With its first tournament in Santiago, Chile in late June, University Sports Programs (USP) expanded its UTR-based International Circuit tournaments into South America. USP describes their events as “The most important tournament circuit specially designed to help players improve their UTRs and increase their chances of getting recruited.” The USP events offer more match play to young athletes who participate in International Tennis Federation junior tourneys. USP launched this year in the Caribbean, and followed success its there with a series of events in Florida this May. More tourneys, including ones scheduled in Jamaica, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Argentina, are on the calendar for this July and August. The Chilean event drew 22 players, who were divided into five groups, with each player guaranteed three matches and all results feeding the athletes’ UTRs. The competition, held on clay courts at the Croatian Stadium in Santiago, was the first UTR-based event held in Chile. Gonzalo Achondo won the tournament, besting Carlos Agular in the final. The TenisChile.com website provided an account of the tourney. This fall, USP plans additional competition in Honduras, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, and Costa Rica, as well as the United States. Join hundreds of thousands of other tennis players worldwide by getting your game rated by UTR. Sign up at no charge here.