Boys' 18 Alternates - As of Thursday, May 22 @ 7:15PM
Boys' 16 Alternates - As of Friday, May 16 @ 4:35PM
Taube Family Tennis Stadium & Taube
South – 17 courts
625 Campus Dr, Stanford, CA 94305
AWARDS FOR CHAMPIONS, FINALISTS AND SPORTSMANSHIP WINNERS
The Champion, Finalist and Sportsmanship Winner for each age division will receive the following glass awards:
CHAMPION: 11" Triangular Vase
FINALIST: 10.5" Round Vase
SPORTSMANSHIP: 14.25" Phoenix Sail Award
Photos of awards are at the link below:
A National Singles Seeding List with only singles results
will be used to seed singles.
Individual Doubles Seeding List with only doubles results will be used to seed
Singles and Doubles Seeding Lists published on 5/15/2014 were used to seed players in Singles and Doubles.
NATIONAL RANKING LEVEL & POINTS
This is a National
Ranking Level 3 tournament. Ranking Points are earned based on the player's result in the tournament:
NATIONAL RANKING POINTS FOR SINGLES - Feed-in Championship (FIC) through Round of 16 Draw Format
650 - Champion
488 - 2nd Place
325 - 3rd Place
228 - 4th Place
195 - 5th Place - QF Playoff Winner
176 - 6th Place - QF Playoff Runner Up
156 - 8th Place - QF Playoff Cons Losers
143 - FIC Winner (9th Place)
130 - FIC Runner-Up (10th Place)
117 - FIC Semifinalist
104 - FIC Quarterfinalist
91 - Reached FIC R16
NATIONAL RANKING POINTS FOR DOUBLES - Single Elimination Draw Format
650 - Champion
488 - 2nd Place
325 - 3rd Place
228 - 4th Place
117 - Quarterfinalist
DOUBLES SIGN UP DEADLINE
The deadline to sign up for doubles is Friday, May 16, 2014 via email to the Tournament Director.
If you signed up for doubles but did not list a
partner when singles entries closed, you will be removed from doubles. This
prevents situations where players are signed up for doubles by their parents
without their knowledge and then withdrawing from doubles later after the draws
have been made because they are not interested in playing doubles.
For those that have mutually agreed to play
doubles together, please let the Tournament Director know via email with your
partner copied on the email and both will be added in doubles.
If you would like to play doubles but do not
have a doubles partner, please contact the Tournament Director via email and
you will be added in doubles. It is not the responsibility of the Tournament
Committee to match a player with a partner, but we will do our best to help
pair as many players as possible.
Failure to send the email will result in the
player(s) not being registered into the tournament for doubles. Please be sure
to check the Competitors List on the tournament homepage to make sure you have been added in doubles after Friday, May 16.
SECOND NATIONAL TOURNAMENT FOR STANFORD!
In September 2013, USTA NorCal hosted the Regional Tournament (B18, BG16) at Stanford University, the first junior national tournament hosted at Stanford. It was a big success and everyone had a great time!
Draws for singles were all full. A total of 47 doubles teams signed up, just one team short from having full doubles draws for all the age divisions. A total of 221 singles and doubles matches were played, and there were only 8 withdrawals/walkovers for the entire tournament with three age divisions; that's 3.6% of all matches!
We are back again this year in May for another tournament at Stanford, but this time with the National Selection tournament.
Check out the photos from the Regional Tournament in 2013:
MULTIPLE SINGLES ENTRIES ALLOWED
When entries close, a
player may be entered in up to two age divisions of up to four USTA National
Selection Tournaments and also in concurrent USTA Regional Tournaments.
SAME DIVISION IN DOUBLES AS SINGLES ONLY
A player may not
enter one division in singles and a different division in doubles.
