adidas OVERALL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS
A big congratulations to our overall sportsmanship award winners:
BOYS 16s > Ajai Sherkhera
BOYS 18s> Riley Scott
It was a delight having you at our tournament!
In appreciation of good sportsmanship displayed during the tournament, we congratulate:
Saturday, June 7
B18 - Leon Haneda
B16 - Alexander Mo
Sunday, June 8
B18 - Aidan Tirack
B18 - Tilden Oliver
Saturday, June 14
B18 - Riley Scott
B16 - Ajai Shekhera
Sunday, June 15
B18 - JT Nishimura
B16 - Sam Riffice
Monday, June 16 - These were our final warriors at the tournament and deserve a round of applause for making it to the end...we also did not have to go on court once to help. :)
B16 - Jerod Mah
B16 - Amit Batta
B18 - Luke Whalen
B18 - Gunther Matta
If you did not get your Sportsmanship Tag, please see the Tournament Director at Sac State.
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER
UPDATE: Photos are now posted from first weekend - check 'em out. Jan will be onsite on Saturday - last chance to get your action photo! If you would like to have photos taken of your player, you can email Jan from the linked website:
Please click this link to provide valuable input to the tournament staff and USTA NorCal:
WHAT’S NEW FOR JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS IN 2014
USTA Northern California recently announced some
significant changes and enhancements to the section's Junior Tournament
structure that will take effect on January 1, 2014.
USTA National, in an effort to improve the national
junior tournament experience for thousands of young players throughout the
country, has also made numerous changes to the National Junior Competition
Structure that will take effect on January 1, 2014.
Players, parents and coaches are encouraged to review the
new structure by clicking:
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING! 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.
The Sectional Championships offer the highest tier of competition for the advanced player in the 12, 14, 16, and 18 divisions. Each event is designated as a Level 3 National Ranking Tournament.
DID YOU KNOW? The singles Champion of our Section tournament gets directly into The USTA National Championships (Hard Courts). NOTE: The June Sectionals Champion gains automatic acceptance as part of the national selection process for the Hard Courts if the player remains age eligible and enters.
TOURNAMENT COMMUNICATION will be handled through email to the Tournament Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and/or Tournament Referee (email@example.com). We both are able to respond
quicker to emails than phone calls. The TD will respond to emails from the tournament site during the tournament as well.
California State University of Sacramento (SAC)
will be the main tournament site (14 newly surfaced hard courts). Courts at
CSUS/SAC are past the football stadium. Additional courts will be used at Rio del
Oro Racquet Club (RIO), 119 Scripps Drive, Sacramento, CA 95825. We will use
the 8 courts across the street from RIO club house. Check your draw carefully
to see which site you play at (SAC or RIO).
SAC = Sac State/CSUS. TIP: If using GPS put in College Town Dr & Sinclair Rd, Sacramento, CA 95826 There is no official address # but you will see the parking garage and tennis courts when you arrive at this intersection.
RIO = Rio del Oro Racquet Club. 119 Scripps Drive, Sacramento, CA 95825 Courts being used for the tournament are on the South/West side of Scripps. Rio does have an onsite cafe where sports drinks and other items can be purchased, restrooms, etc. but you will have to sign in at the front desk. Tell the staff you are with the tournament and guest fees will be waived.
Click this link to access map of SAC/CSUS Campus:
SATELLITE TOURNAMENT SITE
Courts at Rio del Oro Racquet Club (N/W side of Scripps) will be used and marked as RIO on draw sheets:
DRAW SIZE-DRAW FORMAT-MATCH FORMAT
DRAW SIZE• Singles Qualifier and Singles Main Draw Size: 64 singles players compete in the main draw. 32 players compete in a qualifying draw - 2 rounds are played to qualify 8 players. The total draw size is 88 players.
• Doubles Draw Size: 48 doubles teams - all singles qualifier players eligible to play doubles, regardless of whether they qualify for the main draw singles (that is why the doubles draw size is 48 teams).
UPDATE 5/28/14: Due to size of entrant pool at registration close, there will be NO qualifier for B18s and 16 spot draw for B16s. Any late entrants in B16s will be put into the qualifier as long as they do not invalidate the seeds.
• Singles Draw Format: FIC through R16 with playoff for 3rd & 4th place, and a playoff for 5th, 6th and 8th
• Doubles Draw Format: Single Elimination playoff for 3rd & 4th place
• Main Draw Singles Matches and Singles Playoff Matches (3/4th and QF Draw): Best of 3
• Qualifier and FIC Singles Matches; All Doubles Matches: Match TB
TOURNAMENT CHECK-IN: Players must check in at the tournament check-in desk a minimum of 30 minutes before their first match.
MATCH CHECK-IN: 15 minutes
before your scheduled match time. Please go to the bathroom, fill your water
bottle, etc. before you check in. Players are expected to check and comply with
all scheduling done by the Tournament Committee. The Point Penalty System for late check ins will be enforced. Don't be late!
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Please see link for planned schedule of play which we will follow to the best of our ability:
WITHDRAWALS AND REFUNDS AFTER ENTRY DEADLINE
Immediately email the Tournament Referee at
firstname.lastname@example.org and copy the Tournament Director at email@example.com
if you must withdraw from the tournament. Bona fide reasons for a withdrawal
are illness, injury, or personal circumstances.
Withdrawals after Draw is Made: Immediately email the
Tournament Referee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All withdrawals for any reason
without the proper written notification are defaults.
