USTA Girls' 16s & 18s Nationals
Girls 16s: Saturday, August 1 - Saturday, August 8.
Registration - Friday, July 31
Girls 18s: Sunday, August 2 - Sunday, August 9.
Registration - Saturday, August 1
Entries open on Thursday, May 21.
In 2015, the USTA National Championships will have a 192 draw. There will be no qualifying tournament.
Check back for details of selection.
Main Site: George E. Barnes Family Jr. Tennis Center
4490 W. Point Loma Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92107
Secondary Sites: San Diego State University Varsity Courts
University of San Diego
Katrina Adams, USTA President, will be the speaker during the opening ceremonies.
Chanda Rubin will be the speaker at the Final 8 dinner. She is the winner of 17 WTA titles (seven singles and 10 doubles).
Hotel information for 2015 is now available.
The 2014 Champions:
- Girls 16s singles: Kylie McKenzie (l)
- Girls 16s doubles:
Adriana Reami/Taylor Russo
- Girls 18s singles: CiCi Bellis (r)
- Girls 18s doubles:
Louise Chirico/Katerina Stewart
Congratulations to CiCi Bellis who became the youngest person to win a US Open match in eighteen years in a first round upset of the #12 seed Dominika Cibulkova.
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Tournament History and Information:
The USTA Girls’ 16s Nationals has been directed by Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) since 1990. This year will be the 26th anniversary of this event in San Diego, and 2015 marks the sixth year of the combined G16s – G18s event at the Barnes Tennis Center. As the largest and most important junior girls’ tennis event in the United States, the USTA National Championships field consists of two draws selected from the top players who enter the event. The participants represent every USTA Member Section and almost every state in the USA.
Road to the US Open:
The Champions of both events receive Wild Card entries into the US Open in New York.
Youth Tennis San Diego:
- Girls' 16s Champion receives an entry into the US Open Junior Main Draw.
- Girls' 18s Champion receives an entry into the Women's Main Draw. The Champion also receives a Wild Card into the US Open Junior draw (provided they are age eligible to compete).
- Girls' 18s Finalist receives an entry into the US Open Qualifying Draw.
- Girls' 18s Doubles Champions receive entry into both the US Open Women's Main Draw and the US Open Junior Doubles Draw (provided they are ITF Jr. age eligible).
The USTA Girls’ Nationals is the most prestigious of over 40 tournament events held at the Barnes Tennis Center each year. The Center is owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has been in existence since 1952. The YTSD Mission is: "To promote the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through organized tennis and educational activities. Our community programs encourage youth participation, personal integrity, leadership, and competitive spirit in a friendly environment that builds responsible citizens.” If you would like more information on sponsoring this event or volunteering, please contact the Barnes Tennis Center at 619-221-9000619-221-9000.
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2014 photos by J. Fred Sidhu and Nancy Kutner.