Madison Battaglia

Battaglia, Scherer, Vinsky, Ammendola Titles Top Weekend Results

Madison Battaglia, Sam Scherer, Alex Vinsky and David Ammendola all claimed championships in JMTA student action from Jan. 16-19 in various events.

Battaglia (Girls 18, Eastern Super Six World Gym/National L3), Scherer (Boys 12, L1B Sportime Quogue January Challenger) and Ammendola (Boys 14, L2R Sportime Massapequa Winter Regional ) all won singles titles, while Vinksy took both singles and doubles (Boys 14, L2O LBTC Bring it On Open).

Full results follow:

Eastern Super Six World Gym (National L3)

Girls’ 18 Singles

Madison Battaglia; Champion

Sabrina Xiong; 5th Place

Sabrina Barisano; Round of 16; won one match in consolation

Ekim Buyuk; Round of 16

Esther Chikvashvili; Round of 16

Michelle Sorokko; Main Draw; won two matches in consolation

Brianna Williams; Main Draw; won two matches in consolation

Christina Puccinelli; Main Draw

Eastern Super Six RWTTC (National L3)

Boys’ 16 Singles

Daniel Pellerito; Semifinalist

Sean Wei; 3rd Place

Hayden Cassone; 6th Place

Sean Patrick; Consolation Champion

Daniel Weitz; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

Eastern Super Six Deer Park (National L3)

Boys’ 14 Singles

Lantis Wang; Semifinalist

Billy Suarez; Round of 16

Robbie Werdiger; Main Draw

Eastern Super Six Ross School (National L3)

Girls’ 16 Singles

Ashley Lessen; Quarterfinalist

Loren Haukova; Quarterfinalist

Courtney Kowalsky; Round of 16

Aleksandra Bekirova; Main Draw; won two matches in consolation

Nathalie Rodilosso; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

Eastern Super Six Sportime Bethpage (National L3)
Boys’ 12 Singles

Maxwell Kachkarov; 6th Place

Sebastian Sec; Consolation Champion

Ty Switzer; Consolation Finalist

Alexander Karman; Round of 16; won two matches in consolation

Wesley Zhang; Round of 16

Sidharth Chawla; Main Draw; won two matches in consolation

Sachin Palta; Main Draw

Eastern Super Six Sportime Roslyn (National L3)

Girls’ 14 Singles

Katherine Kachkarov; Consolation Champion

Diana McCready; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

Perene Wang; Main Draw

Eastern Super Six Carefree Racquet Club (National L3)

Boys’ 18 Singles

Lubomir Cuba; Quarterfinalist; won two matches in consolation

Athell Bennett; Round of 16; won two matches in consolation

Jake Bhangdia; Round of 16; won one match in consolation

Sean Mullins; Round of 16; won one match in consolation

Oliver Sec; Round of 16

Colin Sacco; Main Draw

Eastern Super Six Huntington Indoor (National L3)

