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USTA Girls' 16s & 18s Nationals
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2015 Information
Girls 16s: Saturday, August 1 
- Saturday, August 8. 

Girls 18s:  Sunday, August 2 - Sunday, August 9. 

In 2015, the USTA National Championships has a 192 draw.
Main Site:  George E. Barnes Family Jr. Tennis Center  
4490 W. Point Loma Blvd. San Diego, CA 92107 619-221-9000  

Secondary Sites:    San Diego State University Varsity Courts  
University of San Diego



USTA Tennislink - Results

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18s Singles Champion: Sofia Kenin (photo - top center)
18s Singles Finalist: Tornado Ali Black (photo - top right)

16s Singles Champion: Abigail Desiatnikov
16s Singles Finalist: Whitney Osuigwe

18s Doubles Champions: Tornado Black and Ingrid Neel
18s Doubles Finalists: Jessie Aney and Ena Shibahara

16s Doubles Champions: Natasha Subhash and Ann Li
16s Doubles Finalists: Anna Brylin and Clarissa Hand 

Subhash, Li, Brylin, Hand

Maureen Connolly Brinker Award: Sofia Kenin
USTA Sportsmanship Award:
   16s: Natasha Subhash
   18s: Jessica Failla
Chairman's Award:
   16s: Whitney Osuigwe
   18s: Raveena Kingsley
Molden Memorial Sportsmanship Award: Jessie Marie Muljat
Abigail Desiatnikov was named the adidas Player of the Day,
           Saturday, August 8th.
Ena Shibahara and Jessie Aney were named adidas Players of the Day,
           Friday, August 7th. 
Marlee Zein and Hannah Zhao were named adidas Players of the Day,
           Thursday, August 6. 
Brienne Minor was named the adidas Player of the Day, Wednesday, August 5.
Elaine Vernoff was named the adidas Player of the Day, Tuesday, August 4.
Madison Tattini
was named the adidas Player of the Day, Monday, August 3.
Catherine Cable was named the adidas Player of the Day, Sunday, August 2. 

USTA Tournament Wrap-up
Summary - Sunday, August 9. 2015
Summary - Saturday, August 8, 2015
Summary - Friday, August 7, 2015
Summary - Thursday, August 6, 2015
Summary - Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Summary - Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Summary - Monday, August 3, 2015
Summary - Sunday, August 2, 2015
Summary - Saturday, August 1, 2015

USTA.COM article - July 31, 2015
Press release - July 30, 2015
Press release - July 22, 2015
Press release - June 27, 2015
Press release - July 14, 2015

Katrina Adams, USTA President, was the speaker during the opening ceremonies. The group photo was taken. Download it now.

Chanda Rubin was the speaker at the Final 8 Dinner at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club on Thursday night. She is the winner of 17 WTA titles (seven singles and 10 doubles). It was an enjoyable evening on the beach. 

Hotel Update (July 23, 2015): The room blocks at the host hotels are either full or closed. To assist players, there is a custom booking link for on-line reservations, as well as assistance at the call center. Players may call 800.368.0266 to speak with an agent or follow the booking link (must enter arrival and departure dates to see available hotels). 

The Direct Acceptance List (Selection Process) is new in 2015. 

The College Coaches' Forum was held on Saturday, August 1. 


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Tournament History and Information: 

The USTA Girls’ 16s Nationals has been directed by Youth Tennis San Diego (YTSD) since 1990.  This year will be the 26th anniversary of this event in San Diego, and 2015 marks the sixth year of the combined G16s – G18s event at the Barnes Tennis Center. As the largest and most important junior girls’ tennis event in the United States, the USTA National Championships field consists of two draws selected from the top players who enter the event.  The participants represent every USTA Member Section and almost every state in the USA.

Road to the US Open: 
The Champions of both events receive Wild Card* entries into the US Open in New York.
  • Girls' 16s Champion receives an entry into the US Open Junior Main Draw.  
  • Girls' 18s Champion receives an entry into the Women's Main Draw. The Champion also receives a Wild Card* into the US Open Junior draw (provided they are age eligible to compete).  
  • Girls' 18s Finalist receives an entry into the US Open Qualifying Draw. 
  • Girls' 18s Doubles Champions receive entry into both the US Open Women's Main Draw and the US Open Junior Doubles Draw (provided they are ITF Jr. age eligible).  

*Only those players who have not expressed an interest to compete for another country or have not represented another country in ITF team competition are eligible to receive the wild cards listed above. Players must have made every effort to become eligible to compete for the USA.

    Youth Tennis San Diego:
    The USTA Girls’ Nationals is the most prestigious of over 40 tournament events held at the Barnes Tennis Center each year.  The Center is owned and operated by Youth Tennis San Diego, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that has been in existence since 1952.  The YTSD Mission is:  "To promote the educational, physical, and social development of all youth through organized tennis and educational activities.  Our community programs encourage youth participation, personal integrity, leadership, and competitive spirit in a friendly environment that builds responsible citizens.” If you would like more information on sponsoring this event or volunteering, please contact the Barnes Tennis Center at619-221-9000.

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    Photos by J. Fred Sidhu and Nancy Kutner

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