USTA Tournament Results 4/14-16/2017

JMTA Students Claim Several Trophies in Local Competition

The weekend of April 14th saw a number of Academy students compete locally in USTA Level 1B and Level 2 tournaments. Once again, JMTA players competed well and brought home several trophies.

At the Boys’ 18 Level 1B tournament hosted at Sportime’s Kings Park club, Dylan Friedman kept the trophy “at home” by winning the event. The Boys’ and Girls’ 14 Level 1B in Mahwah saw Cooper Gordon and Leila Epstein reach the finals in the respective singles draws, as they each won the doubles titles for their genders. The Girls 14 event at Port Washington saw an all-JMTA final in which Theadora Rabman bested Tola Glowacka.

In Level 2 competition, Talia Kahan was JMTA’s standout performer, as she was triumphant in the Girls’ 16 draw at Sportime’s flagship Randall’s Island facility.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

Level 1B

Sportime Kings Park Boys 18

Dylan Friedman – Champion

Port Washington Girls’ 14

Theadora Rabman – Champion

Tola Glowacka – Finalist

Mahwah Boys’ 14

Cooper Gordon – Doubles Champion, Singles Finalist

Mahwah Girls’ 14

Leila Epstein – Doubles Champion, Singles Finalist

Port Washington Boys’ 14

Alex Vinsky – Finalist

Michael Weitz – Semifinalist

Adrien Jippov – Semifinalist

Mountainside Boys’ 16

Neel Epstein – Semifinalist

Spencer Chandlee – Quarterfinalist

White Plains Girls’ 18

Audrey Pacthod – Quarterfinalist

Mountain Lakes Girls’ 12

Chantajah Mills – Quarterfinalist

 

Level 2

Sportime Randall’s Island Girls’ 14

Talia Kahan – Champion

Abigail Hammer – Semifinalist

Carolyn Finerman – Semifinalist

Sportime Roslyn Boys’ 12

Aiden Harpel – Quarterfinalist

USTA Tournament Results April 7 – April 9, 2017

Another Strong Showing of JMTA Players in Level 1, Level 1B and Youth Progression Tournaments

During the weekend of April 7-9, JMTA players had another massive turnout in local competition, managing to bring home seven trophies to the Academy. In addition to our winners, many Academy students who competed in top Level 1 competition reached the latter stages of their respective tournaments.

The weekends’ standout performer was Theadora Rabman, who competed in the Girls’ 12 tournament hosted at Oceanside. Theadora did not drop a set on her way to the final, in which she faced fellow JMTA player Isabella Sha, besting her classmate in straight sets. Also in Level 1 play, JMTA’s Marcos Lee, playing the Boys’ 16 tournament in Armonk, battled through a tough draw to reach the finals, but had to settle for the runner-up trophy after a hard-fought 3-set win in the semifinal.

In Level 1B competition, JMTA’s Matt Cashin took home the winner’s trophy at the Long Beach Boys’ 16 event. Playing Boys’ 16 at Harbor Island, JMTA’s Ty Switzer won yet another tournament. Also at Harbor Island, Fiona Boettner helped JMTA complete a sweep, as she was victorious in the Girls’ 16 category. Bobby Duskin competed in Queens Village in the Boys’ 12 tournament, storming through the draw to collect JMTA’s fifth title of the weekend. And at Randall’s Island, in Girl’s 14 action, two JMTA students battled in the final, when Sheyna Karen overcame Allegra Wong.

The weekend also saw large numbers of JMTA’s U10 prospects participating in Youth Progression tournaments. Jack Kennedy stood out among the field by winning the Boys’ 10 Green Level 1 trophy at East Setauket.

Congratulations to all of our JMTA winners, and to all who competed so well!

 

Level 1

Oceanside Girls’ 12

Theadora Rabman – Champion

Isabella Sha – Finalist

Victoria McEnroe – Quarterfinalist

Natalie Phillips – Quarterfinalist

Armonk Boys’ 16

Marcos Lee – Finalist

Blake Frank – Quarterfinalist

Queens Village Boys’ 18

Ethan Leon – Semifinalist

Pittsford Girls’ 14

Emily Tannenbaum – Semifinalist

Pittsford Girls’ 12

Kady Tannenbaum – Semifinalist

Sportime Roslyn Boys’ 12

Giuseppe Cerasuolo – Semifinalist

Pittsford Boys’ 14

Cooper Gordon – Quarterfinalist

Tinton Falls Girls’ 14

Gabriela Glickstein – Quarterfinalist

New Windsor Girls’ 18

Georgia Ryan – Quarterfinalist

Port Washington Boys’ 14

Nicholas Suhanitski – Quarterfinalist

 

Level 1B

Sportime Harbor Island Boys’ 16

Ty Switzer – Champion

Rod Rofougaran – Semifinalist

Queens Village Boys’ 12

Bobby Duskin – Champion

Long Beach Boys’ 16

Matt Cashin – Champion

Sportime Harbor Island Girls’ 16

Fiona Boettner – Champion

Mountainside Girls’ 12

Katie Finerman – Finalist

Rachel Roth – Quarterfinalist

Mountainside Boys’ 12

Bobby Duskin – Semifinalist

Jack Griffin – Quarterfinalist

Sportime Syosset Boys’ 12

Bassil Touban – Semifinalist

Queens Village Girls’ 14

Tola Glowacka – Semifinalist

 

Level 2

Sportime Randall’s Island Girls’ 14

Sheyna Karen – Champion

Allegra Wong – Finalist

Maxie Karen – Semifinalist

Sportime Lake Isle Boys’ 12

Philip Efron – Semifinalist

Jacob Markman – Quarterfinalist

Michael Shneyerson – Quarterfinalist

 

