Player Selection Type
Update: Tuesday 7am
* WARMUP COURTS ARE AVAILABLE all day at the WEST courts.
* EAST COURTS are open at 7am for warmups today.
* Lets have a fantastic finals day at Sectionals!
Welcome to your Girls 16's and 18's NorCal Sectionals hosted by
beautiful UC Santa Cruz!
ATTENTION - based on the number of entrants - we will be able to
complete the event over the course of 4 days: June 18-19-20-21. We
hope this will help lower travel time and travel costs
Singles Draw Format: FIC through R16 with playoff for 3rd
& 4th place, and a playoff of quarterfinal round losers for 5th
& 6th place
Doubles Draw Format: Single Elimination playoff for 3rd
& 4th place
- Main Draw Singles Matches, 3rd/4th Place Playoff: Best of
3 Tiebreak Sets
- Quarterfinal Playoff Matches, FIC Singles Matches and
Qualifier Consolation Round: Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a
10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of 3rd Set
- Doubles Matches: 8-game Pro Set through the quarterfinals;
Best of 3 Tiebreak Sets with a 10-Point Match Tiebreak in Lieu of
3rd Set for Semifinals, Finals and Playoff for 3rd and 4th
TSHIRTS: Each participant in a Sectional Championship shall
receive a t-shirt as the player gift from UC Santa Cruz.
AWARDS: Trophies will be presented to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place in each event, medals will be presented for 4th and 5th place
finishers and consolation winners.
CONCURRENT TOURNAMENT RULES
Please read USTA Northern California concurrent tournament
This tournament is open only to residents of USTA NorCal. USTA
Membership is required. Players must meet the age eligibility
requirements of the division entered.
QUALIFIER FOR USTA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Not only is this the Sectionals the most prestigious USTA NorCal
junior tournament, the singles winners (if they remain age eligible
and submit a timely entry) will be guaranteed acceptance into their
respective divisions of the USTA Girls' 18 and 16 National
Championships held this coming August in San Diego.
National Level 3 Ranking Tournament:
This tournament is a National Level 3 Ranking Tournament.
NorCal Ranking Tournament:
Please refer to the Ranking Rules & Tables on the norcal
website for NorCal points awarded for this event.
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: check the draws for your exact match
times. Play will likely start at 8am each day.
COMMUNICATING WITH THE TOURNAMENT
Please use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org for all
written correspondence related to this tournament. Telephone
numbers for the tournament director and referee are provided above.
(text and email is preferred)
Posting of Draws & Start Times:
Draws with start times will be posted no later than 10:00 am on
Wednesday, June 8th. Draws can be viewed by clicking the "Draws"
tab on this TennisLink tournament home page. Please note if your
match is at the EAST or WEST site.
Sites will be identified as "EAST" and "WEST" alongside your match
FACILITIES - THERE ARE 2 SETS OF 6 COURTS!!!
EAST COURTS: Hagar Drive. UCSC
(park in lots 103A or 104)
WEST COURTS: College 8, College 8 Road. UCSC
(park in lot 146, West Remote Lot)
Please refer to the campus map below - and please do check GOOGLE
EARTH before coming to campus as it is not very well signed!
Players shall be selected for the June Sectional Championships as
• 52 players shall be selected based on their ranking on the most
recently published Combined Sectional Final Ranking List of the
division of the event.
• Up to four wild cards may be selected by the Wild Card Committee.
See information below on applying for a Wild Card.
• 8 positions in the draw shall be reserved for the top eight
finishers in the Singles Qualifier.
• If the Wild Card Committee awards fewer than the maximum number
of wild cards, the remaining spots in the draw shall be filled with
players remaining on the Combined Sectional Final Ranking List used
to select players into the draw.
Please email us to request a late application
Doubles Entry Deadline - Monday June 6th- PST:
All singles main draw players, singles qualifying players, and
singles alternates (including Late Entries) are eligible to enter
the doubles, regardless of whether they registered with as a team
before the deadline.
Teams that enter by the May 30th TennisLink entry deadline will be
considered entered as a team in the tournament unless the
Tournament Director receives in writing notice by Monday, June 6th
at 5:00 pm PT from both players that they no longer want to be
considered for selection as a team.
• Players that did not enter with a partner by the entry deadline
may submit an entry until 5:00 pm PT on Monday, June 6th. Entries
MUST come from both players as a verification that the players have
agreed to compete as a team.
Players Looking for Partners:
The Tournament Committee will use its best efforts to facilitate
players find partners before the doubles entry deadline. If you're
interested in entering, but do not have a partner, please email
email@example.com with the following information:
name, age division(s) desiring to enter, telephone number, and a
statement giving the Tournament Committee the authority to share
your contact information with a prospective partner.
