JMTA Players Record Numerous Tournament Wins over Father’s Day Weekend!

USTA Tournament Results 6/17-6/19

Over Father’s Day weekend, the players of the JMTA won a total of 10 tournaments, despite the fact that a large number of our high school aged players were participating in the first annual JMTA College Recruiting Combine; which showcased talent from all over the country and world to over 100 college coaches.

At the Level 1B FS Tennis Center June Challenger, Clemence Balzano claimed the Girls’ 18 title. In her run to the title, Balzano defeated both the #1 and #2 seeds in straight sets. In other Level 1B action at the Haffen Park June Challenger, the JMTA had two winners. First, in the Girls’ 16 competition, Shawnte Beale defeated the #1 seed in the Semifinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals, while Alexander Aney won the Boys’ 12 title. Claiming the Boys’ 14 title at the Level 1B Ross Late June Challenger was Sidharth Chawla. This tournament win marked Chawla’s fourth tournament win of 2016. Also winning in their respective divisions at the Level 1B Ross Late June Challenger were Charlie Liss (Girls’ 12) and Theodore Murphy (Boys’ 12). Our last Level 1B winner of the weekend was Lev Seidman, who defeated fellow JMTA player and #1 seed Jack Kennedy in the Finals of the Level 1B World Gym June Classic to claim the Boys’ 10 title.

At the Level 2 Hardscrabble June Open, Dana Livson claimed the Girls’ 14 title. In Boys’ 12 action at the Level 2 SPORTIME King’s Park June Open, Jeffery Rosario won the Boys’ 12 title. Our last tournament winner of the weekend was Sachin Palta, who won the Boys’ 12 doubles competition at the Level 2 Long Beach Summer Splash Open.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1B FS Tennis Center June Challenger
Girls’ 18
Clemence Balzano: Champion

Level 1B Haffen Park June Challenger
Girls’ 16
Shawnte Beale: Champion

Boys’ 12
Alexander Aney: Champion

Level 1B Ross Late June Challenger
Boys’ 14
Sidharth Chawla: Champion
Nicholas Murphy: Semifinalist

Girls’ 12
Charlie Liss: Champion
Chloe Bernstein: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Ryan Bernstein: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B World Gym June Classic
Boys’ 10
Lev Seidman: Champion
Jack Kennedy: Finalist

Level 1B Bethpage State Park Summer Challenger
Boys’ 16
Daniel Chikvashvili: Finalist

Girls’ 16
Janelle Chen: Semifinalist

Level 1B June 2016 SPORTIME RI Challenger
Boys’ 16
Felix Levine: Semifinalist
Matthew Mosejczuk: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B CourtSense at BRC June Challenger
Girls’ 10
Chantajah Mills: Semifinalist

Level 2 Hardscrabble June Open
Girls’ 14
Dana Livson: Champion

Level 2 SPORTIME King’s Park June Open
Boys’ 12
Jeffery Rosario: Champion

Level 2 Long Beach Summer Splash Open
Boys’ 12 Doubles
Sachin Palta (w/ Vinay Palta): Champion

Boys’ 12
Rocco Roti: Quarterfinalist
Cotton Snoddy: Quarterfinalist

Level 2 TI Academy June Open
Boys’ 14
Gabriel Markowitz: Finalist

JMTA Players Win Mayor’s Cup Events, Strong Showings in Eastern Super Six, Level 1B and Level 2 Tournaments

USTA Tournament Results 6/10-6/12 & Mayor’s Cup

Over the last week, the players of the JMTA were very busy as many of our future stars played in both the Mayor’s Cup as well as Eastern Section tournaments.

Starting off with Eastern Super Six Championships, while the JMTA didn’t have any tournament winners, several JMTA players’ recorded impressive results! At the Eastern Super Six Championships at Mendham, Daniel Pellerito finished in 3rd place. To earn this honor, Pellerito defeated the #8 seed in the Quarterfinals and then defeated the #2 seed in the 3rd place match. In Girls’ 18 play at the Eastern Super Six Championships at New Shrewsbury, Sophia Graver finished 4th overall in tournament play. To make it to the 3rd place match, Graver defeated the #5 seed in the Round of 16. At the Eastern Super Six Championships at Maywood, Willie Turchetta claimed 4th place. Our last notable Eastern Super Six results of this weekend were Georgia Ryan and Merri Kelly. At the Eastern Super Six Championships at Centercourt Chatham, Ryan and Kelly faced off in the 3rd place match, with Ryan earning the win and the 3rd place honor, while Kelly finished in 4th!

At the Mayor’s Cup Scholastic Tennis Tournament, which is open to Elementary through High School players in the New York City Area, the players of the JMTA won several divisions while also recording several top finishes as well. For Girls’ Varsity Singles, Katherine Kachkarov reached the semifinals, while Cassie Tian and Nicole Savitsky reached the Semifinals of Girls’ Varsity Doubles with separate partners. In Boys’ Middle School Singles, Sujay Sharma defeated fellow JMTA player Robbie Werdiger to win the division, while Shawnte Beale won the Girls’ Middle School title. Our last Mayor’s Cup champion was Nicholas Murphy, who defeated fellow JMTA player Giuseppe Cerasuolo in the finals match! It should also be noted that Sophia Cisse made the finals of the Girls’ Elementary School tournament.

In Level 1B and Level 2 local tournament play over the weekend, the JMTA recorded several tournament wins. At the Level 1B Point Set Father’s Day Challenger, Xavier Pacthod defeated the #1 seed in the Semifinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals to win the Boys’ 18 title. In Boys’ 16 play at the Level 1B PWTA June Challenger, Jack Flores took home the championship trophy after defeating fellow JMTA player Griffin Schlesinger in the Finals match. In yet another all-JMTA final, Julian Szuper defeated Matthew Mosejczuk to win the Boys’ 16 title at the Level 1B SPORTIME Randall’s Island June Challenger, while Tola Glowacka won the Girls’ 12 title. Our last Level 1B winner of the weekend was Olivia Benton, who won the Girls’ 10 division at the Level 1B TI Academy June Challenger.

