Rubin and Loeb take to the diamond
Noah Rubin and Jamie Loeb, both who train at John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA), were honored by the New York Mets at Citi Field following their success at the NCAA Singles Championships. The two hung out on the field during batting practice and were featured on the team’s scoreboard in between innings.
Centercourt Chatham celebrates Orange Bowl Eastern Sectional Champs
Congratulations to the U10 Orange Bowl USTA Eastern Sectional Champions from Centercourt Chatham. Pictured here is the team of Nicholas Ciordas, Aryik Yadav, Ronin Banerjee and Yash Khanna.
Columbia’s Lin closes out his collegiate career
Columbia’s Winston Lin enjoyed a fantastic senior campaign to wrap up his collegiate tennis career. In his final season on the team, Lin reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA Singles Championships, before losing to Virginia’s Thai-Son Kwiatkowski. For the second consecutive year, Lin was named to the All-American team and was honored with the Northeast ITA Senior Player of the Year Award.
Falconi making WTA waves
Irina Falconi, who grew up in Washington Heights, N.Y. after her family moved to the United States from Ecuador, recently reached her highest career WTA Women’s Singles Ranking at 71st in the world.
Kingsborough CC Coach Goldsmith inducted into Hall of Fame
Kingsborough Community College (KCC) Head Tennis Coach Barry Goldsmith (pictured here on the right) was recently inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Goldsmith has been the head coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams at KCC since 1983, winning a national championship with the men in 1998 and the women in 1999. The school has also renamed its tennis facility the Rachelle and Barry Goldsmith Tennis Facility.
Top acts take the stage at West Side Tennis Club
West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills continued its concert series recently, as fans filled the club’s stadium to take in shows from the likes of Ed Sheeran and Van Morrison. James Taylor and Santana will also be performing at the famous stadium this summer.
NYC Aces gather for event at Roosevelt Island
The USTA Eastern Metro Board hosted its second New York City Aces tennis social event at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club and it was a success. The USTA Metro Board is rallying behind young professionals to stay active.
Summer camp season gets underway
Summer tennis camps have arrived in New York City. Tennis Innovators and Gotham Tennis Academy recently began their camps as summer has officially begun.