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More Recent JMTA Student Accomplishments

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Sabrina Xiong hits a backhand as Johnny Mac looks on.
Photo Cred: Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

On the heels of the excellent recent results posted by JMTA’ers Jamie Loeb (who became the first freshman since 2004 to win the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Singles Championships in Los Angeles), Noah Rubin (who competed in three professional tournaments in California since the end of the U.S. Open, reaching the quarterfinals and semifinals of two separate Futures events, and faced up against Tim Smyczek, the #91 player in the world, at a higher level Challenger event, where he lost in a hard fought 7-6, 6-0 match), and Jessica Golovin (who made the 3rd round in her latest ITF Event in Tulsa, OK beating the #2 seed along the way), closer to home, JMTA students continued to shine. 15 year old Sabrina Xiong of Queens, NY is coming off of two straight USTA Eastern Sectional Girls 18s Tournament Championships.  In her first of two championships, though unseeded, Sabrina didn’t drop a set on her way to beating the top seed to win the tournament, winning 48 of 67 total games played (72%). In the second of her two championship runs, Sabrina made it past the 3 and 5 seeds without dropping a set once again.  It wasn’t until the finals that she lost her first set.  “Sabrina is really stepping up and I’m very proud of her,” said Bruce Haddad, Assistant Director of JMTA and Sabrina’s Coach, “playing against girls as old as 18, and being relatively petite like Sabrina is, shows how confident she is in her game and herself.”