2008 B&G 16 Zonal Lists are now posted on the Southern B&G16 Zonal Application Site, tournament ID# 703454108. Please check and follow the instructions given.
Sportsmanship can take more than one form.
For some sportsmanship is an attitude of fair play and congeniality that transcends the competitve environment in which it is displayed.
In others it is revealed by a single act of kindness, which if left undone would be to one's competitive advantage. This year we have observed both.
We are proud to announce this year's Sportsmanship Award winners:
Katherine White of Columbus, Georgia
Bradley Merchant of Lexington, Kentucky
We are honored to give you these awards. May you continue to set examples that speak louder than words.
Boys' Singles Champion is Garrett Brasseaux.
Garrett defeated Austin Powell 6-06-1.
Girls' Singles Champion is Kirsten Lewis.
Kirsten defeated Jordan Batey 6-0 6-4.Boys' Doubles Champions - Vikram Hundal - Henry Jang-Milstein
Vikram and Henry defeated Alex Calott and Ronald Powell 6-36-4.
Girls' Doubles Champions - Caroline Price - Katherine White
Caroline and Katherine defeated Kirsten Lewis and Ellie Yates 3-6, 6-1.6-4.
If you played at Rome Floyd on Monday-Friday and want a video of your match, contact Natalia Boulanova at 941-518-4791
All players must have a copy of a Birth Certificate or Green Card on file in the Southern office.
Players should click on "more info" to see if their name is on file.
If your name does not appear here pleaseFax to 770-368-9091 or e-mail to email@example.com.
The following entrants DO NOT have certificates on file:
Gunburd Batjargal, Erika Bond, Tommy Keough, Jane Lucas, Ryan Robinson.
The following alternates DO NOT have certificates on file:
Jonathan Dingle, George Handy, Jacob Hymes, Mac Lothrop, Matthew Martin, Teddy Rowe, Will Sloan, Andrew Treske.
DoublesDoubles registration will be done via email and in person at registration.
Alternates (State endorsed players not selected for singles) are encouraged to participate in doubles.
State endorsed players not selected for singles must enter by e-mail or in person by 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 14th.
The doubles deadline is 4:00 PM Saturday June 14th.
Doubles play will begin on Sunday, June 15th.
DO NOT SIGN UP FOR DOUBLES IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT.
Doubles draws will be posted June 15th, by 9 am.
Days, Times, and Deadlines
Check-in for all non-seeds: Saturday 7:30 - 9:30 a.m
On-site alternates should check in as usual on Saturday morning.
Players' meeting: Saturday 10:00 a.m.
Saturday Singles play begins: 11:00 at Rome Floyd 11:15 at satellite sites
Doubles Deadline: Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
Doubles raws will be posted by Sunday 9:00a.m.
College forum and Endorsement Meeting - Saturday 5:30p.m.
Pizza - Saturday 6:30p.m. to follow College Forum
Sunday Chapel Service: Rome Floyd Tennis Center 7:30-7:50 a.m.
Sunday matches begin: 8:00 Rome Floyd 8:30 at satellite sites
Doubles matches begin: Sunday 1:00 p.m.
Doubles Matches played before Singles: starting Monday 8:00 a.m.
Singles Finals, 3/4 Playoff, Consolation Finals: Saturday, June 23 (We hope to see you there!)
All applicants NOT admitted to the main draw shall be listed in order, to be moved into the main draw if/when spaces become available. The order will be based on Southern Standings. To find out the order go to Alternates by Events lists no later than noon on Wednesday, June 11th and daily thereafter.
If you are an alternate and do NOT get in on Wednesday, you may do any or all of the following:
1) Stand by as an on-site alternate on Saturday 14th for any of the 128 unseeded positions
2)Come to play doubles on Sunday June 15th
3)Stand by as an on-site alternate on Monday June 16th for the 32 seeded players
*** If you are an alternate, please make sure the tournament has accurate contact information so that you may be contacted when needed.
On-site alternates must arrive at Rome Floyd prior to matches being played for which you want to be considered.
