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JUNIOR TOURNAMENTS

SEEDING CRITERIA

The following criteria shall be used to do seeding at national junior tournaments.
Number of Seeds
 
Draw Size     Required Number of Seeds
192 or 224     64 Seeds: top 16 seeded numberically;
                         next 48 seeded alphabetically or by group (17-32, 33-64)*
112 or 128     32 seeds: top 16 seeded numerically next 16 seeded alphabetically*
64 or 96         16 seeds: top 8 seeded numerically; next 8 seeded alphabetically*
32                   8 seeds: all seeded numerically
16                   4 seeds: all seeded numerically
8                     2 seeds: all seeded numerically
*USTA National Championships may seed all players and teams numerically
 
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 and 16 National Championships
 
1. Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division.
  • Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 100 ranking points.
  • Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by less than 50 ranking points.
2. Players with ATP, WTA, ITF and WTA rankings shall also be considered.
 
3. Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
 
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 14 and 12 National Championships
 
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
  • Players may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
  • Players may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
  • Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
Singles Seeding Criteria for USTA National Level 2 Tournaments, USTA National Level 3 Tournaments, and Additional USTA Junior National Tournaments
 
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Singles Seeding List of the division in the order in which players appear.
  • Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
  • Players from the National Singles Seeding List of the division may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if players are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
  • Players not yet considered for seeding who have ratings within the competitive range of those being considered for seeding, may also be considered for seeding. Additionally a player already under consideration for seeding may be seeded higher or lower if justified by the competitive range of the ratings.
Doubles Seeding Criteria
 
Seeding shall be done using the most recently published National Individual Doubles Seeding List of the division.
  • Teams shall be seeded in the order of their combined standings (For example, Player A holds the no. 1 standing and Player B holds the no. 10 standing. The Team of A&B would have the combined standing of 11).
  • Tournament Committees of 18-and-under tournaments may consider for seeding teams with players who have ATP/WTA rankings, ITF rankings, or ITA rankings.
  • The Tournament Committee of the USTA National Doubles Championship may consider for seeding teams with players who have ITF rankings.
  • Teams may be moved within major groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-16, 17-32) due to direct wins if the teams are separated by fewer than 100 ranking points.
  • Teams may be moved between major groups due to direct wins if teams are separated by fewer than 50 ranking points.
 
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