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

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Golovin Named To All-Freshman SEC Team

(via LSU Sports Info.)

After a strong performances at No. 2 singles this year, Jessica Golovin has been named to the All-Freshman team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Golovin owns an 11-14 record in dual matches this season. Golovin has competed against 17 ranked opponents. This season, Golovin clinched the Lady Tigers’ win over Georgia Tech in the ITA Kickoff Weekend and win over Kentucky in the second round of the SEC Tournament.

Her teammate Joana Vale Costa was named to first team All-SEC.

LSU returns to the practice courts over the next few weeks before competing in the NCAA Regional May 13-15. The selection show for the tournament is at 4 p.m. CT Tuesday on NCAA.com.

Jessica Golovin, credit: LSU Sports Info.

Golovin Leads LSU To 4-3 Win Over Kentucky

JMTA star and LSU freshman Jessica Golovin rallied to win in three sets on court two to lead the No. 20 Lady Tigers to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over No. 23 Kentucky in the second round of the SEC Women’s Tennis Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the LSU Tennis Complex.

Golovin, ranked No. 59 in singles, defeated No. 75 Justina Mikulskyte, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4, to clinch the victory and send the Lady Tigers into the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament.

“Kentucky gave us a heck of a match,” co-head coach Julia Sell said. “That was an unbelievable finish. Jessica is a special story today because the girl she played is usually number one. To come back after losing the first set and pull it out is big for her and the team.”

JMTA players highlight Eastern Super Sixes, Level 1A, Level 1B, and Level 20 tournaments this weekend!

USTA Tournament Results 4/15-4/17

Following a trip to the National Easter Bowl in Indian Wells, California from April 2nd-10th, JMTA player Daniel Pellerito returned to USTA Eastern competition in dominating fashion by winning the Boys 16 Eastern Super Six at SPORTIME Schenectady. On his way to the championship, Pellerito defeated #5 seed and fellow JMTA player William Turchetta in the Quarterfinals, as well as the #3 seed in the Finals match!

In other Eastern Super Six tournament play, Ty Switzer won the Boys 12 title at the Eastern Super Six Tri-City. On his way to the finals (in which he defeated the #1 seed), Switzer only dropped one set.

At the Level 1A SPORTIME King’s Park Earth Day Championships, Abihinav Srivastava won the Boys 18 title by defeating the # 4 seed in the Quarterfinals, and the #2 seed in a very close Finals match, having to play a third set tiebreak that ended with a score of 16-14. At the Level 1A Point Set Earth Day Championships, Shawnte Beale defeated the #1 seed in the Finals to claim the Girls 14 title.

At the Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island April Challenger, Alex Portnoy defeated fellow JMTA player Bradley Bennett in the Boys 14 Finals match. In another all-JMTA Final for the Girls 12 competition at the Level 1B GHRC Spring Break Challenger, Theodora Rabman defeated Sophia Cisse. In the third Level 1B all-JMTA Final of the weekend, Nicholas Murphy defeated brother and fellow JMTA player Theodore Murphy at the Level 1B Ross School April Challenger. Rounding out our winners for this weekend was Nikolay Sahakyan (w/ Patrick Liew), who won the Boys 14 Doubles title at the Level 1B Junior on Serve Classic.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Eastern Super Six at SPORTIME Schenectady (National Level 4)
Boys 16
Daniel Pellerito: Champion
William Turchetta: Quarterfinalist
Spencer Brachman: Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds

Girls 16
Georgia Ryan: Quarterfinalist
Gibson Thomas: Won 4 consolation rounds and defeated #8 seed in consolation
Perene Wang: Won 3 consolation rounds

Eastern Super Six Tri-City (National Level 4)
Boys 12
Ty Switzer: Champion
Adrien Jippov: Won 2 consolation rounds

Girls 18
Nathalie Rodilosso: Quarterfinalist; defeated #6 seed in consolation
Sophia Graver: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 and #8 seeds in consolation
Victoria Sec: Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds

Boys 14
Kabir Rajpal: Semifinalist
Kieran Foster: Semifinalist

Girls 12
Natalie Eordekian: Round of 16; won 3 consolation rounds
Rebecca Suarez: Won 2 consolation rounds

Eastern Super Six Turning Stone (National Level 4)
Boys 18
Hayden Cassone: Semifinalist
Sean Wei: Semifinalist
Cannon Kingsley: Quarterfinalist
Peter Lohrbach: Quarterfinalist

