FINAL SCORE: SOCAL-10 NORCAL-10
SoCal wins by sets (25 sets to 23 sets). This is the second best result for NorCal in the 39 years of Maze Cup.
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Boys' 18 Singles & Doubles - SoCal: 3 NorCal: 2
1) Gage Brymer (SoCal) d. Anthony Tsodikov (NorCal) - 6-2 6-1
2) Andrew Ball (NorCal) d. Deiton Baughman (SoCal) - 4-6 6-1 6-2
3) Deiton Baughman/Gage Brymer (SoCal) d. Andrew Ball/Anthony Tsodikov (NorCal) - 6-4 6-4
4) Deiton Baughman (SoCal) d. Anthony Tsodikov (NorCal) - 6-2 6-4
5) Gage Brymer (SoCal) d. Andrew Ball (NorCal) - 6-2 6-7(6) 1-0Ret (inj)
Boys' 16 Singles & Doubles - NorCal: 3 SoCal: 2
1) William Griffith (NorCal) d. Logan Smith (SoCal) - 6-1 6-1
2) Logan Staggs (NorCal) d. Gregory Garcia (SoCal) - 7-6(3) 6-3
3) Gregory Garcia/Logan Smith (SoCal) d. William Griffith/Logan Staggs (NorCal) - 6-3 6-2
4) William Griffith (NorCal) d. Gregory Garcia (SoCal) - 6-2 4-6 6-4
5) Logan Staggs (NorCal) d. Logan Smith (SoCal) - 6-3 6-2
* Exhibition Match: Sterling Galli (SoCal) d. JT Nishimura (NorCal) - 6-3 Ret (inj)
16s Mixed Doubles
* Exhibition: Sterling Galli/Alexis Pereira (SoCal) d. David Ball/Hadley Berg (NorCal) - 6-3 7-6(3)
Girls' 18 Singles & Doubles - SoCal: 3 NorCal: 2
1) Ellen Tsay d. Jana McCord - 6-3 6-1
2) Alyza Benotto d. Jamie Pawid - 6-1 6-4
3) Jamie Pawid/Hadley Berg (NorCal) d. Jana McCord/Alyza Benotto (SoCal) 3-6 6-1 7-6(6)
4) Alyza Benotto d. Ellen Tsay - 6-3 1-6 6-2
5) Jana McCord d. Jamie Pawid - 7-6(5) 7-6(6)
Girls' 16 Singles & Doubles - NorCal: 3 SoCal: 2
1) Catherine Bellis (NorCal) d. Amber Park (SoCal) - 6-4 6-1
2) Elizabeth Profit (SoCal) d. Mary Closs (NorCal) - 3-6 6-1 6-2
3) Mary Closs/Hadley Berg (NorCal) d. Elizabeth Profit/Alexis Pereira (SoCal) - 6-4 1-6 6-3
4) Elizabeth Profit (SoCal) d. Catherine Bellis (NorCal) - 6-1 6-4
5) Mary Closs (NorCal) d. Amber Park (SoCal)- 6-3 4-6 7-5
* Exhibition Match: Alexis Pereira (SoCal) d. Hadley Berg (NorCal) - 6-1 6-3
2012 TEAM NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Boys’ 18: Andrew Ball (Palo Alto) & Anthony Tsodikov (San Francisco)
Boys’ 16: Logan Staggs (Tracy), William Griffith (Fresno), J.T. Nishimura (San Jose) & David Ball (Palo Alto)
Girls’ 18: Ellen Tsay (Pleasanton) & Jamie Pawid (Castro Valley)
Girls’ 16: Catherine Bellis (Atherton), Mary Closs (Menlo Park) and Hadley Berg (Greenbrae)
Team NorCal will be accompanied by two team coaches and USTA NorCal staff:
Pablo Pires de Almeida, University of San Francisco Men's Tennis Associate Head Coach
Ryan Redondo, University of the Pacific Men’s Tennis Head Coach
USTA NorCal Staff:
Tommy Tu, Junior Competition
Jen Pitzen, Director of Competitive Play
Amy Jensen, Manager of Player Development
2012 TEAM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Boys’ 18: Gage Brymer (Irvine) & Deiton Baughman (Carson)
Boys’ 16: Logan Smith (Carlsbad), Gregory Garcia (Poway) & Sterling Galli (San Diego)
Girls’ 18: Alyza Benotto (Beverly Hills) & Jana McCord (San Diego)
Girls’ 16: Elizabeth Profit (Bellflower), Amber Park (La Canada) & Alexis Pereira
Team SoCal will be accompanied by two team coaches and USTA SoCal staff:
Erik Kortland & Maureen Diaz
USTA SoCal Staff:
Darren Potkey, Junior Competition
ANTICIPATED EVENT SCHEDULE
• Friday – June 1st
Welcome & Draw Banquet
• Saturday – June 2nd
Boys’ 16 Singles
Girls’ 18 Singles
Boys’ 18 Singles
Girls’ 16 Singles
Boys’ and Girls’ 16 & 18 Doubles + 16s Mixed Doubles
• Sunday – June 3rd
Boys’ and Girls’ 16 Singles
Boys’ and Girls’ 18 Singles
Award Ceremony following the last match…
LAST YEAR 2011 TEAM NORCAL
Left to Right: Mariska Chamdani, Andrew Ball, Iris Lin, Nikhil Jayashankar, Anthony Tsodikov, Brandon Sutter, Janet Liu, Richard Pham, Kassidy Jump and Christiana Ferrari.
