2017 Southwest Junior Closed
May 14, 2017
The top junior tennis players in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas will head to Tucson June 10-13 for the Southwest's biggest and most prestigious summer tournament, the Junior Closed.
The "Closed" as it's otherwise known, brings together the Southwest's top-ranked junior players annually to crown true ‘section champions’ in more than 25 divisions in singles and doubles, with the range of competitors from 8 and under all the way to 18 and under.
This event is open to all Southwest junior residents. If division entries are large enough, there will be silver draws.
The Southwest Junior Closed is an L3 national-level tournament, , and on par with some of the country's elite national events.
It is the Section's highest point producer for ranking purposes and is open only to residents of USTA Southwest areas. The Junior Closed is also the final determinant for players looking to get onto the Southwest Zonals and Intersectionals summer travel teams.
More than 300-plus players are expected to be a part of our field this year.
The Closed is one of the largest junior annual events held in the Southwest, and will use multiple playing sites to field the numerous draws, including Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort (Boys/Girls 18s), Oro Valley Community Center (Boys/Girls 16s) as well as Tucson Racquet Club (Boys 10-14s) and Reffkin Tennis Center (Girls 10-14s).
For more information on the event, please visit the tournament homepage HERE.
A tournament player party will be held at the Tucson Racquet Club on Saturday, June 10 from 6-9 pm. There will be a $10 charge for dinner for parents, siblings and coaches. A Parent Orientation/Open Forum on junior tennis will also be held from 6-7 pm.
The host site is the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. Boys and Girls 16s and 18s will be played here all three days as well as most finals. The tournament rate is $129 /night. Call 1.520-544-1000 to make a reservation. Cutoff date is May 26, 2017.
Doubletree Tucson at Reid Park - Close to Reffkin Tennis Center, site of Girls 10s, 12s & 14s up until Tuesday. $82/night which includes breakfast. Walking distance to site. Three tennis courts on the grounds.1.520.881.4200. Cutoff date is May 18, 2017.
Champions from the 2016 USTA Southwest Closed:
Boys 18 Singles – Ethan Prost
Boys 16 Singles – Harsh Parikh
Boys 14 Singles – Filipe Costa
Boys 12 Singles – Thomas Faurel
Boys 10 Singles – Reed Berbeco
Girls 18 Singles – Josie Frazier
Girls 16 Singles GOLD– Gianna Pielet
Girls 14 Singles GOLD – Misa Malkin
Girls 12 Singles – Adrienna Salinas
Girls 10 Singles –Daniela Ocaranza
Co-Ed 10 Singles Green - Daniel Rischmagui
Co-Ed 8 Singles - Ace Kolyszko
ALL ABOUT TENNIS - Special thanks goes out to USTA Southwest Sponsor All About Tennis, the Southwest's largest retail tennis store.
Please support All About Tennis, a consistent supporter of many USTA Southwest efforts, including the USTA Southwest League program, our summer junior travel teams and the Southwest Junior Closed.
You can visit them in store in at their location at 10245 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Or, you can call (480) 946-7707 or visit their online store at www.allabouttennis.com.
SOLINCO - Solinco Sports. Solinco specializes in the development and production of the high quality, and technologically advanced performance tennis equipment. including racquets and strings.
Solinco will be providing string for participants that reach the Round of 16 in and an assortment of other products for this year's Southwest Junior Closed.
To find out more about Solinco, log onto www.solincosports.com.
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