2015 Tournament Dates: July 31-August 09
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2015-07-31 We've invited professional tennis photographers from YourGameFace to provide Action Posters and Digital Photos for the tournament. They will be shooting by appointment, so SIGN UP EARLY. Their tent is located near the tournament entrance at Stowe Stadium. They will be covering remote sites by appointment. Check out their website --- www.YourGameFace.com for samples of their incredible Action Posters. Follow on Instagram--- @yourgameface
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Riffice & Kirkov Fall on Day 1 of 18 Doubles
2015-07-31 Sunny skies and a light breeze filled the first day of the USTA Boys’ 18 & 16 National Championships on Friday, July 31. The weather proved to be helpful for Alex Diaz (Athens, Ga.) and Zach Jennings (Snellville, Ga.) in the 18s doubles tournament. After a 6-3, 6-2 first round victory over Max Palmer (Houston, Texas) and Eric Wagner (Roslyn Heights, New York), the Georgia couple faced the Gold Ball clay court champions and the runners up in the 2015 Eater Bowl, Sam Riffice (Roseville, Calif.) and Vasil Kirkov (Tampa, Fla.). Diaz and Jennings won the first set over the No. 5 seed 6-2 and took a 5-3 lead in the second set. With Riffice serving, he and Kirkov faced triple match point at 0-40, but battled back to force a deuce. Diaz and Jennings won the next two points, however, to advance to the third round. No seeded players in the 18s played in the first round due to the top 32 players receiving byes. The 2012 16s champion Henrik Wiersholm (Kirland, Wash.) battled back from a first set loss to defeated Alexander Knight (Miami Shores, Fla.) 3-6, 6-2, 6-3. Wiersholm will face No. 8-seeded William Blumberg in the second round tomorrow. Scheduled for tomorrow is the first rounds of 16s singles and doubles as well as the second round of 18s singles. Play begins at 8 a.m. at both Stowe Tennis Stadium and Sorensen Courts.

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New at the Nats - Text a Selfie!
2015-07-14
TEXT a SELFIE to 269-815-8817

This year each player may TEXT a "selfie" prior to the tournament to be used for their Nationals badge.
1) Must be an ACTUAL SIZE Head and Shoulders shot (not a reduced size such as small, medium or large)
2) Photo must be of ONLY THE PLAYER
3) NO HATS, HEADBANDS or HEADGEAR of any kind
4) We will crop photo to a head shot, but the entire photo will be on the website
5) Photo* must be approved by the Jr. Nationals Photo Chairman 


* Tournament Photographer will take your photo during Registration if your selfie is unusable or your are unable to send a selfie


USTA Nats Schedule
2015-04-22 Please be advised that in 2015 we will have two start dates for the Jr. Nationals. The Boys' 18s will begin on Friday, July 31 and end on Sunday, August 9. The Boys' 16s will begin on Saturday, August 1 and also end Sunday, August 9. Online Registration will begin on May 21 and close on July 2.

Noah Rubin heads to U.S. Open
2014-08-10 Noah Rubin (3), Rockville Centre, N.Y., is headed to the U.S. Open after defeating defending champion Collin Altamirano (5), Saratoga, Calif., 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in the best-of-five singles final Sunday afternoon. Rubin, who also won Junior Wimbledon, earned the wild card into the singles main draw with the win. “I think it was pure mental toughness,” Rubin said of his win. “I came out very well in everything. Even though I changed my game plan because I knew it could go five sets, so I knew I couldn’t run down every ball, I’d be exhausted. So I kind of shortened the game and stayed more on top of the baseline and I think that really played in my favor, it kinda took the angles away from him because he’s a great ball mover. I know that.” Said Altamirano: “I felt like he believed, I didn’t. I felt like that was the big difference. He believed from the get-go and it took me two and one-half sets to believe. That’s just too late.” In boys 16s, top seed John McNally, Cincinnati, defeated Connor Hance (9), Torrance, Calif., 6-4, 6-4. “I played pretty well I thought today, but to beat John I’d have to play a lot better,” Hance said. “He was just taking advantage of my short balls and finishing them every time and I couldn’t do anything about it.” Said McNally, who earned a wild card into the Junior U.S. Open when he won the match on his fourth match point: “He played some good points and I missed some easy shots. It’s all right. It happens. I knew he was going to fight for every last point.”