You must sign the ordered alternate sheet and remain at Rome Floyd.
If a vacancy occurs, the highest alternate will be admitted.
Once the on-site alternate is paged, he will have 4 minutes to report.
If he takes longer than 4 minutes to report, he will be bypassed until a subsequent vacancy occurs.
Players should play in the age division they are seeking Southern Endorsement.
USTA requires a medical release SIGNED BY THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN for every player. This form must be presented at the time of tournament registration. Please download and bring this completed with you. Players are not allowed on court without this signed release. To download a release you can print click on "more info." We will have blank forms at check-in, so downloading one isn't urgent.
The Tennis Recruiting Network – also known as TennisRecruiting.net – is the premier website for junior tennis. There is something for everyone – junior players, their parents, college coaches, and fans. Weekly rankings by graduation year show how recruits stack up against each other. Players can market themselves to college coaches by updating their player profiles – completely free of charge. Coaches can add players to their “watch lists” and receive email updates about recruit activity. With extensive information about tens of thousands of recruits – and articles from recruiting experts and former coaches – there is something for everyone at TennisRecruiting.net. Photographers from TennisRecruiting.net will be in attendance for the majority of the of tournament taking action photos.
If you have any positive comments about the Southern Closed 16 Championships, please click on "more info" and submit the form.
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Thirty-two seeds will be “block seeded” into the third round of the singles tournament and will thus not play until Monday, June 16th. Seeding will be done and posted online on Tuesday 10th. Seeded singles players: carefully note the dates for doubles!
Boys and girls singles 160 draw with Feed-in championship through quarterfinals and playoff
matches for 3/4 places. Play in the FIC is mandatory. Semifinal losers in the main draw are required to play the 3/4 playoff match. The Singles official draw will be made at noon on Thursday June 12th at noon. Draw sheets will be posted at SITE on Friday June 13th by noon. NO INFORMATION ABOUT THE DRAW WILL BE GIVEN BY PHONE. One round of Main Draw singles will be played each day. Two rounds of Consolation begin on Tuesday. Boys and girls doubles (single elimination) draw will be posted June 15th, by 9 am.
5-Minute Scheduling will be used.
Last year we used 5-Minute schduling and it was very successful. Scheduling every 5 minutes will mean that very few matches will be scheduled as part of a group, except for the large group of matches that will start each day.
Check your match time carefully so that you won’t be late.
MATCH AND SCORING FORMATS
Scoring: Singles main draw will be the best of three tie-break sets.
In the event of inclement weather, this format may be changed to best of 2 sets with a match tiebreak in lieu of the third set.
Singles Consolation will be best of three sets with a 3rd set match tiebreak in lieu of the third on days that 2 matches are played.
Doubles will play the collegiate format (8 game pro-set) with a match tiebreak played at 8-all.
The match tie-break for both singles and doubles is the 10-point format.
Saturday Match Times
Look up !
Match times are in the Tournament Report above.
The site is not included. Sites will be posted at check-in.
Draws are posted at Rome Floyd Tennis Center.
Remember: Player Meeting - Saturday 10:00a.m
Rest periods between singles matches
The following heat policy will be implemented: When players are scheduled to play 2 singles matches in one day, they will be offered a rest period equal to the length of their first match (up to 3 hours). They will be offered a minimum of 2 hours rest regardless of first match length. This rest period guideline does not apply to doubles.
Sunday Morning Chapel Service
A 15-20-minute non-denominational chapel service will be held at Rome Floyd Tennis Center on Sunday at 7:30 a.m.. The courts will be open by 6:30 for warm-up. Play at satellite sites will begin 8:30 to permit everyone who wishes to attend the service.
HOST HOTELS (alphabetically listed)
AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN
Phone: (706)235-1717. Fax: (706) 378-0008. 2973, Hwy. 27 South.
Hotel is adjacent to Georgia Highlands College,Rome GA.
36 Rooms with Micro Fridge, Coffee Pot, Iron and Board , High Speed Internet, Continental Breakfast.
Only 6 miles to Floyd Tennis Center, 4 miles to Darlington School.
