Top seeds have been named for the HTA Challenger #1 Tournament, which will be held February 6-7 at six Houston tennis sites. Lee LeClear Tennis Center, 9506 S. Gessner, is headquarters.
Draws are limited to 32 players, resulting in multiple seeds in some age divisions. Entrants total 388.
Top seeds in the boys age divisions are: 18s—TyAnthony Jones of Humble; 16s—Irving Logan of Houston, Ryan Cao of Sugar Land and Michael Barrett of Cypress; 14s—Patrick Sim of Spring, Teo Nogaret of Houston, and Kiertan Patel of Friendswood; and 12s—Caleb Guse of Sugar Land and John Butler of Houston.
Top seeds in the girls age divisions are: 18s—Shelby Perry of Katy; 16s—Emma Bayless of Humble and Chloe Chung of Cypress; 14s—Aeriel Kwan of Missouri City and Kaetana Mendoza of Magnolia; and 12s—Lucia Rodriquez of Houston and Rachel Sam of The Woodlands.
The juniors earn points to qualify for championship status.
In a related tournament on Saturday, 119 10-and-under boys and girls will participate in a one-day Challenger event at Lee LeClear and Memorial Park tennis centers and Missouri City Recreation Center.