Girls’ 12 Singles

Janelle Chen; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

Daniella Benabraham; Main Draw

Rebecca Suarez; Main Draw

L1A Alley Pond Winter Championships

Girls’ 16 Singles

Sabrina Abrams; Round of 16

Abigail Okin; Round of 16

Katelyn Walker; Main Draw

L1A Stadium Tennis Center Winter Championships

Boys’ 18 Singles

Xavier Pacthod; Round of 16

Alexander Pintille; Round of 16

Daniel Ertel; Main Draw

Robert Millman; Main Draw

Boys’ 16 Singles

Neel Raj; Round of 16

Peter Frelinghuysen; Round of 32

David Pines; Round of 32

Brandon Grill; Main Draw

Gardner Howe; Main Draw

L1A Courtsense at Bogota & TRC Winter Championships

Boy’s 10 Singles

Astro Pilipovic; Finalist

Joseph Banilivi; Round of 16

Dominick Mosejczuk; Round of 16

Jackson Gold; Main Draw

Girls’ 10 Singles

Sophie Cisse; Semifinalist

Julia Werdiger; Quarterfinalist

Katie Finerman; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

Girls’ 12 Singles

Dana Livson; Quarterfinalist

Bianca Banilivi; Round of 16

Boys’ 12 Singles

Bennett Bradley; Quarterfinalist

Adrien Jippov; Quarterfinalist

David Hendon; Main Draw

L1A Sportime HI Winter Championships

Boys’ 14 Singles

Maxwell Moadel; Semifinalist

Joseph Wilkanowski; Quarterfinalist

Harrison Saladini; Main Draw

Teddy Brodsky; Main Draw

Ethan Finley; Main Draw

L1B Sportime Quogue January Challenger

Boys’ 12 Singles

Sam Scherer

Sam Scherer

Sam Scherer; Champion

Marco Ziets-Segura; Main Draw

Girls’ 12 Singles

Alina Kargin-Utkin; Main Draw

Linda Ziets-Segura; Main Draw

L2O LBTC Bring it On Open

Boys’ 14

Alex Vinsky; Singles Champion; Doubles Champion

Aaron Vinsky; Singles Semifinalist; Doubles Finalist

Boys’ 12 Singles

Miles Pines; Main Draw

L2O West Rock January Open

Girls’ 14 Singles

Leah Margulies; Main Draw

Girls’ 16 Singles

Natalie Margulies; Main Draw

L2R Sportime Massapequa Winter Regional

Boys’ 14 Singles

David Ammendola; Champion

Justin Oresky; Main Draw

Noah-WFU-backhand

Rubin Helps Lead No. 20 Wake Forest To Season Opening Win

Freshman Noah Rubin came up straight set singles wins to help 20th-ranked Wake Forest topple Charlotte and East Tennessee State on Saturday.

Playing at #1 singles, Rubin topped Charlotte’s Forrest Edwards, 6-1, 6-0, and defeated ETSU’s David Biosca (ranked #85), 6-3, 6-1.

Rubin also teamed with junior Jon Ho to win both doubles matches,

Rubin and his coach Tony Bresky discussed the win in this video:

Four JMTA Students Win Titles

Lauren Haukova, Stephen Gruppuso, Colin Sacco and Dana Livson earned titles play over the January 9-11 weekend.

Haukova won at Girls 16 at the Eastern Grand Prix in the Bronx. Gruppuso was the winner at Boys 18 at the L1B Christopher Morley ATS Challenger; Sacco was the winner at the L1B Bethpage State Park Winter Challenger, and Livson claimed first place at Girls 12 at the L20 CourtSense at Bogota & TRC January Open.

Full Results follow:

Eastern Grand Prix Events

Girls 16 (Bronx, NY)
Loren Haukova  Singles Champion
Michelle Sorokko- 4th Place; lost to Loren Haukova in semis
Chelsea Williams- Rd of 16; 1 win in consolation
Ashley Lessen- Rd of 16
Merri Kelly- 2 wins in consolation
Nathalie Rodilosso- 1 win in consolation

Boys 12 (Bronx, NY)
Sebastian Sec- Singles Finalist; Unseeded, beat the #2, #6 and #8 Seeds
Max Kachkarov- 4th Place; Beat the #4 Seed; lost to #1 Seed in semis
Wesley Zhang- Quarterfinalist
Alex Vinsky- Rd of 16 1 win in consolation

Boys 18 (Harbor Island, NY)
Sam Turchetta- Singles Finalist; Unseeded, beat the #1 and #4 seeds
Jake Bhangdia; Rd of 16; 3 wins in consolation
Lubo Cuba- Rd of 16; 1 win in consolation
Ananth Raghavan- Rd of 16
Jack Turchetta- Rd of 16
Sean Mullins- 1 win in consolation

Girls 14 (Nanuet, NY)
Georgia Ryan- Singles Finalist
Perene Wang- Rd of 16

Lantis Wang

Lantis Wang

Boys 14 (New Windsor, NY)
Lantis Wang- Singles Finalist
Blake Frank- Main Draw
Harry Portnoy- Main Draw
Robbie Werdiger- Main Draw

Boys 16 (Alley Pond, NY)
Danny Pellerito- 3rd Place; Unseeded, beat the Beat the #7 Seed
Hayden Cassone- Quarterfinalist; 1 win in consolation
Sean Wei- Quarterfinalist
Sean Patrick- Main Draw
Daniel Weitz- Main Draw

