The Tournament Committee met and determined the overall event sportsmanship award winners:
Kobe Tran (B16) and
Aditya Kishen (B18)
Both players reflected a positive sportsmanship like attitude through the entire tournament while showing respect to the tournaments staff, players, and the rules guiding tennis. You each will receive an event cap with "Sportsmanship Award Winner" imprinted on the back of the cap.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING DAILY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS:
B18 > Nate Safran
B16 > Anthony Favero
B16 > Kobe Tran
B16 > Casey Morris
B16 > Michael Wu
B18 > Quinn Hirsohn
B18 > Aditya Kishen
B18 > Paul Barretto
B18 > Karthik Padmanabhan
If I missed you at the tournament desk, please see me for your bag tag. If I won't see you again this tournament, please send me an email so I can put your recognition in the mail. And I personally thank you for your good sportsmanship! Chrys Atkinson
In appreciation of good sportsmanship displayed during the tournament, we will recognize recipients on the tournament homepage and with a Sportsmanship Bag Tag from USTA NorCal. Good Sportsmanship is extremely important to this Tournament Committee and good behavior will be rewarded while poor behavior will be subject to the Point Penalty System. We'd much rather reward good behavior.
Please click this link to provide valuable input to the tournament staff and USTA NorCal:
HOTEL RESERVATIONS -- 2nd WEEKEND:
The Larkspur Landing Sacramento is our featured hotel! Make your reservations at the provided link!
PROFESSIONAL SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER
Jan Roberson's awesome action photos from the first weekend of the tournament are uploaded on her site. Check them out and if you have any questions, please email Jan:
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 Mrs. Chrys Atkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and/or Tournament Referee Mr. Russell Groh (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).
• 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: Best of 3 sets with a 10-point tie break in lieu of third set
• Doubles: All matches through the quarterfinals will be an 8-game pro set with a 7-Point Tiebreak at 8 games all. The semifinals, finals, and playoff for 3rd and 4th place shall be the best of 3 tiebreak sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in lieu of the 3rd set.
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 Russell Groh 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.
This year we will grant an avoidance for this tournament
for SAT/ACT testing only.
If you request this avoidance it must be done prior to entry close and proof of registration from SAT/ACT must be provided via email or fax to the Tournament Director at email@example.com or (916) 859-5949 Fax. There are testing sites within 5-10 minutes of Sac State for all tests (St. Francis HS all girls, Jesuit HS all boys, McClatchy High School).
CONCURRENT TOURNAMENT RULE
When entries close, a player shall not be
entered in two or more sanctioned tournaments if any parts of the tournaments
overlap, unless each Tournament Committee involved understands the situation
and concurs in writing. If entries for the overlapping tournaments close on
different dates, approval must be received from all Tournament Committees no
later than the entry closing date that occurs last. Players who enter a
tournament and play it to completion, may then enter another tournament with
overlapping dates without permission. A player who is on the alternate list in
one tournament is not considered in violation of the Concurrent Tournament Rule
if they enter another concurrent tournament.
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:
Draws will be posted by 10AM Wednesday of tournament start
for singles and by 10AM on Thursday for Doubles.
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
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 (1st/2nd). In singles there will also be awards for 3rd/4th playoff, 5th/6th place finishers along with Consolation Winners and Finalists.
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 25, 2015 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: 500015715 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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