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January/February 2010 Volume 2, Number 1

Cover story 28 On the Comeback Trail Down Under

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“Comeback” is in the air as Kim Clijsters made her triumphant return to the pros this past summer after a layoff and Justine Henin follows suit this January in the 2010 Australian Open after her own two-year hiatus.

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By Erin Bruehl Author Erin Bruehl recaps James Blake’s successful evening of tennis matches, fine food, fashion, celebrities and music for a worthy cause at Pier 94 in New York City.

24 2010 Pro Tennis Preview Long Island Tennis Magazine starts off 2010 by looking at the upcoming season, previewing the ATP, WTA, the Australian Open, and a look at the career of 2010’s comeback kid, Justine Henin.

By Lonnie Mitchel Lonnie Mitchel shares his thoughts on the importance of practice and how to get the most out of your time on the court.

30 College Tennis Advice: Should I? Shouldn’t I? And When? By Clark D. Ruiz II Clark D. Ruiz II takes the mystery out of the role of the college tennis search and recruitment process by explaining the ideal time to hire a college tennis advisor.

31 Tips From the Tennis Pro: 82,500 Reasons for Fitness By Carl Barnett Carl Barnett takes a look at the importance of staying in shape mentally, as well as physically.

45 Fitness and Nutrition Jonathan Landsman discusses the mental aspect of the game of tennis in his piece, “Mind-Body Training for Greater Focus and Improved Results” and Chris Ostling, PT, DPT discusses the importance of the shoulder and its connection to your core muscles in his article, “Shoulder Pain in Tennis Players: Do You Have a Good Foundation?”

47 Long Island Tennis Charitable Initiatives: JavaFit Gives Back to Tennis Community Through Participation in Wheelchair Tennis Program

38 Your Guide to Long Island Tennis Clubs

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48 The Importance of the Offseason By Eric Dietsche

Eric Dietsche, a collegiate player for Williams College, provides some ways to stay in shape as the winter sets in and the offseason begins.

50 2009 Girls High School Nassau & Suffolk Recap

Long Island Tennis Magazine takes a look back at the 2009 Girl’s Season and recaps the Nassau, Suffolk, County and State Championships, with final standings, tournament brackets and a photo gallery.

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34 Don’t Blame Me … I’m Only the Tennis Instructor

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By Eric Meditz Eric Meditz delivers his take on the right path to tennis success how to properly achieve that goal of becoming the best in class.

19 Blake’s “Serving for a Cure” a Smash Hit in New York

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59 Long Island Tennis Club Directory 60 Long Island Rankings

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U.S. Tennis Participation Tops 30 Million for First Time in More Than Two Decades

37 Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center Presents Tennis and Rockin’ Blues Featuring One-on-One Doubles

Long Island Tennis Magazine’s Literary Corner

By Brent Shearer Brent Shearer takes a look at the controversial Andre Agassi autobiography, Open.

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Literary Corner

By Brent Shearer

Open: An Autobiography By Andre Agassi First things first … it’s hard to talk about Andre Agassi’s autobiography Open without touching on the shocking substance abuse revelations in the book. But, the only way to begin to discuss this book is to tackle one of its humiliating revelations front and center: Agassi’s former coach Brad Gilbert drinks tons of Bud Ice. Even when he and Agassi were in Germany, the capital of fine beer, all Gilbert could think of was scoring Bud Ice. The other substance abuse revelation in

the book, Agassi’s use of crystal meth and his lying about it, created a media firestorm that I don’t think Agassi expected. There has been a lot of debate about why he would mention it. He probably needed the money. Agassi and his wife Steffi Graf made some bad real estate investments just before the recession. Of course, for the many fans who love Agassi, the drug use, the possibility he might be seeking to maximize the money he can make off the book and the way he never says he likes tennis will all be buried under their support for him. That’s fine, and let’s face it, as far as drugs are concerned, it is so much a part of society that there’s no reason to demonize him over it. We should forgive and forget. And like his supporters never tire of saying, the drug issue is only a small part of Open.

The broader picture is that after finishing Agassi’s book, you have to feel sorry for this famous billionaire. It’s not right to steal somebody’s childhood. And the lessons learned through this, kids, is to stay in school. Agassi talks about having to stick with tennis, which he says he always hated, because he was a ninth-grade dropout. To read this book, packed with anecdotes as it is about Agassi not being aware of the television show “Cheers, at a time when it was the most popular show in the country, of holing up in his Paris hotel room ordering from McDonalds and Burger King and many other examples of how narrow his life was, makes me feel sorry for him. He was never exposed to things he should have been exposed to. Of course, it’s better to be rich and limited than poor and limited. continued on page 4

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LITERARY CORNER Still, it is almost criminal the way that first his father and then surrogate father figures like Nick Bolleterri kept this young man on a very narrow track. What school would have done would have been to have exposed him to other things in life besides tennis. You could argue that all tennis pros, and wouldbe pros, have a limited focus and it has to be that way. It just seems that Agassi was forced to wear especially narrow blinders in part because he was so good at such a young age. Agassi himself comes off in the book as, in many ways, a great guy. He is generous, he’s always helping his friends, but it’s hard not to conclude that because of everything that was so unfairly taken away from him, including his education and his chance at a normal development, he is extremely passive about telling people what he wants. As a kid bullied by his father into becoming a tennis champion, that is understandable. As a rich adult who is unable to tell even his wife what he thinks about things, it is

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odd. And kind of sad. Give Agassi’s collaborator, Pulitzer Prize winner J.R. Moehringer, credit as he puts this conflict front and center. Early on, he has Agassi talking about how “this contradiction between what I want to do and what I actually do, feels like the core of my life.” So it’s not a surprise that Open isn’t as open as it might have been. There’s no reason to think that Agassi isn’t continuing his practice of saying what he thinks or has been coached to think people want to hear. For example, there’s no mention of his break-up with his long-time manager Perry Rogers. Nor does the reader hear about Agassi having anything but long-term sexual relationships. And there are places where Agassi isn’t well-served by Pulitzer Prize winner Moehringer. Moehringer lets Agassi sound whining and self-pitying far too often. In the publicity and interviews connected with the book, Moehringer is nearly always described with Pulitzer Prize winner in front of his name.

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Describing one of the many vacations his then-wife Brooke Shields drags him on, Pulitzer Prize winner Moehringer has Agassi say, “I fantasize about the engine sputtering, the plane spiraling down into the mouth of a volcano. To my chagrin, we land safely.” This is just one of many passages in which Moehringer lays it on too thick. In all, you have to give Agassi credit. Just as his career and his game were unique, so is his book. Maybe a lot of the credit in that regard goes to his collaborator, but once again, Agassi has done it his way. Sure, the two guys exaggerate how bad it could be to spend a week on a tropical island with Brooke Shields. The thing about sports autobiographies is that when everyone has forgotten this and the meth use, Agassi will still have four Slams on four surfaces. G Brent Shearer may be reached by e-mail at bbshearer@gmail.com.

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Mythbusters: Beware of Some Misguided College Tennis Advice By Ricky Becker here are some “nuggets” of wisdom in regard to selecting a college that are way too simplistic and misguided. These nuggets were around when I was playing junior tennis 25 years ago and are still preached.

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Myth #1: Go to a school that you would want to attend if you ever stopped playing tennis. This sounds great except for the simple fact that tennis is a major part of the equation for many people. For example, you may decide that a tennis program in a different region of the country is worth making the move to because it is the best tennis situation. The tennis situation may make you happy there. However, if you were not playing tennis, you may prefer to stay closer to home. Why make a college decision assuming an injury? By using this logic, people should sacrifice any productive choice in favor of the safer one. What is the better school choice … a cold-weather environment with good academics where you could be a starter on a national championship team, or a warm-weather environment with good academics where you are by far the best on the team, the beaches are great and the views even better. This myth sounds like real heady advice, but cannot be a litmus test in college selection. Myth #2: It is extremely important that you like your coach during recruiting. Just as you are on good behavior when

you meet the coach of a school, that coach is also on good behavior when he or she meets you. During college recruiting, college coaches are glorified salespeople. Salespeople are very rarely mean to their customers! It makes sense to find out from people how the coach is once you are on the team. But truthfully, when you think about it, 20 years after graduation, are you going to be happy or upset with your college decision because you liked or disliked your college coach? Not likely. Myth #3: Asking kids on the team about the coach and school is worthless. The kids on the team are going to say whatever you want to hear. Surprisingly, this is not always the case. Members of a team often have a lack of people to vent to. Recruits will often

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serve this role. You’ll be surprised how honest college students can get after one too many beverages at 2:00 a.m. in a fraternity/sorority house during your college visit. Just be sure that, as the recruit, you listen and give a sympathetic ear. Don’t join in and offer your negative impressions under any circumstances. In the next issue, I will discuss three more dispelled myths. In addition, I would welcome any feedback by e-mail at rbecker06@yahoo.com that can be discussed in the next issue’s article. G Ricky Becker is the founder of JuniorTennisConsulting LLC, which offers off-court college guidance services to junior tennis players. He can be reached by phone at (516) 605-0420, e-mail rbecker06@yahoo.com or visit www.JuniorTennisConsulting.com.

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my opinion BY ERIC MEDITZ

What’s the Story With Becoming a Legend? o you want to be a professional tennis player? And you just don’t want to be one of those players who makes it to 700th in the world, and then gets a job teaching at a country club … you want to be someone special! You want to travel the world in your private jet, with all the bags of honey-roasted peanuts your heart desires! You want your hand to start cramping, not because of all the tennis you played, but because of signing your autograph on thousands of those giant tennis balls! You want to be holding up trophies accompanied with one of those handshake/hugs from a member of a royal family! You want to be playing the opening night match at the U.S. Open in front of the cast of Entourage! You want your name to be mentioned in the same sentences with the likes of Agassi, Federer, Nadal, McEnroe, Connors, Graf, Seles and the Williams sisters! You want to be a legend who people remember for generations to come! If you want all these things, you came to

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the right person, because I know the route that will get you there. I know what needs to be done and the steps you need to take to achieve this goal. I know what you have to do and I know what’s involved. And for those of you lucky enough to be reading this, and to have access to my profound wisdom, here is a checklist of everything you need to become someone to remember in the sport of tennis. #1: You need to have a lunatic tennis parent This is where it all starts. Common sense … a calm demeanor … ethical behavior … these are all attributes that your parent cannot have if you want to be one of the greats in this sports. You need a crazy parent to give you a racket while you are still in the maternity ward at the hospital. They need to be in the delivery room, trying to grab your attention by waving a tennis ball back and forth as if it was a lighter and they are listening to “Free Bird” live in concert. You need a parent The SCJTL Mission Providing affordable tennis playing experiences for kids ages 4 to 18 year old. Supporting Suffolk County school tennis teams and USTA junior Competition programs. Growing family tennis in Suffolk County. Since 1997

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who is not afraid of making scenes in front of strangers and who will yell at you when you win or lose. Your parent can never be satisfied with your tennis, no matter what you do. A parent who is understanding and compassionate is nice to have, but won’t do you any good in becoming a professional. #2: You have to say goodbye to school The problem with going to school during your adolescence is that it wastes too much time. After all, you want to be one of the best ever to pick up a racquet, so playing a couple of hours every day after school will not get you to achieve this goal. Sure, with this training schedule, you might be able to play for a college some day, but you are not going to be a professional. Learning things like European history or what an isosceles triangle looks like, just gets in the way. You need to play all day, everyday, if you want to be the best. You cannot go to your prom or any parties in someone’s basement, because you are either playing a tournament in Bulgaria that weekend, or you are too busy working on your inside-out, backhand, drop-shot, because you had the gall to miss one during a practice match. You will have to do that home schooling thing, where you e-mail your homework to a company in Albuquerque, N.M., and then they give you a diploma after a couple of months, saying that you are a competent member of society. #3: You cannot have any type of personality As soon as you start to smile during tennis practices, it’s over. You need to treat tennis as a thing you do and you don’t know why you do it. You don’t know if you like it … you


don’t know if you hate it. The only thing you do know, is that it’s something that you have to do to sustain life ‌ much like breathing. You need to become a mindless zombie when it comes to hitting the same shot over and over again. If someone asks you how tennis practice was, you honestly have no idea what they are talking about, because you cannot recollect the last six hours of your life ‌ much like an alien abduction. You need to maintain this behavior for years and years. Only when you hoist up your first Grand Slam title are you allowed five min. to be happy, before your lunatic parent chews you out for getting broken in the forth set. #4: You need a coach who lives and breathes tennis You need a coach whose whole life is tennis. You need someone who is on the court with you all day, then goes home and stares at a computer screen all night, checking and rechecking the tournaments you are going to play. You need a coach who isn’t dis-

tracted by having a life or raising a family. These things just get in the way of your tennis development. If you are playing a tournament at 11:59 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, he or she will be there supporting you. #5: You have to be at least 6-ft. tall for men or around 6-ft. tall for a woman You can do all the things I’ve said before, but if you max out at 5-ft. 2-in., becoming a professional tennis player is not going to happen for you. It will make no difference how much you train or how crazy your parents are. Tennis has evolved to a point where height is a major factor in who becomes successful. Look at all the champions today. Federer is 6-ft. 1-in., Nadal is 6-ft. 1-in., Djokovic is 6-ft. 2-in., del Potro is 6-ft. 6-in., Serena Williams is 5-ft. 10-in., Venus Williams is 6-ft. 1-in., Sharapova is 6-ft. 2-in., and Jankovic is 5-ft. 10-in. Do you honestly think that it’s a coincidence that everyone is around this height? If you do, then I also have a bridge I can sell you!