Level 1A SPORTIME Kings Park Earth Day Championships
Boys 18
Abihinav Srivastava: Champion; defeated # 4 seed in Quarterfinals, #2 seed in Finals

Level 1A Point Set Earth Day Championships
Girls 14
Shawnte Beale: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals

Level 1A Armonk Sports Center’s Earth Day Championship
Boys 16
Tristan Taylor: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16
Alexander Roti: Semifinalist

Level 1A Long Beach Earth Day Championships
Boys 14
Noah Eisenberg: Semifinalist; defeated #1 seed in Round of 16
Sachin Palta: Quarterfinalist

Level 1A NYJTL Earth Day Championships at Cary Leeds
Boys 12
Benjamin Ebanks: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset Challenger
Boys 14
Alex Portnoy: Champion
Bradley Bennett: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Alex Vinsky: Semifinalist

Level 1B GHRC Spring Break Challenger
Girls 12
Theodora Rabman: Champion
Sophia Cisse: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Ines Roti: Semifinalist

Level 1B Ross School April Challenger
Boys 12
Nicholas Murphy: Champion
Theodore Murphy: Finalist

Boys 16
Gregory Coe: Finalist

Level 1B Jr. On Serve Classic
Boys 14 – Doubles
Nikolay Sahakyan (w/ Patrick Liew): Champion

Level 1B WOTC Spring Challenger
Girls 18
Anna Maite Kaplan: Finalist

Level 1B Hardscrabble Nike Camp April Challenger
Boys 18
Eikoh Hayashi: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage Spring Challenger
Girls 16
Madeline Richmond: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Gabriella Sciarrotta: Quarterfinalist

Boys 16
Matthew Cashin: Semifinalist

Level 1B APTC Spring Challenger
Boys 16
Jeffery McCready: Semifinalist

Boys 12
Dominick Mosejczuk: Finalist
Ryan Bernstein: Semifinalist
Nicholas Errico: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O SPORTIME Randall’s Island April Challenger
Boys 16
Sidarth Chawla: Finalist

Girls 16
Abigail Hammer: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island April Challenger
Boys 14
Gunnar Overstrom: Semifinalist

Level 2O CourtSense at BRC April Open
Boys 12
Luke Hollman: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16
Jack Griffin: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O TI Academy April UPS
Girls 14
Luisa Mendes: Quarterfinalist

Boys 12
Michael Marks: Quarterfinalist

Girls 12
Natalie Hu: Semifinalist
Rory Christian: Quarterfinalist

Spring Showers Bring April Flowers, the Easter Bowl, and Several Tournament Trophies for JMTA Players!

At the John McEnroe Tennis Academy, our players train 52 weeks out of the year, so it is no surprise that over the weekend of April 8th-10th, several JMTA players brought home trophies due to their strong determination to train 52!  We also had several JMTA players appear at the ITF/USTA National Easter Bowl over the past two weeks which is a major accomplishment as the best players in the country compete at this tournament!

Although he lost in a tough first round matchup against the #8 seed Brandon Holt in which he battled to a third set tiebreak, Sam Turchetta won 2 impressive matches in qualifiers to make the main draw of the Boys 18s competition! In Boys 14s competition, after a comfortable straight set victory in the first round, Ronald Hohmann beat the #1 seed Stefan Leustian in the Round of 32.  Also making the Round of 16 for the Boys 14s competition was Spencer Brachman.  Both Brachman and Hohmann also won one consolation round as did Michelle Sorroko for the Girls 16s competition.   It should be noted as well that Spencer Brachman (w/ Aidan Mayo)also made the Quarterfinals of the Boys 14d competition as did Billy Suarez (w/ Alex Lee).  On his way to the Quarterfinals, Brachman defeated the #8 seed in the Round of 16. In B16s, Daniel Pellerito beat the #13 seed in consolation.  Also defeating a seeded player in the Girls 14s consolation draw was Perene Wang, who defeated the #9 seed.   In B12s, Wesley Zhang won two rounds in the consolation draw.  We would also like to acknowledge the following JMTA players for appearing at the Easter Bowl: Hayden Cassone and Sean Wei.   In doubles competition, the following players made it to the Round of 16 in their respective competition; Michelle Sorroko (Girls 16), Wesley Zhang (Boys 12), Sean Wei (Boys 16), and Daniel Pellerito (Boys 16).

