Of the four players selected, only Llarenas has previous Davis Cup playing experience. Llarenas first played for Pacific Oceania in 2011 and has since been called up four other times. He has competed in 21 different ties, with a 2-1 record in singles and a 17-4 record in doubles.
Huynh joins the team with previous professional level playing experience in the ITF Pro Circuit under the Guam flag. He was born in Guam to a family of tennis greats, including older sister Wendy Huynh, one of Guam’s former top women’s tennis players. In the years preceding the Guam F1 Futures, Jean-Pierre Huynh featured in the Guam International Tennis Open, an international tournament organized by the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa, and lifted the champions trophy in the mixed doubles division with his younger sister. He also finished in the top eight in the singles main draw.
Caldwell, 17, is the youngest player named to the squad. Caldwell is one of Guam’s top junior players to make his mark at tennis’ highest levels. For the past two summers, Caldwell was one of about a dozen scholarship recipients in the Pacific Oceania region for elite-level tennis training at the ITF/OTF Pacific Training Center in Fiji, which included entry into ITF Junior Circuit tournaments in the region. He earned his first singles main draw win on June 13, 2016, a three-setter against Australia’s Sohil Hitesh Shah, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
In addition to Guam, other Group IV countries in Asia/Oceania are Bahrain, Bangladesh, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates and host country Oman. Matches will be played at the Sultan Qaboos Sport Complex in Muscat, Oman beginning Jan. 29 through to Feb. 3, 2018.