Junior Tournaments & Rankings

Southern Closed Seeding: USTA vs UTR

Yesterday, the player selections and seedings were posted for our upcoming sectional closed tournament (the tournament starts this Saturday). Given that USTA is starting to incorporate Universal Tennis Ratings (UTR) in its selection and seeding process for several events this year, I thought I would take a look to see how things would flesh out when I compared the actual seeds using USTA rankings versus what the seeding would look like using UTR instead.

You may not think this makes much of a difference, but it does. For our sectional closed, the tournament uses “block seeding” which means that seeds get two “byes”. For a tournament with a 160 draw that is played over 6 or 7 days in the summer heat and humidity, getting 2 “byes” is a very big deal – that’s 2 fewer matches that the seeds have to play on their way to the title. It’s very rare for a non-seeded player to break through at this tournament because of that exact factor.

I will leave it to my readers to analyze this data and comment on its meaning and potential impact.

Here’s what I found in the various age groups:

Boys 18s

Actual USTA Seeds Seeds Using UTR  UTR
1 1. Stachowiak, Nick Crawford, Oliver 14.22
2 2. Boyden, Blaine Stachowiak, Nick 13.8
3 3. Yun, Christopher Karl, Steven 13.73
4 4. Crawford, Oliver Boyden, Blaine 13.64
5 5. Karl, Steven Yun, Christopher 13.49
6 5. Karlawish, John Pelletier, Beau 13.47
7 5. Lee, Galen Jemison, Jonathan 13.36
8 5. Sharma, Abhin Lee, Galen 13.33
9 9. Diaz, Alex Galush, Matthew 13.21
10 9. Huryn, Aleks Sharma, Abhin 13.15
11 9. Jemison, Jonathan Diaz, Alex 13.11
12 9. Jennings, Zach Richey, Spencer 13.09
13 9. Pelletier, Beau Stone, Morgan 13.05
14 9. Rettke, Vincent Huryn, Aleks 13.04
15 9. Richey, Spencer Kumar, Kavir 12.98
16 9. Showers, Bailey Bedwan, Amer 12.93
17 17. Akins, Drew Jennings, Zach 12.93
18 17. Anders, Christopher Karlawish, John 12.93
19 17. Barr, Kyle Mendelsohn, Maxwell 12.89
20 17. Bedwan, Amer Easterling, Chambers 12.69
21 17. Croyder, Trevor Wayand, Benjamin 12.68
22 17. Easterling, Chambers Bauer, Zummy 12.65
23 17. Galush, Matthew Rollhauser, Lorenzo 12.55
24 17. Harrison, Ladd Lauture, Philip 12.52
25 17. Hendrix, Paul Dayton, Jeffrey 12.48
26 17. Kumar, Kavir Rettke, Vincent 12.48
27 17. Rebol, Max Showers, Bailey 12.44
28 17. Rollhauser, Lorenzo Militzer, Mark 12.4
29 17. Schupp, Chase Brown, Spencer 12.36
30 17. Steryous, Alex Cameron, Scotty 12.36
31 17. Wayand, Benjamin Croyder, Trevor 12.26
32 17. Wilkins, Christopher Schupp, Chase 12.24
Girls 18s
Actual USTA Seeds Top 32 Using UTR UTR
1 1. Jones, Makenna Jones, Makenna 11.32
2 2. Meredith, Marycaroline Muzik, Katherine 10.71
3 3. Pesavento, Peyton Bojczuk, Ally 10.69
4 4. Otsuka, Nami Rice, Tatum 10.66
5 5. Carr, Jacqueline Pesavento, Tatum 10.52
6 5. Kessler, McCartney Otsuka, Nami 10.43
7 5. Kurtz, Emma Carr, Jacqueline 10.42
8 5. Smith, Samantha Suswam, Sena 10.4
9 9. Armas, Samantha Kessler, McCartney 10.38
10 9. Bojczuk, Ally Smith, Samantha 10.33
11 9. Boyden, Susanne Meredith, Marycaroline 10.22
12 9. Muzik, Katherine Kurtz, Emma 10.19
13 9. Rice, Tatum Marsh, Ruth 10.15