At the Level 1 Gold’s Dewitt April Championships, Merri Kelly took home the Girls 18s title after defeating the #1 seed in straight sets (6-4; 6-2) in the finals match, fellow JMTA player Maranda Sears.  In the Girls 16s competition at the same tournament, Perene Wang also defeated the #1 seed and fellow JMTA player Gibson Thomas in the finals match after losing the first set.

At the Level 1B GHRC Spring Challenger, Gabriella Sciarrota won the Girls 16s title, while at the Level 1B Randall’s Island April Challenger; Milan Jain won the Boys 14s title.  In other Level 1B action at the Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle April Challenger, Anne Moody won the Girls 12s title.  In an all JMTA final at the Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset Challenger, Ines Roti defeated Alexandra Ho to claim the Girls 12s trophy.  In a very impressive run at the SPORTIME Bethpage April Challenger, Alex Vinsky defeated the #1 seed in the finals to win the Boys 14s trophy.  Lastly, at the Level 2O Point Set April Showers Open, Harry Portnoy won the Boys 16s title.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Sam Turchetta playing at the Easter Bowl!

Sam Turchetta playing at the Easter Bowl!

USTA/ITF National Spring Tournament (Easter Bowl)
Boys 18 (ITF)
Sam Turchetta: Round of 64; won 3 rounds in qualification for spot in Main Draw

Boys 16 (USTA)
Hayden Cassone: Round of 64
Sean Wei: Round of 64
Daniel Pellerito: Round of 64; won 1 consolation round; defeated #13 seed in consolation

Girls 16 (USTA)
Michelle Sorokko: Round of 64; won 1 consolation round

Boys 16 Doubles (USTA)
Daniel Pellerito (w/ Cole Groetsch): Round of 16
Sean Wei (w/ Michael Sun): Round of 16
Hayden Cassone (w/ Carson Haskins): Round of 32

Girls 16 Doubles (USTA)
Michelle Sorokko (w/ Dasha Kourkina): Round of 16

Boys 14 (USTA)
Ronald Hohmann: Round of 16; defeated #1 seed in Round of 32; won 1 consolation round
Spencer Brachman: Round of 16; won 1 consolation round
Billy Suarez: Round of 64

Girls 14 (USTA)
Perene Wang: Round of 32; won 1 consolation round; defeated #9 seed in consolation

Boys 14 Doubles (USTA)
Spencer Brachman (w/ Aidan Mayo): Quarterfinalist; defeated #8 seed in Round of 16
Billy Suarez (w/ Alex Lee): Quarterfinalist

Girls 14 Doubles (USTA)
Perene Wang (w/ Britt Pursell): Round of 32

Wesley Zhang with JMTA Director of Performance RIchard Mensing at the Easter Bowl!

Wesley Zhang with JMTA Director of Performance RIchard Mensing at the Easter Bowl!

Boys 12 (USTA)
Wesley Zhang: Round of 64; won 2 consolation rounds

Boys 12 Doubles (USTA)
Wesley Zhang (w/ Ajay Mahenthiran): Round of 16

Level 1 Gold’s Dewitt April Championships
Girls 18
Merri Kelly: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals

Girls 16
Perene Wang: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals
Gibson Thomas: 2nd Place

Boys 16
Lantis Wang: Semifinalist

Level 1 Cary Leeds April Championships
Girls 18
Lauren Munari: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Daniela Hernandez: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 TI Academy April Championships
Boys 18
William Turchetta: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16, #6 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1 Armonk Sports Center’s April Championships
Girls 16
Denise Lai: Quarterfinalist; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Level 1 Shrewsbury Racquet Club April Championships
Boys 16
Abhinav Srivastava: 3rd place
Maxwell Kachkarov: Round of 16

Level 1 New Rochelle Racquet Club April Championships
Boys 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Centercourt Mt Olive April Championships
Boys 12
Ari Cotoulas: 3rd place; defeated #5 seed in Round of 32
Adrien Jippov: Quarterfinalist
Nicholas Murphy: Quarterfinalist; defeated #8 seed in Round of 16
Astro Pilipovic: Quarterfinalist
Nicholas Suhanitski: Quarterfinalist; defeated #1 seed in Round of 16

Milan Jain and JMTA Coach Matt Trumino following his 1st place finish at the Level 1B Randall's Island April Challenger

Milan Jain and JMTA Coach Matt Trumino following his 1st place finish at the Level 1B Randall’s Island April Challenger!

