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Tour Championship invitations are out

The Road to THE TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP 2023



The tour's first college-style team USTA event rounded out the yearlong season and provided a few players with the opportunity to qualify for next week's Tour Championship. The 10U players were placed into teams of two or four and duked it out for team supremacy.


At the Green level, Team 1, composed of Steven Huang, Thomas Huang, Justin Huang and Akirele Akiwumi went undefeated at 3-0 and took the championship. Team 3 came the closest with a 23-12 loss to the winners, and they closed out the silver medal in a tight 16-13 win agains Team 2.


In the opposite draw, Team 6 won over Team 5 in the match that decided the eventual title, 19-12. The champions included Penelope Huh, Jack Kivov, Shannon Bu, and Kamsiyonna Udejiofor. For the latter two, the points meant that they would be vaulted into the 10U Girls Tour Championship, with Udejiofor doing so in just her first tour event.


Each player competed at singles and doubles against each other team, with each match counting for one point in the overall total.


Five teams went at it in the Orange tournament in a single round robin group, with only two players per team. Ayaan Ghosh and Anika Ahuja teamed to take down Team 3 by a scoreline of 7-4 in the most dramatic match of the day.


That means that the Tour Championship tickets have been punched. Here are the current rankings. The top six boys are marked with *, the top six girls with ^. 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

8/27 USTA Team College Format 10U Green: Penelope Huh, Jack Kivov, Shannon Bu, and Kamsiyonna Udejiofor

8/27 USTA Team College Format 10U Green: Steven Huang, Thomas Huang, Justin Huang and Akirele Akiwumi

8/27 USTA Team College Format 10U Orange: Ayaan Ghosh and Anika Ahuja


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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