#6: You have to be an athlete You can spend years doing all the things on my checklist, but if you do not have naturallyborn athletic ability, then you are wasting your time in becoming a professional. If you have the athletic ability of Michael Moore, then you have about as good of chance of making it as I do winning a Latin Grammy. With this checklist, you now have the blueprint to becoming a famous tennis player. Thanks to my brilliant knowledge of the sport, now you know. But unfortunately, like everything else in life, there’s a catch. And without boring you anymore, I will get to the point. Here’s the catch ‌ even if you do all of these things and spend years of hard work and sacrifice towards achieving the goal of becoming a legend in the sport, there’s still a 99.9 percent chance you aren’t going to make it. Good luck, anyway! G Tennis Pro Eric Meditz may be reached by e-mail at meditzisfunny@yahoo.com.

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U.S. Tennis Participation Tops 30 Million for First Time in More Than Two Decades he USTA and Tennis Industry Association (TIA) have announced that tennis participation in the United States topped 30 million players for the first time in more than two decades. The annual survey of 6,000 Americans showed that tennis participation grew in all age groups under the age of 50 and within all ethnicities. With 30.1 million people hitting the courts, tennis participation has grown 12 percent over 2008 and climbed 25 percent since 2003. The survey is conducted annually by the Taylor Research Group on behalf of TIA and the USTA. New players comprised 7.1 million of the

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total, and the majority of tennis players consider themselves “regular players” (14.8 million). Though 15 of the 17 USTA sections were affected by record rainfall in the spring, total play occasions surpassed 560 million for only the second time in more than 20 years. The greatest percentage of growth in participation was in players 1217 years of age, which grew from 15.7 percent of the total participants in 2008, to 20.5 percent of the participants in 2009. “The USTA continues to work closely with the entire tennis industry to grow our game, and we are extremely gratified that our collective efforts have generated such

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strong growth,” said Lucy S. Garvin, USTA president and chairman of the board. “We continue to strive to make tennis easier to learn and more fun to play, and this commitment has led to millions of more Americans playing the game. I am proud of our network of sections, states/districts, and community programs who have worked so hard to increase participation.” “Over the past several years, we’ve strived to make the game more accessible, particularly at parks and schools across the country,” said Kurt Kamperman, chief executive, community tennis, USTA. “Comcontinue on page 11


Coaching Philosophy: Learning By Steven Kaplan

hile tennis coaches work from a similar body of knowledge, they tend to differ in how they prioritize and apply teaching methods, and philosophy. If a coach’s values compliment and reinforce a player’s values and the outlook of the player’s parents, then the relationship is probably a good fit. This month, I will address a narrow, but vital, coaching topic— learning. I have tried to simplify this complex area, by offering here, the headlines of my 20 favorite concepts on learning.

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12. All that is learned is ultimately learned from experience, either your own or someone else’s. Someone else’s is easier. 13. “Learning” and “liking” are not the same. Separate the message from the messenger. 14. Manage conflicting information with logical integrity, observational consistency and successful results.

1. Be an active, not a passive, learner and participate in your development process.

15. “Knowing” provides the road map for learning. “Understanding” is necessary if you cannot read maps.

2. Concentration is a skill, and like all skills, improvement comes from practice.

16. Good instruction expresses the fundamentals in a distinctive style.

3. Thinking promotes learning, but inhibits performance. Be self-aware in practice and just play at match time.

17. Decisiveness is often more valuable than correctness when performing.

4. Assume responsibility for your educational behavior and behave responsibly. 5. Talent is a gift, problem solving is a choice, chose wisely. 6. Be prepared to learn and work at all times.

18. If a tossed coin lands on heads 99 times in a row, the odds of it landing on

heads on the 100th toss is still 50 percent. Patterns are always clearer in hindsight. 19. Simple solutions are preferable. Change your aim before you change your strokes. 20. It is never too late to learn what is always necessary to know. G Steven Kaplan has guided many touring professionals in the U.S. Open and Wimbledon, and has coached more than 350 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 develop the games of both Keith Kambourian and two-time NCAA Singles Champion Sandra Birch, from the 12-year olds through the pro tour. Most recently, Steve’s longtime student, Bryan Koniecko has achieved the number one ranking in Men’s NCAA tennis.

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7. Winning matters, in the preparation of a point, game, set or match. 8. Winning is important while playing. 9. Having won makes no difference afterwards. 10. Formulate and clarify immediate, shortterm, intermediate and long-term goals. 11. Education in the classroom and on the tennis court is synergistic.

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By Kathy Miller he USTA League just completed its first local season of the Tri-Level League. The Tri-Level League is three courts of doubles with one court at the 3.5 level, one at the 4.0 level and one at the 4.5 level. It gives friends of differing levels the opportunity to play on the same team and share the feeling of team camaraderie! The Men’s and Women’s divisions each had seven teams and played a round-robin format. The top two teams played a playoff to determine the Long Island winner. The winning women’s team was the Carefree team, led by team captain Bonnie Kolenberg. The men’s winning team is the Nassau Indoor team, captained by Jonathan Klee. Both of these teams will be advancing to the sectional event the weekend of Jan. 15, 2010 which will be played in the Albany area. The winning team from the sectional event will play in a national event at Indian Wells, Calif. Nationals are

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played in March during the pro event at Indian Wells. The USTA Mixed Doubles Leagues are underway at the 6.0, 7.0, 8.0 and 9.0 combined levels. Playoffs will be held in May, with the sectional event in June. Ratings will be out by the time this article is out and they can be found on www.usta.com. Click on “Tennislink” and then on “Leagues.” On the next page that comes up, click on “Find a Rating.” You can look up ratings by individual name, team, gender, etc. Scroll down and it will show you the different options. If a player would like to appeal their rating, they must enter their USTA number and click if they are appealing their rating up or down. You will get an immediate answer and the answer is final. There is criteria that is followed with the appeals and you will either be within range or you will not be. Unless there is a debilitating medical condition, the appeal response is final. In the case of a medical appeal, log on

to www.eastern.usta.com. On the top toolbar, go to “For Players,” and then click on “Captain’s Toolkit.” On the next page, click on “Forms” and you will see the “Form for Medical Appeal” and the directions to file it. There is a committee made up of medical personnel and the medical condition has to be permanently debilitating to be considered. Information for the 2010 Adult, Senior and Super Senior Leagues will be sent to captains in March. Please keep Thursday, May 6 from 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. open for the scheduling meeting at the Crest Hollow Country Club. Anyone interested in forming a team or anyone with a question or comment, please feel free to e-mail me at kathym65@aol.com. G Kathy Miller is the manager at Carefree Racquet Club and is also the Adult League Coordinator for USTA/Long Island. She may be reached at kathym65@aol.com.

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U.S. TENNIS PA R T I C I PA T I O N continued from page 8 bine this with the health benefits of tennis, and you get surging interest in the sport.” “The TIA (industry) and the USTA have been focused on growing participation since the mid 90s and this is the result of a consistent and sustained effort that is now paying dividends,” said TIA President Jon Muir. “Our ongoing challenge is to continue to build our frequent player base, the economic lifeline for the sport.” The TIA/USTA survey results include:

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N Total participation broke the 30 million mark in 2009 (a 12 percent increase to 30.1 million, against 26.9 million in 2008). N New players reached 7.1 million (up 19.5 percent from 5.9 million in 2008). N Regular players, those playing four to 20 times per year, increased 26 percent to 14.8 million players in 2009. N Participation in 2009 is up in every major ethnic group, but especially among African-Americans (+19 percent) and Hispanics (+32 percent). N Age groups comprising the greatest percentage of players are: N 12-17 years at 20.5 percent of the total (more than six million players). N 18-24 years at18.4 percent of the total (more than 5.5 million players). N 6-11 years at 16.25 percent of the total (4.9 million players). N Tennis is doing a better job at retention, with continuing players up 6.3 percent to 16 million. N Former players rejoining to the game is up for the third year in a row, with nearly seven million coming back to tennis

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High Fashion Down Under A look at men’s & women’s fashion of the 2010 Australian Open By Emilie Katz

he 98th Australian Open Tennis Championship, the first of the world’s four grand slam tennis tournaments during the year, is scheduled to start at Melbourne Park on Jan. 18, 2010. For two weeks in January, Melbourne Park has it all. The eyes of the world will zone in as the best tennis players in the world battle for one of the biggest grand slam titles the sport has to offer. As the 2010 tennis season approaches, tennis fans are excited to see what some of the players will be wearing at the start of the year. Ana Ivanovic will debut her new Adidas adilibria dress at the 2010 Australian Open. Ivanovic will make a highly anticipated comeback to the WTA tour, wearing a core yellow, dropped-waist dress with black trim that has been 18 months in the making. Ana’s feedback played a large role in the design of this dress. She had made some requests and the Adidas team worked diligently to meet her needs. Ivanovic has said that she “loves the new dress because the colors are so bright and refreshing and the skirt pleats adds a cute feminine touch. It feels very comfortable and

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I’m looking forward to wearing it in Australia. It’s great to have outfits that keep you cool throughout your matches especially in Australia where it is really hot. Thanks to the ClimaCool technology, this dress dries fast and still feels light on your body even if you are in the third set and sweating a lot.” Ana’s dress is made from 100 percent recycled polyester, making it appealing to eco-friendly tennis players worldwide. The adilibria dress is accompanied by a separate bra top and boy short in black to match the dress trimming. Ana will also sport her trademark Adidas visor during her day matches. Ana will wear the biggest-selling tennis shoe in the world, the Barricade V, as she begins the hardcourt season. Her shoe will have phantom black and core yellow detailing to complement the rest of her outfit.

The tennis dress will retail for $75 and the sneaker will cost approximately $125. Adidas has a new addition to its lineup in 2010, with Andy Murray joining the global sportswear brand. The winner of 13 ATP titles to date who reached a number two ranking in the world earlier this year, Andy says, “I’m really excited to be joining Adidas as they are a massive global sports brand with a credible heritage in tennis. There is no doubt that this deal will help me both on and off the court.” The 22-year-old Scotsman will wear the Adidas apparel Competition line and the famous Barricade shoe. Keep a look out for these and other fashions at this year’s Australian Open. 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

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2009 Long Island Tennis Expo Brings Together 1,200-Plus Local Tennis Enthusiasts

n Saturday, Nov. 7, the Long Island tennis community came out and reinforced just how large and strong a community it really is. The 1st Long Island Tennis Expo was a huge success (planned and organized by the staff of Long Island Tennis Magazine), as the event drew 1,200-plus tennis enthusiasts from all across the Long Island and Metro areas. Held on the campus of Farmingdale State College and with the weekend weather cooperating, the exhibit space was completely sold out. Represented were exhibitors from tennis equipment manufacturers, tennis organizations from Nassau and Suffolk Counties, indoor tennis clubs, summer camps, country clubs, tennis retail stores, tennis manufacturers, college scholarship advisors, health food and energy drinks providers, tennis travel destinations and many other retail companies, as well as the USTA Eastern/Long Island Region and USPTA professionals. Attendees walked throughout the Expo Hall, learning about what all the different exhibitors had to offer. Some ven-

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dors sold products to eager customers, while other gave away gifts and spoke with existing and potential clients. At the Expo, USTA Eastern/Long Island was able to sign up more than a dozen new members. Specialty areas were a hot spot at the event. Those areas included USTA’s QuickStart demonstration, which is an exciting new interactive format designed to introduce kids to the game of tennis. Sportime’s Speed Serve competition area was extremely popular for people of all ages who wanted to see just how fast they could serve. Sportime also provided a Dartfish video analysis for participants to see how their serve stacks up to some of the top-ranked professionals on the tour. Glen Head Racquet Club setup a personal training area where their trainer, Jonathan Landsman, tested players on their movement and agility, while also giving them helpful tips on how to improve in those all important areas. Dave & Busters brought along assorted video games, as well as a prize wheel that provided hours of fun for all. Attendees not only got to participate in all of these fun and educational activities, but also walked away with many great prizes and giveaways. Adjacent to the Expo venue was a theater which featured presentations from some of the best and most knowledgeable speakers that the Long Island tennis community has to offer. Steve Kaplan (Bethpage State Park Tennis Center), along with Frank Dolan who is a trainer and consultant to the World Champion New York Yankees, started off the af-

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ternoon with a presentation on tennis performance. They discussed how to improve movement efficiently for peak performance, how to reduce injury, and how to build core strength for dynamic stability and balance. Bob Litwin took the stage next and took on the topic of mental training for competitive situations. Many were riveted by Bob’s inspirational speaking. The presentations concluded with a very educational panel discussion on the road to college tennis and college tennis scholarships. The panel was led by Lawrence Kleger, who is the executive director of tennis for Sportime clubs in New York. The panel was made up of top experts and professionals with experience in all levels of tennis who walked the audience through the various steps necessary to reach their goal of playing college tennis. The panelists included Ken Flach, a former ATP professional tennis player and a U.S. Olympic gold medal winner and winner of four Grand Slam titles; Butch Seewagen, an NCAA All-American at Rice University (1967-68), runner-up in the 1968 NCAA singles championships and served as the head tennis coach at Columbia University from 19701979; Joe Arias, a USTA high performance coach and national Quick start specialist; and Mike Kossoff, coach of many top-ranked juniors at Sportime, as well as having coached one top 800 player in the world, four players to Nationals and eight to Division 1 scholarships. Lawrence led the panel through different areas of the recruiting process and then opened it up to audience questions. This event was a great way to end the 2009 tennis year and we are looking forward to an even bigger and better Tennis Expo II in 2010.


