USTA Southwest Junior Closed (L3)
The best juniors in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas will be hitting the courts in Tucson, June 9-12 for the Southwest's premier summer tournament, the Junior Closed.
The USTA Southwest Junior Closed annually brings together the Southwest's top-ranked junior players to crown true ‘section champions’ in 26 separate divisions in singles and doubles, with the range of competitors from 8 and under all the way to 18 and under.
The Southwest Junior Closed is an L3, the only tournament in the Section with this point designation, 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.
With just over 300 players, the event is also one of the largest junior events held in the Southwest, and will use multiple playing sites to field the numerous draws, including Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort and the El Conquistador Country Club, as well as Tucson Racquet Club and Reffkin Tennis Center.
Most finals will be held on June 12 at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort.
A Player Party will be held at Tucson Racquet Club on Saturday, June 10 at 6 p.m. There will be an $8 charge for dinner for parents, siblings and coaches. FlipBook Memories will be on hand to make fun photo booklet memories with booths and costumes for the kids.
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 $104. Use Group code TEN when reserving rooms. Call 1.800.325.7832 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Windmill Suites- Hotel at St. Phillips Plaza - close to site of Boys 10s, 12s & 14s up until Tuesday. Also fairly close to Reffkin Tennis Center. Price to be determined on singles/double occupancy. Use code TBD. Call 1.800.547.4747 or 520.577.0007.
Doubletree Tucson at Reid Park - Close to Reffkin Tennis Center, site of Girls 10s, 12s & 14s up until Tuesday. $TBD which includes breakfast. Walking distance to site. Three tennis courts on the grounds. 1.520.881.4200.
Champions from the 2011 USTA Southwest Closed:
Boys 18 Singles – Hunter Johnson (Litchfield Park, AZ)
Boys 18 Silver - Will Matthews (Santa Fe, NM)
Boys 16 Singles GOLD – Max Wightman (Scottsdale, AZ)
Boys 16 Singles SILVER – Hudson Blake (Phoenix)
Boys 14 Singles – Nathan Ponwith (Scottsdale, AZ)
Boys 14 Singles SILVER - Ryan Knox (Oro Valley, AZ)
Boys 12 Singles GOLD – Brandon Stringfellow (Phoenix)
Boys 12 Singles Green Ball – Abraham Yohannes (Albuquerque, NM)
Boys 10 Singles – Jordan Katz (El Paso, Texas)
Girls 18 Singles – Stephanie Vlad (Scottsdale, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles GOLD– Maggie Cohen (Tuscon, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles SILVER – Charlotte Aaron (Phoenix)
Girls 14 Singles GOLD – Maddie Pothoff (Tucson, AZ)
Girls 12 Singles – Kylie McKenzie (Anthem, AZ)
Girls 12 Singles SILVER - Lauren Fulgenzi (Las Vegas, NM)
Girls 10 Orange Ball Singles – Hailey Stelse (Phoenix)
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.
A new sponsor has come on this year to help us with our Southwest Junior Closed, 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.