Doubles Selection Process for USTA National Championships

The Tournament Committee shall accept doubles teams into the doubles event at a USTA National Championship in the following order:

1.   Teams comprising two players in the singles draw and teams with at least one National Open Doubles Qualifier paired with one sectionally-endorsed player shall be accepted.  This means that a team with a National Open Doubles Qualifier, regardless of whether the Qualifier plays with a singles player, singles alternate, or doubles-only endorsed player, must be accepted.  Tournaments are required to expand the draw beyond the 64 or 96 draw size if it is necessary to accommodate all teams entitled to entry.

2.   Teams comprising one player in the singles draw and one sectionally-endorsed player not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on combined standings and combined doubles ranking points (see Determining Combined Standings and Combined Ranking Points below), except that no team comprised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants.  Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the draw size in order to accommodate these types of teams.

3. Teams comprising two sectionally-endorsed players not in the singles draw. If more than the maximum number of entries is received, selection order is based on combined standings and combined doubles ranking points (see Determining Combined Standings and Combined Ranking Points below), except that no team comprised of a Late Applicant shall be selected before a team comprised of timely applicants.  Tournaments are NOT authorized to expand the draw size in order to accommodate these types of teams.

Determining Combined Standings and Combined Ranking Points.
For the purpose of determining selection of teams, below is the process of calculating combined standings and combined ranking points:
• A team’s combined standing is determined as follows: Player A holds the #200 standing and Player B holds the #201 standing.  The Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 402.
• Combined Doubles Ranking Points are determined as follows: Player A has 25 doubles ranking points and Player B has 10 doubles ranking points.  The Team of AB would have combined doubles ranking points of 35.
 
 
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