Monthly Archives: March 2016

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

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.

JMTA Players Impress in First Weekend of Spring Tournaments

With spring officially upon us, the players of the JMTA took to the courts competing in tournaments ranging from Spring Team National Championships to L3’s. With Spring Team National Championships running through Wednesday, results will be posted following the conclusion of those events!

At the L1B Bethpage State Park March Challenger, Perene Wang claimed the Girls 18 title! In her run to the championship, Perene faced tough competition, having to defeat the #1 seed in the quarterfinals. At the L1B Jericho/Westbury March Challenger, Alexander Roti won the Boys 16 title. Winning the Boys 14 title at the L1B Cunningham Park Tennis Center March Challenger was Hudson Beaudoin. Rounding out our winners for this weekend was Ari Cotoluas. In an all JMTA final at the L1B GHRC March Challenger, Ari defeated Nicholas Murphy to win the Boys 12 title!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

L1B Bethpage State Park March Challenger
Girls 18
Perene Wang: Champion
Anna Maite Kaplan: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals

L1B Jericho/Westbury March Challenger
Boys 16
Alexander Roti: Champion
Matthew Cashin: Quarterfinalist

Girls 16
Denise Lai: Finalist

L1B Cunningham Park Tennis Center March Challenger
Boys 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Champion

L1B GHRC March Challenger
Boys 12
Ari Cotoulas: Champion
Nicholas Murphy: Finalist
Giuseppe Cerasuolo: Quarterfinalist

Girls 12
Isabella Sha: Finalist
Taylor Overstrom: Semifinalist

L1B Point Set Tennis Springtime Challenger
Boys 14
Justin Oresky: Finalist
Bradley Bennett: Quarterfinalist

Girls 14
Janelle Chen: Quarterfinalist

L1B Clifton Spring Classic
Girls 14
Jih Su Ryu: Finalist

Boys 14
Noah Eisenberg: Semifinalist
Neel Epstein: Quarterfinalist

Girls 12
Leila Epstein: Quarterfinalist
Linda Ziets-Segura: Round of 16; defeated #7 seed in Round of 32

Boys 14 Doubles
Luca Demare/Wesley Zhang: Finalists
Noah Eisenberg (w/ Eric Heinzelmann): Semifinalist

L1B Courtsense at Bogota & TRC Racquet Club
Boys 18
Ilya Semenov: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16
Xavier Pacthod: Quarterfinalist

Boys 14
Anton Semenov: Semifinalist

Girls 14
Natalie Eordekian: Quarterfinalist

Boys 10
Charlie Valentine: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals; #6 seed in Round of 32
Lev Seidman: Quarterfinalist; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Girls 10
Jaclyn Eordekian: Quarterfinalist

L2O Hardscrabble March Challenger
Boys 16
Daniel Goldstein: Quarterfinalist

L2O APTC March Open
Boys 16
Justin Taub: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys 14
Ajer Sher: Quarterfinalist

Girls 12
Rory Christian: Semifinalist

Boys 12
Jack Griffin: Semifinalist
Jackson Gold: Quarterfinalist

L2O WOTC March Open
Boys 12
Cal Wider: Semifinalist

JMTA PLAYERS CLAIM 5 TOURNAMENT WINS THIS WEEKEND!!!

USTA Tournament Results 2/26-2/28

Over the last weekend of February, the players of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy once again took to the courts playing in tournaments ranging from +L1’s to L3’s.

In an all JMTA final at the +L1 West Rock Eastern Grand Prix, Jake Bhangdia defeated Cannon Kingsley in 3 sets to win the Boys 18 title.

Winning her third tournament in three weekends was Calista Sha, who won the Girls 16 title at the L1B SPORTIME Harbor Island February Challenger. In her run to the finals, Calista won 36 games, while only losing 6. At the L1B SPORTIME Lake Isle February Challenger, Anton Semenov won the Boys 14 title at the L1B SPORTIME Lake Isle February Challenger. Winning the Boys 14 title at the L1B SPORTIME Syosset Winter Challenger was Matthew Cashin. Rounding out our winners for this weekend was Isabella Sha who won the Boys 12 title at the L1B Point Set Tennis February Challenger.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

+L1 West Rock Eastern Grand Prix
Boys 18
Jake Bhangdia: Champion
Cannon Kingsley: Finalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 32, #5 seed in semifinals
Sean Mullins: Semifinalist
Hayden Cassone: Quarterfinalist; defeated #7 seed in Round of 32

+L1 Eastern Grand Prix at Cary Leeds Center
Girls 18
Nathalie Rodilosso: 4th Place
Sophia Graver: Quarterfinalist

+L1 WOTC Eastern Grand Prix
Boys 16
Sean Wei: Finalist
Daniel Pellerito: 3rd Place

+L1 Mtn Lakes Eastern Grand Prix
Girls 16
Perene Wang: Finalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 32

+L1 Stadium Tennis Center Eastern Grand Prix
Boys 14
Maxwell Kacharov: 3rd Place
Kieran Foster: Quarterfinalist
Robbie Werdiger: Quarterfinalist

+L1 Port Washington Eastern Grand Prix
Girls 14
Danielle Benabraham: 4th Place; defeated #8 seed in Round of 16, #2 seed in Quarterfinals

+L1 Jersey 34 Eastern Grand Prix
Girls 12
Natalie Eordekian: 4th Place
Dana Livson: Quarterfinalist

L1B SPORTIME Harbor Island February Challenger
Girls 16
Calista Sha: Champion

Boys 16
Sujay Sharma: Finalist

L1B SPORTIME Lake Isle February Challenger
Boys 14
Anton Semenov: Champion
Luca Demare: Quarterfinalist

L1B SPORTIME Syosset Winter Challenger
Boys 14
Matthew Cashin: Champion
Alex Vinsky: Semifinalist
Justin Oresky: Semifinalist

L1B Point Set Tennis February Challenger
Girls 12
Isabella Sha: Champion
Charlie Liss: Quarterfinalist
Nicole Loeffler: Quarterfinalist
Taylor Overstrom: Quarterfinalist

Boys 12
Jackson Gold: Quarterfinalist

L1B Nassau Indoor Tennis Challenger
Girls 16
Gabriella Sciarrotta: Semifinalist

L1B MatchPoint Winter Championships
Boys 16
Lucas Arora: Semifinalist

Girls 14
Zoe Kava: Semifinalist

Boys 14
Noah Eisenberg: Quarterfinalist

L1B APTC Challenger
Boys 18
George Kaslow: Quarterfinalist

Girls 14
Kassia Taylor: Quarterfinalist

L1B Armonk February Challenger
Girls 12
Blakely Duskin: Finalist
Sophia Cisse: Semifinalist; defeated #1 seed in quarterfinals
Natalie Hu: Quarterfinalist

Boys 12
Bobby Duskin: Finalist

L1B February 10U Challenger at Hardscrabble
Boys 10
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

L2O Bethpage State Park February Open
Girls 16
Maya Masheb: Semifinalist

L2O SPORTIME Kings Park February Open
Boys 12
Harrison Gradin: Semifinalist
Pepe Baselga Garriga: Quarterfinalist