Donaldson, 16, has been playing Futures and other professional events the last two months and has won a total of four matches in Futures and one in ATP qualifying. Farren, who was the top seed in the Kalamazoo 16s two years ago, has played only Futures tournament this year, and his ATP ranking is inside the Top 1000. Goldhoff, who played only the Easter Bowl this year in junior competition, has been playing Futures this summer. Lipman has had back trouble throughout his junior career, and has played very little this year. Monaghan has completed his freshman year at Notre Dame, where he played mostly at the No. 2 position, going 26-9 overall.
Alex Rybakov would have received entry in the 18s with his ranking, but may have decided to request a wild card into the 16s. The winner of the 16s gets a US Open Junior Championships main draw wild card.