SAN DIEGO – (August 2, 2021) – Tournament officials have announced Wild Cards for the United States Tennis Association Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s and 18s National Championships presented by adidas, which will be played August 4-15, 2021 at the Barnes Tennis Center, 4490 W. Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92107.
The Wild Cards are:
GIRLS’ 16s GIRLS’ 18s
Maya Iyengar – Paradise Valley, Ariz. Kylie Collins – Savannah, Ga.
Alexia Harmon – Las Vegas Rachel Gailis – Delray Beach, Fla.
Cleo Hutchinson – Santa Barbara, Calif. Qavia Lopez – Boynton Beach, Fla.
Gabby Price – Boca Raton, Fla.
Ava Krug – Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
Natalie Block – Plantation, Fla.
The Girls’ 16s event gets underway at 8 a.m. (PDT) on Wednesday, August 4 and will conclude with the singles and doubles finals on Wednesday, August 11. The Girls’ 18s tournament begins Sunday, August 8 and conclude with the singles and doubles championships on Sunday, August 15. Both divisions feature 256-player singles draws with the top 32 players receiving a first-round bye. There will also be 128-team doubles draws with the top 16 teams getting first-round byes.
Over 400 of the top junior tennis players in the country, aged 16 and 18 and under, will compete for the title of National Champion, as well as a wild card entry into the Women’s Singles main draw of the 2021 US Open (for the 18s Champion) and a wild card into the 2021 US Open Junior Championships (for the 16s Champion). The 18s Doubles Champions will also receive a wild card into the US Open Women’s Doubles main draw.
Early-round tournament matches will also be played at the Balboa Tennis Club, 2221 Morley Field Drive, San Diego, CA 92104 from Wednesday, August 4 through Tuesday, August 10.
There are no spectator restrictions at both venues and fans are welcome to attend. Admission and on-site parking at the Barnes Tennis Center is free each day of the tournament. For fans watching matches at the Balboa Tennis Club, admission and parking is free.
To view the official tournament website, please go to: www.ustagirlsnationals.com.
About USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s Nationals – The USTA Billie Jean King Girls’ 16s & 18s National Championships are the premiere hard court tennis tournaments for amateur and professional American girls aged 16 and 18 and under in the United States. In 2010, both age groups began playing their events concurrently at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center. Tournament participants, who represent nearly every state in the United States, have been endorsed by their respective USTA Section or have received USTA special exemptions based on their results in qualifying tournaments, junior rankings, or results on the WTA Tour or International Tennis Federation Junior Circuit. Past tournament champions include Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Andrea Jaeger, Zina Garrison, Mary Jo Fernandez, Jennifer Capriati, Lindsay Davenport and Sofia Kenin.