Youth Progression

East Setauket Green Level 1 Boys’ 10

Jack Kennedy – Champion

Mahwah Green Level 1 Boys’ 10

Jesse Yang – Semifinalist

Mahwah Green Level 1 Girls’ 10

Ava Li – Semifinalist

West Harrison Orange Level 1 Boys’ 10

Jonathan Weinberg – Semifinalist

Ben Wiese – Quarterfinalist

Fresh Meadows Orange Level 2 Girls’ 10

Nyla Ferdinand – Finalist

Sophia Kurinets – Quarterfinalist

Fresh Meadows Orange Level 2 Boys’ 10

Dhruv Kapoor – Semifinalist

 

USTA Tournament Results March 31 – April 2, 2017

JMTA Players Compete at Prestigious Easter Bowl and Impress at Empire Cup Doubles

The week of March 27 – April 2 saw six of JMTA’s top prospects travel to Indian Wells to compete at the Easter Bowl, one of the USA’s most prestigious national tournaments. In addition, our JMTA players once again had impressive results at the Empire Cup Doubles and managed to capture three trophies.

Sam Scherer, Sujay Sharma, Ty Switzer, Gibson Thomas, Chidimma Okpara and Sophie Graver all got the chance to compete in Indian Wells in their respective age groups. Each player competed hard in fierce, high-level competition.  Stand-out performers were Chidimma Okpara, who defeated the fourth seed on her way to reaching the round of 16 in the Girls’ 16 competition, and Sujay Sharma, who defeated the eighth seed in the first round of the Boys’ 14 division.  In consolation draw play, Gibson Thomas won two consolation rounds in the Girl’s 16 draw and Sam Scherer won two consolation rounds in the Boys’ 14 draw.  Ty Switzer also won a round in the Boys’ 14 consolation draw.

At the Empire Cup, Ty Switzer captured another title at the Boys’ 14 event in New Windsor. Ethan Leon, seeded second at the Boys’ 16 tournament at the Cary Leeds Tennis Center, was also triumphant in winning that title. Armonk was the battleground for the Boys’ and Girls’ 18 event, where Sean Wei brought home JMTA’s third trophy of the weekend. The standout performer at the Girls’ 16 event was Perene Wang, who finished as the runner-up, while Georgia Ryan bowed out in the semifinal and secured a third place finish. Finally, Nina Wiese battled hard but ultimately fell in the final, finishing as the runner up at the Girls’ 12 event in Queens Village.

In local USTA L1B competition, Zoe Tucker won the title at the Girls’ 14 event hosted in White Plains. At the Boys’ 12 event in Tinton Falls, Julian Messina emerged as the winner. Benjamin Ebanks stayed on home soil and competed at the Boys’ 14 tournament at JMTA’s flagship facility on Randall’s Island, where he won the event. And  Rachel Roth capped off an impressive weekend for the JMTA team by winning the Girls’ 12 event in Brewster.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Easter Bowl

Boys’ 12

Sam Scherer – Round of 64, won two consolation matches.

Boys’ 14

Ty Switzer – Round of 64, won one consolation match.

Sujay Sharma – Round of 32, defeated the 8th seed.

Girls’ 16

Gibson Thomas – Round of 64, won two consolation matches.

Chidimma Okpara – Round of 16, won one consolation match.

Girls’ 18

Sophia Graver – First Round

 

Empire Cup

Boys’ 14

Ty Switzer – Champion

Girls’ 14

Shawnte Beale – 3rd place finish

Boys’ 16

Ethan Leon – Champion

Abhinav Srivastava – Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 16

Perene Wang – Finalist

Georgia Ryan – 3rd place finish

Boys’ 18

Daniel Pellerito / Hayden Cassone – Quarterfinalist

Sean Wei – Champion

Girls’ 18

Sophie Graver – Quarterfinalist

Victoria Sec/Nathalie Rodilosso – Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12

Ari Cotoulas – 3rd place finish

Alexander Aney – Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 12

Tola Glowacka – Semifinalist

Nina Wiese – Finalist

 

Level 1B

White Plains Girls’ 14

Zoe Tucker – Champion

Glen Cove Boys’ 18

David Ammendola – Finalist

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 14

Benjamin Ebanks – Champion

Sportime Randall’s Island Girls’ 14

Jordan Ben-Shmuel – Finalist

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 16

Spencer Chandlee – Semifinalist

Jericho Girls’ 16

Ariana Malik – Semifinalist

Brewster Girls’ 12

Rachel Roth – Champion

Port Washington Girls’ 12

Alexandra Ho – Semifinalist

 

Level 2

Bogota Boys’ 12

Rahul Vasudev – Semifinalist

 

 

USTA Tournament Results March 17-19, 2017

JMTA Players Shine at Empire Cup Doubles and Local Events

During the weekend of 3/17-19, JMTA players took to the courts and had an impressive showing. Numerous players competed at the Empire Cup – the Eastern Section’s doubles competition – winning a total of four trophies, while also continuing to succeed at local L1B tournaments.

JMTA saw its first Empire Cup winner at the Girls’ 16 event in Queens Village, where Perene Wang powered through the draw and won the title without dropping a set.  In Oceanside at the Boys’ 14 Empire Cup, Ty Switzer took home the trophy.  And in Port Washington at the Girls’ 12 event, Theadora Rabman and Isabella Sha were triumphant.  JMTA had other strong showings in Empire Cup play, with Michelle Sorokko finishing second at the Girls’ 18 tournament in Glen Cove, where Victoria Sec and Nathalie Rodilosso also finished fourth.  Also at Glen Cove, Sean Wei was a finalist in the Boys’ 18 division, while Daniel Pellerito finished third.  Shawnte Beale came within a whisker of helping JMTA sweep the 14’s division at Oceanside, ultimately finishing second.  Other third place finishers were Daniela Hernandez and Georgia Ryan at the Girls’ 16 tournament.  Ethan Leon took third at the Boys’ 16 event, losing to the eventual champions in the semifinal, and Sebestian Sec finished third at the Boys’ 14 division in Oceanside.  Finally, Alex Aney took third place at the Boys’ 12 in Port Washington.  JMTA also had some fourth place finishes at the Boys’  and Girls’ 12, with Ari Cotoulas on the boys side and Nina Wiese and Tola Glowacka for the girls.

