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U.S. Open National Playoffs: April 18-August 1, 2010

smucav
01-26-2010, 05:24 PM
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US Open National Playoffs to provide opportunity for all players to compete in 2010 US Open
1/26/2010 11:04:44 AM

The USTA announced the launch of the US Open National Playoffs, which will expand the footprint of the US Open and provide the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a wild card into the 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournament. The US Open National Playoffs begins with 16 sectional qualifying tournaments held throughout the country from April through June. The men’s and women’s champions from each of the sectional qualifying tournaments advance to the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Championships, which will be held in conjunction with Olympus US Open Series tournaments this summer.

“The US Open National Playoffs makes the US Open ‘open,’ where one woman and one man will earn a wild card into the US Open Qualifying Tournament and a chance to advance to the main draw,” said Lucy Garvin, Chairman of the Board and President, USTA. “The fact that the US Open National Playoffs are supported by qualifying tournaments run by our sections makes this event even more unique, extending the reach of the US Open across the country.”

With the goal of connecting more people to the US Open and expanding the tournament’s reach to communities throughout the United States, players will compete in sectional qualifying tournaments hosted by 16 of the 17 USTA Sections nationwide.

The entry fee for each of the sectional qualifying tournaments is $125. All players competing must have a current USTA membership valid through August 30, 2010. Competitors can enter any of the 16 sectional qualifying tournaments, but they can only enter and compete in one sectional qualifying tournament. Each sectional qualifying tournament is limited to 256 players, and players will not be seeded by any means. Participants can be of any playing level, from aspiring novice to seasoned professional, giving everyone an equal opportunity to advance.

“While professionals are eligible to play, we expect the draws to be filled with top junior players, collegians, teaching professionals and even recreational players who will now have a chance to play themselves into the US Open for the first time,” said Jim Curley, Chief Professional Tournaments Officer & US Open Tournament Director.

Skier Bode Miller, a two-time overall World Cup champion, two-time Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion, will compete in one of the sectional qualifying tournaments.

“Tennis has always been a part of my life,” said Miller, who won the 1996 Maine state singles title for Carrabassett Valley Academy and whose family owns the Tamarack Tennis Camp in Easton, N.H., which was founded by his grandparents. “The US Open National Playoffs is a great concept, and I look forward to playing in one of the sectional qualifying tournaments this spring. It will give me an outlet to focus my competitiveness after the Olympics and World Cup season.”

Entry information and a schedule of US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournaments are available online at www.usopen.org. Registration begins February 1.

The US Open Qualifying Tournament will be held August 24-27 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

U.S. Open National Playoffs Information:
http://www.usopen.org/USOpen/Global/News/National_Open_Playoffs/2010/Additional_Information.aspx

Schedule:
http://www.usopen.org/sitecore/content/USOpen/Global/News/National_Open_Playoffs/2010/~/media/82425F2BD108490C81A420B2BBA09680.ashx

smucav
03-17-2010, 11:43 PM
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Atlanta and Stanford to host US Open National Playoffs men's and women's championship
3/10/2010 7:00:02 AM

The inaugural US Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Championships will be played at the first men’s and women’s tournaments of the 2010 Olympus US Open Series. The Atlanta Athletic Club will host the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championship, July 22-25, during the Atlanta Tennis Championships and the Taube Family Tennis Stadium at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif., will host the US Open National Playoffs – Women’s Championship, July 29-August 1, during the Bank of the West Classic.

In January, the USTA announced the launch of the US Open National Playoffs, which will expand the footprint of the US Open and provide the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a wild card into the 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournament. The US Open National Playoffs begins with 16 men’s and women’s sectional qualifying tournaments held throughout the country from April through June. The men’s and women’s champions from each of the sectional qualifying tournaments advance to the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Championships, in Atlanta and Stanford, Calif.

Entry information and a schedule of US Open National Playoffs Sectional Qualifying Tournaments are available online at www.usopen.org. On-line registration for 12 of the 16 men’s and women’s sectional qualifying tournaments are currently open.

“We are thrilled to hold the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Championships in conjunction with the start of the 2010 Olympus US Open Series,” said Jim Curley, Chief Professional Tournaments Officer & US Open Tournament Director. “We now have six months of tennis under the US Open umbrella. From April through June, weekend warriors, top amateurs and aspiring pros can compete in the US Open National Playoffs, which now culminates in July when the world’s top professional players come to North America for the summer hard court season in preparation for the US Open.”

