Monthly Archives: December 2015

Eight Win Crowns Weekend Of Dec. 4-6

Last weekend was another prolific one for JMTA students, with eight emerging victorious in tournament play.

At the Empire Cup National Doubles Tournament at Reis Tennis Center of Cornell University, Peter Lohrbach won the Boys 18 doubles crown by defeating #1 seed and fellow JMTA Players Jake Bhangdia and Sean Mullins in the finals. Also at the Empire Cup, in an all JMTA final, Georgia Ryan and Chelsea Williams won at Girls 16s by also defeating the #1 seeded team of MK Hannity and Sophie Graver in the finals; At the L1B RWTTC Winter Challenger, Daniela Hernandez defeated the #2 seed in the finals, and the #1 seed in the semifinals; Astro Pilipovic took the Boys 12 title at the L1B NYJTL December Challenger; Bobby Duskin was the champion of Boys 10 at the L1B CourtSense at Bogota & TRC Racquet Club December Challenger. Bobby defeated the #1 seed in the semifinals; Griffin Schlesinger won the Boys 14 title at the L1B Point Set Winter Challenger. He defeated the #2 seed in the quarterfinals; Zoe Kava claimed the Girls 14 crown at the L1B SPORTIME Lake Isle December Challenger.

Full Results:

Empire Cup National Doubles at Reis Tennis Center of Cornell University

Boys 18

Peter Lohrbach w/ John Drake: Champion

Jake Bhangdia & Sean Mullins: Finalists

Girls 18

Courtney Kowalsky w/ Celeste Matute: Semifinalist

L1B RWTTC Winter Challenger

Girls 16

Daniela Hernandez: Champion

Boys 16

Jack Flores: Finalist

David Ammendola: Quarterfinalist; defeated #1 seed in Round of 16

L1B NYJTL December Challenger

Boys 12

Astro Pilipovic: Champion

Andres Fente: Finalist; defeated #3 seed in semifinals

Julian Fente: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in round of 16

Boys 16

Ilya Semenov: Quarterfinalist

L1B CourtSense at Bogota & TRC Racquet Club December Challenger

Boys 10

Bobby Duskin: Champion

Charlie Valentine: Finalist

Lev Seidman: Semifinalist

Boys 14

Alex Zlotchenko: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in round of 16

Girls 12

Natalie Eordekian: Finalist

Girls 10

Chantajah Mills: Finalist

L1B Point Set Winter Challenger

Boys 14

Griffin Schlesinger: Champion

Luca DeMare: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in semifinals

Boys 18

Neel Raj: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in semifinals

Girls 14

Emily Tannenbaum: Semifinalist

L1B SPORTIME Lake Isle December Challenger

Girls 14

Zoe Kava: Champion

Fiona Boettner: Semifinalist

Boys 12

Shane Cashin: Semifinalist

L1B WOTC December Challenger

Boys 16

Blake Frank: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in quarterfinals, #5 seed in semifinals

L20 TTTC Winter Open

Girls 16

Natalie Margulies: Finalist

Boys 12

Cal Wilder: Semifinalist

 

Thanksgiving Weekend Bountiful for JMTA Students

Thanksgiving weekend brought in a harvest of championships for JMTA students in tournament play.

Audrey Pacthod won at Girls 16s at the L1B TI Academy Thanksgiving Challenger. Audrey defeated the #2 seed in the finals; Isabella Sha took the Girls 12 title at the L1B Jericho/Westbury Fall Challenger by defeating the #1 seed in the finals; Laura Ziets-Segura was the champion at Girls 10 at the L1B GHRC Glen Head Challenger; Ari Cotoulas won the Boys 12 Singles title at the L1B WOTC Thanksgiving Challenger. He defeated the #2 seed in the quarterfinals; Maxwell Kacharov claimed the Boys 16 crown at the L1B Bethpage State Park Thanksgiving Challenger by defeating the #1 seed in the finals; Gunnar Overstrom was the winner at Boys 16 doubles at the L1B Huntington Winter Challenger.

Full Results:

L1B TI Academy Thanksgiving Challenger

Girls 16

Audrey Pacthod: Champion

Sofie Levine: Semifinalist

L1B WOTC Thanksgiving Challenger

Boys 12

Ari Cotoulas: Champion

L1B Bethpage State Park Thanksgiving Challenger

Boys 16

Maxwell Kachkarov: Champion

L1B Jericho/Westbury Fall Challenger

Girls 12

Isabella Sha: Champion

Taylor Overstrom: Semifinalist

Eleanor Apps: Semifinalist

L1B GHRC Glen Head Challenger

Girls 10

Linda Ziets-Segura; Champion

L1B Long Beach Pumpkin Pie Classic

Boys 16

Matthew Cashin: Semifinalist; Defeated #3 seed in quarterfinals

Blake Frank: Semifinalist

Boys 12

Shane Cashin: Semifinalist

L1B Huntington Winter Challenger

Boys 12 – Singles

Justin Oresky: Semifinalist

Gunnar Overstrom: Semifinalist

Boys 12 – Doubles

Gunnar Overstrom: Champion

 

JMTA Players Shine At USTA National Selection Tournaments Throughout the U.S.

