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National

2019 USTA League Mixed

55 & Over 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 & 9.0 Invite

<h1>2019 USTA League Mixed</h1>
<h2>55 &amp; Over 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 &amp; 9.0 Invite</h2>
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** - Update: March 23 - Due to the schedule suspension prompted by COVID-19, this event has been canceled. - **

 

Invitational Information

Dates: April 24-26, 2020

 

Sites: All matches will be played at:

Vancouver Tennis Center - Indoor Facility
5300 E 18th St.
Vancouver, Wash. 98661

Babette Horenstein Tennis Center (Tualatin Hills) - Indoor Facility
15707 SW Walker Rd.
Beaverton, Ore. 97006

 

Court Surface: Hard (indoor) courts

 

Ball Type: Penn Championship extra duty balls will be provided

 

Registration: Every player advancing to the USTA League Mixed 55 & Over National Invitational  is required to register and pay the $60 individual player entry fee. Non-playing players that wish to receive the player amenities (player gifts, tournament t-shirt, tickets for player lunches, etc.) need to register and pay for the event. All captains, both playing and non-playing, need to register and pay for the event.

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Hotel Information: Click here for tournament hotels. 

 

Tournament Handbook: Click here for the tournament handbook.

 

Eligibility

Team Eligibility: A minimum of six (6) players who were on the final local roster must be available to compete at the invitational.

 

Player Eligibility: A player is eligible to advance to the USTA League Mixed 55 & Over National Invitational if that player has played on that same team in at least two (2) matches through section championships with one default that may count for advancing. A retired match shall count for all players involved. All individual team members must be from the appropriate level of play in accordance with the NTRP system.

 

Waiver Requests

9.0 Team Waiver Requests:

  • For sections that are unable to produce at least two (2) teams in local league play for the 9.0 division, we will allow a waiver to those sections to form and send a team as a representative of that section. 
  • Players or teams interested in participating in receiving this 9.0 team waiver need to contact their SLC. Only teams that are submitted by a section's SLC will be considered for a waiver.
  • SLCs will submit the team captain's name and contact information to Adam Hutchinson (Tournament Director) and Liz Murrieta using the link that will be provided to all SLCs.
  • Sections that have more than two (2) teams are strongly encouraged to continue to hold and support local play in order to determine a winner for advancement from their section. 
    • Local and sectional play is determined by each section's SLCs.
  • The deadline for SLC’s to submit a team is Dec. 1, 2019
  • Due to the late announcement, team waivers may also be submitted for the 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 levels--however, they are not guaranteed to be granted. 
    • If the Mixed 55 & Over National Invitational occurs again in 2021, team waivers will not be accepted for 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0.

 

Individual Player Waiver Requests:

  • Individual Eligibility Waivers may be submitted for review by the Tournament Committee for players who do not meet the minimum match requirement (2 matches played and 1 can be a default).
  • Players wanting to submit a waiver request must do so through their Section League Coordinator. 
    • Only waiver requests that are submitted by a section's SLC will be considered.
  • The deadline for SLC’s to submit an individual player waiver request using the provided link is Jan. 15, 2020.  
  • The committee will review all requests once the deadline has passed and will notify SLCs and players of the committee’s decision by Jan. 31, 2020.

 

Invitational Format *

Teams will compete in four (4) unflighted matches against randomly selected opponents. Teams can expect to play two (2) matches on Friday and two (2) matches on Saturday.

 

On Sunday, the top four (4) teams, based on TennisLink standings, will advance to the semifinals, followed by the finals and the 3rd/4th place match.

 

In the event of a team match tie, the tie will be broken by the first of the following procedures:

  • Winner of the most individual matches in the competition
  • Winner of head to head match 
    • (Note: Winner of head-to-head match - only if all tied teams have played each other, and one team defeated all the teams that are tied.)
  • Loser of the fewest number of sets
  • Loser of the fewest number of games
  • A method to be determined by the Championship Committee

 

* - Format and schedule are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

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