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January/February 2009 Volume 1, Number 1

Cover story 10 Great Scott! Getting to Know Hometown Hero Scott Lipsky

Long Island Tennis Magazine 1220 Wantagh Avenue • Wantagh, NY 11793-2202 Phone: (516) 409-4444 • Fax: (516) 409-1600 Web site: www.litennismag.com

By Gerard Fitzgerald

Long Island Tennis Magazine profiles USTA pro and Merrick, N.Y. native Scott Lipsky on his rise through the local ranks and play on the USTA circuit.

Staff David Sickmen National Director of Business Development (516) 409-4444, ext. 309 david@longislandtennismag.com Emilie Katz Marketing and Editorial Coordinator (516) 409-4444, ext. 309 emilie@litennismag.com

Cover photo credit: David Gonzalez of Stanford University

Features

Columns

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14 Long Island Tennis Charitable Initiatives Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournaments Point Set MS Clinics bring awareness to the National Tennis Association for the Disabled

Andrew T. Berman Vice President/Sales

By Gary Adelman

A closer look at a mind-body re-education technique designed to improve breathing, movement and balance.

Eric C. Peck Editor-in-Chief Joey Arendt Managing Art Director

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Evan Nosowitz Graphic Artist Jon Blake Advertising Coordinator Beatrice Marcus Office Manager

Article Submissions/Press Releases To submit any material, including articles and press releases, please contact David Sickmen at (516) 409-4444, ext. 309 or e-mail david@litennismag.com. The deadline for submissions is the first of the month preceding the target issue.

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A message from the United States Tennis Association/Long Island Regional Board The USTA/Long Island Region Board welcomes you to Long Island Tennis Magazine.

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The Alexander Technique: A Way to Effortless, Natural Tennis

Your Guide to Long Island Tennis Clubs A look at some of Long Island’s top tennis clubs, how to contact them and some of their programs offered.

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A closer look at the Thompson Middle School 8th Grade Girls Tennis Team from Syosset A chat with 8th graders Jenna Poczic and Jennifer Colton of the Thompson Middle School 8th Grade Girls Tennis Team.

Long Island Tennis Magazine takes a look at 2009’s hottest tennis on-court fashions for the Australian Open 2009.

16 My Opinion By Eric Meditz

A humorous look at the local tennis scene through the eyes of Long Island USTA pro, Eric Meditz.

18 The Dilemma By Barry Kubit

Barry Kubit takes a look at the pros and cons of playing for school teams versus tournament play.

26 Player Spotlight: Noah Rubin Long Island Tennis Magazine is published bi-monthly by United Sports Publications Ltd. Copyright © 2009 United Sports Publications Ltd.

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By Gerard Fitzgerald

25 Tips From the Tennis Pro The Theory of Momentum in Tennis Ed Wolfarth discusses the truths and myths behind the concept of momentum in a tennis match. 28 Long Island Tennis Club Directory 29 Long Island College Tennis Spotlight Fall Tennis at Hofstra University Hofstra University Men’s and Women’s Assistant Coach Sunny Fishkind looks back at the women’s season for Hofstra University. 30 2008 Girls High School Nassau & Suffolk Season Recap 36 Long Island Rankings

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12 A Special Look at Tennis Fashion & Apparel By Emilie Katz

19 The Spin Doctor Danny Burgess tells the courageous story of Phil Stevanovic, a tennis player who did not let being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis slow him down.

Long Island Tennis Magazine takes a closer look at 12-year-old Noah Rubin.

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39 USTA/Long Island Region 2008-2009 Tournament Schedule

News Briefs

22 Glen Head’s ALPS Program proves successful for Peng 24 Adult League Wrap-Up 29 Grassroots Tennis


The AlexanderTechnique A W a y t o E f f o r t l e s s , N a t u r a l Te n n i s As featured on Tennisone.com By Gary Adelman his is the first of a series of articles published describing the Alexander Technique, a method of mind-body reeducation. The Alexander Technique has been primarily associated with benefiting performance artists, who have found the technique improves their breathing, movement and balance, and hence, improves their singing, acting and dancing. The benefits of the Technique have also been recognized by the 20th Century’s most famous philosophers (John Dewey) and writers (Aldous Huxley and George Bernard Shaw). That’s nice for actors and singers, you may be saying, but what does this have to do with tennis? Just as actors and singers must learn conscious control of their breathing, movement and balance, so do tennis players. I have been a professional tennis instructor for 25 years and a certified Alexander Technique teacher for 10 years. I have worked with national and world-ranked players with this technique in Israel and have taught the Technique to the tennis teams at Harvard, Princeton and Babson College. This article is an overview on how the Alexander Technique can also be learned by tennis players to maximize performance and minimize effort and tension in their game. The technique was developed by Frederick Matthias Alexander in the late 1800s. Originally interested in solving his voice problem, F.M. Alexander, a Shakespearean actor from Australia, evolved a system that not only solved his vocal problems, but revealed the principles of coordinated, effortless body use exemplified in very young children and invertebrate animals. Afflicted with continuous hoarseness as a speaker and actor, Alexander began to carefully observe himself as he practiced public

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speaking while standing in front of a fulllength mirror. He noticed how he threw his head back and constricted his larynx and breathing. Through meticulous observation, Alexander eventually gained conscious control of his unconscious body habits, resolved his vocalization problems, and was able to resume his acting and speaking career. As he taught his technique to other performing artists, he began to see that breathing and vocalization were integral parts of how the entire body functions. Over the next thirty years, Alexander evolved the technique as a means of gaining conscious control over the mind and body, including movement, coordinated body use, and breathing. There are now more than 6,000 certified Alexander Technique teachers around the world. Restoring our natural balance and movement is what the Alexander Technique is all about. Some modern tennis pros who exemplify this natural balance and movement include Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi. Sampras has a long, flowing backswing; smooth and graceful ball toss; superb whole body extension and lengthening at contact, with an ease and economy of the

motion. Pete Sampras’ serve is an example of a champion who uses the principles of the Alexander Technique in motion. Andre Agassi is another example of a player who incorporates aspects of the technique into his game. His forehand is impeccably balanced, exhibiting freedom of motion, with an uncoiling and up-thrust of his entire body as he lets himself go into his shots, his extraordinary reflexes and timing. While the average player doesn’t have the talent of a Sampras or Agassi, the Alexander Technique can help tennis players significantly improve their movement, balance and stroke dynamics. The biggest obstacle to improvement is the habitual ways in which we use our bodies. In our strokes and movements, we have acquired unconscious, automatic habits that make inefficient use of our bodies. The habits referred to here are not the unconstructive, extrinsic habits of which our tennis pro constantly reminds us; i.e., using too much wrist, not watching the ball, incomplete follow-through or late preparation. Instead, the Alexander Technique concerns continued on page 5

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A message from the

United States Tennis Association/Long Island Regional Board Welcome! n behalf of the more than 13,000 active tennis enthusiasts on Long Island, the United States Tennis Association-Long Island Regional Board welcomes Long Island Tennis Magazine. With so many sports-related publications available, it is vital to have an industry and geographic-specific publication that we as tennis enthusiasts can enjoy and identify with. In this publication, you will often read articles written by or about people you know, which is pretty neat. In other cases, you will be made aware of local college or high school team matches, upcoming tournaments or leagues to enter, read interviews with tennis luminaries, or even learn how to improve your backhand volley. We, the USTA/Long Island Regional Board, welcome this new partnership in tennis and are proud to endorse this great endeavor to raise the profile of the sport we all love. Who or what is the USTA/Long Island Regional Board you may ask? To better answer this question we need to share some brief historical facts. Some 25 years ago, Long Island was a part of the metro region, one of several regions in the eastern section of the USTA. In 1985, Long Island split from the Metro Region and Dan Dwyer was appointed its first regional vice president and was asked to oversee the new region which would be comprised of two districts, one in Nassau County and the other in Suffolk County. Dan Dwyer’s goals were:

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1. To make this region self-governing, self-sufficient, and as strong as all other regions in the section. 2. To increase league and tournament play opportunities for its constituents. 3. Junior and adult player recognition by means of an annual regional awards dinner. These goals were met a few years later, when Annelies Karp became the regional vice president and organized the first Long Island Regional Board. The board hosted their first awards dinner with 30 guests at a small restaurant in Huntington called Just Bananas. Kathy Miller served as our first league organizer, with 500plus participants. Now to answer the question … who are we today? We are a group of effective, hardworking volunteers with a common love of the sport of tennis, dedicated to the growth of the sport on Long Island, and to the principles of the USTA. Each Board Member has specific oversight responsibilities, including the areas of umpiring; adult leagues; junior rankings and tournaments; community tennis associations; professional coaching; and special com4

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munity tennis events, such as rally days, junior team tennis, quick start and corporate tennis challenge outings. Under the auspices of our current Vice President Marlene Beckenstein and Awards Chair Steven Haar, our banner Awards Dinner in May 2008 was attended by 340-plus tennis enthusiasts and award recipients. As of September 2008, we now have more than 9,600 USTA members. Our leagues now boast 4,000-plus adult participants. More than 5,000 adults and juniors participate in sanctioned tournaments, and there are more than 1,000 junior team tennis players. There’s lots of tennis being played on Long Island. Why is there such a growth in league play? According to Long Island League Coordinator Kathy Miller, “Health awareness, camaraderie, meeting new players and recognizing that tennis is a sport for a lifetime are the major reason for the continuous growth of our leagues.” We know that Long Island Tennis Magazine will not only be entertaining and informative, but will facilitate the interest in, and growth of, the “sport for a lifetime.” We applaud Emilie Katz and David Sickmen for this terrific publication and wish them well. For further information and volunteer opportunities, please visit us online at www.ustaonlongisland.com or contact Herb Harris at tfg@optonline.net. Welcome to Long Island! Sincerely, Marlene Beckenstein USTA/Eastern/Long Island Regional Vice President The USTA/Eastern/Long Island Regional Board Marlene Beckenstein, Vice President Kathy Miller, Second Vice President/League Coordinator Daniel Burgess, Secretary/Treasurer Scott Axler, Boys Ranking Chair Bob Coburn, Membership/Marketing Roberta Feldman, Girls Ranking Chair Sunny Fishkind, Nassau District Delegate Craig Fligstein, Suffolk County District Delegate Terry Fontana, Rally Day Chair Steve Haar, Awards Dinner Chair Herb Harris, Volunteer Chair Annelies Karp, Junior Competition Chair Eileen Leonard, Competition Training Chair Emily Moore, Multicultural Committee Chair Mike Pavlides, Scholastic Representative Chair Ed Wolfarth, Grievance Committee Chair


T H E A L E X A N D E R T E C H N I Q U E continued from page 3 itself with habits unnoticed and unbeknownst to most tennis instructors. The habits the technique addresses involve those related to misuse of the body and the mind—habits including breath-retention, stiffening the neck and shoulders, shortening and compressing our spines, throwing our heads back, collapsing the chest, pressing down onto our joints, overworking many muscles and under-working appropriate ones. Many players misuse their bodies and unknowingly work against the body’s natural design. Players often use an excess amount of energy to swing a 12-ounce racket while striking a two-ounce yellow ball. A typical pattern observed in tennis players is called “startle pattern” (see Figure 1). Identical to the pattern elicited in response to a loud noise, players will react to the sight of the Figure 1: Startle pattern tennis ball by going into a pattern of tension that distributes itself instantaneously throughout their body. Beginning with the stiffening of their neck, their head gets drawn down into their neck. At the same moment they pull their shoulders and their arms up towards their neck, making it vir-

tually impossible for their necks to remain free. They collapse their chests, thus restricting their ability to breathe freely. All of this stiffening and extra tension inhibits an adequate followthrough (see Figure 2), as the player is holding onto himself for dear life. Figure 2: Poor followThe startle through pattern is only one type of misuse pattern. There are many others. All patterns of misuse have one thing in common—they interfere with a dynamic relationship between the head, neck and back. The use of the head, neck and back in relation to the use of the rest of the body is what F.M. Alexander called the primary control of the use of the self (the self is the body and mind). This means the relationship between the head, neck and back governs or controls the coordinated use of the entire organism. Misuse is usually accompanied by excess contraction of neck muscles. Stiff neck muscles disturb the delicate poise and free balance of the head on top of the spine. This leads to a compensatory, chain reaction of stiffening that goes all the way from the head down to the feet. It is the body’s way to maintain balance and prevent the individual from falling over.

In efficient, optimal use of the body, the dynamic relation between the head, neck and back is minimally disturbed. Neck muscles remain free enough to allow the head Figure 3: Proper posito balance delitioning of head is critical cately at the top of to proper balance, movethe spine. In Figure ment and breathing 3, the head balances squarely on the top of the spine. The forward predominance of the weight of the head in response to the downward pull of gravity exerts a traction effect on the Figure 4: Head forward spine, causing lengthens spine while a lengthening of head tilted back com- the back, spine presses and shortens spine and entire body. Figure 4 shows two contrasting head-spine relationships. In the illustration on the left, this continued on page 8

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Your Guide to

Long Island Tennis Clubs

Bethpage Park Tennis Center 99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Building #4 • Farmingdale, NY 11735 Phone: (516) 777-1385 Bethpage Park Tennis Center is located just a few hundred feet from the Black Course at beautiful Bethpage State Park, home to this year’s U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor hard and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play. The Tennis Center offers an array of adult seasonal, leagues, lessons and walk-on court opportunities. It’s free and low-cost program for seniors and special populations is perhaps the largest of its kind in New York State. The Center is best known for its renowned junior development program, led by top coaches Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian. Collectively, they have developed more players than anyone else in the east. Steve Kaplan is widely acknowledged to possess an unparalleled ability to understand, analyze and teach the technical and mental aspects of tennis. Steve has guided many touring professionals at the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, as well as coached more than 30 nationally ranked junior players. Steve’s background combines a rare blend of competitive and scholastic achievement. In 1979, Steve won the Big East Conference Singles Championship. In 1983, he received his Master’s Degree in Physiology. Steve develops the games of both Keith Kambourian and two-time NCAA Singles Champion Sandra Birch, from the 12-year olds through the pro tour. Steve’s direction ensures that all students receive the finest mechanical, strategic and mental advice. Keith Kambourian is a voice of reason in the often-stressful world of junior tournament tennis. Keith’s philosophy is simple, “Train hard and compete hard, and you will achieve.” This outlook has enabled Keith to excel as both a player and a coach. He was ranked top 30 nationally in the boys 18 division. His playing career flourished at Duke University, where he received a full scholarship and was ranked nationally among the best collegiate players. He directed the Reebok Urban Youth Tennis Academy at Flushing Meadow, N.Y. and has since coached players from beginners to international touring professionals. In 1998, he was awarded the ETA Long Island Region Tennis Professional of the Year Award. Keith has a Master’s Degree is Sports Management. His level-headed approach to junior tennis ensures that students develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook. The Bethpage Park Tennis Center offers a comprehensive program of group and individual lessons, workshops, match plays and tournament team programs during the indoor session. In the summer, the finest players in the east join us for summer camp on our eight indoor courts, four outdoor red clay courts and eight nearby outdoor hard courts. Lunch is provided and transportation is available. While our standards are high … our prerequisites are not! We charge no membership fee and encourage and value our beginners equally with our nationally-ranked players. All we require at the Bethpage Park Tennis Center is the desire to attend a serious tennis camp and to learn in an intensive, personal and fun environment … and the drive to achieve your personal best!

Carefree Racquet Club 1414 Jerusalem Avenue • North Merrick, NY 11566 Phone: (516) 489-9005 Carefree Racquet Club is Long Island’s finest indoor tennis facility. With seven indoor nova hard courts, we offer programs for all ages and abilities. For children ages six through 18, we offer a 15-week junior program from September to January, and January through May. Children are placed by age and ability, starting with beginners, up to our Tournament Training Program for our competitive tournament players. To keep their skills honed, we have a four-week Pre Camp program from mid-May to mid-June. During the summer months, Carefree offers a summer camp for juniors of all ages on our air-conditioned courts. Camp is held daily, from noon to 5:00 p.m., with a lot scheduling flexibility. Carefree also excels with programming for younger children. We have a 45-minute, six-week class for tots ages three to five years of age, which runs year-round. Adults are also offered many different programs. We have seasonal courts for groups of friends that want to play together on a regular basis. For those that want to play a variety of players in a competitive format, Carefree offers singles, doubles and team doubles leagues which are formed by our league coordinator. There are Learn & Play Programs for all levels that are arranged by our director of tennis. This is a 15-week program that offers a one-hour group lesson each week

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along with 90 minutes of practice time. In addition, we have private lessons, Stroke of the Week Clinics, Cardio Tennis, and we are the home of “Walter’s Crunch.” All of the teaching pros at Carefree are United States Professional Tennis Association-certified, bringing years of experience and expertise to the court. For those players with limited time, Carefree offers an “Early Bird Program” from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m., Monday-Friday and a “Senior Program” from 2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m., also Monday-Friday. Carefree fields many USTA teams at all levels for men, women and mixed doubles with clinics and practice time in addition to match play. Two Friday nights each month, we host “Karen’s Tennis Parties” for some tennis, refreshments and socializing. The parties are a great way to meet new tennis friends. All of Carefree’s programs are competitively priced and we do not charge “membership fees.” In addition to our seven air-conditioned/heated tennis courts, Carefree has two racquetball courts, a half-court basketball court, and full locker room facilities. Carefree has a full-service pro shop, which offers racquet stringing and gripping, along with all the top brands of clothing, sneakers and racquets. Carefree Racquet Club looks forward to being able to service you with all your tennis needs.

Point Set Indoor Racquet Club Inc. 3065 New Street • Oceanside, NY 11572 Phone: (516) 536-2323 Since it opened its doors in 1971, Point Set Indoor Racquet Club in Oceanside, N.Y. has been a tennis haven for the casual player just looking to get out on the court and hit some balls, as well as for the serious player who fantasizes of cracking an ace on Centre Court at Wimbledon. Point Set enjoys success with effective management, keeping a watchful eye on expenses, and making up for a drop in tennis play by making the club available for alternative uses, such as lacrosse, while continuing to offer top-level tennis instructional programs, leagues and tournaments. And with ownership’s willingness to make necessary repairs and renovations to the 32-year-old facility, Point Set is very much living in the present and anxious to be a part of the return of tennis’ popularity that head pro and managing partner Dan Dwyer feels has begun. In the past 10 years, ownership has spent more than $500,000 for, among other things, a new roof, new reflective ceilings, furniture and locker room renovations. Dwyer understands that the extra effort is needed to attract business at a time when tennis is no longer king, and people have many other leisure and recreational pursuits. “[The business is] a lot more customer intensive,” Dwyer said. “You have to make a lot more accommodations.” One such accommodation is a new indirect lighting system, installed a few years ago, that complements the reflective ceiling and significantly improves the lighting on the courts. “The lighting in there now meets the requirements for a professional tournament,” he said. And the club’s seven rubber-based courts, installed 10 years ago (replacing the courts’ original carpet-like surface) were resurfaced with six new rubber and Nova acrylic material courts. Dwyer says the rubber-based courts, the only ones of their kind in any indoor club on the South Shore, are more forgiving on the feet, ankles, knees and hips than other indoor surfaces, including, contrary to popular belief, Har-Tru, a clay-like surface. “There’s a myth about Har-Tru indoors that it’s better for your legs,” Dwyer said. “It’s not, because indoors, Har-Tru is like cement, because it never gets rained on.” Tennis won’t be the only game played on the resurfaced courts. On weekends from November through March, in the afternoons (a time when tennis play has traditionally been light), the nets are removed to make way for local lacrosse teams, providing Point Set with a substantial source of revenue. Little League baseball teams and soccer teams also rent out the facility. Gone are the heady days of tennis, all day, every day, and such alternative uses are a must as Point Set continues into its fourth decade. Tennis though, is still number one at the venerable South Shore club. Point Set offers daytime and nighttime leagues for both men and women, in both singles and doubles. It is also the home court to 13 teams in the USTA League Tennis program, as well as the host to about 14 Eastern Tennis Association tournaments annually. And, continuing a Point Set tradition is the use of the club, free of charge, by various charities that conduct fundraising tennis parties. It’s a “win-win” arrangement: The charities raise thousands of dollars, and the club gives back to the charities, many of which have been a part of the community for as long if not longer than Point Set. Juvenile Di-


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abetes, Five Towns Community Chest, and South Nassau Community Hospital are just few of the beneficiaries. “We enjoy being part of the community,” Dwyer said. “We want to do as much as we can to remain that way.” But Dwyer isn’t content to rely only on Point Set’s tradition tennis programs. “We’re always trying to come up with something new,” he said. “My newest idea this year that I’m working really hard on is having a high school league and a college league at off times, which is good for us, but to do it [at very reasonable prices] so the kids could afford it.” Dwyer is hopeful that his strong connections with many area schools and the fine reputation he has built over more than 30 years as a leading figure in Eastern tennis will help being the idea of fruition. “I don’t think there’s any doubt that tennis is on the rise again,” Dwyer said. And Point Set, the stalwart indoor club on the South Shore with a fresh look, is ready.

