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Rubin, Loeb Advance To Today’s NCAA Singles Championships

JMTA stars Noah Rubin and Jamie Loeb won semifinal matches on Sunday and will both play for NCAA singles championships today. Fans can view both matches LIVE from the Hurd Tennis Center on the Baylor Univ. campus.

Rubin, seeded No. 7 entering the event takes on No. 8 Ryan Shane from ACC foe Virginia. Loeb, also seeded at No. 7, will battle No. 2 seed Carol Zhao of Stanford.

Rubin dispatched unseeded Virginia’s Thai Kwiatkowski, 6-4, 6-4, on Sunday to reach today’s final. Loeb rallied to win, 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 over No. 9 Stephanie Wagner of Miami.

Zoo Tennis has the full story here.

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Three Empire Cup Winners, Four Finalists Highlight Weekend Results

Three Empire Cup champions (plus four finalists) are among the top performances by JMTA students the weekend of May 16-18.

Loren Haukova (Girls 18), Sebastian Sec (Boys 12) and Ty Switzer (Boys 12) were all winners at the Empire Cup. Finalists included Jake Bhangdia (Boys 18), Daniel Pellerito (Boys 16), Francesca Karman (Girls 14) and Michelle Sorokko (Girls 16).

Champions at other events over the weekend included Noah Eisenberg (Boys 12, L1B Sportime Bethpage May Challenger), Xavier Pacthod (pictured above, Boys 18, L1B Armonk May Challenger), Sam Scherer (Boys 12, L1B Sportime HI May Challenger) and Hannah Abraham (Girls 16, L2R Sportime Syosset May LI Regional).

Full Results:

Loren Haukova; Champion –Girls’ 18

Sebastian Sec; Champion – Boys’ 12

Ty Switzer; Champion – Boys’ 12

Jake Bhangdia; Finalist – Boys’ 18

Daniel Pellerito; Finalist – Boys’ 16

Francesca Karman; Finalist – Girls’ 14

Michelle Sorokko; Finalist – Girls’ 16

Ananth Raghavan; 3rd Place – Boys’ 18

Sean Wei; 3rd Place – Boys’ 16

Georgia Ryan; 3nd Place – Girls’ 16

Chelsea Williams; 3nd Place – Girls’ 16

Daniella Benabraham; 3rd Place – Girls’ 12

Athell Bennett; 4th Place – Boys’ 18

Aleksandra Bekirova; Quarterfinalist – Girls’ 16

Merri Kelly; Quarterfinalist – Girls’ 16

Courtney Kowalsky; Quarterfinalist – Girls’ 16

Ashley Lessen; Quarterfinalist – Girls’ 16

Nathalie Rodilosso; Quarterfinalist –Girls’ 16

Billy Suarez; Quarterfinalist – Boys’ 14

Joseph Wilkanowski; Round of 16 – Boys’ 14

Hayden Cassone; Consolation Winner – Boys’ 16

Marcos Lee; Consolation Winner – Boys’ 14

Tristan Taylor; Consolation Winner – Boys’ 14

Solomon Brown; Consolation Winner – Boys’ 12

Sam Turchetta; Consolation Finalist – Boys’ 18

Shawn Jackson; won one consolation match – Boys’ 16

Lantis Wang; Main Draw – Boys’ 16

Katherine Kachkarov; Main Draw –Girls’ 16

Donovan Brown; Main Draw – Boys’ 14

Maxwell Kachkarov; Main Draw – Boys’ 14

Jeffrey McCready; Main Draw – Boys’ 14

Robbie Werdiger; Main Draw – Boys’ 14

Wesley Zhang; Main Draw – Boys’ 14

Perene Wang; Main Draw – Girls’ 14

Kassia Taylor; Main Draw – Girls’ 12

Julia Werdiger; Main Draw – Girls’ 12

 

L1B Sportime Bethpage May Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Noah Eisenberg; Champion

