Match Schedule Info - Future Match Info
Girls - Ashley Ke
Boys - Ryan Rhoades
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No Refunds after the Draw has been made.
SITES FOR 2017 and ABBREVIATIONS FOR MATCH CARDS - NEW SITES BEING USED
Western Michigan University Sorenson Courts (Located Across the street from address 3202 Ellsworth Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008) - 20 Courts (NEW SITE FOR 2017) Tournament Desk will be located by the top 8 courts. (WMU)
Portage West Middle School--" PWEST" (7145 Moors bridge Road Portage, MI 49024) 8 Courts (PORTW)
INDOOR RAIN BACK UP
Maple Street YMCA - 1001 West Maple Street Kalamazoo, MI. 49008
Portage YMCA - 2900 West Centre, Portage, MI 49024.
West Hills Athletic Club - 2001 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo MI 49009
KCollege Fitness and Wellness Center- 131 Catherine Street, Kalamazoo MI, 49006 Note: Friday/Saturday Only due to Graduation.
Please Note: Port-a-jons will be used at sites for restrooms.
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Player Selection Type
Match Format: .
The tournament is a full feed-in consolation event. All events will
utilize a match tie-breaker for the third set except for Main Draw
finals which will play 2 of 3 full sets. The finals of the
consolation draw will not be played out unless a wildcard is
determined as one of the 4 quota spots. In the event a wildcard is
determined as one of the 4 quota spots, the back draw final will
play a full third set. The Wilson US Open is the official
tournament ball for the 12-18's events. *The WMTA Junior
Competition Committee approved this plan so players still in school
could participate and that the Qualifier may end in a timely
manner. NO additional match time avoidance's will be considered
past the close of the registration process.
The WMTA Qualifier is open only to those players whose primary
residence is within the Western Michigan Tennis Association
boundaries. This event is a qualifier for the USTA/ Midwest
Sectional Closed. Juniors may only compete in one age division and
must play the age group they wish to attempt to qualify for. (No
exceptions).Players are eligible in an age division until the month
they age up... (example: 12 turning 13 in June would be in
Tournament Schedule and Match Times
Due to school schedules, play will begin at 5pm on Friday, .. A
majority of players will still be in school, so adequate drive time
will be accommodated for players located outside of the Kalamazoo
area. While many of the main draws will be completed over the
weekend, some feed-in consolation events could conclude as late as
the Tuesday after the event begins. These factors are controlled by
the number of event participants. Match times will be available on
this site on Wednesday by 4pm before the tournament is to begin
Only conflicts for regularly scheduled school days, a player's high
school graduation service (no family member) or for participants
in Grades 11 or 12 for the SAT/ACT test will be considered.
Sporting events, graduation parties, school trips, parents work
schedule, elementary or middle school graduations are not valid
requests for this purpose. Legitimate requests must be emailed to
the tournament director. Each will be individually evaluated if
requested before entry deadline. Players will receive match times
that will take into account the end of school day or time of test.
Drive time will be allocated based upon distance. Be sure to
include full information of the player and contact numbers.
Emailed conflicts must be sent to email@example.com before the
tournament entry deadline to be considered.
Qualifying for Midwest Closed
ENDORSEMENT PROCEDURES FOR JR. MIDWEST CLOSED / TEAM
ALL players wishing to be considered for the Midwest Closed June
24-29th, must register through the Tennis Link Registration System
before the conclusion of our district qualifier. The following are
the Tennis Link Registration ID Numbers:
BG12, 14: -Okemos, MI (850066317)
BG16, 18: -Indianapolis, IN (850016117)
*Only players that appear both on the District Endorsement List and
in the Tennis Link Registration System will be considered for the
Player's must provide a registration confirmation and a contact
phone number to their district endorser by email before 11:59 pm
Sunday June 11th.
Boy's Endorser-Tom Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org cell #
Girl's Endorser- Oak Saad (email@example.com cell #
*Qualifying for Midwest Closed
Western Michigan Quota is (4) Players:
The Champion, Finalist and both Feed- in Consolation Finalists* of
each division will be selected for direct entry into the Midwest
Closed Championships . "Players defeated in the semifinals will be
fed into the consolation draw."
*(The WMTA reserves the right to alter selections based upon the
possibility of injury, national/ international tournament conflicts
or sportsmanship issues. Western Michigan will allow for
legitimate requests for rare upper level play (Professional
Futures, ITF Junior events, etc..) or extraordinary injury
situations to be evaluated for a possible wildcard situation. If
granted 3 quota spots will be played for (champion, finalist and
feed-in champion). If not used the (4) quota spots will be
(champion, finalist, 2 feed-in finalists(feed in consolation not
played out). Wildcard applications must occur before qualifier the
deadline and be made in written form to the district
Sectional At Large Bids (26) Players Per Division:
In each age division, a list of endorsed players will be compiled.
A varying number of competitors (no less than 26 from around the
Midwest) will also be accepted into each division of the Midwest
Closed. This procedure will be completed by the Midwest Tennis
Association. Player selection is based upon sectional
ranking/results. (Players ranked within the Midwest in the top 120
of their age groups should have a realistic expectation of Midwest
Closed acceptance as long as all of the following WMTA qualifier
requirements are met.
ALL ENDORSED PLAYERS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
1. Players must fully play and complete their qualifier. These
rules are as follows:
i. A player who does not play and complete his/her final match in
the District Qualifier will not be eligible for endorsement to the
USTA/Midwest Closed Junior Outdoor Championships;
ii. Play and complete is defined as playing all points including
the final point of their match;
iii. A Retirement, Walkover or Default by a player in their final
match (including any FIC matches) of the District Qualifier will
cause the player to no longer be eligible for endorsment to the
iv. There is no appeal to play and complete rule. The districk
committee can however consider a player for the district wildcard
in mid-tournament injury situations.