Rockville Racquet Club 80 North Centre Avenue • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Phone: (516) 764-5350 Ideally situated in the heart of Rockville Centre, Rockville Racquet Club is a comprehensive tennis facility, offering state-of-the-art courts, equipment and amenities. Under the direction of manager Susan Alvy, the club is open from early in the morning until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Seven Nova acrylic courts are available to the public for seasonal rental, league play, junior development and adult lessons, as well as open time rental. Rockville racquet’s highly regarded tennis professionals provide an outstanding junior development program for all ages and abilities. Students can choose from private, semi-private and group lessons. Included in the junior development program are weekend drills and ladder matches, as well as free court time and discounted private lessons. A Team Tennis Program is available for those youngsters who are committed to tennis and wish to compete on a local level. In 2008, junior development director Pat Mosquera led the Rockville Racquet USTA Junior Team to the Nassau County Championship. The pros at Rockville Racquet make learning an enjoyable experience for all students. A recent contest to select the funniest experience with a tennis professional at the club resulted in numerous comical and some tender tales about good times at Rockville Racquet. The students’ stories were a reminder that junior development should be fun, as well as challenging. Adults are offered a variety of programs at Rockville Racquet. Men’s and women’s singles and doubles leagues are offered for all levels of play. League players enjoy friendly competition and winners receive trophies at the end of the season. Adults who would like to learn or to improve their game can participate in learning leagues, drills and private lessons with our accomplished professional team. A learning league is a weekly group lesson with three or more players of similar ability. Learning leagues provide an inexpensive way to improve your skills. The Rockville Racquet staff is available to help new or returning players to find a compatible group. Drills and Cardio Tennis are another exciting way to enjoy learning and improving tennis skills. Drills are group lessons, with a maximum of six players, which stress tennis skills. Cardio drills, with a maximum of eight participants, combine an aerobic workout with stroke production. These hour-long sessions are available at one’s convenience throughout the week. Simply sign up in advance to participate. Women (or men) with young children can take advantage of the free babysitting available weekdays at Rockville Racquet Club. Children will enjoy the toys, television and videos under the loving supervision of an experienced sitter. The Pro Shop at Rockville Racquet is always open for customers to test the latest racquets and equipment. Fashionable tennis attire and gift items are available at competitive prices. Stringing, grips and other services are available. The front desk staff is glad to assist customers with purchases or to provide information about Rockville Racquet’s programs and services.

Sportime (Central Office) 275 Old Indianhead Road • Kings Park, NY 11754 Phone: (888) NY-TENNIS Why does Sportime have the best tennis programs in New York? We have a system— and it works! Tennis Kinetics—The Accelerated Learning Method—is Sportime’s innovative ap-

proach to teaching the sport of tennis. This teaching method is founded on the belief that the optimum method of learning the hitting skills needed for tennis requires the development of the essential movement skills that relate to them. At Sportime, a Tennis Kinetics student learns how to strike the tennis ball as part of a sequence of reactions and movements that begins when his/her opponent strikes the ball. By having students develop and execute the entire sequence for every shot in the game, the learning process is accelerated. In a very short time, Tennis Kinetics students become capable of combining these sequences to play successful points and, ultimately, to change their weaknesses into strengths and their strengths into a winning game! We use the games approach Traditional teaching methods spend too much time having students learn skills, but not enough time helping them apply those skills. At Sportime, junior players and adults learn tennis through the experience of playing points and games. Not only do Sportime students have a lot more fun, our guided discovery method of teaching empowers our students to problem solve as they progress. By developing the tactics of the game, while continuing to perfect the technical skills required to execute those tactics, Sportime produces fundamentally sound players whose games do not break down under pressure. We have the best pros Sportime has assembled a staff of top teaching professionals from all over the world. All of our staff professionals are certified by USTA High Performance, USPTA, PTR, or by their home country’s tennis federation. Sportime pros receive continuing education and extensive training designed to keep our instruction on the cutting edge. Sportime directors of tennis roam from court to court to continually analyze lesson dynamics, evaluate student progress, supervise the staff and to assure that each and every lesson is up to Sportime standards. We have a program for everyone Juniors: From our youngest toddlers (ages two to four), to our Quickstart developmental programs, to our Elite and High Performance programs for nationally-ranked juniors, Sportime offers a complete menu of tennis programming for every level of play. For the competitive junior, Sportime clubs host almost 80 USTA-sanctioned tournaments a year, as well as ladders, supervised match play programs and USTA Team Tennis competition. Sportime works extra hard to make every kid feel special. Adults: Sportime’s Adult Tennis Kinetics program is one the largest adult group lesson programs in the country. For those looking for the ultimate challenge, we offer Adult Elite, modeled after our highly successful Junior Elite programs. Major League Tennis, Cardio Tennis, and our signature “Zone” high-intensity competitive games program are not only great workouts, they are challenging and a lot of fun! Mixed Doubles parties, Round Robin mixers, Club Tournaments and other special events, round out our adult schedule throughout the year. And for those who are always in search of more tennis at their level, the Sportime Player Network provides a comprehensive Game Arranging service that virtually blankets Long Island with great tennis matches. We have Sportime TEAM Elite Every junior enrolled in two or more of Sportime’s trademarked Junior Tennis Kinetics programs receives complimentary access to our exciting, new TEAM Elite tennis Web site. This innovative learning tool features tennis articles, video analyses and links to other related tennis websites, along with announcements and notices of upcoming tournaments and events. Check out the TEAM Elite homepage, as well as a sample “Player Locker,” by going to Sportime’s homepage at www.SportimeNY.com and click the silver SPORTIME TEAM Elite button! Our facilities can’t be beat Not only does Sportime offer 146 hard and soft surface courts, indoors and outdoors, our courts, facilities and club environments have set a new standard of excellence, and we are getting even better. When you are at a Sportime club YOU WON’T WANT TO LEAVE, because you will be having too much fun! And that also goes for Sportime’s great fitness and multi-sport facilities.

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A closer look at the Thompson Middle School 8th Grade Girls Tennis Team From Syosset

Long Island Tennis Magazine recently had the opportunity to chat with Jenna Poczic and Jennifer Colton of the 8th grade girls tennis team from Thompson Middle School in Syosset, N.Y. Jenna and Jennifer shared their insights on the sport of tennis and took a look forward to their future in the sport.

What do you like most about playing school team tennis? Jenna Poczic: Getting to play tennis every day after school with my friends and classmates. Jennifer Colton: I thought that it was really great to be part of a team where you could root on others’ matches and see friends from other schools. Explain the adjustments you had to make when having different doubles partners? JC: It was really difficult to change partners because everyone has a different style of play. I really liked the fact that towards the end of the season, I had one partner who I knew very well.

What are some of the strengths and weaknesses of your game? JP: My strengths are my forehand and approach shot. My main weakness is my serve. JC: I think that I am a strong baseline player, but my serve is really inconsistent and I am easily intimidated at the net.

What was it like going up against the best players from other schools? JP: Going up against the other school’s best players was challenging, however they all resulted in good, close matches whether I won or lost. If you could play a tennis match with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? JP: If I could play a match with anyone in the world, I would like to play with Maria Sharapova because she is my favorite player and I admire the way she plays. JC: I love playing with my mom because I know I can beat her, but she makes me laugh and play as well as I can. Do you hope to play in high school next year? JP: Yes, I would love to play on the high school team next year because I love playing and want to continue playing for years to come. JC: Playing in high school is my goal for the year. I would love to play on a more competitive scale, but still in a team atmosphere.

Who is your favorite professional player? JP: My favorite professional player is Maria Sharapova. JC: My favorite professional player has always been Serena Williams, and not just because she won the Open! Did you have a favorite or most memorable moment to your season? JP: My most memorable moment of the season was my comeback in a match against South Woods. JC: My favorite part of the season was when my partner and I came back from a 5-0 deficit to send it into a tie-breaker. Too bad we lost! What do you want to be when you grow up? JC: I am always asked this question, but really, I have no idea. I guess I really don’t want to grow up at all! G

T H E A L E X A N D E R T E C H N I Q U E continued from page 5 The Alexander Technique is a process of unlearning and undoing those habits and patterns of misuse we have unknowingly learned. It lets the body work in the way it was designed … naturally. There are no exercises to Figure 5: Head-neck-back Figure 6: Favorable head- learn and no devices to purchase. relationship allowing free, neck-back relationship al- It uses gravity to produce a whole lows for follow-thru easy motion body-lengthening response favorable head-spine relation permits a length- against gravity. Players will experience a newly ening of the spine. In the illustration on the found lightness and springiness in their moveright, the head is tilted back, pressing down ments; more power without trying; greater ball on the spinal column, causing excess short- control and accuracy; smoothness, flow, inening and curvature of the spine. This dis- creased coordination and timing; conservation turbs the balance and flow of movement of energy; enhanced endurance; and a useful way to prevent injury. throughout the whole body. 8

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Gary Adelman, a former top player at Columbia University, has been teaching tennis for 25 years and the Alexander Technique for 10 years. Gary is a certified Alexander Technique teacher, having completed a three-year instructor training program for the Alexander Technique in Cambridge, Mass. He has worked with national and world-ranked players with this technique at the Israeli Tennis Center in Ramat Hasharon, Israel, including Anna Pistolesi. Gary has taught the Alexander Technique at Harvard University and Babson College, and as assistant varsity women’s tennis coach at Princeton University. Gary can be reached at (413) 442-5905 or e-mail garyadelman@verizon.net. G


Great Scott! Getting to Know Hometown Hero Scott Lipsky By Gerard Fitzgerald

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“If you’re not enjoying it, and not having fun, then it’s not worth it, especially when you’re a kid. It’s a lot of hard work, and you need to be dedicated.”

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roudly representing the Association of Tennis Professionals, Merrick, N.Y.-native Scott Lipsky recently took a break from giving opponents service ace-induced whiplash and enlightened Long Island Tennis Magazine on the man behind the racket. Scott began his journey towards the dual worlds of professional tennis and Long Island celebrity status … at the tender age of six. While most of his post-toddler peers spent their time either unproductively glued to a television set or wreaking household havoc, Lipsky had discovered a more vocational approach to his childhood fun. “Well, my parents had some rackets sitting around, and one day, I just picked one up and started hitting balls against the back of my house,” recalled Lipsky. “I just kind of got going from there. It wasn’t too long after that when I eventually asked my parents if I could take some tennis lessons.” Currently strictly a doubles player on the ATP tour, Scott received his first formal instruction at the Mid-Island Indoor Tennis Courts in Westbury, N.Y. When asked to bring up his first tennis memory that didn’t involve leaving tennis ball imprints on the facade of his house, Lipsky is quick to cite one of his earlier competitions. He was forced to learn the hard way that only his racket (or the ground) is supposed to touch a ball in play. “I remember playing a match, and [my opponent] hit a ball that was going out, and I caught it in the air and I thought it was my point,” states Lipsky. “The guy then told me that it wasn’t my point, and I was confused because I had never really played any matches before. I didn’t know you couldn’t catch the ball, and you had to let the ball drop before the point is over.” Scott had no intentions of letting that particular rule comprehension distract him from


what he eventually wanted to accomplish. When discussing the pros he admired growing up, Lipsky names “Pistol Pete” Sampras as his all-time favorite. However, Lipsky feels his own style of play differs a bit from the serve-and-volley style that Sampras employed during his years of dominance. “I’m not really a serve-and-volley type of player. I’d like to think that my serve is definitely a weapon of mine, which was pretty similar to Sampras, but it’s hard to be exactly like him because he was so good. I considered myself pretty much an all-around player. I could come to the net, and finish points off at the net, or fade the baseline and grind if I needed to.” While attending John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, N.Y., Lipsky played for the school and tested his skills on the competitive United States Tennis Association Junior Circuit. By this time, he would hone his court marksmanship at various tennis locales throughout the Island, 90 minutes a day, six times a week. Although many top-ranked youth players elect to forego the high school tennis scene and just play the Junior Circuit, Lipsky believed that his skills flourished within the group dynamic. “Tennis is an individual sport, but I think it was fun to be part of a team. You need that sort of team atmosphere once in a while, just so you feel like you’re part of something more than just playing by yourself. I felt like high school tennis was a good way to do that.” Still, many other blue-chip junior players flock to tennis academies in warmer climates to dedicate themselves to their craft yearround, however, the routinely uncooperative New York weather would prove not to be much of a hindrance for Scott’s development. “I never gave moving a lot of thought. Obviously there were some opportunities, and a couple of my close tennis friends ended up moving to different academies down in Florida. My parents never really wanted me to do it. They wanted me to go to a normal school. I think if I would have gone down to one of those academies, I may have burned out.” His philosophy kept him moving in the right direction, as he captured a USTA National Doubles 16-and-Under Championship Title with partner Jeremy Wurtzman, a feat which he reveres as his most glorious experience from the junior level. Scott began to believe that his own impressive tournament displays

among the game’s up-and-coming elite, were an indication that he could use tennis as a launching pad to go as far as he wanted. “When I was playing national and international tournaments in juniors and having success … it made me realize that it’s definitely a possibility that I could make a career of it later on.” As his days of razing a path through the high school ranks began nearing their conclusion, Lipsky’s play found him high on the radar screens of a few prominent collegiate tennis programs and left him in a fortunate enough position to enjoy the ride. “I definitely enjoyed the recruitment process. It was fun getting a lot of letters, knowing that people wanted you to go to their school. It was really the first time I had been to colleges, and it was fun going around and seeing how those kids live and what they do.” The final verdict came down to whether Lipsky would be brandishing his racket clad in Duke Devil blue or Stanford Cardinal red. In the end, he opted for the latter, and headed for what would be an exciting change of scenery on the West Coast. “I went on a trip to Stanford, and I just fell in love with the place. It was such a beautiful campus and the people were nice. The tradition of Stanford tennis was so great and strong that when Coach Dick Gould called me and offered a full scholarship, it was really hard to turn down something like that.” With the usual zeal that has defined him as an individual, Lipsky refused to shy away from the new responsibilities that assimilation into the high-profile Stanford realm of athletics and academia would bring. “I knew it would be hard to play on the team the first year or two, because there were so many good players. I was definitely up for the challenge in trying to make myself the best player I could be.” Nor did he did seem fazed that his rigorous tennis schedule would cause him to miss out on the occasional collegiate social gathering. “Sometimes my schedule caused me to miss a thing here and there, but there are so many athletes at Stanford, that everyone knows what’s going on. There were some parties on weekends that I couldn’t go because we had a match the next day. Or, there were times we were out of town for matches, and there were certain events going on at school, but I wouldn’t trade being an athlete for anything.” When asked if he would rather play dou-

bles or singles matches, he revealed that he was happy regardless of who occupied the court with him or was on the other side of the net. “I really didn’t have that much of a preference. Growing up, I always had better success playing doubles, but I would say every tennis player wants to be a singles player. It was a challenge to play both, and I tried to do as well as I could.” As a Stanford freshman, Scott’s presence paid immediate dividends, applying the finishing touches to a powerhouse team that would win the 2000 NCAA National Championship. He would eventually earn All-American honors three different times and rose into one of the nation’s premier doubles tandems, along with partner David Martin. Soon after graduating from Stanford in 2003 with a degree in American Studies, Lipsky’s dream of making it to the level of professional tennis had become an inspiring reality. “It’s definitely a dream come true,” Lipsky reflected. “It’s hard when you’re playing tournaments to really think of it like that, but if I take a step back and think about everything I’ve worked for since I was five or six years old, it’s all basically worth it to be able to play with the best in the world.” Despite being content to be where he was, he found that his early days on the tour were a bit less flashy and more daunting than originally expected. “When I just graduated and was playing the lower level Future and Challenger Tournaments, it was a grind. There were a lot of times when I’d question what I was doing because I was playing for such little money, and no one was there watching when you’re playing in these small towns in Mexico. You just have to think about what you’re doing and what you’re trying to accomplish. But now that I’m playing on the ATP level, I think all of those other tournaments and everything else was definitely worth it to get to where I am now.” Sponsored by K-Swiss and Wilson, Lipsky travels about 30 weeks a year playing in worldwide ATP tournaments, including a few Grand Slam appearances. He has graced the Arthur Ashe Stadium courts in front of his fellow New Yorkers at the U.S. Open, which he thoroughly enjoyed; but he says that nothing can compare to the mystique and electricity in the air at Wimbledon. continued on page 13

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What the Players Will be Wearing at the 2009 Australian Open

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he 2009 tennis season is approaching, and tennis fans are already excited to see what the WTA and ATP players will be wearing at the start of the year. The 97th Australian Open Tennis Championship and first grand slam tournament of the year will be held Jan. 19- Feb. 1 at Melbourne Park, Australia. The Australian Open 2009 Clothing collection from Adidas is inspired by the latest in tennis fashion, but cleverly incorporates state-of-the-art performance fabrics. Many items in the collection feature innovative Adidas technologies to further performance and enhance movement on-court, whether in training or competition. Ana Ivanovic Ana Ivanovic will be wearing a violet-colored Adidas Adilibria dress. At a suggested retail price of $70, this dress is designed with ClimaCool technology (moisture wicking fabric) with pleats to create skirt volume for a stylish and feminine on-court look. Ana will also stay outfitted by Adidas in her white with metallic grey-striped Adidas Barricade V footwear. Currently Adidas’ biggest-selling tennis shoe, the Barricade V retails for $120 and provides top stability on-court for all players no matter their size. Ana’s Barricade Vs feature adiWEAR, a durable, non-marking rubber that avoids early wear and tear, essential for both practice and matches. All 12

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of Ana’s Adidas apparel will be available online at www.shopadidas.com in January 2009. Caroline Wozniacki At a suggested retail price of $45, Caroline Wozniacki will be wearing a neon yellow Adidas Adilibria tank. This lightweight, luxurious Adilibria top features special female ventilation areas with ClimaCool technology to enhance breathability and keep the body at its optimum temperature, no matter how hot the competition gets. Caroline will also be wearing a cinder beach Adilibria Skort. With a suggested retail price of $50, this skort oozes style on court with its voluminous pleats and luxurious fabric. Just like Ivanovic, Caroline

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too will be wearing Adidas Barricade Vs, with a running white/cyan/running white style. Caroline’s apparel will be available online at www.shopadidas.com in January 2009. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Last year’s Australian Open finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will also be wearing Adidas’ Barricade Vs (color not available at time of press) footwear. He’ll go with the bright yellow with white back Adidas Competition Polo (suggested retail price of $50), a highly continued on page 22


G R E A T S C O T T ! continued from page 11 “You can just feel the tradition and history when you walk on the grounds, literally. It’s weird. You can just feel how special a place Wimbledon is in tennis history.” The highlight of Lipsky’s professional career thus far came when he and David Martin defeated the renowned, duo of Mike and Bob Bryan in February of 2008. The record-setting Bryan brothers were then ranked number one in the world in doubles. “That was kind of a surreal experience, that whole week,” Scott felt humbled after the victory; one that saw his still fledgling tennis career come full circle. That day, Lipsky and Martin earned their first ATP title and career high placement within the world’s top 40 in doubles play. “We played them in San Jose, which is pretty close to Stanford, so that was fun. We had some friends of ours up there watching and it was great playing against former Stanford players, who have been great for the game of tennis. Playing in the HP Pavilion was a fun experience. And then to beat the number one doubles team in the world, in the finals to win our first tournament … I was honored.” Referring to his future ATP goals, Lipsky believes that playing at a level where he keeps making yearly improvements is paramount. “Rankings-wise, I’d like to be able to get into every tournament out there. I’d like to be ranked in the top 20 or so in

the next year, year and a half … and get seeded at the Grand Slam tournaments in doubles.” In order to achieve those goals, Scott believes he’ll have to make a few small mental adjustments along the way. “My main weakness is my mental state on the court sometimes. I can get too up or too down, and usually the down part is what gets me and really makes my doubles partner mad. But, I’m working on it and have seen improvement.” However, Lipsky feels his outlook during each match could also be advantageous. “I don’t think I could have got to where I am now without some form of strong mentality. Just being able to go, week in and week out, dealing with losses, and maintain a positive attitude is also definitely a strength. When only one person can win a tournament every week, everyone else is going to lose.” He maintains that the American presence in professional tennis is fairly pervasive despite juggernauts Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer monopolizing most of the press clippings. “I think we’re doing well right now. We are lacking a number one, but it’s hard when you have guys like Federer and Nadal, who are just twice-in-a-generation players, winning every tournament. We’ve got two guys in the top 10 in Andy Roddick and James Blake, and there’s probably about 10 others in the

top 100, so I think they’re doing well, just not as visibly as you would like to see.” Lipsky says he and his countrymen always pull for each other to win, or may give each other strategic tips when facing certain opponents because the overall success of American-born players reflects well on the entire United States program. There is also a strong sense of patriotism that goes into representing one’s homeland on an international athletic stage. The small amount of time that Scott spends off the court is spent at his home relaxing in the nonchalant environment of Huntington Beach, Cali. Compared to Long Island, he feels the weather is nicer, allowing him the picturesque benefit of practicing outdoors and the people are generally more laidback, but he points out that the Pacific Coast traffic certainly isn’t any easier to navigate through. “First of all, you need to have fun playing the game,” states Scott when asked for some words of wisdom for young Long Island tennis players. “If you’re not enjoying it, and not having fun, then it’s not worth it, especially when you’re a kid. It’s a lot of hard work, and you need to be dedicated. But overall, just have fun and try to enjoy what you’re doing. Give it 100 percent of your attention when playing. Obviously, finishing school is the first priority, but when you’re on the court, work hard and don’t give your coaches any attitude because they’re only trying to help.” G