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Scenes From the Long Island Tennis Expo November 7 at Farmingdale State College Photo credit: Franklyn Higgs

Clark D. Ruiz II, founder of Advantage Tennis Strategies LLC, on the expo hall floor

Joe and Donna Arias, along with Jim Donnelley and Adam Hunter from Grand Slam Stacy French, at the SCJTL/Bolle/Port Tennis; Mike Mangini, Head rep; Joel Conybear, Jefferson Country Club booth Wilson rep; and Bill Levin from TopSpin Tennis and Fitness at the Grand Slam Tennis/Topspin Tennis and Fitness/Head/Prince/Wilson Booth

Sportime’s staff takes a break from helping people at their booth to pose for a photo Heather Combs (right) and an attendee at the Whak Sak booth

Ed Oliveau from Great Shot! Courts in front of his booth

Bill Mecca (USTA Eastern) and Karl Sommer (Sportime) instruct some kids in the QuickStart area

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Sportime’s Jay Wass, Mike Kossoff and Lawrence Kleger enjoying the Long Island Tennis Expo


Scenes From the Long Island Tennis Expo November 7 at Farmingdale State College Photo credit: Franklyn Higgs

Scott Axler and Sandy Hoffman at the USTA Eastern/Long Island table where over a dozen new USTA members signed up Steve Kaplan from Bethpage State Park Tennis Bob Litwin, ranked number one in Center (at podium) and Frank Dolan (left), con- the world in the 55-and-Over Divisultant to the world champion New York Yankees, sion, speaks about mental training speak about tennis performance and training

Panelists for the “Road to College Scholarship” presentation: Ken Flach, Joe Arias, Mike Kossoff and Butch Seewagen Jared Rada from Sportime Roslyn and Gerry Ashley from Sportime Bethpage play with the kids in the USTA QuickStart area

The Farmingdale Ram mascot with Ava Berman

Kevin Profenna Hutchins from Tennis Italia was on hand to discuss his company’s product offerings

Nayana Brahmbhatt from Point Set Indoor Tennis on the expo floor Carefree Tennis Club was represented by Pat McIlwee and Debbie Cichon, and Kathy Miller (not pictured)

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Athletic Mouth Guards Can Help Your Game

Your Upper Teeth Must Be Protected from Traumatic Injury, but an Unbalanced Bite Can Actually Physically Weaken Your Whole Body Could You Play Your Best with One Shoe Off? A mouth guard that properly fits over the upper teeth may, in fact, set your lower teeth up to hit the appliance with unequal forces. The uneven strain on muscles in the head and neck also affect the back, shoulders, arms, and legs. Just like from the feet up, the mouth down can impact the ability to function at peak performance.

What Can a Lopsided Bite Do? Interfere with hand-eye coordination, reflexes: Teeth supply information to many important cranial nerves. The brain interprets what your teeth bite on. Incompatible biting forces send inaccurate messages that have an impact on reactions to timing, focus, and concentration. Put strain on neck and back muscles or decrease strength, flexibility, and endurance: An athletic appliance that causes the mouth to over-open or clench on one side, or both, puts strain on the connecting muscles, nerves, bones, and blood supply making you more prone to injury and fatigue.

Prevent recovery from injury: Getting back in shape takes much longer when the body needs to overcome a structural imbalance. A mouthguard that does not take the bite into consideration prevents postural equilibrium, which can affect the body’s response to pain, retraining, and flexibility.

Level the Playing Field in Your Mouth Whether you buy an appliance from the store, on-line, or even from your dentist, you must still determine the fit for your body. If you suffer from allergies, painful areas, headaches, fatigue, sleeping disturbances, or any number of health conditions, your bite may be out of balance with the rest of your body. You may, in fact, find that a balancing lower appliance made to keep your bite level with the horizon, will help restore equilibrium to distant muscles.

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Blake’s “Serving for a Cure” a Smash Hit in New York By Erin Bruehl hen James Blake decided to have a charity tennis exhibition back in 2005 to raise money for cancer research, he assumed he was asking his friends to participate in a one-time event. Cancer research has been a cause near and dear to Blake’s heart since his father, Thomas Blake Sr., was diagnosed with and then passed away from gastric cancer in 2004. When he decided to host the exhibition, therefore, back in 2005, he wanted to do it in a way that was like his father—he did not want to feel he was burdening anyone to commit to an event beyond that one time. However, after the success of Anthem

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Live!, as the event was called, Blake knew there was no way it could be just a onetime function. And after four years of the event being held in Virginia, featuring matches with fellow tennis stars like Andy Roddick, Andre Agassi and Serena Williams and performances from musical superstars like John Mayer, the event moved to Blake’s hometown of New York City this year, but the tradition of it being a smash hit continued. At Pier 94 in Manhattan on Dec. 1, fans and friends of Blake’s were treated to Back Office Associates Serving for a Cure with James Blake, presented by Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, an action-packed

evening of tennis matches, food-tasting from some of New York’s finest chefs, a fashion show from Blake’s new Fila line, as well as a performance from Grammyaward winning artist Wyclef Jean. In addition, many fans had the opportunity to a meet and greet with Blake and his participating friends—Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan—as well as rising American star Melanie Oudin, who was in attendance to watch the matches. “It all started from a one-time thing. I thought I was going to do this in 2005, have a one-time event, ask my friends and continued on page 21

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SERVING FOR A CURE then never bother them again because that is sort of the way my father was— that you do not want to burden anyone else,” Blake, originally from Yonkers, N.Y., said. “But after that first year, the response I got from the fans, my friends, from the people who were there, it just made it impossible for me to neglect that responsibility to do more. “Back Office Associates has been a sponsor of mine since February, and I am really excited that they stepped up to really help me to have (this event) in my hometown where my friends could come watch because it was really tough for a lot of my friends and family to get down to Virginia to see it,” he added of how the event moved to New York. “Although we had great events there, it is nice to do it a little closer to home. If you need a place to grow, New York is definitely the place you want it to grow, and hopefully

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it will be bigger and better than it was in Virginia.” All of the proceeds raised from Serving for a Cure went to the Thomas Blake Sr. Memorial Research Fund, which Blake established in the summer of 2008 at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York to support cancer research in memory of his dad. After the opportunity to meet and greet their fans, Blake and Querrey took to the court to begin the tennis portion of the evening. Roddick was originally scheduled to compete, but was unable to as he continues recovery from a knee injury. However, he still came to support his friend Blake fresh off his own charity event in Texas the day before, which featured a performance from Elton John. And he provided color commentary as his friends took to the court for their one-set match.

“Hit high balls short to his forehand,” Roddick recommended to Querrey at one point during the match, as he sat just below the chair umpire. Roddick even provided sound effects of the ball bouncing on the court at one point, just before Blake took a 4-2 lead. Roddick then had to leave, and Blake closed out a 6-3 win on a volley winner. “I was hoping I was going to be able to play,” Roddick said. “We had talked months and months ago, and I was always planning on playing, and I was not able to do that. I told James about it last week, and he said he still had a use for me, so it was important for me to be up here.” Blake and Querrey then teamed up to take on the Bryans, the world’s No. 1 doubles team who are coming off winning the ATP World Tour Finals doubles title in Loncontinued on page 22

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SERVING FOR A CURE don this past weekend. The Bryans took a 3-0 lead, but Blake and Querrey fought back, closing to 3-2 before the top-ranked team broke back and then took the set and match, 6-3. Among those in attendance for the festivities were Blake’s mother Betty and brother Thomas, as well as Vogue Editorin-Chief Anna Wintour and Mayer, a friend of Blake’s since high school in Fairfield, Conn. In all, over 30 friends of Blake’s were in attendance, although not in their J-Block shirts that fans are used to seeing at the U.S. Open. (J-Block merchandise is also for sale, with all proceeds going to the Blake Research Fund). “It is just amazing. I am continually surprised by it (the support he receives). I never thought I would have this kind of ability to get those people and the caliber of players we have gotten,” Blake said. After the tennis was complete, fans were then treated to a food-tasting from host chef John Mooney and some other top New York chefs. Mooney has been executive chef at a number of high-profile restaurants, and next year, is opening a contemporary American restaurant and bar in the West Village. From chocolate truffle tennis balls to pear and butternut squash bruschetta with radicchio and hazelnuts, fans had a wide variety of food from which to choose before enjoying the fashion show. The fashion show featured Blake’s new clothing line with Fila, called the Thomas Reynolds Collection by Fila, named for and inspired by his father (whose middle name was Reynolds), which Blake debuted at the 2009 U.S. Open. Friends and fans received a look at the line’s spring collection, featuring performance clothing for both men and women, including accessories. “He (his father) had his own style a little bit, and for me I used that style combined with what I have seen the last 10 years on tour,” Blake said of his new collection. “With all the outfits, I have seen good and bad, and I wanted to make sure I was doing what was right and functional.” The final stage of the evening belonged to Wyclef, who opened the performance 22

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with “Hips Don’t Lie,” which he recorded with Shakira. On stage for nearly an hour, he performed “Gone ‘til November” amongst a variety of other songs and, at one point, called out his buddy Blake onto the stage to join him and a bunch of audience members. Dressed in a suit and tie, Blake obliged, ditching his suit jacket and waving his tie over his head as he danced to the music. In the end, it was a successful night of tennis, food, fashion and music and above all, helping to aid the fight against cancer. And the unwavering commitment from everyone meant the world to Blake. “I just called Sam last week, and to have him come out means so much—that at the

drop of a hat these people will say yes to me and be there to help me. Bob and Mike just won the season-ending championships; no one could fault them for taking a break. I am sure their bodies are a little beat up and tired, and for them to come out for a cause I am so passionate about shows they support me, and they knew my father and what it means to me and my family,” he said. “I am really appreciative of everything they do to help. And to have the chefs come out and to have Wyclef be a part of it, to offer his services, is just huge. I am a big fan of his, and I can’t say enough about how lucky I am to have this kind of support.” G Erin Bruehl is a writer with USTA.com.

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The Bryan Brothers take on James Blake and Sam Querrey during the Serving for a Cure charity event in New York City

Wyclef Jean, joined onstage by James Blake, provided the evening’s musical entertainment

The Bryan Brothers, with Sam Querrey and James Blake, share a laugh during their doubles match at the Serving for a Cure charity event


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ATP Preview: 2010 The top five 1. Roger Federer While Roger Federer is not as dominant as he once was, he is still the best in the game. He wins on all surfaces and his consistency is unmatched. He certainly has a target on his back in 2010, but that has never bothered him before. 2. Rafael Nadal Rafael Nadal is back in top form after battling injuries that forced him to miss Wimbledon and lose for the first time at Roland Garros. He will be looking to start 2010 off right by defending his 2009 Australian Open title. 3. Juan Martin del Potro “DP” broke through in 2009, capturing his first Grand Slam by upsetting Roger Federer in a five-set U.S. Open final. del Potro has a big serve and huge groundstrokes from both sides. He is young and will only get better.

Can they get back into the top 10? 1. Lleyton Hewitt A former world number one ranked player, Lleyton Hewitt has fallen on hard times over the last few years. In 2009, Hewitt got some of his “mojo” back though and is now ranked 22nd in the world. Now, let’s see if he can get back into the top 10 in 2010. 2. David Ferrer David Ferrer’s career-high ranking was number four in the world back in 2007. David currently sits at number 18 in the ATP rankings. Ferrer can keep up with anyone from the baseline and will look to grind his way back into the top 10 this year.

Can they finally finish a year in the Top 10?

4. Andy Murray Andy Murray had a very consistent 2009 on all surfaces. He compiled over 60 match wins, as well as reached a career high number two ranking back in August. Murray is back from a late season wrist injury and will be a factor throughout 2010.

