March 23rd, 2015
Registration Open for Florida US Open National Playoffs Tennis Tournament
Tournament registration is now open for the 2015 US Open National Playoffs.
For the sixth year, tennis players across the U.S. will get a chance to compete on the road to the US Open at the 2015 US Open National Playoffs. Winners of the USTA sectional tournaments will advance to the national tournament, where the winners in men’s and women’s singles, mixed doubles, and new for this year, men’s and women’s doubles, will earn spots in the qualifying (singles winners) or main draw (doubles winners) for the 2015 US Open.
The Florida event will be held on June 18-21, 2015 in Tallahassee on the campus of Florida State University.
The US Open remains the only of the four Grand Slam tournaments, along with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the French Open, to offer the opportunity for any player to qualify.
Any player age 14 or older can compete. More than 1,200 players competed in the 2014 US Open National Playoffs, which marked the largest increase in entries in the program’s five-year history. Players ranged from seasoned pros to junior players and current or former college standouts, to league recreational players and weekend warriors of all playing abilities and walks of life.
For more info or to register go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tournaments/TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=169840#&&s=0.
USTA Florida Section Past Champions:
2014 — Jeff Dadamo, Tampa
2013 — Jeff Dadamo, Tampa *
2012 — Eric Hechtman, Miami
2011 — Oleg Dmitriev, Dania Beach
2010 — Olivier Sajous, Plantation
2014 — Liz Jeukeng, Boca Raton
2013 — Amy Sargeant, Great Britain/Tallahassee
2012 — Sandra Roma, Sweden
2011 — Caroline Dailey, Sarasota
2010 — Jan Abaza, Deerfield Beach
2014 — Brittany Dubins/Billy Federhofer, Miami
2013 — Jesse/Sarah Witten, Naples (brother/sister)
2012 — Ryler DeHeart/Megan Fudge, Largo (husband/wife)
2011 — Ellis Ferreira, Holmes Beach/Amanda Rodgers, Bradenton (former Grand Slam winner/student)
2010 — not held
* Won the national championship that year and advanced to the US Open men’s qualifying singles