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USTA/Southeast Michigan District
2019 Muthig Junior Qualifier

 

The Southeast Michigan Muthig Jr. Qualifier is our District Championship event for age divisions 12-18 and is named after the late Wes and Georgina Muthig, who were instrumental in Junior Tennis in Southeastern Michigan.

 

The Southeast Michigan Muthig Jr. Qualifier is used to determine entry into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships (June 2019) for age divisions 12-18. This tournament is a SEM District Level 3, Midwest Section Level 3 for Points Per Round.


The 2019 Southeast Michigan Muthig Jr. Qualifier will be held over TWO WEEKENDS.

Boys' Qualifier will be held May 31 - June 3, 2019    Location: Plymouth Canton Educational Park

Girls' Qualifier will be held second weekend of June 7 - 10,  2019    Location: Plymouth Canton Educational Park

 

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If you have any questions, please contact the Southeastern Michigan District Office at (734) 421-1025.

 

 

 


 

What is a Qualifier?



The Southeast Michigan Muthig Jr. Qualifier is used to determine entry into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships for age divisions 12-18. The Qualifier is held at the beginning of June every year with the boys divisions playing over the course of one weekend and the girls divisions playing the following weekend.
 

This tournament is open to Southeast Michigan District residents only. Entrant must be a legal resident of Hillsdale, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair, Wayne, or Washtenaw county. 

 

Boys Qualifier: May 31 - June 3, 2019    Location: Plymouth Canton Educational Park

Girls Qualifier:June 7 - 10,  2019    Location: Plymouth Canton Educational Park

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY

 

Players must register for the tournament online and submit proof of residency and citizenship. Entrants who do not submit proof of residency AND citizenship will not be accepted into the District Qualifier.  Each District Qualifier tournament homepage posts a list of entrants who have submitted proof of residency and citizenship.  Entrants who have participated in the District Qualifier do not need to submit citizenship or residency unless the information has changed since first submitted.

 

The tournament home page will be updated periodically to confirm receipt of documentation. In order to participate in the Qualifier, players must be registered in tournament on TennisLink by registration deadline AND proper documentation MUST be on file.
 

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

 A copy of the entrant’s report card* or driver’s license.
 

*For electronic report cards that do not bear the school's name and address, you may ask your school's counseling office to prepare a Letter of Student Attendance at the school. For home schooled entrants ONLY, please complete the "USTA/Midwest Declaration of Domicile Form" & "USTA/Midwest Affidavit of Domicile Form".

PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP 

A copy of the entrant’s Birth Certificate, US Passport, valid Alien Registration Card or I-485 Letter.

 

Send documentation to: USTA-Southeast Michigan District, 17280 Farmington Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. (Faxes will not be accepted.) 


The Qualifier Committee reserves the right to further verify eligibility of all entrants. NO MEDICAL EXEMPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED. Special requests for ACT/SAT testing, etc. will NOT be honored. Every effort will be made to avoid a scheduling conflict for a player's high school graduation ceremony. You must provide written request of Graduation Ceremony date and time to the District Office prior to the documentation deadline. In the case of rain causing an alternate schedule, we may not be able to honor the request.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES
 

Boys Tournament Registration Deadline: May 17, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Boys Documentation Deadline: May 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

Girls Tournament Registration Deadline: May 24, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Girls Documentation Deadline: May 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.

 

 

BOYS DRAWS WILL BE LIMITED AS FOLLOWS
 

B12s - 64 Draw 
B14s - 64 Draw 
B16s - 64 Draw 

B18s - 48 Draw 

 

GIRLS DRAWS WILL BE LIMITED AS FOLLOWS 
 

G12s - 48 Draw 
G14s - 48 Draw 
G16s - 48 Draw 

G18s - 32 Draw 

 

 

 

FORMAT 

 

Main draw format will be two-out-of-three sets, with the third set played out in its entirety. Consolation draw format will be two-out-of-three sets, with a tie break in lieu of the third set.

 

The Main Draw will be played to completion (including a 3/4 playoff). Feed-In Consolation played to the Quarterfinals ONLY.



PLAYER SELECTION

 

Players will be selected based on the most current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List at the time of the tournament entry deadline.

 

Players will be selected by the following: 

1. Players from the top 50 of the most current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List in next lower division based on the following draw sizes: 
64 draw - top 8 players from the lower age group 

(exception: top 4 players from the 10s for the Boys 12s division). 
48 draw - top 6 players from the lower age group 
(exception: top 3 players from the 10s for the Girls 12s division). 
32 draw - top 4 players from the lower age group. 
24 draw - top 2 players from the lower age group. 


2. Remaining players will be selected from the most current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List in the current age division of the event. Remaining vacancies and/or alternates will be selected from the USTA/Midwest Section Standing List in the division of the event. Alternates will be numbered and posted on tournament home page after tournament deadline.


SEEDING 

 

Seeding will be done using the most current USTA/Midwest Section Standing List published at the time of tournament deadline. 
 