In local Level 1B tournaments, the best result of the weekend came from Olivia Benton, who competed in the Girls’ 12 event in New Rochelle. Olivia was unseeded going into the tournament, managed to win both the semifinal and the final in three sets, and captured her first Girls’ 12 tournament on her first try. The under 16’s tournament in Huntingdon hosted an all-JMTA final on the girls’ side, where Ariana Malik toppled Cassie Tian.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Empire Cup

Boys’ 18

Daniel Pellerito – 3rd place finish

Sean Wei – Finalist

Girls’ 18

Michelle Sorokko – Finalist

Victoria Sec/Nathalie Rodilosso – Semifinalist

Boys’ 16

Ethan Leon – 3rd place finish

Billy Suarez/Max Kachkarov – Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 16

Perene Wang – Champion

Daniela Hernandez/Georgia Ryan – 3rd place finish

Boys’ 14

Ty Switzer – Champion

Sebastian Sec – 3rd place finish

Noah Eisenberg – Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14

Shawnte Beale – Finalist

Natalie Eordekian – Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12

Alexander Aney – 3rd place

Ari Cotoulas – Semifinalist

Girls’ 12

Isabella Sha – Champion

Nina Wiese/Tola Glowacka – Semifinalist

Nicolette Loeffler – Quarterfinalist

Sophia Cisse/Linda Ziets-Segura – Consolation Winners

L1B

Sportime Lake Isle Girls’ 14

Victoria McEnroe – Semifinalist

Fresh Meadows Boys’ 14

Ben Ebanks – Semifinalist

Mike Shepard – Semifinalist

New Rochelle Girls’ 12

Olivia Benton – Champion

Armonk Boys’ 18

Preet Rajpal – Finalist

Level 2

Bogota Boys’ 12

Pepe Baselga – Semifinalist

Sunjay Singh – Semifinalist

Huntingdon Girls’ 16

Ariana Malik – Champion

Cassie Tian – Finalist

JMTA Players Capture Several Trophies in Local Competition

USTA Tournament Results 3/10-3/12, 2017

Over the second weekend of March, the players of the JMTA posted impressive results in local L1,L1B and Youth progression tournaments.

The Cary Leeds Tennis Center in the Bronx saw the highest JMTA turnout over the weekend as several players excelled at the U16 L1 tournament. On the boys’ side, Tristan Taylor battled through several tough matches before falling in three sets to fellow JMTA player Kabir Rajpal, who then proceeded to see off another JMTA student, Max Kachkarov, in the finals. On the girls’ side, Denise Lai reached the round of 16 while Daniela Hernandez fell to the top seed in the semi-finals. At another L1 tournament in Williamsville, Georgia Ryan swept through the Girl’s 18’s tournament, losing only 12 games over the course of four matches.

In Local L1B at the Boys’ 14’s in Blue Point, Joseph Boyle managed to get through several matches and win the trophy. Meanwhile, Charlie Valentine had an impressive run in the Boys’ 12’s tournament in East Setauket, knocking off the two top seeds on his way to the title. Finally, two Sportime clubs hosted L1B tournaments over the weekend: in Syosset, Griffin Schesinger knocked out the top seed in three sets before winning the tournament. Meanwhile, at the JMTA flagship facility on Randall’s Island, Nicholas Steiglehner won the Boys’ 18’s tournament. JMTA’s last winner in L1B competition was Andrew Ena, who captured the Boys’ 12’s title in Glen Cove, dropping only 6 games throughout the tournament.

Several of JMTA’s youngest players have made some of their first competitive strides in U10 competition, with some posting impressive results: Ava Li won the Glen Cove Green tournament, while Summer Chandler won an Orange U10 tournament in Fresh Meadows.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

L1

Tinton Falls Boys 18’s

Ethan Leon – Quarterfinalist

Cary Leeds Boys 16’s

Kabir Rajpal – Winner

Max Kachakov – Finalist

Tristan Taylor – Semifinalist

Sujay Sharma – R16

Cary Leeds Girls’ 16’s

Daniela Hernandez – Semifinalist

Williamsville Boys’ 14’s

Noah Eisenberrg – Semifinalist, lost to eventual winner

Williamsville Girls’ 18’s

Georgia Ryan – Winner

West Orange Boys’ 12’s

Giuseppe Cerasuolo – Semifinalist

West Orange Girls’ 12’s

Tola Glowacka – semifinalist

Queens Village/Glenwood Landing Boys’ 14’s

Nikolay Sahakyan – Quarterfinalist

Queens Village/Glenwood Landing Girls’ 14’s

Deliala Friedman – Quarterfinalist

L1B

West Harrison Girls’ 12’s

Chantajah Mills – Semifinalist, lost to eventual winner

Blue Point Boys’ 14’s

Joseph Boyle – Winner

White Plains Girls’ 16’s

Fiona Boettner – Finalist

Olga Lew-Kiedrowska – Semifinalist, lost in 3 sets to the eventual winner

Bogota Boys’ 12’s

Miles Singer – Quarterfinalist

Rahul Vasudev – Quarterfinalist

LucasVillamizar – Quarterfinalist

Bogota Girls’ 12’s

Tara Kurepa – Finalist

East Setauket Boys 12’s

Charlie Valentine – Winner

Sportime Syosset Boys’ 16’s

Griffin Schlesinger – Winner

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 14’s

Damien Stellings – Semifinalist

Adrien Jippov – Finalist

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 16’s                                        Charlie Valentine following his Boys’                                                                                                           12’s win at East Setauket               Matthew Mosejczuk – Finalist, lost 10-8 in 3rd set tiebreak

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 18’s

Nicholas Steiglehner – Winner

Glen Cove Boys’ 12’s

Andrew Ena – Winner

Long Beach Boys’ 12’s

Bassil Touban – Semifinalist

Youth Progression

Glen Cove Green Level 1 Girls’ 10’s

Ava Li – Winner

Bogota Green Level 1 Boys’ 10’s

Patrick Kenny – Semifinalist

Fresh Meadows Orange Girls 10’s

Summer Chandler – Winner

 

Congratulations to all of our winners!