WHAT IS THE MAZE CUP?
The Maze Cup is a prestigious annual team competition featuring the top juniors from Northern California and Southern California. It includes both boys' and girls' 18 and 16 divisions. The event is played using a 5-match Davis Cup/Federation Cup format, singles and doubles (four singles and one doubles). On court coaching is allowed. The site of the competition rotates between Northern and Southern California. Northern California is hosting the Maze Cup in 2012.
The Maze Cup is named after George Maze, Sr. He was a tireless volunteer for both the Southern California Tennis Association and Northern California Tennis Association. He originated the idea of bringing the top juniors from both sections for practice and competition against each other before the players headed East for all the summer USTA National Junior Championships.
The Maze Cup, while strictly a California event, has had participants that have gone on to enjoy storied professional tennis careers. Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Brad Gilbert, Robert Kendrick and Bob Bryan have participated in this rivalry.
For more history on the event, click on: Maze Cup History, Results and Past Participants
EVENT LOCATION & COURT SURFACE
Alpine Hills Tennis & Swimming Club in Portola Valley, California on Hard
USTA NorCal will select a total of 10 players for the event, 6 players from the 16s Division (3 boys and 3 girls) and 4 players from the 18s Division (2 boys and 2 girls).
All players interested in participating in the Maze Cup must submit an email of interest by April 15, 2012 to Tommy Tu at email@example.com.
From players expressing interest, the Maze Cup Team will be selected by the junior staff in consultation with the Maze Cup coaches. Selection will be based on all available information including, but not limited to USTA NorCal rankings, national standings, ITF and ATP/WTA rankings, the amount of tournament play within USTA NorCal, recent results, and sportsmanship.
Selection will be made by April 20, 2012 (after BG 14 & 16 National Spring Championships and Easter Bowl ITF 18s event).
TEAM & PLAYING ORDER
The line-ups will be determined by staff in consultation with the Maze Cup coaches. The line-ups will be announced as soon as possible after selection and line-up order is determined. The 3rd boy and girl in the 16s division slated to play the exhibition matches will be specifically advised of their status. Players from the same division will play each other in singles and doubles.
MATCH AND SCORING FORMAT
The match format for singles and doubles will be the best of three tiebreak sets. Singles and doubles matches will use regular scoring.
All players on the team from Northern California and Southern California will be given housing to stay with local tennis families in/around Portola Valley. Players will be housed with his/her same division teammates the 16s will be in a house of 3 players and the 18s will be in a house of 2 players.
The USTA Northern California Section will select and send two team coaches for the event. Team coaches may coach players at specific times during matches. Players’ personal coaches and parents are NOT permitted to coach.
Each player will receive 150 sectional ranking points for each win in singles and doubles, regardless of the position of the player on the team.
OVERALL TEAM WINNER
The event is played using a 5-match Davis Cup/Federation Cup format, singles and doubles four singles and one doubles for each division. The winner of the Maze Cup Team Trophy is the team with the most points. One point is awarded for each match won with a total of 20 points available. If the team score is tied 10-10, the winner will be determined by the team losing the least number of sets. If the tie is still not broken, the winner will be determined by the team with the most games.
AGE DIVISION TROPHY WINNERS
Individual trophies will be awarded to the players that win the most matches in their age division. A total of 5 points are available per division (4 singles matches and one doubles match). The team winning the most matches within that age division will claim the individual trophies
COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR SECTION!
Come out and support Team NorCal! Play will begin in the morning of Saturday, June 2 and afternoon of Sunday, June 3. Schedule of play will be posted sometime in May.
Here’s a chance to bring your kids out and watch some of the top NorCal and SoCal players compete with each other! See you there in June! You don’t want to miss this!
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is by invitation only. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 500029712 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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