JMTA Players Cannon Kingsley and Spencer Brachman Win National Titles!

USTA Tournament Results 5/27-5/30

Over Memorial Day Weekend, the players of the JMTA took to the courts playing in National Selection Tournaments across the country, which are the second highest level of national events. In addition, a large number of JMTA players competed in USTA Eastern tournaments!

In the National Selection Tournament in Aston, Pennsylvania, Cannon Kingsley was crowned champion. En route to his tournament victory in the Boys’ 16 age group, Kingsley did not drop a single set through 5 rounds of play. It should also be noted that as National Selection Tournaments feature singles and doubles competition that Hayden Cassone finished 3rd in Boy’s 16 singles competition and 2nd in Boys’ 16 doubles competition, while singles champion Cannon Kingsley also finished in 4th place for the Boys’ 16 doubles competition. At the National Selection Tournament in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Spencer Brachman won both the Boys’ 14 singles title (dropping only one set through 5 rounds of play) in addition to finishing 2nd in the Boys’ 14 doubles competition, while Wesley Zhang finished in 4th place. At the National Selection Tournament in Mendham, New Jersey, Perene Wang had an impressive showing in both singles

and doubles in the Girls’ 14 division. In singles, Wang placed 4th, while in doubles, Wang won the doubles title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals match.

At the Level 1A Championships at Courtsense Bogota-Tenafly, Theodore Murphy claimed his 5th USTA title of the year, by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. In his run to the title, Murphy did not drop a set through four rounds of play. In Boys’ 18 competition at the Level 1B World Gym May Challenger, Daniel Meinster defeated both the #1 and #2 seeds en route to the title. At the Level 1B Point Set May Challenger, Andrew Ena won the Boys’ 12 competition. In Boys’ 16 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME Quogue May Clay Challenger, Sidharth Chawla won the Boys’ 16 title having to defeat the #1 seed along the way, while Linda Ziets-Segura won the Girls’ 12 competition. Our last winner of the weekend was Talia Kahan, who won the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis May Open.

Congratulations to all of our Memorial Day Weekend Winners!

Cannon Kingsley following his Boys' 16 National Selection Tournament win in Alston, PA

Cannon Kingsley after his Boys’ 16 National win in Alston, PA

National Selection Tournament – Aston, PA
Boys’ 16
Cannon Kingsley: Champion
Hayden Cassone: 3rd place; defeated #7 seed in 3rd place match

Boys’ 16 Doubles
Hayden Cassone (w/ Karl Poling): 2nd place
Cannon Kingsley (w/ Patrick Maloney: 4th place; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Spencer Brachman with his Boys' 14 medal following his National win in Virginia Beach, VA

Spencer Brachman with his Boys’ 14 medal following his National win in Virginia Beach, VA

National Selection Tournament – Virginia Beach, VA
Boys’ 14
Spencer Brachman: Champion
Boys’ 14 Doubles
Spencer Brachman (w/ Jeffery Fradkin): 2nd place
Wesley Zhang (w/ Samir Banerjee): 4th place; defeated #3 seed in
Round of 16

National Selection Tournament – Mendham, NJ
Girls’ 14
Perene Wang: 4th place

Girls’ 14 Doubles
Perene Wang (w/ Britany Lau): Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals

National Selection Tournament – Tinton Falls, NJ
Girls’ 12
Natalie Eordekian: Quarterfinalist; defeated #8 seed in Round of 32

Girls’ 12 Doubles
Natalie Eordekian (w/ Lan Mi): 2nd place; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals

Level 1A Championships at Courtsense Bogota-Tenafly
Boys’ 10
Theo Murphy: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Finals
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

Boys’ 16
Noah Edelman: Quarterfinalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16
Alexander Roti: Quarterfinalist

Level 1A RWTTC Memorial Championships
Boys’ 18
Daniel Weitz: Finalist; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Girls’ 18
Daniela Hernandez: Finalist; defeated #4 seed in Round of 16; #5 seed in Semifinals
Ashley Lessen: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Ashley Granieri: Quarterfinalist

Level 1A PWTA Memorial Championships
Boys’ 14
Hudson Beaudoin: Finalist
Sachin Palta: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals
Bradley Bennett: Quarterfinalist; defeated #7 seed in Round of 32

Girls’ 12
Kady Tannenbaum: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 12
Ryan Bernstein: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B World Gym May Challenger
Boys’ 18
Daniel Meinster: Champion

Girls’ 10
Nadia Barteck: Finalist

Level 1B Point Set May Challenger
Boys’ 12
Andrew Ena: Champion

Girls’ 12
Lara Berliner: Finalist

Level 1B SPORTIME Quogue May Clay Challenger
Boys’ 16
Sidarth Chawla: Champion
Benjamin Ebanks: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 12
Linda Ziets-Segura: Champion
Chloe Bernstein: Finalist
Laurentia Arengi-Bentivoglio: Semifinalist

Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis May Open
Girls’ 12
Talia Kahan: Champion

Level 2O Long Beach May Open
Girls’ 14
Abigail Hammer: Semifinalist