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LONG ISLAND TENNIS

Charitable Initiatives Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournaments For nearly 30 years, the Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournaments have been played on Long Island. The impetus of this effort began with the work of a very nice and charitable man by the name of Matt Swit of Amityville, N.Y. Matt used to be a marathon runner who would sell his miles and donate the money to Catholic Charities, who in turn, used the money to feed hungry children around the world. When Matt discovered tennis more than 28 years ago, he had the idea of holding tournaments where the very inexpensive entry fee was donated to the same charity. Matt later added tennis parties, which are held four times annually at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick, N.Y. The tournaments, held in the spring and fall, include men’s singles and doubles, women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. Primarily, intermediate and advanced players compete for trophies which are awarded at the tennis parties. Matt contributes all the funds to Catholic Charities, and over the years, has donated more than $90,000 from his charitable tennis endeavors. New players are always welcome. If you love tennis, want to get some great exercise, make new friends, and wish to help feed hungry children, get involved with an upcoming Stop World Hunger Tennis Tournament. You won’t be sorry! G For more information on the Stop World Hunger Tennis program, call Matt Swit at (631) 789-3618. Point Set MS Clinics bring awareness to the National Tennis Association for the Disabled (NTAD) The National Tennis Association for the Disabled (NTAD) was founded in the early 1980s by Dan Dwyer and some friends. At that time, Dan received a call from a player who said he wanted to enter one of the many United States Tennis Association-sanctioned tournaments held at Point Set Indoor Racquet Club Inc. in Oceanside, N.Y. Dan was a little annoyed and confused that this call reached his desk and not the desk of the tournament director, and asked the man to hold on while he transferred the call. The man, John Johnston, instantly interjected that there might be a problem in that he was in a wheelchair. Dan asked, “Are you out of your mind?” John, being a seasoned player, instantly responded that he was quite good. Dan replied, “Okay. Suppose you meet me here at Point Set tomorrow, and I will spend some time with you at no charge to you to see just how good you are.” Dan also told him that he would be quite blunt in his analysis and hopefully John’s feelings would not be hurt. The next morning, John showed up as promised and he and Dan went on court to hit some balls. After five minutes, Dan was 14

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very nervous about how he was going to explain to his customers that this guy in a wheelchair was going to beat 85 percent of them! From that point on, amazing things started to happen. Dan arranged to have two exhibitions in Madison Square Garden during the Masters Tennis Tournament and brought in one of the best wheelchair players of the time, Brad Parks, along with some other wheelchair-bound players. “When we went on to the court, there was so much noise you could hardly hear yourself think, but by the time I hit the third ball back to Brad and he returned in with a deep forehand drive, you could hear a pin drop in Madison Square Garden,” said Dwyer. Shortly after that, NTAD conducted its first wheelchair tournament, and shortly after that, was awarded an International Tennis Federation Sanction to conduct the largest prize money wheelchair tennis tournament in the world with a top prize of $25,000. The top wheelchair players in the world every year for eight years came to Oceanside, N.Y. to compete. Dan ultimately got the United States Tennis Association to create a permanent Wheelchair Tennis Committee and was appointed its first chairperson. A few years later, Dan was the first American to serve on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Wheelchair Tennis Committee. Now, wheelchair tennis exists in more than 60 countries worldwide. NTAD is currently directing most of its efforts to conducting clinics for those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and other orthopedically-challenged individuals. Every Tuesday from noon-1:00 p.m., in conjunction with the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, clinics are personally conducted by Dan Dwyer and other volunteer pros at the Point Set Indoor Racquet Club (3065 New Street in Oceanside, N.Y.). All clinics are currently free and include both ambulatory and wheelchair-bound individuals of both sexes and all ages. Spectators are welcome and encouraged to watch and or volunteer. Although times are tough and the National MS Society cannot fund the program any longer, NTAD and Point Set Indoor Racquet Club will continue the program each and every Tuesday. The players love the program and each week, anywhere from eight to 10 tennis aficionados can be found playing. Dan Dwyer is also available to address local support groups to motivate them to be all that they want to be. There has not been a single individual who has attended a Point Set MS Clinic who did not enjoy themselves way beyond their expectations. In fact, most thought they would not be able to hit the ball, but every one of them not only hits the ball, but many can play points and all enjoy the spirit of enthusiasm and fun. G For more information, contact Point Set Indoor Racquet Club Inc. at (516) 536-2655 or visit www.pointsettennis.com.


my opinion BY ERIC MEDITZ

What’s the story with my male, single, middle-aged tennis pro?

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have been involved in this crazy game of tennis for the last 25 years. Wow … 25 years! It’s hard to comprehend that it has been that long. I started at the tender age of six at a local tennis camp run by what appeared to be a Culture Club cover band. The guy with the Boy George haircut told my mother that I had some potential and that I should continue playing after the summer was over. So, she enrolled me in a famous local tennis academy where I honed my skill of striking fuzzy yellow balls, while screaming like an escaped mental patient. I continued throughout my teens, battling the highs and lows of junior tennis, which I’m sure I will be spending thousands of dollars telling a therapist about in five years. That experience parlayed into a Division 1 scholarship to Penn State. After four years of studying and hating all other Big 10 teams, I decided to do some traveling and play some professional tennis in Europe. This went pretty well for a couple of months, but like everything else, it didn’t last. I would occasionally win a match and have some hope that I could make something of myself, but later, that hope would be crushed in the next round, losing to a guy who has no vowels in his last name! After withdrawing my last dollar from an ATM somewhere in the outskirts of Germany, I realized I’d better stop this silly dream of winning the U.S. Open and get my life started. So that’s what I did. I came home to New York and starting working at one of the few jobs that I was qualified to be … a tennis instructor. And that’s what I’ve been doing for the last eight years. Now, I’m 31-years-old and I’ve spent 25 16

years in all aspects of the sport, from training, to competing, to feeding balls, to analyzing strokes … I’ve done it all. And in all that time, I have come across one constant in this sport we know as tennis … that is, no matter where you are in the world of tennis; there are always male, single, middleaged tennis instructors around. What’s up with that? These guys are all great, but why are so many of them single? After being involved in tennis for as long as I have, and now being an instructor myself, I have come up with some theories as to why this phenomenon might be. Theory One: A Tennis Pro Really Never Grows Up A tennis pro’s main clientele is the junior tennis player. This client pretty much ranges in age from five to 17. I think when you are always surrounding yourself throughout your day with junior players, you find yourself constantly in a junior world. I have often found myself in detailed conversations with 13year-olds about episodes of South Park. Then, there’s my occasional heated political argument with a 10-year-old who still has orange powder on his face from the Cheez Doodles he ate yesterday. The point I’m trying to make here is that I think when you are constantly surrounding yourself with junior players; you fall into their topics of conversations. This doesn’t happen in an office job. Office workers usually converse with each other about their adult lives and how hard it is to treat crabgrass. These are adult conversations that tennis pros rarely have. Tennis pros never really have to dress like an adult. We wake up everyday and put

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on sweats. I know many tennis pros who wear their hats backwards as if they we going to a frat party. We stay in this world where teenagers call us by our first names and have no problems telling us that we suck when we feed them a ball that isn’t in their strike zone. And after the players we work with grow up and go to college, a fresh new crop comes in. It’s a recurring cycle that the tennis pro subliminally and often finds themselves in. They get older as the junior players stay the same age. Theory Two: Where Are All the Single Women? I have spent pretty much half of my total life playing and hanging out in tennis clubs, and in all that time, I have never seen one single, eligible woman in her 20s looking to play tennis. Now I know in movies you occasionally see the beautiful young woman in a tennis skirt swinging and missing giving a cue to the good-looking tennis pro to get really close and show her how to swing through on her forehand. But in real life, you have a better chance of spotting Bigfoot in Times Square, than picking up a single available woman at a tennis club. All of the available single women are at the gym after work on elliptical machines trying to work off the bacon they had on last night’s Caesar salad. If they aren’t there, then they are at happy hour at a Manhattan pub. Regardless, these are two places tennis pros rarely venture out to. Theory Three: Tennis Pros Work a Ton of Hours For the most part, a pretty good tennis


pro makes between $40,000-$70,000 annually. Not bad money, right? But there’s a catch. There is a huge sacrifice to make this money. Tennis pros try to cram in as many hours on the court as they can, because if they don’t work, they don’t get paid. Very rarely is a tennis pro a salaried employee. Nearly 99 percent of them work on an hourly wage. Now tennis pros usually do most of their hours when their clients are free and available to play. This is after work or school from the hours of 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. during a regular work week. And then there are the weekends where they are able to load up on as many hours as they can. That translates into a full day of work on Saturday and Sunday because that’s the time where the most hours are available. Then, we have the holiday weeks where everyone wants to play tennis on their vacations, which becomes a very lucrative time of year for a tennis pro. The point I’m trying to make is that tennis pro’s work when the single, available

women are mingling around town. The two will rarely cross paths due to the amount of time a tennis pro works. I once worked with a guy who worked seven days a week and he would take New Year’s Day off only on even years. You might think that this guy was a lunatic, but it’s actually quite common to have pros at tennis clubs who are on the court 65 hours a week. Now because of this behavior, it takes a rare, certain type of woman to

put up with a husband like that in a life partner. It would be a different story if he was bringing home $2 million a year, then I have a feeling she would be singing a different tune as that guy would become really easy to live with! Now I’m not saying that tennis pros cannot get married … they can and some are, but we really have the cards stacked against us more so than any other profession. Many of you at this point might be angry with me, likely think I’m totally wrong and have no idea what I’m talking about. But the bottom line is this … there are a ton of single, middle-aged tennis pros at tennis clubs all over the world, and it could be because of one or all of the theories I just presented. Or, it could be for another reason all together. It could be the simplest reason of them all. Maybe it could be just as simple as they aren’t dumb enough to get married! Who knows? G Tennis Pro Eric Meditz may be reached by e-mail at meditzisfunny@yahoo.com.

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The Dilemma By Barry Kubit

Should I play on my high school varsity tennis team? Should I play USTA Regional, Sectional and National tournaments? Should I try to do both? If I only play in tournaments and not for my high school, am I eligible to play in the County Tournament or qualify for the states? Which sounds better … County Champion or a particular rank in an age category in the Long Island Region, Eastern Region or National rankings? In the future or even a year from now, which is more impressive, my ranking or the fact that I was New York State High School Champion?

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he questions listed above are ones faced by many top juniors each year. Unfortunately, the choice is not an easy one to make. My United States Tennis Association ranking is like the SATs. College coaches use the rankings to compare their possible recruits and scholarships can often be determined by the ranking. Parents might push the tournament route as a way to get a college scholarship or get into a “better” school, as private teachers push the USTA Tournaments as an advertisement for future clients. “I coach the number five-ranked 16year-old, and the number-two-ranked 14year-old,” they may boast. “Play tournaments and you get to play singles” and “There’s no one on the high school team that is worth practicing with,” are common arguments by the private pro. High school coaches preach the virtues of school spirit, socialization, team fun and community pride. The coach might emphasize how playing for your school looks good on a college application. Being number one on your team means you’re the best in the whole school … compelling arguments from all sides. Thus the dilemma … Choose one or the other some preach. Playing both high school tennis and USTA Tour18

naments might be too taxing on young developing bodies. Top juniors are frequently sidelined for long periods of time due to the enormous physical burden of playing high level tennis. It takes its toll on the knees, shoulders, backs and ankles. And with all this tennis, when is there time for schoolwork? From my perspective as coordinator of boys and girls public high school tennis for Nassau County, I’m prejudiced towards playing for the high school team. I believe that with the proper support from parents, the private professional and the high school coach, the top juniors can devise plans to play both high school tennis and selective tournaments. Many of the questions raised earlier can be alleviated or minimized through proper planning, prioritizing and compromising. Long Island tennis has a long history of outstanding players who played both tournaments and for their high school. Among the recent elite are current touring pros Scott Lipsky of Bellmore JFK and Stanford University, and Bea Bialik of Hewlett, N.Y. Cory Parr is an All-American for Wake Forest after starring for Jericho High School. Cory was a high ranked junior who won the New York State Singles Title on two occasions and was a one-time winner of the Doubles Championship during his years of high school tennis. There are approximately 11,000 high school players each season ... winning a state championship is pretty impressive feat. Unfortunately, some of our top Nassau County players have given up playing for their high schools altogether. Others have chosen to play a Regional or Sectional Tournament instead of the County Tournament. This choice eliminated them from possibly qualifying for the states. Most of the players I’ve taken to either Syracuse (Girls States) or the National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow (Boys States) have expressed what an honor it was to be one of only 30 singles or 30 doubles players eligible for the states. Overwhelmingly, they think the title “State Champ” or the fact that they came in fourth

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in New York State is more impressive than a numerical ranking. As a high school coach in Oceanside, N.Y., I believe the team experience provides a team concept type of fun, a concept that being solely a tournament player does not. Sharing winning or losing with friends is a part of growing up. The daily interaction of teammates allows for greater maturation, and as previously mentioned, being part of a team fosters both school and community spirit. Being on a team helps players get away from the “all about me” spotlight and the attention that comes with it. Unfortunately, the elite player argues that there is no one individual player good enough on their team to make practice worthwhile. I’ve seen outstanding players help lesser players while still working on their own skills. One of the best players I’ve ever coached in Oceanside, Jon Bonnet, used to play our number two singles player with his opposite hand (lefty). Not only did he challenge himself and his teammate, but he also eventually made his two-handed backhand stronger. Ironically, Jon and Jared Berse eventually teamed up to play and win the County Doubles Tournament together and then came in second place in the states. From my experience, most of the top players in Nassau County High School Tennis not only participate in both team and tournament matches, but also get tennis scholarships or entry into good colleges or universities. The dilemma for some is very real. You cannot discount the external forces that push and pull. The physical toll is real. The shortage of time is acute. As a high school coach, I think the friendships and relationships that come from being part of a team are substantial and lasting. Of course, as I mentioned before, I have a biased opinion, and therefore, there is no dilemma! G Barry Kubit is Nassau County Public High School Tennis Coordinator. He may be reached by e-mail at coachbk99@aol.com.


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n 1975 at the age of two, Phil Stevanovic, a construction manager who builds airports in the metropolitan area, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a degenerative genetic disease that affect the lungs and digestive systems. At the time, doctors told him he wouldn’t live past 18 years of age. With the assistance of medication and extensive chest physical therapy, Phil was able to beat the odds. Doctors prescribed lots of exercise as a way to clear the lungs of the thick sticky mucus that is the breeding ground for lung infections and the hallmark of Cystic Fibrosis. Tennis was a natural fit. Phil started playing tennis at the age of 12. He played singles and doubles for his high school tennis team, and continued to play in leagues afterwards. In 2004, Cystic Fibrosis caught up with him and his health began to decline. He was listed for a double lung transplant in 2006 as the last option to save his life. Phil finally un-

derwent surgery nine months later. Phil was one of 66 surgeries in New York State, which was performed at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, by a team of 15 healthcare professionals who assisted with this surgery. The recuperation period was only three months, instead of the normal six, due to the fact that he was in such good shape from playing tennis two to three times per week prior to his surgery. All of the tennis that he missed during this recuperation was replaced by watching tennis on television (visual training). During his nine-month wait on the transplant list, Phil continued to play tennis with a 10-lb. oxygen tank strapped to his back. He’d like to thank his accommodating league partners who tolerated his poor play and allowed him many rest breaks. Cystic Fibrosis requires a lot of work to maintain your health, fight off lung infections

by danny burgess and digest food. A daily regimen of medications, chest physical therapy and exercise helps to slow the progression of the disease. Ultimately, the disease wins and often a double lung transplant is the last hope for survival. Phil is very grateful for receiving the greatest gift on earth, the gift of life, two lungs from an anonymous donor. Phil’s first question after surgery was “How long before I can get back on the court doc?” The doctor laughed, but was optimistic by Phil’s determination to continue a challenging road to a successful recovery. All of this was accomplished only with the assistance of a loving wife, Jennifer, and his children, Derek and Ryan who helped put a smile on his face everyday. G Danny Burgess may be reached by email at amertwist@aim.com.

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Also wearing Adidas is defending champion Novak Djokovic. He will work the courts in the Edge Polo in phantom, which features a black-on-black shadow graphic design on the front and yellow piping on the neckline. The white version showcases the same shadow design in white-on-white on the front body and the Adidas three-stripe trademark in olive and yellow piping on the sleeves. Both Edge Polos showcase the eagle graphic design on the back top-left shoulder. Djokovic will wear Edge Bermudas shorts in phantom and olive and tie the look together with the new Edge ClimaCool sneakers in metallic silver/black/neon yellow. The Australian Open 2009 has prompted new men’s tennis clothing collections from Nike as well, which will be worn by players such as top seeds Rafael Nadal

and Roger Federer. The new clothing additions intelligently blend style with state-of-theart performance fabrics. Number one seed Rafael Nadal has decided to drop his trademark sleeveless shirt this time around and has been given a new short sleeve top in turquoise, white and classic charcoal and white and neo turquoise. No Rafa outfit would be complete, of course, without his trademark long shorts, so Nike has designed the Long Checked Short, featuring an extended tab waist. And Nadal has ditched his favored Cages for the new Air Max Courtballistics. Roger Federer’s style never really sways from the classic and these Nike duds are no exception. The number two seed at this year’s Australian Open will play in the shadow-striped Federer Polo in concord and white. It features a contrasting four-button placket with his “RF” logo on the bottom and a button-down collar design. The Federer Polo will be paired with the Athlete Woven Shorts in white and obsidian. The Swiss stylist’s Aussie Open style is rounded out with his usual choice of footwear, the Vapor VI in white/silver/charcoal.

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functional zipper polo that incorporates ClimaCool and ForMotion technology to support the best possible performances. Engineered with maximum comfort in mind, the seams have been kept to a minimum. His shorts will be a pair of black Adidas Competition Bermuda shorts that retail for $45. These 100 percent polyester Bermuda shorts incorporate ClimaLite and ForMotion technology for easy on-court movement. Pockets are lined with toweling material for extra comfort. Tsonga’s apparel will be available online in January 2009 at www.shopadidas.com.

Keep a look out for these and other fashions at this year’s Australian Open, and we will continue to update you on the latest and greatest in tennis fashion and apparel in our next edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine. G

Glen Head’s ALPS program proves successful for Peng tephen Peng is the most improved junior player coming out of the Glen Head Racquet Club’s ALPS tennis program. Prior to joining the ALPS program, Stephen had never won more than one game in any United States Tennis Association junior match. As of September 2008 after playing in the ALPS program for over a year, Stephen was ranked number four in the Boy’s 14-Under Rankings on Long Island. Stephen believes that the ALPS program at Glen Head Racquet Club has helped him to get into top shape and thinks this has been critical to his high rate of improvement. In addition, Peng attributes all the personalized attention players get in the program to his rapid rise in the rankings. Stephen is particularly appreciative of all the help he has gotten from Carl Barnett, the innovator of the ALPS program and Stephen’s main coach at the club. Peng played varsity tennis as a freshman for Syosset High School and looks forward to the upcoming season. G

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and Grand Master’s league, organizing starts in March 2009 and you can e-mail the local league coordinator Kathy Miller at kathym65@aol.com. The mixed-doubles league plays on weekends from November to May. Teams play three courts of mixed-doubles and consist of combined NTRP levels. Teams are formed at the 6.0 (a 2.5 and 3.5, or two 3.0 players); 7.0 (a 3.0 and 4.0, or two 3.5 players); 8.0 (a 3.5 and 4.5, or two 4.0 players); and the 9.0 (a 4.0 and 5.0, or two 4.5 players) levels. The mixed-doubles league has a sectional playoff in June, with the winners advancing to a national playoff in the fall of 2009. There are still some teams in need of players, so if you are interested in playing on a mixed-doubles team, e-mail the local league coordinator Kathy Miller at kathym65@aol.com. The USTA League is a great venue for friendly competition, while meeting new tennis friends and getting exercise at the same time. G High school tennis coaches will learn on court techniques. Attend the “Handling Cheaters” session. Learn about the No-Cut and Tennis on Campus programs from industry leaders like AJ Plant, Tennis Director for Tennis Corporation of America. Also: Zina Garrison, legend, community leader, former No. 4 player and the first African-American captain of the US Fed Cup team. Tim Mayotte, head coach of World Team Tennis’ Boston Lobsters and a former No. 7 player. Kathy Francis, USTA’s Managing Director of Community Tennis Marketing. Ajay Pant, National Tennis Director for Tennis Corporation of America. Bill Mountford, former LTA executive and director of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center. Don’t delay. This promises to be our best conference ever.

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The Theory of Momentum in Tennis By Ed Wolfarth We understand momentum as it relates to inanimate objects, but is there really momentum in sports? The term is used frequently to suggest that an isolated event can precipitate change and “create momentum,” which can affect the outcome of a competitive contest. If you hit two service aces, will your chances of hitting a third improve? If you start off a round with two double bogeys, will you necessarily play the third hole poorly? How often have you stepped up to a tee shot, on a familiar hole, where you were not confident? Perhaps it was visually intimidating or you hit poor drives on that hole. If this is the case, you are a victim of the vagaries of momentum. Momentum is an illusion based on the falsehood that there is continuity from one moment to the next. Yet we know this is not true! There

is no real advantage on the next point or next swing, no matter what occurred prior. We may feel better about ourselves, but this is a doubleedged sword. This is evident when you observe how you feel after a double fault. There are gaps between each moment … each moment, each swing, every serve or forehand is a separate entity. But, we build a bridge between the moments (called momentum) and suffer the consequences thereof. Remember, however, that momentum does not really exist. We have simply created it ourselves. By believing it, you must experience the emotional rollercoaster that ranges from confidence to frustration. The good news is that if we can create it, then we can destroy it. The past is over and we can let it go. The bridge will be gone and the mystery of momentum will be solved. Instead of believing that past performances or events have some mystical effect on our next swing, serve or backhand, you must play

in the present. The ball is coming to you NOW! Any remaining vestige of the past will only impede your peak performance. Psychologically, you can be in complete control. Do not tie into the illusion of momentum. It does not exist in sports and belief in it will only interfere in your endeavor to be the very best you can be. Ed Wolfarth is the tennis director at the Tam O’ Shanter Club in Brookville, N.Y. He is also a professor of physical education and sports sciences at Hofstra University. In addition to his class load, Edward finds time to coach high school tennis at Jericho High School. He’s an active member of the United States Professional Tennis Association and currently serves on the executive board of the United States Tennis Association-Long Island Region. He still plays competitively and is a highly ranked senior player. He may be reached at (516) 6269005 or e-mail wolfarthe@msn.com. G

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Noah-Holds Barred BY GERARD FITZGERALD

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sume both the definition and the usage example were written specifically for 12-yearold Noah Rubin, one of Long Island’s most talented young tennis players. The only thing missing from the above definition is Phe-nom (noun-slang) N A phenomenon, especially a young the placement of Noah’s portrait after the word. Rubin has been working the courts prodigy; for the majority of his 12 years, and has N A remarkable or outstanding person; routinely competed in tournaments since N A 12-year-old tennis phenom. he was about six. “My grandfather taught my dad [Eric By sheer coincidence, one may then asRubin] and my dad just got me into it,” said Rubin of his family-oriented introduction to the sport. “I thought it was fun so I kept playing. My dad has been the biggest influence on getting me to where I am today as a tennis player.” Noah’s coach, Lawrence Kleger, commented, “Watching Noah and his father interact on the court …. I’ve never seen a better connection between father and son in the sport of tennis.” It looks to be the correct move, as Rubin has already Tweleve-year-old Noah Rubin works on his backhand during some made a name for practice drills himself among naf you happen to type in the word “phenom” into Dictionary.com to find its meaning, the following will appear.