Rounding out our winners for this weekend were Anya Barteck, who won the Girls’ 14 title at the Level 2 GST June Open, and Cal Wider, who won the Boys’ 12 title at the Level 2 Mountain Lakes June Open.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Mendham (National L3)
Boys’ 18
Daniel Pellerito: 3rd Place; defeated #8 seed in Quarterfinals; #2 seed in 3rd place match
Peter Lohrbach: Quarterfinalist
Cannon Kingsley: Round of 32; won 6 consolation rounds and defeated #9 & #12 seeds in consolation
Lazar Markovic: Round of 64; defeated #6 & #13 seeds in consolation
George Kaslow: Round of 64; defeated #11 seed in consolation

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at New Shrewsbury (National L3)
Girls’ 18
Sophia Graver: 4th Place; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Maywood (National L3)
Boys’ 16
Willie Turchetta: 4th Place
Ronnie Hohmann: Quarterfinalist; defeated #6 seed in Round of 32, #14 seed in Round of 16
Lantis Wang: Round of 16

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Centercourt Chatham (National L3)
Girls’ 16
Georgia Ryan: 3rd Place
Merri Kelly: 4th Place
Gibson Thomas: Round of 16; defeated #11 seed in Round of 32
Katherine Kachkarov: Round of 64; defeated #11 seed in Consolation

Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships presented by Disney
Girls’ Varsity Singles
Katherine Kachkarov: Semifinalist

Girls’ Varsity Doubles
Cassie Tian (w/ Anna Malkov): Semifinalist
Nicole Savitsky (w/ Haley Resnick): Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys’ Middle School Singles
Sujay Sharma: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals; #3 seed in Finals
Robbie Werdiger: Finalist
Maxwell Kachkarov: Semifinalist
Noah Edelman: Semifinalist
Neel Epstein: Quarterfinalist
Donovan Brown: Quarterfinalist; defeated #7 seed in Round of 16

Girls’ Middle School Singles
Shawnte Beale: Champion
Natalie Eordekian: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ Elementary School Singles
Nicholas Murphy: Champion
Giuseppe Cerasuolo: Finalist

Girls’ Elementary School Singles
Sophia Cisse: Finalist
Linda Ziets-Segura: Semifinalist
Chantajah Mills: Semifinalist
Eleanor Apps: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Point Set Father’s Day Challenger
Boys’ 18
Xavier Pacthod: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals; #2 seed in Finals

Level 1B PWTA June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Jack Flores: Champion
Griffin Schlesinger: Finalist
Girls’ 16
Janelle Chen: Finalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals; #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 1B SPORTIME Randall’s Island June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Julian Szuper: Champion
Matthew Mosejczuk: Finalist

Girls’ 12
Tola Glowacka: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Chloe Bernstein: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Bobby Duskin: Finalist
Giuseppe Cerasuolo: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16
Alexander Aney: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Ross Early June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Zachary Portnoy: Semifinalist

Boys’ 14
Sidharth Chawla: Finalist
Nicholas Murphy: Semifinalist

Girls’ 12
Diya Chawla: Finalist

Boys’ 12
Damian Stellings: Semifinalist
Oliver Meyer: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B TI Academy June Challenger
Girls’ 10
Olivia Benton: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Girls’ 12
Ines Roti: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 10
Rhys Spano: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle June Challenger
Boys’ 14
Nikolay Sahakyan: Semifinalist

Girls’ 14
Anya Kornfeld: Semifinalist
Olivia Boccia: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B WOTC 10U June Challenger
Boys’ 10
Leif Emery: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16
Aidan Bart: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O GST June Open
Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion

Boys’ 12
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

Level 2O Mountain Lakes June Open
Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Champion

Level 2O SPORTIME Syosset June Open
Boys’ 12
Jeffery Rosario: Finalist

Level 2O SPORTIME Harbor Island June Challenger
Boys’ 14
Gabriel Markowitz: Finalist

Level 2O Staten Island Community Tennis Center Open
Boys’ 12
Cotton Snoddy: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 2O Armonk Tennis June Open
Boys’ 12
Maxim Kalinin: Semifinalist

Meet Our JMTA College Recruiting Combine Director Jay Harris!

Coach Jay Harris during his tenure at Brown!

Coach Jay Harris during his tenure at Brown!

We are now just days away from the first John McEnroe Tennis Academy College Recruiting Combine, which is scheduled for June 18 and 19 at Sportime Randall’s Island.

Meet our Combine Director/Sportime Roslyn General Manager,Jay Harris,

Jay, a native of Lexington, Ohio, was the Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Brown University for eight years prior to moving to New York in 2010 to join the SPORTIME Team. He was the most successful tennis coach in the Brown tennis program’s 100-plus year history, leading the team to its highest ever national ranking, #33, two Ivy League Titles, and seven consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2005, Jay was named the Northeast Region Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the National Coach of the Year Award. He coached five singles players and 15 doubles teams to national rankings, including one team that achieved All-American status.

Prior to Brown, Jay coached at Bowling Green State University where he was named the 2002 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after leading the team to MAC Titles in 2000 and 2002. Jay was a successful collegiate player at the University of Cincinnati, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He then earned his Master’s degree in Sports Psychology and Sports Management from Miami University, where he also served as an assistant coach for the women’s tennis team.

JMTA Player Maxwell Kachkarov Wins Eastern Section Super Six Championship!

USTA Tournament Results 6/3-6/6

With the official start of summer just around the corner, the players of the JMTA took to the courts over the first weekend of June playing in tournaments ranging from Eastern Section Super Six events to local Level 3 tournaments.

While numerous JMTA players recorded tournament wins over the weekend, perhaps the most impressive result was Maxwell Kachkarov’s tournament victory in the Boys’ 14 competition at the Eastern Super Six Championships at Mendham. In his run to the Final, Kachkarov faced stiff competition, defeating the #6 seed in the Round of 16, the # 14 seed in the Quarterfinals, and the #9 seed in the Semifinals. In a very tough Finals match, Kachkarov then faced the #5 seed, in which it took a third set tiebreak to win the match.

In Level 1B action, the JMTA had several winners. First, at the Level 1B Mountainside Racquet Club June Challenger, Luke Smith claimed the Boys’ 18 title, while at the Level 1B Jericho/Westbury June Challenger, Emily Tannenbaum won the Girls’ 14 title. Winning both the Girls’ 12 Singles and Doubles titles at the Level 1B GST June Classic was Blakely Duskin. Our last Level 1B winner for this weekend was Theodora Rabman, who won the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset June Challenger.