Girls 12 (Hastings on Hudson, NY)
Daniella Benabraham- 3rd Place
Natalie Eordekian- Rd of 16

Girls 18 (Armonk, NY)
Gillian Perrotta- Quarterfinalist
Ekim Buyuk- 4 wins in consolation
Christina Puccinelli- 3 wins in consolation
Sabrina Barisano- Rd of 16

L1B Christopher Morley ATS Challenger
Boys’ 18 Singles
Stephen Gruppuso; Champion

L1B Bethpage State Park Winter Challenger
Colin Sacco; Champion

L20 CourtSense at Bogota & TRC January Open
Girls’ 12 Singles
Dana Livson; Champion
Carolyn Finerman; Semifinalist
Boys’ 16 Singles
Jackson Trevor; Semifinalist
Boys’ 10 Singles:
Wyatt Trevor; Quarterfinalist
Boys’ 12 Singles
Jonah Nir; Main Draw
Leo Nir; Main Draw

L1B Sportime Lake Isle Winter Challenger
Boys’ 14 Singles
Alex Portnoy; Semifinalist (defeated No. 2 seed)
Zachary Portnoy; Main Draw

L1B Club Fit JV Westchester Winter Challenger
Boys’ 12 Singles
Sam Scherer; Semifinalist

L20 Eastern Athletic Open
Girls’ 14 Singles
Alina Kargin-Utkin; Finalist
Boys’ 12 Singles
Marcus DeMare; Quarterfinalist
Boys’ 10 Singles
Luca DeMare; Main Draw

L20 Sportime RI January Open
Girls’ 12 Singles
Abigail Hammer; Semifinalist
Blakely Duskin; Quarterfinalist
Diana Frelinghuysen; Quarterfinalist
Jordan Ben-Shumel; Main Draw
Girls’ 14 Singles
Elisabeth Schlossel: Finalist
Boys’ 12 Singles
Jackson Gold; Semifinalist
Miles Pines; Quarterfinalist
Carter Gold; Main Draw
Boys’ 14 Singles
Dylan Charles; Semifinalist
Cameron Jury; Quarterfinalist

L1B Sportime Bethpage January Challenger
Boys’ 16 Singles
Maxwell Moadel; Quarterfinalist
David Pines; Main Draw
Matthew Terlovsky; Main Draw

L1B WOTC Winter Challenger
Boys’14 Singles
Joseph Wilkanowski; Round of 16
Marcos Lee; Main Draw

L1B LBTC Winter Blues Challenger
Girls’ 14 Doubles
Janelle Chan; Main Draw

L1B Mtn Lakes TTTC January Challenger
Boys’ 16 Singles
Brandon Grill; Semifinalist
Peter Frelinghuysen; Round of 16
Justin Gold; Main Draw
Boys’ 18 Singles
Robert Millman; Main Draw
Girls’ 18 Singles
Electra Frelinghuysen; Main Draw

Jamie Loeb UNC backhand

Loeb Qualifies For Florida $25K Event

JMTA alum and current University of North Carolina standout Jamie Loeb won three rounds to qualify at the USTA Women’s $25K Plantation Community Tennis Open Challenger  at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Florida.

Loeb topped Kim-Alice Grajked, 6-2, 1-0 ret., No. 14 seed Jan Abaza, 6-1, 7-5, and Maria Shiskhina, 6-4, 6-4, to earn the spot in the main draw, which continues through Sunday.

Loeb’s first-round main draw matchup is with Arantxa Rus of The Netherlands at 10 a.m. ET Wednesday. Rus is currently ranked at No. 244. Loeb is at No. 575 entering this event.

Last year, Loeb posted a 53-4 overall singles record, including 31-2 in dual matches and 14-0 in ACC, to place as the Nation’s top-ranked women’s tennis player.

Zachary Portnoy

Portnoy Singles-Doubles Titles Highlight Weekend Action

Zachary Portnoy swept the singles and doubles titles at Boys 14 at the 1B Grand Slam Holiday Challenger, highlighting the weekend of action for JMTA students January 2-5.