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tional followers of junior tennis. In a late2007 article featured on the Tennis Recruiting Network’s Web site, Noah was labeled with four other players of young age and seasoned skill as “the future of American tennis.” James Blake is Rubin’s favorite player, primarily because of his strong inside-out forehand. When Rubin was asked what he thought of his own rendition of the shot, his quick response certainly didn’t indicate any lack of confidence, “I like it… it’s good.” The pressures that may come with being a star tennis player at such a young age do not seem to put a dent in Noah’s poise. Rubin currently trains at least nine hours a week at the various Sportime facilities under the direction of Coach Kleger. He has won tournaments at the sectional, national and international levels, including an astounding first place finish in both singles and doubles at the Coupe Le Blanc Cup in Quebec, one of the more prestigious international 12and-under events. He also competes against older players in the 14-year-old division where he has impressively more than held his own despite the two-year advantage of his opposition. Noah claims the strong point of his game is his backhand down the line and prefers an aggressive style of play … having a knack for attacking short balls, rather than staying back on the baseline. Coach Kleger had some promising things to say about what separates Noah from the other players he’s seen and worked with over the years.


Noah Rubin proudly displays the singles and doubles trophies earned at the Coupe Le Blanc Cup event in Quebec “Noah is, by far, the best tactical player I’ve ever seen for someone his age,” raved Kleger. “He’s as coachable as any kid I’ve ever coached and there’s great communication between us. He’s a very mature 12year-old who isn’t afraid to admit when he has an issue with something.” Kleger downplayed what he believed to be Rubin’s sole temporary flaw. “His only real weakness is his size because he hasn’t grown yet, so that puts him at a bit of a disadvantage in court coverage against taller players.” Rubin is a proud member of the United States National Team for players born in the year 1996, and will continue to represent the United States in international events. He meets with the squad four times a year at their training facility in Boca Raton, Fla. “I want to go to a good college first, and then take my game on the Pro Tour,” said Noah of his tennis career blueprint. When asked to offer some advice to his fellow young tennis players, he responded with an answer that could easily double as a philosophical truth: “Just stick with what you love.” If only life was just as simple for everyone who isn’t Noah Rubin … G Long Island Tennis Magazine • January/February 2009

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Fall tennis at Hofstra University By Sunny Fishkind, Assistant Coach Hofstra Men’s and Women’s Tennis

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s the assistant coach of men’s and women’s tennis at Hofstra University, I had the pleasure of starting the team off this year, but was truly happy when our athletic director hired a new head coach, Amanda Foukas. The team has been truly impressed with Coach Foukas, as she has great plans for both the men’s and women’s programs. If you get a chance, read all about Amanda on the Hofstra University Web site, www.hofstra.edu. It was exciting hosting the Presidential Debate at Hofstra on Oct. 15. Coach Foukas and I had to move out of the tennis office and had to hold practices elsewhere. We were lucky enough to be so close to Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, and were able to get courts there. Our practice sessions were seen by many of the Eisenhower regulars and they were quite impressed with our teams. We also hope to have them as well as some of you participate in some of the fun fundraisers we are planning for the spring when the weather turns great again. Our court situation at this time is truly not great and we are hoping things change. This has really been an interesting and a fun season so far. Coach Foukas and the team have been getting to know each other and she has been getting them into shape. They have complained a little about running the steps outside of the PFC, but the results are beginning to show. Not only are the calf muscles taking shape, but they are moving easier and puffing less on the court. They are burning up those calories and breaking a good sweat. Our men’s team has not been showing great because we only have five players: Four were recruits and one walk on. Therefore, we have to forfeit number six singles and third doubles every match, but we did

take two victories: One against Boston University by a score of 4-3 and another against Bryant by a 5-2 margin. We might have won at Hartford as well, but we were rained out when the score was tied at two. Our biggest win so far was against our Colonial Athletic Association rival, the George Mason Patriots. We went there not expecting much, but had a grueling match. Usually, doubles go first, but this time, George Mason’s coach decided to put singles on first. I think he was ready for an easy win because of our five players. At the end of singles, the score was tied at three. In order to win the final point, we had to take both doubles, as doubles are eight game pro sets. Number one doubles took the match 8-4. It was now up to

second doubles. How exciting it was when it went to a tie-breaker at eight all! Then, victory for Hofstra who took the tie-breaker 7-3, leading us to a 4-3 victory. Our women’s team is another story and a good one at that. As of the writing of this column, our record is 6-1 and we are looking good. Things are really exciting for the Hofstra tennis program, and we are eagerly awaiting the spring season. Check out our schedule online at www.hofstra.edu, and drop by to watch some exciting tennis action this spring. G Sunny Fishkind is assistant coach with Hofstra University men’s and women’s tennis. She may be reached by e-mail at sunny77@optonline.net.

Grassroots Tennis Nov. 1 marked a season-ending round-robin tennis doubles tournament held in Glen Cove, L.I. Finalists included (pictured, from left to right): Joscelyn Travers, Debbi Leonardo, Laura Deveau (winner), Angela Herman (winner) and Heather White. The event, held by Steve Haar’s “The Tennis Workout,” marked the end of another successful season. The program, aimed at new and intermediate players, covers all tennis strokes, specialty shots, and court strategy. A unique feature of each lesson is an emphasis on footwork and aerobic tennis with disco music and teaching aides, designed to increase the fitness level of all players. Students then receive an official National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP) rating needed for league play. Haar also serves on the Board of Directors for the United States Tennis Association-Long Island Region in several capacities. G For more information, contact Steve Haar at steveoncourt@aol.com.


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Girls High School Nassau & Suffolk Season

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A Chat With 2008 Nassau County Girls Singles Champion Jordana Kono BY GERARD FITZGERALD

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ordana Kono is a 17-year old senior at Jericho High School and 2008 Nassau County Girls Singles Champion. Jordana was blessed with glowing charm, a quick Jordana Kono wit, and most impressive of all, a top-tier tennis game. She began swinging the racket at the age of four; and was taking lessons and competing in tournaments by the time she reached her eighth birthday. The middle child of three girls, Jordana was introduced to the game by one of her sisters who currently attends the University of Miami. “I picked up a racket because my older sister played, and being the younger sister, I wanted to follow in her footsteps and be with her all the time,” said Jordana with a chuckle. “I really liked it, and I wanted to play more. I started playing round robin tournaments and that escalated to Sectionals, and the rest is history.” Pertaining to whether a sibling rivalry for the title of the Kono family’s “Number One Seed” ever imposed on their relationship, Jordana spoke of how the duo’s main focus was mutual support. “We were never competitive because we didn’t want to outshine each other. We wanted to help each other out.” Jordana didn’t need much outside help winning her first Sectional title, an achievement that she excitedly claims was “the 30

coolest moment ever.” The crowd at the event was then treated to her Wimbledon-esque celebration following the victory. “I was 12, and thought I was famous,” said Jordana with hand motions to accompany her description. “I dropped my racket, and triumphantly raised my hands in the air.” Rather than spend her teenage years like the typical Long Islander, Jordana traveled south to refine her game at a couple of well-known Florida tennis academies. One of which included the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Fla., attended years earlier by Pro Tour superstar, Andy Roddick. Jordana believes her experiences at the Evert Tennis Academy miles away from Nassau County not only made her a better player, but also allowed her to properly come of age and become self-sufficient. “I gained a huge sense of independence,” reflected Jordana. “When you’re 13-years-old and out on your own, you have to learn to grow up a little bit. It was definitely a positive experience for me. It’s hard being away from home, but you make sacrifices.” When she returned to Long Island, she played for Jericho and helped them defeat higher-ranked rival Roslyn High School in this year’s County Semifinals. Her favorite aspect of high-school tennis was the camaraderie that the girls shared both on and off the court. “The best part is being with your friends, and still playing the sport that you love. I’m a

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big supporter, and I like being a team player. When the team does better, it only makes the experience better.” Jordana’s high level of play at Jericho High School, in addition to her keen intelligence and strong work ethic, got her looks from several top colleges. She eventually settled on the University of Pennsylvania. “I knew that I wanted to find a good academic school that would challenge me and leave me with a lot of opportunities when I was done,” said Jordana while unintentionally donning a Penn sweatshirt. “After all my recruiting trips, the girls at Penn were definitely the ones that I could relate to the most, and I felt most comfortable there.” Jordana thanks her parents for putting her in a position to let her talents continue to blossom. “I’m very grateful for my parents because they pushed me when I didn’t believe in myself. I’ve wanted to quit so many times but they just said, ‘No, you’re better than that.’” Her mother Melissa expressed her satisfaction with Jordana’s work. “We’re very proud of her. She did everything she was supposed to.” Other areas in addition to tennis have piqued Jordana’s interest for the long term, and she does not think about trying to play professionally after college. She wants to pursue a career in dermatology to keep her family ‘looking youthful and vibrant.’ Despite her many talents, she leaves readers with one simple, surprisingly serious piece of advice. “Work hard … it’ll be worth it in the end.” G


2008 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RECAP 2008 Long Island Championship Long Island Champion Port Washington Long Island Championship Match Port Washington 5—Westhampton 2

Playoffs Semifinals Locust Valley 4—Carey/Sewanaka 1 Oyster Bay 4-Baldwin 3

2008 Nassau County Girls High School Team and Individual Results

Final Standings (Conference III A) Locust Valley..................................11-1 Oyster Bay ....................................11-1 Farmingdale ....................................7-5 East Meadow ..................................6-6 Glen Cove ........................................5-7 West Hempstead............................2-10 Hicksville ......................................0-12

Conference I Conference I Champion Port Washington Playoffs Semifinals Port Washington 6—Syosset 1 Jericho 4—Roslyn 3 Finals Port Washington 6—Jericho 1 Final Standings Port Washington ............................11-1 Roslyn ..........................................10-2 Jericho 8-4 Syosset............................................7-5 Garden City......................................3-9 Bellmore JFK ..................................3-9 Great Neck South ..........................0-12

Finals Locust Valley 4—Oyster Bay 3

Finals Friends Academy 4—Hewlett 3

FIRST ROUND (10 GAME PRO-SET)

1. Jordana Kono (Jericho)

SECOND ROUND

(2 OF 3 SETS)

4. Erin Suvar (Plainedge) 5. Taylor King (Baldwin)

10. Nahrhee Han (Herricks)

14. Rachel Shenker (South Side)

Kono 6-0, 6-1

10-4

17. Cathy Aronin (Lynbrook) 18. Paige Wilkins (Friends)

King 6-0, 6-2 Kono 6-3, 6-3

10-1 Gerin

Gann 6-1, 6-0

10-1

Gann

Fridman

6-1, 7-5

10-2 Siriamonthep

Fridman 6-3, 6-2

10-2

Kono

Wilkins

6-3, 6-3 WINNER Nasau County Champion

10-7 Davoudiasi

Davoudiasi 6-1, 6-2

10-5

Camhi

21. Anna Taranova (Hewlett)

6-2, 1-6, 6-3

Taranova 22. Lindsey Rosen (Lawrence)

Final Standings (Conference II B) Hewlett ..........................................14-0 Massapequa ..................................11-3 Oceanside......................................10-4 South Side ......................................9-5 Plainedge ........................................5-9 Lynbrook..........................................5-9 Long Beach....................................2-12 Mepham ........................................1-11

25. Lila Martz (Long Beach) 26. Jessica Sickles (Massapequa)

Camhi

Mehter

10-8 Brenner

28. Alexandria Esposito (Bellmore) 29. Sabrina Layne (Oyster Bay)

7-6 (9), 6-3 Martz 6-3, 6-2

10-1

Mehter

Goldman

6-1, 6-0

10-8

31. Bye 32. Aylin Mehter (Massapequa)

Camhi 6-1, 6-3

Martz

27. Emma Brenner (Great Neck South)

30. Shelby Goldman (West Hempstead)

Conference III Conference III Champion Locust Valley

10-3

23. Bye 24. Hannah Camhi (Syosset)

(2 OF 3 SETS)

SEEDS: 1. Kono (Jericho) 2. Mehter (Massapequa) 3. Gamhi (Syosset) 4. Gann (Massapequa) 5. Fridman (Port Wash.)

10-8

19. Deana Davoudiasi (South Side) 20. Devlin Ammendola (Farmingdale)

NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS

Gann

15. Sarin Siriamonthep (Roslyn) 16. April Kane (South Side)

6-0, 6-0

King

11. Alicia Gonzalez (Uniondale) 12. Alexandra Gerin (Glen Cove)

(2 OF 3 SETS)

10-5

Carnovale 9. Samantha Gann (Massapequa)

(2 OF 3 SETS)

(All-NY State) SEMI-FINALS

Kono Suvar

7. Christina Carnovale (Plainedge) 8. Alexa Romano (Locust Valley)

(All County) QUARTER FINALS

Kono

2. Bye

13. Jennifer Fridman (Port Wash.)

Final Standings (Conference II A) Friends Academy ..........................14-0 Cold Spring Harbor ........................11-2 Plainview JFK ..................................9-5 Wheatley ........................................7-7 Manhasset ......................................6-8 Herricks ........................................4-10 North Shore ..................................4-10 Great Neck North ..........................1-13

Final Standings (Conference IV B) Uniondale ........................................9-1 Valley Stream North ........................9-1 Malverne/East Rockaway ................4-3 Hempstead ......................................4-5 Roosevelt ........................................3-7 Westbury ........................................3-7

October 11 and October 12, 2008

6. Rachel Gartner (Lawrence)

Playoffs Semifinals Hewlett 6—Cold Spring Harbor 1 Friends Academy 4—Massapequa 3

Conference IV Conference IV Champion Valley Stream South Playoffs Semifinals Valley Stream South 7—Uniondale 0 Bethpage 6—Valley Stream North 1 Finals Valley Stream South 4—Bethpage 3

Final Standings (Conference IV A) Bethpage ......................................10-0 Valley Stream South ........................8-3 Clarke..............................................7-4 Macarthur........................................4-6 Valley Stream Central ......................2-8 Division Levittown............................0-8

Nassau County Girls High School Singles Championships Oceanside High School

3. Larissa Kavitsky (Hewlett)

Conference II Conference II Champion Friends Academy

Final Standings (Conference III B) Carey/Sewanaka............................12-2 Baldwin ........................................12-3 Wantagh ........................................11-4 Lawrence ........................................8-6 Carle Place ......................................7-7 Calhoun ..........................................5-9 Freeport ........................................2-12 New Hyde Park ..............................0-14

Mehter

Mehter 6-0, 6-0

3rd/4th PLACE: Camhi def Gann 6-3, 6-1

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2008 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RECAP Nassau County Girls Tennis Tournament October 11-October 12 The top three finishers represent Nassau County at the states. Singles Tournament (All-New York State & All-County Honors) Champion............Jordana Kono of Jericho Runner-Up..........................Aylin Mehter of Massapequa Third Place ........................Hannah Camhi of Syosset Fourth Place ................Samantha Gann of Massapequa

All-County Honors (Quarterfinalists) Deana Davoudiasi of South Side Jennifer Friedman of Port Washington Taylor King of Baldwin Lila Martz of Long Beach Doubles Tournament (All-New York State & All-County Honors) Champions ..................Raynor & Raynor of Garden City Runner-Up ................Halstrom & Samlin of Bellmore Third Place................Rubin & Ciavarella of Bellmore Fourth Place ............Szulman & Bourget of Port Washington

All-County Honors (Quarterfinalists) Levine & Weinberg of Cold Spring Harbor Bentz & Tamborino of Massapequa Richman & Bernstein of Roslyn Avelar & Chudasama of Syosset Suffolk County Final Standings Final Standings (Conference I) Half Hollow Hills East ....................13-3 Half Hollow Hills West ....................11-2 Commack ........................................9-3 Hauppauge ......................................3-9 Smithtown East..............................4-10 Kings Park ....................................1-15

Nassau County Girls High School Doubles Championships Oceanside High School October 11 and October 12, 2008 FIRST ROUND (10 GAME PRO-SET)

1. Raynor & Raynor (Garden City) 2. Miller & Paone (Manhasset) 3. Mayer & Zloof (GNS) 4. Katz & Ross (Wheatley) 5. Wee & Petrizullo (Syosset) 6. Zanin & Forman (Oceanside)

SECOND ROUND

(2 OF 3 SETS)

10-1 Mayer & Zloof

10. Madison & Murphy (Mepham)

13. Spitz & Miller (Roslyn) 14. Budd & Wilkins (Friends)

6-0, 6-0

17. Rudotsky & Gordon (Jericho) 18. Hoberman & Shamir (Hewlett)

Gerstman & Ayvazar

Raynor & Raynor 6-1, 6-0 Richman & Bernstein 6-0, 6-1

10-0

Rubin & Ciavarella

Budd & Wilkins

6-4, 7-5

10-7 Rubin & Ciavarella

Rubin & Ciavarella 6-4, 6-4

10-5

Raynor & Raynor

10-0 Chudasama & Avelar

Chudasama & Avelar

Szulman & Bourguet 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Sher & Heisig 11-9

23. Rosen & Portenoy (Lawrence) 24. Szulman & Bourguet (Port Wash.) 25. Ynsinare & Ynsinare (Uniondale) 26. Atkinson & Green (Baldwin)

Szulman & Bourguet

Levine & Weinberg 29. Bernstein & Carlisi (Oceanside) 30. Lazar & Khan (Lynbrook)

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Halstrom & Samlin 6-1, 6-0

6-3, 6-2 Halstrom & Samlin

Lazar & Khan

6-1, 6-0

10-6 Halstrom & Samlin

Final Standings (Conference IV) Connetquot ....................................15-2 Lindenhurst ..................................13-4 Brentwood ....................................12-4 Babylon ........................................11-6 Deer Park ........................................9-7 Central Islip....................................6-10 North Babylon ................................4-12 Copiague ......................................2-14 Amityville ......................................0-16 Final Standings (Conference V) Patchogue-Medford ......................14-3 Bayport-Blue Point ........................11-4 Longwood........................................8-6 Mt. Sinai ..........................................7-8 Middle Country ..............................2-11 Ward Melville ................................1-12 Final Standings (Conference VI) Sachem East..................................11-4 Port Jefferson ..................................9-8 Miller Place......................................9-7 Stony Brook ....................................8-4 Comsewogue ..................................4-9 Bellport..........................................2-10 Sachem North................................0-13 Final Standings (Conference VII) Westhampton ................................13-0 East Hampton/BH ..........................13-3 William Floyd ..................................9-8 Mattituck ........................................5-8 Ross ................................................4-8 Shoreham Wading River ................2-13 Final Standings (Conference VIII) McGann-Mercy ..............................16-1 Southampton ..................................9-4 Eastport/South Manor ......................7-7 Rocky Point......................................8-5 Southold ..........................................4-8 Riverhead ......................................3-10 Hampton Bays ..............................0-12

Levine & Weinberg

10-3

31. Gregory & Gregory (Wheatley) 32. Halstrom & Samlin (Bellmore)

6-3, 6-0

Atkinson & Green

27. Levine & Weinberg (CSH) 28. Gutierrez & Appell (Garden City)

Szulman & Bourguet

10-0

10-0

Final Standings (Conference III) Sayville ..........................................15-0 East Islip ........................................10-4 Islip ................................................9-5 West Islip ........................................9-8 Bayshore ......................................4-10 West Babylon ................................0-12

6-0, 6-2

10-3

21. Sher & Heisig (Friends) 22. Gianetti & Gianetti (Oyster Bay)

6-0, 6-3 WINNER Nasau County Champion

Rudotsky & Gordon

19. Dunn & Longo (Manhasset) 20. Chudasama & Avelar (Syosset)

1-6, 6-0, 6-2

Richman & Bernstein 10-1

(2 OF 3 SETS)

Tamborino & Bentz

10-4

15. Layne & Hochberg (Oyster Bay) 16. Rubin & Ciavarella (Bellmore)

6-0, 6-0 Raynor & Raynor

10-6

NASSAU COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALS SEEDS: 1. Raynor & Raynor (Garden City) 2. Halstrom & Samlin (Bellmore) 3. Szulman & Bourguet (Port Wash.) 4. Richman & Bernstein (Roslyn)

Raynor & Raynor

(default)

11. Gerstman & Ayvazar (Lynbrook) 12. Langone & Michaels (Bethpage)

(2 OF 3 SETS)

Zanin & Forman

Tamborino & Bentz 9. Richman & Bernstein (Roslyn)

(2 OF 3 SETS)