Alex Vinsky; Finalist

L1B Armonk May Challenger

Boys’ 18 Singles

Xavier Pacthod; Champion

Boys’ 14 Singles

Scott Fischer; Semifinalist

L1B Sportime HI May Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Sam Scherer; Champion

Girls’ 12 Singles

Dana Livson; Finalist

L1B Stadium Tennis Center May Challenger

Girls’ 14 Singles

Natalie Eordekian; Finalist

Boys’ 12 Singles

Astro Pilipovic; Finalist

Julian Fente; Semifinalist

L1B Sportime Quogue May Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Sachin Palta; Semifinalist

L1B Cunningham Park Tennis Center May Challenger

Boys’ 18 Singles

George Kaslow; Semifinalist

L1B APTC May Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Maxwell Moadel; Semifinalist

L1B Anuj Agarwal Memorial Challenger at Deer Park

Boys’ 14 Singles

Justin Oresky; Semifinalist

L1B Gameset Tennis Spring Open

Boys’ 16 Singles

Gregory Coe; Quarterfinalist

L2O TI Academy May Open

Boys’ 14 Singles

Noah Kaye; Finalist

L2O Sportime Randall’s Island May Open

Boys’ 12 Singles

Dominick Mosejczuk; Semifinalist

L2R Sportime Syosset May LI Regional

Girls’ 16 Singles

Hannah Abraham; Champion

Wesley Zhang

Eisenberg, Wang, Zhang, Werdiger Win Titles

Four JMTAers won championships in action around the region last weekend (ending 5/10).

Noah Eisenberg (Boys 12, L1B Sportime Syosset May Challenger), Lantis Wang (Boys 16, L1B May Challenger at Hardscrabble) and Julia Werdiger (Girls 10, L2O TI Academy Series) won singles crowns, while Wesley Zhang (Boys 14, L1B & Adult On Serve Springtime Challenger) was a doubles titleist.

Full results:

L1B Sportime Syosset May Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Noah Eisenberg; Champion

Alex Vinsky; Finalist

L1B May Challenger at Hardscrabble

Boys’ 16 Singles

Lantis Wang; Champion

L1B & Adult On Serve Springtime Challenger

Boys’ 14

Wesley Zhang; Doubles Champion

Girls’ 14 Singles

Audrey Pacthod; Semifinalist

L1B Jericho/Westbury May Challenger

Girls’ 18 Singles

Katherine Kachkarov; Semifinalist

10U L1B May Hardscrabble Challenger

Boys’ 10 Singles

Dominick Mosejczuk; Semifinalist

L1B Stadium Tennis Center May Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

David Hendon; Quarterfinalist

L1B Bethpage State Park May Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Joseph Wilkanowski; Quarterfinalist

Zachary Portnoy; Round of 16

L2O TI Academy Series

Julia Werdiger; Champion

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SPORTIME/JMTA Directors and Coaches Search For Future Students and Champions at Scholarship Tryouts at SPORTIME Syosset, the Long Island Home of JMTA, June 27, 2015

Young hopefuls from across Long Island will be out in force at SPORTIME Syosset, the Long Island home of JMTA, on Saturday, June 27, to try out for a full scholarship to attend JMTA at SPORTIME Syosset for the 2015-16 season. The day begins with registration at 9 a.m., with a variety of tryout evaluation sessions concluding at approximately 1 p.m.

The tryout, open to players ages 6-16, will be led by an Assessment Committee made up of SPORTIME/JMTA Directors and Coaches.  The Committee will evaluate players as they participate in tennis drills, athletic assessments, and play matches.  The scholarship winner will be notified by July 6.

SPORTIME Syosset /JMTA is located at 75 Haskett Drive in Syosset.  Parents of interested players can register online at http://www.sportimeny.com/entry.php, can email JMTATryout@SportimeNY.com or can call 516/364-2727 for more information or to register in person.  Updates will also be posted online at www.SportimeNY.com/Syosset-Tennis.  The registration deadline is June 15 at 5 p.m. ET.

