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Noah Rubin Qualifies for the US Open With Kalamazoo Win

Noah Rubin wins Boys Junior National Tennis Championships at Kalamazoo to qualify for the US Open.

Jan Kruger

Wake Forest tennis commit Noah Rubin continued his summer tear by winning the Boys Junior National Tennis Championship in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The No. 3 seed from Long Island defeated the No. 5 seed and defending champion Collin Altamirano 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Every year, the winner of the prestigious junior national tournament receives a wild card into the main draw at the US Open in New York. Past participants in the tournament include: Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and Rubin's coach John McEnroe.

Additionally, Rubin and his partner Stefan Kozlov bested Altamirano and Deiton Bauhman 6-2, 6-2 in the doubles championship to receive a bid in the US Open doubles draw.

These wins comes only a month after Rubin, the Long Island native, triumphed in eight straight matches to take the Wimbledon Junior Championships. In the final, Rubin defeated Kozlov 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 to take the historic Grand Slam title. After this most recent win, the 5-9 speedster will play his first professional Grand Slam tournament only minutes away from his home.

Last year, Altamirano faced the No. 22 seed Philipp Kohlscreiber in the main draw at Flushing Meadows and lost 6-1, 6-3, 6-1.