JMTA players take three prestigious Empire Cup National Doubles titles and place five finalists! Plus three Level 1B winners and a Level 2O champion!

At the Empire Cup National Doubles at the Cary Leeds Center, Athell Bennett took home the Boys’ 18 title. In the finals match, Bennett was able to defeat fellow JMTA player Sean Hannity in straight sets. At the Empire Cup National Doubles at West Rock, Daniel Pellerito won the Boys 16 championship. In another match up of JMTA players in the final of the Boys’ 14 Empire Cup National Doubles at Armonk, Billy Suarez defeated fellow JMTA player Kieran Foster to take home the trophy. Georgia Ryan and Chelsea Williams made a run to the finals of the Girls’ 16 Empire Cup National Doubles at the Cary Leeds Center. Defeating the second seed in the semi-finals, Sophia Graver reached the finals of the Girls’ 18 Empire Cup National Doubles at Hardscrabble.

In a very impressive run at the Level 1B World Gym February Challenger, Matthew Cashin won the Boys’ 16 title, taking out the #1 and #2 seeds along the way. At the Level 1B Point Set Tennis Winter Challenger Najah Dawson also had a very impressive run to her Girls’ 16 title, as she was able to defeat the #1 seed in the semifinals as well as the #4 seed in the quarterfinals. Our last winner at the L1B level this weekend was Taylor Overstrom, who won the Girls’ 12 Level 1B SPORTIME Bethpage February Challenger.

Rounding out our JMTA winners for the weekend was Jack Benavides, who won the Boys’ 14 title at the Level 2O CourtSense at Bogota Racquet Club Winter Open.

Congratulations to all winners!

Empire Cup National Doubles at the Cary Leeds Center
Boys 18
Athell Bennett (w/ Brenden Volk): Champion
Sean Hannity (w/ Harris Walker): Finalist; defeated #3 seed in semifinals, #2 seed in round of 16
Peter Lohrbach (w/ Justin Lee): Quarterfinalist
Jake Bhangdia/Sean Mullins: Round of 16; won 3 rounds of consolation

Girls 16
Georgia Ryan/Chelsea Williams: Finalists
Lauren Munari (w/ Nicole Semenov): Quarterfinalist
Gibson Thomas (w/ Talia Shapira): Round of 32; won 4 rounds of consolation

Empire Cup National Doubles at West Rock
Boys 16
Daniel Pellerito (w/ Patrick Maloney): Champion
William Turchetta (w/ Peter Frelinghuysen): 3rd Place; defeated #3 seed in quarterfinals
Abhinav Srivastava (w/ Jack Kosiorowski): 4th Place; defeated #2 seed in quarterfinals

Empire Cup National Doubles at Armonk
Boys 14
Billy Suarez (w/ Ryan Fishback): Champion
Kieran Foster (w/ Charlie Levinson): Finalist
Jack Flores (w/ Justin Cadeau): 3rd place
Sujay Sharma (w/ Kai Yuminaga): 4th place; defeated #3 seed in quarterfinals
Wesley Zhang (w/ Daniel Cohen): Quarterfinalist

Empire Cup National Doubles at Hardscrabble
Girls 18
Sophia Graver (w/ Stephanie Schrage): Finalist; defeated #2 seed in semifinals
Merri Kelly (w/ Elysia Bolton): 3rd place; defeated #3 seed in quarterfinals
Nathalie Rodilosso/ Victoria Sec: Round of 16; defeated #4 seed in consolation

Empire Cup National Doubles at Saw Mill
Girls 14
Leila Epstein/Jih Su Ryu: Quaterfinalists

Empire Cup National Doubles at Stadium Tennis Center
Girls 12
Natalie Eordekian/ Rebecca Suarez: 3rd Place

Boys 12
Ari Coutoulas/Astro Pilipovic: Round of 16; won 4 rounds of consolation
Nicholas Murphy: Round of 16; won 3 rounds of consolation

L1B World Gym February Challenger
Boys 16
Matthew Cashin: Champion
Daniel Meinster: Finalist

Girls 16
Zoe Kava: Semifinalist

Boys 12
Andrew Ena: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in semifinals

L1B Point Set Tennis Winter Challenger
Girls 16
Najah Dawson: Champion
Denise Lai: Quarterfinalist

L1B SPORTIME Bethpage February Challenger
Girls 12
Taylor Overstrom: Champion
Olivia Tiegerman: Semifinalist

L1B Mountain Lakes February Challenger
Boys 18
Xavier Pacthod: Semifinalist

L1B GHRC Winter Challenger
Girls 10
Diya Chawla: Semifinalist

Boys 10
Rahul Vasudev: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in round of 16
Charlie Valentine: Quarterfinalist
Lev Seidman: Quarterfinalist

L2O CourtSense at Bogota Racquet Club Winter Open
Boys 14
Jack Benavides: Champion

Boys 12
Brody Pontarelli: Round of 16; defeated #4 seed in round of 32
Max Meyer: Round of 16; defeated #8 seed in round of 32
Pepe Baselga Garriga: Round of 16; defeated #11 seed in round of 32

L2O SPORTIME HI February Open
Girls 16
Daniella Salvi: Finalist

Boys 16
Drew Myers: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in round of 16

L2O SPORTIME Lake Isle February Open
Boys 12
Karl Fadel: Quarterfinalist; defeated #8 seed in round of 16
Harrison Gradin: Quarterfinalist; defeated #3 seed in round of 16