(All-NY State) SEMI-FINALS

Raynor & Raynor

7. Grimes & Cheng (Baldwin) 8. Tamborino & Bentz (Massapequa)

(All County) QUARTER FINALS

Final Standings (Conference II) Northport ......................................10-2 Harborfields ..................................10-1 Huntington ......................................7-5 Walt Whitman ..................................4-7 Elwood/John Glenn ..........................4-8 Smithtown West ............................0-10

Halstrom & Samlin 6-3, 6-0

10-2

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3rd/4th PLACE: Rubin & Ciavarella def Szulman & Bourguet 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-2

Suffolk County Tennis Dinner Awards Winners Key: S=All State (Medal) C=All County (5 X 7) D=All-Division (4 X 6) L=All-League (4 X 6)


Hills East Samantha Elgort(C) Ludmila Yamus(D) Samantha Meliso(D) Zareena Hamrah(D) Melissa Feiner(L) Taylor Freeman(L) Shayna Alper(L) Ali Nemeth(L)

Suffolk County Girls High School Tennis Team Bracket 1. Westhampton

9. William Floyd

Hauppauge Jennifer Kellner(S) 1st singles Julianne Vaccaro(L) Caroline Rienzo(L) Annie Yueh(L)

HH Hills West

13. McGann Mercy HH Hills West 4. HH Hills West 3. HH Hills East

Westhampton CHAMPION

HH Hills East

14. Northport

Commack

11. Bayport BP

7. East Islip

Commack Commack East Islip

10. Patchogue

East Islip

15. Longwood 2. Sayville

Sayville

New York State Girls High School Singles Championships Eastside Racquet Club November 8-November 11, 2008 1. Khmylev

Khmylev

2. Bye 3. Prabhu 4. Kepping

Smithtown East Nicole Daniggelis(S) 3rd singles Sara Finger(D) Madeline Tusa(D) Brittany Varecho(D) Samantha Saia(L) Lisa Marotta (L)

Westhampton East Hampton

12. West Islip

6. Commack

Commack Jenna Lazarus(C) Karen Schuab(C) Kristen Maggio(C) Nicole Garland(C) Brittany Gordon(L) Amanda Castellano(L) Olivia Santoro(L)

Westhampton Islip

8. Islip 5. East Hampton

Hills West Sara Sodine(C) Gabrielle Brooks(C) Carly Siegel(D) Kavya Desai(L) Jaime Kantrowitz(L) Sarah Han(L)

Westhampton

16. Sachem East

5. Philllips 6. Schmitz

Khmylev 6-1, 6-2

Prabhu 6-4, 6-2

Khmylev

Phillips

6-2, 6-3

6-0, 6-3

Phillips

7. Filip

6-1, 6-2

Filip 8. Guzzo 9. Kono 10. Ryan

6-2, 6-2

Khmylev

Kono

6-3, 4-6, 7-5

6-0, 6-0

Kono

11. Daniggelis

Kings Park Elizabeth Creed(D) Tina Lanciotti(L) Addyson Vignola(L) Northport Leah Kepping(S) 2nd singles Brooke Catanzano(D) Daria Morganstern(D) Maggie Russo(L) Mickey Harding(L) Scarlet Nawrocki(L)

12. Scammacca 13. Broderick 14. Uy

6-0, 6-1

Scammacca 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

Kono

Broderick

6-2, 6-2

7-5, 6-0

Broderick

15. Douglas 16. Mehrabyan 17. Hutchinson 18. Bristol

6-3, 6-2

Mehrabyan 6-1, 6-0

Kellner

Bristol

1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-3 WINNER New York State Champion

7-5, 6-0

Mehter

19. Das 20. Mehter

6-0, 6-0

Mehter 6-0, 6-1

Loeb

21. Gleason

6-2, 6-1

Gleason 22. Holbrook

6-4, 6-4

Loeb

23. Frey

Harborfields Samantha Calabro(C) Sara Tane(C) Kim Goidell(L) Christine Carillo(L) Emily Specht(L)

24. Loeb 25. Kandath 26. Minnoe

6-0, 6-0

Kellner

Kandath

6-3, 6-4

6-2, 6-2

Camhi

27. Camhi

6-0, 6-4

Camhi 28. Podias 29. Grad

Huntington Erin Brown(D) Kate Ackerman(D) Sara Lustberg(L)

6-2, 6-2

Loeb

30. Vidrascu

7-5, 6-4

Kellner

Grad

6-1, 6-1

6-2, 7-5

Kellner

31. Bye 32. Kellner

6-3, 6-0

Kellner Phillips Broderick

Walt Whitman Kristina Maimis(L) Jennifer Smith(L)

3rd/4th PLACE: Loeb def Kono 1-6, 6-2, 6-2

5th/6th PLACE: Broderick 2-6, 6-4, 6-3

Mehter Mehter Camhi

Mehter 6-2, 7-5

6-1, 6-0

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2008 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RECAP John Glenn Jessica Nowak(L) Samantha Spring(L) Sayville Kara Caufield(S) 1st doubles Jordan Lite(S) 1st doubles Colette Lankowitz(C) Lauren Skolnick(C) Nadine Ebo(D) Cynthia Cheng(L) Carolyn Hartman(L) Lauren Russo(L) Elizabeth Stroehlein(L) Meredith Yusko(L)

East Islip Molly McLean(C) Morgan Daley(C) Monica Lobo(C) Justine Diesu(C) Devin Tracy(C) Samantha Citler(C) Marissa Koopman(L) Elaina Tornincaso(L) Rachel Scarola(L) Courtney Fitt(L) Islip Chelsea Haedrich(C) Katie Ryan(C) Brynn Hanrahan(L)

Maggie Lessing(L) Emeline Velten(L)

Connetquot Megan Ali(L) Carolyn Kiriakos(L) Shannon Ward(L)

West Islip Daniela Cassataro(L) Christine Ibriham(L) Sheri Hellberg(L)

Lindenhurst Lesley Cerniglia(L) Olivia Szyszko(L) Shannon Dwyer(L)

Bay Shore Cassie Davidson(D) Brittany Sanders(D) Grace Wood(D) Shannon DeCamp(L) Sarah McLoughlin(L)

Brentwood Katherine Trujillo(L) Ashley Garrett(L) Sydnee Gonzalez(L)

New York State Girls High School Doubles Championships Eastside Racquet Club November 8-November 11, 2008 1. Raynor & Raynor

3. Belardinelli & Roach 4. Rosca-Sipot & Marden 5. Scriber & Comins 6. Mori & Mori

Raynor & Raynor Rosca-Sipot & Marden

Raynor & Raynor

Mori & Mori

6-1, 6-2

6-4, 6-1 Bonfiglio & Austin

9. Halstrom & Samlin 10. Mistretta & Lovrinceuic

13. Caulfield & Lite 14. Grigoryeva & Julano

17. Lubniewski & Schoone 18. Ciavarella & Rubin

Halstrom & Samlin

6-3, 6-0

6-0, 6-0 DiPaulo & Caruso

Halstrom & Samlin

6-4, 6-0

Halstrom & Samlin 6-0, 6-2

6-3, 6-1 Mehrabyan & Burdett

Caufield & Lite 6-2, 6-0

6-4, 6-4

Raynor & Raynor

Ciavarella & Rubin

6-0, 7-5 WINNER New York State Champion

6-4, 6-2 Pottish & Kantor

Pottish & Kantor 6-2, 6-1

6-1, 6-2

Lorentz & Illiev

21. Strong & Buchanan 6-3, 6-0

23. Braiman & Wicks 24. Lorentz & Iliev 25. Bjork & Mangona 26. Ventimiglia & Eng

Lorentz & Illiev

Lorentz & Illiev 6-3, 6-1

Uhrinec & Fletcher 29. Hann & Haupt 30. Tamoshunas & Rubenstein

Uhrinec & Fletcher 6-3, 6-4

6-4, 6-1

Sato & Sato

Hann & Haupt

6-2, 6-1

3-6, 6-3, 6-2

31. Bye 32. Sato & Sato

6-0, 6-0

6-0, 6-0

27. Mathews & Robinson 28. Uhrinee & Fletcher

Lorentz & Illiev

Bjork & Mangona 6-4, 6-1

Sato & Sato

Sato & Sato

3rd/4th PLACE: Halstrom & Samlin def Sato & Sato 6-2, 6-0

6-2, 6-4 Mori & Mori Caufield & Lite

5th/6th PLACE: Caufield & Lite 6-4, 6-1

Pottish & Kantor Pottish & Kantor Uhrinec & Fletcher

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Sportsmanship Awards 1. Elizabeth Creed 2. Amanda Rosen 3. Molly McLean 4. Val Kamath 5. Patricia Skrzypek 6. Erin Pipe 7. Yulia Malitshaia 8. Katie Thomas

6-2, 6-1

Peda & Ackerman 22. Peda & Ackerman

North Babylon Tedi Politano(L) Tracy Enners(L) Copaigue Maura Nahrevar(L) Rukaya Hamadama(L)

6-1, 6-1

Caulfield & Lite

19. Rusk & Manuel 20. Pottish & Kantor

Mori & Mori 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 Raynor & Raynor

15. Mehrabyan & Burdett 16. Fleckenstein & Boro

Central Islip Taylor Danzy(D) Adrienne Ming(L) Carissa Davis(L)

6-1, 6-3

11. DiPaulo & Caruso 12. Crummy & Coyle

6-2, 6-1

6-1, 6-2

7. Bonfiglio & Austin 8. Vizgaitis & Welker

Babylon Julianne Nugent(L) Laurie Busch(L) Deer Park Aanika Lal(L) Zaera Nazir(L)

Raynor & Raynor

2. Bye

West Babylon Brianna Waszak(L) Megan McShane(L)

Long Island Tennis Magazine • January/February 2009

6-1, 6-2

Caufield & Lite 6-4, 6-1

Coach of the Year Award Legaue 1-Tom DePelteau( HHHE) League 2-Peter Quinn (Northport) League 3-Kevin Lewis (West Islip) League 4-Amy Cohen (Connetquot) Legaue 5-Steve Molinaro (PatchogueMedford) League 6-Meredith Dragonette (Sachem East) League 7-John Czartosieski (West Hampton) Legaue 8-Mike Clauberg (McGannMercy)


2008 GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL RECAP

gallery

photo

The Nassau County Team of Hannah Camhi, Aylin Mehter, Jacqueline Raynor, Kelsey Raynor, Andrea Samlin, Amanda Halstrom, Jessie Rubin and Brittany Ciavarella gather for a photo

Chris Horgan (left) and Todd Nelson (right) with New York State Doubles Champs Kelsey and Jacqueline Raynor of Garden City

Nassau County Singles Champion Jordana Kono from Jericho smiles for a photo

New York State Singles Champ Jenifer Kellner of Hauppauge

Chris Horgan (left) and Todd Nelson (right) with New York State Fifth Place Singles Winner Aylin Mehter of Massapequa

New York State Championship Fourth Place Winner Jordana Kono of Jericho (center) with Chris Horgan (left) and Todd Nelson (right)

The top four singles finishers at the Nassau County Championships: Fourth Place Winner Samantha Gann from Massapequa, Second Place Winner Aylin Mehter from Massapequa, Nassau County Champion Jordana Kono from Jericho and Third Place Winner Hannah Camhi from Syosset

The New York State Championship Fifth Place Doubles Team of Kara Caulfield and Jordan Lite from Sayville

Nassau County and State Doubles Champs Jacqueline and Kelsey Raynor from Garden City

State Coordinator Chris Horgan (far left) and NYPHSAA Assistant Director Todd Nelson (far right) congratulate the New York State Championship Third Place Doubles Team of Amanda Halstrom & Andrea Samlin of Bellmore

The top four doubles finishers at the Nassau County Championships: Jessica Rubin & Brittany Ciavarella from Bellmore; Andrea Samlin & Amanda Halstrom from Bellmore; Jacqueline Raynor & Kelsey Raynor from Garden City; and Emily Szulman & Adrienne Bourget from Port Washington Long Island Tennis Magazine • January/February 2009

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LONG Boys & Girls Long Island Rankings (as of 11/24/08) BOYS Long Island Boys 10 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Andrew Walsh ........................St. James, N.Y. 2 ........Curran Varma ..........................Manhasset, N.Y. 3 ........Nasser Abdel Ghaffar ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 4 ........Titus Syon Sung ......................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 5 ........Rajan Jai Vohra........................Glen Head, N.Y. 6 ........Zane Siddiqui ..........................West Babylon, N.Y. 7 ........Sohil Mohan ............................Roslyn, N.Y. 8 ........Christian Moyer Ardito ............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 9 ........Brian Shi ................................Jericho, N.Y. 10 ......Alan Delman............................Great Neck, N.Y. 11 ......Giancarlo Cavallero..................West Hempstead, N.Y. 12 ......Logan Beckerman ..................East Norwich, N.Y. 13 ......Daniel Shleimovich..................Merrick, N.Y. 14 ......Justin Park ..............................Huntington, N.Y. 15 ......Tyler Ng ..................................Great Neck, N.Y. 16 ......Nikhil Raj ................................Locust Valley, N.Y. 17 ......Andy Zhou ..............................Commack, N.Y. 18 ......Chris Kuhnle............................aShoreham, N.Y. 19 ......Kevin Alec Kowalsky................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 20 ......Roger Eugene Millman ............Remsenburg, N.Y. 21 ......Terrill Cole Barnard..................Mill Neck, N.Y. 22 ......Ian Friedman ..........................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 23 ......Noah Reisch............................Floral Park, N.Y. 24 ......Eric J. Schissel ........................Port Washington, N.Y. 25 ......Aren Forman ..........................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 26 ......Keegan James Morris..............Franklin Square, N.Y. 27 ......Trippie Franz............................Water Mill, N.Y. 28 ......Garrett Malave ........................Laurel, N.Y. 29 ......Bryant J. Born ........................Manhasset, N.Y. 30 ......Jordan Michael Bennett ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. 31 ......Stephen Gruppuso ..................Bayport, N.Y. 32 ......Daniel Cohen ..........................Great Neck, N.Y. 33 ......Oliver Ridgley Green ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 34 ......Kyle Hudson Gower ................Oceanside, N.Y. 35 ......Joey Austin..............................Hewlett, N.Y. 36 ......Ian Bank..................................Old Westbury, N.Y. 37 ......Finbar Talcott ..........................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 38 ......Michael Medvedev ..................Oceanside, N.Y. 39 ......David Ammendola ..................Massapequa, N.Y. 40 ......George Carmi ..........................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 41 ......Justin Cole Princer ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 42 ....Ronald P. Hohmann..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 43 ......Benjamin Tenner......................Roslyn, N.Y. 44 ......Joseph Carney ........................Locust Valley, N.Y. 45 ......Kyle Thomas Jeran ..................Islip, N.Y. 46 ......Blake Shaevitz ........................Glen Head, N.Y. 47 ......James Grad ............................Westhampton, N.Y. 48 ......Ethan Nussdorf........................Old Westbury, N.Y. 49 ......Javier A. Gatica ......................Port Washington, N.Y. 50 ......Matthew G. Levine ..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 51 ......Athell Patrick Bennett ..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 52 ......Daniel Khodosh ......................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 53 ......William Dzanoucakis ..............Hampton Bays, N.Y. 54 ......Alexander Reiley......................Manorville, N.Y. 55 ......Kyle Galin ................................Roslyn, N.Y. 56 ......Justin Barry ............................Lido Beach, N.Y. Long Island Boys 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Andrew J. Bentz ......................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 2 ........Drew F. Feldman......................Port Washington, N.Y. 3 ........Cooper Spector-Salwen ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 4 ........Aaron Nussdorf........................Old Westbury, N.Y. 5 ........Daniel Grunberger ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 6 ........Matthew R. Demichiel ............Hewlett, N.Y. 7 ........Christopher White....................Garden City, N.Y. 8 ........Andrew Walsh ........................St. James, N.Y. 9 ........Hunter Lee ..............................Great Neck, N.Y. 10 ......Philip Foo ................................Great Neck, N.Y. 11 ......Palmer T. Clare ........................North Bellmore, N.Y. 12 ......Faran Nazir..............................Deer Park, N.Y. 13 ......Justin Park ..............................Huntington, N.Y. 14 ......Jacob Ross Pion......................Roslyn, N.Y. 15 ......Kevin Cino ..............................East Quogue, N.Y. 16 ......Sahil Massand ........................Woodbury, N.Y. 17 ......Josh Young..............................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 18 ......Addison J. Berniker ................Woodbury, N.Y. 19 ......Jake T. Gans............................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 20 ......John C. Knight ........................East Northport, N.Y. 21 ......Mohan, Rishabh ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 22 ......Alec Tuckey ............................Melville, N.Y. 23 ......Kyle Alper................................Dix Hills, N.Y. 24 ......Jonathan Paris ........................Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 25 ......Jeffrey G. Cherkin....................Melville, N.Y. 26 ......Brian W. Slivonik......................Oyster Bay, N.Y.

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27 ......Jeremy Dubin..........................Southampton, N.Y. 28 ......Austin Langrock ......................Stony Brook, N.Y. 29 ......Conor Daniel Jeran..................Islip, N.Y. 30 ......Michael Schwitzer ..................Old Westbury, N.Y. 31 ......Brett Edelblum ........................Roslyn, N.Y. 32 ......Eric Wagner ............................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 33 ......Nikhil Raj ................................Locust Valley, N.Y. 34 ......Henry Tell ................................Woodbury, N.Y. 35 ......Max Kramer ............................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 36 ......Mitchell Ostrovsky ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 37 ......Jake Dylan Delouya ................Melville, N.Y. 38 ......Danile David Kafka ..................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 39 ......Alex Brebenel ..........................Glen Head, N.Y. 40 ......Zane Siddiqui ..........................West Babylon, N.Y. 41 ......Christian Moyer Ardito ............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 42 ......Daniel Shleimovich..................Merrick, N.Y. 43 ......Kevin Alec Kowalsky................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 44 ......Michael A. Vera........................Bethpage, N.Y. 45 ......Adam Schutzman ....................Bellmore, N.Y. 46 ......Daniel Sliwowski ....................Islip, N.Y. 47 ......Vincent P. Thompson................Massapequa, N.Y. 48 ......Matthew Vermont Kantor ........Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 49 ......Marc Jesse Chehebar..............Roslyn, N.Y. 50 ......Robby A. Karson ......................Hewlett, N.Y. 51 ......Ty Stone ..................................Centerport, N.Y. 52 ......Steven Marzagalli....................Patchogue, N.Y. 53 ......David Binler ............................East Northport, N.Y. 54 ......Evan Kober..............................Wantagh, N.Y. 55 ......Benjami Rosen ........................Port Washington, N.Y. 56 ......Andrew Reiley ........................Manorville, N.Y. 57 ......Caleb Van Loon........................Port Washington, N.Y. 58 ......Brenden Andrew Volk ..............Dix Hills, N.Y. 59 ......Gonzalo E. Mocorrea................Locust Valley, N.Y. 60 ......Michael J. Nelson ....................Manhasset, N.Y. 61 ......Robert James Gavigan ............Garden City, N.Y. 62 ......Russell Edelbaum....................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 63 ......Oliver Ridgley Green ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 64 ......Chirag A. Doshi........................Sands Point, N.Y. 65 ......Justin Scott Feder ..................Bellmore, N.Y. 66 ......Justin Cole Princer ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 67 ......Leland Johnmurdock Murrin....Shelter Island Heights, N.Y. 68 ......Michael Friedlich ....................Great Neck, N.Y. 69 ......Bryant J. Born ........................Manhasset, N.Y. 70 ......Teddy B. Smith ........................Locust Valley, N.Y. 71 ......Michael J. Schumer ................Syosset, N.Y. 72 ......Jonathan C. Staudigel..............Northport, N.Y. 73 ......Raymond Zhao ........................Great Neck, N.Y. 74 ......Seth Moreida ..........................Hewlett, N.Y. 75 ......Giancarlo Cavallero..................West Hempstead, N.Y. Long Island Boys 14 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Trevor S. Mitchel......................East Meadow, N.Y. 2 ........Sloan Millman ........................Woodmere, N.Y. 3 ........Michael Freilich ......................Lawrence, N.Y. 4 ........Stephen Peng..........................Woodbury, N.Y. 5 ........Jason A. Fruchter ....................Lawrence, N.Y. 6 ........JT Esposito..............................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 7 ........Gabriel P. Lazar........................Hewlett, N.Y. 8 ........Henry D. Lee ..........................Sag Harbor, N.Y. 9 ........Matthew R. Demichiel ............Hewlett, N.Y. 10 ......Brendan Henry ........................Massapequa, N.Y. 11 ......Ryan Marcus ..........................Merrick, N.Y. 12 ......Darren James Reisch ..............Floral Park, N.Y. 13 ......Drew F. Feldman......................Port Washington, N.Y. 14 ......Adam Fishelberg ....................Plainview, N.Y. 15 ......Clark D. Ruiz............................Glen Head, N.Y. 16 ......Eric Sumanaru ........................Middle Island, N.Y. 17 ......Paul Abrudescu ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 18 ......Ethan Hayden Handa ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 19 ......Evan Ross Siedman ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 20 ......Harrison R. Digia......................Manhasset, N.Y. 21 ......Brandon T. Stone ....................Melville, N.Y. 22 ......Dylan Hobbs Appel ..................Locust Valley, N.Y. 23 ......Benjamin Q. King ....................East Meadow, N.Y. 24 ......Christopher J. Hunter ..............Huntington, N.Y. 25 ......Alex J. Fontini..........................Syosset, N.Y. 26 ......Dennis Uspensky ....................Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 27 ......Eric Chalif................................Huntington, N.Y. 28 ......Michael R. Lem ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 29 ......Seth K. Kornfeld ......................Jericho, N.Y. 30 ......Brian Chalif ............................Huntington, N.Y. 31 ......Christian Oliver Damour ..........Hauppauge, N.Y. 32 ......Ben Freeberg ..........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 33 ......Andrew Bienstock ..................Hewlett, N.Y. 34 ......Davin Garcia............................Freeport, N.Y. 35 ......Zach Leighton ........................Jericho, N.Y. 36 ......Aaron Nussdorf........................Old Westbury, N.Y. 37 ......Kesar Virendra Shah ................Great Neck, N.Y. 38 ......Addison J. Berniker ................Woodbury, N.Y. 39 ......Ofir Solomon ..........................Plainview, N.Y.