There is no fee to try out, but entrants must pre-register.  Proper tennis attire is required.   Players will have access to locker room and shower facilities. SPORTIME Syosset features a full-service, on-site pro shop, as well as stringing services. Water and Titan Tea ™, the official tea of the JMTA, will be available on court and vending on-site.

“Our tryouts have been very successful in recent years,” said JMTA Director Lawrence Kleger. “The scholarship students we have found at recruitment events at our JMTA locations have performed very well.  We are excited to meet another crop of hopefuls and award a full scholarship this summer for next season.”

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McEnroe, Students Take Part In Randall’s Island Riverkeeper Sweep

John McEnroe and Academy students were among the army of volunteers clearing trash and removing invasive plants at Randall’s Island Park today.

Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.

McEnroe was joined by (see photo above) Sabrina Xiong, Madison Battaglia, Felipe Osses-Konig and Oliver Sec.

Among the work they performed were clearing invasive plants and litter from Little Hell Gate Saltwater Marsh, a rare, 5-acre habitat on the Harlem River; an urban forest (and former Christmas tree dump site) up the slope from the marsh, and the Little Hell Gate Freshwater Wetland, which helps filter stormwater runoff from the island’s playing fields.

Pellerito, Wang, Lee, Brown Win Titles Week Ending May 3

Four more JMTA students took titles over the past weekend ending May 3 as Daniel Pellerito, Lantis Wang, Marcos Lee and Solomon Brown were tournament winners.

Pellerito was the Boys 18 champ at L1B Sportime Lynbrook May Challenger; Wang claimed the Boys 16 crown at the L1B Sportime Harbor Island May Challenger; Lee won at Boys 14 at L1B CourtSense Springtime Challenger at Bogota RC; and Brown was the champion at Boys 14 singles at L2R + 8U Playday NYJTL May Metro Regional.

Full results:

L1 10U West Side Tennis Club Spring Championships

Girls’ 10

Sophia Cisse; Singles Semifinalist; 3rd Place Doubles

Eleanor Apps; 3rd Place Doubles

Catherine Karman; Round of 16 Singles; Doubles Semifinalist

Julia Werdiger; Singles Finalist; Doubles Finalist

Linda Ziets-Segura; Round of 16 Singles

Boys’ 10

Harrison Gradin; Singles Quarterfinalist

Marco Ziets-Segura; Round of 16 Singles

L1B Sportime Lynbrook May Challenger

Boys’ 18 Singles

Daniel Pellerito; Champion

L1B Sportime Harbor Island May Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Lantis Wang; Champion

Girls’ 16 Singles

Perene Wang; Semifinalist

L1B CourtSense Springtime Challenger at Bogota RC

Boys’ 14 Singles

Marcos Lee; Champion

Blake Frank; Finalist

Sidharth Chawla; Round of 16

Scott Fischer; Round of 16

Girls’ 10 Singles

Diya Chawla; Quarterfinalist

L1B Point Set May Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Gunnar Overstrom; Quarterfinalist

L2R + 8U Playday NYJTL May Metro Regional

Boys’ 14 Singles

Solomon Brown; Champion

Boys’ 16 Singles

Jeffrey McCready; Finalist

Donavan Brown; Semifinalist

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Stony Brook’s Tsvetkov Earns Top America East Frosh Honors

Stony Brook’s Elizabeth Tsvetkov was voted the 2015 America East Rookie of the Year and was also selected to the all-Conference First Team.

Tsvetkov finished with a 6-1 record against America East opponents, including going 2-0 against Binghamton and Albany’s No. 5 singles players in the conference championship. In addition, Tsvetkov competed in doubles with fellow freshman teammate Kristina Vozniak and went 4-0 in America East conference play, with one match going unfinished.

She also led the Seawolves in dual matches with 14 wins and 22 singles wins overall.

She helped SBU to its fourth straight America East title and NCAA Tournament appearance.

