As part of its global collaboration with Les Petits As, Top Five Management organized the USA Playoffs Lacoste presented by AQR for the 4th time – a qualifying event for the main tournament in Tarbes. After the postponement of the USA Playoffs Lacoste presented by AQR edition due to the pandemic of COVID-19, the event took place at One Tennis Academy, located in Boca Raton, Florida from July 25 to 29, 2021.
Earlier in June, a Series of 6 qualifying events were held throughout the USA. The USA Playoffs Series were hosted in Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Illinois and California. 154 players (91 boys & 63 girls) participated. The winners of each event (1 boy & 1 girl) automatically qualified for the USA Playoffs Lacoste presented by AQR.
A total of 32 American players (16 boys and 16 girls) took part in Les Petits As – USA Playoffs Lacoste presented by AQR. After 5 days of competition, 8 players (4 girls & 4 boys) qualified for Les Petits As – Le Mondial Lacoste in France next September. The girls who got their tickets to France are Claire An, Emily Deming, Riley Crowder and Sasha Kilgour. On the boys side, Maxwell Exsted, Jacob Olar, Darwin Blanch and Matisse Farzam were the best in the draw.
The event was supported by its partners AQR, Lacoste, Tecnifibre and UTR and reached an estimated global audience of 180 000 persons (digital only).
With Les Petits As – Le Mondial Lacoste back to the normal calendar in January 2022, the next edition of the USA Playoffs will be held in Fall 2021.