Long Island Tennis Magazine • January/February 2009

RANKINGS

40 ......Sean Jagi Chhugani ................Roslyn, N.Y. 41 ......Chris Casamassima ................Franklin Square, N.Y. 42 ......Ryan White..............................Wantagh, N.Y. 43 ......Mark Daniel Temporal..............Carle Place, N.Y. 44 ......Matthew Kline ........................Roslyn, N.Y. 45 ......Zachary F. Stephan..................Sayville, N.Y. 46 ......Lamar Remy............................Roslyn, N.Y. 47 ......John P. D’Alessandro ..............Northport, N.Y. 48 ......Sander Brenner ......................Port Washington, N.Y. 49 ......Austin P. Davidow ....................Glen Head, N.Y. 50 ......Nick Bauer ..............................Great River, N.Y. 51 ......Aaron D. Lewis ........................Jericho, N.Y. 52 ......Conor A. Dauer ........................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 53 ......Rishabh Mohan ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 54 ......Benjamin Pleat ........................Roslyn, N.Y. 55 ......Nick Watson ............................Locust Valley, N.Y. 56 ......Josh Young..............................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 57 ......Marcell Rengifo ......................Copiague, N.Y. 58 ......Jake A. Barach ........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 59 ......Erik Johann Lobben ................Glen Head, N.Y. 60 ......Guanlongrichard Chen ............Northport, N.Y. 61 ......Joshua Williams Gordon ..........Hicksville, N.Y. 62 ......Benjamin Rosen ......................Port Washington, N.Y. 63 ......Eric M. Ross ............................Roslyn, N.Y. 64 ......Jeremy Dubin..........................Southampton, N.Y. 65 ......Prashant Kota..........................South Setauket, N.Y. 66 ......Douglas Notaris ......................Wantagh, N.Y. 67 ......Lucas Adler Viccellio................St. James, N.Y. 68 ......Patrick J. O’Hara ....................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 69 ......John C. Knight ........................East Northport, N.Y. 70 ......Benjamin Hwang ....................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 71 ......Marc Kabigting........................East Meadow, N.Y. 72 ......Daniel Sliwowski ....................Islip, N.Y. 73 ......Sam A. Frey ............................Roslyn, N.Y. 74 ......Jeremy Morgenbesser ............Bayport, N.Y. 75 ......Steven Marzagalli....................Patchogue, N.Y. Long Island Boys 16 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Jason Hubsher ........................Sands Point, N.Y. 2 ........Richard Sipala ........................Quogue, N.Y. 3 ........Sloan Millman ........................Woodmere, N.Y. 4 ........JT Esposito..............................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 5 ........Dylan Matthew Roberts ..........Holtsville, N.Y. 6 ........Jason A. Fruchter ....................Lawrence, N.Y. 7 ........Blake Buller ............................Great Neck, N.Y. 8 ........Zachary Daniel Krischer ..........Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. 9 ........Matthew J. Celentano..............Islip, N.Y. 10 ......Christopher Sica......................Wantagh, N.Y. 11 ......Eric Sumanaru ........................Middle Island, N.Y. 12 ......Jason Quintana ......................Bethpage, N.Y. 13 ......Eric Dietsche ..........................Bay Shore, N.Y. 14 ......Darren James Reisch ..............Floral Park, N.Y. 15 ......Kenneth Gaudio ......................Miller Place, N.Y. 16 ......Dylan Quintana........................Bethpage, N.Y. 17 ......Brett Uslaner ..........................Oceanside, N.Y. 18 ......Paul Abrudescu ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 19 ......Zachary Rotter ........................Melville, N.Y. 20 ......Brendan Henry ........................Massapequa, N.Y. 21 ......Shane B. Liebenthal ................Old Westbury, N.Y. 22 ......Patrick Brosnan ......................Garden City, N.Y. 23 ......Dylan Marsh............................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 24 ......Matthew Imbo ........................Islip, N.Y. 25 ......Matthew J. Richards................Bayport, N.Y. 26 ......Christian Olivier Damour..........Hauppauge, N.Y. 27 ......Bobby Seaman ........................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 28 ......Adam Fishelberg ....................Plainview, N.Y. 29 ......Max Tcherevik ........................East Setauket, N.Y. 30 ......Harrison R. Digia......................Manhasset, N.Y. 31 ......Ignacio Casali..........................Farmingdale, N.Y. 32 ......Richard A. Ferguson ................Franklin Square, N.Y. 33 ......Constantinos L. Papavasiliou ......Roslyn, N.Y. 34 ......Christian Thomas Thienel ........East Quogue, N.Y. 35 ......Gregory Krolikowski ................Massapequa, N.Y. 36 ......Michael T. Puntillo....................Sands Point, N.Y. 37 ......Louis Stanley Rosenfield..........Holtsville, N.Y. 38 ......Philip J. Lepper........................Hewlett, N.Y. 39 ......Jared Drzal..............................West Sayville, N.Y. 40 ......Amit Badlani............................Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 41 ......Benjamin Q. King ....................East Meadow, N.Y. 42 ......Casey M. Schnabel..................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 43 ......Casey James Mallia ................Northport, N.Y. 44 ......Christopher J. Hunter ..............Huntington, N.Y. 45 ......Danny S. Kat ..........................Jericho, N.Y. 46 ......Jack Keenan ..........................Water Mill, N.Y. 47 ......Dennis Uspensky ....................Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 48 ......Alan S. Pleat............................Roslyn, N.Y. 49 ......Nima Moshtagh ......................Commack, N.Y. 50 ......Philip Daniel Antohi..................Glen Head, N.Y. 51 ......Alex S. Werman ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 52 ......Yuval Calev..............................Setauket, N.Y.

53 ......Jonathan W. Wilfinger ..............East Islip, N.Y. 54 ......Michael Mattana......................Syosset, N.Y. 55 ......Matthew Zuckerman ..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 56 ......Gregory Lumpkin ....................Port Washington, N.Y. 57 ......Sameer Massand ....................Woodbury, N.Y. 58 ......James Nandalal Prasad ..........Lindenhurst, N.Y. 59 ......Steven Ferrantello ..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 60 ......Luca Vigorelli ..........................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 61 ......Brandon T. Stone ....................Melville, N.Y. 62 ......Judd Bahoui ............................Long Beach, N.Y. 63 ......Lee Ditkoff ..............................Mill Neck, N.Y. 64 ......Christopher Brian Merlo ..........Garden City, N.Y. 65 ......Michael R. Lem ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 66 ......Matthew Kline ........................Roslyn, N.Y. 67 ......Alex Gregory Kerman ..............Setauket, N.Y. 68 ......Ryan Zuckerman ....................Valley Stream, N.Y. 69 ......Thomas Fischl ........................Huntington, N.Y. 70 ......Matthew K. Ross ....................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 71 ......Justin Ziccardi ........................Islip, N.Y. 72 ......Tamir E. Malnick......................Great Neck, N.Y. 73 ......Kevin A. Burgess......................Freeport, N.Y. 74 ......Kyle Sutter ..............................Manhasset, N.Y. 75 ......Nicholas A. Masotto ................East Islip, N.Y. Long Island Boys 18 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Bruce T. Grant..........................Glen Head, N.Y. 2 ........Jason Hubsher ........................Sands Point, N.Y. 3 ........Evan Pincus ............................East Meadow, N.Y. 4 ........Dylan Matthew Roberts ..........Holtsville, N.Y. 5 ........Lin Ochoa................................West Hempstead, N.Y. 6 ........Eric Dietsche ..........................Bay Shore, N.Y. 7 ........Matthew J. Celentano..............Islip, N.Y. 8 ........Christopher Sica......................Wantagh, N.Y. 9 ........Stephan Tolila..........................Bellmore, N.Y. 10 ......Suraj Pyla................................Carle Place, N.Y. 11 ......Kevin Francfort........................Islip, N.Y. 12 ......Alex Tropiano ..........................Syosset, N.Y. 13 ......Matthew Imbo ........................Islip, N.Y. 14 ......Herman Singh ........................Syosset, N.Y. 15 ......Sloan Millman ........................Woodmere, N.Y. 16 ......Brandon J. Burns ....................Wheatley Heights, N.Y. 17 ......Jay G. Rizzuto..........................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 18 ......Michael Lessing ......................Islip, N.Y. 19 ......Brett Byron..............................Dix Hills, N.Y. 20 ......Richard A. Ferguson ................Franklin Square, N.Y. 21 ......Paul R. Wirkowski....................Glen Cove, N.Y. 22 ......Gary Gaudio ............................Miller Place, N.Y. 23 ......Andrew Joseph Freedman ......Great Neck, N.Y. 24 ......Hamil K. Babb..........................Uniondale, N.Y. 25 ......Ryan Fitzgerald........................East Williston, N.Y. 26 ......David Lange ............................Great Neck, N.Y. 27 ......Jack Keenan ..........................Water Mill, N.Y. 28 ......Peter C. Colgan........................Nesconset, N.Y. 29 ......Andrew Feiner ........................Huntington, N.Y. 30 ......Eric Rubin................................Lido Beach, N.Y. 31 ......Jonathan Needle ....................West Hempstead, N.Y. 32 ......David Menkov ........................Oceanside, N.Y. 33 ......Sahil S. Ishar ..........................Great Neck, N.Y. 34 ......Alex Bessarabov......................Lindenhurst, N.Y. 35 ......Joshua Cohen ........................Port Washington, N.Y. 36 ......Justin Ziccardi ........................Islaip, N.Y. 37 ......Brian Hui ................................East Meadow, N.Y. 38 ......Zachary M. Mitchell ................Woodmere, N.Y. 39 ......Tamir E. Malnick......................Great Neck, N.Y. 40 ......Christopher J. Hunter ..............Huntington, N.Y. 41 ......James Nandalal Prasad ..........Lindenhurst, N.Y. 42 ......Dylan Marsh............................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 43 ......Bradley M. Wasser ..................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 44 ......Jonathan W. Wilfinger ..............East Islip, N.Y. 45 ......Amit Badlani............................Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 46 ......Phillip S. Iannuzzo ..................Woodbury, N.Y. 47 ......Adrian Lanigan ........................North Babylon, N.Y. 48 ......Jesse L. Lubow ......................Merrick, N.Y. 49 ......Jeffrey Delman........................Old Westbury, N.Y. 50 ......Michael L. Rothstein ................Plainview, N.Y. 51 ......Richard Sipala ........................Quogue, N.Y. 52 ......Bobby Seaman ........................Rockville Centre, N.Y. GIRLS Long Island Girls 10 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Celeste Rose Matute................Amityville, N.Y. 2 ........Jeannie Lozowski....................Amityville, N.Y. 3 ........Katie Jane Cirella ....................Woodbury, N.Y 4 ........Ashley Bespechny ..................Hewlett, N.Y. 5 ........Elena Nitsa Maria Nastasi........Bayville, N.Y. 6 ........Vanessa Scott..........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 7 ........Alexa Graham..........................Garden City, N.Y. 8 ........Kelsey Shields ........................Old Westbury, N.Y. 9 ........Claire Handa............................Rockville Centre, N.Y.


LONG 10 ......Caitlin Cosme ..........................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 11 ......Courtney Kowalsky..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 12 ......Marissa Luchs ........................Roslyn, N.Y. 13 ......Stephanie Chikvashvili ............Syosset, N.Y. 14 ......Rachel Brenner........................Long Beach, N.Y. 15 ......Olivia Stegner..........................Massapequa, N.Y. 16 ......Jessica Ammendola ................Massapequa, N.Y. 17 ......Hannah Rosalie Dayton............East Hampton, N.Y. 18 ......Emma Alexis Weinberg ............Port Washington, N.Y. 19 ......Taylor S. Cosme ......................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 20 ......Jasmine Olivia Abidi ................Glen Head, N.Y. 21 ......Samantha L. Lessen ................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 22 ......Dominique Woinarowski ..........Syosset, N.Y. 23 ......Ashley Lessen ........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 24 ......Meghan Newton ......................Carle Place, N.Y. Long Island Girls 12 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Claudia M. Ruiz ......................Glen Head, N.Y. 2 ........Olivia C. Funk ..........................Hicksville, N.Y. 3 ........Morgan Kelly Herrmann ..........Garden City, N.Y. 4 ........Megan M. Tamborino ..............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 5 ........Rachel Gastaldo ......................Syosset, N.Y. 6 ........Brittany Burke ........................Garden City, N.Y. 7 ........Campbell Howe ......................Locust Valley, N.Y. 8 ........Nicole Giannetti ......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 9 ........Emma R. Brezel ......................Port Washington, N.Y. 10 ......Zenat Rashidzada....................Dix Hills, N.Y. 11 ......Jeannie Lozowski....................Amityville, N.Y. 12 ......Lauren Ann Livingston ............Sands Point, N.Y. 13 ......Michelle Vancura ....................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 14 ......Cameron Leigh Moskol............Wantagh, N.Y. 15 ......Aimee N. Manfredo..................Shoreham, N.Y. 16 ......Shanice Nadia Arthur ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 17 ......Ola Mally ................................Franklin Square, N.Y. 18 ......Alexandra Lipps ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 19 ......Rithika D. Reddy......................Syosset, N.Y. 20 ......Ariana J. Hwang ......................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 21 ......Danielle Giannetti ....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 22 ......Elena Nitsa Maria Nastasi........Bayville, N.Y. 23 ......Rebecca S. Layne....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 24 ......Sunaina Vohra ........................Glen Head, N.Y. 25 ......Emily K. Morgenbesser............Bayport, N.Y. 26 ......Jukia Ciardullo ........................Locust Valley, N.Y. 27 ......Katie Jean Cirella ....................Woodbury, N.Y. 28 ......Michele Sheila Lehat ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 29 ......Olivia Watman ........................Hewlett, N.Y. 30 ......Skyy McGeachy Campbell ......Huntington, N.Y. 31 ......Karen A. Serina........................Islip Terrace, N.Y. 32 ......Annelise Meyding ....................Port Washington, N.Y. 33 ......Celeste Rose Matute................Amityville, N.Y. 34 ......Rachel L. Mintz........................Roslyn, N.Y. 35 ......Hayley Bester ..........................Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 36 ......Stefanie Ebo............................Sayville, N.Y. 37 ......Noa Alexandra Dubin ..............Southampton, N.Y. 38 ......Carolina Keating ......................Huntington, N.Y. 39 ......Taylor Brant ............................Shoreham, N.Y. 40 ......Madison Courtney Appel..........Locust Valley, N.Y. 41 ......Ashley Bespechny ..................Hewlett, N.Y. 42 ......Carolina Elizabeth Mocorrea ....Locust Valley, N.Y. 43 ......Victoria Macchia......................Seaford, N.Y. 44 ......Alexandra Dananberg ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 45 ......Isabella Pascucci ....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 46 ......Dominique Woinarowski ..........Syosset, N.Y. 47 ......Alix Michele Katz ....................Plainview, N.Y. 48 ......Charlotte A. Doran ..................Old Brookville, N.Y. 49 ......Tyler P. Hartmeyer....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 50 ......Marissa Luchs ........................Roslyn, N.Y. 51 ......Courtney A. Digia ....................Manhasset, N.Y. 52 ......Sarah Han ..............................Dix Hills, N.Y. 53 ......Lisa Jouravleva ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 54 ......Caitlin M. Cosme ....................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 55 ......Danielle Chaluts ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 55 ......Holly Hubsher..........................Sands Point, N.Y. Long Island Girls 14 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Marysa Walsh..........................St. James, N.Y. 2 ........Ruth Freilich............................Lawrence, N.Y. 3 ........Jessica Sickles........................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 4 ........Alexandra L. Bentz ..................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 5 ........Bianca Posa ............................Valley Stream, N.Y. 6 ........Robin R. Mehta........................Manhasset, N.Y. 7 ........Missy Edelblum ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 8 ........Alexandra Gerin ......................Glen Cove, N.Y. 9 ........Michelle Graziosi ....................East Northport, N.Y. 10 ......Lindsay Hochberg....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 11 ......Olivia Bahou ............................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 12 ......Devlin-Ann Ammendola ..........Massapequa, N.Y. 13 ......Zoe B. Lesperance ..................Southampton, N.Y. 14 ......Rachel Shenker ......................Rockville Centre, N.Y.

ISLAND

15 ......Veronika Paikin........................Valley Stream, N.Y. 16 ......Betty Ma..................................Dix Hills, N.Y. 17 ......Karen Singer ..........................Setauket, N.Y. 18 ......Remy May Kneski....................Westhampton, N.Y. 19 ......Jennifer C. Ferguson................Franklin Square, N.Y. 20 ......Jordan C. Dubin ......................Southampton, N.Y. 21 ......Erica Bundrick ........................Mattituck, N.Y. 22 ......Megan M.Tamborino................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 23 ......Alyssa Lavin ............................Glen Head, N.Y. 24 ......Amanda Marie Gaimaro ..........Lynbrook, N.Y. 25 ......Ola Mally ................................Franklin Square, N.Y. 26 ......Danielle Giannetti ....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 27 ......Lauren Wagner........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 28 ......Corinne D. Cawley ..................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 29 ......Sunaina Vohra ........................Glen Head, N.Y. 30 ......Jennifer A. Carnovale ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 31 ......Anna Poslusny ........................Centerport , N.Y. 32 ......Laurel Rolnick ........................Old Westbury, N.Y. 33 ......Rachel Gastaldo ......................Syosset, N.Y. 34 ......Taylor Rose Anderson ..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 35 ......Haley Ann Schoeck..................Quogue, N.Y. 36 ......Leah Green..............................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 37 ......Laura Torsiello ........................Bayport, N.Y. 38 ......Daria Schieferstein ..................Sag Harboir, N.Y. 39 ......Gabriella Nicole Leon ..............Woodmere, N.Y. 40 ......Nicole A. Daniggelis ................St. James, N.Y. 41 ......Claudia M. Ruiz ......................Glen Head, N.Y. 42 ......Kylie Mullins............................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 43 ......Kate C. Weidenman ................Syosset, N.Y. 44 ......Karishma Ramesh Tank ..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 45 ......Charlotte Camacho..................Southampton, N.Y. 46 ......Carolina Araskog ....................Locust Valley, N.Y. 47 ......Rachel Murillo ........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 48 ......Madison Battaglia....................Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 49 ......Cameron Leigh Moskol............Wantagh, N.Y. 50 ......Jessica Schmidt ......................Commack, N.Y. 51 ......Zareena Hamrah......................Melville, N.Y. 52 ......Mary C. Harding ......................Northport, N.Y. 53 ......Emily Bennett..........................Port Washington, N.Y. 54 ......Julie D. Paone ........................Manhasset, N.Y. 55 ......Lindsay R. Thomas ..................Commack, N.Y. 56 ......Taylor Brant ............................Shoreham, N.Y. 57 ......Shannon Chadha ....................Jericho, N.Y. 58 ......Maggie S. Lessing ..................Islip, N.Y. 59 ......Alexa Froccaro ........................Sands Point, N.Y. 60 ......Aimee Manfredo......................Shoreham, N.Y. 61 ......Carolina Elizabeth Mocorrea ....Locust Valley, N.Y. 62 ......Hannah Goldman ....................West Hempstead, N.Y. 63 ......Kymberly Jordan Corley ..........Huntington, N.Y. 64 ......Sara M. Tane ..........................Huntington, N.Y. 65 ......Samantha Sklar ......................Syosset, N.Y. 66 ......Amanda L. Bishop ..................Woodbury, N.Y. 67 ......Devin A. Tracy..........................Great River, N.Y. 68 ......Melissa Courtney Siller ............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 69 ......Kathryn Herburger ..................Manhasset, N.Y. 70 ......Jennifer Glukhman ..................Syosset, N.Y. Long Island Girls 16 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Eliza J. Budd............................Locust Valley, N.Y. 2 ........Elaine Mantikas ......................Manhasset, N.Y. 3 ........Elizabeth Caroline Rossi ..........Flanders, N.Y. 4 ........Rachel Marc............................Woodmere, N.Y. 5 ........Samantha B. Gann ..................Massapequa, N.Y. 6 ........Robin Mehta............................Manhasset, N.Y. 7 ........Marysa Walsh..........................St. James, N.Y. 8 ........Jordan Lite..............................Sayville, N.Y. 9 ........Carly Siegel ............................Dix Hills, N.Y. 10 ......Briel G. Smith ..........................Locust Valley, N.Y. 11 ......Devlin-Ann Ammendola ..........Massapequa, N.Y. 12 ......Lindsay Hochberg....................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 13 ......Bianca Posa ............................Valley Stream, N.Y. 14 ......Andrea Arreguin ......................Hicksville, N.Y. 15 ......Katie Thalen ............................Rocky Point, N.Y. 16 ......Brett A. Lieb,............................Cutchogue, N.Y. 17 ......Britni Ann Hinderhofer ............Oceanside, N.Y. 18 ......Amanda L. Seeley....................Sound Beach, N.Y. 19 ......Ludmila Yamus........................Melville N.Y. 20 ......Alexandra L. Bentz ..................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 21 ......Amanda Kristine Marano ........Hampton Bays, N.Y. 22 ......Jamie Hann ............................Westhampton, N.Y. 23 ......Rachel Shenker ......................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 24 ......April Kane................................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 25 ......Marissa D. Lazar......................Hewlett, N.Y. 26 ......Elan King ................................Baldwin, N.Y. 27 ......Melissa G. Carlay ....................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 28 ......Erin Menekse Suvar ................Massapequa, N.Y. 29 ......Lindsay V.Kantor......................Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 30 ......Veronika Paikin........................Valley Stream, N.Y. 31 ......Molly O. Nolan ........................Montauk, N.Y. 32 ......Jessica Nowak ........................Huntington, N.Y.