1. Gael Monfils Gael Monfils reached his career high back in February when he was ranked number nine in the world. He has since fallen back to number 13. Monfils is getting better and more wellrounded each year. If he can improve in the fitness department to get through the tough five-set matches, this year should be the one he finishes in the top 10.

5. Andy Roddick So close to a Wimbledon title, losing in an epic five-setter to Federer, Andy Roddick was clearly refocused and in better physical condition in 2009. He shed weight, and as a result, was quicker on the court. In 2010, he will shoot for the major championship that has eluded him since winning the U.S. Open in 2004.

2. Gilles Simon Back during the clay court season, Gilles Simon reached his career-high ranking of six in the world. He is currently ranked 15th. If Simon can play better on the grass and hard courts this year, he could be in the top 10 at year’s end.

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How far can these young Americans rise? 1. Sam Querrey Sam Querrey is currently ranked number 25 in the world. His career-high ranking is 22. Querrey seems to be getting better each year, but his ranking has leveled off in the mid-20s.The year 2010 may be his breakout year and American tennis could use the boost.

2. John Isner John Isner is currently at his career-high ranking of 34th in the world. Isner has a huge serve that always keeps him in matches and makes him a tough out against anyone. He has had some nice runs at the U.S. Open, but will be looking for a consistent year on all surfaces which would lead to a new career-high ranking.

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WTA: A Look Ahead to 2010 The top five 1. Serena Williams Even with her meltdown at the U.S. Open and the return of Justine Henin and Kim Clijsters, Serena is always dangerous. If she can keep her fitness and focus, she will be tough to beat all year.

2. Caroline Wozniacki “Sunshine,” as she’s known on the tour, will look to have another consistent year but this time, break through and win a Grand Slam. Whether or not she can win that big one remains to be seen, but things are looking up for Caroline. She will certainly be looking to build on her runner-up performance at the U.S. Open. 3. Dinara Safina A lot depends on Dinara Safina’s current back injury, and her mental toughness is always the key issue. She will need to be healthy, both mentally and physically, in order to make it back to the top spot. 4. Svetlana Kuznetsova Another player with mental flaws, but despite her flaws, Svetlana Kuznetsova will be a factor in 2010. She finished 2009 in good health and can play on all surfaces.

5. Venus Williams The year 2010 might be the last chance at glory for Venus Williams as she turns 30 this year. Aside from Wimbledon, she hasn’t been a factor for awhile at the other Grand Slam events, and her knee is certainly cause for concern. She has lost the invincibility she once had. 26

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They’re back! 1. Kim Clijsters Everybody keeps talking about the return of Justine Henin, but Kim Clijsters, who played lights out tennis at the U.S. Open, will still go into every tournament with nothing to lose and thus no pressure. Clijsters was the talk of the tennis world after winning the U.S. Open and will be a factor on all surfaces throughout 2010. 2. Justine Henin Justine Henin will be a big story at the Australian Open, regardless of her outcome. Her return is a big boost for the women’s game and it will be fun to watch her try to regain her place atop the WTA rankings.

Can they regain top form? 1. Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova is finally getting back on track after a rocky 2009, mostly due to injury. If she can get her serve right, she can be a big factor in the women’s game this year.

2. Ana Ivanovic Mentally and physically tired, Ana Ivanovic wore down in 2009 and her game dropped off significantly. In 2010, she will look to bounce back and get back into the top 10 rankings.


Is this the year they break into the top 10? 1. Sam Stosur Sam Stosur won her first WTA event in 2009, and will look to build on her success and break into the top 10 during 2010. She’s got the game to win a big one and will be a dark horse at the majors.

2. Melanie Oudin This year will be the real test for the feisty American to prove the U.S. Open run was no fluke. Melanie will no longer be able to sneak up on the top players, but her heart, never say die attitude and strong baseline game should carry her far in 2010.

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On the Comeback Trail Down Under Justine Henin returns for the Australian Open after nearly two year hiatus from the court

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fter weeks of rumors of her return, speaking to the Belgian television station RTL, former world number one-ranked women’s player, Justine Henin, officially announced her plans to come back to the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour in January 2010.

“I am really happy and am deeply moved to be able to announce this evening that I will return to competition,” said the 27-yearold, seven-time Grand Slam champion. Henin shocked the world by announcing her immediate retirement May 14, 2008, claiming that her drive to compete was gone for good. Things have changed in the meantime. “There is a flame which is revived,” Henin said. “I thought it was forever extinct.” A main goal of Henin’s return will be to add Wimbledon to her collection of seven Grand Slam titles. She reached the Wimbledon final in 2001 and 2006, losing in 2001 to Venus Williams, and in 2006 to Amelie Mauresmo. Henin is set to launch her comeback in Australia. It is possible that Henin could end up winning the next slam, January’s Australian Open. Why not? After all, Henin was always a more successful player than Kim Clijsters who came back and won the U.S. Open in her first major tournament since returning. 28

Yes, Henin is only 5-ft. 5-in. tall, yet she has a backhand that is both devastatingly attractive and extremely effective. That backhand was the shot that brought Henin seven slam titles. At the age of 27, Henin is still young enough to be a major force in the game and a strong threat to get back to the top of the women’s rankings. Sixteen months ago, Henin became the first player, male or female, to quit while in possession of the number one ranking. Henin’s coach, Carlos Rodriguez, disclosed that his player had “lost the fire that drove her to success.” Shockingly, the world’s best female tennis player had simply had enough of playing tennis.

“There is a flame which is revived. I thought it was forever extinct.” Henin has not been out for as long as Kim Clijsters, who did not compete for a couple of years. Henin has not given birth, which means her return will not have the same emotional impact as Clijsters. Casual tennis viewers enjoyed the tale of someone winning a Grand Slam Title while caring for a child, but will there be an equal amount of interest in Henin’s return? For the good of women’s tennis, let’s hope so. G

Swaps at the Top Spot Since Justine Henin’s retired, five players have been ranked number one in the world: Maria Sharapova, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic, Serena Williams and Dinara Safina. May 2008: Justine Henin, the world’s number one-ranked women’s player, retires. Maria Sharapova becomes ranked number one, a position she held for three weeks. June 2008: Ana Ivanovic becomes the world’s number one-ranked player for nine weeks. Aug 2008: Jelena Jankovic is ranked number one for a week. Aug 2008: Ana Ivanovic returns to the top for three weeks. September 2008: Serena Williams takes over the top spot for four weeks. October 2008: Jelena Jankovic returns to number one and remains there for 18 weeks. February 2009: Serena Williams back at number one again, for 11 weeks. April 2009: Dinara Safina becomes the world’s number one ranked player.

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Justine Henin Fact File Born: Liege, Belgium (01/06/82) Age: 27 Residence: Monte Carlo Height: 5-ft. 5-in. Best World Ranking: 1 Grand Slam Titles: Seven (Australian Open in 2004; French Open in 2003, 2005, 2006 and 2007; U.S. Open in 2003 and 2007) Career Singles Titles: 41 Prize Money: $19,461,375


2010 Australian Open Preview

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he 2010 Australian Open has all the ingredients to make the year’s first Grand Slam event a memorable one. On the men’s side, the resurgent Roger Federer, a steadily improving Andy Murray, a once again fit Rafael Nadal, and a newly-crowned Grand Slam champion in Juan Martin del Potro will be mixed together in the draw and baked in the Melbourne heat with potentially explosive results. Federer will enter the tournament as the favorite to add another Grand Slam title to his already record collection. However, 2010 may be the year that the likes of Murray and del Potro finally come of age and establish a new order in the men’s tennis scene. Nadal will also be a commanding presence, as he

looks to defend his title and take back the number one ranking. In the women’s draw, Serena Williams will enter the tournament as a strong favorite, looking to erase her meltdown at the 2009 U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows. However, Serena will have stiff opposition from an array of players looking to start 2010 on the right foot. Kim Clijsters and Caroline Wozniacki will look to build upon their strong showings at the U.S. Open. Former champion Maria Sharapova, back in top form after missing most of the 2009 season due to an injury, will make for a tough out. Also worth watching out for is Dinara Safina

as she looks to end her Grand Slam drought, along with dangerous players such as Elena Dementieva and Svetlana Kuznetsova. Another big story of this Australian Open will be the triumphant return of Justine Henin, who will be playing her first Grand Slam since announcing her retirement back in 2006. G For more information, visit www.australianopen.com.

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Should I? Shouldn’t I? And When? By Clark D. Ruiz II I recently participated in the inaugural Long Island Tennis Expo, hosted by Long Island Tennis Magazine at Farmingdale State College, and the USTA College Showcase held at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Both events were well-attended by hundreds of families with the intentions of having their children play collegiate tennis. The two most surprising things I learned from speaking with a multitude of parents at both locations was that many, if not most, were not aware that help was available to them through the use of a college tennis advisor. In a time where children grow up, from a very early age, using subject tutors, SAT tutors, private tennis coaches

and trainers, the thought of seeking help with one of the biggest decisions a tennis family faces had not been considered. Just from an economic standpoint alone, utilizing a college tennis advisor makes a great deal of sense. It’s the logical last step in a process that starts when your child first picks up a racquet at four or five years old. Misinformed decisions can be extremely costly, not to mention could lead to a terrible collegiate experience. It’s one thing if you have gone through the process with a previous child and feel comfortable enough with the process you employed to use it again for a second or third child. However, if this is your first go around with the collegiate experience, you should strongly consider hiring a college tennis advisor who can help you nav-

igate the process efficiently and arm you with the key questions and information needed to uncover the best fit, both academically and athletically. The second thing that has most families the most confused is when to hire a collegiate tennis advisor … sophomore year … junior year … senior year? In my opinion, the earlier you start the process, the better. By starting early, one leaves open the option of making adjustments to the players’ tennis game, rituals and regiment, in preparation for the college game. It also allows for the planning of specific tournaments, as well as type of tournaments that can make your child more appealing to a college coach. It is much less stressful to work on the continued on page 35

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82,500 Reasons for Fitness By Carl Barnett ave you ever had a complete meltdown? I mean, the type where you forget who is there, what was said, and basically, even forget many of the details of what has happened. By now, the entire world saw Serena Williams’ episode with the line judge at the U.S. Open women’s semifinal on Sept. 12. Megan Liston BS,CASAC, our counselor at Early Hit Training, says she’s not alone. “It often happens to people after accidents and domestic disputes, when someone is so enraged, they’re experience is like a black out,” said Liston. This article is not an editorial on bad behavior. Yes, as a coach I cringed because I knew where she was headed. As a player, I felt for her poor fortune at the timing of the call, and as an adult, I felt for her parents who had to watch their child’s most troubling and graphic display of anger and loss of control before millions of people. Granted, Serena has had a history of bad calls against her at the Open, we have all listened to people argue for months as to whether or not it was a good call. What really matters was how it was handled and not whether it was correct. Serena had saved serve on numerous occasions all summer from love-40. On those occasions, we saw the grit, determination and fine play that has gotten Serena to where she is today. During coverage of one of the earlier Grand Slams this year, Martina Navratilova discussed how when we start a point at over 150 heartbeats per minute, we lose 95 percent of the time. You can only imagine where Serena’s heartbeat was after being that frenzied.

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Steve Kaplan’s wonderful article, “Non-Psychological Solutions to Choking” (Long Island Tennis Magazine, Vol.1, Number 5), sites Reggie Miller’s superior VO2 max, which led him to become one of the all-time clutch shooters in basketball. Fitness certainly provides strength and a steady hand. Fitness also promotes focus, which leads to good judgment. If only Serena had better focus at that moment. Bob Litwin, tennis champion and focus expert, made a great point at the recent Long Island Tennis Expo. “Every thought has a consequence,” said Bob.

Due to the in-depth coverage of television, we all got to hear what Serena was thinking. Consequence one … a loss to Kim Clijsters, 6-4, 7-5 and a chance to defend her 2008 U.S. Open Championship in the finals. Consequence two … on Nov. 30, the Grand Slam Committee fined Serena $82,500. That brief loss of focus cost Serena her dignity which is the hardest thing to regain. G Carl Barnett started the Early Hit Training Programs at Glen Head Racquet Club six years ago. He may be reached by phone at (516) 455-1225 or e-mail earlyhit@optonline.net.

Correction … In the November/December 2009 edition of Long Island Tennis Magazine, on page 54, it was mistakenly reported that its has been 20-plus years since a team from Long Island (the Men’s 4.0 team from Carefree Racquet Club) has won the Men’s 4.0 National Championship in the news brief, “Congrats to Men’s 4.0 National Champs From Long Island.” We did some more in-depth fact checking and in fact, the Men’s 3.5 team from Huntington Racquet Club won the USTA National Championship in Tucson, Ariz. in 1998.

