| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Noah Rubin continued his impressive play in Paris with a straight set 6-2, 6-3 upset win against the 15th seed from Italy, Stefano Napolitano, in the second round of the French Open Juniors. Rubin's traveling coaching staff of Lawrence Kleger (executive director of tennis for Sportime-John McEnroe Academy) and Eric Rubin (father/coach) are reporting back to New York Tennis Magazine with tournament updates on Noah throughout this great experience.

According to Eric Rubin, "Napolitano was a very smooth and calm player, and of course, a difficult opponent. Noah came out strong though and moved him around the court with depth and angles in the first set. He went ahead 1-0 in the second set, but then started hitting a little too short and down the middle, giving his opponent too many opportunities. After falling behind 1-2 in the second set, Noah got back to playing his game. He moved Napolitano side to side for the rest of the match. Noah moved exceptionally well, and saved all the key points. He finished points exceptionally and played with tons of energy. His coaching staff is unbelievably proud of his focus, intensity and composure throughout today's big win."

Next up for Rubin will be a showdown with the number three seed, Liam Brody of Great Britain, in the third round.

Rubin and his doubles partner, Gabriel Friedrich of Brazil, fought hard but fell in today's second round doubles match. Against the number two-seeded team of Nikola Milojevic & Frederico Ferreira Silva, Rubin & Friedrich came out strong and put a scare into the favorites before dropping the first set in a tie-breaker 6-7(5). In the second set, things were even at 2-2 before Silva & Milojevic got the break and went on to win the second set 6-3.