Hopefully the thread will stay relatively untainted by rude comments and be a repository for the Southwest section's junior tennis scene. Manfred - a fair number of late sign-ups for the Sweet 16 should make it a good event. The 18s has most of the big guns in the mix, and a good event should ensue. It'll be interesting to see who gets in and who doesn't. Carlos should get into the draw based on his 16s ranking. James appears to be on the cusp. If James gets in, based on the rankings as they are today, it'd push a deserving player (McDaniels) out of the draw. Chalmers isn't signed up, but they've been known to sign up via phone and/or snail mail. If he did enter the draw, it could push Salvatore out. Still only 9 players signed up for the boys 18s for the Closed. It's still early, and my guess is it'll eventually fill up, but people sure aren't clamoring to sign up early.