Monthly Archives: August 2016

JMTA Players Kick-Off August with Numerous Tournament Wins

USTA Tournament Results 8/1 – 8/7

Over the first week of August, the players of the JMTA once again showed that our philosophy of ‘train 52’ pays off as numerous players recorded tournament wins.

At the Level 1B MRC August Challenger, Luke Smith claimed the Boys’ 18 title. In the final match, Smith defeated his opponent 6-0; 6-0. In the Boys’ 16 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island August Challenger, Kabir Rajpal went on an amazing run to win the title with an overall game score of 36-6 through 3 rounds of play. In his impressive performance, Rajpal defeated the #4 seed in the semifinals, as well as the #2 seed in the finals match. At the Level 1B Ross School August Challenger, the JMTA claimed 4 different titles. Winning the Boys’ 16 title at this tournament was Robbie Werdiger, while Zoe Kava claimed the Girls’ 16 title. In an All-JMTA final for the Boys’ 14 competition, Noah Eisenberg defeated Nicholas Murphy, while in the Boys’ 12 competition, Theodore Murphy claimed the title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. At the Level 1B Huntington August Challenger, Emily Tannenbaum defeated the #1 seed in the finals match to claim the Girls’ 16 title. In Girls’ 12 competition at the Level 1B PWTA August Challenger, Kady Tannenbaum claimed the title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. Our last Level 1B winner of the weekend was Ines Roti, who claimed the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 1B August Challenger at New Rochelle Racquet Club.

In Level 2 action at the Level 2O WHB July Open, the JMTA had several winners. First, in Boys’ 18 competition, Michael McDonough claimed the title, while Anya Barteck claimed the Girls’ 14 title. Defeating both the #1 seed in the semifinals and the #2 seed in the finals to win the Boys’ 14 title was Marco Ziets-Segura. In Girls’ 12 competition, Nadia Barteck took home the trophy. At the Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis Summer Open, Cassie Tian defeated the #1 seed in the semifinals, and the #2 seed in the finals to win the Girls’ 16 title. Our last winner of the weekend was Chantajah Mills, who at the Level 2R City Parks Regional at Central Park, defeated the #3 seed in the quarterfinals, and the #1 seed in the finals to claim the Girls’ 12 title.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

Level 1B MRC August Challenger
Boys’ 18
Luke Smith: Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island August Challenger
Boys’ 16
Kabir Rajpal: Champion

Level 1B Ross School August Challenger
Boys’ 16
Robbie Werdiger: Champion

Girls’ 16
Zoe Kava: Champion

Boys’ 14
Noah Eisenberg: Champion
Nicholas Murphy: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Nicholas Errico: Semifinalist
Miles Singer: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14
Daisy Bristowe: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Girls’ 12
Linda Ziets-Segura: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Blakely Duskin: Semifinalist

Level 1B Huntington August Challenger
Girls’ 16
Emily Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B August Challenger at New Rochelle Racquet Club
Girls’ 12
Ines Roti: Champion

Boys’ 12
Dominick Mosejczuk: Finalist

Level 1B PWTA August Challenger
Girls’ 12
Kady Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B Bethpage August Challenger
Boys’ 18
Joseph Reiner: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Cary Leeds Summer Challenger
Boys’ 16
Rod Rofougaran: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B APTC Summer Challenger
Girls’ 16
Jih Su Ryu: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury August Challenger
Boys’ 14
Gunnar Overstrom: Semifinalist
Luca Johnson: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B City Parks Green Ball Challenger at Central Park, Manhattan
Boys’ 10
Leif Emery: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O WHB July Open
Boys’ 18
Michael McDonough: Champion

Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion

Boys’ 12
Marco Ziets-Segura: Champion
Samuel Reiner: Semifinalist

Girls’ 12
Nadia Barteck: Champion

Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis Summer Open
Girls’ 16
Cassie Tian: Champion

Level 2R City Parks Regional at Central Park
Girls’ 12
Chantajah Mills: Champion

Level 2O Hardscrabble Summer Open
Boys’ 14
Ryan Mark: Semifinalist

JMTA Players Claim Several Tournament Wins over the Last Week of July

USTA Tournament Results 7/25-7/31

As August is now upon us, the players of the JMTA took to the courts in USTA Eastern action claiming several tournament wins in Level 1, Level 1B, and Level 2 action. 