Sebastian Sec won both the Singles and Doubles titles in Boys 12 National Selection Tournament in Norcross, GA without dropping a set. Sebastian beat the #1 Seed in the semifinals and the #9 Seed in the finals. Daniella Benabraham won the Girls 12 National Selection Tournament in Tucson, AZ. Spencer Brachman was a finalist in the B14 National Selection Tournament in Norcross, GA, losing a tough 3 setter in the final. Spencer also made the finals of doubles before losing 8-6 to the #1 Seeds. Peter Lohrbach won both the Boys 18 Singles and Doubles at the Eastern Open Regional Tournament. In singles, he defeated the #1 and #3 seeds in the final and semifinals, respectively, and in doubles he defeated the #2 and #4 seeds.

The following JMTA students reached the semifinals in their respective National Selection Tournaments: Billy Suarez beat the #16 and #2 Seeds before losing to the #7 Seed in the semis of the Boys 14s in Dayton OH. To top off a fantastic tournament, Billy captured the Doubles title. Unseeded Cannon Kingsley playing up the Boys 16s in Wayland MA, beat the #3 Seed in the quarterfinals before losing to the #10 in the semis. Cannon finished in 3rd place. He reached the quarters in doubles, losing to the #2 Seeds and eventual winners. Michelle Sorokko beat the #10 and #2 Seeds before dropping a tough 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 match to the #11 Seed in the semifinals of the Girls 16s in Glen Cove, NY. Michelle lost in the quarters of doubles. Sam Turchetta took out the #9 and #4 Seeds before losing 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the semis to the #1 Seed in the Boys 18s in West Haven, CT.

Sean Wei claimed the Boys 18 Doubles championship West Haven, CT. Nathalie Rodilosso was a finalist in Girls 16 Doubles in Glen Cove, NY. Nathalie also won five singles matches including a win overthe #6 Seed. Her only loss was a hard-fought 6-3, 6-4 decision to the #1 Seed and eventual tournament winner. Unseeded Christina Sisti reached the quarterfinals at the Girls 18s at West Point, NY before losing to the #1 Seed. That was Christina’s only loss as she won five singles matches including wins over the #7 and #10 Seeds.

Other JMTA Students’ Results at the USTA National Selection Tournaments:

Girls 16s at Glen Cove, NY

Georgia Ryan

Reached the quarterfinals where she lost to the #1 Seed; Quarterfinals of Doubles

Lauren Munari

Reached the round of 16; had 4 singles wins including the #5 Seed; Round of 16 in doubles

Sasha Bekirova

Won 2 rounds in singles consolation; Doubles round of 16

Chelsea Williams

Won 1 round in singles main draw Katherine Kachkarov

Won 2 rounds in singles consolation

Ashley Lessen

Won 1 round in doubles

Calista Sha

Won 1 round in singles

 

 

Boys 18s at West Haven, CT

Athell Bennett

Beat the #3 Seed before losing in the quarterfinals

Jake Bhangdia

Lost to the #8 Seed 64, 4-6, 6-4

 

Boys 16s at Wayland, MA

Hayden Cassone

Reached the round of 16 before losing to the # 11 Seed; Made the Doubles Final

Daniel Pellerito

Won 2 singles matches

Lantis Wang

Won I round in consolation

 

Girls 18s at West Point, NY

Ashley Granieri

Won 1 round in consolation

Loren Haukova

Won 1 round in main draw

Courtney Kowalsky

Won 2 singles matches

Miranda Sears

Made quarterfinals in doubles

 

Boys 14s at Dayton, OH

Sujay Sharma

Won 1 round in doubles

 

Boys 12s at Norcross, GA

Luca DeMare

Won 1 round in doubles

 

Boys 14s at Norcross, GA

Robbie Werdiger

Won 2 singles matches and 1 doubles match

Harry Portnoy

Won 1 round in Singles and 1 round in doubles

Girls 14s at Norcross, GA

Perene Wang

Reached quarterfinals beating #9 Seed; lost to #7 Seed; Lost in Semifinals of Doubles

 

Girls 16s at Montgomery, AL

Merri Kelly

Won 4 matches in singles including beating the #3 Seed; Made quarterfinals in doubles

Sophia Graver

Won 2 rounds in doubles

Victoria Sec

Won 1 match in singles

Boys 14s at Augusta, GA

Zach Portnoy

Made finals in doubles

 

Pilipovic ‘Double’ Highights Six JMTA Titles

Six JMTA students won titles the weekend ending Nov. 11, highlighted by Astro Pilipovic, who won both singles and doubles crowns at Boys 12 at the L1 Reis Tennis Center November Championships at Cornell.

