

Rubin, who is ranked No. 533, said his goal is to win the Boys 18s Championship for a main draw ticket to the U.S. Open.

At Wimbledon, Rubin had to get through the qualifying rounds to earn a spot in the main draw where he defeated No. 6 Stefan Kozlov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in the championship match.

Rubin is the second American in the last 19 years to capture the Wimbledon singles title. The Rubin-Kozlov match was the first All-American Wimbledon junior boys final since 1977.