Players not selected for their first choice
shall remain in the pool of applicants for entry into other concurrent USTA
National Selection Tournaments. Those
players who have not been selected after all four USTA National Selection
Tournaments draws have been filled shall be placed in alternate pools at all
concurrent USTA National Selection Tournaments for which the players indicated
Ordering Procedures (National Standings List as of April 24, 2014)
1: Players that are in the top
500 of the National Standings List of the division
2: Players that are in the top
400 on the National Standings List of the next-younger division
3: From the National Standings
List of the division
4: From the National Standings
List of the next-younger division
5: By Lot
Late entries shall be placed on the alternate
list in the order received after timely entries. Late entries received at the same time shall
be ordered by lot.
Note: We did not order all the alternates. Only the top 40 alternates were ordered.
MANDATORY! MANDATORY! MANDATORY!
All players are required to submit a
signed USTA & Medical Release Form before competing in the tournament.
Applicants are encouraged to take care of this administrative task as soon as
possible by downloading, completing and returning this form to Tommy Tu by
email or fax - see contact information above. To download the form click on the
Three major airports serve the San
Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco International (SFO), San Jose Norman
Mineta International (SJC), and Oakland International (OAK). We suggest
comparing fares to all three airports, as there can be significant differences,
even for the same airline.
Stanford is roughly equidistant from the San
Francisco and San Jose airports – both airports are about 30 minutes away.
Although San Francisco is the largest of the three area airports and offers the
most airlines and flights, some visitors find that San Jose’s smaller size
makes it a somewhat more convenient alternative, especially for domestic
flights. The Oakland airport is 45 minutes away but sometimes has cheaper
flights than San Francisco and San Jose.
adjacent Palo Alto and Menlo Park offers an abundance of lodging choices,
ranging from B&Bs and motels to luxury hotels.
Local Lodging List
Lodging Guide is based on proximity to campus and
includes website links, rates, and contact information.
Destination Palo Alto
Other helpful lodging information is available
at Destination Palo Alto.
There are discounted rates with the following
COURTYARD PALO ALTO LOS
4320 El Camino Real
Los Altos, CA 94022
Distance – 5 minutes from Taube Stadium
RATE – $129.00 per night (for Double Queen-Queen) and
taxes are not included. Rates do not include breakfast, but breakfast is
available to purchase on a daily basis.
CUT-OFF DATE – Friday,
RESERVATIONS – Any dates from Friday, May 23 to Monday,
May 26. Reservations can be made by calling Marriott Reservations at 1-800-321-2211
or 650-941-9900. You must mention name of event: USTA Northern California in order to receive the group rate.
USTA National selects the players for
the USTA National Selection Tournaments.
Players are accepted into the draws and given
preference in their choice of site in the following order:
• Up to 24 (6 per draw) that are in the top 100
of the National Standings List of the next-younger age division.
• Up to 104 (26 per draw) from the National
Standings List of the division.
• If vacancies remain, players that are in the
top 400 of the National Standings List of the division.
• If vacancies remain, players that are in the
top 250 of the National Standings List of the next-younger division.
• If vacancies remain, from the National
Standings List of the division until draws full.
Players not selected
for their first choice shall remain in the pool of applicants for entry into
other concurrent USTA National Selection Tournaments. Those players who
have not been selected after all four USTA National Selection Tournaments draws
have been filled shall be placed in alternate pools at all concurrent USTA
National Selection Tournaments for which the players indicated a preference
1. Players that are in the top 500 of the
National Standings List of the division.
2. Players that are in the top 400 on the National
Standings List of the next-younger division.
3. From the National Standings List of the
4. From the National Standings List of the
5. By Lot.
Late entries shall be
placed on the alternate list in the order received after timely entries.
Late entries received at the same time shall be ordered by lot.
in Descending Division Order:
The TennisLink system will select players for these
divisions in the following order: 18s,
16s, 14s, and 12s. If a player is
entered in two age divisions and is selected into the older division, that
player shall not be eligible for selection into the younger division. If a player is not selected for the older
division, that player is eligible for selection in the younger division and is
eligible to be an alternate in the younger division, but not the older
Selection of Players Entered in Concurrent
USTA Regional Tournament:
Selection shall first be
done by the TennisLink system for the USTA National Selection Tournament. If a player is selected into the USTA
National Selection Tournament, that player shall not be eligible for selection
into a USTA Regional Tournament.