JMTA Players Impress at USTA National Spring Championships and Locally at Level 1B and Level 2 Events

USTA Tournament Results 3/3-3/8

During the first weekend of the month of March, a number of JMTA players were in action in various USTA Eastern tournaments, with several of them recording multiple wins and bringing home a trophy to show. In addition, three JMTA prospects represented the Academy in the USTA National Spring Team Championships in Mobile, AL.

Sophie Graver recorded impressive results at the National Spring Team Championships in Mobile, Alabama.  She posted a 3-1 record in singles, defeating the # 13, #69 and #73 players in the nation.  Daniella Benabraham also had a strong showing with a 2-2 record in singles and undefeated 4-0 in doubles.  Michelle Sorokko was 2-2 in singles and 2-2 in doubles action.

Participating in a mix of L1B tournaments in the area, a few JMTA players posted impressive results. At the Boys 18’s tournament in Port Washington, Preet Rajpal came in as the fourth seed and managed to win the tournament without dropping a set in the process. Also in Port Washington, JMTA’s Sam Scherer won the Boys 14’s tournament. After pulling out a hard-fought three-set victory in the second round, Sam proceeded to lose only 8 games to the #4 and #1 seeds, respectively.  The Boys’ and Girl’s 14’s tournament in Bogota, NJ saw the highest number of JMTA players in action. Lucy Friedman justified her #1 seed by winning the tournament. After sweeping through the first three rounds, Lucy won back-to-back three-set matches to win the trophy. Lucy faced a tough challenge in the final, but managed to win 11-9 in the third set tie-break.  Giuseppe Cerasuolo took home another trophy by winning the Boys 12’s tournament in Brooklyn, hosted at the Matchpoint Mill Basin tennis club. Giuseppe came into the tournament as the top seed and did not lose a set on his way to victory.

At the L2 level, JMTA players won a total of six trophies over the weekend. At Sportime Lake Isle, Lindsay Cruikshank toppled the #1 seed in the final to win the Girls’ 16’s event. Max Meyer overcame his brother Oliver at the 12’s event at Sportime Syosset, while Jack Griffin battled and won a 3rd set tie-break to win the Boys’ 12’s in Queens Village. At Randall’s Island, Sheyna Karen won the Girls’ 14’s after beating her sister Maxie 10-8 in the 3rd set tie-break in the semi-final, while Sacha Maes won the Boys’ 16’s event. Sunjay Singh took the Boys’ 14 title, knocking out fellow JMTA player Luke Hollman in the final. Finally, Ariana Malik won the Girls’ 18’s title in Huntingdon.

Congratulations to all of our Champions!

National Spring Team Champs

Girl’s 18’s, Mobile AL

Sophie Graver 3-1 record in singles; 1-3 in doubles

Daniella Benabraham 2-2 record in singles; 4-0 in doubles

Michelle Sorokko 2-2 record in singles; 2-2 in doubles

L1B

Port Washington Boys’ 18’s

Preet Rajpal – Champion; toppled #3 seed in the final

Farmingdale Girls’ 16’s

Emily Tannenbaum – Semifinalist; lost to the top seed

Bogota Boys’ 14’s

Alex Aney – Semifinalist, lost to eventual Champion

Adrien Jippov – Semifinalist

Alex Zlotchenko – Round of 16, lost to eventual Champion

Bogota Girls’ 14’s

Lucy Friedman – Champion

Victoria McEnroe – Quarterfinalist

Bogota Boys’ 16’s

Fernando Soriano – Quarterfinalist

Bogota Girls’ 18’s

Audrey Pacthod – Quarterfinalist

Matchpoint Brooklyn Boys’ 12’s

Giuseppe Cerasuolo – Champion

Long Beach Boys 12’s

Dominik Mosejczuk – Semifinalist, lost to eventual Champion

Long Beach Girls 12’s

Nicolette Loeffler – Semifinalist, lost to eventual Champion

Port Washington Boys’ 12’s

Sam Scherer – Champion

L2

Sportime Lake Isle Girls’ 16’s

Lindsay Cruikshank – Champion; beat #1 seed in the final

 

White Plains Boys’ 12’s

Cotton Snoddy – Semi-finalist, lost to eventual Champion

 

Sportime Harbor Island Boys’ 14’s

Charles Lau – Semi-finalist

Sportime Harbor Island Girls’ 14’s

Megan Niu – Finalist

Jericho Boys’ 16’s

Aaron Vinsky – Finalist

Sportime Syosset Boys’ 12’s

Max Meyer – Champion

Oliver Meyer – Finalist

Queens Village Boys’ 12’s

Jack Griffin – Champion

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 14’s

Sunjay Singh – Champion

Luke Hollman – Semifinalist, lost to eventual Champion

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 16’s

Sacha Maes – Champion

Gabriel Markowitz – Semifinalist, lost to eventual champion

Sportime Randall’s Island Girls’ 14’s

Sheyna Karen – Champion

Abigail Hammer – Finalist

New Rochelle Boys’ 12’s

Ross Gramley – Finalist

Huntingdon Girls’ 12’s

Ariana Malik – Champion

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JMTA Players Kick-Off August with Numerous Tournament Wins

USTA Tournament Results 8/1 – 8/7

Over the first week of August, the players of the JMTA once again showed that our philosophy of ‘train 52’ pays off as numerous players recorded tournament wins.