In Level 2 action at the On Serve Junior June Open, Cal Wider had a very impressive run to the championship as he did not drop a game in 3 rounds of play. Rounding out our winners for this weekend was Allegra Wong, who defeated the #1 seed in the Finals match of the Girls’ 12 competition at the Level 2 Cunningham Park Tennis Center June Open.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Maxwell Kacharov following the finals match of the Eastern Super Six Section Championship at Mendham in which Maxwell won the Boys' 14 title.

Maxwell Kacharov following the finals match of the Eastern Super Six Section Championship at Mendham in which Maxwell won the Boys’ 14 title.

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Mendham
Boys’ 14
Maxwell Kachkarov: Champion
Sujay Sharma: Quarterfinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16
Hudson Beaudoin: Round of 32; won 3 consolation rounds & defeated #7 seed in consolation

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Maywood
Girls’ 14
Daniella Benabraham: Round of 16; won 2 consolation rounds

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Bogota & TRC
Boys’ 12
Adrien Jippov: Round of 64; won 3 consolation rounds

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at WOTC
Girls’ 12
Dana Livson: Round of 64; won 3 consolation rounds & defeated #12 seed in consolation

Level 1B Mountainside Racquet Club June Challenger
Boys’ 18
Luke Smith: Champion

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury June Challenger
Girls’ 14
Emily Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B GST June Classic
Girls’ 12
Blakely Duskin: Champion

Girls’ 12 Doubles
Blakely Duskin (w/ Phoebe Devine): Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset June Challenger
Girls’ 12
Theodora Rabman: Champion
Tola Glowacka: Semifinalist

Level 1B Future Stars June Challenger
Boys’ 18
Kieran Foster: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Matthew Cashin: Finalist

Daniel Chikvashvili: Semifinalist
Girls’ 16
Ashley Lessen: Semifinalist

Level 1B Hardscrabble June Challenger
Boys’ 12
Ryan Bernstein: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B 10 & Under On Serve Challenger
Girls’ 10
Solene Luttway: Semifinalist

Level 2 On Serve Junior June Open
Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Champion; did not lose a game in 3 rounds

Level 2 Cunningham Park Tennis Center June Open
Girls’ 12
Allegra Wong: Champion

Boys’ 12
Brody Pontarelli: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O Atlantic Beach June Open
Boys’ 12
Jacob Mann: Finalist*

*Tournament Final Match Not Yet Posted On Tennislink

JMTA Players Cannon Kingsley and Spencer Brachman Win National Titles!

USTA Tournament Results 5/27-5/30

Over Memorial Day Weekend, the players of the JMTA took to the courts playing in National Selection Tournaments across the country, which are the second highest level of national events. In addition, a large number of JMTA players competed in USTA Eastern tournaments!

In the National Selection Tournament in Aston, Pennsylvania, Cannon Kingsley was crowned champion. En route to his tournament victory in the Boys’ 16 age group, Kingsley did not drop a single set through 5 rounds of play. It should also be noted that as National Selection Tournaments feature singles and doubles competition that Hayden Cassone finished 3rd in Boy’s 16 singles competition and 2nd in Boys’ 16 doubles competition, while singles champion Cannon Kingsley also finished in 4th place for the Boys’ 16 doubles competition. At the National Selection Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Spencer Brachman won both the Boys’ 14 singles title (dropping only one set through 5 rounds of play) in addition to finishing 2nd in the Boys’ 14 doubles competition, while Wesley Zhang finished in 4th place. At the National Selection Tournament in Mendham, New Jersey, Perene Wang had an impressive showing in both singles

and doubles in the Girls’ 14 division. In singles, Wang placed 4th, while in doubles, Wang won the doubles title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals match.

At the Level 1A Championships at Courtsense Bogota-Tenafly, Theodore Murphy claimed his 5th USTA title of the year, by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. In his run to the title, Murphy did not drop a set through four rounds of play. In Boys’ 18 competition at the Level 1B World Gym May Challenger, Daniel Meinster defeated both the #1 and #2 seeds en route to the title. At the Level 1B Point Set May Challenger, Andrew Ena won the Boys’ 12 competition. In Boys’ 16 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME Quogue May Clay Challenger, Sidharth Chawla won the Boys’ 16 title having to defeat the #1 seed along the way, while Linda Ziets-Segura won the Girls’ 12 competition. Our last winner of the weekend was Talia Kahan, who won the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis May Open.

Congratulations to all of our Memorial Day Weekend Winners!

Cannon Kingsley following his Boys' 16 National Selection Tournament win in Alston, PA

Cannon Kingsley after his Boys’ 16 National win in Alston, PA

National Selection Tournament – Aston, PA
Boys’ 16
Cannon Kingsley: Champion
Hayden Cassone: 3rd place; defeated #7 seed in 3rd place match

Boys’ 16 Doubles
Hayden Cassone (w/ Karl Poling): 2nd place
Cannon Kingsley (w/ Patrick Maloney: 4th place; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Spencer Brachman with his Boys' 14 medal following his National win in Virginia Beach, VA

Spencer Brachman with his Boys’ 14 medal following his National win in Virginia Beach, VA

National Selection Tournament – Virginia Beach, VA
Boys’ 14
Spencer Brachman: Champion
Boys’ 14 Doubles
Spencer Brachman (w/ Jeffery Fradkin): 2nd place
Wesley Zhang (w/ Samir Banerjee): 4th place; defeated #3 seed in
Round of 16

National Selection Tournament – Mendham, NJ
Girls’ 14
Perene Wang: 4th place

Girls’ 14 Doubles
Perene Wang (w/ Britany Lau): Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals

National Selection Tournament – Tinton Falls, NJ
Girls’ 12
Natalie Eordekian: Quarterfinalist; defeated #8 seed in Round of 32

Girls’ 12 Doubles
Natalie Eordekian (w/ Lan Mi): 2nd place; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals

Level 1A Championships at Courtsense Bogota-Tenafly
Boys’ 10
Theo Murphy: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