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Don’t Blame Me … I’m Only the Tennis Instructor By Lonnie Mitchel “Can you teach me how to hit a serve like Roger Federer?” I am asked that question almost on a weekly basis from a variety of students. I study the serves hit by the best professionals. “Fix your toss, pronate your wrist, keep your head up,” I tell my students. I adjust my remarks as indicated by the observations I make on the endless variety of bad habits that I see students display. Whether it is an adult or a junior, one thing is for sure, they pay money to get better and invest their time with me to ensure that can happen. I apologize in advance about the comments I am about to make to those stu-

dents who have listened to me and went out and practiced. They almost always show improvement over time. For many others, “Don’t blame me!” if you are not getting better.

“The responsibility you have for improvement lies only with you and the person that looks back at you from the mirror.” I am sure there are other teaching professionals who are reading this article and I bet you can relate to this. You have students who take lessons, but really only improve in the smallest of increments. Come on … admit it, we all have a few of these

types of students who do not improve nearly as much as their potential might illustrate. I am sure you may have questioned your ability as a tennis teacher when that happens. I know I do only because I want to challenge myself to be a better teacher. I have come to one realization in my 20-plus years teaching tennis … students get better because they practice! “Don’t Blame Me … I’m Only the Tennis Teacher,” the title of this article, does not mean I am not accepting the responsibility of giving the best quality lessons possible. Rather, I am putting a significant portion of the homework responsibility on the student. A student gets out of it what he or she puts into it. As a parent, you normally say to your continued on page 36

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player’s package (cover letter, athletic resume, registering with the NCAA, player DVD) without worrying about studying and taking SATs/ACTs, college applications, etc. Proper planning takes a great deal of time and effort. The less time you have, the more apt you might be to not look under every stone. With proper planning, your child can know where they will be attending school before the holidays of their senior year. Many players have said that during their senior year, the period from the holidays to the end of the school year, there was sense of calm having the stress related to getting into schools behind them. Remember, the more time you have to monitor the schools on your short list, the better the possibility you have to discover something about those schools which can be the determining factor in your final decision. As a final note, during the course of the two events, a number of parents with children who were seniors expressed that they wished they had known about the services I provided a few years earlier. They acknowledged the amount of stress and anxiety they had experienced in the search, and how a college tennis advisor could have relieved them of that part of the process. For any of you starting the process or considering whether hiring a collegiate tennis advisor is right for you, I suggest you utilize my “Ask the Advisor” portal at Advisor@AdvantageTennisStrategies.com. Feel free to e-mail me any question you may have related to college tennis or the process of finding the right school. E-mails received are answered within 24 hours. Oftentimes, the answer to one question provides all the clarity you need to make the right decision or leads you in the right direction. You don’t have to go at it alone, help is on the way. G

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DON’T BLAME ME child, “How was school?” The child normally replies, “Just fine,” and you say, “Good, go do your homework.” “Yes, homework!” I said! In previous articles, I wrote of the valuable life lessons that students gain as part of their tennis education, such as dealing with adversity, discipline, concentration and perseverance, just to name a few. So, practicing the tools learned is important and the dividends gained are immeasurable. It does not take a genius to figure out that practice is the seed for improvement. I also observe that many of the juniors I instruct also take lessons on a musical instrument. I ask them, “How often do you practice?” The answer, most of the time, is several times a week … I rest my case. The tennis racquet is my “musical instrument” and I use it, practice with it and care for it in the same way one would care for an expensive violin. Parents, if your son or daughter is doing their homework and practicing a musical instrument, then tennis deserves a time investment as well. Adults, is work and life getting in the way of your tennis game? I understand that is likely is, but invest the time when you can because if anything, your tennis can be as good as psychotherapy. This article is clearly not directed to the

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juniors or adults who take advantage of the programs they are enrolled in which allows them the opportunity to play two or three times per week. It is probably more directed at the student who shows up each week for their one-hour group or individual lesson looking for some “magic pill.” So, here is the magic pill … lessons do not make you better, practicing makes you better, and a lesson should be used as a supplement to your improvement. A student needs both aspects to gain the most out of their tennis education. Please, do not blame me if you are not getting better. The ones who point fingers are the students that, 99 percent of the time, are not doing their homework— “Practice makes perfect.” So you say that you cannot get to a tennis court? If that’s the case, there are two things you can do at home which take only a few minutes. 1. Practice your service toss outside in front of your homes two to three min. each day. If you do this correctly, the muscle memory will eventually kick in and your serve will improve drastically because a good toss is the root of a good serve. 2. Stand in front of a mirror and look at

yourself swinging your groundstroke’s slow and steady for two to three min. Visualization and muscle memory are two important tools the best players in the world use for improvement. If you cannot do these two things because getting to a tennis court is just not possible, then don’t blame me! The responsibility you have for improvement lies only with you and the person that looks back at you from the mirror. G Lonnie Mitchel has been teaching tennis since 1985, mostly at Carefree Racquet Club in North Merrick, N.Y. and is a USPTA Level 1 certified tennis instructor. He has produced many high school and collegiate level tennis players, including his own children, Wayne (who plays at Muhlenberg College) and Trevor (who competes regularly on the USTA Long Island Junior Circuit, gaining the number one ranking in the 14s). Lonnie has also worked in the travel and tourism industry as a regional sales manager for 25-plus years for such companies the Walt Disney Company and Royal Caribbean International. His wife, Harriet, is a club level tennis player and can often be found on the court. Lonnie may be reached by phone at (516) 414-7202 or e-mail lonniemitchel@yahoo.com.

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USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Presents

Tennis and Rockin’ Blues Featuring One-on-One Doubles he USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center will be hosting an event sure to electrify the Tennis Industry on Saturday, Jan. 30 to celebrate the finals of the Australian Open. Past Australian greats have been known to Serve-and-Volley their way to many championships over the years. Keeping consistent with the event’s theme, the USTA BJK National Tennis Center will be bringing in the exciting and unique game called One-On-One Doubles Tennis. The half-court, serve-and-volley Singles game played on the standard doubles court, produced by One-On-One Doubles Inc, is played to rockin’ blues music during its tournament competitions. The server must serve-and-volley on both first and second serves or there is a loss of point; half-volleys are permitted. All points are played crosscourt. The game is action-packed, fast-moving and displays all of the game’s shots. Originally played as a practice drill, the game’s founder, Ed Krass, has developed a four-hour tournament format, now USTA sanctioned, where there are defining game boundaries and rules. Ed Krass is the former Harvard women’s coach and founder/director of the College Tennis Exposure Camp. One-On-One Doubles Tennis was played as part of the ATP Challenger, the BMW Championships in Sunrise, Fla., in 2007 and 2008. A sold-out crowd was treated to an exciting One-On-One Doubles final won by Austrian Davis Cup Star, Stefan Koubek. One-On-One Doubles Tennis is widely considered the first new game, to singles and doubles, since the game’s inception in the 1870s. The game is being played on college campuses nationwide. Just this past September, Stony Brook University hosted a

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Division 1 Women’s Collegiate One-OnOne Doubles tournament. The ITA National College Coaches Convention has hosted One-On-One Doubles prize money tournaments over the past four years. The Jan. 30 tournament will start at 10:00 p.m. and finish at 2:00 a.m. with all participants competing in the USTA’s compass draw format of play. There will be three divisions of play offered: A $1,000 Men’s Open Division; A $1,000 Men’s 35 & Over Division and a Men’s and Women’s recreational division. A Wheelchair Tennis exhibition will also be featured. Entry fees are $95 per player and general admission is $50 per person. Event proceeds to benefit the Jana Hunsaker Foundation. The Todd Wolfe Band (www.toddwolfe.com), one of the nation’s premiere rockin’ blues bands, will perform throughout the event. Todd played lead guitar for Sheryl Crow during the 1990s and now tours, extensively throughout the U.S. with his own band.

The event will include a cocktail reception, tournament t-shirts, live feed of the Australian Open Final and live music. All players will receive a ranking on the game’s Web site, www.oneononedoubles.com. Free prizes will be given out during the event. To register for this tournament, please go to www.eastern.usta.com. The deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 15. G For more information regarding this event, please contact the NTC at (718) 760-6200, ext. 0 and to learn more about One-On-One Doubles Tennis, visit www.oneononedoubles.com. For future event information and hosting opportunities, please contact One-on-One Doubles Inc. Executive Director Ed Krass by e-mail at oneononedoubles@yahoo.com. For sponsorship and broadcast opportunities, contact Howard Lipkint of Goin Mobile Entertainment LLC by e-mail at howard@goinmobileentertainment.com.

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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 the U.S. Golf Open. Four indoor hard and four indoor red clay courts are air-conditioned for year-round play. Bethpage Park 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 twotime 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 levelheaded approach to junior tennis ensures that students develop and maintain a positive and productive mental outlook. 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 prereq38

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uisites 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 Web site: www.carefreeracquetclub.com

Carefree Racquet Club is Long Island’s finest indoor tennis facility. With seven indoor nova hard courts, Carefree offers programs for all ages and abilities. For children ages six through 18, Carefree offers 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 the Tournament Training Program for competitive tournament players. To keep their skills honed, Carefree offers 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 its air-conditioned courts. Camp is held daily, from noon to 5:00 p.m., with a lot of scheduling flexibility. Carefree also excels with programming for younger children. They have a 45-min., sixweek class for tots ages three to five, which runs year-round. Adults are also offered many different programs. Carefree has seasonal courts for groups of friends who want to play together on a regular basis. For those who want to play a variety of players in a competitive format, Carefree offers singles, doubles and team doubles leagues which are formed by the facility’s league coordinator. There are learning and playing 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 along with 90-min. of practice time. In addition, Carefree offers private lessons, Stroke of the Week Clinics, Cardio Tennis, and is 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, Carefree hosts “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 they do not charge “membership fees.” In addition to the club’s seven airconditioned/heated tennis courts, Carefree has two racquetball


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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 for all your tennis needs.

Eastern Athletic Clubs 100 Ruland Avenue • Melville, NY 11747 Phone #: (631) 420-1310 9A Montauk Highway • Blue Point, NY 11715 Phone #: (631) 363-2882 384 East Jericho Turnpike • Dix Hills, NY 11746 Phone #: (631) 271-6616 Web site: www.easternathleticclubs.com With three Long Island locations, Eastern Athletic Clubs is one of the premier tennis facilities in the

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your child to the gym and know they are safe and occupied while you hit the courts and/or the gym. If you are looking for a great tennis club that also offers a large amount of other activities Eastern Athletic Clubs is the place to go.

Glen Head Racquet Club 95 Glen Head Road • Glen Head, NY 11545 Phone #: (516) 455-1225 The Early Hit Training LEN EAD Center is located in the ACQUET LUB Glen Head Racquet Club, at 95 Glen Head Road in Glen Head, N.Y. Home of the ALPS Program, they specialize in accelerated learning through a combination of private lessons, group sessions and physical training in tennis-specific exercises. The program was designed by Carl Barnett with the help of Pat Etcheberry. The program focuses on the players and their need for accessible court time, coupled with a flexible schedule and parentfriendly budget. Early Hit also features a 6:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. adult program that is open 365 days a year. Late Hit is on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday During the indoor season, Early Hit is a terrific value. They feature a fabulous summer camp, pro shop, restaurant and private training all year long.

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Point Set Indoor Racquet Club Inc. 3065 New Street • Oceanside, NY 11572 Phone #: (516) 536-2323 Web site: www.pointsetracquetclub.com 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 30-plus-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, 40

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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 costumer 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 seven 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 alternatives 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 Diabetes, 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 traditional 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


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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, Racquet Club is RACQUET CLUB Rockville 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, adult lessons and court rental when available. 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 2009, junior development director Pat Mosquera led the Rockville Racquet USTA Junior Team to the Nassau County Championship.

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The pros at Rockville Racquet make learning an enjoyable experience for all students. Holiday parties provide safe entertainment and tennis practice. A contest to select a “funniest experience” 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 available for all levels of play. League players enjoy friendly competition and winners receive trophies at the end of each season. Adults who would like to learn to play or want 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 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 strokes. Drills are group lessons, with a maximum of six players, which stress tennis skills. Cardio drills, with a maximum of eight participants, combine and aerobic workout with tennis movement. 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 open for customers to test the latest racquets and equipment. Fashionable tennis attire and gift

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items are available at competitive prices. Stringing, grips and other services are available. The front desk staff is always glad to assist customers with purchases or to provide information about Rockville Racquet’s programs and services.

Sportime Randall’s Island, Syosset, Roslyn, Bethpage, Kings Park, Quogue, Amagansett, Mamaroneck, Lynbrook, Massapequa and Schenectady Phone #: (888) NY-TENNIS • Web site: www.SportimeNY.com Why does Sportime have the best tennis programs in New York? We have a system—and it works! Tennis Kinetics—The Accelerated Learning Method Tennis Kinetics is Sportime’s inno-

vative approach 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 focus too much on developing tennis skills, and not enough on helping students to 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

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teaching empowers our students to problem solve as they progress. By making sure our students understand 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, to evaluate student progress, to 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 QuickStart developmental programs, which

start with toddlers ages two to four, 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 over 100 USTAsanctioned 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 offers a comprehensive Game Arraging service that provides great tennis matches “on demand.”

