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Sunday Deadline for 66th USTA Florida Jr. State Tennis Championships

May 19, 2014 02:34 PM
mediawall-bobby-2013The entry deadline is Sunday, May 25, for the 66th edition of the USTA Florida 'Bobby Curtis' Junior State Championships, to be held in age divisions 18-10 at four Central Florida tournament sites -- the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach, Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry, and at the Ormond Beach Tennis Center.
 
Entrants thus far include two-time Boys' 16s champion Alfredo Perez in the Boys' 18s division, and in the Girls' 18s division, USTA Pro Circuit standout Katerina Stewart, and last year's Girls' 16s champ Mia Horvit.

Former "Bobby Curtis" champs who have gone on to rank No. 1 in the world on the ATP and WTA rankings:
  • Chris Evert (1971 Girls' 18, 1970-69 Girls' 16, 1968 Girls' 14, and 1966 Girls' 10 champion)
  • Jennifer Capriati (1986 Girls' 12 champion)
  • Jim Courier (1986 Boys' 18 champion)
  • Andy Roddick (1996 Boy's 14, 1994 Boys' 12 champion)
 
Other notable winners over the years have been current WTA player Bethanie Mattek-Sands (1998 Girls' 14 champion); three-time Grand Slam runner-up, two-time Olympic gold medalist and current U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez (1983 Girls' 14, 1982 Girls' 12); former world No. 8-ranked Carling Bassett (1980 Girls' 12); former world No. 7 and current USTA National Coach Kathy Rinaldi (1980 Girls' 14, 1979 Girls' 12); former world No. 7 and current USTA National Coach and U.S. David Cup Coach Jay Berger (1985-84 Boys' 18, 1983 Boys' 16); former world No. 3 and two-time Slam doubles winner Brian Gottfried (1970 Boys' 18, 1966 Boys' 14, 1963-64 Boys' 12); former world No. 5 and two-time French Open semifinalist Eddie Dibbs (1969 Boys' 18, 1967 Boys' 16, 1965 Boys' 14); and former ATP player and legendary tennis organizer Charlie Pasarell (1958 Boys' 15, 1957 Boys' 13).
 
Draw sizes for boys' and girls' 18s, 16s, 14s, and 12s divisions will be 64. The draw size for boys' and girls' 10s will be determined by the number of entries. All divisions are considered a Sectional event for Florida ranking points, except the 10s division which have no age-group rankings in the Florida Section. The 10s division will feature full 78-foot court using the lower compression "green ball" and scoring/rules from the USTA 10 and Under Tennis format, played at Red Bug Lake Park in Casselberry, Fla.
 
To enter or for more 2014 tournament information go to:

Age 18-16 Divisions

Age 14-12 Divisions 

10s Division

 

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