JMTA Players Capture Several Trophies in Local Competition

USTA Tournament Results 3/10-3/12, 2017

Over the second weekend of March, the players of the JMTA posted impressive results in local L1,L1B and Youth progression tournaments.

The Cary Leeds Tennis Center in the Bronx saw the highest JMTA turnout over the weekend as several players excelled at the U16 L1 tournament. On the boys’ side, Tristan Taylor battled through several tough matches before falling in three sets to fellow JMTA player Kabir Rajpal, who then proceeded to see off another JMTA student, Max Kachkarov, in the finals. On the girls’ side, Denise Lai reached the round of 16 while Daniela Hernandez fell to the top seed in the semi-finals. At another L1 tournament in Williamsville, Georgia Ryan swept through the Girl’s 18’s tournament, losing only 12 games over the course of four matches.

In Local L1B at the Boys’ 14’s in Blue Point, Joseph Boyle managed to get through several matches and win the trophy. Meanwhile, Charlie Valentine had an impressive run in the Boys’ 12’s tournament in East Setauket, knocking off the two top seeds on his way to the title. Finally, two Sportime clubs hosted L1B tournaments over the weekend: in Syosset, Griffin Schesinger knocked out the top seed in three sets before winning the tournament. Meanwhile, at the JMTA flagship facility on Randall’s Island, Nicholas Steiglehner won the Boys’ 18’s tournament. JMTA’s last winner in L1B competition was Andrew Ena, who captured the Boys’ 12’s title in Glen Cove, dropping only 6 games throughout the tournament.

Several of JMTA’s youngest players have made some of their first competitive strides in U10 competition, with some posting impressive results: Ava Li won the Glen Cove Green tournament, while Summer Chandler won an Orange U10 tournament in Fresh Meadows.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Tinton Falls Boys 18’s

Ethan Leon – Quarterfinalist

Cary Leeds Boys 16’s

Kabir Rajpal – Winner

Max Kachakov – Finalist

Tristan Taylor – Semifinalist

Sujay Sharma – R16

Cary Leeds Girls’ 16’s

Daniela Hernandez – Semifinalist

Williamsville Boys’ 14’s

Noah Eisenberrg – Semifinalist, lost to eventual winner

Williamsville Girls’ 18’s

Georgia Ryan – Winner

West Orange Boys’ 12’s

Giuseppe Cerasuolo – Semifinalist

West Orange Girls’ 12’s

Tola Glowacka – semifinalist

Queens Village/Glenwood Landing Boys’ 14’s

Nikolay Sahakyan – Quarterfinalist

Queens Village/Glenwood Landing Girls’ 14’s

Deliala Friedman – Quarterfinalist


West Harrison Girls’ 12’s

Chantajah Mills – Semifinalist, lost to eventual winner

Blue Point Boys’ 14’s

Joseph Boyle – Winner

White Plains Girls’ 16’s

Fiona Boettner – Finalist

Olga Lew-Kiedrowska – Semifinalist, lost in 3 sets to the eventual winner

Bogota Boys’ 12’s

Miles Singer – Quarterfinalist

Rahul Vasudev – Quarterfinalist

LucasVillamizar – Quarterfinalist

Bogota Girls’ 12’s

Tara Kurepa – Finalist

East Setauket Boys 12’s

Charlie Valentine – Winner

Sportime Syosset Boys’ 16’s

Griffin Schlesinger – Winner

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 14’s

Damien Stellings – Semifinalist

Adrien Jippov – Finalist

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 16’s                                        Charlie Valentine following his Boys’                                                                                                           12’s win at East Setauket               Matthew Mosejczuk – Finalist, lost 10-8 in 3rd set tiebreak

Sportime Randall’s Island Boys’ 18’s

Nicholas Steiglehner – Winner

Glen Cove Boys’ 12’s

Andrew Ena – Winner

Long Beach Boys’ 12’s

Bassil Touban – Semifinalist

Youth Progression

Glen Cove Green Level 1 Girls’ 10’s

Ava Li – Winner

Bogota Green Level 1 Boys’ 10’s

Patrick Kenny – Semifinalist

Fresh Meadows Orange Girls 10’s

Summer Chandler – Winner


Congratulations to all of our winners!