Thursday, December 27, 2018

Seeds, Draws for USTA Winter Nationals 16s and 18s, Starting Saturday; Brisbane Women's Qualifying Kicks Off 2019 WTA Season Saturday; Anisimova Receives Wild Card for WTA Event in Auckland

The 12s and 14s USTA Winter Nationals are underway in Tucson Arizona, while the draws have been released for the 16s and 18s divisions, which begin Saturday at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona.  Below are the top 16 seeds in each division. PlaySight streaming, which can be accessed here, is available on some courts. For complete draws, see the TennisLink site.

Boys 16s:
1. Jack Anthrop
2. Jacob Bickersteth
3. Thomas Paulsell
4. Carter Crookston
5. Luke Casper
6. Kabir Rajpal
7. Ben Shelton
8. Dillon Blake
9. Riley Odell
10. Jameson Corsillo
11. Samir Banerjee
12. Daniel Zhou
13. Quinn Snyder
14. Nicholas Heng
15. Sam Feldman
16. Maxwell Smith

Boys 18s:
1. Leighton Allen
2. Wesley Barnett
3. Marcus McDaniel
4. Logan Zapp
5. Matthew Segura
6. Keshav Chopra
7. Anuj Watane
8. Michael Sun
9. Zachery Lim
10. Aryan Chaudhary
11. Anders Gibbons
12. Zachary Smith
13. Matthew Fung
14. Daniel Milavsky
15. Kenner Taylor
16. Randy Wilson

Girls 16s:
1. Leyden Games
2. Ava Catanzarite
3. Sonia Maheshwari
4. Jennifer Riester
5. Iris Gallo
6. Mary Grace Armistead
7. Bridget Stammel
8. Nadejda Maslova
9. Julia Fliegner
10. Sophia Fornaris
11. Alexis Blokhina
12. Justine Dondonay
13. Lan Mi
14. Gavriella Smith
15. Avery Durham
16. Emily Callahan

Girls 18s:
1. Anessa Lee
2. Zoe Howard
3. Alana Wolfberg
4. Connie Ma
5. Karina Miller
6. Abigail Desiatnikov
7. Page Freeman
8. Carly Briggs
9. Anna Ross
10. Neha Velaga
11. Anna Campana
12. Gianna Pielet
13. Rosie Garcia Gross
14. Kelsey Mize
15. Eryn Cayetano
16. Emma Shelton

The 2019 WTA season begins in just a few hours, when qualifying for the Premier level WTA tournament in Brisbane Australia starts. Eight American women are in the qualifying draw: Christina McHale, Jennifer Brady, Vania King, Varvara Lepchenko, Nicole Gibbs, Caroline Dolehide, Allie Kiick and Bernarda Pera.  Several of the top teenagers are in the qualifying draw including Anastasia Potapova(RUS), who plays Gibbs, Olga Danilovic(SRB), Dayana Yastremska[2](UKR), who plays Lepchenko, and Marta Kostyuk(UKR).

Another of the top teens, 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova, has received a wild card into the ASB Classic in Auckland, a WTA International level tournament this coming week in New Zealand. For more on Anisimova's wild card, see this article from the New Zealand Herald.