14 9. Roberts, Meredith Boyden, Susanne 9.82
15 9. Sawyer, Chelsea Zenoni, Suzanne 9.72
16 9. Suswam, Sena Sawyer, Chelsea 9.7
17 17. Albertson, Ana Pelletier, Jacqueline 9.67
18 17. Bauers, Danielle Norman, Elizabeth 9.34
19 17. Darter, Alye Sullivan, Claire 9.27
20 17. Gilmer, Mallory Grigorian, Sabina 9.21
21 17. Jennings, Grace Armas, Samantha 9.2
22 17. McCall, Lauren McKamey, Allison 9.2
23 17. Mixon, Heather Archer, Olivia 9.17
24 17. Norman, Elizabeth Valentine, Morgan 9.16
25 17. Sheldon, Terra Jennings, Grace 9.11
26 17. Strickland, Jordan Roberts, Meredith 9.05
27 17. Sullivan, Claire Williams, Elizabeth 9.02
28 17. Valentine, Morgan Bogdanovich, Brooke 8.98
29 17. Williams, Elizabeth Gilmer, Mallory 8.98
30 17. Zenoni, Suzanne Mixon, Heather 8.98
Boys 16s
Actual USTA Seeds Seeds Using UTR  UTR
1 1. Croyder, Blake Redding, Andrew 12.79
2 2. Pickens, A.Trice Huynh, Kevin 12.6
3 3. Soufi, Sami Pratt, Jared 12.48
4 4. Stuckey, Grant Croyder, Blake 12.44
5 5. Johns, Garrett Yuan, Jeremy 12.44
6 5. Li, Daniel Baird, Drew 12.4
7 5. Redding, Andrew Singerman, Drew 12.38
8 5. Shick, Collin Stuckey, Grant 12.37
9 9. Baird, Drew Johns, Garrett 12.24
10 9. Gandolfo, Joseph Soufi, Sami 12.22
11 9. Grattan-Smith, William Fischer, Sam 12.19
12 9. Huynh, Kevin Li, Daniel 12.08
13 9. McCallie, Paul Shick, Collin 12.07
14 9. Singerman, Drew Terry, Matthew 12.05
15 9. Stice, Tyler Huynh, Steven 12.03
16 9. Terry, Matthew Jurist, Ryan 12.03
17 17. Beasley, Jake Pickens, A. Trice 12.02
18 17. Branicki, Andrew McCallie, Paul 11.95
19 17. Duarte, Andrei Beasley, Jake 11.89
20 17. Fischer, Sam Sklenka, Patrick 11.88
21 17. Huynh, Steven Gandolfo, Joseph 11.84
22 17. Johnston, Britton Harwell, George 11.82
23 17. Jurist, Ryan Grattan-Smith, William 11.76
24 17. Marshall, Jacob Jahn, Thomas 11.72
25 17. Maughan, Harvey Stice, Tyler 11.7
26 17. McKendree, Sean Duarte, Andrei 11.65
27 17. Pratt, Jared McKendree, Sean 11.63
28 17. Roegner, Ryan Roegner, Ryan 11.57
29 17. Sklenka, Patrick Carter, Princeton 11.55
30 17. Watson, Nicholas Watson, Nicholas 11.49
31 17. Yuan, Jeremy Marshall, Jacob 11.48
32 17. Zhang, Kevin Fujino, Masahiro 11.46
Girls 16s
Actual USTA Seeds Top 32 Using UTR  UTR
1 1. Meredith, Madeline Meredith, Madeline 11
2 2. Song, Lindsay Beck, Chloe 10.84
3 3. Navarro, Emma Despain, Ali 10.5
4 4. Alferova, Yekaterina Zimmermann, Lindsay 10.18
5 5. Beck, Chloe Stephens, Nicole 10.01
6 5. Gish, Lauren LaFrance, Katie 9.93
7 5. Henry, Somer White, Margaret 9.9
8 5. LaFrance, Katie Navarro, Emma 9.88
9 9. Brown, Ellis Hrastar, Ava 9.79
10 9. Cyr, Amanda Song, Lindsay 9.74
11 9. Hamlin, Chloe Gish, Lauren 9.71
12 9. Kerman, CarolElizabeth Kerman, CarolElizabeth 9.63
13 9. Mitta, Priyanka Brown, Ellis 9.5
14 9. Stephens, Nicole Mitta, Priyanka 9.47
15 9. White, Margaret Pyritz, Tiffany 9.47
16 9. Zimmermann, Lindsay Dillon, Madison 9.45
17 17. Carney, Angel Joch, Lauren 9.44
18 17. Chratian, Erin Hamlin, Chloe 9.35
19 17. Clayton, Alee Borders, Eva 9.34
20 17. Despain, Ali Holmes, Lilly 9.33
21 17. Dewald, Katie Haynes, Adrienne 9.32
22 17. Dillon, Madison Cyr, Amanda 9.29
23 17. Harmon, Anna Truluck, Elizabeth 9.28