Teddy Truwit won the singles South Back Draw at Boys 12 at the USTA National Winter Championships, while Francesca Karman (Girls 16, L1B EAC’s Winter Challenger) and Katelyn Walker (Girls 16, L1B Stadium Tennis Center Holiday Challenger, Dec. 26) were also champions.

Full results here:

USTA National Winter Championships

Boys’ 12

Teddy Truwit; Won Singles South Back Draw; Round of 32 Doubles

L1B Grand Slam Holiday Challenger

Boys’ 14

Zachary Portnoy; Singles Champion; Doubles Champion

L1B EAC’s Winter Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Francesca Karman; Champion

L1B Stadium Tennis Center Holiday Challenger (Dec. 26th)

Girls’ 16 Singles

Katelyn Walker; Champion

Boys’ 14 Singles

Scott Fischer; Finalist

Blake Frank; Main Draw

Boys’ 16 Singles

George Kaslow; Main Draw

L1 Justin Gimelstob Holiday Championship

Boys’ 18 Singles

Jake Bhangdia; Finalist

Boys’ 16 Singles

Brandon Grill; Round of 16

Boys’ 14 Singles

Blake Frank; Main Draw

L1B Sportime Lake Isle January Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Daniella Benabraham; Semifinalist

L1B Winter Challenger at Hardscrabble

Boys’ 10 Singles

Dominick Mosejczuk; Quarterfinalist

L1B World Gym January Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Alina Kargin-Utkin; Main Draw

Boys’ 12 Singles

Sam Scherer; Main Draw

L1B WOTC New Year’s Challenger

Boys’ 18 Singles

Stephen Gruppuso; Main Draw

Mac1McEnroe

JMTA Launches Mac 1 for its top players

Sportime and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy are pleased to announce the launch of Mac 1, an invitation-only program designed to recognize a special group of JMTA’s “top tier” students, and to allow those students to serve as role models for the rest of the Academy. The inaugural 2014-2015 Mac 1 class has been selected by JMTA’s team of Academy Directors, in consultation with Johnny Mac. Selections were based on each student’s competitive success and leadership qualities, including his/her ranking in age group, athletic and tennis potential, dedication, work ethic and attitude.

Members of Mac 1 are expected to abide by stringent Mac 1 guidelines. Mac 1 is not a “lifetime” appointment and members must maintain the high personal standards and continue the competitive success that led to their induction, and must meet their obligations to Sportime/JMTA, to remain Mac 1 members.

JMTA Managing Director Bennett Schlansky explains, “In our efforts to continue to raise the bar at JMTA, we are very excited to have launched Mac 1 at JMTA, and we look forward to its continued evolution. In an Academy setting it is critical to have a group of players at the top of the “pyramid”- young players who exhibit admirable work ethic and sportsmanship and who achieve competitive success – qualities and achievements to which other Academy students will aspire. At JMTA, that’s Mac 1.”

The inaugural Mac 1 class was inducted on Wednesday, December 10th, at a ceremony for the players and their families held at the famed Red Rooster in West Harlem, NYC.

Mac1 Inductees

 

Daniel McGuire & Ben Marks

JMTA Coaches McGuire, Marks Win USTA Doubles Title

Congratulations to the JMTA coaching tandem of Daniel McGuire and Ben Marks on winning the doubles title at the USTA National Indoor Championships at the the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.

McGuire and Marks swept Robert Ferrante and Michael Mattelson, 6-0, 6-2. They dropped three separate seeded opponents to take the crown.

More on the event in this write-up from Long Island Tennis Magazine.

Gardner Howe Wins In Syosset

Gardner Howe topped the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds en route to the Boys 16 title at the L1B Sportime Syosset December Challenger, highlighting an abbreviated week of action over the past few days for JMTA students.

Joseph Banilivi‘s semifinal showing in Boys 10s at the L1B West Orange TC December Challenger was the other top finish.

