News and notes from across the New York Metro tennis community
  | By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

Patrick McEnroe takes the CitiField mound
To promote the upcoming New York Empire season for World TeamTennis (WTT), Empire Head Coach Patrick McEnroe stepped out to the mound at CitiField to throw out the first pitch before a recent Mets game against the defending World Series Champs, the Kansas City Royals.


CourtSense High Performance Kids Succeed at Super Six Sectionals
CourtSense’s High Performance players Maxim Mazak and Julian (Juju) Wu found success at the USTA Eastern Super Six Section Championships at the Bogota Racquet Club. The two players finished third and fourth, respectively, after Mazak defeated Wu 6-3, 6-2 in the third-place match.


JMTA’S Kachkarov Wins Super Six Title
John McEnroe Tennis Academy’s (JMTA) Maxwell Kachkarvov captured the Boys 14 Singles Title at the USTA Eastern Super Six Sectional Championships in Mendham, N.J. Kachkarov came back from a set down to defeat Tyler Korobov, 6-7(2), 6-2, 7-6(6) in a thrilling championship match.


Bronx Science’s Rahman and Williams Named All-Americans
The National High School Tennis All-American list has been announced, and Bronx Science standouts Sarah Rahman and Brianna Williams were both named All-Americans. In addition, Williams (pictured below with her coach Jeff Menaker) received the PSAL Wingate Award for the second consecutive year. The Wingate Award recognizes the most outstanding student-athletes in their respective sports.


Former Centercourt Star Monaghan Wins ITA Arthur Ashe Award
Notre Dame senior Quentin Monaghan, who hails from Chatham, N.J. and trained out of Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy, won the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA)’s Arthur Ashe Award for this year.

“I am extremely honored to receive this award,” said Monaghan. “A recognition for both leadership and sportsmanship is not only a testament to my coaches and teammates, but to lessons and values instilled upon me by Notre Dame. I cannot thank my teammates enough. I care so much about each and every one of them and it was an honor to be their captain the last two years.”

Credit photo: Andy Mead


Advantage Junior Tennis Camps Get Underway
With the summer in full swing, Advantage Tennis Clubs’ All-City Junior Tennis Camps has launched at the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (RIRC). The Camp combines tennis with other recreational activities and is a part of the All-City Junior Tennis program, which began in 1970 and is the longest running junior tennis program in New York City.


Cary Leeds JTT Team Win Metro Sectionals
The 18 & Under Junior Tennis Team out of the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning captured the USTA Eastern JTT Sectional Championships. Team members include Lorraine and Kyra Bergmann, Christina Huynh, Christopher Tham, Donovan Brown, Kai Yuminaga and Ethan Leon, and was coached by Jelahni Danlahdi Robinson.


Nine-Year-Old Iantosca Wins Boys 12 Singles Tournament
Nicolas Iantosca, who trains out of Gilad Bloom Tennis, won his first Level 1 tournament recently, winning the USTA L1B Gameset Tennis June Classic Boys 12 Singles Title. Nicholas came back from a set down to beat top-seeded Matthew Liew, 2-6, 6-1, 10-4.


MatchPoint Hosts Successful Junior Development Tournament
MatchPoint NYC in Brooklyn hosted a Junior Development Tournament to showcase the group’s talent level. The tournament divided 60 players into two groups, and a great time was had by all the players, coaches and families.


West Side Tennis Club Continues School Outreach Program
The West Side Tennis Club continues its School Outreach Program for local schools in the area this year. The Club visits schools with tennis equipment and teaches a physical education class, or the schools visit West Side, where they can tour the facility, learn about the Club’s history and take part in tennis clinics. The program is completely free for schools and exposes kids who might not otherwise have the opportunity to the sport of tennis.