Champions of the 2018 USTA Girls' 18 National Clay Court Championships at LTP
SINGLES CHAMPION: Emma Navarro
DOUBLES CHAMPION: Chloe Beck/Emma Navarro
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD: Carmen Corley
SINGLES FINALIST: Chelsea Kung
DOUBLES FINALISTS: Carly Briggs/Alana Wolfberg
Singles 3/4 Play Off: Angelica Blake (17) def Hibah Shaikh (17)
Singles Consolation: Alana Wolfberg (12) def. Jaedan Brown (33)
Doubles 3/4 Play Off: Evans/Jackson (17) def. Corley/Pielet (8) by Walk Over PC
FORMAT – SINGLES: Main draw and 3/4 playoff format is the best of 3 Tie-Break sets, regular scoring.
Consolation format is two tie-break sets with a 10-point Match Tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set, regular scoring.
FORMAT – DOUBLES:
Best of three tie-break sets used in the Final and 3rd and 4th Playoff.
Check out our LIVE SCORING from Main Draw Singles Matches at LTP today!
! Please use our COACHES ONLY Lounge right beside the Clubhouse at LTP and also in the building right beside the school!
Drinks, Snacks, Couches, TVs and AC!
CHECK OUT OUR PLAYERS LOUNGE AT LTP!!!!
The big tent has signs to the PLAYERS LOUNGE with TVs, Couches, Snacks, Showers, Bathrooms, Trainer, Changing Room and Yoga/Stretching area!
From Sunday, July 15th on Practice Courts will be available for LTP MATCH TIMES ONLY every morning from 6:45-7:15am and 7:15-7:45am. NO COACHES, PLAYERS ONLY, max. 30min and 4 Players to a court if needed! First come first serve but check at tournament desk before going on court!
YOU CAN ALSO USE ANY OF OUR 7 HARD COURTS FOR PRACTICE THAT ARE NOT USED BY OUR JUNIOR ACADEMY!
Please check with clubhouse before practice which court you can use and PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE with the practice needs of other players!
FCTC 8am Match Times ONLY can Warm Up there from 7am on! Players only, 4 to a court, be considerate with other players warm up needs!
DIC 8am Match Times ONLY can Warm Up there from 7am on! Players only, 4 to a court, be considerate with other players warm up needs!
Wild Dunes Matches can not warm up there unless they book a court in the Wild Dunes Clubhouse!
Snee Farm Country Club will have warm up CLAY courts that will be available free of charge on a first come first serve basis for tournament players only and up to 4 players to a court! BE CONSIDERATE!
Sunday: 4 courts (Courts 1-4) from 8am to 5pm
Monday: 2 courts (Courts 1-2) from 8-12 and 4 courts (Courts 1-4) from 12-5pm
Tuesday: 4 courts (Courts 1-4) from 12-5pm
Wednesday: 2 courts (3&4) from 8am, 4 courts from noon again
Mount Pleasant Rec (2 min away from LTP) has hard courts that you may rent. Please contact them directly at (843)856-2162. NO WALK ONS
EXCITING NEWS!!!! TENNIS CHANNEL BROADCASTING!
The Singles Final on July 22nd will be broadcasted on the TENNIS CHANNEL!!!!
WTA Premier Event (Volvo Car Open) WILD CARD for the Singles Champion!
The 2018 Singles Champion will receive a Singles Main Draw Wild Card for the 2019 Volvo Car Open!!! Do not miss out on this amazing chance to play a WTA Premier Event!
The Singles Winner will also receive a very special DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET!!!!
WELCOME PLAYERS and COACHES
We would like to welcome all players and Coaches to the Lowcountry area of Charleston SC. This prestigious event consisting of the top-ranked Girls 18s in the United States, is organized by LTP. LTP is Home to 2 USTA Pro Circuit events and The Randy Pate Tennis Academy.
Partnering with Family Circle Tennis Center, Wild Dunes Resort, The Country Club of Charleston, and the Daniel Island Club to bring you a world class experience.
Please enjoy your visit to the Lowcountry!
USTA Standardized Schedule of Play / Match Time Info
We are playing by the USTA standardized schedule of play. We will always post each night at 8pm a report on tennis link indicating the Match Times, Players playing each other and the site.
We will always start the day with Singles and finish with Doubles.
It is a 224 draw, which means the Top 32 Seeds have a bye in the first round and do not play until Monday.
Sunday and Monday will have 1 round of singles and 1 round of doubles. Tuesday 1 round of Main Draw Singles and 2 rounds of Consolation Singles, NO DOUBLES.
Wednesday through Saturday always 1 round of Main Draw Singles, 2 rounds of Consolation Singles and 1 round of doubles.
Sunday is the Singles Main Draw Finals and 3/4 Play Off, the Consolation Finals and the Doubles Finals and 3/4 Doubles Play Off.
During the first couple of days of the tournament multiple sites will be used... Please check in 20 minutes before your match times (double-check the site abbreviations). We will call your match 15 minutes before the scheduled time if courts are available. Thank you!