Participants can be of any playing level, from aspiring novice to seasoned professional. Skier Bode Miller will compete at one of the sectional qualifying tournaments. Miller, the 1998 Maine state singles champion for Carrabassett Valley Academy whose family owns the Tamarack Tennis Camp in Easton, N.H., is coming off of the best Olympic results of his career, winning gold, silver, and bronze medals at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

The entry fee for each of the sectional qualifying tournaments is $125. All players competing must have a current USTA membership valid through August 30, 2010. Competitors can enter any of the 16 sectional qualifying tournaments, but they can only enter and compete in one sectional qualifying tournament. Each sectional qualifying tournament is limited to 256 players, and the sectional draws will not be seeded, giving everyone an equal opportunity to advance to the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s and Women’s Championships.

The US Open Qualifying Tournament will be held August 24-27 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.

Schedule:
http://www.usopen.org/USOpen/Home/National_Playoffs/Schedule.aspx

FaceyFacem
04-19-2010, 03:00 PM
I played and got destroyed in the 1st round of the New York sectional. The level of players was mixed. There were people who were barely 3.0/3.5 USTA and there were people who were easily 5.5 or higher. It was a fun experience! anyone else play or going to play?

Tomek.
06-08-2010, 11:51 PM
so no Bode :sad:

croat123
06-24-2010, 12:01 AM
lots of pro/college women. only recognize mamiit on the men's list

smucav
06-27-2010, 03:35 PM
Eastern Sectional Qualifying Tournament: April 18-24, 2010

Men's Champion (256 draw):
Nikita Kryvonos, Flushing, NY

Women's Champion (64 draw):
Katerina Sevcikova, Yonkers, NY

Missouri Valley Sectional Qualifying Tournament: May 15-19, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Dante A. Cipulli, Heart of America

Women's Champion (16 draw):
Megan M. Falcon, Louisiana

Southern California Sectional Qualifying Tournament: May 17-21, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Cecil V. Mamiit, S Pasadena, CA

Women's Champion (64 draw):
Kaitlyn Christian, Orange, CA

Mid-Atlantic Sectional Qualifying Tournament: May 17-22, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Thibaut Charron, Virginia

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Eleanor Peters, Washington D.C.

Northern California Sectional Qualifying Tournament: May 17-23, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Chris M. Wettengel, Bentonville, AR

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Romana Tedjakusuma, Tracy, CA

New England Sectional Qualifying Tournament: May 19-23, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Nolan C. Paige, Fairfield, CT

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Rachel Kahan, Unionville, CT

Florida Sectional Qualifying Tournament: May 29-June 4, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Olivier Sajous, Plantation, FL

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Jan Abaza, Deerfield Beach, FL

Southwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 1-6, 2010

Men's Champion (32 draw):
Blake Strode, Saint Charles, MO

Women's Champion (16 draw):
Brittany Augustine, Carson, CA

Hawaii Pacific Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 2-6, 2010

Men's Champion (16 draw):
Ikaika Jobe, Oahu

Women's Champion (16 draw):
Maureen G. Diaz, Southern California

Midwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 5-13, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Eric C. Quigley, Pewee Valley, KY

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Evangeline A. Repic, Oakville, ON

Middle States Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 11-17, 2010

Men's Champion (128 draw):
Punch Maleka, King Of Prussia, PA

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Alexandra K. Mueller, Abington, PA

Southern Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 12-16, 2010

Men's Champion (128 draw):
Eduardo M. Pavia, San Juan, PR

Women's Champion (32 draw):
Samantha Powers, Rome, GA

Northern Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 14-20, 2010

Men's Champion (32 draw):
Tony Larson, Fridley, MN

Women's Champion (16 draw):
Courtney B. Dolehide, Hinsdale, IL

Intermountain Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 16-20, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Phillip Eilers, Salt Lake City, UT

Women's Champion (16 draw):
Jessica L. Pegula, Boca Raton, FL

Pacific Northwest Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 18-20, 2010

Men's Champion (64 draw):
Angelo Niculescu, Lake Oswego, OR

Women's Champion (16 draw):
Belinda Niu, Portland, OR

Texas Sectional Qualifying Tournament: June 21-26, 2010

Men's Champion (128 draw):
Colin L. Hoover, Arlington, TX

Women's Champion (64 draw):
Alina Jidkova, Boca Raton, FL

smucav
06-27-2010, 03:44 PM
so no Bode :sad:

Bode lost in R16 of the Hawaii Pacific tournament:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_bcF8lw1HI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VEYLPYhc94

smucav
06-29-2010, 03:29 AM
http://www.usopen.org/USOpen/Global/News/National_Open_Playoffs/2010/Mens_Championship.aspx
US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championships
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 8:45 PM ET

The winner of each men’s Sectional Qualifying Tournament will advance to the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championship, where a maximum of 16 players will compete in a single-elimination draw played to the best-of-three tiebreak seats. The top four players will be seeded using their international professional computer rankings (if any). If less than four players with international professional computer rankings are competing, then only those ranked will be seeded. The winner will receive the ultimate prize – a singles wild card entry to compete in the 2010 US Open Qualifying Tournament!

