Notes:The District Championship event for ages 10-18
For advancement to the Midwest Closed in June.
This tournament is a Wisconsin District Level 2, Midwest Section Level 3 for Points Per Round. This tournament determines entry into the USTA/Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships .
PLAYER SEEDING: Seeding will be done using the most current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List published at the time of tournament deadline.
FORMAT: Both Main and Consolation draws will be two-out-of-three sets, regular scoring, with a 10-point tie break for the third set. (There is a 3-minute break between the second and third sets FOR ALL AGE GROUPS where player may receive coaching. It is the player’s responsibility to obtain his/her match times. Players should check in with the tournament desk 15 minutes prior to match time. Failure to show up for your scheduled match WILL result in suspension points. Players must be prepared to play their first match and all other scheduled matches during the Tournament (The Play and Complete Rule will be strictly enforced - see Player Reminder below). This tournament is open to Wisconsin District residents only.
NO MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS WILL BE MADE. There will be no exemptions for players playing in the State High School Tennis Tournament, or other high school sports. District Cup Team Events do not conflict with the Wisconsin Qualifier this year. Special requests for ACT/SAT testing, etc., will not be considered.
ENDORSEMENT INTO THE USTA/MIDWEST CLOSED OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 12;s - 18's
Entry into the USTA/Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships will be determined by a player's finishing position in the District Qualifier. Wisconsin will endorse 14 players plus alternates from each age group to the Midwest Closed (these positions will be noted on the draws at the Qualifier). It is imperative that you enter the Qualifier in the age division you plan to play at the USTA/Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships. Players may only enter ONE age division. Entrants who do not play and complete the Qualifier will NOT be endorsed to the USTA/Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships as a quota or as an alternate. Wisconsin will endorse 4 players in the 10's divisions.
Play and complete is defined as playing all points, including the final point of the match. No match (including any FIC matches) may end in retirement, walkover or default.
There will be no appeal process this year.
The Wisconsin District Endorses (approves) players for Quota (guaranteed) entry plus Alternates into the Midwest Outdoor Closed Championships. For 12’s thru 18’s, Wisconsin will receive 14 Quota Spots (guaranteed entry into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships). These 14 Endorsed Quota Spot players will be the Quarter-finalists in the main and 6 in the consolation draw, who play and complete the Wisconsin District Qualifier. Should an Endorsed Quota Spot Player not be able to play in the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships, that Quota Spot will be lost and added to the Alternates pool of the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships. All other players who play and complete the Wisconsin District Qualifier will be endorsed as Alternates into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships in order of their Standing Position on the Midwest Section Standing List published after the last weekend of all District Qualifiers . Alternates will be taken into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships from ONE pool of alternates at the Midwest Section level. There will be 4 quota spots for the 10's division.
Wildcard entries into the Midwest Closed
The USTA Midwest Section will allow a wildcard entry of any player meeting the following criteria:
In order to be considered for a wild card entry to the USTA/Midwest Section Closed Junior Outdoor Championships, a player must satisfy the following:
• Be competing in the main draw of any ATP/WTA pro event that precludes playing in their District Qualifier prior to the USTA/Midwest Closed Junior Outdoor Championships; or
• Be invited by the USTA Player Development Headquarters to compete in an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Tournament that precludes playing in their District Qualifier prior to the USTA/Midwest Closed Junior Outdoor Championships; and
• The player must appear in the top 100 of the most current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List in the age division seeking the wild card entry.
Requests for a Wild Card Application to the USTA/Midwest Section Closed Junior Outdoor Championship at least two weeks prior to the tournament entry deadline for the USTA/Midwest Section Closed Junior Outdoor Championships, a player shall submit his/her request for a wild card entry to the USTA/Midwest Section office. This request shall be accompanied by the appropriate written permissions from the District Association (Wisconsin Tennis Association). The request is subject to approval by a committee composed of the USTA/Midwest Sectional Endorser for the appropriate age group, the Endorser Chairman and the Junior Competition Committee Chairman, and is subject to appeal to the USTA/Midwest Section Board of Directors. This decision shall be made and communicated to the applicant at least two days before the draw is made.
All players are expected to play and complete all scheduled matches during a tournament. A player shall not withdraw from an event (before the start of a match in any round) for any reason, including illness, injury, or personal emergency. If the player withdraws for any reason, the match shall be recorded as a Withdrawal or Default and the player will not be eligible for endorsement into the Midwest Closed. All players withdrawing from a tournament after the tournament entry deadline FOR ANY REASON will be subject to suspension points. Withdrawing players will receive 2 suspension points - defaulting players will receive 5 suspension points.
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION POINTS.
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