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World No. 1, All-Time Greats Appear As Rafael Nadal, John McEnroe Compete At 2015 Johnny Mac Tennis Project Benefit at SPORTIME Randall’s Island Wednesday, August 26

It will be a great night of tennis for a great cause when 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal joins Hall of Famer and fellow former World No. 1 John McEnroe, plus other tennis stars, legends and celebrities, on Wednesday, August 26, for a gala evening to benefit the Johnny Mac Tennis Project. The benefit night will take place at SPORTIME Stadium on Randall’s Island.

In the main event of the evening, the Spanish superstar will compete against another top ATP professional or legend to be announced. The evening will also include pro-celebrity doubles action, featuring Johnny Mac and friends, promising junior players from the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, a lively auction and great hospitality, with all net proceeds to support the efforts of Johnny Mac Tennis Project, a 501(c)(3) public charity.

JMTP provides scholarships, coaching, transportation and other financial assistance to qualified young tennis players in the greater New York area, as well as introducing the sport to hundreds of new junior players each year in the neighborhoods surrounding Academy locations. JMTP benefit nights in previous years have featured Bjorn Borg (2011), Andre Agassi (2012), Jim Courier (2013) and Novak Djokovic (2014). JMTP and Sportime Clubs, home of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, have already provided over $2.0 million in scholarships and no cost programming to young players in NYC and its surrounding communities. SPORTIME Randall’s Island has been the flagship location of JMTA since 2010.

Rafa has meant so much to tennis and I’m excited that he’s agreed to be a part of this great cause,” said McEnroe. “He is a first-class individual and has proven to be one of the best players of all time. His participation is a perfect continuation of the tradition of this important annual event.”

Nadal, 29, is one of just 10 players to win the Career Grand Slam (nine French Open, two Wimbledon, two US Open, one Australian Open), among his 66 career singles titles. The Mallorca native first reached No. 1 in 2008, returning in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 while finishing in the top three nine times in the past 10 years. His 14 Slam titles tie him for second all-time with Pete Sampras, behind Roger Federer (17).

As ferocious a competitor as tennis has ever produced, steely in his resolve, unwavering in his convictions, McEnroe was a left-hander who played with singular verve and sparkle. A New Yorker with rare talent, his imagination knew no boundaries. McEnroe’s touch on the volley was golden, and his match playing instincts were remarkably sound. He claimed the US Open crown four times and was victorious at Wimbledon three times. He was an American Davis Cup stalwart, and many believe he may be the greatest doubles player of all time.

Tickets start at $75. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.JMTPBenefit.com/rafa. For information about special VIP packages, corporate packages, or to become a sponsor, please call Teresa Alimo at 888-988-6921 or email jmtp2015@sportimeny.com.

Eleven Championships Highlight JMTA Action

Eleven championships — taken home by eight different JMTA students — highlight tournament play the week ending June 28.

Merri Kelly was a double winner, taking both the Girls 16 singles and Girls 18 doubles at the L1 Reis Tennis Center June Championships at Cornell. Sean Patrick was the Boys 18 doubles winner at the same event.

Alexander Karman and Francesca Karman also pulled off a unique “double,” each winning two events during the week. Alexander took the Boys 14 at the L1B Port Washington June Classic and L1B Jericho/Westbury Summer Challenger, while Francesca was the Girls 16 champ in the same Port Washington event as well as the L1B Sportime Bethpage June Challenger.

Other tournament winners were Jack Benavides at Boys 12 at the L1B Sportime Quogue June Challenger; Neel Raj at Boys 16 at the 1B Courtsense at Bogota & TRC Challenger; Peter Frelinghuysen at Boys 16 at the L1B Stadium Tennis Center June Challenger; and Dana Livson at Girls 12 at the L1B Thomas Blake Sr. June Challenger.

