USTA SOCAL

SIGNATURE SERIES

“The Majors” of SoCal 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’sGrace 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.

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 (Sep)
  • 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