Updated August 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM to reflect Jennifer Brady’s withdrawal


Twenty current and former collegiate athletes will compete in the main draw of the 2021 US Open singles tournament. This week, 14 different universities will be represented in singles play at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The UCLA Bruins lead the way with the most entrants in the singles draw with four.

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In doubles play, 38 former collegiate and current collegiate players will hit the courts in the men’s draw. Four universities – Texas A&M, UCLA, LSU, and Texas – will be represented by three players each. On the women’s side, 16 different players with collegiate ties will be competing in the doubles draw. North Carolina and USC each have three players in the main draw. 

Many of the players in the 2021 singles main draw are returning to New York for a second straight year. On the men’s side, 10 of the 14 athletes who competed at the 2020 US Open are returning for a run at the 2021 title. Similarly, three of the six women from last year will compete in the 2021 singles main draw.

UCLA’s Jennifer Brady returns to the US Open after making a run to the semifinals last year. Her 2020 run was historic for college tennis — she was the first player with collegiate ties to reach the semifinals since 1987. Brady heads into the opening round with the highest ranking (WTA – 14 (S)) out of all of the competing collegiate-tied players. She is followed closely behind by Virginia’s Danielle Collins.

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On the men’s side, Georgia’s John Isner (ATP No. 22(S)) and TCU’s Cameron Norrie (ATP No. 29 (S)) hold the highest singles rankings out of the former collegiate players. At the 2020 US Open, Isner fell in the first round to fellow collegian Steve Johnson, while Norrie reached the third round before falling to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina. Norrie had the deepest run in the 2020 singles draw of the men’s collegiate players.

Two programs – the University of Virginia and University of Florida – will be cheering on a current student-athlete in the draw. 2021 NCAA singles champions Emma Navarro (Virginia) and Sam Riffice (Florida) received wildcards into the main draw after winning their national titles in May. Navarro will face off against USA’s Christina McHale in the opening round. In his first match of the tournament, Riffice will look to advance against 15-seed Grigor Dimitrov.

The mixed doubles draw will be released by the US Open at a later time.


Men’s Singles

PlayerCountryCollege/UniversityRanking
Mackenzie McDonaldUSAUCLA60
Tennys SandgrenUSATennessee91
Yannick HanfmannGermanyUSC134
Steve JohnsonUSAUSC86
Cameron NorrieUnited KingdomTCU29
Arthur RinderknechFranceTexas A&M78
John IsnerUSAGeorgia22
Brandon NakashimaUSAVirginia83
Kevin AndersonSouth AfricaIllinois75
Sam RifficeUSAFlorida539
Marcos GironUSAUCLA65
Dominik KoepferGermanyTulane56
Chris EubanksUSAGeorgia Tech216
Maxime CressyUSAUCLA151

Women’s Singles

PlayerCountryCollege/UniversityRanking
Jennifer Brady*USAUCLA14
Emma NavarroUSAVirginia331
Danielle CollinsUSAVirginia28
Astra SharmaAustraliaVanderbilt114
Jamie LoebUSAUNC194
Mayar SherifEgyptPepperdine96

*withdrew due to injury


Men’s Doubles

PlayerDoubles PartnerCountryCollege/UniversityRanking
Nathaniel LammonsJ. WithrowUSASMU89
Jackson WithrowN. LammonsUSATexas A&M82
John-Patrick SmithL. SavilleAustraliaTennessee71
Steve JohnsonS. QuerreyUSAUSC96
Marcelo ArevaloM. MiddlekoopEl SalvadorTulsa36
Cameron NorrieJ. StruffUnited KingdomTCU123
Ben McLachlanR. KlassenJapanCalifornia30
Mackenzie McDonaldR. HaaseUSAUCLA180
Marcos GironA. GoranssonUSAUCLA678
Andre GoranssonM. GironSwedenCalifornia66
Rajeev RamJ. SalisburyUSAIllinois7
Joe SalisburyR. RamUnited KingdomMemphis6
Arthur RinderknechH. NysFranceTexas A&M213
Evan KingH. ReeseUSAMichigan136
Hunter ReeseE. KingUSATennessee113
Dominic InglotA. KrajicekUnited KingdomVirginia63
Austin KrajicekD. InglotUSATexas A&M44
Brandon NakashimaD. LajovicUSAVirginia526
Robert FarahJ. CabalColombiaUSC8
John PeersF. PolasekAustraliaMiddle Tennessee25
Ken SkupskiL. BambridgeUnited KingdomLSU60
Robert GallowayA. LawsonUSAWofford108
Alex LawsonR. GallowayUSANotre Dame121
Aleksandr NedovyesovA. KaratsevKazakhstanOSU80
Jean-Julien RojerW. KoolhofNetherlandsUCLA35
Andreas MiesA. GolubevGermanyAuburn24
Lloyd GlasspoolD. EvansUnited KingdomTexas88
Elliot SpizzirriT. ZinkUSATexas811
Tyler ZinkE. SpizzirriUSAOSU1078
Christopher EubanksB. FratangeloUSAGeorgia Tech195
Nicholas MonroeF. TiafoeUSAUNC92
Neal SkupskiJ. SockUnited KingdomLSU17
Dominik KoepferE. RuusuvuoriGermanyTulane142
Tim PuetzM. VenusGermanyAuburn33
Michael VenusT. PuetzNew ZealandLSU/Texas21
Sander GilleJ. VliegenBelgiumEast Tennessee State32
Joran VliegenS. GilleBelgiumEast Carolina 31
Gonzalo EscobarA. BeharEcuadorTexas Tech47

Women’s Doubles

PlayerPartnerCountryCollege/UniversityRanking
Astra SharmaH. CarterAustraliaVanderbilt127
Hayley CarterA. SharmaUSAUNC25
Luisa StefaniG. DabrowskiBrazilPepperdine17
Ellen PerezK. PeschkeAustraliaGeorgia46
Makenna JonesE. ScottyUSAUNCNR
Elizabeth ScottyM. JonesUSAUNCNR
Kaitlin ChristianN. HibinoUSAUSC61
Emma NavarroH. BaptisteUSAVirginia323
Erin RoutliffeL. FernandezNew ZealandAlabama108
Giuliana OlmosC. McHaleMexicoUSC24
Anna DanilinaY. ShevdovaKazakhstanFlorida89
Desirae KrawczykA. GuarachiUSAASU19
Alexa GuarachiD. KrawczykChileAlabama16
Ena ShibaharaS. AoyamaJapanUCLA9
Sabrina SantamariaM. KatoUSAUSC62
Ingrid NeelL. DavisUSAFlorida101

The 2021 US Open, which features men’s and women’s singles and men’s and women’s doubles tournaments along with mixed doubles, begins Monday, August 30 at 11 AM ET, and proceeds through Sunday, September 12 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

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