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2013 Southwest Junior Closed

May 7, 2013 08:24 PM

 USTA Southwest Junior Closed (L3)

Albuquerque, NM. – Various sites
June 8-11, 2013 

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MaximoThe top juniors in the Southwest territories of Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas will make their way to Albuquerque 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 point tournament, 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 more than 300 players in Albuquerque expected to play, the event also possesses one of the largest junior fields in the Southwest. As such, the city of Albuquerque will be a hot-spot for tennis these four days, and will use multiple playing sites to field the numerous draws, including

A Player Party will be held at Jerry Cline Tennis Center on Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. There will be an $8 charge for dinner for parents, siblings and coaches.

The host site is the Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque

Sheraton Uptown Albuquerque - $89.00 rate, subject to availability.
Address: 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE. Albuquerque, NM 87110

Notes: Minutes from Jerry Cline Tennis Center and close to all tournament sites

To make a reservation, Call 1-800-325-3535
- Ask for "USTA Southwest Section Rate" or click for
 more info




Special thanks to racquet/string manufacturer Solinco Sports for being a sponsor of the 2013 USTA Southwest Junior Closed.

Solinco sponsored the event last year and provided us with string packages for all divisions 12s-18s for reaching the quarterfinals as well as accessories and a couple of racquets for our Player Party...and they will be doing so again this year. 

The company was the official string of the 2013 NCAA Championships.  


Champions from the 2012 USTA Southwest Closed:   

Boys 18 Singles – Jason Jaruvang (Phoenix)
Boys 18 Silver - Pierre Pfarr (El Paso, TX)
Boys 16 Singles GOLD – Nathan Ponwith (Scottsdale, AZ)
Boys 16 Singles SILVER – Gustavo Cardenas (El Paso, TX)
Boys 14 Singles – Nathan Niemiec (Paradise Valley, AZ)
Boys 14 Singles SILVER - Jarod Hing (Phoenix, AZ)
Boys 12 Singles GOLD – Sebastian Herrera (El Paso, TX)
Boys 12 Singles SILVER - Evan Ferguson (El Paso, TX)
Boys 12 Singles Green Ball – Abraham Yohannes (Albuquerque, NM)
Boys 10 Singles – Cole Stelse (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

Girls 18 Singles – Stephanie Vlad (Scottsdale, AZ)
Girls 18 Singles SILVER - Stephanie Maroney (Scottsdale, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles GOLD– Maddie Pothoff (Tuscon, AZ)
Girls 16 Singles SILVER – Noelle Karp (Tucson)
Girls 14 Singles GOLD – Delaney Nothaft (Tempe, AZ)
Girls 14 Singles SILVER - Jordan Craft (Scottsdale, AZ)
Girls 12 Singles – Elizabeth Isayev (Scottsdale, AZ)
Girls 12 Singles SILVER - Chloe Gavino (Tucson, AZ)
Girls 10 Orange Ball Singles – Abigail Gorden (El Paso, TX)