Big Weekend at National Selection and Closed Regional Events for JMTA Players!

USTA Tournament Results 2/13-15/2016

With players active in tournaments in the Southern, Mid Atlantic, and Eastern USTA sections this weekend ranging in level from National Selection Tournaments to Closed Regional Championships to sectional Level 1A’s, L1B’s and L2O’s, the JMTA, as usual, did not fail to impress!

At the February National Selection Tournament at RWTTC, Sean Wei, added another tournament win to his impressive 2016 season by claiming the Boys’ 16 Doubles title, defeating fellow JMTA player Daniel Pellerito in the final. Recording her first tournament win of 2016 was Perene Wang, who at the February National Selection Tournament at Tri-City Fitness took home the Girls’ 14 Doubles trophy.

In a very impressive showing at the February Closed Regional Tournament at Farmington Valley Racquet Club in which he did not drop a set throughout the entire tournament, Sean Hannity claimed the Boys’ 18 title. Sweeping both the singles and doubles events at the Boys’ 14 competition at the Closed Regional Tournament at Sound Shore was Noah Edelman. His quarterfinal match was quite a physical and mental test. Noah saved a match point in the second set, was down 1-5, 0-30 in the third set, saved four more match points and ended up winning 7-4 in the 3rd set breaker. With two hours rest he then won his semifinal match, another come-from-behind 3-setter, 6-3 in the third. He beat the #1 seed in the finals yesterday (another 3-setter) after winning doubles earlier in the day. Another doubles champion at the Regional Level this weekend was Chelsea Williams, who won the Girls’ 16 Doubles competition at the Closed Regional Tournament at CourtSense at Bogota & Tenafly RC.

In L1A competition this past weekend, the JMTA had three winners! At the L1A Centercourt Mt Olive President’s Championships, Sophia Graver won the Girls 18 title. In a very impressive run, Sophia defeated the #1, #4, and #6 seeds to take home the trophy. At the L1A SPORTIME Schenectady President’s Cup (National Showcase Tournament), Calista Sha took home the Girls’ 16 title without dropping a set the entire tournament. And on Long Island it was Anton Semenov, who won the Boys’ 14 L1A Deer Park President’s Championships. In the finals match, Anton defeated the #1 seed 6-4; 6-4.

Rounding out our JMTA winners for this weekend were Leila Epstein and Neel Epstein. At the L2O SPORTIME at Randall’s Island February 2016 Open, Leila won the Girls 14 title, while Neel won the Boys 14 title.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

USTA National Selection Tournament – February at RWTTC
Boys 18
Athell Bennett: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in round of 16
Sean Mullins: Round of 32; won 4 consolation rounds, defeated #2 seed in consolation

Boys 18 Doubles
Sean Mullins/Jake Bhangdia: 3rd place; defeated #3 seed in quarterfinals, #4 seed in 3rd place playoff
Athell Bennett (w/ Brenden Volk): 4th place

Boys 16
Daniel Pellerito: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in round of 16
Hayden Cassone: Quarterfinalist
Cannon Kingsley: Quarterfinalist
William Turchetta: Round of 16; defeated #7 seed in round of 32; won 3 rounds of consolation

Boys 16 Doubles
Sean Wei (w/ Michael Sun): Champion
Daniel Pellerito (w/ Harris Walker): Finalist; defeated #2 seed in round of 16
Hayden Cassone (w/ Benji Jacobson): 3rd place
Cannon Kingsley (w/ Connor Fu): Quarterfinalist

USTA National Selection Tournament – February at Pennbriar Athletic Club
Girls 16
Michelle Sorroko: Quarterfinalist

Girls 16 Doubles
Michelle Sorroko (w/ Dasha Kourkina): 4th place

USTA National Selection Tournament – February at Tri-City Fitness
Boys 14
Billy Suarez: Quarterfinalist

Boys 14 Doubles
Billy Suarez (w/ Derek Raskopf): Finalist

Girls 14
Perene Wang: Quarterfinalist

Girls 14 Doubles
Perene Wang (w/ Britany Lau): Champion

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at Farmington Valley Racquet Club
Boys 18
Sean Hannity: Champion

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at Green Spring Racquet Club
Girls 18 Doubles
Nathalie Rodilosso (w/ Jingyi Peng): Finalist; defeated #1 seed in quarterfinals
Maranda Sears (w/ Alexus Gill): Quarterfinalist

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at Sound Shore
Boys 14
Noah Edelman: Champion

Boys 14 Doubles
Noah Edelman (w/ Christian Lizardi): Champion
Jack Flores (w/ John-Tomas Bilski): Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in round of 16

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at CourtSense at Bogota & Tenafly RC

Girls 16
Chelsea Williams: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in round of 16
Lauren Munari: Quarterfinalist

Girls 16 Doubles
Chelsea Williams (w/Sydney Kaplan): Champion
Lauren Munari (w/ Jacqueline Buzkin): Quarterfinalist

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at Midtown Athletic Club
Girls 12
Natalie Eordekian: Semifinalist

Girls 12 Doubles
Natalie Eordekian (w/ Sarah Youngberg): Semifinalist

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at Virginia Beach Tennis and Racquet Club
Boys 16
Lantis Wang: Quarterfinalist
Abhinav Srivastava: Round of 32; won 3 consolation rounds

Boys 16 Doubles
Abhinav Srivastava (w/ Nikhil Kamdar): Quarterfinalist

USTA Closed Regional Tournament – February (Region 3) at Tennis Center at College Park
Girls 14
Zoe Kava: Round of 16; defeated #2 seed in round of 32

L1A Centercourt Mt Olive President’s Championships
Girls 18
Sophia Graver: Champion

L1A SPORTIME Schenectady President’s Cup (National Showcase Tournament)
Girls 16
Calista Sha: Champion

L1A Deer Park President’s Championships
Boys 14
Anton Semenov: Champion
Michael Weitz: Quarterfinalist

Girls 14
Emily Tannenbaum: Quarterfinalist

L1A Huntington President’s Championships
Girls 16
Denise Lai: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in semifinals
Gabriella Sciarrotta: Quarterfinalist

Boys 16
Neel Raj: Finalist
Jeffery McCready: Quarterfinalist
Maxwell Moadel: Quaterfinalist

L1B World Gym Winter Challenger
Boys 16
Gregory Coe: Finalist

L1B Cary Leeds Center February Challenger
Boys 14
Alexander Oh: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in semifinals

Boys 16
Alex Portnoy: Semifinalist
Matthew Mosejczuk: Quarterfinalist

L1B SPORTIME Harbor Island February Challenger
Boys 14
Alex Vinsky: Semifinalist
Ben Gilman: Quarterfinalist

L2O SPORTIME at Randall’s Island February 2016 Open
Boys 14
Neel Epstein: Champion

Girls 14
Leila Epstein: Champion
Sheyna Karen: Finalist
Maxie Karen: Semifinalist

L2O Armonk February Open
Girls 12
Rory Christian: Finalist

L2O GHRC Winter Open
Boys 12
Philip Efron: Quarterfinalist