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New York's Jamie Loeb was one of four local players granted a wildcard into the NYJTL Bronx Open.


New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) is excited to announce 2022 NYJTL Bronx Open wild cards with local talent within the USTA Eastern section.

The $60K professional women’s tournament promises a week of fierce competition, with wild cards given to Louisa Chirico in the main draw and Jamie Loeb, Christina McHale and Elysia Bolton in the qualifying singles draw. All four of these local, NYC area players have trained at NYJTL’s flagship home, the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning, at some point in their careers and have graciously given back their time and talent to work with the organization’s rising juniors.   

►Louisa Chirico is from Westchester, NY and has a career-high ranking of 58. Chirico’s favorite tournament is the French Open on red clay but enjoys hard courts as well making it through the Washington DC’s qualifying event last week. 

►Jamie Loeb, raised in Bronxville, NY, was introduced to tennis at the age of 3. Loeb has a career-high ranking of 132 and has a game perfectly suited for the hard courts at the Cary Leeds Center, her favorite surface. 

►Christina McHale began playing tennis in Hong Kong and later moved to NJ, and was heavily inspired by the Williams sisters growing up. McHale has a career-high ranking of 24 and has qualified into every Grand Slam tournament multiple times. 

►Elysia Bolton grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, NY and has a career-high ranking of 517. This rising player is no stranger to the Cary Leeds Center and hopes to bring some home court advantage to this tournament. 

More American players will be announced in the tournament over the next few days. The most up-to-date information will be found by visiting the NYJTL Bronx Open tournament website. The NYJTL Bronx Open is scheduled August 15-21, 2022 during the very height of tennis interest in New York City.

The event continues NYJTL’s long history of hosting professional tennis tournaments and will feature a main draw with 32 singles players plus a 16-team doubles’ event and a 32-player qualifying event. The rankings of the entry players guarantee many of these women will go directly into the US Open main draw directly afterwards. 

NYJTL welcomes the community to watch world-class tennis free of charge. The tournament provides the opportunity for NYC youth to experience professional tennis first-hand in a way that otherwise may not have been accessible to them. The NYJTL Bronx Open will bring many ways for the community to get involved in this special week, from youth tennis clinics to volunteer opportunities that provide a closer look into the professional tournament.