Level 1B Randall’s Island April Challenger
Boys 14
Milan Jain: Champion

Girls 14
Natalie Eordekian: Semifinalist

Level 1B GHRC Spring Challenger
Girls 16
Gabriella Sciarrota: Champion

Boys 16
Jack Flores: Semifinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle April Challenger
Girls 12
Anne Moody: Champion
Chloe Bernstein: Quarterfinalist

Boys 12
Theodore Murphy: Semifinalist
Cooper Gordon: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Syosset Challenger
Girls 12
Ines Roti: Champion
Alexandra Ho: 2nd place

Boys 12
Andrew Ena: Semifinalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage April Challenger
Boys 14
Alex Vinsky: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals

Girls 14
Emily Tannenbaum: Finalist
Julianna Romeo: Semifinalist

Level 1B CourtSense at Bogota April Challenger
Boys 10
Charlie Valentine: 2nd place
Lev Seidman: Quarterfinalist

Girls 16
Zoe Kava: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B WOTC April Showers Challenger
Boys 14
Alex Portnoy: Semifinalist

Level 2O Point Set April Showers Open
Boys 16
Harry Portnoy: Champion

Level 2O SPORTIME Harbor Island March Open
Girls 16
Michele Getselevich: Semifinalist

 

JMTA Players Impress at Easter Bowl; Several JMTA Players Score Level 1B Tournament Wins

USTA Tournament Results April 1st-4th

With Spring Break coming to an end this weekend, two JMTA players had great results in their respective contests at the 2016 Asics Easter Bowl in Indian Wells! In the Boys’ 14 competition, Ronald Hohmann breezed through the first round of the main draw, and then defeated #1 seed Stefan Leustian of Northern California to earn a Round of 16 matchup against #15 seed Andres Martin. He will join JMTA’s Spencer Brachman, seeded sixth, in the Round of 16. Brachman came back from a set and 2-4 deficit to defeat Joseph Stafford (Livonia, MI) 6-7, 6-4, 6-1. In the Boys’ 18 ITF division, Sam Turchetta breezed through his qualifying matches. In the first round, Turchetta defeated Cody Lin (Thousand Oaks, CA) 7-6(3); 6-1.  He then lost a heartbreaking three setter to #8 seed, Brandon Holt 4-6, 6-3, 7-6. Brandon is the son of Tracey Austin. Danny Pellerito took out the #13 seed in B16s 6-4,6-4. The Easter Bowl continues this week. Good luck to all our JMTA players!

In local competition, JMTA players had dual wins at the Level 1B Courtsense at Bogota RC April Challenger! Anton Semenov won the Boys’ 14 competition, while Chantajah Mills won the Girls’ 10 title. Winning the Boys’ 14 title at the Level 1B Huntington April Challenger was Joshua Elenowitz, who had to defeat the #2 seed in the finals to take home the trophy. Rounding out our winners for the weekend was Nicholas Murphy, who won the Level 1B World Gym April Challenger Boys’ 12 tournament.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1B Courtsense at Bogota RC April Challenger
Boys’ 14
Anton Semenov: Champion

Girls’ 10
Chantajah Mills: Champion
Diya Chawla: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys’ 16
Noah Edelman: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

Girls’ 14
Dana Livson: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 10
Lucas Villamizar: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Huntington April Challenger
Boys’ 14
Joshua Elenowitz: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals, #2 seed in Finals

Level 1B World Gym April Challenger
Boys’ 12
Nicholas Murphy: Champion
Theodore Murphy: Finalist

Boys’ 10
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist
Jack Kennedy: Semifinalist

Level 1B GHRC April Challenger
Boys’ 18
Alexander Roti: Semifinalist
Ilya Semenov: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Point Set April Challenger
Girls’ 16
Gabriella Sciarrotta: Finalist

Boys’ 16
Hudson Beaudoin: Semifinalist; defeated #1 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Hardscrabble Nike Camp Springtime Challenger
Boys’ 14
Sam Scherer: Semifinalist

