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

MatchPoint NYC Hosts Successful QuickStart Tournament

MatchPoint NYC held its annual QuickStart Girls Tournaments where youngsters had an opportunity to showcase their skills and love for the game. There were a total of 42 round-robin matches played to determine the champion. In the QuickStart Girls event, Maria Vazgryna (pictured below) won the championship over Katya Chizhova, with Lilly Shuli finishing in third place. In the Advanced QuickStart Division, Alyssa Kushnirski won the title against Rebecca Friedman, while Eava Tsvik came in third place.

Kiam Helps Lead Nightengale to Perfect Season
New York City’s Lia Kiam, a longtime student of Chris Lewit, led Nightengale to an undefeated season and the team’s third straight Athletic Association of Independent Schools (AAIS) of NYC conference championship this past season. Kiam, a senior, won both of her singles matches in the team tournament, and will be taking her talents to Harvard in the fall.


Centercourt’s Lee Wins Mountainside Racquet Club Challenger
Centercourt Tennis Academy’s Alessandro Lee captured the title at the L1B Mountainside Racquet Club June Challenger. Lee ran through his first two matches without losing a game, and would go on to beat the top-seeded Eric Heinzelmann 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match.


Gilad Bloom Tennis’s Shiloah Captures Cary Leeds May Challenger
Inbar Shiloah (pictured below left with Coach Gilad Bloom) continued his breakout year playing USTA tournaments, as the Gilad Bloom Tennis product won the title at the L1B Cary Leeds May Challenger in the Boys 18s Division. He came back from a set down in both the semifinals and the finals, winning the championship with a 4-6, 6-4, 10-5 victory over Jackson Trevor in the title match.


West Side Tennis Supports Children’s Day
Forest Hills Gardens held its 103rd Children’s Day where kids came out for a number of different activities and fun events. West Side Tennis Club was on hand to set up nets and offer tennis instruction throughout the day.


Margalitadze of Tennis Innovators Contributes to Talbert Cup Victory
Vladimir Margalitadze of Tennis Innovators traveled with the Eastern Section team to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. to compete in the Talbert Cup. The tournament consists of six singles matches and three doubles matches as a team. Margalitadze helped guide the Eastern Section to the championship for a second year in a row.


NTC Reps Lend a Hand at Bayside Sports and Health Festival
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center continued their work in the community, as their coaches visited the Bayside Sports and Health Festival to teach some tennis and encourage folks to stay healthy and live an active lifestyle.


Leslie Wins RIRC’s Robie Kelton Memorial Open Tournament
John Leslie (pictured right) won the championship of the Robie Kelton Memorial Open Tournament at Roosevelt Island Racquet Club after Francisco Santori (pictured left) withdrew in the finals due to injury. David Miao would go on to win the consolidation round.


Sportime Randall’s Island and JMTA Host End-of-Year BBQ
Sportime Randall’s Island and the John McEnroe Tennis Academy (JMTA) held its End-of-Year Barbeque, which also included a Head Demo Day. The event featured catered food, giveaways, raffles and kids had the opportunity to try out new Head rackets.


CourtSense JTT Advances to Eastern Section Finals
The CourtSense U10 Green Junior Team Tennis squad had an excellent outing in the 10 & Under Advanced Flight, becoming the Northern New Jersey Champions before going on to become Eastern Section Finalists.