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Junior Competition

2021 Chicago Junior District Championships

Congratulations to all the players who competed in the District Championships! Impressive play and great fight was on display by all!


Boys 10s Top Finishers

Girls 10s Top Finishers

1st Place – Alex Soso

1st Place – Emma Mahlik

2nd Place – Kavi Sarai

2nd Place – Elizabeth Boege

3rd Place – Koushik Sengupta

3rd Place – Ilinca Gusatu

4th Place – Andy Dong


4th Place – Nadia Vora


Boys 12s Top Finishers

Girls 12s Top Finishers

1st Place – Maximus Rusz

1st Place – Caroline Coan

2nd Place – Reed Sugarman

2nd Place – Gabrielle David

3rd Place – Raghuvir Sriram

3rd Place – Riko Pang

4th Place – Nicholas Du

4th Place – Yuki Me Madria


Boys 14s Top Finishers

Girls 14s Top Finishers

1st Place – Blake Gold

1st Place – Addison Lanton

2nd Place – David Dai

2nd Place – Brooke Coffman

3rd Place – Joah Dunwoody

3rd Place – Allie Trifonov

4th Place – Bodie Teuscher

4th Place – Helen Kooster


Boys 16s Top Finishers

Girls 16s Top Finishers

1st Place – Kiran Garapati

1st Place – Madison Liu

2nd Place – Caden Liu

2nd Place – Natalie Stasny

3rd Place – Stanton Okesson

3rd Place – Maggie Forkner

4th Place – Shashwat Srivatsa

4th Place – Mira Kernagis


Boys 18s Top Finishers

Girls 18s Top Finishers

1st Place – Jai Vallurupalli

1st Place – Emma Baker

2nd Place – Marc Blekhman

2nd Place – Nicole Hu

3rd Place – Dean Kamenev

3rd Place – Autumn Rabjohns

4th Place – Kamil Kozerski

4th Place – Jenna Stevens


Players recognized for Outstanding Sportsmanship:

  • Boys 10s – Kavi Sarai
  • Girls 10s – Jacqueline Novey
  • Boys 12s – Nicholas Du, Mathieu Veltkamp
  • Girls 12s – Gabrielle David
  • Boys 14s – Patrick Burke
  • Girls 14s – Ava Chadha
  • Girls 16s – Sophie Baker
  • Boys 18s – Jack Goldstein
  • Girls 18s – Sonia Mehta, Smita Dhar

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 you. If you’d like to jump right to Midwest and National schedules, visit this page.

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 or


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.


Tournament Director Resources


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


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