Jessica Golovin-Madison Battaglia

Battaglia, Golovin, Switzer, Sorokko Win Titles at Empire Cup; Hohmann, Mirabella, Jain, Pacthod Also Winners

Four JMTA players took titles over the April 24-26 weekend, as Madison Battaglia (Girls 18), Jessica Golovin (Girls 18), Ty Switzer (Boys 12) and Michelle Sorokko (Girls 16) were all Champions.

Four others won other events, as Ronald Hohmann won the Boys 16s at L1B Sportime Syosset Challenger, Danielle Mirabella took Girls 18 at L1B Sportime Bethpage Spring Challenger, Milan Jain won Boys 14 singles at L2O Sportime RI April Open and Audrey Pacthod won Girls 14s at L1B Armonk Sports Center’s April Challenger.

Full results:

Empire Cup Results

Madison Battaglia; Champion -Girls’ 18

Jessica Golovin; Champion Girls’ 18

Michelle Sorokko; Champion- Girls’ 16

Ty Switzer; Champion- Boys 12

Loren Haukova; Finalist Girls’ 18

Nathalie Rodilosso; Finalist- Girls’ 16

Sam Turchetta; Finalist Boys’18

Daniel Pellerito; Finalist Boys’ 16

Daniella Benabraham; Finalist Girls’ 12

Sean Wei; Finalist- Boys’ 16

Athell Bennett; Finalist- Boys’18

Sebastian Sec; 3rd Place- Boys’ 12

Anna Brylin; 3rd Place-Girls’ 18

Brianna Williams; Semifinalist-Girls’ 16

Sean Patrick; Semifinalist- Boys’ 18

Jake Bhangdia; Semifinalist- Boys’ 18

Sean Mullins; Semifinalist- Boys’ 18

Aleksandra Bekirova; Quarterfinalist- Girls’ 16

Ashley Lessen; Quarterfinalist- Girls’ 16

Kassia Taylor; Quarterfinalist- Girls’ 12

Daniel Weitz; Quarterfinalist- Boys’ 16

Alexander Karman; Quarterfinalist- Boys’ 12

Colin Sacco; Quarterfinalist-Boys’ 18

Francesca Karman; Quarterfinalist- Girls’ 14

Georgia Ryan; Consolation Winner- Girls’ 16

Chelsea Williams; Consolation Winner- Girls’ 16

Ananth Raghavan; Consolation Winner- Boys’ 18

Rebecca Suarez; Consolation Winner- Girls’ 12

Kabir Rajpal; Consolation Winner- Boys’ 14

Alex Vinsky; Consolation Winner- Boys’ 12

Merri Kelly; Round of 16- Girls’ 16

Denise Lai; Round of 16- Girls’ 14

Courtney Kowalsky; Round of 16- Girls’ 16

Victoria Sec; Round of 16- Girls’ 16

Sachin Palta; Round of 16- Boys’ 12

Astro Pilopovic; Round of 16- Boys’ 12

Lantis Wang; Round of 16- Boys’ 16

Diana McCready; Round of 16- Girls’ 14

Perene Wang; Round of 16- Girls’ 14

Natalie Eordekian; Round of 16- Girls’ 12

Billy Suarez; Round of 16- Boys’ 14

Tristan Taylor; Round of 16- Boys’ 14

Maxwell Kachkarov; Round of 16- Boys’ 14

Marcos Lee; Round of 16- Boys’ 14

Joseph Wilkanowski; Round of 16- Boys’ 14

Jeffrey McCready; Round of 16- Boys’ 14

Robbie Werdiger; won two consolation matches- Boys’ 14

Katherine Kachkarov; won two consolation matches- Girls’ 14

Maranda Sears; won one consolation match- Girls’ 16

Luca Demare; won one consolation match- Boys’ 12

Sam Scherer; won one consolation match-Boys’ 12

Wesley Zhang; won one consolation match- Boys’ 12

Lauren Munari; Main Draw- Girls’ 16

Shawn Jackson; Main Draw- Boys’ 16

Dana Livson; Main Draw- Girls’ 12

Julie Werdiger; Main Draw- Girls’ 12

Zachary Portnoy; Main Draw- Boys’ 14

Blake Frank; Main Draw- Boys’ 14

Sujay Sharma; Main Draw- Boys’ 14

 