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We have Sportime Team Elite Sportime ‘s Team Elite provides our most dedicated junior players with access to cutting-edge technology, and to the latest instructional, educational and motivational tools and techniques. If your child enrolls in two or more of Sportime ‘s trademarked Junior Tennis Kinetics programs, he or she will receive complimentary access to our exciting, new, members-only Team Elite tennis channel on Dartfish TV. This innovative video channel will foster additional one-on-one interaction between your child and his/her coaches and will help your child to maximize his/her Sportime instructional experience. Check out Team Elite by going to the Sportime Web site, www.SportimeNY.com, and clicking on Team Elite on the “Tennis” menu. Our facilities can’t be beat Not only does Sportime offer 155 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. We’re bringing tennis back to New York City On June 30, 2009, Sportime unveiled the largest and finest tennis facility to open in New York City in the past 30 years! Sportime’s $17 million facility, now open to the public, has immediately become New York City‘s premier tennis destination. The new Sportime at Randall’s Island features 160,000-sq.-ft. of tennis courts and five-star support facilities. A stunning building designed by award winning architects houses five hard courts, yearround, as well as a beautiful clubhouse. Another five hard courts and 10 clay tennis courts are housed in three state-of-the-art air structures during the indoor season, and are available for outdoor play during the outdoor season, with 10 courts lighted for outdoor evening play.

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center 12402 Roosevelt Avenue • Flushing, NY 11368 Phone #: (718) 760-6200 The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is the largest public tennis facility in the world. Operated by the USTA for the City of New York, the facility opened in 1978 when the USTA moved the US Open from the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, NY. It is, most certainly, a “Tennis Welcome Center.” In 1997, the USTA opened Arthur Ashe Stadium as its main sta44

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dium and expanded the tennis facilities at the USTA National Tennis Center. The construction increased the number of courts on the grounds from 25 to 45 and saw the acreage more than double to 46.5 acres. In 2006, the USTA renamed the entire facility the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in honor of one of tennis’ finest ambassadors and a product of public courts in her native Long Beach, Calif. Expansion of the USTA National Tennis Center has increased the number of outdoor courts available for public play to 30. This does not include Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium or the Grandstand. In addition, there are nine indoor courts for public use and that number will increase to 12 with the completion of the new Indoor Tennis Center. In actuality, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is open to the public seven days a week, 11 months a year, closing only on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has a staff of more than 20 USPTA and/or PTR-certified professionals conducting programs, clinics, private lessons, leagues and tournaments year-round. The NTC also supports all USTA Community Tennis and Player Development initiatives. Other tournaments held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center include the Men’s and Women’s College Tennis Invitational (an ITA event) and other ITA college events and conference championships; the Jana Hunsaker Memorial Eastern Wheelchair Championships (an ITF event); the USTA Men’s and Women’s National Open Indoor Championships and a host of USTA Eastern sectional tournaments for juniors, adults and seniors as well as New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) and New York City Parks Foundation programs for junior and senior players. The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center professional staff also conducts community tennis programs, including QuickStart Tennis for children 10 and under to learn tennis in a fun and dynamic way; USTA Jr. Team Tennis for youth match play; USTA League Tennis for competitive, level-of-play competition and an official Cardio Tennis site for on-court heart pumping fitness. Initiatives for USTA Player Development include an Invitational USTA Competition Training Center for ranked players, Player Development programs for top-ranking juniors residing in the Northeast and a year-round USTA Tournament Training Program for ranked juniors. In addition, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center hosts events for coaches training and education, including United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) functions, four Certification Training Courses and Developmental Coaches Workshops each year, annual meetings and conventions and at least four Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) Teaching Essentials Workshops and Professional Development Workshops.


Mind-Body Training for Greater Focus and Improved Results By Jonathan Landsman Clearly, junior tennis players (and most recreational adult players) are exposed to just as much high-level mental and physical stress as touring pros—perhaps even more so due to a lack of proper conditioning. Poor range of motion, weak physical structure and inexperience are just a few problems that make it difficult (at best) to stay focused during a match. In addition, many players (especially competitive juniors) are being told to

“concentrate” or “focus” all the time, without regard to the player’s current state of physical fitness. Put simply, it’s hard to have a strong mind without a strong body. Although genetics are a factor, most players can develop great tennis success with the proper knowledge and training discipline. Being out-of-balance, tired or unable to maintain concentration are strong signals that one’s routine must change. Doing the same thing repetitively and expecting different results is merely Einstein’s theory of insanity. To become a successful tennis player, one must incorporate the mind and body into every facet of training. Avoid one of the most common mistakes I’ve ever witnessed while traveling with my daughter, Sarah Landsman (currently, on a full tennis scholarship at The University of Arizona) to the major USTA

National-level junior tournaments. After months or perhaps years, of training, most players would prepare, just minutes away from a “big” match, by watching TV, talking to friends or maybe stretching their legs on the stairs. This lack of understanding on how to prepare oneself for victory is what many players fall victim to. Fortunately, there is a way to replace poor habits. It all begins with a proper understanding of your own body and its capabilities. There’s no better place to discover this than in a well-developed “warm-up” routine that prepares you for the rigors of this fantastic game. Activating the core, leg and upper body muscles (in a systematic way) with careful consideration of breathing, body posture and technique, can go a long way toward precontinued on page 46

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F I T N E S S A N D N U T R I T I O N continued from page 45 venting injuries and maximizing performance from the very first moment of a match or training session. Obviously, as mentioned earlier, juniors lack well-developed physical strength and competitive experience. But, what most juniors don’t know, is that a typical “fitness club type” routine will not prepare you well for the mental and physical demands of a competitive tennis match. Again, fortunately, there are ways to strengthen the core, legs and upper body, plus condition the mind to enjoy tangible results in a short period of time. All junior tennis players would be served well by focusing greater attention to the “mind aspect” of their fitness training routine. What is the current status of your state of mind? Train like a champion … be sure your fitness routine helps you develop a healthy belief system and strengthens your ability to stay focused

on process, not on results. Mentally speaking, nothing is more important than staying in the “here and now.” One simple exercise to help you develop greater focus and better tennis results would be to concentrate all of your attention on an object close to you and on your breathing process. That will switch you to a “here and now” state of mind. Want proof of how it works? Just take a look at the best players in the world … they always look at their racquet strings between points! This simple exercise will help you stay focused between points, improve your recovery time and better prepare you for the next point. Jonathan Landsman is head trainer at the Early Hit Training Center. He may be reached by e-mail at pfcompany@optonline.net.

Shoulder Pain in Tennis Players: Do You Have a Good Foundation? By Chris Ostling, PT, DPT Shoulder pain is one of the more common injuries in tennis players, affecting both young and old alike. The general reason is fairly simple: By design, the shoulder is not meant to perform such forceful, and often overhead, movements. Include the tremendous amounts of repetition inherent in the game, and you have all the key components of an injury waiting to happen. Cheer up fellow tennis players. I’m not continued on page 49

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JavaFit has announced the launch of their JavaFit Gives Back Program designed specifically to assist non-profit organizations to help raise money for causes. All the monies and commissions earned from the sales of a JavaFit product from a National Tennis Association for the Disabled (NTAD) affiliate will go directly to benefit National Wheelchair Tennis. JavaFit offers what has been described as “functional gourmet coffee,” packed with vitamins and nutrients, and sized so that the avid coffee drinker

doesn’t have to brew up an entire pot of coffee in a single-serve use delivery system. “Our current programs for wheelchair players and MS players are in need of your support,” said Dan Dwyer, managing partner and head tennis professional at Point Set Racquet Club. Dan was the first chair of the USTA Wheelchair Tennis Committee. “These programs are free to anyone with MS or in a wheelchair. To keep these programs going and to help those in need, we need your help.” Javalution Coffee Company was founded in 2003 when two friends were seeking a way to stay fit, have more energy and have a simple way to achieve their fitness goals, all without undergoing major lifestyle changes. It was at that point that they had a “Javalution” and determined that coffee was the way to go. The JavaFit product is the brainchild of Scott Pumper, who currently serves as the company’s president. Scott was in-

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The Importance of the Offseason By Eric Dietsche he holiday season has come and gone, and that means that the tennis season is essentially over. It has become cold and has started to snow; outdoor play has become somewhat unlikely. Leagues and other players flood the indoor courts, which makes it hard to get regular hitting sessions. All of this leads to the conclusion that off-the-court training will play a larger role in the development of your game. This training can work all sorts of wonders for you: It can help you run faster, jump higher, fight high cholesterol and stimulate brain activity. Actually, all of this may not be true, but there are still many advantages to working hard. You will be able to reach tough shots and frustrate your opponent. You may ask what you should do in order to achieve this high level of fitness though. Keep reading and you will find those answers.

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it will maintain your hand-eye coordination and your racquet skills. In addition, squash gives you the opportunity to continue to put yourself in competitive situations so you can maintain your mental toughness during a period of time in which matches are rare to come by. In and of itself, squash is a fun game, and it creates a perfect diversion from the mountains of homework that we typical college students are buried under. 2. Cardio workouts Cardio workouts are more than just a treatment for the chronic rubber leg syndrome! We do a lot of stairs and wind sprints to improve leg strength and stamina, in order to prevent that rubbery-leg feeling during long points or matches. Whereas your opponent will die out in that point and will take a few more points after the tough one (thus giving you a couple of free points for your effort), you will still be fresh and will not need any recovery time. 3. Core workouts … the epicenter of the earthquake! All of your power and strength stems from your core muscle groups. Due to this, we do exercises to increase the strength of our abdominal and oblique muscles. Your core muscles are of paramount importance

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when playing tennis, since they are key for whatever you are trying to accomplish, whether it be the torque that will improve your serve or your overheads, it all comes from the core muscles, ground strokes and even your general court movement. The core groups cannot be neglected. 4. Plyometrics … dynamite for your legs! Also, in relation to the explosiveness that the core can help you with in certain ways, there are the plyometric workouts that improve your balance. For example, something as simple as jumping on and off of a box will increase the explosive nature of your quads and the rest of your legs, giving you a step up on your opponents. Other exercises, such as one-footed jumps, will improve your balance and stamina and help your game when you return to the court. We all know that tennis is a demanding sport, but that is what we enjoy about it; otherwise we would not still be playing it. However, even when we are not physically out on the court, we are preparing to be out on the court and to make the most of our experience when out there. We don’t just want to beat our opponent, we want to feel good doing it. The only way to do this is to do your homework during the winter offseason and get ready for when the snow melts again in the spring. As a competitive player, there will always be something that you wish to improve, a facet of your game that you wish was just a little bit better. These desires to improve are what will provide the fuel for the focused player during the winter offseason. Eric Dietsche is a senior and valedictorian of the Class of 2009 at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, N.Y. As a five-time varsity letter winner in tennis, he is also a two-time All-League Player. He also won the title of Most Valuable Player in the New York Catholic High School Athletic Association in 2009. He attends Williams College in Massachusetts where he plays tennis. He may be reached by e-mail at edietsche@gmail.com.


F I T N E S S A N D N U T R I T I O N continued from page 46 suggesting that we lay down our rackets … at least not without a fight! The most obvious solution to this problem is to try to affect the shoulder directly by using methods to strengthen or increase the flexibility of the shoulder. The rotator cuff, the group of muscles deep within the shoulder, does a lot of work for us when we’re trying to smash a forehand by our opponent. It’s only fair that we return the favor and make sure that it’s just as healthy as our own game. While focusing our attention on the shoulder itself is very important, it’s only part of the equation. Our body’s foundation is the other major component and is frequently overlooked when dealing with shoulder pain. Our foundation is comprised of both our leg and core (trunk) muscles. Believe it or not, our foundation is where a lot of our power comes from. Some estimates say at least 50 percent of our power comes from our core. Most people think that arm or shoulder strength is what makes you hit the ball hard—that’s why when people want to hit a ball harder, they swing harder. Using common sense, we can see that our foundation is more responsible for ball speed. First off, compare the size of your leg muscles and your shoulder muscles.

Your leg muscles are obviously much bigger and more powerful. From a practical standpoint, compare how hard you hit a ball moving forward and using your legs to drive through the ball, as opposed to when you’re scrambling backwards and have to “muscle” the ball without any forward momentum. As you prepare to hit a ball, force is generated in your legs and core and transferred through your mid-section and trunk. The force continues through the shoulder, which adds its own amount of force, traveling down the arm and through the racket as it impacts the ball. In reality, the shoulder is more responsible for transferring and directing the force being received from your foundation than attempting to generate all the force itself. What happens when our foundation doesn’t provide the needed force? The answer is that the shoulder will try to compensate for it by adding more of its own force. Here’s the problem: For your shoulder to make up for a 20 percent loss in force due to a weak foundation, it would have to increase its speed of swing by almost 40 percent. That’s hard work on the shoulder! Repeatedly having the shoulder try to compensate for a weak

foundation can lead to rotator cuff strain or tendonitis, as well as impingement. That’s why a strong foundation is so important to your shoulder’s health. Do you have a weak foundation? Here’s a quick way to check. Perform a one-legged squat. If you note balance problems or if your knee wobbles and falls inward towards your midline, then chances are you need to strengthen your foundation. Every player can benefit from a stronger foundation. Not only can it keep your shoulder healthy, but it can increase your power and improve your court coverage! If you’re experiencing shoulder pain, a thorough evaluation by your physical therapist can help determine whether your problem is related to faulty shoulder mechanics or if the shoulder is overworked due to a weak foundation. G Chris Ostling, PT, DPT is with Next Step Physical Therapy in Hicksville, N.Y. Chris is an orthopedically-trained physical therapist with experience treating both novice and professional tennis players. For more information, contact Chris by phone at (516) 6818070, e-mail nextstep@nextsteppt.com or visit www.nextsteppt.com.

