Our courts got a pretty good soaking overnight -- we are working to get them dry as quickly as possible, but as of 7:15 a.m. we are declaring that no matches will start before 9 a.m this morning. Hopefully this reaches many of you in time to get a bit more sleep!
Sunday Schedule Changes, Continuation of Postponed Matches
Despite our best efforts, we were not able to finish all of Saturday's singles matches before the rain started again. As a result, we are going to have to shift some things around Sunday morning. All players scheduled for 8 a.m. matches should show up as scheduled, but we will need to enforce a delay to finish out five matches that remain from Saturday's schedule. Because of how late these players were on court, we are giving them until 9:30 a.m. to rest; however, to ensure they can resume their matches on time, we will hold five courts for them. During this time, we intend to send out matches in draws that ARE NOT implicated by these continuations, but there is no guarantee as to who will go on at 8 a.m. and who will rest. We will get players on and off court as fast as possible, but it is imperative that we finish these matches before continuing on with the rest of the draw. Again, we greatly appreciate your flexibility, patience, and cooperation, as this weekend has been a test for us all. The overwhelming positivity and optimism of today reminds us of how wonderful our tennis communities in New Mexico and El Paso truly are -- thank you for everything and let's have a great end to the tournament!
Level 5 Challenger Information
Draw Size: Maximum of 32 in any Division with alternates. This tournament serves as a Level 5 tournament form Southwest Rankings and Endorsement. Level 5 events no longer count in the USTA National rankings. It also serves as a qualifier for the Level 4 El Paso Jr. Masters in March.Qualifying is as follows: For a 32 draw the four semifinalists, 5th place, consolation winner; 16 draw - Finalists and consolation winner; 8 draw - Champion and consolation winner.
Tournament Player Selection criteria
You may email me your name and your doubles partner's name.
Only email me CONFIRMED doubles pairings (you and your
partner agree to play together).
If you enter online and do not put in your doubles partner's USTA# it WILL NOT
match you up. Please help in making the doubles matchups a smooth process. You
are only guaranteed to play doubles if you sign up with a partner (and they do
10 And Under Division
This tournament will offer 10 and under orange and green ball divisions. Players must have graduated from 10 and under orange to play the green ball division.
- 18s: Best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring. The 7 pt tie breaker will be used
in all sets tied 6 – 6. ; draw size
will be 32.
10s Orange Ball: 2 Short Sets, (first to 4 and win by 2, or tiebreak at 4 all), 3rd Set if
needed 7 point tiebreak. Regular scoring.
10s Green Ball: Best 2 out of 3 sets regular scoring. The 7 pt tie breaker will be used
in all sets tied 6 – 6
Co-ed 8s: Format is 36' court/red ball. Two out of three 7 point sets. The 8
and under age group will play modified scoring (two out of three 7 points sets,
sudden death at 6-6) on 36’ courts with red low compression balls. Racquets
must be 21-23.”
Doubles: Eight game Pro Set with a tiebreaker at 8 all.
USTA Southwest Dress Code
All players are required to wear appropriate tennis attire.
Cut off shorts, bare midriffs, compression shorts & tights (alone), or any
other attire that is simply recreational and not tennis oriented is not
SITES AND ABBREVIATIONS
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Tuesday, February 18, 2014 11:59:00 PM Mountain Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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