USTA ANNOUNCES NORTHEAST INTER-REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
The tournament will provide a high-level competitive opportunity for players from multiple USTA Sections.
RESTON, Va. – The USTA/Mid-Atlantic Section announced the creation of the inaugural Northeast Inter-Regional Championships, a junior event that is the collaboration of four USTA Sections: the Mid-Atlantic, New England, Middle States, and Eastern. The tournament will take place July 1–3, 2013, throughout the four Sections.
The Championships will have eight age divisions, Boys’ and Girls’ 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s. All divisions will compete at separate facilities on clay in preparation for the upcoming USTA National Clay Court Championships. The beautiful Glenmore Country Club, in the historic Charlottesville, Va., area was selected to host the Girls’ 12s draw.
“I’m delighted to bring the event to Glenmore, showcasing our 12 clay court facility and the Virginia countryside,” said Director of Tennis and Chairman of the USTA Tennis on Campus Committee, Don Paitrick.
Three other draws will be hosted in the Mid-Atlantic Section. East Potomac Tennis Center in Washington, D.C., will host the Boys’ 14s draw, Suburban Club in Baltimore, Md., will host the Boys’ 16s, and Woodlake Country Club in Richmond, Va., will be the site of the Girls’ 18s.
32 highly ranked junior players will enter each draw, earning ranking points in their home Section. Draws will be filled by each Sections quota spots which are determined by the size and strength of each Section. Mid-Atlantic will have seven spots, Eastern will have 12, Middle States will have seven, and New England will have six.