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2009 Girls High School

Nassau & Suffolk Recap 2009 Long Island Championship Long Island Champion—Syosset High School Long Island Championship Match: Syosset 5–Half Hollow Hills West 2

2009 Nassau County Girls High School Standings Conference I Conference I Champion: Syosset Playoffs Semifinals Syosset 7-Port Washington 0 Jericho 4-Roslyn 3 Finals Syosset 6-Jericho 1 Conference I Final Standings Syosset..............................................13-1 Roslyn................................................12-2 Jericho ..............................................10-4 Port Washington..................................8-6 Hewlett ................................................7-7 Garden City ......................................4-10 Friends Academy ..............................2-12 Cold Spring Harbor ..........................0-14

Conference II Conference II Champion: Plainview JFK Playoffs Second place vs. third place playoffs (A) Plainview JFK 5-Great Neck South 2 (B) South Side 4-Lynbrook 3 Semifinals Manhasset 5-South Side 2 Plainview JFK 4-Oceanside 3

Conference II A Final Standings Manhasset ........................................11-1 Plainview JFK ......................................9-3 Great Neck South................................7-5 North Shore ........................................6-6 Oyster Bay ..........................................4-8 Herricks ..............................................4-8 Locust Valley ....................................1-11 Conference II B Final Standings Oceanside ........................................11-1 South Side ..........................................9-3 Lynbrook..............................................8-4 Wheatley..............................................7-5 Massapequa........................................4-8 Bellmore ............................................2-10 Plainedge ..........................................1-11

Conference III Conference III Champion: Carey/Sewanaka Playoffs Second place vs. third place playoffs (A) East Meadow 4-Long Beach 3 (B) Baldwin 5-Mepham 2 Semifinals Great Neck North 6-Baldwin 1 Carey/Sewanahaka 6-East Meadow 1 Finals Carey/Sewanahaka 5-Great Neck North 2

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Conference III A Final Standings Great Neck North ..............................13-1 Long Beach ......................................12-2 East Meadow ....................................10-5 Glen Cove............................................9-6 Hicksville ............................................7-7 Bethpage ..........................................4-10 Farmingdale ......................................2-12 Valley Stream South ..........................0-14 Conference III B Final Standings Carey/Sewanahaka ..........................14-0 Baldwin..............................................11-3 Mepham ..............................................9-5 Lawrence ............................................7-7 Calhoun ..............................................6-8 Carle Place ..........................................6-8 Wantagh ............................................3-11 West Hempstead ..............................0-12

Conference IV Conference IV A Champion: MacArthur Conference IV B Champion: Valley Stream Central Playoffs IV A Semifinals MacArthur 6-Uniondale 1 IV A Finals MacArthur 5-Clarke 2 IV B Finals Valley Stream Central 5-Levittown Division 2


Conference IV A Final Standings MacArthur..........................................10-0 Clarke ..................................................7-2 Valley Stream North ........................5-4-1 Uniondale ........................................4-5-1 Freeport ..............................................2-8 New Hyde Park ..................................0-8

All-County honors (Quarterfinalists) Devlin Ammendola (Farmingdale) Deana Davoudiasi (South Side) Jennifer Fridman (Port Washington) Claudia Li (Jericho) Doubles Tournament All-New York State & All-County honors Champions: Edelblum & Mintz (Roslyn) Runner-up: Richman & Bernstein (Roslyn) Third place: Sickles & Tamborino (Massapequa) Fourth place: Lattner & Miller (Manhasset)

Conference IV B Final Standings Valley Stream Central ..........................7-0 Levittown Division ..............................6-1 Hempstead..........................................4-4 Westbury ............................................1-7 Malverne/East Rockaway....................2-6

All-County honors (Quarterfinalists) Giannetti & Giannetti (Oyster Bay) Runner-up: Richmond & Bernstein (Roslyn) Third place: Sickels & Tamborino (Massapequa) Fourth place: Lattner & Miller (Manhasset)

Nassau County Girl’s Tennis Tournament (Oct. 4, 2009 & Oct. 11, 2009) Top three finishers represent Nassau County at the States

All-County honors (Quarterfinals) Gianetti & Gianetti (Oyster Bay) Layne & Layne (Oyster Bay) Petruzillo & Wee (Port Washington) Szulman & Froccaro (Port Washington)

Singles Tournament All-New York State & All-County honors Champion: Blair Seideman (Jericho) Runner-up: Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City) Third place: Hannah Camhi (Syosset) Fourth place: Samantha Gann (Massapequa)

New York State Girls High School Tennis Championships (Nov. 7, 2009-Nov. 11, 2009) Singles Singles Blair Seideman(Jericho) Jordana Kono (Jericho) 1stFourth Place: NYS Public place: NYS Publicand andFederation Federation Champion Hannah Camhi (Syosset) Aylin Mehter (Massapequa) 3rdFifth Place: NYS Public place: NYS Publicand and Federation Federation Doubles Doubles Brooke Pottish and Lindsay Kantor Kelsey Raynor &Beach) Jacqueline Raynor (Westhampton (Garden City) 2nd Place: NYS Public and Federation First place: NYS Public and Federation Champions Missy Edelblum and Paige Mintz (Roslyn) Consolation round &winners: NYS Public Amanda Halstrom Andrea Samlin and Federation (Bellmore) Third place: NYS Public and Federation Sportsmanship Award Paige Mintz (Roslyn) Sportsmanship Award Brittany Ciavarella (Bellmore)

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NASSAU COUNTY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 4 & 11, 2009 AT OCEANSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Singles Out-Bracket (10 Game Pro-Set)

First Round (10 Game Pro-Set)

Courtney Sokol (Carey/Sewan) vs. Neeta Jadonath (Wheatley)

Blair Seideman (Jericho)

Second Round (10 Game Pro-Set)

(All-County) Quarter Finals (2 of 3 sets)

(All-NY State) Semi- Finals (2 of 3 sets)

Finals (2 of 3 sets)

Seideman Courtney Sokol (Carey/Sewan)

Seideman

Lila Martz (Long Beach) Bianca Posa (VSN) vs. Veronika Paikin (Hewlett)

Martz Olivia Bahou (CSH)

Seideman

Jennifer Fridman (Port Wash.) Fridman Bianca Posa (VSN)

Fridman

Ashley Sandler (Syosset) Alexandra Gerin (Glen Cove) vs. Claudia Ruiz (North Shore)

Sandler Marissa Lazar (Lynbrook) Seideman

Samantha Gann (Massapequa) Gann

Julia Ciardullo (Locust Valley) vs. Rachel Shenker (South Side)

Claudia Ruiz (North Shore) Gann Eliza Budd (Friends) Budd Rachel Shenker (South Side)

Julie Rosen (Lawrence) vs. Viola Sawyer (Glen Cove)

Gann Deana Davoudiasi (South Side) Davoudiasi Julie Rosen (Lawrence)

Davoudiasi

Emma Brenner (Great Neck South) Brenner Alyssia Gonzalez (Uniondale) Sara Vitale (Bethpage) vs. Karishma Tank (Herricks)

Seideman

Francina Smith (Malverne) King Taylor King (Baldwin)

WINNER Nassau County Singles Champion

Ammendola

Karishma Tank (Herricks) Ammendola Devlin Ammendola (Farmingdale) Melissa Carlay (NHP) vs. Alyssa Lavin (Friends)

Raynor

Alexsandra Mally (Carey/Sewan.) Vecchio Mia Vecchio (Herricks) Raynor Melissa Carlay (NHP)

Robin Mehta (Port Wash.) vs. Hannah Goldman (West Hemp.)

Raynor Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City) Raynor

Robin Mehta (Port Washington) Leone

Alexandra Sharp (Locust Valley) vs. Alyssa Rosello (Garden City)

Gabriella Leone (Hewlett)

Li

Alexandra Sharp (Locust Valley) Li Claudia Li (Jericho) Cameron Moskol (MacArthur)

Camhi Wilkins

Taylor Wilkins (Friends) Jacqueline Glasner (GNN) vs. Taylor Anderson (Locust Valley)

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Taylor Anderson (Locust Valley) Camhi Hannah Camhi (Syosset)

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Seeds: 1) Seideman (Jericho) 2) Camhi (Syosset) 3) Raynor (Garden City) 4) Gann (Massapequa)

3rd/4th Place Camhi def. Gann


NASSAU COUNTY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS OCTOBER 4 & 11, 2009 AT OCEANSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Doubles First Round (10 Game Pro-Set)

Second Round (10 Game Pro-Set)

(All-County) Quarter Finals (2 of 3 sets)

(All-NY State) Semi- Finals (2 of 3 sets)

Finals (2 of 3 sets)

Edelblum & Mintz (Roslyn) Edelblum & Mintz

Seeds: 1) Edelblum & Mintz (Roslyn) 2) Petruzillo & Wee (Syosset) 3) Richman & Bernstein (Roslyn) 4) Szulman & Froccaro (Port Wash.)

Bye Edelblum & Mintz

McManus & Rosamilia (VSN) Redman & Hampton Redman & Hampton (Baldwin)

Edelblum & Mintz Miller & Murillo (Roslyn) Giannetti & Giannetti Giannetti & Giannetti (Oyster Bay) Giannetti & Giannetti Zanin & Brooks (Oceanside) Jusczak & Jusczak (MacArthur)

Zanin & Brooks Edelblum & Mintz

Szulman & Froccaro (Port Wash.) Szulman & Froccaro Imber & Weiss (Bellmore) Szulman & Froccaro Maniar & Quan (Herricks) Sands & Gutierrez Sands & Gutierrez (Baldwin) Sickles & Tamborino

Sickles & Tamborino (Massapequa) Sickles & Tamborino Siegal & Fuchs (Bellmore) Sickles & Tamborino

Kreitman & George (Manhasset) Mitsuda & Portenoy Mitsuda & Portenoy (Lawrence)

Edelblum & Mintz Layne & Layne (Oyster Bay) Paolantonio & Grgas (Carey/Sew)

WINNERS Nassau County Doubles Champions

Layne & Layne Layne & Layne

Gaimaro & Aronin (Lynbrook) Marc & Last (Hewlett)

Marc & Last Richman & Bernstein

Dunn & Longo (Manhassett) Dunn & Longo Gould & Kalikow (Wheatley) Richman & Bernstein

Carnovale & Byrnes (Plainedge) Richman & Bernstein (Roslyn)

Richman & Bernstein Richman & Bernstein

Lattner & Miller (Manhasset) Lattner & Miller DeSouza & Waltrip (Bethpage) Lattner & Miller Madison & Madison Winkler & Arena Winkler & Arena (CSH) Lattner & Miller Rizzo & Pappas (Wantagh) Forman & Maier Forman & Maier (Oceanside) Petruzillo & Wee Zloof & Yaron (GNS) Petruzillo & Wee Petruzillo & Wee (Syosset)

3rd/4th Place Sickles & Tamborino def Lattner & Miller

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2009 Girls High School Nassau & Suffolk Recap 2009 Suffolk County Girls High School Standings League I Division I Half Hollow Hills West ......................17-2 Half Hollow Hills East ........................14-4 Northport ..........................................10-5 Hauppauge..........................................7-7 Commack ............................................9-7 Smithtown East ................................2-10 League II Division I Harborfields ......................................11-3 Whitman ..............................................5-4 Kings Park ..........................................5-8 Glenn ..................................................4-9 Huntington ..........................................3-5 Smithtown West ..................................4-7 League III Division II Sayville ..............................................11-3 East Islip ........................................10-5-2 West Islip ..........................................11-6 Bay Shore..........................................7-10 Islip ....................................................2-12 Connetquot ......................................1-11

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League IV Division II West Babylon ....................................14-1 Deer Park ..........................................10-4 Lindenhurst........................................10-6 Brentwood ..........................................8-5 Babylon ..............................................5-9 North Babylon ..................................3-11 Copiague ..........................................3-10 Central Islip ......................................1-12 League V Division III Patchogue-Medford ..........................14-4 Mt. Sinai ..............................................8-7 Ward Melville ......................................6-9 Bayport-Blue Point..............................7-9 Sachem East ....................................3-10 Middle Country..................................1-11 League VI Division III Port Jefferson ....................................12-4 Miller Place ........................................11-4 Longwood ........................................7-5-2 Sachem North ....................................4-8 Comsewogue ......................................4-7 Stony Brook ........................................3-7 Bellport ..............................................0-13