Full results below:

L1B Sportime Syosset December Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Gardner Howe; Champion; defeated the number (1) and (2) seeds

L1B West Orange TC December Challenger

Boys’ 10 Singles

Joseph Banilivi; Semifinalist

L1B Hardscrabble December Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Alexandra Sanford; Main Draw

L1B Armonk Indoor Winter Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Sofia Allinson; Main Draw

Alina Kargin-Utkin; Main Draw

Georgia Ryan

Battaglia, Wang, Ryan, Okin, Ziets-Segura, Ertel Win Titles

Early holiday celebrations for several JMTA students as six won championships among a strong weekend (Dec. 19-21) of results.

Madison Battaglia

Madison Battaglia

Madison Battaglia won the G18 singles at L1 Eastern Grand Prix at West Rock; Lantis Wang took the B14 singles at +L1 Eastern Grand Prix at New Shrewsbury; Georgia Ryan was the Girls 14 winner at the L1 Eastern Grand Prix at NYJTL; Abigail Okin was the champion at Girls 16 at L1B RSTA December Challenger; Linda Ziets-Segura won G12 singles at L2O Bethpage State Park Winter Open; and Daniel Ertel took the Boys 18 singles at L20 Sportime RI December Open, topping the No. 1 seed.

Full results below:

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at West Rock

Girls’ 18 Singles

Madison Battaglia; Champion

Ekim Buyuk; Quarterfinalist

Sabrina Barisano; Won four rounds in consolation

Sabrina Xiong; Round of 16; Wd (injured)

Gillian Perrotta; Main Draw

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at New Shrewsbury

Boys’ 14 Singles

Lantis Wang

Lantis Wang

Lantis Wang; Champion

Robbie Werdiger; Quarterfinalist

Marcos Lee; Round of 16

Maxwell Moadel; Round of 16

Harry Portnoy; Round of 16

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at NYJTL

Girls’ 14 Singles

Georgia Ryan; Champion

Calista Sha; Round of 16

Perene Wang; Won four rounds in consolation

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at Saw Mill Club

Boys’ 12 Singles

Wesley Zhang; Finalist; defeated the number (2) and (3) seeds

Sam Scherer; Quarterfinalist

Sebastian Sec; Round of 16; won two matches in consolation

Harrison Saladini; Round of 16

Noah Eisenberg; Main Draw

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at APTC

Boys’ 18 Singles

Oliver Sec; 3rd Place

Athell Bennett; Quarterfinalist; won one match in consolation

Jack Turchetta; Quarterfinalist

Ananth Raghavan; Round of 16; won three matches in consolation

Lubomir Cuba; Round of 16

Sean Mullins; Round of 16

Jake Bhangdia; Main Draw; won two matches in consolation

Stephen Gruppuso; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

Michael DeNigris; Main Draw

Maurice Russo; Main Draw

Colin Sacco; Main Draw

Sam Turchetta; Main Draw

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at RWTTC

Girls’ 16 Singles

Merri Kelly; Semifinalist

Aleksandra Bekirova; Quarterfinalist

Victoria Sec; Quarterfinalist

Courtney Kowalsky; Round of 16; won three matches in consolation

Lauren Munari; Round of 16

Chelsea Williams; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at Courtsense at Bogota & TRC

Boys’ 16 Singles

Hayden Cassone; Quarterfinalist

Sean Patrick; Quarterfinalist

Daniel Pellerito; Round of 16; won three matches in consolation

Brandon Grill; Round of 32

Cannon Kingsley; Round of 32

Robert Millman; Round of 32

George Kaslow; Main Draw

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at Sportime Bethpage

Girls’ 12 Singles

Daniella Benabraham; Quarterfinalist; won one match in consolation

Natalie Eordekian; Main Draw; won one match in consolation

L1B RSTA December Challenger

Girls’ 16 Singles

Abigail Okin; Champion

Boys’ 14 Singles

Teddy Brodsky; Semifinalist

Boys’ 12 Singles

Jack Benavides; Semifinalist

Adrien Jippov; Semifinalist

Nicholas Murphy; Main Draw

Girls’ 12 Singles

Alina Kargin-Utkin; Semifinalist

L1B CMTC December Challenger

Boys’ 18 Singles

Robert Millman; Quarterfinalist

Xavier Pacthod; Main Draw

Boys’ 14 Singles

Ethan Finley; Round of 16

Justin Taub; Main Draw

Girls’ 14 Singles

Audrey Pacthod; Main Draw

Girls’ 18 Singles

Mia Vecchio; Main Draw

L1B Centercourt of Marlboro December Challenger

Boys’ 10 Singles

Astro Pilipovic; Main Draw

L1B LBTC Holiday Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Hailey Lessen; Main Draw

