DOUBLES PAIRINGS TO BE COMPLETED BY THURSDAY NOON, FEB. 8TH
ALL main draw singles
participants are AUTOMATICALLY
ENTERED IN DOUBLES; If you do not wish to play dubs, please email me this information asap
to VICKIE WRIGHT at Vickietennisnut@austin.rr.com. Players who do not have a partner by Thursday noon, Feb. 8th will be
paired by national ranking. THERE IS NO ON SITE
DOUBLES SIGN-UP. The first round of doubles will be played Saturday, February 10th, 2018.
NOTE: DOUBLES FORMAT IS NEW!! 6-GAME PRO-SET USING NO-AD SCORING; PLAYERS WILL PLAY A 7 POINT TIE-BREAK AT 6-GAMES ALL.
SITES AND EVENTS
St. Stephen's Tennis Academy 12 Hard courts; (SS on draw); Events to play at SS are TBD
Austin Tennis Academy (Site has 12 courts, we will use 8-10; (ATA on draw); Events to play at AT are TBD
Anderson High School (Site has 8 courts, no lights) (ANHS on draw); Events to play at ANHS are TBD
All Monday play will be hosted at St. Stephen's Tennis Academy.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM REQUIRED PRIOR TO FIRST MATCH PLAYED
Please click "more" link here to access the Medical Release Form required PRIOR to a players first match.
TOURNAMENT REGISTRATION FRIDAY, FEB. 9TH 2PM-7PM AT ST. STEPHEN'S COURTS
Tournament registration will begin on Friday, Feb. 9th at 2pm at St. Stephen's Tennis Academy; It is "not mandatory", but it is helpful to get this done prior to your first match time. Those participants entered after the selection process was completed and that may need to pay entry fees are asked to register Friday between 2-7pm, if possible. For those choosing to register on Saturday, please do so anytime during the day. ALL parking at St. Stephen's is at the gymnasium with a 5-minute walk to the courts.
- Boys’ and Girls’ 14s/16s divisions will play best
of three (3) tie-break sets, regular scoring
- Main draw semi-final losers will playoff for
3rd/4th place, scoring is best of three tie-break sets, regular scoring
- Quarter final losers will be fed into a separate
draw to play off for 5th/6th place, scoring will be two tie-break sets, with a
10-point tie-break in lieu of third set
- FIC through the round of 16, and the FIC will
play out the finals
- FIC is best of three sets, regular scoring, with
a 10-point tie-break in lieu of third set
- Six-game no-ad pro-sets, with a seven-point
tie-break at six games all
- Single Elimination
- Required playoff for 3rd/4th place
- Doubles final will be chaired
On-Site Alternates are those
players on the alternate list who have come to the tournament site to be a
last-minute replacement for a withdrawing player.
*On each day (Saturday for Austin NATS) in which
alternates may be admitted to the draw, any alternate desiring admittance must
check-in and be ready for play no later than 15
minutes prior to the first scheduled match time of the event for which they are
*The order of the alternates is based on the
Original Alternates List published by the tournament, not a more recent
National Standings List, and not in the order in which the players check in.
On-Site Alternates may be admitted in the singles
main draw to replace withdrawing players until the completion of the first
round of play. Any player receiving a BYE in the first round can also be
replaced by an on-site alternate in the second round because this player has
not yet played a match in the event. This does not apply to players receiving a
retirement as this is considered a match won. On-Site Alternates may not play
in the Feed-In-Championship unless they have first played in the singles main
TOURNAMENT HOTEL INFO
ENTRY AND SELECTION PROCESS
Join us in beautiful Austin, Texas, the Live Music Capital of the World, to battle for the National Open title. You will want to be a part of this Texas tournament with Austin as the host city. So get your tennis gear ready to hit Austin's city limits ready for player gifts, food, fun, and fellowship, in addition to our "Welcome to the National Open" gathering! Get ready for a GREAT TIME and GREAT TENNIS IN THE BEAUTIFUL HILL COUNTRY OF AUSTIN, TX.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. To see how entrants will be selected, follow the “Selection Process” link to the left. It is the player’s responsibility to check the selection list(s) after registering online to be sure that a check mark appears beside the player’s name on the list, in order to insure proper registration. Entries must be submitted by Thursday, January 18, 2018 11:59:00 AM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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