At the Level 1B MRC August Challenger, Luke Smith claimed the Boys’ 18 title. In the final match, Smith defeated his opponent 6-0; 6-0. In the Boys’ 16 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island August Challenger, Kabir Rajpal went on an amazing run to win the title with an overall game score of 36-6 through 3 rounds of play. In his impressive performance, Rajpal defeated the #4 seed in the semifinals, as well as the #2 seed in the finals match. At the Level 1B Ross School August Challenger, the JMTA claimed 4 different titles. Winning the Boys’ 16 title at this tournament was Robbie Werdiger, while Zoe Kava claimed the Girls’ 16 title. In an All-JMTA final for the Boys’ 14 competition, Noah Eisenberg defeated Nicholas Murphy, while in the Boys’ 12 competition, Theodore Murphy claimed the title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. At the Level 1B Huntington August Challenger, Emily Tannenbaum defeated the #1 seed in the finals match to claim the Girls’ 16 title. In Girls’ 12 competition at the Level 1B PWTA August Challenger, Kady Tannenbaum claimed the title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. Our last Level 1B winner of the weekend was Ines Roti, who claimed the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 1B August Challenger at New Rochelle Racquet Club.

In Level 2 action at the Level 2O WHB July Open, the JMTA had several winners. First, in Boys’ 18 competition, Michael McDonough claimed the title, while Anya Barteck claimed the Girls’ 14 title. Defeating both the #1 seed in the semifinals and the #2 seed in the finals to win the Boys’ 14 title was Marco Ziets-Segura. In Girls’ 12 competition, Nadia Barteck took home the trophy. At the Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis Summer Open, Cassie Tian defeated the #1 seed in the semifinals, and the #2 seed in the finals to win the Girls’ 16 title. Our last winner of the weekend was Chantajah Mills, who at the Level 2R City Parks Regional at Central Park, defeated the #3 seed in the quarterfinals, and the #1 seed in the finals to claim the Girls’ 12 title.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

Level 1B MRC August Challenger
Boys’ 18
Luke Smith: Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island August Challenger
Boys’ 16
Kabir Rajpal: Champion

Level 1B Ross School August Challenger
Boys’ 16
Robbie Werdiger: Champion

Girls’ 16
Zoe Kava: Champion

Boys’ 14
Noah Eisenberg: Champion
Nicholas Murphy: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Nicholas Errico: Semifinalist
Miles Singer: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14
Daisy Bristowe: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Girls’ 12
Linda Ziets-Segura: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Blakely Duskin: Semifinalist

Level 1B Huntington August Challenger
Girls’ 16
Emily Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B August Challenger at New Rochelle Racquet Club
Girls’ 12
Ines Roti: Champion

Boys’ 12
Dominick Mosejczuk: Finalist

Level 1B PWTA August Challenger
Girls’ 12
Kady Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B Bethpage August Challenger
Boys’ 18
Joseph Reiner: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Cary Leeds Summer Challenger
Boys’ 16
Rod Rofougaran: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B APTC Summer Challenger
Girls’ 16
Jih Su Ryu: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury August Challenger
Boys’ 14
Gunnar Overstrom: Semifinalist
Luca Johnson: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B City Parks Green Ball Challenger at Central Park, Manhattan
Boys’ 10
Leif Emery: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O WHB July Open
Boys’ 18
Michael McDonough: Champion

Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion

Boys’ 12
Marco Ziets-Segura: Champion
Samuel Reiner: Semifinalist

Girls’ 12
Nadia Barteck: Champion

Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis Summer Open
Girls’ 16
Cassie Tian: Champion

Level 2R City Parks Regional at Central Park
Girls’ 12
Chantajah Mills: Champion

Level 2O Hardscrabble Summer Open
Boys’ 14
Ryan Mark: Semifinalist

JMTA Players Claim Several Tournament Wins over the Last Week of July

USTA Tournament Results 7/25-7/31

As August is now upon us, the players of the JMTA took to the courts in USTA Eastern action claiming several tournament wins in Level 1, Level 1B, and Level 2 action. 

At the Level 1 SPORTIME Schenectady (National Showcase) July Championships, Alexander Roti claimed the Boys’ 16 title with victories over the #4 seed in the quarterfinals, and the #1 seed in the semifinals. Also winning at this tournament was Hudson Beaudoin, who won the Boys’ 14 title. In an all-JMTA final at the Level 1B Port Washington Dana DeCarlo Commemorative Challenger, Luca DeMare defeated Azim Gangat to win the Boys’ 14 title. In other action at the Level 1B Armonk Summertime Challenger, Leila Epstein defeated the #1 seed in the finals match to win the Girls’ 14 title. Claiming the Boys’ 12 title at the Level 1B NIT Late July Challenger was Cal Wider. Claiming her first USTA tournament win this past weekend on her home courts was Summer Chandler in Girls’ 10 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME at Randall’s Island July Challenger. In her run to the final, Chandler faced the #3 seed in the quarterfinals, the #1 seed in the semifinals, and in the finals defeated the #2 seed all without dropping a set throughout the entire tournament. It should also be noted that Jack Kennedy claimed the Boys’ 10 title at the same tournament. At the Level 1B Andrew Feinberg Memorial Challenger, Carter Gold won the Boys’ 10 title. Our last two tournament winners of the week were Anya Barteck and Federico Arengi-Bentivoglio, who won the Girls’ 14 and Boys’ 12 titles, respectively at the Level 2O SPORTIME Lynbrook Summer Open. In his run to the Boys’ 12 title, Arengi-Bentivoglio defeated the #1 seed in the Semifinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1 SPORTIME Schenectady (National Showcase) July Championships
Boys’ 16
Alexander Roti: Champion