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33 ......Missy Edelblum ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 34 ......Paige J. Mintz..........................Roslyn, N.Y. 35 ......Abbott M. Brant ......................Shoreham, N.Y. 36 ......Rachel Palma Caires................Bay Shore, N.Y. 37 ......Shelby Goldman ......................West Hempstead, N.Y. 38 ......Taylor A. Wilkins ......................Glen Head, N.Y. 39 ......Jessie Rubin............................Merrick, N.Y. 40 ......Julia Elizabeth Porcelli ............Massapequa, N.Y. 41 ......Michelle Graziosi ....................East Northport, N.Y. 42 ......Chelsea C. Haedrich ................Islip, N.Y. 43 ......Ashley Harel ............................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 44 ......Alexandria F. Esposito..............Bellmore, N.Y. 45 ......Arina Zanin..............................Oceanside, N.Y. 46 ......Vivian Han ..............................Albertson, N.Y. 47 ......Jessica Sickles........................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 48 ......Kathryn Brummer....................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 49 ......Hannah Hinchcliffe ..................Mineola, N.Y. 50 ......Allie Celli ................................East Meadow, N.Y. 51 ......Sabrina Layne ........................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 52 ......Elizabeth Harvey......................Brightwaters, N.Y. 53 ......Lauren Wagner........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 54 ......Ruth Freilich............................Lawrence, N.Y. 55 ......Amelia Rocissano ....................Manhasset, N.Y. 56 ......Kate L. Ackerman ....................Huntington, N.Y. 57 ......Diana Wee ..............................Woodbury, N.Y. 58 ......Victoria Peel-Margraf ..............Montauk, N.Y. 59 ......Christina M. Carnovale ............Massapequa, N.Y. 60 ......Gabrielle Jessica Brooks..........Dix Hills, N.Y. 60 ......Courtney Line..........................West Islip, N.Y. 61 ......Jackie A. Norwark ..................Bayport, N.Y. 62 ......Anna Taranova ........................Valley Stream, N.Y. 63 ......Sara Sodine ............................Dix Hills, N.Y. Long Island Girls 18 Singles Rank Name City 1 ........Elaine Mantikas ......................Manhasset, N.Y. 2 ........Rachel Marc............................Woodmere, N.Y. 3 ........Eliza J. Budd............................Locust Valley, N.Y. 4 ........Sashana A. Maitland................Baldwin, N.Y. 5 ........Aylin Mehter............................Massapequa, N.Y. 6 ........Cassie Bender ........................Amityville, N.Y. 7 ........Melissa Baker..........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 8 ........Sarin Siriamonthep..................Greenvale, N.Y. 9 ........Lauren Johnson ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 10 ......Talia Aviani ..............................East Rockaway, N.Y. 11 ......Morgan Milleisen ....................Bayport, N.Y. 12 ......Kayla O’Donovan ....................Lynbrook, N.Y. 13 ......Shelby Goldman ......................West Hempstead, N.Y. 14 ......Stephanie Loutsenko ..............Bellmore, N.Y. 15 ......Ashley T. Harel ........................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 16 ......Danielle Walsh ........................St. James, N.Y. 17 ......Alexandria Rengifo ..................Copiague, N.Y. 18 ......Olivia Mille Santoro..................Commack, N.Y. 19 ......Arina Zanin..............................Oceanside, N.Y. 20 ......Carolina Rienzo ......................Smithtown, N.Y. 21 ......Nickie Ogievetsky....................Woodmere, N.Y. 21 ......Elan King ................................Baldwin, N.Y. Boys & Girls Sectional Rankings (as of 11/26/08) Sectional Boys 12 Singles— Long Island Rank Name City 6 ......Noah Rubin ....................Merrick, N.Y. 8 ......Julian Alexi Zlobinsky ....Greenvale, N.Y. 11 ....Dennis Uspensky ..........Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 12 ....Zain Ali ..........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 13 ....Conor Mullins ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 14 ....Alexander Lebedev ........Island Park, N.Y. 15 ....Josh Silverstein ............Great Neck, N.Y. 26 ....Lubomir T. Cuba ............Massapequa, N.Y. 28 ....Jared R. Halstrom ..........Bellmore, N.Y. 32 ....Dylan Hobbs Appel ........Locust Valley, N.Y. 33 ....Lamar Remy ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 34 ....Brenden Andrew Volk ....Dix Hills, N.Y. 36 ....Brandon T. Stone............Melville, N.Y. 38 ....Eric Wagner ..................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 48 ....Kyle Alper ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 58 ....Benjamin Rosen ............Port Washington, N.Y. 59 ....Gregory Abrahams ........Baldwin, N.Y. 81 ....Daniel Grunberger..........Great Neck, N.Y. 88 ....Joshua Gordon ..............Hicksville, N.Y. 93 ....Andrew Bentz ................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 97 ....Palmer T. Clare ..............North Bellmore, N.Y. 102 ..Faran Nazir ....................Deer Park, N.Y. 108 ..Christopher White ..........Garden City, N.Y. 110 ..Hunter Lee ....................Great Neck, N.Y. 113 ..Josh Young ....................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 114 ..Teddy B. Smith ..............Locust Valley, N.Y.

115 ..Andrew Walsh................St. James, N.Y. 119 ..Justin Park ....................Huntington, N.Y. 120 ..Finbar Talcott ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 121 ..Jonathan Paris ..............Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 129 ..Nikhil Raj ......................Locust Valley, N.Y. 130 ..Christopher Moyer Ardito ..Rockville Centre, N.Y. 137 ..Jake T. Gans ..................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 142 ..Zane Siddiqui ................West Babylon, N.Y. 149 ..Giancarlo Cavallero ........West Hempstead, N.Y. 151 ..Kevin Cino ....................East Quogue, N.Y. 153 ..Daniel Shleimovich ........Merrick, N.Y. 154 ..Vincent P. Thompson ......Massapequa, N.Y. 161 ..Sean M. Mullins ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 164 ..Rajan Jai Vohra ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 168 ..Sahil Massand ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 173 ..Michael Schwitzer..........Old Westbury, N.Y. 175 ..Jacob Steinberg ............Syosset, N.Y. 176 ..Max Bochner ................Plainview, N.Y. 185 ..Daniel David Kafka ........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 199 ..Austin Langrock ............Stony Brook, N.Y. Sectional Boys 14 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 1 ......Howard J. Weiss ............Great Neck, N.Y. 6 ......Andrew S. Yaraghi..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 7 ......Noah Rubin ....................Merrick, N.Y. 9 ......Josh M. Levine ..............Syosset, N.Y. 13 ....Ethan Bogard ................Lido Beach, N.Y. 15 ....Samuel Lam ..................Old Westbury, N.Y. 17 ....Aidan Talcott ..................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 18 ....Vihar Shah ....................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 19 ....Eric Rubin ......................Lido Beach, N.Y. 24 ....Michael Paul ..................Baldwin, N.Y. 31 ....Kevin A. Katz..................Woodbury, N.Y. 32 ....Zain Ali ..........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 33 ....Brendan Henry ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 35 ....Eric P. Bertuglia..............Dix Hills, N.Y. 53 ....Richard Mitchell ............Franklin Square, N.Y. 55 ....Dennis Sult ....................Newburgh, N.Y. 56 ....Clark D. Ruiz ..................Glen Head, N.Y. 57 ....Austin P. Davidow ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 64 ....Ethan Hayden Handa......Rockville Centre, N.Y. 66 ....Lamar Remy ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 68 ....Benjamin Pleat ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 74 ....John P. D’Alessandro......Northport, N.Y. 75 ....Tyler J. Hoffman ............Sayville, N.Y. 79 ....Jacob Mishkin ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 82 ....Ofir Solomon..................Plainview, N.Y. 87 ....Paul Abrudescu..............Great Neck, N.Y. 89 ....Julian Alexi Zlobinsky ....Greenvale, N.Y. 90 ....Philip Daniel Antohi ........Glen Head, N.Y. 93 ....Douglas Notaris ............Wantagh, N.Y. 94 ....Brian W. Slivonik ............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 96 ....Sander Brenner..............Port Washington, N.Y. 97 ....Matthew R. Demichiel ....Hewlett, N.Y. 98 ....Sean Jagi Chhugani ......Roslyn, N.Y. 99 ....Alex C. Sacher ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 102 ..Stephan Savin................Valley Stream, N.Y. 106 ..Mark Daniel Temporal ....Carle Place, N.Y. 110 ..Gabriel P. Lazar ..............Hewlett, N.Y. 114 ..Zachary A. Lessen..........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 116 ..Conor Dauer ..................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 121 ..Benjamin Q. King ..........East Meadow, N.Y. 130 ..Trevor S. Mitchel ............East Meadow, N.Y. 133 ..Guanlongrichard Chen ..Northport, N.Y. 136 ..Dylan Hobbs Appel ........Locust Valley, N.Y. 141 ..Michael Cohen ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 145 ..Daniel Grinshteyn ..........Hewlett, N.Y. 149 ..Brandon T. Stone............Melville, N.Y. 150 ..Eric Chalif ......................Huntington, N.Y. 152 ..Brian Chalif ....................Huntington, N.Y. 153 ..Jeremy Dubin ................Southampton, N.Y. 155 ..Addison J. Berniker........Woodbury, N.Y. 159 ..Drew F. Feldman ............Port Washington, N.Y. 168 ..Dylan Ander ..................Hewlett, N.Y. 174 ..Jared R. Halstrom ..........Bellmore, N.Y. 176 ..Michael A. Vera ..............Bethpage, N.Y. 179 ..Brian Daniel Tudor..........Southampton, N.Y. 199 ..Andrew Bienstock..........Hewlett, N.Y. Sectional Boys 16 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 9 ......Brendan Ruddock ..........Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 11 ....Bert Vancura ..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 15 ....Shaun Bernstein ............Plainview, N.Y. 17 ....Dennis Zlobinsky............Greenvale, N.Y. 18 ....Oliver Loutsenko ............Bellmore, N.Y. 28 ....Alexander Friedlich ........Great Neck, N.Y. 29 ....Howard Weiss ................Great Neck, N.Y. 32 ....Corey Morgenstern ........Old Bethpage, N.Y. 33 ....Shane Giannetti ............Oyster Bay, N.Y.

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LONG 35 ....Eric Ambrosio ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 41 ....Josh Levine ..................Syosset, N.Y. 43 ....Eric Rubin ......................Lido Beach, N.Y. 44 ....Jonathan Defrancesch ..Manhasset, N.Y. 45 ....Jensen Reiter ................Syosset, N.Y. 47 ....Andrew Yaraghi..............Mill Neck, N.Y. 49 ....Zachary Morris ..............Garden City, N.Y. 54 ....Matthew Barry ..............Long Beach, N.Y. 55 ....Austin Blau ....................Roslyn, N.Y. 57 ....Brandon Li ....................Jericho, N.Y. 63 ....David Greenbaum ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 65 ....Jason Hubsher ..............Sands Point, N.Y. 67 ....Harrison Digia ................Manhasset, N.Y. 69 ....Brian Hui........................East Meadow, N.Y. 70 ....Douglas Hoch ................Glen Head, N.Y. 75 ....Zachary Mintz ................Roslyn, N.Y. 82 ....Alan S. Pleat ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 84 ....Matthew Lam ................Old Westbury, N.Y. 88 ....Jonahiby Tauil ................Valley Stream, N.Y. 98 ....David Arroyave ..............Floral Park, N.Y. 95 ....Richard Sipala................Quogue, N.Y. 99 ....Scott Rabinowitz ............Dix Hills, N.Y. 100 ..Christopher Lam ............Old Westbury, N.Y. 111 ..Alex Tropiano ................Syosset, N.Y. 115 ..Paul Abrudescu..............Great Neck, N.Y. 117 ..Michael T. Puntillo ..........Sands Point, N.Y. 118 ..Michael Galatsky ..........Bellmore, N.Y. 115 ..Paul Abrudescu..............Great Neck, N.Y. 117 ..Michael Puntillo ............Sands Point, N.Y. 129 ..Ignacio Casali ................Farmingdale, N.Y. 136 ..Christian Thienel ............East Quogue, N.Y. 147 ..Zach Cooper ..................Holbrook, N.Y. 160 ..Alex S. Werman..............Roslyn, N.Y. 161 ..Alexander Morris............Garden City, N.Y. 162 ..Michael Paul ..................Baldwin, N.Y. 164 ..JT Esposito ....................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 167 ..Nolan Gelman ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 170 ..Constantinos Papavasiliou..Roslyn, N.Y. 175 ..Blake Buller ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 179 ..Kevin Katz......................Woodbury, N.Y. 180 ..Benjamin Bogard ..........Lido Beach, N.Y. 183 ..Patrick Brosnan ............Garden City, N.Y. 189 ..Eric P. Bertuglia..............Dix Hills, N.Y. 192 ..Michael Gross ................Floral Park, N.Y. Sectional Boys 18 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 5 ......Daniel Kreyman ............Long Beach, N.Y. 7 ......Joseph Michalisin ..........Melville, N.Y. 13 ....Brendan Ruddock ..........Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 16 ....Bryan Roberts................Commack, N.Y. 25 ....Joseph Agler..................North Bellmore, N.Y. 50 ....Morgan Dauer................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 51 ....Shaun Bernstein ............Plainview, N.Y. 54 ....Jeremy King ..................East Meadow, N.Y. 56 ....Julian Camacho ............Southampton, N.Y. 57 ....Ryan Fitzgerald ..............East Williston, N.Y. 60 ....Brian Wee ......................Woodbury, N.Y. 62 ....Zachary Weiss ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 67 ....Brett Byron ....................Dix Hills, N.Y. 68 ....Bruce Grant ..................Glen Head, N.Y. 69 ....Shane Giannetti ............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 71 ....Corey Morgenstern ........Old Bethpage, N.Y. 72 ....Joshua Katten................Plainview, N.Y. 78 ....Eric Shyu ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 80 ....Steven Milo....................Woodbury, N.Y. 106 ..Jason Simon..................Roslyn, N.Y. 125 ..Allen Jebsen ..................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 134 ..Brian Hui........................East Meadow, N.Y. 144 ..Stjepan Penavic ............Smithtown, N.Y. 157 ..Sergey Yurkin ................Sands Point, N.Y. 160 ..Adam Shapiro ................East Rockaway, N.Y. 161 ..Stephan Tolila ................Bellmore, N.Y. 163 ..Adam Mernit ..................Huntington Station, N.Y. 165 ..Gary Gaudio ..................Miller Place, N.Y. 170 ..Alexander Friedlich ........Great Neck, N.Y. 173 ..Jason Hubsher ..............Sands Point, N.Y. 175 ..Benjamin Coman ..........Setauket, N.Y. 176 ..Dylan Matthew Roberts..Holtsville, N.Y. 196 ..Dennis Zlobinsky............Greenvale, N.Y. 199 ..Adam Star......................East Meadow, N.Y. Sectional Girls 10 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 1 ......Morgan Kelly Herrmann ..Garden City, N.Y. 8 ......Celeste Rose Matute ......Amityville, N.Y. 10 ....Jeannie Lozowski ..........Amityville, N.Y. 14 ....Esther Chikvashvili ........Syosset, N.Y. 17 ....Claire Handa ..................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 18 ....Alexa Graham ................Garden City, N.Y. 19 ....Stephanie Chikvashvili ..Syosset, N.Y.

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24 ....Caitlin Cosme ................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 27 ....Ashley Bespechny..........Hewlett, N.Y. 31 ....Taylor Cosme ................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 47 ....Dominique Woinarowski ..Syosset, N.Y. 50 ....Jacqueline Rae Bukzin ..Manorville, N.Y. 58 ....Courtney Kowalsky ........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 61 ....Hannah Rosalie Dayton ..East Hampton, N.Y. 69 ....Vista Grinde ..................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 71 ....Emma Alexis Weinberg ..Port Washington, N.Y. 76 ....Jasmine Olivia Abidi ......Glen Head, N.Y. 80 ....Ashley Lessen................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 83 ....Meghan Newton ............Carle Place, N.Y. Sectional Girls 12 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 14 ....Paulina Tafler ................Oceanside, N.Y. 17 ....Mia Vecchio ..................Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 20 ....Maria Korshunova ..........Oceanside, N.Y. 21 ....Madison Battaglia ..........Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 23 ....Isabella Pascucci ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 28 ....Samantha Perri ..............Floral Park, N.Y. 33 ....Lisa Jouravleva..............Dix Hills, N.Y. 35 ....Claudia Ruiz ..................Glen Head, N.Y. 36 ....Rachel Gastaldo ............Syosset, N.Y. 41 ....Sunaina Vohra................Glen Head, N.Y. 45 ....Danielle Giannetti ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 52 ....Karen Serina ..................Islip Terrace, N.Y. 54 ....Morgan Kelly Herrmann Garden City, N.Y. 55 ....Ola Mally ......................Franklin Square, N.Y. 56 ....Nicole Giannetti..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 64 ....Karishma Ramesh Tank..New Hyde Park, N.Y. 66 ....Lauren Ann Livingston....Sands Point, N.Y. 67 ....Olivia Funk ....................Hicksville, N.Y. 77 ....Campbell Howe..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 82 ....Ariana Hwang ................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 88 ....Alexandra Lipps ............Roslyn, N.Y. 94 ....Jeannie Lozowski ..........Amityville, N.Y. 101 ..Michelle Vancura............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 119 ..Madison Courtney Appel ..Locust Valley, N.Y. 121 ..Rebecca Layne ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 126 ..Cameron Leigh Moskol ..Wantagh, N.Y. 128 ..Marissa Luchs ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 134 ..Brittany Burke................Garden City, N.Y. 135 ..Stacy Denbaum ............Syosset, N.Y. 141 ..Elena Nitsa Maria Nastasi..Bayville, N.Y. 142 ..Sarah Paul ....................Baldwin, N.Y. 144 ..Courtney Digia ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 145 ..Shanice Nadia Arthur ....Glen Head, N.Y. 152 ..Katie Jane Cirella ..........Woodbury, N.Y. 153 ..Caroline Keating ............Huntington, N.Y. 162 ..Celeste Rose Matute ......Amityville, N.Y. 169 ..Emily Morgenbesser ......Bayport, N.Y. 177 ..Betsy Tanenbaum ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 181 ..Michele Sheila Lehat......Great Neck, N.Y. 186 ..Julia Ciardullo................Locust Valley, N.Y. 189 ..Skyy McGeachy Campbell..Huntington, N.Y. 198 ..Bridget Elaine Harding ..Northport, N.Y. 200 ..Annelise Meyding ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 199 ..Nicole Gabriela Cason ....Malverne, N.Y. Sectional Girls 14 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 5 ......Julia Elbaba ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 9 ......Katherine Yau ................Manhasset, N.Y. 10 ....Stephanie Loutsenko ....Bellmore, N.Y. 13 ....Hannah L. Camhi ..........Woodbury, N.Y. 20 ....Claudia Li ......................Jericho, N.Y. 23 ....Morgan C. Feldman........Glen Head, N.Y. 26 ....Vivian Cheng..................Woodbury, N.Y. 29 ....Nadia Smergut ..............East Hampton, N.Y. 30 ....Sophie R. Barnard ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 40 ....Samantha Rosca-Sipot ..Malverne, N.Y. 41 ....Lauren Wagner ..............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 48 ....Diana Vamvakitis ..........Quogue, N.Y. 55 ....Taylor A. Diffley ..............Hampton Bays, N.Y. 59 ....Bianca Posa ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 60 ....Lila B. Martz ..................Long Beach, N.Y. 65 ....Melissa Carlay ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 66 ....Sara R. Finger ................Saint James, N.Y. 70 ....Nicole A. Daniggelis ......St. James, N.Y. 75 ....Gabriella Nicole Leon ....Woodmere, N.Y. 79 ....Charlotte Camacho ........Southampton, N.Y. 85 ....Paulina Tafler ................Oceanside, N.Y. 87 ....Jessica Sickles ..............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 88 ....Ludmila Yamus ..............Melville, N.Y. 90 ....Veronika Paikin ..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 93 ....Rithika D. Reddy ............Syosset, N.Y. 106 ..Julia Zhuang ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 110 ..Robin Mehta ..................Manhasset, N.Y. 119 ..Courtney Keating ..........Huntington, N.Y. 121 ..Alexandra Bentz ............Massapequa Park, N.Y.