At the Level 1 SPORTIME Schenectady (National Showcase) July Championships, Alexander Roti claimed the Boys’ 16 title with victories over the #4 seed in the quarterfinals, and the #1 seed in the semifinals. Also winning at this tournament was Hudson Beaudoin, who won the Boys’ 14 title. In an all-JMTA final at the Level 1B Port Washington Dana DeCarlo Commemorative Challenger, Luca DeMare defeated Azim Gangat to win the Boys’ 14 title. In other action at the Level 1B Armonk Summertime Challenger, Leila Epstein defeated the #1 seed in the finals match to win the Girls’ 14 title. Claiming the Boys’ 12 title at the Level 1B NIT Late July Challenger was Cal Wider. Claiming her first USTA tournament win this past weekend on her home courts was Summer Chandler in Girls’ 10 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME at Randall’s Island July Challenger. In her run to the final, Chandler faced the #3 seed in the quarterfinals, the #1 seed in the semifinals, and in the finals defeated the #2 seed all without dropping a set throughout the entire tournament. It should also be noted that Jack Kennedy claimed the Boys’ 10 title at the same tournament. At the Level 1B Andrew Feinberg Memorial Challenger, Carter Gold won the Boys’ 10 title. Our last two tournament winners of the week were Anya Barteck and Federico Arengi-Bentivoglio, who won the Girls’ 14 and Boys’ 12 titles, respectively at the Level 2O SPORTIME Lynbrook Summer Open. In his run to the Boys’ 12 title, Arengi-Bentivoglio defeated the #1 seed in the Semifinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Level 1 SPORTIME Schenectady (National Showcase) July Championships
Boys’ 16
Alexander Roti: Champion

Boys’ 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Champion

Girls’ 12
Lara Berliner: Semifinalist

Level 1 Future Stars Tennis Center July Championships
Girls’ 18
Lauren Munari: Quarterfinalist
Ashley Granieri: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Jericho/Westbury Summer Challenger
Boys’ 14
Sachin Palta: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Justin Oresky: Semifinalist

Level 1 Pingry School July Championship
Boys’ 12
Andrew Ena: Quarterfinalist

Level 1 Murray Hill Summer Championships
Girls’ 12
Sophia Cisse: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Port Washington Dana DeCarlo Commemorative Challenger
Boys’ 14
Luca DeMare: Champion
Azim Gangat: Finalist
Luka Markovic: Semifinalist

Level 1B Armonk Summertime Challenger
Girls’ 14
Leila Epstein: Champion

Level 1B NIT Late July Challenger
Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME at Randall’s Island July Challenger
Girls’ 10
Summer Chandler: Champion
Reese Sibley: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 10
Jack Kennedy: Champion
Bassil Touban: Semifinalist
Leif Emery: Quarterfinalist; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Andrew Feinberg Memorial Challenger
Boys’ 10
Carter Gold: Champion

Boys’ 12
Luke Hollman: Semifinalist

Level 1B CourtSense at Tenafly & BRC Heat Wave Challenger
Boys’ 16
Alex Portnoy: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14
Jordan Ben-Shmuel: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Rockland Junior Challenger
Girls’ 12
Allegra Wong: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 2O SPORTIME Lynbrook Summertime Open
Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion
Laurentia Arengi-Bentivoglio: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Federico Arengi-Bentivoglio: Champion

Level 2O TI Academy July Open
Girls’ 12
Audrey Aslani-Far: Finalist

Boys’ 12
Ryan Mark: Semifinalist

Noah Rubin Helps NY Empire To First WTT Win

Noah Rubin had sat on the NY Sportimes bench a few times when the Mylan World TeamTennis franchise was housed at SPORTIME Randall’s Island, but he never had a chance to suit up for Claude Okin’s squad.

The old Sportimes are just a memory, as they shuffled off to San Diego a couple of years back. But a new N.Y. team made its debut this year, the New York Empire, coached by Patrick McEnroe, and when a spot opened up on the team roster for Wednesday’s match against the Springfield Lasers, McEnroe needed to look no further than a few miles west to JMTA to find Rubin, back after an ankle injury and ready to hit the multi-colored courts at Forest Hills Stadium at The West Side Tennis Club.

That turned out to be quite a smart move, as Rubin contributed nine of the team’s 19 points in the Empire’s 19-15 victory over visiting Springfield, including a 5-2 doubles win and a narrow, 5-4 singles defeat in which he held three set points.

“It’s a different experience playing in a team situation,” said Rubin, who teamed with Neal Skupski for the doubles win. “In some ways there is less pressure, because you have a team behind you, but in some ways there is more pressure because they are depending on you.”

Rubin’s heroics helped Patrick’s team win its first match after three defeats. He will next compete at the ATP World Tour event in Los Cabos, Mexico, beginning on Monday.