We are excited to share that Sabrina Xiong has announced that she will attend Harvard University to play varsity tennis for the Crimson, and that James Wasserman has announced that he will attend Princeton University to play varsity tennis for Tigers, next fall.
Sabrina, who has been training at JMTA since 2010, is currently ranked 27th nationally and 3rd in the Eastern Section. We first met Sabrina in July 2010, when she competed in a JMTA scholarship open tryout prior to the launch of the Academy in September 2010. The JMTA coaching staff was impressed, not only by her technical ability, but also by her potential. Sabrina was the recipient of the first full scholarship to the Academy.
“It has been an honor to work with Sabrina over the past few years. Her game has developed tremendously since she tried out in 2010 and I believe she is making an excellent decision to attend Harvard University. She will be in great hands with Head Coach Traci Green,” said Sabrina’s coach, and Associate JMTA Director Felix Alvarado. “We all look forward to supporting Sabrina in her next chapter and we know she is destined for big things.”
Long time JMTA student Wasserman, most recently being trained under the guidance of Associate JMTA Director, Nate Emge, is currently ranked 57th nationally. Earlier this fall, James gained six ATP points and received a doubles ATP ranking for the first time in his career when he competed in a $10,000 Futures event in Mexico.
Coach Emge is no stranger to the tennis program at Princeton, as James is his second player to commit to the Tigers. Former student, Josh Yablon, is now a sophomore on the Princeton tennis team.
“I’m extremely proud of James’s hard work on and off the court,” said Emge. “He is a strong player and I’m confident that he will thrive at Princeton under Head Coach Billy Pate and Assistant Coach Ryan Keckley.”