Boys’ 16
Noah Edelman: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16
Alexander Roti: Quarterfinalist

Level 1A RWTTC Memorial Championships
Boys’ 18
Daniel Weitz: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Girls’ 18
Daniela Hernandez: Finalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16; #5 seed in Semifinals
Ashley Lessen: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Ashley Granieri: Quarterfinalist

Level 1A PWTA Memorial Championships
Boys’ 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Finalist
Sachin Palta: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Bradley Bennett: Quarterfinalist; defeated #7 seed in Round of 32

Girls’ 12
Kady Tannenbaum: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12
Ryan Bernstein: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B World Gym May Challenger
Boys’ 18
Daniel Meinster: Champion

Girls’ 10
Nadia Barteck: Finalist

Level 1B Point Set May Challenger
Boys’ 12
Andrew Ena: Champion

Girls’ 12
Lara Berliner: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Quogue May Clay Challenger
Boys’ 16
Sidarth Chawla: Champion
Benjamin Ebanks: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 12
Linda Ziets-Segura: Champion
Chloe Bernstein: Finalist
Laurentia Arengi-Bentivoglio: Semifinalist

Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis May Open
Girls’ 12
Talia Kahan: Champion

Level 2O Long Beach May Open
Girls’ 14
Abigail Hammer: Semifinalist

Golovin

Golovin Advances To NCAA Round Of 32

With a 6-4 7-6 (7-4) victory over No. 62 Mayar Sherif Ahmed of Fresno St, LSU women’s tennis freshman Jessica Golovin became the fourth player in school history to advance to the second round of the NCAA Singles Championships.

Golovin’s became just the second freshman in school history to earn a first round win after her victory over Ahmed. She joined Suzana Rodrigues (1994) as the only freshmen to reach the round of 32.

“Jessica fought through some tough, windy conditions to gut out a win against a tricky opponent,” co-head coach Michael Sell said. “I’m proud that she remained in control of the match even during momentum shifts. Jessica sustained great energy throughout the match and willed herself to victory.”

The New York native will take on eight-seeded Sinead Lohan of Miami in the second round. Lohan is 26-1 overall this season and 24-1 in dual play. The sophomore is on a 22-match win streak and holds a record of 14-1 against nationally ranked opponents.

JMTA Players finish 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at Empire Cup Doubles Tournament

USTA Tournament Results 5/20-5/22

As summer is just around the corner, the players of the JMTA took to the courts competing in Empire Cup Doubles, Level 1B’s, and Level 2O tournaments over the weekend of May 20th-22nd!

In the Girls’ 18 competition at the Empire Cup Doubles at SPORTIME Schenectady, Michelle Sorokko defeated fellow JMTA player Sophia Graver in the finals match 6-4; 6-2 to win the tournament. In the 3rd place match of the Girls’ 18 competition, Lauren Haukova defeated Courtney Kowalsky to claim 3rd. It should be noted that in this event, JMTA players claimed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place! Finishing 2nd in the Girls’ 16 Doubles competition of the same tournament was Daniela Hernandez and Katherine Kachkarov. In their run to the Finals match, Hernandez defeated the #2 and #3 seeds. It should be noted as well, that Aleksandra Bekirova finished 4th in the Girls’ 16 competition. On the Boys’ side of the competition at this Empire Cup tournament, Sean Wei finished 2nd in the Boys’ 18 Doubles tournament, while Lantis Wang finished 2nd in Boys’ 16 Doubles.

At the Empire Cup Doubles at Tri-City Fitness, the JMTA had numerous impressive finishes. In the Boys’ 14 Doubles competition, Robbie Werdiger finished 2nd, while the team of Maxwell Kachkarov and Wesley Zhang finished in 3rd place. In Girls’ 12 Doubles competition at the same tournament, Dana Livson finished in 3rd place, while in Boys’ 12 Doubles action, Nicholas Murphy finished in 4th place.

At the Level 1B Long Beach Memorial Challenger, Matthew Cashin won the Boys’ 16 competition. In Boys’ 14 play at the Level 1B Cary Leeds Late May Challenger, Astro Pilipovic won the title, by overcoming the #1 seed in the Semifinals on his way to a tough fought finals match against fellow JMTA player Sean O’Reilly, which Pilipovic ultimately won after finishing out a very close 3rd set tie break. Also winning at the same tournament for the Boys’ 12 competition was Dominick Mosejczuk, who defeated the #1 seed in the Finals to claim the tournament victory. Our last Level 1B winners for this weekend were Lev Seidman and Charlie Valentine, who won the Boys’ 10 Doubles competition at the Level 1B 10 & Under On Serve Challenger.

In Level 2O action at the Level 2O SPORTIME Randall’s Island May 2016 Open, the JMTA had two winners. First, in Boys’ 16 action, Matthew Mosejczuk defeated fellow JMTA player Michael George Mullner to win the Boys’ 16 competition, while Gabriel Markowitz won the Boys’ 14 competition.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Michelle Sorokko (Left) holding her championship trophy after she won the Girls' 18 Doubles Competition at the Empire Cup Doubles at SPORTIME Schenectady

Michelle Sorokko (Left) holding her championship trophy after she won the Girls’ 18 Doubles Competition at the Empire Cup Doubles at SPORTIME Schenectady

Empire Cup Doubles at SPORTIME Schenectady
Girls’ 18 Doubles
Michelle Sorokko (w/ Dasha Kourkina): Champion; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Sophia Graver (w/ Stephanie Schrage): 2nd place; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Lauren Haukova (w/ Mia Rabinowitz): 3rd place
Courtney Kowalsky (w/ Claire Handa): 4th place

Girls’ 16 Doubles
Daniela Hernandez/ Katherine Kachkarov: 2nd place

Aleksandra Bekirova (w/ Brianna Omar): 4th place

Boys’ 18 Doubles
Sean Wei (w/ Michael Sun): 2nd place

Boys’ 16 Doubles
Lantis Wang (w/ Eliot Spizzirri): 2nd place
Kabir Rajpal (w/ Logan Paik Chang): Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds; defeated #4 seed in consolation