If a player is not
selected for the USTA National Selection Tournament, that player is eligible
for selection in the USTA Regional Tournament and shall also be placed on the
alternate list of the youngest division of all USTA National Selection
Tournament sites entered.
If the player is not selected for the USTA
National Selection Tournament or any USTA Regional Tournament, that player
shall be placed on alternate lists for the youngest division of all USTA
National Selection Tournament sites and the youngest division of all USTA
Regional Tournament sites the player entered.
FREEZE DEADLINE - THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014
Certain USTA National Selection Tournaments are being held
concurrent with the USTA National Sweet Sixteen. To maximize a player’s opportunity to play,
the USTA permits concurrent entry in two divisions and up to four sites of USTA
National Selection Tournaments and up to two divisions of a USTA National Sweet
The USTA also permits players to appear on an acceptance
list and multiple alternate lists at the same time. Guidelines have been set up to manage this
process as set forth below.
Additionally, players will be advised on the Freeze Deadline and
provided with instructions on complying with the Freeze Deadline in the
automated acceptance email sent by TennisLink.
What is the Freeze Deadline. The Freeze Deadline is the deadline by which a player that is on the alternate list of the higher level tournament and the accepted player list of the lower level tournament has to commit to being on one list. The Freeze Date for all concurrent national tournaments shall be 11:59 a.m. ET 16 days before the start date of the concurrent tournament scheduled to start first, or such other time as is published on the tournament website. For example, if the earlier of two concurrent national tournaments is scheduled to begin on the 17th of the month, the Freeze Deadline shall be 11:59 am ET on the 1st of the month.
Prior to Freeze
Deadline. Prior to the Freeze Deadline, a player may appear as both an alternate for the higher level concurrent tournament and as an accepted player at a lower level concurrent tournament. Prior to the Freeze Deadline, any such player that is offered and accepts a place on the acceptance list of the higher level tournament shall be permitted to withdraw from the lower level tournament without penalty and play in the higher level tournament.
After to Freeze
Deadline. After the Freeze Deadline,
a player may ONLY appear as EITHER an alternate for the USTA
National Sweet Sixteen OR as an
accepted player at a USTA National Selection Tournament. A player not yet selected for any tournament
may continue to appear on the alternate lists of multiple concurrent
by the Freeze Deadline. A player that appears on the acceptance list of the lower level tournament and a higher level tournament alternate list that desires to remain on the alternate list for the higher level tournament must withdraw from the lower level tournament by the Freeze Deadline. Such a player shall be required to send an email to the Tournament Directors of both tournaments by the Freeze Deadline stating this preference and the player shall be refunded their entry fee by the lower level tournament.
Any player that fails to email their preference to withdraw from a lower level tournament and remain as an alternate for the higher level tournament shall not be permitted after the Freeze Deadline to withdraw from the lower level tournament and accept a spot in the higher level tournament draw. Any violation of this policy will result in the levying of 4 suspension points for withdrawing from a tournament to play in another.
inclement weather affects the tournament schedule, the following rounds are
scheduled for each day:
24: Main Draw Singles Round of 32 and Round of
16; FIC Singles Round 1; Main Draw Doubles Round of 16 and Quarterfinals.
25: Main Draw Singles Quarterfinals and Semifinals;
FIC Singles Round 2; Quarterfinal Losers Playoff Round 1; Main Draw Doubles
26: Main Draw Singles Finals and 3rd-6th
Playoff; FIC Singles Semifinals and Finals; Main Draw Doubles Finals and 3rd/4th
Note: Schedule of play is subject to change by the Tournament Committee.