Boys’ 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Champion

Girls’ 12
Lara Berliner: Semifinalist

Level 1 Future Stars Tennis Center July Championships
Girls’ 18
Lauren Munari: Quarterfinalist
Ashley Granieri: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Jericho/Westbury Summer Challenger
Boys’ 14
Sachin Palta: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Justin Oresky: Semifinalist

Level 1 Pingry School July Championship
Boys’ 12
Andrew Ena: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Murray Hill Summer Championships
Girls’ 12
Sophia Cisse: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Port Washington Dana DeCarlo Commemorative Challenger
Boys’ 14
Luca DeMare: Champion
Azim Gangat: Finalist
Luka Markovic: Semifinalist

Level 1B Armonk Summertime Challenger
Girls’ 14
Leila Epstein: Champion

Level 1B NIT Late July Challenger
Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME at Randall’s Island July Challenger
Girls’ 10
Summer Chandler: Champion
Reese Sibley: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 10
Jack Kennedy: Champion
Bassil Touban: Semifinalist
Leif Emery: Quarterfinalist; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Andrew Feinberg Memorial Challenger
Boys’ 10
Carter Gold: Champion

Boys’ 12
Luke Hollman: Semifinalist

Level 1B CourtSense at Tenafly & BRC Heat Wave Challenger
Boys’ 16
Alex Portnoy: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14
Jordan Ben-Shmuel: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Rockland Junior Challenger
Girls’ 12
Allegra Wong: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 2O SPORTIME Lynbrook Summertime Open
Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion
Laurentia Arengi-Bentivoglio: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Federico Arengi-Bentivoglio: Champion

Level 2O TI Academy July Open
Girls’ 12
Audrey Aslani-Far: Finalist

Boys’ 12
Ryan Mark: Semifinalist

Noah Rubin Helps NY Empire To First WTT Win

Noah Rubin had sat on the NY Sportimes bench a few times when the Mylan World TeamTennis franchise was housed at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, but he never had a chance to suit up for Claude Okin’s squad.

The old Sportimes are just a memory, as they shuffled off to San Diego a couple of years back. But a new N.Y. team made its debut this year, the New York Empire, coached by Patrick McEnroe, and when a spot opened up on the team roster for Wednesday’s match against the Springfield Lasers, McEnroe needed to look no further than a few miles west to JMTA to find Rubin, back after an ankle injury and ready to hit the multi-colored courts at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club.

That turned out to be quite a smart move, as Rubin contributed nine of the team’s 19 points in the Empire’s 19-15 victory over visiting Springfield, including a 5-2 doubles win and a narrow, 5-4 singles defeat in which he held three set points.

“It’s a different experience playing in a team situation,” said Rubin, who teamed with Neal Skupski for the doubles win. “In some ways there is less pressure, because you have a team behind you, but in some ways there is more pressure because they are depending on you.”

Rubin’s heroics helped Patrick’s team win its first match after three defeats. He will next compete at the ATP World Tour event in Los Cabos, Mexico, beginning on Monday.

JMTA Players Win Numerous Tournaments ahead of National Clay Court Championships

USTA Tournament Results 7/11-7/17

Throughout the week of Monday, July 11th, the players of the JMTA took to the courts competing in USTA Eastern action ahead of the USTA National Clay Court Championships starting this past Sunday the 17th.

At the Level 1 Pingry Summer Championships, Luke Smith was on a tear as he only dropped one set (in the Finals match) through 5 rounds of play. To make it to the Finals match, Smith defeated the #8 seed in the round of 32, the #4 seed in the Quarterfinals, and the #6 seed in the Semifinals.
In other Level 1 Hudson Beaudoin won the Boys’ 14 title at the Level 1 Reis Tennis Center Summer Championships. This tournament win marked Beaudoin’s second Level 1 victory of July at the Boys’ 14 level. It should also be mentioned that at this tournament, in addition to winning the singles title, Beaudoin also won the Boys’ 14 Doubles title, while Andrew Ena won the Boys’ 12 title and Lara Berliner won the Girls’ 12 title. This was not Berliner’s only tournament victory of the week, however, as she also claimed the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 1B GST Summer Challenger in impressive fashion.

At the Level 1B CourtSense at Tenafly & BRC July Challenger, Jih Su Ryu won the Girls’ 14 title. Our last winners of this week were Nicholas Murphy and Theodore Murphy, who won the Boys’ 14 and Boys’ 12 titles, respectively at the Level 1B SPORTIME Amagansett July 2016 Challenger.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1 Pingry Summer Championships
Boys’ 18
Luke Smith: Champion

Girls’ 18
Ashley Lessen: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 16
Abhinav Srivastava: Finalist
Alexander Roti: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 16
Denise Lai: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Reis Tennis Center Summer Championships
Boys’ 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Champion
Luca DeMare: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12
Andrew Ena: Champion

Boys’ 14 Doubles
Hudson Beaudoin (w/ Patrick Liew): Champion

Girls’ 12
Lara Berliner: Champion
Taylor Overstrom: Finalist

Boys’ 18
Daniel Meinster: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Cary Leeds Summer Championships
Boys’ 12
Ari Cotoulas: Finalist
Dominick Mosejczuk: Semifinalist
Alexander Aney: Quarterfinalist
Andrew Ena: Quarterfinalist
Rahul Vasudev: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Amagansett July 2016 Challenger
Boys’ 14
Nicholas Murphy: Champion
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Bobby Duskin: Finalist

