JMTA’ers Julian Rozenstein and Sasha Lebedev are competing in the main draw of the Goombay Splash Bowl. Both won their first round matches. It took 3 sets for Julian to beat his doubles partner, Maxim Borcuti, 6-3, 1-6, 6-1. Sasha, on the other hand, only needed 2 sets to beat wild card Dylan Walker, 6-3, 6-2. Both will play their 2nd round matches today.
In other news, Julian officially signed with Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT and was welcomed to the Bobcats in an article on their webpage. A snippet of this article is below. To read the full article, click here. Julian’s JMTA Coach, Felix Alvarado, is happy with Julian’s choice of schools, “Julian will be a great addition to Quinnipiac’s tennis program and can take advantage of the school’s fine academic reputation. Quinnipiac Men’s Tennis Coach Mike Quitko will be a good asset for Julian and should help take his game to the next level. I am excited to see him play as a Bobcat next fall!”
“HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University men’s tennis head coach Mike Quitko has announced that Julian Rozenstein has signed a National Letter of Intent and will be listed on the Bobcats’ roster for the beginning of the 2014-15 campaign. Rozenstein, who hails from Morganville, N.J., will look to make an immediate impact on the Bobcat rotation next fall.
“Julian is a tremendous addition to the men’s tennis program,” said Quitko. “He brings a lot of passion on the court and will make an immediate impact in our starting line-up. Julian has consistently been ranked among the nation’s best players, and has been one of New Jersey’s top athletes for quite some time.”
“I am extremely excited about attending Quinnipiac where I plan on studying sports medicine and joining the Bobcat family,” said Rozenstein. “Although the men’s tennis program has already archived considerable success, I am committed to enhancing the programs reputation and strongly believe that the men’s tennis program will soon be recognized as one of the finest in the country. Being able to play tennis for Quinnipiac and to receive an outstanding education will fulfill many of my personal goals and will most definitely prepare me for a rewarding future.”
Rozenstein is currently training at the prestigious John McEnroe Academy on Randall’s Island with Felix Alvarado and Lawrence Kleger. He resides in Morganville with his parents, Stella and Alexander Rozenstein, and his sister, Lauren.”