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USTA Southwest Junior Closed

June 8, 2010 10:20 PM

USTA Southwest Junior Closed
Albuquerque , N.M. – Various sites
June 12-15, 2010

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The best juniors in Arizona , New Mexico and El Paso, Texas will be playing June 12-15 in Albuquerque, N.M., at USTA 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 25 separate divisions in singles and doubles (GOLD - Boys and Girls 10s, Boys and Girls 12s, Boys and Girls 14s, Boys and Girls 16s, Boys and Girls 18s singles and doubles. SILVER Boys 12s, 16s and 18's singles and SILVER Girls 16s singles).

The Junior Closed is a Level 3 national event, on par with some of the country's elite national events like the Copper Bowl and various others, and is the Section's highest point producer for ranking purposes. It is open only to residents of USTA Southwest.

With just under 300 players, the event is also one of the largest junior events held in the Southwest, and will use four separate playing sites to field the draws – Jerry Cline Tennis Center, Albuquerque Academy, Tanoan Country Club and Tennis Club of Albuquerque .

Winners in the 12s and 14s age groups will also advance on to the
Nike Junior Tour USA National Masters , held in late September at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.


A Player Party will be held at Jerry Cline Tennis Center on Saturday, June 12 at 6 p.m. There will be an $8 charge for dinner for parents, siblings and coaches. There will be karaoke/DJ, a rock climbing wall, raffles and prizes.


The host hotel is the Albuquerque Marriott located at 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

The hotel has given the USTA a discounted room rate of $89/night. Call (505) 881-6800 for more information or click HERE to register. Please use Code ‘USTA June 2010’ when registering for rooms.

Top seeds at the 2010 USTA Southwest Closed:  

Boys 18 Singles – Billy Pecor (Scottsdale, AZ)
Boys 16 Singles GOLD – Nicolas Montoya (Scottsdale, AZ)
Boys 16 Singles SILVER – Andre Martinez (El Paso, Tx)
Boys 14 Singles – Augustus Ge (Phoenix)
Boys 12 Singles GOLD – Nathan Ponwith (Scottsdale, AZ)
Boys 12 Singles SILVER – Jack Apodaca (Albuquerque, NM)
Boys 10 Singles – Maximo Lawlor (Goodyear, AZ)

Girls 18 Singles – Haley Driver (Scottsdale, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles GOLD– Lauren Amos (Tuscon, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles SILVER – Victoria Ryherd (El Paso,TX)
Girls 14 Singles GOLD – Madison Clarke (Phoenix)
Girls 12 Singles – Delaney Nothaft (Tempe, AZ)
Girls 10 Singles – Shaila Alda (Phoenix)

2009 USTA Southwest Junior Closed Winners
Boys 18 Singles - Andy Nguyen (Phoenix)
Boys 16 Singles - Nicolas Montoya (Scottsdale)
Boys 14 Singles - Robert Seby  (Oro Valley, AZ)
Boys 12 Singles - Emanuel Llamas  (El Paso, Texas)
Boys 10 Singles - Roman Shenkiryk  (Phoenix)

Boys 18 Doubles - Andy Nguyen/Garret Dunn 
Boys 16 Doubles - Augustus Ge/Jacob Hedderig 
Boys 14 Doubles - Seby/Jared Aldor 
Boys 12 Doubles - Nathan Ponwith/Warren Fulgenzi 
Boys 10 Doubles - Austin Azar/Brandon Stringfellow














Girls 18 Singles - Kelsey Lawson (Tempe, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles - Zaina Sufi (Tucson, AZ)
Girls 14 Singles - Hailey Rochin (Tucson, AZ)
Girls 12 Singles - Alexandra Letzt  (Scottsdale)
Girls 10 Singles - Whitney Goett (Paradise Valley, AZ)

Girls 18 Doubles - Emily Harris/Erica Medlin 
Girls 16 Doubles - Courtney Amos/Zaina Sufi 
Girls 14 Doubles - Aleeza Kanner/Hailey Rochin 
Girls 12 Doubles - Paris Corley/Brooke Goett 
Girls 10 Doubles - Shailla Alda/Whitney Goett 

Boys 14 Singles - Amadeo Lopez (Las Vegas, N.M.)
Boys 16 Singles - Luis Salazar (El Paso, Texas)
Boys 18 Singles - Agustin Garcia (El Paso, Texas)

Girls 14 Singles - Paloma Gomez (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Girls 16 Singles - Tori Merrion (
Farmington, N.M.)