Top seeds have been named for the Houston Tennis Association Zone Advancement Tournament, which will be held February 2-3 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 501.
Top seeds in the boys age divisions are: 18s–Alex Weber, Houston; 16s—Shantonu Sonthalia and Luke Thrower, both Houston, and Andre Nieto, Montgomery; 14s—Fernando Ocon, Houston, Hugh Cosculluela, Spring, and Anoop Ashok, Lake Jackson; and 12s—Jan Pempera, Kingwood, Adonis Martinez, Houston, and Brandon Do, Richmond.
Top seeds in the girls age divisions are: 18s–Brooke Taylor, Lake Jackson; 16s—Alexandra Rash, The Woodlands, and Tamara Shan, Houston; 14s—Camryn Lam, Houston, and Ebee Ward, Longview; and 12s—Sydney Grove and Jenny Reynolds, both Houston.
The youngsters earn points to qualify for championship status.