Cancellation policy: Cancel by 6:00p.m one day before arrival to avoid penalty.
ASHWOOD INN AND SUITES
2761 Shorter Ave, Rome 30165, 706-378-9650.
FREE High Speed Internet.
King and Two Bed Guest Rooms: $61.00; Suites: $80.00
BEST WESTERN EXECUTIVE INN
217 Hwy. 411 S., Rome, 30161, 706-234-3161,
Guest Rooms: $72.00 (rate available directy by phone with hotel).
Oversized Rooms and King Suites available at a higher rate.
Complimentary Expanded Continental Breakfast; FREE High Speed Internet; Micro-fridges, irons, ironing boards, coffee makers, and hair dryers in all rooms.
Cancellation policy: Must cancel by 4:00pm on the day before arrival to avoid one room night being charged.
2209 Shorter Avenue, Rome 30165, 706-802-1223.
Hotel offers outdoor swimming pool and FREE High Speed Internet.
Guest rooms: $85.00; Suites: $90.00; Jacuzzi Suites: $125.00.
COUNTRY HEARTH INN and SUITES
712 Avenue A, Rome, GA 30165, 706-314-1115 706 314 1120 Fax
Guest Rooms: $79.99, Jaccuzi Hot tub Rooms: $99.99
The completely renovated Country Hearth Inn and Suites is better than ever!
We are the first hotel in Rome to offer all NON-SMOKING rooms.
Our new King rooms have the new Temper-Pedic Beds for a better night's sleep!
Our new Double Bed rooms have the Serta Perfect Sleeper Mattresses.
We offer a warm continental breakfast which includes: Waffles, Bagels, Doughnuts, Cereal, Milk, Juice, Coffee, Tea, and much more.
We look forward to being able to serve you.
Cancellation policy: Must cancel by 6:00 pm two days (48 hours) prior to date of arrival to avoid one room night being charged.
COUNTRY INN & SUITES
231 Hwy 411 S. Rome, 30161, 706-232-3380.
Standard Room: $99.00; 1 King - 2 Room Suite: $119; 2 Queen Bed Executive Suite: $138.
THE COUNTRY INN & SUITES is Rome’s finest award winning hotel.
Offering amenities comparable to upper scale hotels such as: expanded breakfast bar; free high speed internet access; out-door pool; in-room voice mail; in-room data ports; micro-fridge in all rooms; one bedroom suites and many more.
For some it’s the cozy accommodations, breakfast and great rates. For others it’s the little things we do with the personal touches of home.
Cancellation Policy: Adjustments to arrival dates must be made by 4:00 PM, 72 hours prior to arrival.
840 Turner McCall Blvd., Rome, 30161 706-295-0400.
Guest Rooms: $62.00 + tax.
Business Center-Free Wireless High Speed Internet- Gym/Fitness Center-Meeting/banquet Space-Swiming Pool
Free Daybreak Breakfast- Free USA Today
Free Local Calls and 800 # Access
All rooms have: Microwave, Refrigerator, Alarm Clock, Hairdryer, Iron and Ironing Board
Copy and Fax Service
24-hr Coffee in Lobby-Coffee Maker In All Rooms- RV, Bus Parking.
Cancellation policy: Cancel prior to 4pm the day of arrival to avoid a one-night charge.
110 W. Second Ave., Rome 30161, 706-378-4837, 24-hour Cancellation - Must cancel the day before arrival.
Suites: $129.00 - $239.00 (+13% Tax).
Hawthorn Suites is in WALKING DISTANCE of Rome Floyd Tennis Center, right in the heart of Rome.
Early Check-out penalty applies
40 Grace Dr., Rome, 30161, 706-291-7797,
Guest Rooms: $89.99
Guest Room with Refrigerator, Microwave, and Coffee Maker: $94.99.
FREE High Speed Internet Indoor-Outdoor pool: Fitness Center Continental Breakfast Free Newspapers Free Movie Channels.