LTP (Live to Play) HOST SITE
1513 Mathis Ferry RD
Mount Pleasant SC 29464
Draw Abbreviation " LTP"
Family Circle Tennis Center
161 Seven Farms Dr
Daniel Island SC 29492
Draw Abbreviation " FCTC"
Wild Dunes Tennis Center
6001 Palmetto Drive
Isle of Plams SC 29451
Draw Abbreviation "WILD"
You will need to check in at front gate for car pass please allow extra time .
Daniel Island Club
600 Island Park Drive
Daniel Island SC 29492
Draw Abbreviation "DIC"
Snee Farm Country Club
1200 Club Drive
Mount Pleasant SC 29464
Draw Abbreviation "SNEE"
Daniel Island Club Dress Code
Please pay attention to the Dress Code at this wonderful private club that we are allowed to use for this event:
DI Club does not allow Cotton t shirts, nor sports bras only. Mid sections need to be covered.
Hampton Inn and Suites
THANK YOU TO OUR HOTEL SPONSOR
1130 Hungryneck Blv.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Additional Tournament Hotel
We are also offering rates at the Hampton Inn on Daniel Island!
DOUBLES REGISTRATION will close at the end of Registration on Saturday, July 14th at 6pm!
The doubles draw and first match times will be done right after!
If you do not have a partner, and would like to be paired with another player, please use the MATCH TENNIS APP!!!!
DOUBLES 1st round matches will take place on Day 1, after the Singles Matches. We will always post the next day's doubles times/locations the evening prior (once the day's matches are complete). This allows us to schedule more efficiently.
OUTSTANDING ENTRY FEES!
Some credit cards did not go through:
Please call LTP Desk (843)388-0898 during opening hours from 8am on and provide Credit Card Info.
*** IMPORTANT to ALL PLAYERS***MATCH TENNIS APP
We are excited to provide our entrants with the highest quality tournament experience!
We will be using The Match! Tennis App for all instant tournament notifications via email, text, twitter, and facebook.
YOU MUST register to receive all instant tournament notifications. Enter promo code “SC-17608” during registration for free access.
We are using The Match! Tennis app medical waiver upload service
After registering for Match Tennis App go to the G18 National Clay Court tournament details page and click the “medical waiver” button. It
will auto-fill your personal info into your waiver form and then you
simply complete and sign the waiver with your mouse or finger and click
the “upload” button.
needed you can print your waiver out. We will have a limited number of
waivers on site. Please click the “more info” link below to register for
Match! Tennis app in order to use the medical waiver service:
Still Need A Doubles Partner?
If you are still in need of a doubles partner we are using The Match Tennis App Free Doubles Pairing Service. Please click the link below to register, add your name to the doubles request list, and then communicate with others who are also looking for a doubles partner without sharing your personal info unless you accept a request.
If you are already a Match Tennis App subscriber, find our tournament, go to the tournament details page, click the “Find a Doubles Partner” button and add your name to the doubles partner request list for our tournament. Click the “more info” link below to register:
ALTERNATES INFO, SIGN-IN, ENTRY PROCESS
Replacing a Singles Main Draw Player PRIOR to making the draws on Wednesday(7/11) ,The tournament committee shall replace a player who was accepted as part of a Section’s quota with the next player on the Section’s endorsement list. The tournament committee shall replace a player who was NOT accepted per the above, with the next highest remaining alternate (National Standings List).
*Replacing of Singles Main Draw Player After Draw is Made 7/11, but Before the Completion of the 1st Round: The tournament committee shall replace a player after the draw is made, but before the completion of the 1st round with the highest listed remaining alternate…No players are replaced in the draw after the completion of the 1st round. For example, a player who wins their 1st round, but cannot play their 2nd round due to injury, will NOT replaced with an alternate.
Withdrawing During the Tournament:
WITHDRAWALS (READ CAREFULLY)Go to the Tournament website under "EDIT REGISTRATION" on the right side of your screen and click "Withdraw". If you do not know your Confirmation #, then click "Locate Confirmation" just below "Withdraw." We cannot withdraw you, you must do this yourself. You will lose the entry fee if you do not withdraw online before registration closes.
Withdrawal After Entry Deadline: Immediately contact the Tournament Director to withdraw from the tournament by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
In the email subject line include WITHDRAWAL, your name, and division. DO NOT call to withdraw. If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament. There are no refunds after entries close. All withdrawals for reasons other than illness, injury, and personal circumstances or withdrawals for any reason without the proper written notification are actually defaults and Code of Conduct Reports will be completed for each defaulting player even though an alternate may take that defaulting player’s place in the draw.
You must see the trainer and get approval from the Head Referee in person. If not, it will count as a "No Show." WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY WITHDRAWALS OVER THE PHONE! If the player is not playing because of an injury or illness, the player shall provide written verification of the injury or illness from a medical professional no later than the last scheduled day of the tournament OR a visit with the onsite trainer will suffice.
STRINGING by SOLINCO
PRO STRINGING PROVIDED BY SOLINCO
At LTP we will have a stringer from the SOLINCO String Team throughout the tournament. The cost for labor is $18.
