Midwest / Chicago

Junior Competition



2023 Chicago Junior District Championships
BG 10-18s Results

B10s – Scott Sieler

  • Champion – Watsen Younk
  • Finalist – Caden Ellis
  • 3rd – Ojas Sanas
  • 4th – Aadi Parikh
  • Sportsmanship Winner – Giovanni Sinno

G10s – Bill Eng

  • Champion – Genoa Sinno
  • Finalist – Viviane Ayaka Jean
  • 3rd – Mihaela Tretiuc
  • 4th – Addisyn Zhang
  • Sportsmanship Winner – Viviane Ayaka Jean

B12s – Scott Seiler

  • Champion – Alek Rekucki
  • Finalist – Alex Soso
  • 3rd – Kavi Sarai
  • 4th – Jack Creswell
  • Sportsmanship Winner – Jack Creswell

G12s – Alin Pop

  • Champion – Jessie Janiak
  • Finalist – Beatrice Bizzieri
  • 3rd – Ilinca Gusatu
  • 4th – Emma Mahlik
  • Sportsmanship Winners – Evie Drexler, Maya Keller Jessica Zhang, Ilinca Gusatu

B14s – Michael Pettineo

  • Champion – Maximus Rysz
  • Finalist – Amir Khan
  • 3rd – Koki Wakita
  • 4th – Nino Pinto
  • Sportsmanship Winner – Nathan Desai

G14s – Dave Subrt

  • Champion – CJ Coan
  • Finalist – Gabrielle David
  • 3rd – Maya Kasza
  • 4th – Isabelle Ji
  • Sportsmanship Winner – Elizabeth Boege

B16s – Fely Ong

  • Champion -Joah Dunwoody
  • Finalist – Jaden Dai
  • 3rd – Luca Sevin
  • 4th – Blake Gold
  • Sportsmanship Winner – James Philipneri

G16s – Kamau Murray

  • Champion – Riley Lepsi
  • Finalist – Estella Loureiro
  • 3rd – Arianne Lesterhuis
  • 4th – Emma Blass
  • Sportsmanship Winner – Jhena Emnace

B18s – Nancy Alfonso

  • Champion – Charles Morgan
  • Finalist – Kiran Garapati
  • 3rd – Nathan Hernandez
  • 4th – Caden Liu
  • Sportsmanship Winners – Luciano, Lorenzo, and Leonardo Zarzuela

G18s – Jen Lutgert

  • Champion – Addison Lanton
  • Finalist – Isabelle Chong
  • 3rd – Nia Cooper
  • 4th – Mia Soso
  • Sportsmanship Winners – Shane Delaney and Sydney Shuster

USTA Chicago District Team Cup Competition

Each summer, juniors from around the USTA/Midwest Section represent their district in an exciting team competition. The USTA/Midwest Section is one of the only sections throughout the USTA that hosts a team competition for boys and girls in the 12s, 14s, and 18-and-under age divisions. Matchplay consists of a round-robin format throughout the weekend and concludes with the top teams advancing to the championship match. Players are selected to participate based on their ranking, tournament play, character, and sportsmanship. For more information contact Jessica Lange, jessica.lange@usta.midwest.com.

 

District Cup events include:

  • USTA Midwest Marian Wood Baird Cup (BG18)
  • USTA Midwest District Team Cup (BG14)
  • USTA Midwest District Team Cup (BG12)

 

2023 Results

BG12s – 1st Place

Coach: Basit Syed

Players: Beatrice Bizzieri, Ilinca Gusatu, Elizabeth Boege, Nadia Vora, Alex Soso, Kavi Sarai, Hudson Tseng, Tudor Gusatu

 

BG14s – 2nd Place

Coach: Darrell Robbins

Players: Caroline Coan, Riko Pang, Sophia Budacsek, Addyson Filipiak, Reed Sugarman,

Ameya Tyagi, Chase Peirce, Nikhil Vijayakumar

 

BG18s – 1st Place

Coach: Maciek Jozwiak

Players: Elizabeth Isyanov, Autumn Rabjohns, Maia Loureiro, Anna Wiskowski, Gavin Murray, Ben Graft, Nathan    Hernandez, Aidan Hernandez


Parent Lunch and Learn - Keeping Your Junior Player Mentally Healthy

In a pre-recorded webinar, Dr. Larry Lauer and Dr. Shawn Foltz-Emmons discuss the importance of mental health and answer key parent questions. Learn more here.


Junior Competition Opportunities

USTA junior tournaments are offered in a variety of formats, including individual, team, non-elimination and elimination. There are also competitions for wheelchair players. This wide range allows you to compete in a way that makes you feel comfortable, suits your level of play and helps you experience success. The tournament structure consists of seven levels of ranking tournaments, with the lowest level of intermediate tournament classified as a Level 7 and USTA National Championships classified as Level 1. For entry-level to intermediate players of all ages, a non-ranking series of events called the Net Generation Circuit will focus on age-appropriate competition, development and fun.

 

You can learn more about the USTA junior tournament structure here.

 

Ready to get in on the action? Click here to find a tournament near year. If you’d like to jump right to Midwest and National schedules, visit this page.


Junior Team Tennis (JTT)

For more information on JTT click here.


Youth Progression PlayTracker

10 and Under (10U) tennis allows players to grasp the fundamentals of the sport. Participants learn about grips, preparation, swing path and ball placement. The equipment and courts are tailored to skill level, so kids can see their improvement and have fun right from the start. For those players ready for competition, USTA also provides play opportunities.

 

Click here for more information on the new 2021 USTA 10 and Under tennis program and PlayTracker.


USTA Sanctioned Programming

Team Challenge

A low-pressure team environment introducing competition without emphasizing results

 

Team Tournaments

Innovative format with increased competition focusing on team results

 

Junior Circuit

Non-elimination format for individual competition emphasizing results & ratings

 

Find programs near you at netgeneration.com or playtennis.usta.com/tournaments.

 

There are many of these events throughout the Chicago area. Contact Barb Rueth if you’d like more information about entering your child or hosting an event.


Tennis 101 in the Chicago Park District

Click here to find out about our beginner junior tennis classes in Chicago Park District parks or email us at info@chicagodistricttennis.com.


2022 News

Find tournament results and look back on the news from 2022 here.


Tournament Director Resources

 


To schedule an official, contact Chuck Cunningham at the Chicago Tennis Umpires’ Council (CTUC).

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