Cancellation Policy: Cancel by 6:00 day of arrival to avoid one night's room charge.
New Motel 6
390 Dodd Blvd. Rome, GA 30161, Ph: 706-234-8182, Fax: 706-295-2706
Rhonda L. Barton, Sales Manager, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest Rooms: $51.99 + tax (13% in Rome)
All Indoor Corridors
Next to Huddle House
Minutes from Downtown Rome and Many Restaurants
WiFi, Free Morning Coffee, Toiletries Available
Cancellation Policy: (48 hours based on 6 PM day of arrival). Any room not canceled by the 48 hours time frame will be charged one nights room and tax.
Rental Car Specials from Avis
To reserve a car, contact Avis at 1-800-331-1600 and use your Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D086863. Or reserve online and have your discount number automatically included in your reservation and receive an email confirmation. Click "more info" to access the Avis tournament website.
Directions to Rome Floyd Tennis Center from I-75 Exit # 290
Go west (left if you are coming from Atlanta) on GA Hwy 20.
Eventually, GA Hwy 20 will merge into US Hwy 411 Follow 411 into Rome.
As you enter Rome, you pass a Ford dealership on the Right,
Go past the Dean Ave. Exit and immediately take a RIGHT at the next exit onto US 27 North (the exit will be marked "Rome").
Go 2.3 miles to the 5th traffic light (Checkers on the corner - Hurry... Double Cheese Melts 2 for $3.00!)
Turn LEFT onto Broad Street and go 0.3 mile to the 4th traffic light at 5th Avenue (El Zarape on the corner)
Turn RIGHT and go 0.2 mile to the 3rd traffic light at W. 3rd Street
Turn LEFT on W. 3rd Street.
Rome Floyd Tennis Center will be 0.2 mile on the RIGHT.
Total distance from US 411 - 3.0 miles
For a map click "more info".
Alternate Directions to Rome from Atlanta and points south of I-
From downtown Atlanta take I-20 west to Thornton Road (north, i.e. turn right)
From Atlanta Airport take Camp Creek Parkway. (west, the only way it goes)
From I-285 southwest of Atlanta take Camp Creek Parkway (west, left if going north on I-285). (After you cross I-20 (Camp Creek is called Thornton Road)
Stay on Thornton Road approximately 35 miles to Rockmart. This road will change names several times (various peoples’ names, but is mostly US Hwy 278.
As you approach Rockmart, there will be a Sonic Drive-In on the right.
At the traffic light just past Sonic, turn right on GA 101.
Stay on GA 101 approximately 18 miles to Rome.
After you cross US Hwy 411, go 1/2 mile to the first traffic light.
Turn left and immediately to the right and stay on Hwy 101.
Go 1.6 miles to W.3rd St. (1st light past Broad Street.)
Turn right on W. 3rd St. Tennis center is on the left.
Directions from I-75 southbound from Tennessee
Take Exit 312 (GA 53 West)
Turn RIGHT on GA HWY 53 West
Go Approximately 22.7 miles to intersection with Broad Street (GA Hwy 293) in Rome (first traffic light past N. Broad Baptist Church)
Turn RIGHT onto Broad Street
Go 0.5 mile on Broad Street
Turn RIGHT onto 5th Avenue (El Zarape on the corner
Go 0.3 mile to 3rd traffic light
Turn LEFT on W. 3rd Street
Rome Floyd Tennis Center is 0.2 mile on Right.
For a map click "more info".
Up to 5 satellite sites will be used. The distance from the main site is between 2.75 miles and 7.5 miles. Directions to all sites will be available at check-in at Rome Tennis Center. Directions to some of the sites are below.
Directions to Alto Park (ALT)
Turn RIGHT out of tennis center onto W. 3rd St. Go 0.1 mile to dead end.
Go approximately 0.4 mile to 1st traffic light.
Turn LEFT onto Shorter Avenue (GA Hwy 20).
Go a little more than 2 miles to 1st traffic light past DAIRY QUEEN (on Left).
Turn LEFT on Burnett Ferry Road. (The park is on this road, all appearances to the contrary.)