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RANKINGS

124 ..Ruth Freilich ..................Lawrence, N.Y. 125 ..Sunaina Vohra................Glen Head, N.Y. 126 ..Maria Korshunova ..........Oceanside, N.Y. 150 ..Olivia Bahou ..................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 175 ..Molly J. Prins ................Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 177 ..Megan Tamborino ..........Massapequa Park, N.Y 180 ..Alexandra Gerin ............Glen Cove, N.Y. 191 ..Rachel Gastaldo ............Syosset, N.Y. Sectional Girls 16 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 2 ......Jennifer Kellner..............Smithtown, N.Y. 12 ....Shelby Talcott ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 14 ....Julia Elbaba ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 16 ....Olivia Pascucci ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 22 ....Jacqueline Raynor ........Garden City, N.Y. 24 ....Jessica L. Podlofsky ......Port Washington, N.Y. 31 ....Katherine Yau ................Manhasset, N.Y. 35 ....Hannah L. Camhi ..........Woodbury, N.Y. 37 ....Ashley T. Harel ..............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 43 ....Samantha Gann ............Massapequa, N.Y. 47 ....Brooke Pottish ..............East Quogue, N.Y. 59 ....Deana Davoudias ..........Rockville Centre, N.Y. 63 ....Isabel Camacho ............Southampton, N.Y. 64 ....Rachel Marc ..................Woodmere, N.Y. 78 ....Missy Edelblum..............Roslyn, N.Y. 79 ....Tarrin Joslin ..................Hampton Bays, N.Y. 83 ....Paige J. Mintz ................Roslyn, N.Y. 85 ....Devlin-Ann Ammendola..Massapequa, N.Y. 87 ....Taylor A. Diffley ..............Hampton Bays, N.Y. 89 ....Emma Brenner ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 97 ....Sophie R. Barnard ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 101 ..Samantha Elgort ............Melville, N.Y. 105 ..Stephanie Loutsenko ....Bellmore, N.Y. 124 ..Carly Siegel ..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 129 ..Jordan Lite ....................Sayville, N.Y. 137 ..Samantha Rosca-Sipot ..Malverne, N.Y. 147 ..Marissa Lazar ................Hewlett, N.Y. 149 ..Andrea Arreguin ............Hicksville, N.Y. 153 ..Eliza Budd......................Locust Valley, N.Y. 159 ..Robyn Romanoff ............Centereach, N.Y. 160 ..Elan King ......................Baldwin, N.Y. 161 ..Lindsay V. Kantor............Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 163 ..Ludmila Yamus ..............Melville, N.Y. 171 ..Elizabeth Caroline Rossi ..Flanders, N.Y. 172 ..Marysa Walsh ................St. James, N.Y. 185 ..Veronika Paikin ..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 190 ..Bianca Posa ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 191 ..Lauren Wagner ..............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 193 ..Claudia Li ......................Jericho, N.Y. 196 ..Briel G. Smith ................Locust Valley, N.Y. 197 ..Robin Mehta ..................Manhasset, N.Y. 198 ..Diana Vamvakitis ..........Quogue, N.Y. 199 ..Jessica Nowak ..............Huntington, N.Y. 200 ..Morgan C. Feldman........Glen Head, N.Y. Sectional Girls 18 Singles—Long Island Rank Name City 1 ......Kristin Norton ................Port Washington, N.Y. 3 ......Blair Seideman ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 7 ......Nicolle Stracar ..............Jericho, N.Y. 11 ....Jordana Kono ................Glen Head, N.Y. 13 ....Mollie Anderson ............Melville, N.Y. 20 ....Katherine Hanson ..........Smithtown, N.Y. 24 ....Kelsey Raynor ................Garden City, N.Y. 30 ....Ayline Mehter ................Massapequa, N.Y. 32 ....Olivia Pascucci ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 34 ....Shelby Bates..................Jericho, N.Y. 37 ....Kristin M. Alotta..............West Islip, N.Y. 40 ....Jessica Podlofsky ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 49 ....Julia Elbaba ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 50 ....Jennifer Fridman............Port Washington, N.Y. 52 ....Amanda Wu ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 57 ....Lauren Cloonan..............Jericho, N.Y. 59 ....Holly Reich ....................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 61 ....Andrea Samlin ..............Merrick, N.Y. 63 ....Laura Chen ....................Port Washington, N.Y. 77 ....Shelby Talcott ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 87 ....Jessie Rubin ..................Merrick, N.Y. 94 ....Elizabeth Stachtiaris ......Old Westbury, N.Y. 95 ....Michelle Stracar ............Jericho, N.Y. 100 ..Sarah Landsman............Glen Cove, N.Y. 113 ..Cassie Bender................Amityville, N.Y. 118 ..Rachel Marc ..................Woodmere, N.Y. 126 ..Nicole Block ..................Seaford, N.Y. 127 ..Hilary Cunningham ........Greenlawn, N.Y 130 ..Brooke Pottish ..............East Quogue, N.Y. 138 ..Eliza Budd......................Locust Valley, N.Y. 141 ..Marissa D. Lazar ............Hewlett, N.Y. 144 ..Elaine Mantikas ............Manhasset, N.Y. 145 ..Catherine Kellner ..........Smithtown, N.Y.

148 ..Sashana A. Maitland ......Baldwin, N.Y. 152 ..Amanda B. Halstrom ......Bellmore, N.Y. 157 ..Alexandra Harding ........Westhampton, N.Y. 181 ..Shelby Goldman ............West Hempstead, N.Y. 185 ..Sarin Siriamonthep ........Greenvale, N.Y. 187 ..Victoria Peel-Margraf ....Montauk, N.Y. Boys & Girls National Rankings (as of 11/26/08) National Boys 12 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 3 ......Noah Rubin ....................Merrick, N.Y. 27 ....Zain Ali ..........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 78 ....Conor Mullins ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 79 ....Julian Zlobinsky ............Greenvale, N.Y. 82 ....Dennis Uspensky ..........Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 134 ..Alexander Lebedev ........Island Park, N.Y. 137 ..Josh Silverstein ............Great Neck, N.Y. 168 ..Lamar Remy ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 203 ..Lubomir Cuba ................Massapequa, N.Y. 244 ..Jared Halstrom ..............Bellmore, N.Y. 246 ..Dylan Appel....................Locust Valley, N.Y. 331 ..Brenden Volk..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 376 ..Gregory Abrahams ........Baldwin, N.Y. 502 ..Kyle Alper ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 551 ..Benjamin Rosen ............Port Washington, N.Y. 744 ..Eric Wagner ..................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 807 ..Joshua Gordon ..............Hicksville, N.Y. 893 ..Daniel Grunberger..........Great Neck, N.Y. 911 ..Jonathan Paris ..............Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 1015 Andrew Walsh................St. James, N.Y. 1104 Palmer Clare ..................North Bellmore, N.Y. 1315 Hunter Lee ....................Great Neck, N.Y. 1342 Andrew Bentz ................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 1387 Christian Ardito ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 1402 Justin Park ....................Huntington, N.Y. 1518 Daniel Kafka ..................Massapequa Park, N.Y. 1547 Nikhil Raj ......................Locust Valley, N.Y. 1550 Faran Nazir ....................Deer Park, N.Y. 1614 Teddy Smith ..................Locust Valley, N.Y. 1622 Christopher White ..........Garden City, N.Y. National Boys 14 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 23 ....Howard Weiss ................Great Neck, N.Y. 45 ....Josh Levine ..................Syosset, N.Y. 52 ....Eric Rubin ......................Lido Beach, N.Y. 60 ....Andrew Yaraghi..............Mill Neck, N.Y. 61 ....Noah Rubin ....................Merrick, N.Y. 166 ..Samuel Lam ..................Old Westbury, N.Y. 178 ..Ethan Bogard ................Lido Beach, N.Y. 200 ..Eric Bertuglia ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 212 ..Aidan Talcott ..................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 293 ..Vihar Shah ....................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 318 ..Michael Paul ..................Baldwin, N.Y. 364 ..Kevin Katz......................Woodbury, N.Y. 383 ..Brendan Henry ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 395 ..Zain Ali ..........................Dix Hills, N.Y. 522 ..Austin Davidow..............Glen Head, N.Y. 677 ..Clark Ruiz ......................Glen Head, N.Y. 702 ..Julian Zlobinsky ............Greenvale, N.Y. 703 ..Conor Mullins ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 708 ..Dennis Uspensky ..........Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 851 ..Richard Mitchell ............Franklin Square, N.Y. 872 ..Paul Abrudescu..............Great Neck, N.Y. 940 ..Douglas Notaris ............Wantagh, N.Y. 951 ..Alexander Lebedev ........Island Park, N.Y. 960 ..Josh Silverstein ............Great Neck, N.Y. 1008 Ofir Solomon..................Plainview, N.Y. 1031 Philip Antohi ..................Glen Head, N.Y. 1085 Lamar Remy ..................Roslyn, N.Y. 1161 Sander Brenner..............Port Washington, N.Y. 1243 Tyler Hoffman ................Sayville, N.Y. 1350 Jared Halstrom ..............Bellmore, N.Y. 1358 Dylan Appel....................Locust Valley, N.Y. 1396 Brandon Stone ..............Melville, N.Y. 1409 Zachary Lessen ............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 1439 Mark Temporal ..............Carle Place, N.Y. 1532 Stephan Savin................Valley Stream, N.Y. 1555 Matthew Demichiel ........Hewlett, N.Y. 1574 Guanlonrichard Chen ....Northport, N.Y. National Boys 16 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 41 ....Shaun Bernstein ............Plainview, N.Y. 64 ....Brendan Ruddock ..........Ronkonkoma, N.Y.


LONG 113 ..Bert Vancura ..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 129 ..Dennis Zlobinsky............Greenvale, N.Y. 162 ..Oliver Loutsenko ............Bellmore, N.Y. 250 ..Howard Weiss ................Great Neck, N.Y. 296 ..Alexander Friedlich ........Great Neck, N.Y. 346 ..Corey Morgenstern ........Old Bethpage, N.Y. 356 ..Josh Levine ..................Syosset, N.Y. 395 ..Eric Rubin ......................Lido Beach, N.Y. 433 ..Andrew Yaraghi..............Mill Neck, N.Y. 453 ..Zachary Morris ..............Garden City, N.Y. 469 ..Eric Ambrosio ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 539 ..Matthew Barry ..............Long Beach, N.Y. 544 ..Jensen Reiter ................Syosset, N.Y. 677 ..Jonathan DeFrancesch ..Manhasset, N.Y. 806 ..Austin Blau ....................Roslyn, N.Y. 826 ..Samuel Lam ..................Old Westbury, N.Y. 850 ..Brandon Li ....................Jericho, N.Y. 910 ..David Greenbaum ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 912 ..Nolan Gelman ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 934 ..Eric Bertuglia ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 967 ..Jonahiby Tauil ................Valley Stream, N.Y. 976 ..Aidan Talcott ..................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 1010 Jason Hubsher ..............Sands Point, N.Y. 1080 Alan Pleat ......................Roslyn, N.Y. 1082 Zachary Cooper ............Holbrook, N.Y. 1132 Douglas Hoch ................Glen Head, N.Y. 1168 Brian Hui........................East Meadow, N.Y. 1190 Harrison DiGia................Manhasset, N.Y. National Boys 18 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 172 ..Shaun Bernstein ............Plainview, N.Y. 194 ..Daniel Kreyman ............Long Beach, N.Y. 239 ..Joseph Michalisin ..........Melville, N.Y. 262 ..Brendan Ruddock ..........Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 361 ..Zachary Weiss ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 390 ..Bert Vancura ..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 415 ..Dennis Zlobinsky............Greenvale, N.Y. 424 ..Cassidy Robertson ........Locust Valley, N.Y. 427 ..Bryan Roberts................Commack, N.Y. 456 ..Joseph Agler..................North Bellmore, N.Y.

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515 ..Brian Wee ......................Woodbury, N.Y. 586 ..Eric Shyu ......................Great Neck, N.Y. 686 ..Jeremy King ..................East Meadow, N.Y. 711 ..Jason Simon..................Roslyn, N.Y. 750 ..Alexander Fredlich ........Great Neck, N.Y. 796 ..Zachary Dean ................Commack, N.Y. 835 ..Corey Morgenstern ........Old Bethpage, N.Y. 929 ..Eric Rubin ......................Lido Beach, N.Y. 930 ..Joshua Katten................Plainview, N.Y. 935 ..Ryan Fitzgerald ..............East Williston, N.Y. 1071 Eric Ambrosio ................Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. National Girls 12 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 170 ..Paulina Tafler ................Oceanside, N.Y. 270 ..Natalia Suk ....................Hewlett, N.Y. 282 ..Maria Korshunova ..........Oceanside, N.Y. 311 ..Isabella Pascucci ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 352 ..Mia Vecchio ..................Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 464 ..Claudia Ruiz ..................Glen Head, N.Y. 470 ..Lisa Jouravleva..............Dix Hills, N.Y. 484 ..Madison Battaglia ..........Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 524 ..Sunaina Vohra................Glen Head, N.Y. 532 ..Samantha Perri ..............Floral Park, N.Y. 566 ..Karen Serina ..................Islip Terrace, N.Y. 615 ..Morgan Herrmann..........Garden City, N.Y. 702 ..Rachel Gastaldo ............Syosset, N.Y. 714 ..Olivia Funk ....................Hicksville, N.Y. 725 ..Ola Mally ......................Franklin Square, N.Y. 928 ..Alexandra Lipps ............Roslyn, N.Y. 1011 Rebecca Layne ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 1177 Ariana Hwang ................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 1192 Cameron Moskol............Wantagh, N.Y. 1244 Jeannie Lozowski ..........Amityville, N.Y. 1275 Campbell Howe..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 1317 Lauren Livingston ..........Sands Point, N.Y. National Girls 14 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 55 ....Julia Elbaba ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y.

RANKINGS

125 ..Katherine Yau ................Manhasset, N.Y. 182 ..Hannah Camhi ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 217 ..Stephanie Loutsenko ....Bellmore, N.Y. 270 ..Morgan Feldman............Glen Head, N.Y. 295 ..Claudia Li ......................Jericho, N.Y. 299 ..Vivian Cheng..................Woodbury, N.Y. 438 ..Sophie Barnard ..............Mill Neck, N.Y. 511 ..Nadia Smergut ..............East Hampton, N.Y. 536 ..Samantha Rosca-Sipot ..Malverne, N.Y. 733 ..Lauren Wagner ..............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 753 ..Nicole Daniggelis ..........St. James, N.Y. 840 ..Paulina Tafler ................Oceanside, N.Y. 894 ..Taylor Diffley..................Hampton Bays, N.Y. 968 ..Gabriella Leon................Woodmere, N.Y. 983 ..Sara Finger ....................St. James, N.Y. 998 ..Lila Martz ......................Long Beach, N.Y. 1053 Julia Zhuang ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 1157 Natalia Suk ....................Hewlett, N.Y. 1181 Maria Korshunova ..........Oceanside, N.Y. 1244 Isabella Pascucci ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 1333 Mia Vecchio ..................Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 1345 Bianca Posa ..................Valley Stream, N.Y. 1508 Rithika Reddy ................Syosset, N.Y. National Girls 16 Singles— Long Island Players Rank Name City 28 ....Jennifer Kellner..............Smithtown, N.Y. 207 ..Julia Elbaba ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 261 ..Jessica Podlofsky ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 263 ..Olivia Pascucci ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 292 ..Shelby Talcott ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 402 ..Katherine Yau ................Manhasset, N.Y. 478 ..Jacqueline Raynor ........Garden City, N.Y. 542 ..Hannah Camhi ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 631 ..Stephanie Loutsenko ....Bellmore, N.Y. 746 ..Morgan Feldman............Glen Head, N.Y. 801 ..Claudia Li ......................Jericho, N.Y. 812 ..Vivian Cheng..................Woodbury, N.Y. 980 ..Ashley Harel ..................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 1000 Brooke Pottish ..............East Quogue, N.Y. 1012 Samantha Gann ............Massapequa, N.Y.

1069 Sophie Barnard ..............Mill Neck, N.Y. 1074 Devlin-Ann Ammendola..Massapequa, N.Y. 1193 Diana Vamvakitis ..........Quogue, N.Y. 1219 Samantha Rosca-Sipot ..Malverne, N.Y. 1433 Deana Davoudi ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 1539 Lauren Wagner ..............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 1606 Samantha Elgort ............Melville, N.Y. 1668 Isabel Camacho ............Southampton, N.Y. 1683 Jamie Hann ..................Westhampton, N.Y. 1715 Emma Brenner ..............Great Neck, N.Y. National Girls 18 Singles— Long Island Players RankName ............................City 41 ....Blair Seideman ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 57 ....Kristin Norton ................Port Washington, N.Y. 83 ....Jennifer Kellner..............Smithtown, N.Y. 189 ..Nicolle Stracar ..............Jericho, N.Y. 208 ..Jordana Kono ................Glen Head, N.Y. 232 ..Mollie Anderson ............Melville, N.Y. 345 ..Katherine Hanson ..........Smithtown, N.Y. 422 ..Julia Elbaba ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 461 ..Laura Chen ....................Port Washington, N.Y. 500 ..Aylin Mehter ..................Massapequa, N.Y. 509 ..Jessica Podlofsky ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 513 ..Olivia Pascucci ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 566 ..Shelby Talcott ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 579 ..Amanda Halstrom ..........Bellmore, N.Y. 600 ..Kristin Alotta ..................West Islip, N.Y. 681 ..Ryann Cutillo ................Kings Park, N.Y. 682 ..Amanda Wu ..................Great Neck, N.Y. 774 ..Kelsey Raynor ................Garden City, N.Y. 958 ..Shelby Bates..................Jericho, N.Y. 962 ..Andrea Samlin ..............Merrick, N.Y. 984 ..Stephanie Loutsenko ....Bellmore, N.Y. 1081 Michelle Stracar ............Jericho, N.Y.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE For detailed information on these and all USTA tournaments, visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments. JANUARY 2009 Friday-Sunday, January 2-4 L2R Long Island Regional Championships Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 2-4 & January 9-11 Jolly January Jericho Westbury Tennis 44 Jericho Turnpike • Jericho, N.Y. Entry Fees: $60 for singles and doubles, $8 late fee (entries open Monday, Dec. 8) For more information, call (516) 997-4060. Friday-Sunday, January 2-4 Level 1 Championship Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 • Roslyn, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222.

Friday-Sunday, January 2-4 L2R Long Island Championships Hempstead Lake Indoor Tennis Center 525 Eagle Avenue West Hempstead, N.Y. Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 19 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 486-2165. Friday-Sunday, January 2-4 L3 Eastern UPS Championships Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 4:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & Friday-Monday, January 16-19 L3 Eastern UPS Championships Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road • Lynbrook, N.Y. Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 887-1330.

Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & January 16-18 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC World Gym Racquet & Sports Arena 384 Mark Tree Road East Setauket, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 751-6100.

Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & January 16-18 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC Point Set Indoor Racquet Club 3065 New Street Oceanside, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 536-2323.

Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & January 16-18 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222.

Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & January 16-18 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Huntington Station, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE For detailed information on these and all USTA tournaments, visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments. Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & January 16-18 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC Sportime Kings Park 275 Old Indian Head Road • Kings Park, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 269-6300. Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & January 16-18 L2R Long Island Wilson Regional Championship Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway • Massapequa, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & Friday-Monday, January 16-19 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center 60 Sea Cliff Avenue • Glen Cove, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, January 9-11 & Friday-Monday, January 16-19 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championships USTA L4 FIC Deer Park Tennis Center Inc. 30 Burt Drive • Deer Park, N.Y. Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 667-3476.

Friday-Sunday, January 23-25 L2R Long Island Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard • Long Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 9 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 30-February 1 L1B Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard • Long Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 9 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 30February 1 & February 6-8 L2R Long Island Wilson Regional Championship Deer Park Tennis Center Inc. 30 Burt Drive • Deer Park, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 16 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 667-3476. Friday-Sunday, January 30February 1 & February 6-8 Fabulous February Jericho Westbury Tennis 44 Jericho Turnpike • Jericho, N.Y. Entry Fees: $60 for singles and doubles, $8 late fee (entries open Monday, Jan. 12) For more information, call (516) 997-4060. Friday-Sunday, January 30-February 1 Men’s Open Singles Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway • Huntington Station, N.Y. Entry Fee: $55 per player, additional fees may apply for multiple events (entries open Thursday, Dec. 25) For more information, call (631) 421-0040.

Friday-Sunday, January 16-18 L1B Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard • Long Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 2 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060.

FEBRUARY 2009 Friday-Monday, February 6-8 L20 LBT Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard • Long Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $45 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 2 at 11:59 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060.

Friday-Sunday, January 23-25 L1 McEnroe Cup Doubles Championship USTA L5 Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center 60 Sea Cliff Avenue • Glen Cove, N.Y. Entry Fee: $25.50 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 9 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505.

Friday-Monday, February 6-8 L2R Long Island Wilson Regional Championship Westhampton Beach Tennis & Sport Club 86 Depot Road • Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 23 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 288-6060.

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Long Island Tennis Magazine • January/February 2009

Friday-Monday, February 6-8 & Friday-Wednesday, February 13-18 L1 2009 Port Washington Winter Classic Championship Port Washington Tennis Academy 100 Harbor Road Port Washington, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 23 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 883-6425. Friday-Sunday, February 13-15 & February 20-22 L2R Long Island Wilson Regional Championship Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center 60 Sea Cliff Avenue Glen Cove, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 30 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, February 13-15 L3 Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 6 at 4:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, February 20-22 L1 McEnroe Cup Doubles Regional Championship Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway • Huntington Station, N.Y. Entry Fee: $25.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 6 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040. Friday-Sunday, February 20-22 L3 Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, N.Y. Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 6 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Friday-Sunday, February 20-22 L2R Long Island Regional Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Entry Fee: $45 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 6 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060.

Friday-Sunday, February 27March 1 & March 6-8 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championship USTA L5 SE Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center 60 Sea Cliff Avenue Glen Cove, N.Y. Entry Fee: $70.38 per player for one event, $71 for two events (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, February 27March 1 & March 6-8 +L1 Eastern Designated Closed Championship USTA L5 SE Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, P.O. Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Entry Fee: $70.38 per player for one event, $71 for two events (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, February 27March 1 & March 6-8 L1 Level 1 Championship Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Huntington Station, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040. Friday-Sunday, February 27March 1 & March 6-8 L2R Long Island Wilson Regional Championship Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 20 at 4:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, February 27March 1 & March 6-8 L2R Long Island Wilson Regional Championship Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road Lynbrook, N.Y. Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 887-1330.


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Long Island Tennis Magazine - Jan/Feb 2009  

This issue features an Exclusive Interview with LI's ATP Pro Scott Lipsky, Guide to LI Clubs, New Gear for the New Year, Girls High School R...

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