USTA SOCAL

SIGNATURE SERIES

The "Majors" of Southern California Tennis

USTA Southern California’s Signature Series events are the largest and most significant annual championship tournaments. They include junior, college, and adult competition, and are spread throughout the calendar and among several different tennis facilities. There are eight events in total, each one staged with the pomp and circumstance of a grassroots Grand Slam event.

Signature Series Events

Tennis On Campus Sectional Championships (February)

Tennis on Campus is one of the most beloved programs of the USTA, and it thrives in Southern California. At TOC Sectionals club tennis programs vie for a chance to be crowned Sectional Champions and earn a coveted spot at the National Championships. The event takes place in February each year, bringing over 300 players from almost 20 Southern California colleges and universities. 

 

Gold Bracket
UCLA
Silver Bracket
UCLA
Bronze Bracket
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Copper Bracket
Pepperdine University

International Open of Southern California – IOSC (March)

The International Open of Southern California is one of only five Grade 1 ITF junior events held in the United States each year. The IOSC features many of the top junior players in the world competing in singles and doubles, and takes place at USTA Training Center – West in Carson. The IOSC is typically scheduled for March and often takes place immediately before or after the Easter Bowl, providing two high level junior events in a single trip to Southern California.

 

Boys
Liam Draxl (CAN)
Girls
Hurricane Tyra Black (USA)
Boys Doubles
Matin Damm (USA) & Toby Kodat (USA)
Girls Doubles
Kacie Harvey (USA) & Natasha Subhash (USA)

Southern California Super Sectional Championship (Spring)

This new championship event combines three significant former Section tournaments into one Super Championship that includes NTRP, Family, Wheelchair, and Age division play. Super Sectionals is the perfect showcase of the many different opportunities to compete in Southern California. 

 

Men’s Wheelchair Open Singles
Tom Ayala
Men’s Wheelchair A Singles
David Van Brunt
Men’s Wheelchair B Singles
Jimmy Sutandar
Men’s Wheelchair C Singles
Arnel Perucho
Men’s Wheelchair Open Doubles
Tom Ayala & Todd Hanover
Men’s Wheelchair A Doubles
Mike Applegate & David Van Brunt
Men’s Wheelchair B Doubles
Tom Chun & Jimmy Sutandar
Junior Wheelchair Open/A Singles
Arelle Middleton

 

Men’s 40s Singles
David Robles
Men’s 45 Singles
Kevin Smith
Men’s 50 Singles
Esteban Altuna
Men’s 60 Singles
Mark Weil
Men’s 65 Singles
Rollin Rhone
Men’s 70 Singles
Norman Ashbrooke
Men’s 75 Singles
James Hamilton
Men’s 80 Singles
Josef Wida
Men’s 55 Doubles
Thomas Schlack & Eric Stephens
Men’s 60 Doubles
Jack Horne & Ken Van Amringe
Men’s 65 Doubles
Tom Olmstead & Rollin Rhone
Men’s 70 Double
Michael Talmadge & Frank Zebot
Men’s 80 Doubles
Fred Scott & Josef Wida
Men’s 85 Doubles
Leonard Lindborg & Dennis Nielson
Men’s 3.0 Singles
Hemanth Bangalore
Men’s 3.5 Singles
Chris Ninh
Men’s 4.0 Singles
Jose Guerrero
Men’s 4.5 Singles
Derek Leung
Women’s 3.5 Singles
Sharon Schwab
Women’s 4.0 Singles
Sasha Truong
Women’s 5.0 Singles
Luxizi Meng
Men’s 3.5 Doubles
Javier Rodriguez & Hiro Saito
Men’s 4.0 Doubles
Richard Chen & Andrew Nguyen
Men’s 4.5 Doubles
Sam Arsanjani & Kraig Winters

Southern California Junior Sectional Championships (June)

USTA SoCal’s Junior Sectionals may be the single most storied junior tennis event in the country. Featuring a who’s who of past finalists and champions, including Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport, Michael Chang, Serena and Venus Williams and others, Junior Sectionals attracts the best players throughout the Section who compete to be a part of this history. Junior Sectionals takes place in June at multiple facilities throughout Orange County.

