JMTA Players Win Mayor’s Cup Events, Strong Showings in Eastern Super Six, Level 1B and Level 2 Tournaments

USTA Tournament Results 6/10-6/12 & Mayor’s Cup

Over the last week, the players of the JMTA were very busy as many of our future stars played in both the Mayor’s Cup as well as Eastern Section tournaments.

Starting off with Eastern Super Six Championships, while the JMTA didn’t have any tournament winners, several JMTA players’ recorded impressive results! At the Eastern Super Six Championships at Mendham, Daniel Pellerito finished in 3rd place. To earn this honor, Pellerito defeated the #8 seed in the Quarterfinals and then defeated the #2 seed in the 3rd place match. In Girls’ 18 play at the Eastern Super Six Championships at New Shrewsbury, Sophia Graver finished 4th overall in tournament play. To make it to the 3rd place match, Graver defeated the #5 seed in the Round of 16. At the Eastern Super Six Championships at Maywood, Willie Turchetta claimed 4th place. Our last notable Eastern Super Six results of this weekend were Georgia Ryan and Merri Kelly. At the Eastern Super Six Championships at Centercourt Chatham, Ryan and Kelly faced off in the 3rd place match, with Ryan earning the win and the 3rd place honor, while Kelly finished in 4th!

At the Mayor’s Cup Scholastic Tennis Tournament, which is open to Elementary through High School players in the New York City Area, the players of the JMTA won several divisions while also recording several top finishes as well. For Girls’ Varsity Singles, Katherine Kachkarov reached the semifinals, while Cassie Tian and Nicole Savitsky reached the Semifinals of Girls’ Varsity Doubles with separate partners. In Boys’ Middle School Singles, Sujay Sharma defeated fellow JMTA player Robbie Werdiger to win the division, while Shawnte Beale won the Girls’ Middle School title. Our last Mayor’s Cup champion was Nicholas Murphy, who defeated fellow JMTA player Giuseppe Cerasuolo in the finals match! It should also be noted that Sophia Cisse made the finals of the Girls’ Elementary School tournament.

In Level 1B and Level 2 local tournament play over the weekend, the JMTA recorded several tournament wins. At the Level 1B Point Set Father’s Day Challenger, Xavier Pacthod defeated the #1 seed in the Semifinals, and the #2 seed in the Finals to win the Boys’ 18 title. In Boys’ 16 play at the Level 1B PWTA June Challenger, Jack Flores took home the championship trophy after defeating fellow JMTA player Griffin Schlesinger in the Finals match. In yet another all-JMTA final, Julian Szuper defeated Matthew Mosejczuk to win the Boys’ 16 title at the Level 1B SPORTIME Randall’s Island June Challenger, while Tola Glowacka won the Girls’ 12 title. Our last Level 1B winner of the weekend was Olivia Benton, who won the Girls’ 10 division at the Level 1B TI Academy June Challenger.

Rounding out our winners for this weekend were Anya Barteck, who won the Girls’ 14 title at the Level 2 GST June Open, and Cal Wider, who won the Boys’ 12 title at the Level 2 Mountain Lakes June Open.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Mendham (National L3)
Boys’ 18
Daniel Pellerito: 3rd Place; defeated #8 seed in Quarterfinals; #2 seed in 3rd place match
Peter Lohrbach: Quarterfinalist
Cannon Kingsley: Round of 32; won 6 consolation rounds and defeated #9 & #12 seeds in consolation
Lazar Markovic: Round of 64; defeated #6 & #13 seeds in consolation
George Kaslow: Round of 64; defeated #11 seed in consolation

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at New Shrewsbury (National L3)
Girls’ 18
Sophia Graver: 4th Place; defeated #5 seed in Round of 16

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Maywood (National L3)
Boys’ 16
Willie Turchetta: 4th Place
Ronnie Hohmann: Quarterfinalist; defeated #6 seed in Round of 32, #14 seed in Round of 16
Lantis Wang: Round of 16

Eastern Super Six Section Championships at Centercourt Chatham (National L3)
Girls’ 16
Georgia Ryan: 3rd Place
Merri Kelly: 4th Place
Gibson Thomas: Round of 16; defeated #11 seed in Round of 32
Katherine Kachkarov: Round of 64; defeated #11 seed in Consolation

Mayor’s Cup All-Scholastic Tennis Championships presented by Disney
Girls’ Varsity Singles
Katherine Kachkarov: Semifinalist

Girls’ Varsity Doubles
Cassie Tian (w/ Anna Malkov): Semifinalist
Nicole Savitsky (w/ Haley Resnick): Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Boys’ Middle School Singles
Sujay Sharma: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals; #3 seed in Finals
Robbie Werdiger: Finalist
Maxwell Kachkarov: Semifinalist
Noah Edelman: Semifinalist
Neel Epstein: Quarterfinalist
Donovan Brown: Quarterfinalist; defeated #7 seed in Round of 16

Girls’ Middle School Singles
Shawnte Beale: Champion
Natalie Eordekian: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ Elementary School Singles
Nicholas Murphy: Champion
Giuseppe Cerasuolo: Finalist

Girls’ Elementary School Singles
Sophia Cisse: Finalist
Linda Ziets-Segura: Semifinalist
Chantajah Mills: Semifinalist
Eleanor Apps: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B Point Set Father’s Day Challenger
Boys’ 18
Xavier Pacthod: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals; #2 seed in Finals

Level 1B PWTA June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Jack Flores: Champion
Griffin Schlesinger: Finalist
Girls’ 16
Janelle Chen: Finalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals; #1 seed in Semifinals

Level 1B SPORTIME Randall’s Island June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Julian Szuper: Champion
Matthew Mosejczuk: Finalist

Girls’ 12
Tola Glowacka: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals
Chloe Bernstein: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Bobby Duskin: Finalist
Giuseppe Cerasuolo: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16
Alexander Aney: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B Ross Early June Challenger
Boys’ 16
Zachary Portnoy: Semifinalist

Boys’ 14
Sidharth Chawla: Finalist
Nicholas Murphy: Semifinalist

Girls’ 12
Diya Chawla: Finalist

Boys’ 12
Damian Stellings: Semifinalist
Oliver Meyer: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B TI Academy June Challenger
Girls’ 10
Olivia Benton: Champion; defeated #1 seed in Semifinals

Girls’ 12
Ines Roti: Quarterfinalist

Boys’ 10
Rhys Spano: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B SPORTIME Lake Isle June Challenger
Boys’ 14
Nikolay Sahakyan: Semifinalist

Girls’ 14
Anya Kornfeld: Semifinalist
Olivia Boccia: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B WOTC 10U June Challenger
Boys’ 10
Leif Emery: Semifinalist; defeated #3 seed in Round of 16
Aidan Bart: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O GST June Open
Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion

Boys’ 12
Charlie Valentine: Semifinalist

Level 2O Mountain Lakes June Open
Boys’ 12
Cal Wider: Champion

Level 2O SPORTIME Syosset June Open
Boys’ 12
Jeffery Rosario: Finalist

Level 2O SPORTIME Harbor Island June Challenger
Boys’ 14
Gabriel Markowitz: Finalist

Level 2O Staten Island Community Tennis Center Open
Boys’ 12
Cotton Snoddy: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 2O Armonk Tennis June Open
Boys’ 12
Maxim Kalinin: Semifinalist