Rubin and Kozlov earn US Open Wild Cards
2014-08-09 No. 2 seeds Noah Rubin and Stefan Kozlov earned wild cards into the main draw of the U.S. Open doubles with a 6-2, 6-2 boys 18s win over top seeds Collin Altamirano and Deiton Baughman Saturday afternoon. “We were really pumped up.” Rubin said. “It was the last match. We really put it all out there. It was, by far, our best playing. They’re a great team and you can see the score. We played very well.” Rubin has a chance for a sweep when he faces Altamirano, the defending singles champion, Sunday afternoon in the best-of-five singles final. In boys 16s doubles, top seeds John McNally and Gianni Ross defeated 12th seeds Matthew Galush and Brenden Volk, 6-1, 6-2. McNally is also in today’s singles final against ninth seed Connor Hance.

Oliver Crawford Advances
2014-08-07 Oliver Crawford is the only unseeded player left in the main draw after defeating No. 14 Alexander Keyser, Danville, Calif., 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, in a boys 16s quarterfinal match Thursday. Crawford, Spartanburg, S.C., will play No. 9 Connor Hance (9), Torrance Calif., in Saturday’s semifinal. The other semi pairing will be determined on Friday. “I’ve been playing mainly sectional tournaments,” Crawford said of not being seeded. “I played Clay Courts this year and the first Super National I played was last year in Fort Lauderdale. This is my third Super National. I just keep playing my game. In the second set, I got a little tight and he played well. He played a good set and kept me on the defense a good bit. I had to try to get on the offense and I got a little too aggressive and it didn’t turn out my way.” One boys 18s semi is set with Noah Rubin (3), Rockville Centre, N.Y., facing Michael Mmoh (7), Temple Hills, Md.

16s John McNally Advances
2014-08-06 Boys 16s top seed John McNally said he’s feeling very good so far as he heads into Wednesday’s Round of 16. “My movement has been very good,” said Cincinnati’s McNally. “My fitness has improved a lot. I felt good about that. I haven’t felt fatigued at all. My forehand’s been working. Also, my mental game. I’m very positive now. Confident. Hopefully that will help me continue to win. Jared Donaldson, the 18s top seed from Chepachet, R.I., has a 309 ATP ranking but didn’t have to make much of an adjustment to compete in a Junior tourney for the first time since the Junior U.S. Open last year. “The only difference is there’s no ball boys (except on the front three courts), you have to call your own lines (until the quarterfinals) and you don’t change balls,” he said. “I think the biggest difference is that you don’t change balls. A lot of times on the pro circuit, you’re either changing nine and 11 or seven and nine.” Both top seeds advanced in straight sets on Tuesday. McNally defeated Robert Loeb, (18), Hilton Head Island, S.C., 6-2, 6-1. Donaldson served seven consecutive aces at one point on his way to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Walker Duncan (17), Atlanta.

Unseeded Pham upsets Kypson
2014-08-06 Unseeded Victor Pham hasn’t lost a set all tournament and that includes his 6-1, 6-3 upset of Patrick Kypson, the third seed in boys 16s, in Wednesday’s Round of 16. “I just think I served really well,” Pham said. “I think overall the way I thought and my ball selection was very smart. I didn’t make that many unforced errors so it was much easier to hold serve. When I did break, it was easier to capitalize on that.” Although he was the 15th seed last year, Pham said he wasn’t surprised to be unseeded this year. “I haven’t been playing as many 16s USTA tournaments,” he said. “It was also my junior year of high school, so I was hitting the books a lot. When I did play tournaments, I was mainly playing 18s.” Pham will play ninth seed Connor Hance in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Hance defeated fifth seed Alex Phillips, Peachtree City, Ga., 6-2, 6-3 on Wednesday.

Nats Seeds
2014-08-05 The top seeds in the boys 18s are still alive in the main draw, but Jacob Brumm, the second seed in 16s was upset by unseeded Brian Cernoch, North Bethesda, Md., 7-5, 6-4, in the opening round. Seven 18s seeds lost on the first day of singles and eight 16s seeds were also gone. Last year, Collin Altamirano, Sacramento, Calif., became the first unseeded player ever to win the 18s division in the previous 71 years of the tournament in Kalamazoo, He’s back this year as the fifth seed, going for back-to-back titles. “I’m pretty happy with fifth seed, especially after last year,” Altamirano said. “I’ll take it. I’m fine with it. We’re all doing the same thing, we all know each other. We’re all going to be seeded, it’s just week by week, who knows.” Jared Donaldson wasn’t sure he would be the top seed in 18s with the level of players in the tournament. “If you look at ATP rankings, yeah, I think I deserved the top seed,” said Donaldson, whose ATP ranking is 309. “But a lot of guys have done a lot of good things this year, especially in the American Juniors. Noah (Rubin, the third seed) won Junior Wimbledon, Stefan (Kozlov the fourth seed) has been to the finals of Wimbledon Juniors and Australian Juniors. So it depends on what you look at.” Of the top eight seeds in 18s, seven of them are in the draw via wild cards.

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