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USTA Girls' 16s & 18s Nationals
Presented by 
adidas

Girls 16s: Saturday, August 2 - Friday, August 8. 
Girls 18s:  Sunday, August 3 - Saturday, August 9. 
 
 Main Site: George E. Barnes Family Jr. Tennis Center  
4490 W. Point Loma Blvd.                             
San Diego, CA 92107
619-221-9000619-221-9000 
 
Secondary Site: San Diego State University Varsity Courts      
 
Official Tournament Hotel: Sheraton Mission Valley

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. 


Download the 2014 group photo:

adidas presented sneakers to all players. On Sunday and Monday, they picked them up.


For the first time in 19 years, rain forced the suspension of matches Saturday afternoon. But, the opening ceremonies went on as scheduled.


The Final 8 dinner for quarter-finalists was held Wednesday night at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. The guest speaker was Robin White. She talked about gratitude and saying thank you. 


adidas Player of the Day:
  Day 1 - Usue Arconada
  Day 2 - Christina Rosca
  Day 3 - Lexi Milunovich
  Day 4 - Catherine Bellis, Alexis Nelson,
                Katherine Fahey and Jacqueline Urbinati
  Day 5 - Ryan Peus
  Day 6 - Ingrid Neel
 

Results:
  Saturday, August 2nd
  Sunday, August 3rd
  Monday, August 4th
  Tuesday, August 5th
  Wednesday, August 6th
  Thursday, August 7th
   Friday, August 8th
   Saturday, August 9th
 
Media releases:
   Thursday, July 31st
   Friday, August 1st
   Saturday, August 2nd
   Sunday, August 3rd
   Monday, August 4th
   Tuesday, August 5th
   Wednesday, August 6th
   Thursday, August 7th
   Friday, August 8th
   Saturday, August 9th


Read about the  
major changes for 2014:  These include changes to draws and qualifying rounds and college coaches recruiting. We are also pleased to announce that adidas will be the Presenting Sponsor.

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on your mobile phone or tablet. 

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Some comments from players about last year's tournament:

"This is my favorite tournament of the year because it is done so well and offers the players so much on and off the court!"
"Such an amazing experience each time!"
"The attention to detail and friendly approach make this a fabulous event!"
"Party for quarterfinalists is a real treat for the players."

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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 25th anniversary of this event in San Diego, and 2014 marks the fifth 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.
  • 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).   
Youth Tennis San Diego:
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.

News about the USTA Girls' 16s &18s can also be found on Facebook & Twitter!  

2014 photos by J. Fred Sidhu and Nancy Kutner.

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