Empire Cup Doubles at Tri-City
Boys’ 14 Doubles
Robbie Werdiger (w/ Connor Morris): 2nd place
Maxwell Kachkarov/ Wesley Zhang: 3rd place; defeated #1 seed in Quarterfinals
Noah Edelman: Quarterfinalist
Sujay Sharma (w/ Connor Aylett): Quarterfinalist

Dana Livson (Left) finished in 3rd Place for Girls' 12 Doubles at the Empire Cup at Tri-City Fitness

Dana Livson finished in 3rd Place for the Girls’ 12 Doubles competition at the Empire Cup at Tri-City Fitness

Girls’ 12 Doubles
Dana Livson (w/ Seren Agar): 3rd place; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals
Rebecca Suarez (w/ Olivia Zuba): Round of 32; won 3 consolation rounds

Girls’ 14 Doubles
Shawnte Beale (w/ Ava Givone): Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12 Doubles
Nicholas Murphy (w/ Benjamin Kantor): 4th place; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16
Adrien Jippov/Sam Scherer: Quarterfinalists
Ari Cotoulas (w/ Alan Hua): Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Long Beach Memorial Challenger
Boys’ 16
Matthew Cashin: Champion

Level 1B Cary Leeds Late May Challenger
Boys’ 14
Astro Pilipovic: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Sean O’Reilly: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys’ 12
Dominick Mosejczuk: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals

Level 1B 10 & Under On Serve Challenger
Boys’ 10 Doubles
Lev Seidman/ Charlie Valentine: Champions

Boys’ 10
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

Level 1B Stadium Tennis Center May Challenger
Girls’ 18
Daniella Benabraham: Semifinalist
Clemence Balzano: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 18
Ilya Semenov: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Lazar Markovic: Semifinalist

Girls’ 16
Audrey Pacthod: Semifinalist

Boys’ 16
Felix Levine: Finalist
Julian Szuper: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B PTST Memorial Challenger
Boys’ 16
Harry Portnoy: Semifinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage May Challenger
Girls’ 14
Emily Tannenbaum: Finalist

Boys’ 14
Joshua Elenowitz: Semifinalist
Azim Gangat: Quarterfinalist
Mykhailo Nosenko: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B TI Academy May Challenger
Boys’ 14
Nikolay Sahakyan: Semifinalist

Girls’ 14
Leila Epstein: Quarterfinalist
Anya Kornfeld: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B RSTA May Challenger
Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Finalist
Damian Stellings: Semifinalist

Level 1B May Challenger at Courtsense Bogota-Tenafly
Boys’ 12
Alexander Aney: Quarterfinalist; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Level 2O SPORTIME Randall’s Island May 2016 Open
Boys’ 16
Matthew Mosejczuk: Champion
Michael George Mullner: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Boys’ 14
Gabriel Markowitz: Champion
Sidarth Chawla: Semifinalist

Girls’ 14
Sheyna Karen: Finalist
Maxie Karen: Finalist
Sadie Warshaw: Semifinalist

Level 2O TTTC Spring Open
Boys’ 12
Cotton Snoddy: Quarterfinalist

 

Jessica Golovin, credit: LSU Sports Info.

Golovin Set for NCAA Singles Championship

Jessica Golovin will compete for LSU in the NCAA Division I Single Championships, May 25-30 at the Case Tennis Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She will be joined by her Tigers teammate Joana Vale Costa, who was also selected.

“Joana and Jessica drew tough opponents in the first round, but they have been training hard and are ready to compete,” LSU co-head coach Michael Sell said. “Joana just missed out on being seeded but she looks to gain revenge on an incredible battle with her opponent from ITA National Team Indoor Championships in February.”

Golovin will play Fresno State sophomore Mayar Sherif Ahmed at 11 a.m. CT. The 2016 Mountain West Player of the Year, Ahmed is ranked 62nd in singles play. The Cairo, Egypt native posted a 30-11 record this season and owned a 7-7 record against ranked opponents.

Golovin was named to the All-SEC freshman team after compiling a 12-14 record in dual matches. Golovin played court two for LSU this season and faced off against 17 ranked opponents.

The New York, N.Y. native clinched LSU’s first round NCAA Tournament win over Columbi in Charlottesville, Virginia. Golovin clinched the Lady Tigers’ second round win in the SEC Tournament over Kentucky with a comeback victory as well as LSU’s first ever appearance in the ITA Team Indoor Championships

All matches of the singles championships shall be the best-of-three sets. No-ad scoring and a seven-point tiebreaker (first to seven points, must win by two points) at six-games-all will be used for all matches.

JMTA Players Claim 19 Tournament Wins over the Weekend!

USTA Tournament Results 5/13-5/15

As the players at the John McEnroe Tennis Academy train hard day in and day out, it is no surprise that the JMTA players claimed 19 titles in USTA Eastern action over the weekend of May 13-15!

At the Level 1B Nassau Indoor Tennis May Challenger, Luke Smith defeated the #1 seed in the Semifinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals to claim the Boys’ 18 title.  Winning both a singles and doubles title at the Level 1B Gameset Tennis Spring Challenger was Billy Suarez, who won the Boys’ 16 singles trophy as well as the Boys’ 18 doubles trophy with fellow JMTA player Charlie Shanker.  Also winning both singles and doubles for the Boys’ 14 division was Benjamin Ebanks.  Our last winner at this tournament was Rebecca Suarez, who won the Girls’ 14 doubles title.

At the Level 1B Hardscrabble Late May Challenger was Eikoh Hayashi, who defeated the #1 seed in the Finals to win the Boys’ 18 title.  This was the second tournament that Hayashi has won in the month of May.  In the Girls’ 14 competition at the Level 1B Anuj Agarwal Memorial Challenger at Deer Park, Emily Tannenbaum won the Girls’ 14 title, having to defeat the #1 seed in her Finals match.  At the Level 1B Bethpage State Park Spring Challenger Linda Ziets-Segura won the Girls’ 12 title, defeating fellow JMTA player Kady Tannenbaum in the Finals match.   At the Level 1B RWTTC 10U Challenger, Charlie Valentine claimed the Boys’ 10 title, while Chantajah Mills won the Girls’ 10 title.  It should be noted that Valentine defeated the #1 and #2 seed to claim the Boys’ 10 trophy.  At the Level 1B World Gym Challenger, Theodore Murphy won the Boys’ 10 title.