L1B Sportime Randall’s Island December 2014 Challenger

Girls’ 12 Singles

Jordan Ben-Shmuel; Main Draw

Jih Su Ryu; Main Draw

Boys’ 12 Singles

Mike Shepard; Main Draw

Girls’ 16 Singles

Katelyn Walker; Main Draw

L2O Bethpage State Park Winter Open

Girls’ 12 Singles

Linda Ziets-Segura; Champion

Isabella Sha; Main Draw

Boys’ 12 Singles

Marco Segura-Ziets; Main Draw

L20 Sportime RI December Open

Boys’ 18 Singles

Daniel Ertel; Champion; defeated the number (1) seed

Girls’ 14 Singles

Emma Eisenberg; Finalist

Leah Margulies; Main Draw

Girls’ 12 Singles

Leila Epstein; Finalist

Boys’ 12 Singles

Mike Shepard; Semifinalist

Leo Nir; Round of 16

Jonah Nir; Round of 16

Boys’ 14 Singles

Milan Jain; Main Draw

Boys’ 16 Singles

Jackson Trevor; Wd (ill)

Madison Battaglia

Madison Battaglia climbs to the #1 Ranking in USTA Eastern Girls 16s and 18s

With her win this past weekend at the Eastern Grand Prix in West Rock, Madison Battaglia has climbed to the #1 spot in both the USTA Eastern Girls 16s and 18s.

Madison trains at JMTA Randall’s Island under Associate Academy Director, Felix Alvarado. “Madison has been working extremely hard since she came back to JMTA and she deserves her recent success,” said Coach Felix. “It has been great working with her and I know she will continue to improve because of her hard work and dedication.”

Dominick Mosejczuk

Vecchio, Raj, Mosejczuk, Sha Win Weekend Titles

Four more champions were crowned over the weekend of Dec. 13-15, as Mia Vecchio, Neel Raj, Dominick Mosejczuk and Isabella Sha took titles at various events.

Vecchio won at Girls 18 singles at the L1B Sportime Bethpage Challenger; Raj took the Boys 16 crown at the L1B Stadium Tennis Center Winter Challenger; Mosejczuk (pictured) won the Boys 10 singels at the 1B Hudson Valley Winter Challenger; and Sha won the Girls 12 singles at the L2O Jericho/Westbury Fall Open.

Full results follow:

L1B Sportime Bethpage Challenger

Girls’ 18 Singles

Mia Vecchio; Champion

Katherine Kachkarov; Finalist

Michele Lehat; Main Draw

Danielle Mirabella; Main Draw

Girls’ 14 Singles

Daniella Benabraham; Finalist

Boys’ 14 Singles

Maxwell Kachkarov; Semifinalist

Alfonso Laffont; Main Draw

L1B Stadium Tennis Center Winter Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

Neel Raj; Champion

Gregory Coe; Main Draw

Peter Frelinghuysen; Main Draw

Joseph Reiner; Main Draw

L1B Hudson Valley Winter Challenger

Boys’ 10 Singles

Dominick Mosejczuk; Champion

L1B WOTC Winter Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Ethan Finley; Quarterfinalist

Scott Fischer; Round of 16

L1B Sportime Lake Isle December Challenger

Boys’ 14 Singles

Noah Kaye; Round of 16

Zachary Portnoy; Round of 16

L1B CMTC Winter Challenger

Boys’ 16 Singles

David Ammedola; Round of 16

L1B Armonk Indoor December Challenger

Boys’ 18 Singles

Daniel Neeson; Main Draw

L2O Jericho/Westbury Fall Open

Girls’ 12 Singles

Isabella Sha; Champion; defeated number (1) and (2) seeds

Tyler Overstrom; Quarterfinalist