Full results:

L1 Reis Tennis Center June Championships at Cornell

Girls’ 16 Singles & 18 Doubles

Merri Kelly – Singles Champion; – Doubles Champion

Boys’ 18

Sean Patrick; Singles Semifinalist; Doubles Champion

Boys’ 14

Alex Portnoy; Round of 16 Singles

L1 Mendham June Championships

Girls’ 16

Perene Wang; Singles Finalist

Ashley Lessen; Singles Quarterfinalist; Doubles Semifinalist

Calista Sha; Singles Quarterfinalist; Doubles Main Draw

Boys’ 16 Singles

Lantis Wang; Singles Quarterfinalist; Doubles Seminfinalist

Brandon Grill; Round of 16 Singles

Billy Suarez; Round of 32 Singles; Doubles Main Draw

L1 Armonk Tennis June Championships

Girls’ 18 Singles

Georgia Ryan; Semifinalist

Nathalie Rodilosso; Quarterfinalist

L1 NYJTL June Championships

Boys’ 12 Singles

Alex Vinsky; Quarterfinalist

Astro Pilipovic; Round of 16

Girls’ 12 Singles

Natalie Eordekian; Quarterfinalist

L1B Jericho/Westbury Summer Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Alexander Karman; Champion

Blake Frank; Finalist

Gunnar Overstrom; Round of 16

L1B Sportime Quogue June Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Jack Benavides; Champion

Boys’ 16 Singles

Gregory Coe; Semifinalist

L1B Courtsense at Bogota & TRC Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Neel Raj; Champion

L1B Port Washington June Classic

Boys’ 14 Singles

Alexander Karman; Champion

Girls’ 16 Singles

Francesca Karman; Champion

L1B Stadium Tennis Center June Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Peter Frelinghuysen; Champion

Boys’ 14 Singles

Solomon Brown; Finalist

Rod Rofougaran; Semifinalist

L1B Sportime Bethpage June Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Francesca Karman; Champion

L1B Thomas Blake Sr. June Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Dana Livson; Champion

L1B Spring Valley Jr. & Adult Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Natalie Margulies; Finalist

L1B RWTTC June Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Taylor Overstrom; Finalist

L1B June Challenger at APTC

Girls’ 18 Singles

Anna Maite Kaplan; Semifinalist

L2O TI Academy Summer Open Series

Boys’ 14 Singles

Mykhailo Nosenko; Semifinalist

 

Loeb Wins In El Paso

Jamie Loeb battled with UCLA’s Jennifer Brady for nearly three hours before emerging with a 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 triumph in Sunday’s championship match of the Hunt Women’s Tennis Classic in El Paso, Texas .

From the El Paso Times:

Loeb eked out a break to take a 3-1 lead in the final set. Loeb, who just finished her sophomore season at North Carolina by winning the NCAA singles championship in May, consolidated that break by holding her own serve and taking a 4-1 lead. But Brady, who just finished her sophomore season at UCLA and has turned professional, held right back and the lead was a tenuous 4-2.

And then came the game … THE game.

The two 20-year-olds locked in, almost knowing this was more than just a game. It was the match. Loeb threw in a big serve to send the game to deuce. She then bombed home an ace to take the advantage. Then came Brady and another deuce. Then Brady had a break point. Then another deuce. Then, a big Loeb forehand later, she had the advantage.

In all, the game reached deuce 11 times. Loeb fought off four break points. Finally, finally, finally Loeb landed a big serve, moved to net and put away the Brady return with a fierce overhead and let loose a primal scream.

She had held serve, moving to a 5-2 lead. And she knew. Had she wavered, Brady would have served to level this match at 4-all and it almost certainly would have funneled into another tiebreak … and anything can happen there.

“That was the most important game in the whole match,” Loeb said after hoisting the championship trophy.

Madison Battaglia wins Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Tournament

Madison Battaglia won the prestigious Bank of Bermuda Foundation ITF Junior Circuit Tournament at Bermuda Pembroke, winning the final over fellow American Kate Paulus, 6-1, 6-1. The event was held June 22-27 at the W.E.R. Joell Tennis Stadium in Pembroke.

Battaglia won all five of her matches in straight sets, dropping just 12 games en route to teh win which included a triumph over No. 2 seed Julia Goldberg in the second round and No. 7 Claire Koke in the semifinals.

“I’m very happy for Madison getting her first ITF trophy,” said Felix Alvarado. “She has worked very hard and it’s paying off already. I know she will win many more.”

Full results here.

Sec, Jackson, Karman, Kargin-Utkin Win Titles

Four JMTA students won titles over the weekend of June 12-14, as Oliver Sec, Shawn Jackson, Francesca Karman and Alina Kargin-Utkin took crowns.

Sec won at Boys 18 at the Eastern Super Six Section Championships in Mendham, N.J.; Jackson was the Boys 18 winner at the L1B CourtSense BRC & TRC June Challenger (topping fellow JMTAer Xavier Pacthod in the final); Karman took the Girls 16 championship at the L1B GHRC Summer Challenger; and Kargin-Utkin was the Girls 14 champ at the L2O Sportime Syosset June Open.

