Younger JMTA’ers Sonia Tartakovsky and Anastasiya Chesnokova Compete in Orange Bowl Qualifiers

Sonia Tartakovsky hits a forehand at Orange Bowl 2013.

Sonia Tartakovsky hits a forehand at Orange Bowl 2013.

Sonia Tartakovsky (pictured right) and Anastasiya Chesnokova are down in Florida this week to represent JMTA in this year’s Girls 12 and Under Orange Bowl.  Sonia, a veteran JMTA’er, has been training at JMTA since the age of 9 and, like Anastasiya, has the advantage of having Felix Alvarado as her Coach.  Anastasiya, on the other hand, is in her first year here at JMTA and progressing nicely.

Entering the tournament, both Sonia and Anastasiya needed to qualify for the main draw.  While both received a bye into the 2nd qualification round, only Anastasiya was able to move on as Sonia was defeated in a heart-breaker (2-6, 6-2, 7-6[8]).  Anastasiya, on the other hand, won her 2nd round match 6-3, 6-1, her 3rd round match 6-2, 6-2, and is playing her final qualification match Monday.  If she wins, she will be entered into the main draw beginning Tuesday.

Check back in tomorrow for Anastasiya’s results.