In Level 2 action at the Level 2 SPORTIME Syosset May LI Regional, four JMTA players won their respective competitions.  Aaron Vinsky defeated his brother Alex Vinsky in the Finals of the Boys’ 16 competition to win the trophy.  Vinsky also defeated the #2 seed in the Semifinals.  In the Girls’ 14 competition, Anya Barteck defeated the #1 seed in the Finals to win the Girls’ 14 competition while Luca Johnson won the Boys’ 14 title and Diya Chawla won the Girls’ 12 title.

Our last winners of the weekend were 3 players that won their fields at the Level 2 TI Academy May Open.  In Girls’ 14 action, Anya Kornfeld won the Girl’s 14 title, while in Girls’ 12 action, Rory Christian defeated the #1 seed in the Finals to win her competition.  Rounding out our winners for this weekend was Damian Stellings, who won the Boys’ 12 title.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1B Nassau Indoor Tennis May Challenger
Boys’ 18
Luke Smith: Champion

Level 1B Gameset Tennis Spring Challenger

Boys 16
Billy Suarez: Champion

Boys’ 18 Doubles
Charlie Shanker/Billy Suarez: Champions

Boys’ 14
Benjamin Ebanks: Champion

Boys’ 14 Doubles
Benjamin Ebanks (w/ David Krasner): Champion

Girls’ 14 Doubles
Rebecca Suarez (w/ Sydney Sharma): Champion

Girls’ 14
Rebecca Suarez: Quarterfinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Hardscrabble Late May Challenger
Boys’ 18
Eikoh Hayashi: Champion

Girls’ 18
Emma Lella: Semifinalist

Level 1B Anuj Agarwal Memorial Challenger at Deer Park
Girls’ 14
Emily Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B Bethpage State Park Spring Challenger
Girls’ 12
Linda Ziets-Segura:Champion
Kady Tannenbaum: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals

Boys’ 12
Luke Hollman: Semifinalist

Charlie Valentine following his tournament victory for Boys' 10 at the Level 1B RWTTC 10U Challenger

Charlie Valentine following his tournament victory for Boys’ 10 at the Level 1B RWTTC 10U Challenger

Level 1B RWTTC 10U Challenger
Boys’ 10
Charlie Valentine: Champion

Girls’ 10
Chantajah Mills: Champion
Olivia Benton: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B World Gym Challenger
Boys’ 10
Theodore Murphy: Champion

Boys’ 16
Daniel Chikvashvili: Semifinalist

Level 1B Long Beach May Challenger
Boys’ 16
Harry Portnoy: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage May Challenger
Boys’ 16
Justin Oresky: Semifinalist; defeated #1 seed in Round of 16

Girls’ 16
Denise Lai: Semifinalist
Gabriella Sciarrotta: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B CourtSense May Challenger
Boys’ 14
Noah Eisenberg: Semifinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Randall’s Island May 2016 Challenger
Boys’ 14
Sidharth Chawla: Finalist
Neel Epstein: Semifinalist
Luka Markovic: Quarterfinalist
Sean O’Reilly: Quarterfinalist
Rod Rofougaran: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14
Sheyna Karen: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Cary Leeds Mid-May Challenger
Boys’ 16
Hudson Beaudoin: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Matthew Mosejczuk: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 12
Zoe Tucker: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Boys’ 12
Dominick Mosejczuk: Quarterfinalist

Level 2R SPORTIME Syosset May LI Regional
Boys’ 16
Aaron Vinsky: Champion
Alex Vinsky: Finalist

Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion

Boys’ 14
Luca Johnson: Champion

Girls’ 12
Diya Chawla: Champion
Alexa Brecher: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Nadia Barteck: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Marco Ziets-Segura: Semifinalist

Level 2O TI Academy May Open
Girls’ 14
Anya Kornfeld: Champion

Girls’ 12
Rory Christian: Champion
Luisa Mendes: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Natalie Hu: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12
Damian Stellings: Champion
Max Meyer: Quarterfinalist
Oliver Meyer: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O SPORTIME Lake Isle May Open
Girls’ 16
Lindsey Cruikshank: Semifinalist

USTA Tournament Results 5/6-5/8

In yet another great weekend of tournament play for the students of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, several of our players recorded impressive tournament wins over the Mother’s Day Weekend!

At the Level 1 CourtSense at BRC May Championships, Mac 1 Player Christina Sisti recorded her first tournament win of 2016 in impressive fashion, as Sisti did not drop a set throughout the entire tournament to claim the Girls’ 18 title.

In Level 1B tournament action at the RWTTC May Challenger, George Kaslow also notched his first tournament win of 2016 by claiming the Boys’ 18 title.  At the Level 1B Rockland Spring Challenger, Eikoh Hayashi won the Boys’ 16 title having todefeat the #3 seed in the Quarterfinals, and the#2 seed in Finals.  In other Level 1B action at the Cary Leeds May Challenger, Robbie Werdiger defeated the #2 seed in the Quarterfinals, the #4 seed in the Semifinals, and the #1 seed in Finals to win the Boys’ 16 title.  Rounding out our Level 1B winners for this weekend were Alex Vinsky, who won the Boys’ 14 SPORTIME Syosset May Challenger, and Andrew Ena, who won the Boys’ 12 title at the Level 1B TI Academy May Challenger.

At the Level 2 Long Beach Early May Open, Diya Chawla won the Girls’ 12 title, having to defeat the #2 seed in the Quarterfinals, while Jeffery Rosario claimed the Boys’ 12 doubles title.  Rounding out our winners for this weekend was Talia Kahan, who won the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 2 SPORTIME Lake Isle May Open.  In her run to the title, Kahan defeated the #1 seed in Quarterfinals, the#3 seed in the Semifinals, and the #4 seed in Finals.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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Christina Sisti with her championship trophy!