Billy Suarez won at Boys 14 Doubles at the Eastern Sweet 16 at Lifetime Westchester; Hudson Beaudoin took Boys 12 Doubles at the Eastern Sweet  16 at Lifetime Westchester; Nathalie Rodilosso was the champion at Girls 18 at the L1 West Rock November Championships; Sofia Allinson claimed the Girls 14 crown at the L1B RI November Challenger; and Harry Portnoy was the winner at Boys 16 at the L2O LBTC November Open.

Full results follow:

Eastern Sweet 16 at Lifetime Westchester

Boys 14 – Doubles

Billy Suarez (w/ Steven Nazaroff) – Champion

Kabir Rajpal (w/ Daniel Cohen) Semifinalist

Boys 14 – Singles

Kabir Rajpal – Finalist

Noah Edelman – Quarterfinalist

Eastern Sweet 16 at SPORTIME Bethpage

Boys 12 – Doubles

Hudson Beaudoin (w/ Samir Banerjee) – Champion

Sebastian Sec/Ty Switzer – Semifinalists

Boys 12 – Singles

Sebastian Sec – Finalist

Ty Switzer – Semifinalist

Wesley Zhang – Quarterfinalist

Sachin Palta – Quarterfinalist

Eastern Sweet 16 at WOTC

Boys 18 – Singles

Jake Bhangdia – Semifinalist

Sean Mullins – Quarterfinalist

Boys 18 – Doubles

Jake Bhangdia/Sean Mullins – Semifinalists

Eastern Sweet 16 at Mendham

Girls 18 – Doubles

Loren Haukova (w/ Mia Rabinowitz) – Finalist

Eastern Sweet 16 at NYJTL

Boys 16 – Singles

Cannon Kingsley – Semifinalist

William Turchetta – Quarterfinalist

Boys 16 – Doubles

Cannon Kingsley (w/ Oren Vasser) – Semifinalist

William Turchetta (w/ Harris Walker) – Semifinalist

Eastern Sweet 16 at APTC

Girls 16

Sophia Graver (w/ Ava Markham) – Finalist

Aleksandra Bekirova (w/ Brianna Omar) – Semifinalist

Georgia Ryan/Chelsea Williams – Semifinalists

Eastern Sweet 16 at RWTTC

Girls 16 – Singles

Perene Wang – Quarterfinalist

Eastern Sweet 16 at Jersey 34

Girls 12 – Doubles

Natalie Eordekian (w/ Reimi Kusaka) – Semifinalist

 

L1 West Rock November Championships

Girls 18

Nathalie Rodilosso – Champion

Maranda Sears – Semifinalist

Katherine Kachkarov – Quarterfinalist

L1 Reis Tennis Center November Championships at Cornell

Boys 12 – Singles

Astro Pilipovic – Champion

Boys 12 – Doubles

Astro Pilipovic – Champion

Girls 16 – Singles

Denisre Lai – Quarterfinalist

Girls 16 – Doubles

Denise Lai – Quarterfinalist

L1 Stadium Tennis Center November Championships

Boys 16

Lantis Wang – Semifinalist

Girls 14

Diana McCready – Semifinalist

Shawnte Beale – Quarterfinalist

L1 Huntington November Championships

Boys 12

Sam Scherer – Semifinalist

Bradley Bennett – Quarterfinalist

L1 Point Set November Championships

Girls 12

Rebecca Suarez – Finalist

L1B RI November Challenger

Girls 14

Sofia Allinson – Champion

Boys 14

Hudson Beaudoin – Quarterfinalist

L1B SPORTIME Lynbrook November Challenger

Boys 16 Challenger

David Ammendola – Finalist

Girls 16 Challenger

Gabriella Sciarrotta – Quarterfinalist

Madeline Richmond – Quarterfinalist

L1B Jericho/Westbury Fall Challenger

Girls 14

Janelle Chen – Semifinalist

Boys 14

Gunnar Overstrom – Quarterfinalist

Aaron Vinsky – Quarterfinalist

Alex Vinksy – Quarterfinalist

L1B GHRC Fall Challenger

Boys 12 Challenger

Miles Pines – Quarterfinalist

L1B November Challenger at Courtsense

Boys 10 Challenger

Rahul Vasudev – Quarterfinalist

Girls 10 Challenger

Diya Chawla – Quarterfinalist

L2O LBTC November Open

Boys 16

Harry Portnoy – Champion