Determining Order Using Doubles Seeding List:
For the purpose of determining selection of teams, below is the
process of calculating combined rankings and combined ranking
• A team's combined ranking is determined as follows: Player A
holds the #200 ranking in the division and Player B holds the #201
ranking in the division. The Team of A&B would have the
combined ranking of 402.
• Combined Doubles Ranking Points are determined as follows: Player
A has 25 doubles ranking points in the division and Player B has 10
doubles ranking points in the division. The Team of AB would have
combined doubles ranking points of 35.
If one partner does not have a ranking in the division, for the
purposes of calculating the combined ranking, the unranked player
shall be assigned a rank that is equivalent to one lower than the
lowest ranked player on the Final Ranking List. For example, if
Partner C holds the #1 ranking, Partner D does not have a ranking,
and the Final Ranking List for this event has a total of 100
players on the list, Partner D is assigned a ranking of 101 and
Team C&D have a combined ranking of 102.
This tournament uses the Computerized List Method of Seeding as
further described below for the singles and doubles events.
Provided the draws are full, 16 players will be seeded in the
singles main draw and 8 players will be seeded in the singles
qualifying draw by the USTA NorCal Manager of Junior Play. The most
recently published Singles Seeding List shall be used as a start
for determining seeding. The following additional information shall
also be considered: USTA standings, ITF, ITA, WTA, and ATP
Provided the draws are full, 16 teams will be seeded in doubles by
the Tournament Committee. Teams shall be seeded by the Tournament
Committee in the order of their combined ranking using the most
recently published Doubles Seeding List. Teams with USTA National,
ITF, ITA, WTA and ATP standings and rankings may also be
considered. See procedures for determining order using Doubles
Seeding List above.
Withdrawals After Entry Deadline:
Immediately contact the tournament in writing at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to withdraw from the
tournament after entries close.
• If the withdrawal is due to a injury or illness, the USTA
Regulations require the injured or ill player to submit written
verification from a medical professional before the end of the day
on June 16th (the last day of the tournament).
• If the withdrawal is due to a personal circumstance, the player
must submit a written description of the situation and the Referee
shall determine whether the situation is a personal
Entry Fee Refunds When Withdrawal Occurs After Entry
No refund is required beginning 6 days before the start date of the
tournament, or Sunday, June 5th.
As Santa Cruz is a very desirable location, and we realize housing
is a challenge. Please try using a search engine such as Kayak.com
or Expedia.com - and also try these hotels:
Hampton Inn Santa Cruz ($186)
1505 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Holiday Inn Express & Suites ($202)
1410 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Hilton Santa Cruz/Scotts Valley ($198)
6001 la Madrona Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Mission Inn ($199)
2250 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
We also recomment trying AirBNB or VRBO for possible shared housing
with other players!
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION
Weather during this tournament can be fairly warm. Please begin to
properly hydrate so that you are prepared. Gatorade will be
available for purchase, please bring ample water to properly
hydrate during the tournament.
Information on if and how inclement weather affects the tournament
schedule will be posted to top of this website as court conditions
change. In the unlikely event matches have to be cancelled due to
inclement weather, the order of cancellation is as follows: singles
consolation, doubles, singles main draw.
Practice courts will be available East/West for warm up beginning
one hour prior to first match times each day of the tournament.
Additional practice courts may be available here:
University Terrace Park
2 Hard Courts
620 Nobel Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Neary Lagoon Park
2 Hard Courts
Neary Lagoon Path, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
2 Hard Courts
333 Golf Club Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Santa Cruz High School
5 Hard Courts
415 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Water: water is available at both sites. Players are advised
to bring their own water bottles so that they are prepared.
Parking: Parking is free on campus on the weekends! During
weekdays a $6 permit must be purchased at TAPS (east entrance to
Stringing: We will have a stringer available. Please text
Amy Jensen 510 759 3535 if you need a racket strung.
Sportsmanship: Players shall be recognized daily for acts of
outstanding sportsmanship with NorCal Sportsmanship Bag Tags. We
accept sportsmanship award nominations from players, coaches,
parents and spectators. At the conclusion of the tournament, the
USTA NorCal Sectional Championships Sportsmanship Award will be
presented to one girl in each division.
BALL TYPE: Penn Championship Tennis Ball
DRESS CODE: All players are required to wear appropriate
tennis attire and dress in a manner consistent with being a
participant the USTA NorCal Sectionals.
EVALUATION: Please take minute to fill out a tournament
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is open to all USTA members. Entries must be submitted by Monday, May 30, 2016 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: 500031716 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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