Level 1 CourtSense at BRC May Championships
Girls’ 18
Christina Sisti: Champion

Level 1 Point Set May Championships
Boys’ 16
Lantis Wang: Semifinalist
Neel Raj: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 GHRC May Championships
Girls’ 16
Ashley Lessen: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Stadium Tennis Center May Championships
Boys’ 14
Wesley Zhang: Finalist
Hudson Beaudoin: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Tennis-N-Gear Eastern May Championships
Boys’ 14
Noah Eisenberg: Quarterfinalist

Ari Cotoulas with JMTA Tennis Director Lawrence Kleger

Ari Cotoulas with JMTA Tennis Director Lawrence Kleger

Level 1 Jericho/Westbury May Championships
Boys’ 12
Ari Cotoulas: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16
Nicholas Murphy: Quarterfinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B RWTTC May Challenger
Boys’ 18
George Kaslow: Champion

Girls’ 18
Madeline Richmond: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 1B Rockland Spring Challenger
Boys’ 16
Eikoh Hayashi: Champion

Level 1B Cary Leeds May Challenger
Boys’ 16
Robbie Werdiger: Champion; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals, #4 seed in Semifinals; #1 seed in Finals
Julian Szuper: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset May Challenger
Boys’ 14
Alex Vinsky: Champion
Bradley Bennett: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Joshua Elenowitz: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B TI Academy May Challenger
Boys’ 12
Andrew Ena: Champion

Level 1B Cunningham Park Tennis Center May Challenger
Girls’ 12
Ines Roti: Finalist

Level 1B Randolph May Challenger
Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Ross School May Challenger
Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Finalist

Level 2 Long Beach Early May Open
Girls’ 12
Diya Chawla: Champion

Boys’ 12
Jeffery Rosario: Finalist
Luke Hollman: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12 Doubles
Jeffery Rosario (w/ Jaden Lee): Champion

Level 2 SPORTIME Lake Isle May Open
Girls’ 12
Talia Kahan: Champion
Charlotte Calick: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Rory Christian: Semifinalist
Natalie Hu: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12
Ryan Mark: Quarterfinalist

JMTA Players Finish 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at Empire Cup National Tournament

USTA Tournament Results April 29th-May 1st

In a weekend full of great tennis, the players of the John McEnroe took to the courts and as usual did not fail to impress.  One of the highlights of this weekend was a JMTA 1, 2, 3 finish at the Empire Cup National Doubles at the Cary Leeds Center in the Boys 16 doubles competition.  In the final’s match, Shawn Jackson faced off against William Turchetta, ultimately winning by a score of 6-3; 6-3.  To make it to the finals, Jackson defeated fellow JMTA player Spencer Brachman 7-5; 6-4.  Despite the fact that Brachman lost in the semifinals, he quickly bounced back to win the 3rd place match 6-4; 6-2.  In the Girls 16 doubles competition at the same tournament, JMTA players Chelsea Williams and Georgia Ryan finished 2nd, while Daniela Hernandez placed 3rd having to defeat the #3 seed in the round of 16 and the #7 seed in the quarterfinals.  At the Empire Cup National Doubles at APTC, Sean Wei defeated the #3 seed in the round of 16 by a very impressive score of 6-1; 6-1.  Also playing in that tournament was Sophia Graver, who defeated the #2 seed in the semifinals of the Girls 18 doubles competition, to make the finals match.  Although she ultimately came up short, Graver played a very tough finals match against the #1 seed to earn 2nd place honors.  Also at the Empire Cup National Doubles at APTC, Adrien Jippov and Sam Scherer finished in 3rd for the Boys 12 doubles competition, and Dana Livson finished 3rd in the Girls 12 competition.  It should also be noted that in the Empire Cup National Doubles at Stadium Tennis Center, Kieran Foster finished in 3rd place, while Wesley Zhang finished 4th.  In the round of 16, Zhang defeated the #1 seed 6-4; 6-3.

At the Level 1B TI Academy Spring Challenger, Lucas Arora won the Boys 16 title.  In his journey to the title, Arora’s overall game score was: 49-15, and it should be mentioned that Arora did not drop a set the entire tournament.   Our final tournament champion this past weekend was Daniel Chikvashvili.  At the Level 1B Jericho/Westbury April Showers Challenger, Chikvashvili defeated the #1 seed in the Quarterfinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Empire Cup National Doubles at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center
Boys’ 16 Doubles
Shawn Jackson (w/ Matthew Che): Champion
William Turchetta (w/ Peter Frelinghuysen): 2nd place
Spencer Brachman (w/Igor Maslov): 3rd place
Abhinav Srivastava (w/ Jack Kosiorowski): Quarterfinalist
Billy Suarez (w/ Jeffery Fradkin): Quarterfinalist
Lantis Wang (w/ Steven Nazaroff): Quarterfinalist
Kabir Rajpal (w/ Logan Paik Chang): Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds
Neel Raj/Daniel Weitz: Round of 16; won 2 consolation rounds
Tristan Taylor (w/ Carlos Vasquez): Round of 32: won 2 consolation rounds

Girls’ 16 Doubles
Georgia Ryan/Chelsea Williams: 2nd place
Daniela Hernandez (w/ Kyra Bergmann): 3rd place; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16; #7 seed in Quarterfinals
Perene Wang (w/ Christina Huynh): Quarterfinalist
Katherine Kachkarov/Calista Sha: Round of 16; won 2 consolation rounds

Empire Cup National Doubles at APTC
Boys’ 18 Doubles
Sean Wei (w/ Michael Sun) 2nd place; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16
Jake Bhangdia/Sean Mullins: Quarterfinalists
Athell Bennett (w/ Theodore van Eck): Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 18 Doubles
Sophia Graver (w/ Stephanie Schrage): 2nd Place; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Ashley Granieri (w/ Keira Tobia): Quarterfinalist
Maranda Sears/Gibson Thomas: Quarterfinalists
Nathalie Rodilosso/Victoria Sec: Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds
Merri Kelly/Michelle Sorokko: Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds
Courtney Kowalsky (w/ Celeste Matute): Round of 16; won 2 consolation rounds

Boys’ 12 Doubles
Adrien Jippov/ Sam Scherer: 3rd place; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16
Nicholas Murphy (w/ Benjamin Kantor): Quarterfinalist
Giuseppe Cerasuolo (w/ Matthew Strogach): Round of 16; won 2 consolation rounds
Ari Cotoulas/Astro Pilipovic: Round of 16; won 2 consolation rounds