Michelle Sorroko was also a finalist at Girls 16 at the Eastern Super Six Section Championship in Maywood, N.J.

Full results:

Eastern Super Six Section Championships

Oliver Sec; Champion – Boys’ 18

Michelle Sorokko; Finalist – Girls’ 16

Sam Turchetta; 3rd PlaceBoys’ 18

Ashley Lessen; Round of 16; Consolation Winner – Girls’ 16

Hayden Cassone; Round of 16; won three consolation matches – Boys’ 16

Cannon Kingsley; Round of 16; won two consolation matches – Boys’ 16

Merri Kelly; Round of 16; won one consolation match – Girls’ 16

Lauren Munari; Round of 16; won one consolation match – Girls’ 16

Georgia Ryan; Round of 16; won one consolation match – Girls’ 16

Daniel Pellerito; Round of 16 – Boys’ 16

Athell Bennett; Round of 16Boys’ 18

Jake Bhangdia; Round of 16Boys’ 18

Sean Wei; Round of 16 – Boys’ 18

Felipe Osses-Konig; Round of 32; Consolation WinnerBoys’ 18

Ronald Hohmann; Round of 32; won two consolation matches – Boys’ 16

Nathalie Rodilosso; Round of 32; won two consolation matches – Girls’ 16

Sean Patrick; won one consolation matchBoys’ 18

Lantis Wang; won one consolation match – Boys’ 16

Daniel Weitz; won one consolation match – Boys’ 16

Sean Mullins; Main DrawBoys’ 18

Maurice Russo; Main DrawBoys’ 18

Colin Sacco; Main DrawBoys’ 18

Loren Haukova; Main DrawBoys’ 18

George Kaslow; Main Draw – Boys’ 16

Stephanie Chikvashvili; Main Draw – Girls’ 16

Katherine Kachkarov; Main Draw – Girls’ 16

L1B CourtSense BRC & TRC June Challenger

Boys’ 18

Shawn Jackson; Champion

Xavier Pacthod; Semifinalist

Boys’ 12

Astro Pilopovic; Finalist

L1B GHRC Summer Challenger

Girls’ 16

Francesca Karman; Champion

Gardner Howe; Quarterfinalist

Hannah Abraham; Main Draw

L1B Cunningham Park Tennis Center June Challenger

Girls’ 14

Janelle Chen; Semifinalist

Joseph Wilkanowski; Semifinalist

L1B Ridgewood Racquet Club June Challenger

Boys’ 14

Maxwell Kachkarov; Semifinalist

Wesley Zhang; Quarterfinalist

L2O Sportime Syosset June Open

Girls’ 14

Alina, Kargin-Utkin; Champion

Girls’ 12

Catherine Karman; Main Draw

Three Mayor’s Cup Champions Highlight JMTA Tournament Play

Shawn Jackson, Solomon Brown and Natalie Eordekian won titles in the Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships, highlighting a strong weekend of play for JMTA students over the weekend.

Jackson won the Boys’ Varsity Singles title, while Brown was the Boys’ Elementary School winner and Eordekian the Elementary Girls winner.

Other weekly winners were Billy Suarez (Boys 14, Eastern Super Six Championships at Mendham), Scott Fischer (Boys 14, L1B West Rock June Challenger), Bradley Bennett (Boys 12, L1B Sportime Syosset June Challenger), Ashley Lessen (1B Jericho/Westbury Summer Challenger) and Jack Benavides (L2O Westhampton Beach Open).

Shawn was also named an Advance all-star by the Staten Island Advance.

Full results:

Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships

Boys’ Varsity Singles

Shawn Jackson; Champion

Alexander Pintille; Round of 16

Girls’ Varsity Singles

Aleksandra Bekirova; Finalist

Katherine Kachkarov; Quarterfinalist

Victoria Sec; Quarterfinalist

Natalie Margulies; Round of 16

Katelyn Walker; Main Draw

Boys’ Middle School Singles

Sujay Sharma; Finalist

Jeffrey McCready; Semifinalist

Robbie Werdiger; Semifinalist

Matthew Mosejczuk; Quarterfinalist

Tristan Taylor; Quarterfinalist

Wesley Zhang; Round of 16

Donovan Brown; Round of 16

Maxwell Kachkarov; Round of 16

Sidharth Chawla; Round of 32

Bradley Bennett; Round of 32

Benett Abeles; Round of 64

Neil Epstein; Round of 64

Ty Switzer; Main Draw

Sachin Palta; Main Draw

Jonah Nir; Main Draw

Girls’ Middle School Singles

Perene Wang; Quarterfinalist

Diana McCready; Round of 16

Leila Epstein; Round of 32

Kassia Taylor; Round of 32

Alyssa An; Main Draw

Jih Su Ryu; Main Draw

Boys’ Elementary School Singles

Solomon Brown; Champion

Leo Nir; Round of 32

Marco Ziets-Segura; won one consolation match

Girls’ Elementary School Singles

Natalie Eordekian; Champion

Linda Ziets-Segura; Round of 16

Eleanor Apps; Round of 16

Daniella Benabraham; Round of 16

Eastern Super Six Championships at Mendham

Billy Suarez; Champion – Boys’ 14

Marcos Lee; Quarterfinalist – Boys’ 14

Sujay Sharma; Round of 16 – Boys’ 14

Kabir Rajpal; Round of 32; won three consolation matches – Boys’ 14

Donovan Brown; Round of 32 – Boys’ 14

Maxwell Kachkarov; Round of 32 – Boys’ 14

Tristan Taylor; Round of 32 – Boys’ 14

Robbie Werdiger; Round of 32 – Boys’ 14

Joseph Wilkanowski; Round of 32 – Boys’ 14

Wesley Zhang; Main Draw – Boys’ 14

Eastern Super Six Championships at WOTC

Daniella Benabraham; 3rd Place – Girls’ 12

Dana Livson; Round of 32; won one consolation match – Girls’ 12

Janelle Chen; won one consolation match – Girls’ 12

Rebecca Suarez; Main Draw – Girls’ 12

Eleanor Apps; Main Draw – Girls’ 12

Eastern Super Six Championships at Bogota & TRC

Sebastian Sec; Quarterfinalist – Boys’ 12

Alexander Karman; Round of 16; won one consolation match – Boys’ 12

Ty Switzer; Round of 16; Consolation Winner – Boys’ 12

Alex Vinsky; Round of 32; won two consolation matches – Boys’ 12

Sachin Palta; Round of 32 – Boys’ 12

Noah Eisenberg; Won one consolation match – Boys’ 12

Solomon Brown; Main Draw – Boys’ 12

Luca DeMare; Main Draw – Boys’ 12

Astro Pilipovic; Main Draw – Boys’ 12

Sam Scherer; Main Draw – Boys’ 12

Eastern Super Six Championships at Maywood

Francesca Karman; Round of 16 – Girls’ 14

Perene Wang; Consolation Finalist – Girls’ 14

Denise Lai; Round of 32 – Girls’ 14

L1B West Rock June Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Scott Fischer; Champion

L1B Sportime Syosset June Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Bradley Bennett; Champion

Girls’ 12 Singles

Alina Kargin-Utkin; Finalist

L1B Jericho/Westbury Summer Challenger

Ashley Lessen; Champion

L2O Westhampton Beach Open

Girls’ 12 Singles

Jack Benavides; Champion

 

Kachkarov Wins To Highlight Weekend Tournament Play

Katherine Kachkarov won Girls 18s at the L1B WG May Challenger, highlighting abbreviated tournament play for JMTA students the weekend of May 29-31.

Denise Lai (Girls 16) reached the finals at the same event as Kachkarov, while the team of Sean Mullins and Sean Patrick teamed up as runners-up at Boys 18 doubles at the 2015 NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championships.

Full results:

2015 NYSPHSAA Boys Tennis Championships

Boys’18 Singles

Felipe Osses-Konig; Quarterfinalist

Hayden Cassone; Round of 16

Stephen Gruppuso; Round of 16

Cannon Kingsley; Round of 32

Boys’ 18 Doubles

Sean Mullins; Finalist

Sean Patrick; Finalist

L1B WG May Challenger

Girls’ 18 Singles

Katherine Kachkarov; Champion

Girls’ 16 Singles

Denise Lai; Finalist

Francesca Karman; Round of 16

L1B Sportime Bethpage May Challenger

Jack Benavides; Semifinalist

L1B Sportime Syosset May Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Maxwell Moadel; Semifinalist

Kabir Rajpal; Quarterfinalist

L1B Sportime Lynbrook June Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Alfonso Laffont; Quarterfinalist

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.

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.”

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.

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

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.