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What's New in The Midwest in 2012
USTA College Information Session at the ACC Tournament
Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier
What's New in The Midwest in 2012   2012 has brought many new changes for junior competitive tournament players. National USTA has made significant changes to the tournament schedule which have reduced opportunities for many. Meanwhile, the Midwest USTA has responded to the requests of players and parents with several notablechanges: • Midwest now "owns" the elevated tournaments (Levels 1-5); this should ensure more consistent standards for tournaments, including:
o No matches starting before 8am
o 12 hours guaranteed between matches from one day to the next
o For 14s, 12s, and10-and-Unders, no matches start/resume after 9pm
o For 16s and 18s, no matches start/resume after 10pm
• Efforts made to better distribute elevated tournaments (Levels 1-5) geographically (53% in Michigan and Ohio, down from 71%)
• All events begin on Saturday
• There are elevated tournaments during all holidays, so less school is missed
• New 2-day 32-draw tournaments added
• Many more doubles added, most with a one-match consolation
• All are Feed-In Consolation
• Boys and Girls 10s compass draws added
• Concurrent events of different levels held on same weekend, allowing players to sign up for both Let us know your thoughts on these changes....join our Facebook community!  
USTA College Information Session at the ACC Tournament High school players, parents, and coaches are invited to attend a College Information Session hosted by the USTA on Saturday April 23rd at the ACC Championships, held at the Cary Tennis Park in Cary NC.
Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier Changes in the Tar Heel Qualifier We have found information about the 2011 Tar Heel Qualifier changes posted at on since the first of the year but know that some folks are still just finding out. We encourage you to make a regular stop at from time to time as that as forum is used to distribute the most information. But, in case you have not visited the site or have and have questions, please read the following.
Southern Most Improved - February 2011 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Congratulations to the following players who have had the biggest 3 month point increases in their age groups.  Want to see where you are on our Most Improved Listing?  Click Here to signup for a 30 day trial!
Age Name Location Points Increase Old Rank Current Rank
B10s Kaanu Patel Roswell, GA 353 156 45
B12s Miles Jackson Nashville, TN 674 27 10
B14s Jack Gray Ooltewah, TN 736 72 25
B16s Aaron Jumonville Nashville, TN 795 90 31
B18s Harrison Kennedy Suwonee, GA 1186 80 14
G10s Yekaterina Alferova Marietta, GA 485 90 18
G12s Sophia Patel Cary, NC 743 149 71
G14s Terra Sheldon Bowling Green, KY 714 203 92
G16s Caroline Brinson Metairie, LA 1205 196 49
G18s Frances Altick Monroe, LA 948 127 36

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