Singles draw size: 32
Doubles draw size: 16
Singles: Feed-In Championship (FIC) to Round of 16
All singles draws have a Feed-In Championship that feeds
players in through the Round of 16. The
quarterfinal losers will be fed into a separate draw to playoff for 5th and 6th
place. All singles and doubles draws have a playoff for 3rd and 4th place. All
players are required to play the playoff matches. The FIC draw will play to
completion. The FIC is considered part
of the tournament and participation is mandatory for all singles main draw
MATCH AND SCORING FORMATS
Match and scoring formats are as
• Main Draw Singles (including playoff for 3rd/4th place):
Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets
• Feed-In Championship Matches (including playoff for Quarterfinals Losers):
Best of 3
Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of a 3rd Set
8 Game Pro Set with a 7-Point Match
Tiebreak at 8 games all
Warm up courts will be available before the first matches start each
day. For all other matches after, it is uncertain. There are two places with
public courts nearby:
Alto High School (6 courts; 3 minutes away) – 25 Churchill Ave, Palo
Alto, CA 94301
Park (6 courts; 10 minutes away) – 1336 Hopkins Avenue,
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Friday, May 23 Practice Courts:
been reserved on Friday, May 23 for practice at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium
& Taube South on a first come, first serve basis. Please check the
times below carefully.
Taube Family Tennis Stadium
1:00PM-6:00PM -- Available: Court #4-11 (8 courts)
6:00PM-8:00PM -- Available: Court #8-11 (4 courts)
Taube South (across the street
from the Stadium)
4:00PM-6:00PM -- Available: Court #1-2 (2 courts)
6:00PM-8:00PM -- Available: Court #1-6 (6 courts)
PLAYER REGISTRATION DAY
To save many people the trouble of arriving
early, there will be no player registration on Friday, May 23.
Appropriate tennis attire is required at
all times. Only shoes with non-marking soles are permitted. Clothing not
considered proper tennis attire can include, but not be limited to:
• Sports bras worn alone (without a shirt).
• Shirts with references to sex, drugs, alcohol
• Compression shorts worn alone (not covered by
shorts or a skirt).
The Wilson US Open
ball will be utilized for the tournament.
INDOOR BACK UP
It is not likely to rain in Stanford, California in May. In case it does
rain, there will be no back up indoor courts.
There are no hitting
pros at Stanford University.
Tennis Town & Country -
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94301.
It is right across from Stanford
University. The shop strings the
racquets for the Stanford team so you can guarantee that your racquet will be
strung professionally. Please call for pricing – (650) 328-3223.
Withdrawals Before Entry Deadline. Before entries close, a player may withdraw
from a tournament. A withdrawing
player’s credit card has not been charged and therefore no further
communication between the withdrawing player and the tournament is necessary.
Withdrawals After Entry Deadline.
After entries close, players are instructed to immediately contact a
tournament if they need to withdraw.
Bona fide reasons for a withdrawal are illness, injury, and personal circumstances.
Players MAY NOT withdraw from one USTA National Selection
Tournament site in order to gain acceptance into another site unless a draw is
not full. This does not apply to a
alternate who replaced a withdrawing player.
Refund of Entry Fees. A Tournament Committee is only required to refund
a player’s entry fee if:
• the entry is not accepted;
• the withdrawal is for previously
authorized entry into another tournament - this includes a withdrawal to play
in a USTA National Sweet Sixteen before the Freeze Deadline; or
• the withdrawal is for an authorized change by the player to another
In all other cases
(such as withdrawals for illness, injury or personal circumstances), there is
When you register, be sure to provide your email address and cell phone
number during the registration process. We do not have access to phone numbers
and email addresses of the tournament participants UNLESS the player re-enters
their contact information at the time of the event registration. This means
that if a player does not enter their phone number and email information each
time they register for a tournament, we will not be able to contact them for
any reason, including withdrawals, defaults, etc. Your cooperation will ensure
that we can continue to communicate necessary information to all of the
SEE YOU IN MAY! :)
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, April 24, 2014 11:59:00 AM 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: 500000914 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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