JMTA is well represented this week in Ontario, Canada as Sasha Lebedev and Julian Rozenstein both eliminated seeded players in the 2nd round of the Ace Tennis U18 ITF. Sasha took on the #14 seed, Canadian Maxim Borcuti while Julian played the #8 seed, Canadian Elijah Ogilvy. Sasha, coming off of a shortened match due to his opponent’s retirement in the 1st round, beat Maxim 6-4, 6-2 to move on to the 3rd round, where he will face the #2 seed, Canadian Denis Shapovalov. Julian beat Elijah 6-4, 7-6 (4) to move on, and he will take on the #9 seed, Brit Piers Farhang in his 3rd round match. Assistant Academy Director of JMTA and Julian’s coach, Felix Alvarado, is seeing the hard work they put in together paying off. “Julian is a great player and competitor,” said Felix. “He doesn’t get scared when he sees a number next to a player’s name. He views a match against a seeded player as a challenge and steps up to that challenge.” Be sure to check the blog tomorrow for Sasha and Julian’s results from their 3rd round matches.