2. District Quota spots cannot be awarded to a player that has not
won a match at their District Qualifier. (District Wildcard
District Team Cup Selections:
DISTRICT CUP TEAM PLAYER PARTICIPANTS:
Western Michigan juniors compete each year in team competitions
against other districts that make up the Midwest Tennis Section.
These elite competitions are held June 17-19th. Selection to
represent our district is a privilege and will take place during
the qualifier. Individual age group coaches will evaluate and
select players based upon match results, game development, and
sportsmanship. Coaches will accompany their teams to compete in the
following age groups:
Boys 18's- Coach Jerry Hendrick. Girl's 18s- TBD. B/G 14's- Coach
Oak Saad. B/G 12's- Coach Dan Howard. Parents are expected to
provide transportation and supervision for the 12's-14's teams.
Further information including details & costs will be available
through the coach or by contacting the Western Michigan District
Midwest Zonal Teams
The USTA Zone Team Championships is a five day team competition
emphasizing both singles, doubles and mixed doubles play against
other section teams with match results counting for National and
Midwest Section rankings. Enclosed is a review of the basic
structure and exciting aspects of the developmental format. We hope
this information will answer some of the questions and encourage
you to apply to the USTA Zone Team Championships.
The goals of the USTA Boys' and Girls' Zone Team Championships
• To introduce young players to national competition in such a way
that competitive stress is minimized and competitive learning
opportunities are maximized.
• To provide the best possible competitive opportunity for
maximizing each child's physical and emotional development.
The USTA/Midwest Section will send coaches to the event. The
coaches may coach players at specific times during matches and will
supervise teams at official team functions.
Assignment to Teams
The Midwest Boys' and Girls' Sectional Endorser will assign players
to teams to obtain as uniform team strength as possible. The teams
will be selected by using the most current Midwest Standing List in
the age division being endorsed.
Selection of Players:
To be considered for endorsement by the USTA/Midwest Section, each
player must apply through the TennisLink Registration System (links
to each team below). The USTA/Midwest Section will endorse the
• Boys' & Girls' 12s: A total of 18 boys and 18 girls for this
• Boys' & Girls' 14s: A total of 24 boys and 24 girls for this
• Boys' & Girls' 16s: A total of 24 boys and 24 girls for this
The USTA/Midwest Section will notify all players of site selection
via mail. After the deadline date, players can check the above
registration web-sites for a list of players accepted to the event.
No entry fee refunds will be granted for withdrawals within seven
days prior to the start of the event. All other questions need to
be directed to the USTA/Midwest Section.
DRAW PROCEEDINGS (NEW LOCATION) -Tuesday, June 6th, 11:00am @
YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo - Portage Branch 2900 W. Centre St.
Portage MI 49024 (Tennis Office)
The Draw is open to any party who wishes to observe. We invite
anyone who has concerns over procedures to avail themselves of the
process. Draws are completed as per USTA regulations using the TDM
program. On the occasion the computer cannot distinguish proximity
of cities, the player (non-seeds) are moved into the closest
allowable location. (WMTA rules mandate that we protect players
from a same city match in the first round if possible) The original
draws are signed and placed into a sealed envelope for verification
District At Large Alternates
District At Large Alternates In each age division, a list of
endorsed alternates will be compiled. A varying number of players
may be accepted into the Midwest Closed. This procedure is
completed by the USTA Midwest Tennis Association. Final player
selection is based upon individual ranking/results versus other
district's alternate pools.
The tournament committee will base seeding on the most current
lists and tournament play available.. Seeding will be a blend of
sectional and national seeding lists. District rankings will only
be used if higher level information is not available.* (The
Tournament Director may consider outstanding International,
National or Sectional results in all age groups in order to
properly seed the event.) Please fax a player record only if your
tournament online record is in error or you have substantial ITF
Trophies and Awards.
Awards will be presented to the champion, finalists, and
consolation finalists of each age division. (based on draw
Co-Directors-Erik Anderson, Oak Saad. Referee: Betsy Craig
WE CANNOT CONTACT YOU UNLESS YOU PROVIDE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER
AND EMAIL ADDRESS WHEN REGISTERING.
The USTA Legal Department has determined that they
cannot provide contact information to tournament directors unless
the customer provides the contact information during the
registration process. Previously the home phone number and email
address were pre-filled from the USTA Membership database when a
player went through the online registration process. The pre-fill
was removed due to privacy concerns. If you don't provide an email
address and/or telephone number when you register for this
tournament then we will be unable to notify you about any possible
changes in the tournament.
USTA/MIDWEST SECTION DOMICILE RULES:
The USTA/Midwest Section Closed Junior Championships, the district
qualifiers, the USTA/Midwest Section Designated Tournaments and
USTA/Midwest Section Junior Davis & Wightman Cup events are
open to citizens of the U.S., permanent resident aliens in
possession of a valid alien registration card, individuals who are
applicants for adjustment to lawful permanent resident status and
who can present a USCIS receipt for a pending unadjudicated form
I-485, aliens who have resided continuously in the US for more than
one year and who are members of families of persons in the
diplomatic or consular corps and aliens who have been granted
Refugee Status, Asylee Status or Temporary Protected Status.
DRAWS WILL BE POSTED AT 12PM the FRIDAY OF THE
QUESTIONS? Email, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (269)324-9622
X426. . Happy to answer any of your questions.
NO REFUNDS AFTER THE DRAW MEETING HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
No Selection Process. All registered players will be selected.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, June 05, 2017 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 855804617 from the searchable schedule homepage.
Division and Draw Type Abbreviations
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