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The initial UTR-grouped tourneys

The Road to THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP 2023

10/15 UTR 18U

10/16 UTR 14U


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Twenty players vied for, for the first time, two UTR 14U championships in one weekend. The day before, eight players competed in two separate UTR groups for the 18U titles as well. It was the first time players were put into groups based on UTR.


The change didn't affect the overall finish: No change from last week. Benjamin Kaufman took maximum points with his spirited performance on Saturday morning for his second tour victory in a row, topping Group A without losing a set.


The Group A Final at the 14U on Sunday did not fail to entertain, either. Braden Walter went the distance and took a 10-7 match tiebreak from Abhinav Kandregula to earn his first Sweet Spotter Series title.


Meanwhile, Yasmin Farahi defeated Nate Nilubol in commanding fashion in the Group B Final for 14U.


Perhaps the most interesting occurrence over the weekend was the decisive factor in the 18U Group B. Usually set and game difference decide the group winner when players are tied on wins.


But with AJ Mangin winning a match due to default, the typical fair comparisons could not be made. Instead, the next criterion on the list is the head-to-head matchup, which Kiran Mathura won in a second-set tiebreak to take the Group B title.


The higher-seeded groups offered the usual, main prize of 80 points, but gains would be realized for the second group as well, with the champion taking 30-50 points in a much larger haul than customary for the lower-ranked players.


"Given the time constraints especially in the evening as winter approaches, we didn't want players to wait to play matches against other similar players," Series director of competition Michael Augsberger said. "It's also a response to those who really want the Verified UTR scores. In order to get it all in, we need to play fewer matches, and grouping the players this way allows for it."


The full tables now look like this.


Each weekend until Thanksgiving, 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 Sweet Spotter Series Rankings, a 52-week points system based on the pro tours, as well as recaps of all the action and photos.


2022 Fall Series Schedule


September

9/17 USTA 10U and 12U - View the recap

9/18 14U UTR - View the recap

9/24 18U UTR - Sign up now!

9/25 12U UTR - Sign up now!


October

10/1 USTA 10U Orange, 12U

10/2 14U UTR

10/8 10U UTR

10/9 16U UTR

10/15 18U UTR

10/16 14U UTR

10/22 USTA 10U Green, 12U

10/23 16U UTR

10/29 10U UTR

10/30 14U UTR


November

11/5 USTA 10U Green, 12U

11/6 12U UTR

11/12 USTA 10U Orange, 12U

11/13 14U UTR

11/19 18U UTR

11/20 10U UTR


2022 Summer Series Schedule


April

April 17 - USTA Junior Circuit - Coed 10U Orange Ball - View the stats

April 23 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 18 Singles - View the stats

April 30 - USTA Junior Circuit - Coed 10U Orange Ball - View the stats


May

May 1 - UTR Tournament 16U - View the stats

May 7 - UTR Tournament 14U - View the stats

May 8 - UTR Tournament 10U - View the stats

May 14 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 12 Singles - View the stats

May 15 - UTR Tournament 16U - View the stats

May 21 - USTA Boys' and Girls' 12 Singles Green Junior Circuit - View the stats

May 22 - UTR Tournament 18U - View the stats

May 28 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 14 Singles - View the stats

May 28 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 18 Singles - View the stats

May 29 - UTR Tournament 10U - View the stats


June

June 4 - UTR Tournament 16U - View the recap

June 5 - UTR Tournament 12U - View the recap

June 12 - UTR Tournament 14U - Sign up now!

June 18-19 - USTA L6 Boys' and Girls' 14 Singles - Sign up now!

June 18-19 - USTA L6 Boys' and Girls' 18 Singles - Sign up now!

June 19 - USTA Junior Circuit 12U Green - Sign up now!

June 25 - UTR Tournament 10U - Sign up now!

June 19 - USTA Junior Circuit 12U Green - View the recap

June 25 - UTR Tournament 10U - View the recap

June 26 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 12 Singles - View the recap


July

July 9 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 12 Singles - View the recap

July 9 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls' 16 Singles - View the recap

July 10 - UTR Tournament 14U - View the recap

July 16 - UTR Tournament 10U - View the recap

July 17 - UTR Tournament 14U - View the recap

July 23 - UTR Tournament 18U - View the recap

July 24 - UTR Tournament 10U - View the recap

July 30-31 - USTA L4 Team Event 14U - View the recap


August

August 7 - USTA Junior Circuit 12U - View the recap

August 13 - UTR Tournament 18U - View the recap

August 14 - UTR Tournament 12U - View the recap

August 20-21 - USTA L6 Boys' and Girls' 16 Singles - View the recap

August 27 - UTR Tournament 10U - Sign up now!

August 28 - USTA L7 Boys' and Girls 16 Singles - Registration closed


September

September 10-11 - THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP - Sign up, Top 6 automatically qualify


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