JMTA Players Kick-Off August with Numerous Tournament Wins

USTA Tournament Results 8/1 – 8/7

Over the first week of August, the players of the JMTA once again showed that our philosophy of ‘train 52’ pays off as numerous players recorded tournament wins.

At the Level 1B MRC August Challenger, Luke Smith claimed the Boys’ 18 title. In the final match, Smith defeated his opponent 6-0; 6-0. In the Boys’ 16 competition at the Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island August Challenger, Kabir Rajpal went on an amazing run to win the title with an overall game score of 36-6 through 3 rounds of play. In his impressive performance, Rajpal defeated the #4 seed in the semifinals, as well as the #2 seed in the finals match. At the Level 1B Ross School August Challenger, the JMTA claimed 4 different titles. Winning the Boys’ 16 title at this tournament was Robbie Werdiger, while Zoe Kava claimed the Girls’ 16 title. In an All-JMTA final for the Boys’ 14 competition, Noah Eisenberg defeated Nicholas Murphy, while in the Boys’ 12 competition, Theodore Murphy claimed the title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. At the Level 1B Huntington August Challenger, Emily Tannenbaum defeated the #1 seed in the finals match to claim the Girls’ 16 title. In Girls’ 12 competition at the Level 1B PWTA August Challenger, Kady Tannenbaum claimed the title by defeating the #1 seed in the finals. Our last Level 1B winner of the weekend was Ines Roti, who claimed the Girls’ 12 title at the Level 1B August Challenger at New Rochelle Racquet Club.

In Level 2 action at the Level 2O WHB July Open, the JMTA had several winners. First, in Boys’ 18 competition, Michael McDonough claimed the title, while Anya Barteck claimed the Girls’ 14 title. Defeating both the #1 seed in the semifinals and the #2 seed in the finals to win the Boys’ 14 title was Marco Ziets-Segura. In Girls’ 12 competition, Nadia Barteck took home the trophy. At the Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis Summer Open, Cassie Tian defeated the #1 seed in the semifinals, and the #2 seed in the finals to win the Girls’ 16 title. Our last winner of the weekend was Chantajah Mills, who at the Level 2R City Parks Regional at Central Park, defeated the #3 seed in the quarterfinals, and the #1 seed in the finals to claim the Girls’ 12 title.

Congratulations to all of our winners.

Level 1B MRC August Challenger
Boys’ 18
Luke Smith: Champion

Level 1B SPORTIME Harbor Island August Challenger
Boys’ 16
Kabir Rajpal: Champion

Level 1B Ross School August Challenger
Boys’ 16
Robbie Werdiger: Champion

Girls’ 16
Zoe Kava: Champion

Boys’ 14
Noah Eisenberg: Champion
Nicholas Murphy: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Benjamin Ebanks: Semifinalist

Boys’ 12
Theodore Murphy: Champion
Nicholas Errico: Semifinalist
Miles Singer: Quarterfinalist

Girls’ 14
Daisy Bristowe: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Girls’ 12
Linda Ziets-Segura: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Semifinals
Blakely Duskin: Semifinalist

Level 1B Huntington August Challenger
Girls’ 16
Emily Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B August Challenger at New Rochelle Racquet Club
Girls’ 12
Ines Roti: Champion

Boys’ 12
Dominick Mosejczuk: Finalist

Level 1B PWTA August Challenger
Girls’ 12
Kady Tannenbaum: Champion

Level 1B Bethpage August Challenger
Boys’ 18
Joseph Reiner: Semifinalist; defeated #4 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Cary Leeds Summer Challenger
Boys’ 16
Rod Rofougaran: Finalist; defeated #2 seed in Round of 16

Level 1B APTC Summer Challenger
Girls’ 16
Jih Su Ryu: Semifinalist; defeated #2 seed in Quarterfinals

Level 1B Jericho/Westbury August Challenger
Boys’ 14
Gunnar Overstrom: Semifinalist
Luca Johnson: Quarterfinalist

Level 1B City Parks Green Ball Challenger at Central Park, Manhattan
Boys’ 10
Leif Emery: Quarterfinalist

Level 2O WHB July Open
Boys’ 18
Michael McDonough: Champion

Girls’ 14
Anya Barteck: Champion

Boys’ 12
Marco Ziets-Segura: Champion
Samuel Reiner: Semifinalist

Girls’ 12
Nadia Barteck: Champion

Level 2O Nassau Indoor Tennis Summer Open
Girls’ 16
Cassie Tian: Champion

Level 2R City Parks Regional at Central Park
Girls’ 12
Chantajah Mills: Champion

Level 2O Hardscrabble Summer Open
Boys’ 14
Ryan Mark: Semifinalist