IMPORTANT: RULES FOR 2019 SE MICHIGAN DISTRICT QUALIFIER (2019 Rules May be Subject to Change)
 

- 2019 Qualifier Main Draw will be played to COMPLETION.
- Players MUST Play & Complete the District Qualifier to be endorsed to the Midwest Outdoor Closed. Play & Complete is defined as playing all points including the final point of the match (A retirement, walkover or default in the player's final match - including any FIC matches - will cause the player to no longer be eligible to be endorsed to the Midwest Outdoor Closed).
- NO APPEAL PROCESS for 2019. A player will not be endorsed if they do not fulfill the Play & Complete Requirement.

- WILDCARD for each division. SEM will employ a "wildcard" for any vacated Quota Spot. This means, that if a Quota Spot player in any division vacates their Quota position (earns the Quota Spot position by playing and completing the District Qualifier past the endorsement line but does not play the Midwest Closed), that Quota Spot will be given to our top Alternate in that division using the Midwest Standing List posted after Boys District Qualifier. Wildcards are limited to one (1) per division and will not be used for any other reason.

 

 

 

ENDORSEMENT INTO MIDWEST CLOSED


The Southeast Michigan District Endorses (approves) players for Quota (guaranteed) entry plus Alternates into the Midwest Outdoor Closed Championships. Southeast Michigan will receive 12 Quota Spots (guaranteed entry into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships). These 12 Endorsed Quota Spot players will be the Quarter-finalists in the main and consolation draw, who play and complete the Southeast Michigan District Qualifier. Should an Endorsed Quota Spot Player not be able to play in the Midwest Outdoor Closed Championships, that Quota Spot will either be filled by a "wildcard" or will be lost (only 1 wildcard per division is available) and added to the Alternates pool of the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships.

 

All other players who play and complete the Southeast Michigan Qualifier will be endorsed as Alternates into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships in order of their Standing Position on the Midwest Section Standing List published after the last weekend of all District Qualifiers. Alternates will be taken into the Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships from ONE pool of alternates at the Midwest Section level. 


It is imperative that you enter the Qualifier in the age division you plan to play at the USTA/Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships. Players may only enter ONE age division. Entrants who do not play and complete the Qualifier will NOT be endorsed to the USTA/Midwest Closed Outdoor Championships as a quota or as an alternate. 

 

 


PLAYER REMINDERS


1) When either tournament entry closes, a player may not be entered in two or more sanctioned tournaments if any part of the tournaments overlap, unless all Tournament Committees/Directors understand the situation and agree in writing. Written approval from both Tournament Committees/Directors must be received in the District Office prior to the deadline of either tournament. This information can be sent via fax, mail or email however, it is the parent/legal guardian's responsibility that the District Office receives such written notice to ensure suspension points are not issued. 


2) All players are expected to play and complete all scheduled matches during a tournament. A player shall not withdraw from an event (before the start of a match in any round) for any reason, including illness, injury, or personal emergency. If the player withdraws for any reason, the match shall be recorded as a Withdrawal or Default and the player will not be eligible for endorsement into the Midwest Closed. All players withdrawing from a tournament after the tournament entry deadline FOR ANY REASON will be subject to suspension points. Withdrawing players will receive 2 suspension points - defaulting players will receive 5 suspension points. 

FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSION POINTS.
 
(Refer to the "Juniors" tab on the Southeast Michigan District website for more information on Code Violations and Suspension Points - www.semich.usta.com) 

NO PHONE, EMAIL OR FAX ENTRIES ACCEPTED. NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AFTER TOURNAMENT ENTRY DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR WITHDRAWALS OR FAILURE TO SUPPLY PROPER DOCUMENTATION. 
DRESS CODE WILL BE ENFORCED! 



Proper tennis attire is required. NO sports bras worn alone (without a shirt). NO shirts with reference to sex, drugs, alcohol or violence. NO compression shorts worn alone (not covered by shorts or a skirt). NO midriffs. NO tank tops or cutoff t-shirts. OR any other attire deemed inappropriate by the Tournament Committee. By entering this tournament, player is acknowledging receipt and understanding of all stipulations set forth above. By consideration of the acceptance of your entry in the Tournament, entrant does hereby for and on behalf of yourself and your heirs and legal representatives release and discharge the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), the USTA Sections, and District, and the Tournament, their officers, directors, employees, and representatives, of and from any and all claims and demands of every kind, nature, and character for any loss, injury or damage which you may suffer or sustain, by negligence or otherwise, in connection with any aspect of the Tournament or entrants travel to and there from. As a condition of your entry, you agree to abide and be bound by the Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Orders, and Regulations of the USTA, including without limitations, the Standards of Conduct, and all rules, regulations and penalties relating to the USTA Drug Education and Testing Program and Penalties. Entrant hereby consents to be tested for Prohibited Substances as defined in the USTA Standards of Conduct. Entrant grants and assigns to the USTA, the USTA Section and District, and the management of the Tournament, the right in perpetuity to record in tangible form and use entrant's name, performance, likeness, voice and biography, in any and all media (including the right to produce, display and otherwise use motion picture, still pictures and live taped or filmed television, and other reproductions of entrant during entrant's participation in the Tournament), and for all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of advertising and promotion of the USTA and the Tournament. Any such use of entrant's name, performance, likeness, voice or biography hereunder shall be without separate compensation to entrant or to entrant's heirs or assignees. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION can be obtained by contacting the Southeastern Michigan District Office at (734) 421-1025.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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