Level 1B Cunningham Park TC April Challenger
Boys’ 14
Sachin Palta: Semifinalist
Neel Epstein: Quarterfinalist
Nicholas Suhanitski: Quarterfinalist
Alex Vinsky: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B APTC April Challenger
Boys 16
Julian Szuper: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys 12
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury Spring Challenger
Girls’ 12
Olivia Tiegerman: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Hailey Lessen: Semifinalist

Level 2O Chestnut Ridge Spring Open
Boys’ 12
Ryan Mark: Finalist

Level 2O Long Beach Freedom Open
Girls’ 12
Abigail Hammer: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in first round

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Levine Helps Duke to Win Over NCSU

JMTA’s own Josh Levine has racked up seven wins, settling in at No. 5 singles for the Duke University tennis team, helping the Blue Devils to a win at NC State on Friday with a supertiebreak win over Ivan Saveljic.

Levine also has recent ACC wins over Mitch Harper of Virginia Tech, Alexandre Thirouin of Boston College and Terrance Whitehurst of Florida State.

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Golovin Named SEC Freshman Of The Week

For the second time this season, Jessica Golovin of the LSU women’s tennis team has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Wednesday.

Golovin earned two singles wins over the weekend to help lead 15th-ranked LSU to a 5-2 victory over No. 26 Arkansas and 7-0 win over No. 59 Missouri.

The New York, N.Y. native and JMTA star defeated No. 83 Ana Oparenovic of Arkansas 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 Friday. Golovin also teamed up with Joana Vale Costa to defeat Yuliya Lysa and Shannon Hudson, 6-1, on court one.

On Sunday, Golovin earned the win over Missouri’s Kelli Hine 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 on court two. With the victory, the freshman moved to 9-10 and 3-4 in conference.

Golovin and the Lady Tigers return to action at 4 p.m. Thursday against No. 6 Florida in Gainesville.

JMTA Players win several tournaments over Easter weekend!

USTA Tournament Results 3/25-3/27

With a large number of JMTA players breaking from tournament play over the Easter weekend, a select few players took to the courts with several recording tournament wins!

At the L1B CourtSense at Bogota RC Spring Challenger, Alexander Roti won the Boys 16 title. Winning the Boys 14 championship at the L1B GHRC Glen Head Challenger was Sachin Palta. Our last tournament winner for this weekend was Linda Ziets-Segura who won the Girls 12 title at the L1B Bethpage State Park March Challenger.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

L1B CourtSense at Bogota RC Spring Challenger
Boys 16
Alexander Roti: Champion

Boys 10
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

L1B GHRC Glen Head Challenger
Boys 14
Sachin Palta: Champion
Bilal Rashidzada: Quarterfinalist
Azim Gangat: Quarterfinalist

Girls 14
Madeline Richmond: Finalist

L1B Bethpage State Park March Challenger
Girls 12
Linda Ziets-Segura: Champion

Boys 12
Andrew Ena: Semifinalist

L1B Cunningham Park Tennis Center Spring Challenger
Boys 16
Matthew Cashin: Semifinalist
Julian Szuper: Quarterfinalist

Girls 16
Denise Lai: Semifinalist

Boys 12
Luka Markovic: Semifinalist

L1B Garden State Easter Classic
Boys 18
Lucas Arora: Quarterfinalist

L1B SPORTIME Kings Park March Challenger
Boys 10
Marco Ziets-Segura: Semifinalist

L2O Jericho/Wesbury March Open
Boys 14
Joshua Elenowitz: Semifinalist

L2O SPORTIME Harbor Island March Open
Girls 16
Michele Getselevich: Finalist

 

 

USTA Super 6 Tournaments Highlighted by Several All-JMTA Finals This Weekend!

USTA Tournament Results March 18th – 20th

With spring now officially upon us, the players of the JMTA took to the courts to play in tournaments ranging from Eastern Super Sixes to Level Threes.

In the first of three all JMTA finals, second seeded Cannon Kingsley defeated fellow JMTA player and #1 seed Daniel Pellerito to win the Boys’ 16 title at the Eastern Super Six at Glen Head Racquet Club. In other Eastern Super Six action also marked by an all JMTA final, Billy Suarez defeated Kabir Rajpal to take home the Boys’ 14 trophy. This tournament was held at SPORTIME Bethpage. In other Super Six action at the Girls’ 16 event at Alley Pond Tennis Center, JMTA players took 2nd, 4th and 5th places – Chelsea Williams was a finalist, Merri Kelly was a semi-finalist and Michelle Sorokko won the quarterfinal playoffs. In the Girls’ 12 Super Six at Sportsplex, Nathalie Eordekian took 3rd place, defeating the first seed in the quarterfinals.