24 17. Haynes, Adrienne Markel, Abigail 9.21
25 17. Holmes, Lilly Henry, Somer 9.2
26 17. Hrastar, Ava Alferova, Yekaterina 9.14
27 17. Joch, Lauren Cormier, Alyse 8.88
28 17. Lee, Peyton Lee, Peyton 8.88
29 17. Pyritz, Tiffany Sherman, Katharine 8.85
30 17. Rice, Thea Clayton, Alee 8.84
31 17. Roper, Hunter Flesch, Sydney 8.83
32 17. Thibault, Maria Thibault, Maria 8.83
Boys 14s
Actual USTA Seeds Seeds Using UTR  UTR
1 1. Chopra, Keshav Jordan, Phillip 12.02
2 2. WANG, JERRY Barnett, Wesley 11.77
3 3. Sculley, Scott Chopra, Keshav 11.57
4 4. Jordan, Phillip Wang, Jerry 11.36
5 5. Babineaux, Griffin Halpin, Matthew 11.27
6 5. Barnett, Wesley Smith, Zachary 11.26
7 5. martin, andres Allen, Huntley 11.25
8 5. Raab, Joshua Martin, Andres 11.04
9 9. Allen, Huntley Raab, Joshua 10.99
10 9. Huey, Eric Simpson, Valewis 10.99
11 9. Koch, Benjamin Waldman, Justin 10.88
12 9. Krishnan, Suhas Mavrodiev, Georgi 10.87
13 9. Tracy, JJ Babineaux, Griffin 10.84
14 9. Trudell, Daniel Davis, Jackson 10.77
15 9. Waldman, Justin Sculley, Scott 10.77
16 9. Wylly, Jack Rogers, Foster 10.75
17 17. Chou, Brandon Trudell, Daniel 10.72
18 17. Davis, Jackson Huey, Eric 10.71
19 17. Gwynn, Michael Krishnan, Suhas 10.71
20 17. Halpin, Matthew Hotard, Welsh 10.65
21 17. Hotard, Welsh Wylly, Jack 10.65
22 17. Mavrodiev, Georgi Montroy, Thomas 10.62
23 17. Montroy, Thomas Parker, Chase 10.59
24 17. Parker, Chase Ramesh, Vivek 10.55
25 17. Pitts, Timothy Chou, Brandon 10.49
26 17. Posey, Masaki Evans, Banks 10.45
27 17. Ramesh, Vivek Wilson, Reilly 10.44
28 17. Reid, JonBrann Govindarajan, Anuraag 10.28
29 17. Rogers, Foster Reid, JonBrann 10.22
30 17. Simpson, Valewis Koch, Benjamin 10.21
31 17. Smith, Zachary Broadstreet, Andrew 10.12
32 17. Wilson, Reilly Pitts, Timothy 10.05
Girls 14s
Actual USTA Seeds Top 32 Using UTR  UTR
1 1. Cubitt, Maggie Thompson, Jenna 10.02
2 2. Hiser, AnneMarie Verizova, Elizabet 9.56
3 3. Mills, Elise McClure, Sara 9.52
4 4. Verizova, Elizabet Hernandez, Sayda 9.48
5 5. Briggs, Carly Alston, Robin 9.41
6 5. Collins, Kylie Polk, Margaret 9.41
7 5. Durham, Avery Collins, Kylie 9.37
8 5. Thompson, Jenna Hiser, AnneMarie 9.36
9 9. Huth, Winslow Mills, Makayla 9.36
10 9. LaBiche, Lily Cubitt, Maggie 9.34
11 9. Maheshwari, Sonia Maheshwari, Sonia 9.17
12 9. McClure, Sara Nirundorn, Mai 9.16
13 9. McKee, Maddie Schneider, Lara 9.13
14 9. Mills, Makayla White, Morgan 9.09
15 9. Nirundorn, Mai Imhof, Ella 9.08
16 9. Polk, Margaret Weber, Katie 9.07
17 17. Adams, Ann Maria Tanik, Sibel 9
18 17. Alston, Robin James, Junmoke 8.99
19 17. ansari, carolyn Durham, Avery 8.98
20 17. Carter, Kennedi Tanguilig, Carson 8.94
21 17. Courville, Mary Briggs, Carly 8.9
22 17. Despriet, Taylor Ansari, Carolyn 8.88
23 17. Duncan, Paige Rebol, Cassidy 8.86
24 17. Gray, Kate Gray, Kate 8.78
25 17. Hemmings, Gracie Lyman, Katherine 8.74
26 17. James, Junmoke Carter, Kennedi 8.67
27 17. Mitchell, Anna Bashir, Fatimah 8.48
28 17. Rebol, Cassidy Grosmann, Miriam 8.48
29 17. Schneider, Lara Hemmings, Grace 8.48
30 17. Sinha, Sneha Mills, Elise 8.48
31 17. Tanguilig, Carson Duncan, Paige 8.41
32 17. Weber, Katie Labishe, Lily 8.38

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