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Mills rolls into Tour Championship weekend

The Road to THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP 2023




Carter Mills had already qualified for the 14U Tour Championship next weekend, but it never hurts to prepare in style. Much like the pros at New Haven, he tweaked his game in the last week leading up to the major and came away with another title.


More important may be confidence and hot play heading into the Tour Championship. Mills had to defeat the No. 1 ranked player on tour, Jon Ozenci, to capture the Sweet Spotter Cup championship, 4-2, 4-2.


Shed no tears for Ozenci, however. He has multiple options to compete and with his finals performance regained the No. 1 position in the 16U rankings over Solomon Ravitz, who he had trailed by eleven points before the Sweet Spotter Cup. He'd already held No. 1 in 14U and 18U and now is consolidating his holdings.


Zander Abramson emerged the victor after coming back from a set down to capture a tight tiebreak against Zachary Mills 1-4, 4-1, 10-8. That coupled with his default win to make Abramson 2-0 and the champion. But Kidd was able to oust Mills for second place, 4-2, 4-1. It would have been chaos had the last tiebreak points gone Mills' way.


One interesting note from the weekend---Zachary Mills, a Junior Circuit tournament champion in the past, may have endured a heart-wrenching loss. But the five points he earned in competing at the 12U level means he debuts on that tour at 22nd.


Not only that, but he improved enough in the 10U rankings to earn an invitation as an alternate to the Tour Championship, which he has converted.


Tour Championship tickets have been punched. Players are listed where they have qualified, but some changes in age division will be made for those who have aged out of their group, as well as next-qualified players added in place of those with injuries.



18U Boys

Michael Fleming

Benjamin Kaufman

Jonah Treitler

Aryan Dhiman

AJ Mangin

Tanish Rayan

18U Girls

Honor Sax

Daniela Corona Shturman

Atlee Hilliard

Adelaide Houston

Mia Payson

Ariana Sartip

16U Boys

Solomon Ravitz

Alvaro Orlove

Diego Levi

Spencer Weiss

Anton Grib

Jack Jaffee

16U Girls

Taylor Shen

Caroline Peterson

Zahra Doriwala

Paisley Fromer

Riece Grimes-Thomas

Sofia Gerhardt

14U Boys

Jon Ozenci

Ilan Faraci

Braden Walter

David Gong

Carter Mills

William van Horne

14U Girls

Serena Provinse

Daphne Dunlap

Zoe Taylor

Cornelia Touw

Lily Venzke

Annie Lippard


12U Boys

Kiran Mathura

Archer Pollak

Deniz Ozenci

Sajan Chandela

Arnav Nadikatla

Rohan Bhagat


12U Girls

Shritha Adapala

Julia Urbanowska

Likitha Gaddipati

Stella Dybczakova

Sandhya Lakshmanan

Elizabeth Agbomson

10U Boys

Shiloh Auzoux

Finn Jackson

Abir Kedar

Devin Leung

Pierson Holahan

Nicolas Kidd


10U Girls

Siena Auzoux

Lara Dabney

Shannon Bu

Petrina Bailey

Kamsiyonna Udejiofor

Isabelle Savvas


Remember the newly added feature to the rankings: the Plus / Minus, which will tell you how far up or down the player has moved within the last week.


Champions

9/2 UTR 12U: Zander Abramson

9/3 UTR 15U: Carter Mills


The full tables now look like this.


Each weekend this spring and summer, Tennis Central is bringing you USTA and UTR tournaments at Holton-Arms School. Earn points for advancing through each round, just like on the pro tours, and qualify for the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at season's end.


Bigger events offer more points, with the TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP offering the most, as well as prizes.


Check here for updates each week to the Tennis Central Tour Rankings, a 52-week points system based on the pro tours, as well as recaps of all the action and photos.


2023 Tour Schedule


March


April

Apr 30: 10U Green Dot UTR - Anguilla Service Trips Open - rescheduled for June 3


May


June


July


August


September

Sept 9-10: THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP - all age levels 10U-18U

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