The last all JMTA final this weekend was at the Level 2O SPORTIME King’s Park March Open in which Theodore Murphy defeated Julian Messina to win the Boys’ 12 title. In other tournament action this weekend, at the Level 1A Courtsense at Bogota & TRC Spring Championships, Shawnte Beal won the Girls’ 14 title. At the Level 1B MatchPoint Spring Championships, Lucas Arora won the Boys’ 16 title. Rounding out our tournament winners for this weekend was Anya Kornfeld, who won the Girls’ 14 title at the Level 2O SPORTIME Harbor Island March Open. In her run to the championship, Anya defeated the #2 seed in the semifinals, and the #1 seed in the finals.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Eastern Super Six at GHRC
Boys 16
Cannon Kingsley: Champion
Daniel Pellerito: Finalist
Spencer Brachman: Round of 16; defeated #8 seed in Round of 32

Eastern Super Six at SPORTIME Bethpage
Boys 14
Billy Suarez: Champion
Kabir Rajpal: Finalist
Wesley Zhang: Quarterfinalist; 6th place; defeated #6 seed in second round

Eastern Super Six at Stadium Tennis Center
Boys 18
Jake Bhangdia: Quarterfinalist; 6th place
Athell Bennett: Quarterfinalist
Sam Turchetta: Quarterfinalist
Hayden Cassone: Round of 16; won 3 rounds of consolation

Eastern Super Six APTC
Girls 16
Chelsea Williams: Finalist
Merri Kelly: Semifinalist
Michelle Sorroko: Quarterfinalist, 5th place
Georgia Ryan: won 3 rounds of consolation
Gibson Thomas: won 3 rounds of consolation

Eastern Super Six at Port Washington
Girls 14
Danielle Benabraham: Quarterfinalist; 6th place; defeated #2 seed in Round of 32

Eastern Super Six at the Cary Leeds Center
Boys 12
Sam Scherer: Round of 32; won 3 rounds of consolation

Eastern Super Six at Sportsplex
Girls 12
Natalie Eordekian: 3rd place; defeated #1 seed in Quarterfinals

Eastern Super Six at Glen Cove
Girls 18
Nathalie Rodilosso: Round of 16; won two matches in consolation

L1A Courtsense at Bogota & TRC Spring Championships
Girls 14
Shawnte Beale: Champion

L1A Harlem Jr. Tennis Spring Championship
Boys 16
Felix Levine: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Round of 32
Julian Szuper: Quarterfinalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 32

L1A AISC Spring Championships
Boys 12
Nicholas Murphy: Semifinalist

L1A Point Set Spring Championships
Girls 12
Ines Roti: Quarterfinalist

L1B MatchPoint Spring Championships
Boys 16
Lucas Arora: Champion

L1B TI March Challenger
Girls 16
Janelle Chen: Quarterfinalist

Boys 16
Jeffery McCready: Quarterfinalist

L1B Murray Hill Spring Challenger
Boys 12
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

L2O SPORTIME Harbor Island March Open
Girls 14
Anya Kornfeld: Champion
Sophia Sheumack: Quarterfinalist

Boys 14
Gabriel Markowitz: Quarterfinalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16

L2O SPORTIME Kings Park March Open
Boys 12
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Julian Messina: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals

L2O SPORTIME Lake Isle March Open
Girls 12
Chloe Bernstein: Finalist
Rory Christian: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals
Natalie Hu: Quarterfinalist

Boys 12
Ryan Bernstein: Semifinalist
Karl Fadel: Quarterfinalist

L3 NCT March BG 12 UPS
Co-Ed 12 Singles
Cotton Snoddy: Finalist

JMTA players take to the court for National Spring Team Championships, Level 1’s, Level 1B’s, Level 2R’s, and Level 2O’s.

USTA Tournament Results March 11th – 13th 

In a weekend full of tournaments ranging from National Spring Team Championships to Level 2 events, the players of the JMTA once again showed that hard work pays off, as the JMTA had several notable tournament results!

At the National Spring Team Championships, which took place in Mobile, Alabama at the Mobile Area Tennis Association facilities, two of our players placed in the top 3 teams for their respective competitions. In the Boys competition, both Cannon Kingsley and Daniel Pellerito finished in second and third place with their teams, respectively, playing in the Boys’ 16 position.