Go approximately 2.7 miles to Alto Park.
Turn RIGHT into Alto Park and follow driveway (it sort of turns to the right.)
TOTAL DISTANCE ~ 5.4 miles (1014 Burnett Ferry Rd SW, Rome, GA )
Matches will be played at Darlington School
Darlington School has graciously offered their newly renovated courts for match play this year. Remember, this prestigious school is ALLOWING you to use THEIR courts. Be considerate of their generosity by conducting yourself as ladies and gentlemen with propriety and modesty. Be careful not to leave litter, trash, and drink containers on the premises.
Directions from Rome Floyd Tennis Center are:
Turn RIGHT out of tennis center onto W. 3rd.
Go 0.1 mile to dead end.
Turn LEFT onto Hwy 101 (2nd Ave.)
Go approximately 1.6 miles to Stop Sign.
Go STRAIGHT 0.6 mile to US Hwy 27 South (sign says Gadsden - Cedartown)
Go approximately 0.9 mile to Darlington Drive-Old Lindale Road exit.
At end of Exit ramp turn LEFT.
At Stop Sign turn RIGHT onto Darlington Dr.
Darllinton is approximately 0.5 mile on RIGHT just after the Railroad Track.
Total Distance: ~ 3.9 miles ( 1014 Cave Spring Rd SW, Rome, GA 30161)
Coosa International Tennis Academy is the year-round tennis training program offered by Rome's Coosa Country Club. Offered as an extracurricular opportunity to Darlington School resident students, CITA's Junior Performance Program enrolls highly motivated male and female student-athletes who share a common goal - to obtain a premier college-preparatory education and elite tennis training within a single, competitive program. CITA's experienced staff and innovative tennis training program combine with Darlington's rigorous academic offerings, caring faculty and first-rate facilities to offer a unique academic and athletic environment designed to prepare students for collegiate opportunities. Darlington resident students who participate in CITA live in one of the school's six student houses, three for boys and three for girls, and train with CITA director Federico Rodriguez, a USPTA 1-certified professional and USPTR member and former gold medalist in the Dominican Republic National Games who has competed internationally since age 12. Darlington School is a coeducational, college preparatory day and boarding school established in 1905. For information, please call 1-800-368-4437.
Directions to Etowah Park (ETO) from Rome Floyd Tennis Center
Turn LEFT out of tennis center onto W. 3rd.
Go 0.2 mile to dead end.
Turn RIGHT Go approximately 0.3 mile to 3rd traffic light.
Turn LEFT onto Broad Street.
Go approximately 0.5 on Broad Street.
Continue STRAIGHT ahead on Martin Luther King (changes name to Kingston Road) for approximately 1.7 mile.
Etowah Park is on LEFT
Look for sign that says "GOLF Driving Range." (It is easier to see than the Etowah Park sign.)
TOTAL DISTANCE ~ 2.75 miles (1325 Kingston Rd NE, Rome, GA)
Prior to the deadline, players should withdraw online. Players should note all rules on withdrawing from a tournament. All withdrawals must be in writing by e-mail or fax. No refunds will be made for players withdrawing. Alternates wishing to enter another tournament should withdraw from the Alternates list before entering another tournament. Alternates are not charged the entry fee until taken into the draw.
Entries and Selections
All players must enter through the TennisLink On-line Registration. Players may enter only one division even though each age division is at a different site and listed as a separate tournament on the schedule. Players should play in the age division they are seeking Southern Endorsement. Fourteen of the selections will be based on the most current Southern Standings of the age division only. (No selections based on the younger age group). All other selections are based on the quotas and endorsements of the States. To view the selection process, click "more info".
Sunday Morning Chapel Service
A 15-20 minute non-denominational chapel service will be held at Rome Floyd Tennis Center at 7:30 a.m.
Players are selected from a designated Section or District ranking list.
Entry to this tournament is open to specified residents only. Entries must be submitted by Friday, June 6, 2008 11:59:00 PM Eastern Time. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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