USTA National Girls' 16s & 18s
Local Juniors Compete
July 31, 2019
Several competitors from the USTA Missouri Valley will play at the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships scheduled for August 3-11, 2019 in San Diego, California. The list of players is below:
Adella Castaner - Leawood, KS - Finalist at 2019 Summer Sweet 16, Girls 16 division
Elizabeth Choate - Edwardsville, IL
Gracie Epps - Norman, OK
Tanya Fan - Ames, IA - Champion at 2019 Summer Sweet 16, Girls 16 division
Zoe Hammond - Tulsa, OK
Emily Kantroviz - St. Louis, MO
Brooke Thompson - Edmond, OK
Clara Whitaker - Wichita, KS
Corinne Farid - Columbia, MO
Katherine Krueger - Omaha, NE
Ellie Kuckelman - Overland Park, KS
Gabby Lee - Leawood, KS
Macey Miller - Norman, OK - Finalist at 2019 Summer Sweet 16, Girls 18 division
Kelsey Mize - Tulsa, OK
Vanessa Ong - Oklahoma City, OK
Alisa Prinyarux - Overland Park, KS
Samantha Remis - St. ADVERTISEMENT Louis, MO
Emma Staker - Bixby, OK - Champion at 2019 Summer Sweet 16, Girls 18 division
“With the winner of this event earning a wild card into the US Open in September, these Championships are the most important tournament of the year for these outstanding young female athletes,” said Tournament Director Lornie Kuhle. “As evidenced by Coco Gauff’s performance at Wimbledon this year, the USTA Billie Jean King Girls' 16s and 18s National Championships are truly where champions are made.”
To view the entry list for each division, click here. Entry list is subject to change.
Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, will compete for the title of National Champion, as well as a wild card entry into the Women’s Singles main draw of the 2019 US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the 2019 US Open Junior Championships (for the 16s Champion). The 18s Doubles Champions will also receive a wild card into the US Open Women’s Doubles main draw.
The Girls’ 16s event will begin on Saturday, August 3 and conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Saturday August 10. The Girls’ 18s tournament will get underway on Sunday, August 4 and conclude with the 18s singles championship on Sunday, August 11. Both divisions will feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes.
The tentative starting times for each day of the tournament are as follows:
Saturday, August 3 through Wednesday, August 7 – 8 a.m.
Thursday, August 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 – 9 a.m.
Sunday, August 11 – 10 a.m.
(All times are PDT)
Tennis Channel will broadcast the Girls' 16s singles final from 1-3 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, August 10 and the Girls' 18s singles final from 2-4 p.m. (PDT) on Sunday, August 11.
All tournament matches played on Stadium Court at the Barnes Tennis Center will be streamed live at www.ustagirlsnationals.com beginning Saturday, August 3 through Friday, August 9.
To view the official tournament website, please click here.