Boys’ 16
Zachary Portnoy: Semifinalist

Girls’ 14
Blakely Duskin: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals

Girls’ 12
Nadia Barteck: Semifinalist
Rachel Roth: Semifinalist
Miles Singer: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B CourtSense at Tenafly & BRC Challenger
Girls’ 14
Jih Su Ryu: Champion

Level 1B GST Summer Challenger
Girls’ 12
Lara Berliner: Champion

Level 1B Port Washington July Challenger
Girls’ 16
Madeline Richmond: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Emily Tannenbaum: Semifinalist

Level 1B Mountainside Racquet Club Summer Challenger
Boys’ 16
Harry Portnoy: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Randall’s Island July 2016 Challenger
Boys’ 16
Julian Szuper: Finalist

Boys’ 14
Bradley Bennett: Finalist
Alexander Oh: Semifinalist

Level 1B TI Academy July Championships
Boys’ 16
Lucas Arora: Semifinalist

Level 2R SPORTIME Bethpage July Regional
Boys’ 14
Luca Johnson: Finalist

 

JMTA Players impress in USTA Intersectional & Zone Team Championships as well as ITA Summer Circuit & Eastern Level 1B and Level 2O Tournaments

ITA & USTA Tournament Results 7/6 – 7/13

Over the week of July 6th through July 13th, several of the players of the JMTA took to the courts competing in team intersectional and zonal championships in several states including Alabama, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Throughout the week of competition, our players competed in a series of matches for their teams playing singles and doubles matches, as well as a mixed doubles match. Each player’s match record can be found below:

After committing to Tulane University in the Fall, Christina Sisti found herself a finalist at the ITA Summer Circuit Women’s Open at Rutgers University. After defeating the #4 and #12 seeds to reach the Semifinals, Sisti was defeated by the eventual tournament champion and #1 overall seed. It should be noted, however, that Sisti won the most games off the #1 seed throughout the entire tournament.

In local play throughout the weekend of July 8th-10th, several JMTA players won Eastern section tournaments.

At the Level 1B Armonk July Challenger, Ashley Lessen won the Girls’ 18 title. In Boys’ 16 competition at the Level 1B Atlantic Beach Marathon Challenger, Julian Szuper defeated the #1 seed in the finals match to win the tournament. Also defeating the #1 seed in his Finals match for Boys’ 14 competition was Milan Jain at the Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle July Challenger. At the Level 1B PWTA Summer Challenger, Leila Epstein won the Girls’ 14 title. At the Level 1B Ross School July Challenger, the JMTA had two winners. First, in Girls’ 14 competition, Blakely Duskin won the Girls’ 12 title, while Cal Wider won the Boys’ 12 title. At the Level 1B 10U Green Ball Challenger at SPORTIME Quogue, Marco Ziets-Segura won the Boys’ 10 title by defeating the #1 seed in the Finals. Our last winner of the weekend was Matisse Farzam, who won the Boys’ 12 title at the Level 2 SPORTIME Randall’s Island Summer 2016 Open by defeating the #1 seed in the Finals.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

USTA Intersectional Team Championships- BG16 – Shreveport, Louisiana

Daniel Pellerito
Overall Record: 3-5
Singles: 2-2
Doubles: 1-2
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

USTA Intersectional Team Championships- BG14 – Auburn, Alabama

Billy Suarez
Overall Record: 6-4
Singles Record: 2-3
Doubles Record: 3-0
Mixed Doubles: 1-1

Jack Truwit
Overall Record: 5-5
Singles Record: 2-2
Doubles Record: 3-2
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

USTA Zone Team Championships – BG12 – Zullinger, Pennsylvania

Natalie Eordekian
Overall Record: 8-2
Singles Record: 5-0
Doubles Record: 1-2
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Adrien Jippov
Overall Record: 6-3
Singles Record: 3-2
Doubles Record: 3-0
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Dana Livson
Overall Record: 5-4
Singles Record: 3-2
Doubles Record: 2-1
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Nicholas Murphy
Overall Record: 8-1
Singles Record: 5-0
Doubles Record: 2-1
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Sam Scherer
Overall Record: 7-2
Singles Record: 3-2
Doubles Record: 3-0
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Rebecca Suarez
Overall Record: 6-3
Singles Record: 3-2
Doubles Record: 2-1
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

USTA Zone Team Championships – BG16 – Winston Salem, North Carolina

Aleksandra Bekirova
Overall Record: 1-9
Singles Record: 1-4
Doubles Record: 0-4
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Kat Kachkarov
Overall Record: 2-8
Singles Record: 1-4
Doubles Record: 0-4
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Merri Kelly
Overall Record: 3-7
Singles Record: 2-3
Doubles Record: 1-3
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Ashley Lessen
Overall Record: 3-7
Singles Record: 0-5
Doubles Record: 2-2
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Georgia Ryan
Overall Record: 3-7
Singles Record: 0-5
Doubles Record: 3-1
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Calista Sha
Overall Record: 6-4
Singles Record: 2-3
Doubles Record: 3-1
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Luke Smith
Overall Record: 7-3
Singles Record: 4-1
Doubles Record: 2-2
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Abhinav Srivastava
Overall Record: 5-5
Singles Record: 4-1
Doubles Record: 1-3
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Gibson Thomas
Overall Record: 7-3
Singles Record: 5-0
Doubles Record: 1-3
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Willie Turchetta
Overall Record: 1-9
Singles Record: 0-5
Doubles Record: 1-3
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Lantis Wang
Overall Record: 4-6
Singles Record: 2-3
Doubles Record: 2-2
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Perene Wang
Overall Record: 5-5
Singles Record: 1-4
Doubles Record: 3-1
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Chelsea Williams
Overall Record: 0-10
Singles Record: 0-5
Doubles Record: 0-4
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