SINGLES DRAWS WILL BE POSTED AT PLAYER CHECK IN
Draws will be posted at player check in. They will be posted online at 7pm Saturday.
RENTAL CAR DISCOUNTS
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General Information on When On-Site Alternates may be Admitted in Draws
Alternates may be admitted into the singles and doubles main draws to replace withdrawing players/teams until the completion of the first round of play so long as doing so will not invalidate the seedings. However,
A substitution may be made for a player or team who has reached the second round by virtue of a bye.
A substitution may be made for a player who is injured during the warm-up of the player’s first-round match or a second-round match that the player has reached by virtue of a bye.
Information on Alternate Lists and How They Work
The order of the alternates is based on the original Alternate List published by the tournament, not a more recent National Standings List, and not in the order in which alternates sign in.
On-Site Sign-In Information, Locations and Player Ordering
On each day in which alternates may be accepted into a draw, any alternate desiring admittance MUST sign 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 an alternate until they have been released because all matches for the day have begun (please arrive by 7:40am).
Eligible players will be placed in their respective order at 8am
All onsite alternates sign in at
1513 Mathis Ferry Rd
Mount Pleasant SC, 29464
WITHDRAWALS AND ENTRY FEE REFUNDSAT USTA NATIONAL JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS
There are no refunds after the entry deadline. If a player needs to withdraw, please call us as soon as possible so the next alternate can make travel arrangements.
SURFACE AND BALLS
This National Rank level 1 tournament will be played on Clay Courts using Wilson Regular Duty Balls
Rest period between matches
For best of 3 tiebreak sets, players may get up to two hours rest
For matches consisting of a 10-point match tiebreak for the 3rd set, players get a minimum of 1 hour rest
Doubles to singles, players get 30 minutes rest
Doubles to doubles, players get 30 minutes rest.
Number of Seeds
Draw Size Required Number of Seeds
192 or 224 64 Seeds: top 16 seeded numerically;
next 48 seeded alphabetically or by group (17-32, 33-64)*
112 or 128 32 seeds: top 16 seeded numerically next 16 seeded alphabetically*
64 or 96 16 seeds: top 8 seeded numerically; next 8 seeded alphabetically*
32 8 seeds: all seeded numerically
16 4 seeds: all seeded numerically
8 2 seeds: all seeded numerically
*USTA National Championships may seed all players and teams numerically.
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 and 16 National
1.Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division.
• Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by
less than 100 ranking points.
• Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 50 ranking
2.Players with ATP, WTA, ITF and WTA rankings shall also be considered.
3.Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for
seeding may also be considered for seeding. Additionally, a player already under consideration for seeding may be
seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
Doubles Selection Process for USTA National Championships
Players Eligible to Enter Doubles Event
The following players are eligible to enter the doubles event of a USTA National Championships:
? Singles players
? Singles alternates
? Players with doubles-only endorsements
A player may not enter one division in singles and a different division in doubles at sites where
two divisions are held.
NO other players are eligible to play doubles.
The Tournament Committee shall accept doubles teams into the doubles event in the
1. Teams comprising two players in the singles draw shall be accepted.
2. Teams comprising one player in the singles draw and one sectionally-endorsed player
not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received,
selection order is based on the most recently published National Individual Doubles
Seeding List (see Determining Order Using National Individual Seeding List
below), except that no team comprised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a
team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the
draw size beyond 64 teams in order to accommodate these types of teams.
3. Teams comprising two sectionally-endorsed players not in the singles draw. If more than
the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on the most
recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List (see Determining Order
Using National Individual Seeding List below), except that no team comprised of a Late
Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants. Tournaments
are NOT authorized to expand the draw size beyond 64 teams in order to accommodate
these types of teams.
Determining Order Using National Individual Doubles Seeding List. Teams shall be seeded in
the order of their combined standings using the most recently published National Individual
Doubles Seeding List of the division. For example, Player A holds the #1 standing and Player B
holds the #10 standing on the National Individual Doubles Seeding List. The Team of A&B would
have the combined standing of 11. A team with a combined standing greater than 11 is seeded
after Team A&B. If there is a tie, the team with the player that has the highest doubles
standing on the list shall be seeded in the higher position.
Quota for 2017 USTA National Championships
Lateness Penalty per USTA Rules:
.01 – 5 minutes (1 game & loss of toss); 5:01 – 10 minutes (2 games & loss of toss); 10:01 – 15 minutes (3 games & loss of toss); 15:01 minutes or more (Default)
Entering Two Divisions
The USTA National Championships permit a player to enter more than one age
division. However, it is important to understand the consequences of this decision.
If you want to play in a USTA National Championship, but are unsure if you will get in, you may
enter up to two different age divisions. When selection is done, players are selected for the
oldest age division first.
• If a player is selected into the older age division entered, the player will not be selected
into the younger age division.
• If a player is not selected into the older age division, the player will only be considered for
selection into the younger division and the player will only be eligible to be an alternate in
the younger division.
Players are selected from a variety of National Lists and generally require Section endorsement.
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, June 21, 2018 5:12:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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