 

L1B Sportime Syosset Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Ronald Hohmann; Champion

David Ammendola; Semifinalist

 

 

L1B Sportime Bethpage Spring Challenger

Girls’ 18 Singles

Danielle Mirabella; Champion

Rachel Weiss; Semifinalist

Boys’ 18 Singles

Stephen Gruppuso; Finalist

L2O Sportime RI April Open (April 17th- 26th)

Boys’ 14 Singles

Milan Jain; Champion

Dylan Charles; Finalist

Murat Gulcelik; Semifinalist

Girls’ 12 Singles

Blakely Duskin; Semifinalist

Boys’ 12 Singles

Mike Shepard; Semifinalist

L1B Armonk Sports Center’s April Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Girls’ 14 Singles

Audrey Pacthod; Champion

Scott Fischer; Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 18 Singles

Zachary Kaplan; Finalist

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Loeb Tabbed UNC Athlete of the Year, ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year

Huge dual honors for JMTA standout and University of North Carolina soph Jamie Loeb, who has been named both the UNC Female Athlete of the Year and ACC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year by the school and conference, respectively.

Loeb earned the ACC honor for the second straight year. She is ranked No. 7 in singles this week according to the ITA. She has compiled a 23-4 singles record during the 2014-15 campaign, including an 18-2 mark in dual matches this spring. She went 13-1 against the ACC and is a remarkable 27-1 against the league the last two seasons playing exclusively at No. 1 singles.

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Noah Rubin Named ACC Player, Freshman of the Year

JMTA’s own Noah Rubin was named Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Tennis Player and Freshman of the Year after a standout campaign in which he was named ACC Player of the Week a conference-high four times during the regular season, including each of the final three weeks of the season leading into last week’s ACC Championships.

In 22 matches during the spring season, Rubin posted a stellar record of 19-3 with 18 of those victories coming at No. 1 singles. In conference play, he posted a 10-1 mark with his only loss coming to Nicolas Alvarez of Duke, who was the No. 11 player in the country at the time of the match.

When it mattered most in the ACC Championships last week, Rubin posted three straight-set wins over the likes of Hunter Harrington of Clemson, No. 61 Christopher Eubanks of Georgia Tech and No. 7 Shane of Virginia.

Chikvashvili, Eisenberg Take Titles

Stephanie Chikvashvili and Noah Eisenberg were tournament winners among JMTA students in action the weekend ending April 17.

Chikvashvili won at Girls 16s at L1A Sportime Bethpage Spring Championships, while Eisenberg was the Boys 12 champion at L1A Jericho/Westbury Spring Championships.

Full results follow:

Eastern Super Six (National L4)

Boys’ 12 Singles

Sebastian Sec; Finalist

Wesley Zhang; Quarterfinalist; won two consolation matches

Ty Switzer; Round of 16; won one match in consolation

Alexander Karman; Round of 16

Sachin Palta; won three consolation matches

Sam Scherer; Main Draw

Girls’ 12 Singles

Daniella Benabraham; 3rd Place

Rebecca Suarez; Round of 16

Boys’ 18 Singles

Sam Turchetta; 3rd Place

Felipe Osses-Konig; Quarterfinalist

Ananth Raghavan; Consolation Finalist

Jake Bhangdia; Round of 16

Athell Bennett; Main Draw

Colin Sacco; Main Draw

Girls’ 18 Singles

Loren Haukova; 4th Place

Girls’ 16 Singles

Michelle Sorokko; 5th Place

Merri Kelly; Round of 16; won one consolation match

Nathalie Rodilosso; Round of 16

Courtney Kowalsky; won two consolation matches

Lauren Munari; won two consolation matches

Georgia Ryan; won two consolation matches

Maranda Sears; won two consolation matches

Aleksandra Bekirova; Main Draw

Katherine Kachkarov; Main Draw

Boys’ 16 Singles

Cannon Kingsley; Round of 16; Consolation Winner

Sean Wei; Quarterfinalist; won one consolation match

Lantis Wang; Round of 16; won one consolation match

Sean Patrick; won one consolation match

Hayden Cassone; Main Draw

Daniel Weitz; Main Draw

Girls’ 14 Singles

Francesca Karman; Round of 16

Perene Wang; Round of 16

Denise Lai; won one consolation match

Calista Sha; won one consolation match

Boys’ 14 Singles

Billy Suarez; won one consolation match

Robbie Werdiger; won one consolation match

L1A Sportime Bethpage Spring Championships

Girls’ 16 Singles

Stephanie Chikvashvili; Champion

Katelyn Walker; Semifinalist

L1A Jericho/Westbury Spring Championships

Boys’ 12 Singles

Noah Eisenberg; Champion

Bradley Bennett; Quarterfinalist

Luca DeMare; Quarterfinalist

L1A NYJTL Spring Championships

Boys’ 14 Singles

Marcos Lee; Finalist

Jeffrey McCready; Semifinalist

Tristan Taylor; Quarterfinalist

Maxwell Moadel; Round of 16

Girls’ 14 Singles

Diana McCready; Quarterfinalist

L1A GHRC Spring Championships

Boys’ 16 Singles

Timothy Nacca; Semifinalist

L1B Stadium Tennis Center April Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

George Kaslow; Finalist

Girls’ 12 Singles

Kassia Taylor; Semifinalist

Leila Epstein; Quarterfinalist

L1B CourtSense at BRC April Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Dana Livson; Finalist

Boys’ 12 Singles

David Hendon; Semifinalist

Adrien Jippov; Quarterfinalist

L20 TI Academy April Open

Boys’ 14 Singles

Noah Kaye; Quarterfinalist

Five Win Titles in Tournament Play Ending April 12

Five JMTAers took titles in tournament play over the April 10-12 weekend.

Georgia Ryan took Girls 16 singles at the L1 Gold’s Dewitt April Championships; Annie Reiner won the Girls 18 event at the L1B Sportime Lake Isle April Challenger; Calista Sha was the winner at Girls 16 at the L1B Point Set April Challenger; Bennett Bradley took the Boys 12 singles crown at the L1B Sportime Syosset Challenger; and Alyssa An won at Girls 12 at the L1B Hardscrabble Nike Camp Spring Challenger.

Full results:

L1 Gold’s Dewitt April Championships

Girls’ 16 Singles

Georgia Ryan; Champion

L1 APTC April Championships

Boys’ 18 Singles

Jake Bhangdia; Finalist

Sean Patrick; Semifinalist

L1 Sportime Harbor Island April Championships

Girls’ 16 Singles

Maranda Sears; Finalist

Chelsea Williams; Quarterfinalist

L1 Armonk Sports Center’s April Championships

Boys’ 14 Singles

Blake Frank; Finalist

Marcos Lee; Quarterfinalist

Jeffrey McCready; Round of 16

Joseph Wilkanowski; Round of 32

Wesley Zhang; Round of 32

L1 Stadium Tennis Center April Championships

Girls’ 18 Singles

Merri Kelly; Semifinalist

Ashley Lessen; Quarterfinalist

Nathalie Rodilosso; Quarterfinalist

L1 Sportsplex Hudson Valley April Champions

Girls’ 14 Singles

Denise Lai; Semifinalist

L1 Club Fit JV Westchester April Championships

Boys’ 16 Singles

Lantis Wang; Quarterfinalist

L1 Courtsense at Bogota April Championships

Girls’ 12 Singles

Rebecca Suarez; Round of 16

L1B Sportime Lake Isle April Challenger

Girls’ 18 Singles

Annie Reiner; Champion

L1B Point Set April Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Calista Sha; Champion

L1B Sportime Syosset Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Bennett Bradley; Champion

L1B Hardscrabble Nike Camp Spring Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Alyssa An; Champion

L1B WOTC April Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Scott Fischer; Round of 16