USTA Zone Team Championships – BG14 – Winston Salem, North Carolina

Hudson Beaudoin
Overall Record: 4-6
Singles Record: 3-2
Doubles Record: 1-3
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Julia Deluca
Overall Record: 4-6
Singles Record: 2-3
Doubles Record: 2-2
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Noah Edelman
Overall Record: 3-7
Singles Record: 1-4
Doubles Record: 2-2
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Max Kachkarov
Overall Record: 7-3
Singles Record: 3-2
Doubles Record: 3-1
Mixed Doubles: 1-0

Kabir Rajpal
Overall Record: 9-1
Singles Record: 5-0
Doubles Record: 4-0
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Sujay Sharma
Overall Record: 9-1
Singles Record: 5-0
Doubles Record: 4-0
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

Teddy Truwit
Overall Record: 3-7
Singles Record: 1-4
Doubles Record: 1-3
Mixed Doubles: 0-1

ITA Summer Circuit Women’s Open @ Rutgers University

Christina Sisti: Semifinalist

Level 1B Armonk July Challenger
Girls’ 18
Ashley Lessen: Champion

Level 1B Atlantic Beach Marathon Challenger
Boys’ 16
Julian Szuper: Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle July Challenger
Boys’ 14
Milan Jain: Champion

Level 1B PWTA Summer Challenger
Girls’ 14
Leila Epstein: Champion

Boys’ 14
Neel Epstein: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 1B Ross School July Challenger
Girls’ 12
Blakey Duskin: Champion
Linda Ziets-Segura: Finalist

Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Champion
Miles Singer: Semifinalist

Boys’ 16
Ethan Finley: Finalist
Harry Portnoy: Semifinalist

Level 1B 10U Green Ball Challenger at SPORTIME Quogue
Boys’ 10
Marco Ziets Segura: Champion
Lev Seidman: Finalist

Level 1B Rockland Summer Challenger
Boys’ 18
Donovan Brown: Semifinalist
Solomon Brown: Semifinalist

Level 1B Nassau Indoor Tennis July Challenger
Boys’ 18
Alexander Roti: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
George Kaslow: Semifinalist
Zachary Portnoy: Semifinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage July Challenger
Girls’ 12
Kady Tannenbaum: Semifinalist

Level 1B City Parks Green Ball Challenger at Cunningham Park, Queens
Girls’ 10
Olivia Benton: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys’ 10
Bassil Touban: Semifinalist

Level 1B RWTT 10U July Challenger
Boys’ 10
Bassil Touban: Semifinalist
Saje Menon: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O SPORTIME Randall’s Island Summer 2016 Open
Boys’ 12
Matisse Farzam: Champion

JMTA Players Take to the Courts for Independence Day Championships

USTA Tournament Results 7/1 – 7/4

Over the Fourth of July Weekend, the players of the JMTA took to the courts competing in USTA Eastern Tournaments with numerous players recording tournament wins.

At the Level 1 SPORTIME Lake Isle Independence Championships, Daniella Benabraham won the Girls’ 16 title. Benabraham defeated the #1 seed in the Quarterfinals, the #4 seed in the Semifinals, and through four rounds of play only dropped 1 set. In Boys’ 14 competition at the Level 1 SPORTIME Schenectady Clay Court Independence Championships, Hudson Beaudoin took home the championship trophy having to defeat the #2 and #3 seeds along the way to his title. At the Level 1 Cary Leeds Independence Championships, Shawnte Beale claimed the Girls’ 14 title. In 5 rounds of play, Beale lost only one set while also defeating the #4 seed in the Quarterfinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals. In an All-JMTA final at the Level 1 Jericho/Westbury Independence Championships, Sam Scherer defeated Ari Cotoulas in straight sets 6-4;6-2.

In Boys’ 14 competition at the Level 1B Jr. On Serve July Challenger, Noah Edelman defeated the #1 seed in the Finals match to claim the tournament win. At the Level 1B Mountainside Racquet Club July Challenger, Rod Rofougaran won the Boys’ 14 title. And in an all-JMTA final at the Level 1B Green Ball Challenger at Sportime Quogue, Holyn Karp took the Girls’ 10 title, defeating Nadia Barteck in straight sets. Our last winner of the Fourth of July weekend was Anya Barteck, who won the Girls’ 14 title at the Level 2 SPORTIME Lynbrook July Open.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

Level 1 SPORTIME Lake Isle Independence Championships
Girls’ 16
Daniella Benabraham: Champion

Level 1 SPORTIME Schenectady Clay Court Independence Championships
Boys’ 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Champion
Boys’ 18
Robbie Werdiger: Semifinalist

Level 1 Cary Leeds Independence Championships
Girls’ 14
Shawnte Beale: Champion

Level 1 Jericho/Westbury Independence Championships
Boys’ 12
Sam Scherer: Champion
Ari Cotoulas: Finalist
Alexander Aney: Semifinalist

Level 1 APTC Independence Championships
Boys’ 18
Daniel Weitz: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Point Set Independence Championships
Boys’ 16
Alexander Roti: Semifinalist
Abhinav Srivastava: Semifinalist
Jack Flores: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Jr. On Serve July Challenger
Boys’ 16
Noah Edelman: Champion
Harry Portnoy: Finalist

Level 1B Mountainside Racquet Club July Challenger
Boys’ 14
Rod Rofougaran: Champion

Level 1B FSTC July Challenger
Boys’ 14
Neel Epstein: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Green Ball Challenger at Sportime Quogue
Girls’ 10
Holyn Karp: Champion
Nadia Barteck: Finalist

Level 2 SPORTIME Lynbrook July Open
Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion