San Diego, Calif. – (May 29, 2015) – The list of seeded players and main draws have been announced for the upcoming United States Tennis Association National Open Hard Court Championships, according to tournament officials.
The national tournament, which features some of the top Open Division players in the country, is scheduled for June 1-7, 2015 at the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, Calif., 92104.
The top seed in the men’s singles division is Rob Bellamy of Pacific Palisades, Calif. The 20-year-old Bellamy recently completed his sophomore year at USC, where he posted a 14-6 singles record. Bellamy helped USC to a 4-0 win over the University of Idaho in the first round of the NCAA Championships earlier this month, as he won his singles match in the No. 6 position in straight sets.
Eighteen-year-old Alexandra Valenstein of Laguna Hills, Calif., is the top seed in the women’s singles division. Valenstein, who has been competing this year in International Tennis Federation and USTA Pro Circuit events this year, will be playing collegiate tennis at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, this fall.
“This tournament has always had very tough draws. In 2007, Coco Vandeweghe was a semifinalist, and in 2010, Jack Sock won the men’s singles title,” said Tournament Director Colleen Clery Ferrell. “We have quite a few talented players looking to win the title this year and we’re expecting a great week of tennis at next week’s national tournament.”
The list of seeded players and complete draws for all divisions can be found at the following link:
The winners of each division will be awarded a USTA gold ball, while the runner-up will be awarded a USTA silver ball. There will also be a 3rd/4th place playoff for the USTA bronze ball. All draws will have consolation events.
First-round matches are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. (PDT) on Monday, June 1. Admission for spectators is free and open to the public. On-site parking is free.
Fans attending the tournament can dine at the Hidden Gem Café at Balboa Park, a new eatery located at the Balboa Tennis Club. The café offers breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, smoothies, drinks and more. The Café will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PDT) during the National Open Hard Court Championships.