The Atlanta Athletic Club in Atlanta, GA will host the US Open National Playoffs – Men’s Championship, July 22-25, during the Atlanta Tennis Championships.

Good luck!

http://www.usopenseries.com/us_open_national_playoffs_open_audition/The Seeds: Four players will be seeded, based on the ATP World Tour rankings as of July 12. The seeds are as follows: 1. Blake Strode; 2. Cecil Mamiit; 3. Olivier Sajous; 4. Chris Wettengel.

Entry List (as of July 12, 2010)

1 Cecil V. Mamiit PHI (34) Career-High Rank: 72 (October 1999) University of Southern California
2 Blake Strode USA (23) Career-High Rank: 483 (July 2010) University of Arkansas
3 Olivier Sajous HAI (23) Career-High Rank: 1,095 (July 2010) Florida Atlantic University/University of Texas
4 Eric C. Quigley USA (21) Career-High Rank: 1,276 (July 2010) University of Kentucky
5 Nikita Kryvonos USA (23) Career-High Rank: 389 (February 2007)
6 Chris M. Wettengel USA (28) Career-High Rank: 548 (October 2007) University of Minnesota
7 Punch Maleka RSA (31) Career-High Rank: 619 (March 2000) Stevens Institute of Technology
8 Angelo Niculescu ROU (29) Career-High Rank: 713 (February 2006) University of South Carolina
9 Ikaika Jobe USA (27) Career-High Rank: 787 (November 2007) St. Louis University/Boise State University
10 Dante A. Cipulli ARG (28) Career-High Rank: 1,461 (April 2005) Southwest Baptist University
11 Colin L. Hoover USA (21) NR Texas A&M University
12 Eduardo M. Pavia PUR (21) NR Ball State University
OUT Nolan C. Paige USA (16) NR Hopkins School
14 Phillip Eilers USA (24) NR University of Utah
15 Thibaut Charron FRA (23) NR Virginia Commonwealth University
OUT Tony Larson USA (26) NR St. Cloud State University

Alternates
IN Brandon C. Wai USA (24) NR Yale University (replaces Paige)
IN Keith Whittingham USA (22) NR Mercyhurst College (replaces Larson)

Key:
Player (Age) Career high ATP ranking (date) current or former school(s)

http://www.newengland.usta.com/News/News-and-Events/2010_05/Paige-Kahan-Win-Open/Paige will be unable to play in the Men’s US Open National Playoffs Championship July 22-25 in Atlanta because it falls on the same dates as the USTA National Claycourts.

smucav
07-16-2010, 03:40 PM
T.V. Schedule:
http://www.usopen.org/tennis_channel_to_air_live_2010_us_open_national_p layoffs_mens_womens_finals/

Tennis Channel
http://www.tennischannel.com/schedule/index.aspx

Sunday, July 25
5:30-7:30 p.m. ET (live) men's final

Sunday, August 1
7:00-9:00 p.m. ET (live) women's final

straitup
07-18-2010, 02:31 AM
http://www.usopen.org/USOpen/Global/News/National_Open_Playoffs/2010/Mens_Championship.aspx


Entry List (as of July 12, 2010)

1 Cecil V. Mamiit PHI (34) Career-High Rank: 72 (October 1999) University of Southern California
2 Blake Strode USA (23) Career-High Rank: 483 (July 2010) University of Arkansas
3 Olivier Sajous HAI (23) Career-High Rank: 1,095 (July 2010) Florida Atlantic University/University of Texas
4 Eric C. Quigley USA (21) Career-High Rank: 1,276 (July 2010) University of Kentucky
5 Nikita Kryvonos USA (23) Career-High Rank: 389 (February 2007)
6 Chris M. Wettengel USA (28) Career-High Rank: 548 (October 2007) University of Minnesota
7 Punch Maleka RSA (31) Career-High Rank: 619 (March 2000) Stevens Institute of Technology
8 Angelo Niculescu ROU (29) Career-High Rank: 713 (February 2006) University of South Carolina
9 Ikaika Jobe USA (27) Career-High Rank: 787 (November 2007) St. Louis University/Boise State University
10 Dante A. Cipulli ARG (28) Career-High Rank: 1,461 (April 2005) Southwest Baptist University
11 Colin L. Hoover USA (21) NR Texas A&M University
12 Eduardo M. Pavia PUR (21) NR Ball State University
OUT Nolan C. Paige USA (16) NR Hopkins School
14 Phillip Eilers USA (24) NR University of Utah
15 Thibaut Charron FRA (23) NR Virginia Commonwealth University
OUT Tony Larson USA (26) NR St. Cloud State University

