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Team USA Summer Juniors

May 5, 2016 12:52 PM

The USTA is pleased to announce the players selected to be a part of TEAM USA National Junior Summer Team and those players who have been selected to be a part of the qualifying for the team from May 2-6. 

Team USA National Junior Teams are designed to assist the USA’s best young players with an opportunity to travel and train together during the summer to compete against other top players from around the world.  USTA Player Development will be providing coaching assistance and some travel assistance to some of the major events during the summer.

Player schedules will be determined by ITF and WTA player ranking. Eight (8) Female players born in 2000 and 2001 will be selected to participate on the team. Players will be selected onto the team based on automatic qualification and by tryout. Any player that meets the automatic criteria listed below is guaranteed a spot on the team. Three (3) players have qualified automatically and five (5) players will be selected from the playoff.  Sixteen (16) players have been invited to participate in the playoff. The top five (5) finishers at the tryout will earn their spot on the team.

Players who met the following requirements were automatically accepted on the Team:

  • Excellence Grant Recipient who achieved 3 boxes in 2015 (age applicable 00’ and 01’)
  • Excellence Grant Recipient who achieved 2 boxes in 2016 (players 15 and 16 years of age)
  • WTA Top 700 singles ranking on April 12, 2016
  • ITF Top 50 ranking on April 12, 2016

 

The players who are on TEAM USA National Junior Summer Team based on the requirements above are:

Player Hometown Personal Coach
Amanda Anisimova Aventura, FL Kostya Anisimov
Claire Liu Thousand Oaks, CA Adam Peterson
Catherince McNally Cincinnati, OH Lynn McNally

 

Players who met the following requirements were invited to participate in the Playoff to be on the Team USA National Junior Summer Team:

  • WTA Top 1000 on April 12, 2016
  • ITF Top 75 ranking on April 12, 2016
  • Achieved 2 boxes from 2015 Excellence Grants (2000 criteria)
  •  Achieved 1 box from 2016 Excellence Grants (players 16 years of age born in 2000
  • Achieved 1 box from 2015 Excellence Grants (2000 criteria)
  • Achieved 2 boxes from 2015 Excellence Grants (2001 criteria)
  • Achieved 1 box from the 2016 Excellence Grants (players 15 years of age born in 2001)
  • Achieved 1 box 2015 Excellence Grants (2001 criteria)

TEAM USA SUMMER TEAM PLAYOFF PARTICIPANTS

Coaches:        Jamea Jackson, USTA National Coach

                        Erik Kortland, USTA National Coach

                        Jean Desdunes, USTA National Coach

 

The top 5 finishers at this event will earn a spot on the team.

Player Hometown Personal Coach
Jessica Anzo Temecula, CA Patricia Tarabini
Elysia  Bolton Cold Springs Harbor, NY Mark Bey
Carson Branstine Orange, CA  
Anna Brylin Short Hills, NJ  Marvin Dent
Sara Choy Palo Alto, CA Byron Nepomuleno
Emma Decoste  Stuart, FL Mandy Wilson
Abigail Desiatnikov Murfreesboro, TN Eugene Desiatnikov
Ellie Douglas McKinny, TX  
Taylor Johnson Redondo Beach, CA Rosie Casals
Alyvia  Jones Midland, MI Mike Flowers
Ann Li Devon, PA Erik Kortland
Lea Ma Dix Hills, NY Erik Kortland
Nicole Mossmer La Jolla, CA  Marianne Werdel/Angel Lopez
Natasha Subhash Fairfax, VA Bear Schofield
Anika Yarlagadda West Bloomfield, MI Pattabhi Yarlagadda
Hannah Zhao San Diego, CA Patricia Tarabini
 

Congratulations and Go Team USA!

 

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