Girls’ 12 Doubles
Dana Livson (w/ Seren Agar): 4th place
Sophia Cisse/Blakely Duskin: Round of 16
Natalie Eordekian/Rebecca Suarez: Round of 32; won 4 matches to win the consolation draw
Theadora Rabman/Isabella Sha: Round of 32; won 2 consolation rounds
Tola Glowacka/Kady Tannenbaum: Round of 64; won 2 consolation rounds

Empire Cup National Doubles at Stadium Tennis Center
Girls’ 14 Doubles
Shawnte Beale (w/ Ava Givone): Round of 16; won 4 matches and defeated #8 seed to win the consolation draw
Daniella Benabraham (w/ Lorraine Bergmann): Round of 32; won 3 consolation rounds

Boys’ 14 Doubles
Wesley Zhang (w/ Evan Lee): Semifinalist; defeated #1 seed in Round of 16
Kieran Foster (w/ Charlie Levinson): Semifinalist
Robbie Werdiger (w/ Connor Morris): Round of 32; won 4 consolation rounds
Matthew Cashin/Maxwell Kachkarov: Round of 32; won 3 consolation rounds
Sidarth Chawla/Ty Switzer: Round of 32; won 3 consolation rounds

Level 1 10U West Side Tennis Club Spring Championships
Boys’ 10
Theodore Murphy: 2nd place; defeated #6 seed in Quarterfinals; #2 seed in Semifinals
Dominick Mosejczuk: Round of 16; defeated #4 seed in Round of 32
Basil Touban: Round of 16

Boys’ 10 Doubles
Dominick Mosejczuk (w/ Rohan Belday): 3rd place; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals
Theodore Murphy (w/ Jordan Reznik): Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 10
Chantajah Mills: Semifinalist

Girls’ 10 Doubles
Diya Chawla (w/ Samantha Jacobs): 2nd place; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 1B TI Academy Spring Challenger
Boys’ 16 Singles
Lucas Arora: Champion

Girls’ 16 
Emma Gordon: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury April Showers Challenger
Boys’ 14 
Daniel Chikvashvili: Champion
Gunnar Overstrom: 2nd place

Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island April Challenger
Girls’ 18 
Anna Maite Kaplan: Semifinalist

Level 1B WOTC April Challenger
Boys’ 16 
Ilya Semenov: Semifinalist

Level 1B Rockland Spring Challenger
Boys’ 14 
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

Level 1B CourtSense Springtime Challenger at Bogota RC
Boys’ 12 
Ryan Bernstein: Quarterfinalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16
Jack Griffin: Quarterfinalist
Damian Stellings: Quarterfinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16

Girls’ 12 
Charlie Liss: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Anya Barteck: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 10
Nadia Barteck: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B SPORTIME at Kings Park May Regional
Boys’ 12
Nicholas Errico: Semifinalist

Level 2O Hardscrabble Nike Camp Springtime Open
Girls’ 12 
Audrey Aslani-Far: Semifinalist

JMTA Players Impress over the Weekend of April 22nd – 24th

USTA Tournament Results 4/22-4/24

With the players of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy working hard to ‘Train 52’, it is no surprise that several JMTA players won tournaments in Eastern competition this past weekend!

At the Level 1B Armonk Sports Center’s April Challenger, Eikoh Hayashi won the Boys 18 title. In his run to the championship, Eikoh faced tough competition including defeating the #2 seed in the Semifinals. At the Level 1B Cary Leeds April Flowers Challenger, Felix Levine also defeated the #2 seed in the Semifinals in the Boys 16 competition. Perhaps what was more impressive about Felix’s tournament championship is that he defeated the #1 seed in the Finals 6-0; 6-0. After losing the first set in the finals match against the #1 seed, Alex Vinsky fought from behind to claim the Boys 14 title at the Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage Spring Challenger. At the Level 1B SPORTIME at Randall’s Island April Challenger, Sidarth Chawla defeated the #1 seed in the Finals as well. At the Level 1B Jericho/Westbury Spring Challenger, the JMTA claimed both the Girls 12 and Boys 12 titles. For the Girls 12 competition, Taylor Overstrom won, while for the Boys 12 competition, Andrew Ena took home the trophy. Our last winner for this weekend was Jack Kennedy. At the L1B World Gym Spring Challenger, Jack won the Boys 10 division, having to defeat the #2 seed in the Quarterfinals.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1B Armonk Sports Center’s April Challenger
Boys 18
Eikoh Hayashi: Champion

Level 1B Cary Leeds April Flowers Challenger
Boys 16
Felix Levine: Champion
Ilya Semenov: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals
Lucas Arora: Semifinalist

Boys 12
Giuseppe Cerasuolo: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16; #8 seed in Quarterfinals

Girls 12
Laurentia Arengi-Bentivoglio: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage Spring Challenger
Boys 14
Alex Vinsky: Champion
Azim Gangat: Semifinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME at Randall’s Island April 2016 Challenger
Boys 14
Sidarth Chawla: Champion

Girls 14
Kassia Taylor: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury Spring Challenger
Boys 12
Andrew Ena: Champion

Girls 12
Taylor Overstrom: Champion

Level 1B World Gym Springtime Challenger
Boys 10
Jack Kennedy: Champion

Boys 16
Zachary Portnoy: Semifinalist

Level 1B Point Set Spring Challenger
Boys 18
George Kaslow: Finalist

Level 1B APTC April Flowers Challenger
Boys 18
Xavier Pacthod: Semifinalist

Girls 18
Denise Lai: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Girls 14
Rebecca Suarez: Quarterfinalist

Boys 14
Rod Rofougaran: Quarterfinalist
Sean O’Reilly: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Gameset Tennis April Challenger
Boys 16
Sachin Palta: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle April Open
Girls 14
Fiona Boettner: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset Challenger
Girls 16
Gabriella Sciarrotta: Finalist

Level 1B CourtSense Springtime Challenger at Bogota RC
Girls 10
Diya Chawla: Semifinalist

Level 2R Ryan Kelly Memorial Regional at Huntington
Boys 12
Julian Messina: Finalist
Rahul Vasudev: Semifinalist

Level 2O TI Academy Spring Open
Girls 14
Sophia Sheumack: Semifinalist