Alternates
IN Brandon C. Wai USA (24) NR Yale University (replaces Paige)
IN Keith Whittingham USA (22) NR Mercyhurst College (replaces Larson)

Key:
Player (Age) Career high ATP ranking (date) current or former school(s)

http://www.newengland.usta.com/News/News-and-Events/2010_05/Paige-Kahan-Win-Open/

I'd love to see Punch qualify because that's an awesome name :worship:

Also Phillip :worship: Represent the Utes!

smucav
07-22-2010, 02:33 AM
Men's Draw:

(1) Blake Strode USA v Punch Maleka RSA
Nikita Kryvonos USA v Eduardo M. Pavia USA

(3) Olivier Sajous HAI v Keith R. Whittingham USA
Eric C. Quigley USA v Colin L. Hoover USA

Thibaut Charron FRA v Dante A. Cipulli ARG
Phillip Eilers USA v (4) Chris M. Wettengel USA

Brandon C. Wai USA v Ikaika Jobe USA
Angelo Niculescu ROU v (2) Cecil V. Mamiit PHI

Thursday Order of Play:

Court 1
Not Before 6:30 PM
Brandon WAI (USA) vs Ikaika JOBE (USA)
followed by
Angelo NICULESCU (ROU) vs Cecil MAMIIT (PHI)

COURT 2
Matches Start At: 10:00 am
Blake STRODE (USA) vs Punch MALEKA (RSA)
followed by
Nikita KRYVONOS (USA) vs Eduardo PAVIA (USA)
Not Before 12:00 PM
Olivier SAJOUS (HAI) vs Keith WHITTINGHAM (USA)
followed by
Eric QUIGLEY (USA) vs Colin HOOVER (USA)
Not Before 2:00 PM
Thibaut CHARRON (FRA) vs Dante CIPULLI (ARG)
followed by
Phillip EILERS (USA) vs Chris WETTENGEL (USA)

smucav
07-23-2010, 05:09 AM
First Round
(1) Blake Strode USA d. Punch Maleka RSA 16 63 60
Nikita Kryvonos USA d. Eduardo M. Pavia USA 76(2) 46 62
(3) Olivier Sajous HAI d. Keith R. Whittingham USA 63 61
Colin L. Hoover USA d. Eric C. Quigley USA 63 63
Dante A. Cipulli ARG d. Thibaut Charron FRA 63 61
(4) Chris M. Wettengel USA d. Phillip Eilers USA 64 64
Ikaika Jobe USA d. Brandon C. Wai USA 36 64 60
(2) Cecil V. Mamiit PHI d. Angelo Niculescu ROU 36 62 60

Friday Order of Play:
COURT 1
Matches Start At: 12:00 noon
Blake STRODE (USA) vs Nikita KRYVONOS (USA)
followed by
Olivier SAJOUS (HAI) vs Colin HOOVER (USA)
Not Before 3:30 PM
Dante CIPULLI (ARG) vs Chris WETTENGEL (USA)
Not Before 7:00 PM
ATP doubles match
followed by
Ikaika JOBE (USA) vs Cecil MAMIIT (PHI)

smucav
07-24-2010, 03:31 AM
Quarterfinals
(1) Blake Strode (USA) d. Nikita Kryvonos (USA) 67(5) 64 64
(3) Olivier Sajous (HAI) d. Colin L. Hoover (USA) 62 64
(4) Chris M. Wettengel (USA) d. Dante A. Cipulli (ARG) 76(3) 63
(2) Cecil V. Mamiit (PHI) d. Ikaika Jobe (USA) 60 63

Saturday Order of Play:
COURT 1
Matches Start At: 4:00 pm
Blake STRODE (USA) vs Olivier SAJOUS (HAI)
Not Before 7:00 PM
Chris WETTENGEL (USA) vs Cecil MAMIIT (PHI)

smucav
07-25-2010, 02:55 AM
Semifinals
(1) Blake Strode (USA) d. (3) Olivier Sajous (HAI) 63 60
(2) Cecil V. Mamiit (PHI) d. (4) Chris M. Wettengel (USA) 75 63

Sunday Order of Play:

STADIUM COURT
Not Before 5:30 PM
USONP CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: Blake STRODE (USA) vs Cecil MAMIIT (PHI)

COURT 1
Matches Start At: 2:00 pm
USONP 3RD/4TH PLAYOFF: Olivier SAJOUS (HAI) vs Chris WETTENGEL (USA)

smucav
07-26-2010, 05:45 AM
Third Place Match
(3) Olivier Sajous (HAI) d. (4) Chris M. Wettengel (USA) 6-4 2-0 ret.

Final
(1) Blake Strode (USA) d. (2) Cecil V. Mamiit (PHI) 26 64 76(1)