From September 20 through 22, Meadowood Resort hosted its annual Napa Valley Tennis Classic, where the top collegiate players from seven major universities (Alabama, Boise State, Florida State, Texas A&M, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and the University of San Diego), combined in competition with the Unites States Tennis Association's (USTA's) Elite Junior Development Team. This is a unique event that pits collegiate players against juniors, a tournament found nowhere else.
The players and their coaches were hosted by many families in Napa Valley, and Ed and I hosted the Bosie State and University of San Diego teams. In the grand finale of the tournament -- the Wildcard Shootout--the top player of each group competed in a fast elimination process using 10 point tiebrakers and, where the winner receives a coveted Wild Card entry from the USTA to a major tournament in the United States Futures and Challenger circuit. And wouldn't you know it, a super nice sophmore from University of San Diego-- Uros Petronijevic (from Smedervo, Serbia)-- won the Wild Card Shootout. We hope to hear about many more of his wins in the future (maybe a future Djokovic.)