 

Boys

B18’s
Alexander Petrov
B16’s
Sebastian Gorzny
B14’s
Andy Nguyen
B12’s
Cayden Wang
B10’s
Andrew Johnson

Girls

G18’s
Maya Pitts
G16’s
Midori Castillo
G14’s
Carla Pacot
G12’s
Tianmei Wang
G10’s
Thea Frodin

Doubles

B18s Doubles
Tim Dzhurinskiy and Bryan Kulikov
G18s Doubles
Delanie Dunkle and Maia Sung

Open Sectional Championships (July)

Whether a player is gearing up for serious collegiate play during their summer break or they’re working their way onto the pro tour, Open Sectionals is a great tournament for high level players to test their skills. This prize money event hosts some of the best tournament players in Southern California and beyond, and includes singles, doubles, and family divisions.

 

Men’s Open Singles
Riley Smith
Women’s Open Singles
Midori Castillo
Men’s Open Doubles
Peter Smith, Riley Smith
Women’s Open Doubles
Delanie Dunkle, Maia Sung
Mixed Open Doubles
Delanie Dunkle, Kai Brady
Father-Son Doubles
Ethan Kolsky, Jon Kolsky

Southern California Intercollegiate Championships (October)

Many of the top ranked local and national collegiate athletes, all from different NCAA divisions, converge on SoCal to represent their schools and compete for a prestigious title at SoCal Intercollegiates. The event has a rich history in Southern California, with players like Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Brad Gilbert, and current USTA President, Patrick Galbraith, on our list of champions.The tournament features players from schools like USC, UCLA, UCSB, Stanford, and other traveling teams from across the nation.

 

Men’s Open Singles
Filip Malbasic, University of Arizona
Men’s Doubles
Bradley Frye, Ryder Jackson, USC

Junior Doubles Sectional Championships (November)

The annual Jim Hillman Doubles Sectionals showcases many of SoCal’s top players in tandem action across all age divisions, including Boys’, Girls’, and Mixed doubles draws. This autumn tournament is also the most prolific event for those seeking valuable points in the Bryan Bros. Doubles Race, a year-long competition among the section’s most successful doubles teams. 

 

Boys Doubles

B18’s
Jonah Dickson & John Zisette
B16’s
Masato Perera & Ethan Schiffman
B14’s
Lance Morgan & Adam Ridaoui
B12’s
Kai Beeler & Nischal Spurling
B10s
Connor Dang & Kirun Spurling

Girls Doubles

G18’s
Natalie Duffy & Arianna Stavropoulos
G16’s
Maxine Murphy & Makenna Martinez
G14’s
Quin Brady & Stacey Samonte
G12’s
Claire Zhang & Elena Zhao
G10’s
Thea Frodin & Sophie Suh

Mixed Doubles

Mxd 18’s
Natalie Duffy & Ryan Morgan
Mxd 16’s
Kaia Wolfe & Russell Soohoo
Mxd 14’s
Grace Gamal & Ivan Savkin
Mxd 12’s
Tianmei Wang & Kai Beeler
Mxd 10’s
Thea Frodin & Adrian Sharma

Final 8 Junior Masters Championships (November)

In 2019, USTA SoCal hosted the inaugural Final 8 Junior Masters Championships, which brought together the top 8 players in boys and girls 12s/14s/16s/18s, as calculated by points tallied in certain designated tournaments. The weekend tournament, which was held at the stunning Malibu Racquet Club, featured round-robin play on Saturday, with the first and second place finishers advancing to the Finals on Sunday.

The Los Caballeros Level 3 event will be rescheduled in 2020 and will not count toward Final 8 qualifying this year.

ANNUAL QUALIFICATION TOURNAMENTS INCLUDE:

  • Henry Talbert Level 1 (Jan)
  • Fullerton Level 2 (Jan)
  • Long Beach Level 3 (Feb)
  • Harper Ink Level 3 (Sep)
  • Los Caballeros Level 3 (postponed)
  • Woody Hunt Level 2 (Oct)
  • JP Yamasaki Level 2 (Oct)
  • SoCal Junior Sectionals (TBD)

 

Boys

B18s
Maxwell McKennon
B16s
Lawee Sherif
B14s
Kane Kelley
B12s
Jagger Leach

Girls

G18s
Anne Christine Lutkemeyer
G16s
Mika Ikemori
G14s
Daniel Borruel
G12’s
Elena Zhao