At the Level 1B Jericho/Westbury March Challenger, Janelle Chen claimed the Girls’ 16 title, winning the final in a third set tie-break. Winning the Girls’ 14 title at the Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage March Challenger was Gabriella Sciarrotta. At the Level 1B World Gym March Challenger, Theodore Murphy won the Boys’ 10 title, defeating fellow JMTA player Marco Zeits-Segura in the final. Rounding out our weekend winners was Bella Kaplan, who won the Girls’ 16 title at the Level 2O at SPORTIME Randall’s Island.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

National Spring Team Championships
Boys Silver Ball Winner – Cannon Kingsley (B16) – Combined Singles/Doubles Record: 4 – 4.
Boys Bronze Ball Winner – Daniel Pellerito (B16) – Combined Singles/Doubles Record: 3 – 5.
Other JMTA Participants in this prestigious event were Jake Bhangdia, Hayden Cassone, Peter Lohrbach, Sean Mullins, Nathalie Rodilosso, Georgia Ryan, Michelle Sorokko, Billy Suarez, Rebecca Suarez and Willie Turchetta.

L1 Port Washington March Championships
Girls 18
Victoria Sec: Semifinalist

L1 Stadium Tennis Center March Championships
Girls 16
Katherine Kachkarov: Semifinalist

Boys 16
Maxwell Kachkarov: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16, #10 seed in Round of 32
Abhinav Srivastava: Quarterfinalist
Blake Frank: Round of 16

L1 Cary Leeds Center March Championships
Boys 14
Wesley Zhang: Finalist

L1 Centercourt Mt Olive March Championships
Girls 12
Dana Livson: 4th Place; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

L1 New Shrewsbury March Championships
Boys 12
Sam Scherer: Semifinalist
Adrien Jippov: Semifinalist
Ari Cotoulas: Quarterfinalist; defeated #6 seed in Round of 16

L1B Jericho/Westbury March Challenger
Girls 16
Janelle Chen: Champion

Boys 16
Matthew Cashin: Semifinalist

L1B SPORTIME Bethpage March Challenger
Girls 14
Gabriela Sciarrotta: Champion

Boys 14
Alex Vinsky: Semifinalist
Azim Gangat: Quarterfinalist

L1B World Gym March Challenger
Boys 10
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Marco Ziets-Segura: Finalist

Boys 12
Nicholas Murphy: Finalist*
Andrew Ena: Finalist*

Girls 12
Ines Roti: Finalist*

Girls 10
Hailey Lessen: Semifinalist

L1B Mountain Lakes March Challenger
Boys 14
Neel Epstein: Finalist

L1B SPORTIME Harbor Island March Challenger
Boys 16
Zachary Portnoy: Quarterfinalist

L1B March Challenger at Courtsense
Boys 18
George Kaslow: Quarterfinalist

Girls 10
Chantajah Mills: Semifinalist
Diya Chawla: Quarterfinalist

Boys 10
Charlie Valentine: Quarterfinalist

L1B Nassau Indoor Tennis Challenger
Girls 12
Alexandra Ho: Finalist

Boys 12
Bobby Duskin: Semifinalist

L2O SPORTIME Randall’s Island March Open
Girls 16
Bella Kaplan: Champion

Boys 16
Matthew Mosejczuk: Finalist

Boys 14
Andres Fente: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Julian Fente: Quarterfinalist
Luke Holman: Quarterfinalist
Gabriel Markowitz: Quarterfinalist

Girls 14
Abigail Hammer: Finalist

L2R Long Beach Rebels Regional
Girls 12
Olivia Tiegerman: Finalist

*Tournament Results Incomplete

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Rubin Wins Indian Wells Qualies; Loeb WC Into Main Draw

JMTA’s star pros Noah Rubin and Jamie Loeb will be on full display in front of the tennis world today at the huge BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., with both ready for main draw action today.

Rubin advanced through qualifying, bouncing Dennis Novikov to advance to the main draw, where he will take on Rajeev Ram, an American ranked No. 63. The Rubin-Ram match is scheduled fifth on Stadium 3 (first match begins at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET).

Loeb, issued a wild card into the main bracket, has drawn Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas, ranked No. 87. That match is first on Stadium 5 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET.

Follow matches in progress here.