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SOUTHERN OZAKI
JUNIOR CUP

Ron Cioffi
Team North Carolina at 2022 Southern Ozaki Cup
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The Southern Ozaki Junior Cup, formerly the Junior Davis/Fed Cup, was created to give juniors the opportunity to experience the thrill and camaraderie of tennis as a team coed sport. The name "Ozaki" was added to the title in 2019 to commemorate retired Bill Ozaki, who served as the USTA Southern Director of Player Development & Programs for nearly 30 years.

 

2022

Sept. 9-11
Rome Tennis Center at Berry College
100 Match Point Way NE, Rome, GA 30165
 

North Carolina (pictured above) won its first Southern Ozaki Junior Cup, defeating Georgia and South Carolina in the Gold bracket. Except for this year and 2018 when South Carolina scored its only title, Georgia has won all other cups for a total of 27. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament wasn't played in 2020.

 

Final team results

Gold

  1. North Carolina, defeated Georgia 20-16 and South Carolina 22-14
  2. Georgia, defeated South Carolina 24-12
  3. South Carolina

Silver

  1. Tennessee, defeated Alabama 21-15 and Louisiana 31-5
  2. Alabama, defeated Louisiana 24-12
  3. Louisiana

Bronze

  1. Kentucky, defeated Arkansas 25-11 and Mississippi 28-8
  2. Arkansas, defeated Mississippi 20-16
  3. Mississippi

Team Spirit - Louisiana

 

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Results & photos

 

Details and selection process for Southern Ozaki Cup

This year will be the first time that all age divisions will be playing together at the same time at the same site. There will be nine state teams in each age division. They will play a round-robin team format of singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Each of USTA Southern’s nine states will select three girls and three boys in all four age divisions: 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s (24 players per state).

 

Coaching will be provided by the USTA state staff.  Each state will have its own selection criteria.  For information on that selection criteria, please reach out to your state’s junior staffer.

 

The competition is a Level 4 event. Once players are selected, more information will be released about formats, scoring, etc.

 

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