Missouri Valley

BATTLE OF THE MISSISSIPPI

TEAM L2 TOURNAMENT 

A mixed doubles match with spectators watching.
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IT'S THE BATTLE OF THE MISSISSIPPI 

 

Tournament Info | BG12-14 | BG16 | BG18 | Tournament Format | Scoring Format

 

Three USTA sections - one traveling trophy. 

 

It's the Battle of the Mississippi - a Level 2 Intersectional team tournament with USTA Midwest, USTA Missouri Valley and USTA Northern. USTA Midwest claimed its second consecutive victory in 2022. Will they get to keep the traveling trophy or will it find a new home this year?

 

Teams will love playing this unique format - Dominant Duo. One boy and one girl per team will play two gendered singles and one mixed doubles match per round.

 

Do you have what it takes to help bring the traveling trophy back to your section? 

 

 

Tournament Info

 

Date:

July 14-16, 2023

Registration deadline: June 22, 2023

 

Selections for this event will take place after players have been selected for the Clay Court Championship.

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Locations:

 

BG12-14: Midland, Mich.

Tournament Director: Jessie Lehr

 

Greater Midland Tennis Center

900 E Wackerly St

Midland, MI 48642

 

To register for the BG 12-14 tournament in Midland, click here.

 

 

Lodging near Midland Tennis Center

 

Holiday Inn Midland

810 Cinema Drive

Midland, MI 48642

 

Hampton Inn Midland

6701 Eastman Ave

Midland, MI 48642

 

Residence Inn Midland

850 Joe Mann Blvd

Midland, MI 48642

 

Spring Hill Suites Midland

800 Joe Mann Blvd

Midland, MI 48642

 

To learn more about the Midland area:

https://www.gogreat.com/cities/midland/

 

 

BG16: Minneapolis, Minn.

Tournament Director: Katie Bergmann

 

Baseline Tennis Center

1815 4th St SE

Minneapolis, MN 55455

 

To register for the BG16 tournament in Minneapolis, click here.

 

Lodging near Baseline Tennis Center

 

The Graduate (within walking distance, 0.4 miles)

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis University Area

 

Home2 Suites by Hilton

 

To learn more about the Minneapolis area: https://www.minneapolis.org/

 

Mall of America is located in Bloomington, MN (about 20 minutes away from Baseline). Lots of great shopping, dining, and attractions!

 

 

BG18: St. Louis, Mo.

Tournament Director: Carobeth Kelly

 

Dwight Davis Tennis Center

5620 Grand Dr

St. Louis, MO 63112

 

To register for the BG18 tournament in St. Louis, click here.

 

 

Lodging Near Dwight Davis Tennis Center

 

Cheshire Lodge (2.08 miles from DDTC)

 

Moonrise Hotel (1.77 miles from DDTC)

 

Chase Park Plaza (1.20 miles from DDTC) 

 

Holiday Inn Express Forest Park (1.42 miles from DDTC)

 

Drury Inn & Suites Near Forest Park (2.41 miles from DDTC)

 

Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park (2.44 miles from DDTC)

 

Holiday Inn St. Louis-Forest Park (2.45 miles from DDTC)

 

To learn more about the St. Louis area: https://explorestlouis.com/

 

Tournament Format

 

This L2 tournament will be played in the Dominant Duo format 

  • One boy and one girl per team 
    • Two gendered singles and one mixed-gender doubles per round
 
  • BG 12: Six teams per section (18 Total) 
    • Round Robin - 3 groups of 6 teams. Each group will have 2 teams from Midwest, Missouri Valley, and Northern.

 

  • BG 14-18: Eight teams per section (24 Total) 
    • Round Robin - 4 groups of 6 teams. Each group will have 2 teams from Midwest, Missouri Valley, and Northern.

 

Scoring Format

 

Singles: Best of 3 with match tiebreak in lieu of 3rd set 

Doubles: 8-game pro set 



Eligibility

Selections

Players will be selected based on the most recent National Standings list. Selections for this event will take place after players have been selected for the Clay Court Championship. 

 

Doubles Pairings

Players will be paired with another player from their section. Players will be assigned a doubles partner based on their NSL in descending order. (Ex: Boy 1 from Northern will play with Girl 1 from Northern and Boy 2 will play with Girl 2)

 

How to Earn Team Points

Each round won is 1 point towards the Section totals. Points will be calculated between the four age divisions.

 

 

 

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