The required written verification of an injury or illness
must be from a medical professional. If a player is withdrawing because of a
personal emergency, the player must deliver a written explanation of the
situation and the Referee will determine whether the situation is a personal
emergency. It can be emailed to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide the player’s name and be sure to give a return phone number. Also, give
your line number on the draw if you can.
Any withdrawal that does not meet the written verification
requirements by the last scheduled day of the tournament will result in the
player being levied suspension points and any match that is not played will be
coded as a Default.
Refunds: A player’s entry fee will be
refunded if the player withdraws no later than seven days before the start date
of the tournament for a bona fide reason. No refund is given beginning six days
before the start date of the tournament for any reason. The fee for electronic
entries is not a considered a part of the entry fee and is non-refundable.
POINT PENALTY SUSPENSION SYSTEM
The USTA NorCal Point Penalty Suspension System
(PPSS) will be applied! The purpose of this System is to maintain fair and
reasonable standards of conduct by all USTA NorCal players competing in any
USTA-sanctioned tournament. For additional information:
In an effort to reduce redundancy, the NorCal Junior Tournament Rules are linked below. The Tournament will follow the rules set forth under the Section J.ii. June Sectional Championships - Singles and Doubles Events Held and all subsections from page 12-15. The rules cover player selection (singles/doubles), qualifier, alternates, wild cards among other things. Please click here for all the details:
WARM UP COURTS
There will be 2 dedicated warm-up courts throughout the entire tournament at CSUS and players may warm up courts on site before the first match
starts each day.
OTHER AREA WARM-UP COURTS: There are some nearby parks with
public courts that may be available on a walk-up basis (no guarantees):
Howe Park (8 courts) - 2201 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA
95825, (916) 927-3802
Cottage Park (2 courts) - 2993 Cottage Way, Sacramento
Swanston Park (2 courts) - 2350 Northrop Ave,
Sacramento California 95825
LODGING (1st weekend)
Larkspur Landing - Address: 555 Howe Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825; Phone:(916) 646-1212
Link for reservations first weekend (June 7-8):
BACK-UP LODGING FIRST WEEKEND
Courtyard by Marriott Sac Midtown
4422 Y Street Sacramento, CA 95817
Office: 916.455.6800 | Fax: 916.669.1031
Start date: 6/6/14; End date: 6/8/14; Last day to book by: 5/31/14
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Sacramento Midtown for $94 USD - $104 USD per night
Click to book online:
LODGING (2nd weekend)
Click here for online reservations for June 13-17:
Please note that there will be highway construction on HWY 50!
Please note that HWY 50 will be impacted with construction. Please plan accordingly! The link below will have the most current updates for you and check it before you come.
Here are the tentative dates each direction will be impacted…
Eastbound U.S. Highway 50:
Phase 1: April 22 thru May 6
Phase 2: May 7 thru May 21
**All lanes open Memorial Weekend**
Westbound U.S. Highway 50:
Phase 1: May 27 thru June 10
Phase 2: June 11 thru June 25
FREE PARKING ON WEEKENDS. For those playing on
weekdays, the tournament will provide 1 parking pass per competitor (stop by the
tournament desk on the second Sunday to get your parking pass). Additional parking passes
may be purchased at our cost of $6 per pass. The Parking structure is located
on your right just before you see the courts. Turn right onto the street
between the parking structure and the tennis courts - entrance to the parking garage across from the tennis courts. HOT TIP: The top
of the parking structure gives a good birds-eye view of courts 1-8 as well as
the stairwell on the outside of the parking structure.
Appropriate tennis attire is required at all
times. Only shoes with non-marking soles are permitted.
The Wilson US Open ball will
be utilized through the tournament. Each match will receive three balls and
full third sets will receive three new balls.
ALL balls need to be returned to Tournament Desk when reporting scores.
Awards will be presented to all Main Draw singles and
doubles finalists including 3rd/4th, 5th place finishers.
SPORTSMANSHIP AWARDS tags will be given each day and the recipients names posted to the tournament homepage.
OVERALL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD SPONSORED BY ADIDAS – one player from each division
will be awarded with the an Overall ADIDAS Sportsmanship Award for their behavior
throughout the entire tournament. adidas will provide the recognition for this honor.
Each player will receive a FREE t-shirt for participating in
the event. T-shirts will be printed onsite and customization upgrade options will be available.
FANS & FRIENDS
We recommend you bring your own chairs, shade,
and ice chest. There is limited seating available onsite and limited shade
around the courts. It could be very hot here in June.
IN CASE OF RAIN
Rain is highly unlikely in
Sacramento in June. In case it does rain, there will be no back up indoor
courts. We may change the match format before the start of play in any round in
a draw without notice on the tournament web page when in the Tournament
Committee’s discretion the change is necessary to complete the draw after
inclement weather causes the tournament to fall behind its published schedule.
We will use our best efforts to have all matches in a round in a draw use the
same match format. This also will
apply to extreme heat although we must get approval from USTA NorCal offices to
This is a National Level 3 tournament and is open to Northern
California Residents only.
Receive 50% of your entry fee back. Apply for the TOURNAMENT ENTRY
ASSISTANCE GRANT(TAG). For more information about this grant or to
obtain a copy of the application please visit the USTA Northern
California junior homepage at www.norcal.usta.com.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 26, 2014 11:59:00 PM Pacific 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: 500004014 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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