Final 8 Junior Masters Championships - USTA Southern California
Final 8 Junior Masters Championships

FINAL 8 JUNIOR MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS

The culmination of the SoCal competitive junior season, the Final 8 Junior Masters will be presented in 2022 as a collaboration between USTA Southern California and Universal Tennis (UTR).

With eight players competing in boys’ and girls’ 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s, this round-robin tournament begins with pool play and features the top four players qualifying through a year-long Grand Prix and the top four players based on Verified UTR Rating. Emerging from the Final 8 round-robin, the top two finishers in each age group will meet in the championship final.

NOVEMBER 19-20, 2022

USTA SoCal + Universal Tennis Junior Masters Championships

Rancho Mirage, CA

Read the Press Release – Universal Tennis partners with SoCal Final 8 Masters Championships

The Final 8 Junior Masters is a showcase of talented young SoCal players who have emerged from the year-long Grand Prix points race and established themselves among the best junior players in the Section and nationwide. Eight boys and girls in four age groups – 12/14/16/18 – compete to determine who rises above the rest as the champion of their given division.

USTA Southern California is teaming with Universal Tennis to present this year’s Final 8 Junior Masters, the culmination of the Signature Series schedule in 2022. 

The eight players in each division will be divided into two brackets and compete in round robin play on day one, meaning each player will play two full matches on Saturday. The third match of the round-robin will be played Sunday morning, meaning that every player will be active on both days of the competition.

The players who emerge from each bracket will meet in the division championship final on Sunday.

See “Schedule of Events” for detailed information on play schedules and other events related to the Final 8 weekend in Palm Desert. 

On Friday afternoon at 4:00pm, an official Final 8 warm-up session will be available for players who have qualified for the tournament. The session will include drills with tennis pros on six courts at the Country Club. 

A Welcome Reception will be held on Friday, November 18 at 5:30pm. Players and their family members are encouraged to attend. The reception will feature light food and drinks as well as a celebration of the top seeds who emerged from the Grand Prix series. Player registration will also be available, with distribution of player gifts, site credentials, and the official announcement of Saturday’s round-robin matchups.

Play begins Saturday morning. Please note that courts will not be available prior to the start of scheduled play. Those wishing to warm-up prior to that time should make arrangements at off-site facilities.

On Sunday, the final matches of round-robin play will conclude in the morning, followed by championship matches beginning after 12pm.

The Universal Tennis mission is to grow the sport of tennis by connecting players globally through level-based play, innovative events and a digital marketplace. UTR Rating, which rates all players on the same 1.00-16.50 point global scale based on daily match results. promotes fair and competitive play across the tennis world.

Learn more about Universal Tennis and UTR Rating here.

Information about hotel rates and packages will be posted here when it’s available.

Boys’ 18s

2021 – Caleb Saltz (Canyon Country)
2019 – Max McKennon (Newport Beach)

Girls’ 18s

2021 – Grace Gamal (Villa Park)
2019 – Anne Lutkemeyer (Irvine)

Boys’ 16s

2021 – Mario Garcia (Chula Vista)
2019 – Lawee Sherif (Huntington Beach)

Girls’ 16s

2021 – Nicole Weng (South Pasadena)
2019 – Mika Ikemori (Huntington Beach)

Boys’ 14s

2021 – Caden Lee (Tustin)
2019 – Kane Kelley (Tarzana)

Girls’ 14s

2021 – Kylie Liu (San Diego)
2019 – Daniela Borruel (Buena Park)

Boys’ 12s

2021 – Tyler Lee (Tustin)
2019 – Jagger Leach (Laguna Beach)

Girls’ 12s

2021 – Lani Chang (Mission Viejo)
2019 – Elena Zhao (San Diego)

FINAL 8 GRAND PRIX QUALIFICATION

There are eight qualifying tournaments (Levels 3 and 4) in the Final 8 Grand Prix, scheduled between January and October. Points will be awarded based on level and tournament finish.

The top four points leaders in each age division will be awarded automatic entry into the USTA SoCal + Universal Tennis Final 8 Junior Masters. Additionally, the top four players by Verified UTR Rating who have competed in at least one Grand Prix event (and with at least one Grand Prix point earned) will round out the Final 8 draws.

FINAL 8 QUALIFICATION STANDINGS

The top four finishers from each age group receive an automatic bid to the 2022 Final 8 Junior Masters Championships.

Standings Updated: October 4

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Lucas Coriaty430
2.Carson Lee400
3.Sean Ferguson390
4.David Duong330
5.Brody Nejedly Krall310
6.Hudson Rivera300
7.Nathaniel Suh280
8.Rex Harrison258
9.Anirudh Gupta250
10.Eduardo Gonzalez240

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Kaila Barksdale510
2.Krisha Mahendran380
3.Daniela Borruel350
4.Alyssa Ahn300
5.Johannah Galindo285
6.Claire Zhang280
7.Allison Lian280
8.Karah Li250
9.Kristina Nordikyan230
10.Armira Kockinis220

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Andrew Li370
2.Robert Freedman365
3.Gregory Gamal360
4.Brody Nejedly Krall330
5.Jeremy Sieben310
6.Calvin Wang300
7.Roshan Santhosh280
8.John Cross260
9.Nischal Spurling255
10.Adrien Abarca250

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Nicole Weng800
2.Makeilah Nepomuceno560
3.Alexandra Wolf390
4.Elena Zhao330
5.Carley Chen310
6.Alisa Lansky305
7.Rachel Lee300
8.Johannah Galindo280
9.Ariana Liu270
10.Brooke Kwon220

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Roshan Santhosh570
2.Ilias Bouzoubaa530
3.Liam Alvarez520
4.Oskar Rouse475
5.David Wu470
6.Kimi Basamakov460
7.Andrew Johnson440
8.Brayden Tallakson420
9.Tyler Lee365
10.Alex Croitoru310

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Brooke Kwon630
2.Sophie Suh500
3.Reagan Levine470
4.Kylie Liu440
5.Kara Garcia390
6.Danielle Nikmehr345
7.Anqi Mei330
8.Lisa Polkanova265
9.Kingsley Wolf260
10.Aubrey Meis245

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Stefanos Constantinides580
2.Mayurchandra Bharath480
3.Tifuh Fomukong445
4.Arnon Jittathai340
5.Simon Lifton340
6.Daniel Gardality320
7.Asher Yuan320
8.Adrian Sharma290
9.Takuto Goh275
10.Behleu Fomukong225

Final 8 Grand Prix Standings – Top 10
Updated: October 4

1.Sylvana Jalbert 590
2. Julia Seversen 470
3. Emily Maresca 470
4. Ariana Morris 400
5. Ava Penn 400
6.Valerie Machikawa 380
7. Ania Zabost 250
8. Alena Koltsova 250
9. Romi D’amore 240
10. Fiona Tseng 240