MatchPoint NYC’s QuickStart program continues to find success this spring, hosting another tournament to showcase some of its top young junior players. This installment of their QuickStart tournament featured 22 boys, who were split up into one group of eight for QuickStart and one group of 14 for Advanced QuickStart.
To add something extra to this tournament, the Advanced QuickStart group began each point by serving the ball in themselves, as coaches Pavel Bednarzh, Khyrstsina Tryboi and Danny Ostrometsky supervised, while coaches Narek Bazyan and Andrey Vyaltsev Jr. supervised the other group and helped them by feeding the balls in for each point.
After exciting round-robin play that demonstrated talent and sportsmanship to the coaches and parents, Josh Dolinsky defeated Nikita Rykov to win the QuickStart Division, while Timothy Silantiev beat Kirill Libman 7-5 in an exciting Advanced QuickStart final.
“I was really pleased with the results of the QuickStart tournament. We had a really special group of kids to work with this year. They're passionate about playing and have worked hard to develop their skills over the past months,” said Danny Ostrometsky, assistant director of MatchPoint’s QuickStart Program. “This tournament was a culmination of all of that hard work and dedication and an opportunity for the kids to showcase their abilities. We are really proud to coach these young athletes; watching them grow as players has been incredibly fulfilling for the entire coaching staff, and more importantly, fun for everyone involved.”
Credit all photos to Sidney Beal III