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League VII Division IV Westhampton ....................................17-1 East Hampton/Bridgehampton ........14-2 Mattituck ............................................8-7 Floyd..................................................10-7 Ross ....................................................5-8 Shoreham-Wading River ................0-10-2 League VIII Division IV Mercy ................................................14-1 Southampton ....................................12-4 Eastport-South Manor ........................9-5 Rocky Point ........................................8-6 Riverhead ............................................6-8 Southold/Greenport ..........................2-10 Hampton Bays ..................................0-13 Center Moriches................................0-11 CHSAA Standings St. John the Baptist ..........................16-3 St. Francis Prep ..................................7-4 Kellenberg ..........................................5-7 Sacred Heart ......................................3-9 St. Anthony’s ......................................0-4


2009 NYSPHSAA HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIPS NOVEMBER 7-9, 2009 AT EASTSIDE RACQUET CLUB, MANILUS, NY

Girls Singles Blair Seideman

Jericho

Seideman Bye Mehrabyan

Seideman Ithaca

Susko Susko

Fayetteville/Manlius

Gleason

Honeoye Falls-Lima

Seideman Gleason

Campbell Schmitz

Carmel

Gleason

Scotia Glenville

Haber Haber Podlas

Wallkill

Seideman

Williamsville East

Podlas Minnoe

Auburn

Podlas Rosati

Holy Names

Gurda

Minisink Valley

Camhi

Syosset

Rosati Camhi Camhi Smergut Uy

Ross

Camhi St. Francis Prep

Uy Schmitz Crummey

Fairport

Seideman

Shaker

WINNER NYSPHSAA Singles Champion

Crummey Miller

Williamsville North

Rounds

Susquehanna Valley

Raynor

Garden City

Raynor Raynor

Arrequin

Our Lady of Mercy Academy

Hanstein

Manlius Pebble Hill

Ryan Hanstein Ryan

Elgort

Half Hollow Hills East

Ryan Ryan Ventimiglia

Fox Lane

Loeb

St. Francis Prep

Bristol Bristol Fernandez

Orchard Park

Romanoff

Pittsford-Sutherland

Romanoff Romanoff Holbrook Mehrabyan

Middle Country

Loeb Valley Central

Mehrabyan Ithaca

Loeb

Camhi

Bye Loeb Loeb

Ryan

Camhi

Ossining

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2009 NYSPHSAA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS NOVEMBER 7-9, 2009 AT EASTSIDE RACQUET CLUB, MANILUS, NY Sato/Sato Sato/Sato Bye Sato/Sato

Gallelli/Fehervari Gallelli/Fehervari Stewart/Loomis

Sato/Sato DuBrin/Vidrascu DuBrin/Vidrascu Harvey/Line DuBrin/Vidrascu Jelonek/Clover Hill/Holleran

Hill/Holleran Sato/Sato

Santos/Syrnik Santos/Syrnik Braiman/Wicks Santos/Syrnik Bernstein/Richman Bernstein/Richman Harding/Harding Santos/Syrnik Rubenstein/Tamoshunas Rubenstein/Tamoshunas Das/Das Rubenstein/Tamoshunas

Robinson/Matthews Boro/Fleckenstein Boro/Fleckenstein

Sato/Sato Caruso/O’Hara Vamvakitis/Hann

WINNERS NYSPHSAA Doubles Champions

Vamvakitis/Hann Vamvakitis/Hann

Pasier/Tepas Edelblum/Mintz

Pasier/Tepas Vamvakitis/Hann

Roach/Belardinelli Buckner/Hardman Buckner/Hardman Mori/Mori

Kelly/Marden Mori/Mori

Mori/Mori Pottish/Kantor

Norkett/Thomson-Bash Ho/Rogovin Ho/Rogovin Ho/Rogovin Biskup/Hoey Bjork/Mangona Bjork/Mangona Pottish/Kantor Strong/Passero Strong/Passero Sickles/Tamborino Pottish/Kantor Bye Pottish/Kantor Pottish/Kantor

DuBrin/Vidrascu 1 2 3 Vamvakitis/Hann 4 Vidrascu/DuBrin

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Rubenstein/Tamoshunas Mori/Mori Ho/Rogovin

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DuBrin/Vidrascu DuBrin/Vidrascu Mori/Mori

1 2 3 4 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-8

Sato/Sato Pottish/Kantor Syrnik/Santos Mori/Mori DuBrin/Vidrascu Edelblum/Mintz Rubenstein/Tomashunas Bjork/Mangona


2009 Nassau County Girls Tennis:

A Visual Recap Blair Seideman of Jericho High School, 2009 Girls Singles Champion

Jacqueline Raynor of Garden City High school, runner-up in the Girls Singles Division

Congratulations to the Syosset Girls Varsity team, 2009 Nassau County Champions

Hannah Camhi of Syosset High School finished in third place in Girls Singles Division

2009 Nassau County Doubles Champions Melissa Edelblum and Paige Mintz of Roslyn High School

Devlin Ammendola of Farmingdale High School

2009 Suffolk County Girls Tennis:

A Visual Recap

Northport Doubles 2009: Mickey Harding, Coach Peter Quinn and Bridget Harding

Members of the Westhampton Beach team: Jamie Hann, Diana Vamvakitis, Coach John Czartosieski, Lindsay Kantor and Brooke Pottish

Nadia Smergut from Ross with Coach Vinicius Carmo

Coach Tom Depelteau and Samantha Elgort from Half Hollow Hills East, with Robyn Romanoff and Coach Jessica Fleming from Middle Country

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Scenes From the Girls High School Long Island Championship Match Syosset High School vs. Half Hollow Hills West November 5 at Oceanside High School

Ashley Sanders from Syosset High School readies her next shot

Hannah Camhi from the 2009 Long Island Girls Champion, Syosset High School team

Jen Gluckman, Coach Larry Levane and Stacey Anton from Syosset High School

Tara Petruzillo from Syosset High School in action during the Girls Long Island Championship match at Oceanside High School

Congrats to Long Island’s D1-Bound Players … Jennifer Kellner of Hauppauge Notre Dame

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Blair Seideman of Jericho Yale University


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LONG Boys & Girls Long Island Rankings (as of 12/2/09)

BOYS Long Island Boys 10 Singles Rank ......Name ..............................City 1 ..........Sean Patrick ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 2 ..........Kyle Hudson Gower ....Oceanside, N.Y. 3 ..........Patrick F. Maloney ......Oyster Bay, N.Y. 4 ..........Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 5 ..........Arjun Mehrotra ..........Woodbury, N.Y. 6 ..........Cannon Kingsley ........Northport, N.Y. 7 ..........Neel Raj......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 8 ..........Thomas A. Korossy ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 9 ..........Michael Medvedev......Oceanside, N.Y. 10 ........Kyle C. Yaun................Sand Point, N.Y. 11 ........Gardner Howe ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 12 ........Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 13 ........Eli Grossman ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 14 ........Amani Siddiqui ..........West Babylon, N.Y. 15 ........Ryan Goetz ................Greenlawn, N.Y. 16 ........Justin Ilan Lempert ....Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 17 ........Pete Sizios..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 18 ........Austin Egna ................Port Washington, N.Y. 19 ........Colin Francis Sacco ....Brightwaters, N.Y. 20 ........Brady Berman ............Glen Head, N.Y. 21 ........Brian Shi ....................Jericho, N.Y. 22 ........Spencer Bozsik ..........Sag Harbor, N.Y. 23 ........Billy G. Suarez ............Huntington, N.Y. 24 ........Steven M. Schneider ..Southampton, N.Y. 25 ........James Kyrkanides ......Stony Brook, N.Y. 26 ........Aditya J. Dave ............Syosset, N.Y. 27 ........Rajan Jai Vohra ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 28 ........David Ammendola ......Massapequa, N.Y. 29 ........Max Egna ..................Port Washington, N.Y. 30 ........Jake Grossman ..........Sands Point, N.Y. 31 ........Vincent Caracappa......Smithtown, N.Y. 32 ........Blake Shaevitz............Glen Head, N.Y. 33 ........Alex Joseph Amadio....Smithtown, N.Y. 34 ........Ethan Nussdorf ..........Old Westbury, N.Y. 35 ........Steven Well Sun..........Glen Cove, N.Y. 36 ........Jacob Weiner..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 37 ........Jack Aaron Briamonte Great Neck, N.Y. 38 ........Parker Appel ..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 39 ........Benjamin Grossman ..Sands Point, N.Y. 40 ........Aaron Askowitz ..........Great Neck, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 12 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Curran Varma ............Manhasset, N.Y. 2 ..........Alexander Pintille........Wainscott, N.Y. 3 ..........Spencer Swanson ......Remsenburg, N.Y. 4 ..........Sean Patrick ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 5 ..........Zane Siddiqui..............West Babylon, N.Y. 6 ..........Garrett Malave............Laurel, N.Y. 7 ..........Alex Grossman ..........Sands Point, N.Y. 8 ..........Kevin Alec Kowalsky ..Oyster Bay, N.Y. 9 ..........Evan Kober ................Wantagh, N.Y. 10 ........Justin Park ................Huntington, N.Y. 11 ........Alan Delman ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 12 ..........Andrew J. Bentz............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 13 ........Jonathan Staudigel ....Northport, N.Y. 14 ........Stephen Gruppuso ......Bayport, N.Y. 15 ........Jesse M. Levitin..........Manhasset, N.Y. 16 ........Brian Hoffarth ............Fort Salonga, N.Y. 17 ........Ryan Maloney ............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 18 ........Noah J. Reisch............Floral Park, N.Y. 19 ........David Jaslow ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 20 ........Nikhil Raj....................Locust Valley, N.Y. 21 ........Chirag Sharad Soni ....New Hyde Park, N.Y. 22 ..........Daniel David Kafka........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 23 ........Arjun Mehrotra ..........Woodbury, N.Y. 24 ........Bryant J. Born ............Manhasset, N.Y. 25 ........Terrill Cole Barnard ....Mill Neck, N.Y. 26 ........Giuseppe Loduca ........Great Neck, N.Y. 27 ........Cory Seltman..............Smithtown, N.Y.

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........Michael Medvedev......Oceanside, N.Y. ........Aziz Rashidzada..........Dix Hills, N.Y. ........Benjamin Tenner ........Roslyn, N.Y. ........Oliver Ridgley Green ..Locust Valley, N.Y. ........Faran Nazir ................Deer Park, N.Y. ........Kyle Hudson Gower ....Oceanside, N.Y. ........Logan Beckerman ......East Norwich ........Travis Leaf..................Dix Hills, N.Y. ........Palmer T. Clare............North Bellmore, N.Y. ........Patrick F. Maloney ......Oyster Bay, N.Y. ........Michael Schweitzer ....Old Westbury, N.Y. ........Robert Gavigan ..........Garden City, N.Y. ........Alex Brebenel ............Glen Head, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 14 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Drew F. Feldman ........Port Washington, N.Y. 2 ..........Daniel Sliwowski ........Islip, N.Y. 3 ..........Doron Saraf ................Great Neck, N.Y. 4 ..........Ian Baranowski ..........Syosset, N.Y. 5 ..........Gabriel P. Lazar ..........Hewlett, N.Y. 6 ..........Ethan Hayden Handa ..Rockville Centre, N.Y. 7 ..........Marcell Rengifo ..........Copaigue, N.Y. 8 ..........Dylan Ander................Hewlett, N.Y. 9 ..........Kevin Cino ..................East Quogue, N.Y. 10 ........Brett Edelblum............Roslyn, N.Y. 11............Benjamin Mermelstein....Northport, N.Y. 12 ........Michael Hakimi ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 13 ..........Andrew J. Bentz............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 14 ........Connor Daniel Jeran ..Islip, N.Y. 15 ........Michael J. Nelson ......Manhasset, N.Y. 16 ........Ty Stone ....................Centerport, N.Y. 17 ........Stone E. Mitchell ........Woodmere, N.Y. 18 ........Justin Park ................Huntington, N.Y. 19 ........Erik Ujvari ..................Hauppauge, N.Y. 20 ........Jesse Richheimer ......Merrick, N.Y. 21 ........Henry Tell ..................Woodbury, N.Y. 22 ........Steven Marzagalli ......Patchogue, N.Y. 23 ........Gregory Abrahams......Baldwin, N.Y. 24 ........Caleb Van Loon ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 25 ........Kyle Apler ..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 26 ........Brandon Kay ..............Setauket, N.Y. 27 ........Alexander Pintille........Wainscott, N.Y. 28 ........Cole Lafitte ................East Setauket, N.Y. 29 ........Nick Bauer..................Great River, N.Y. 30 ........Jamis Ross ................Manorville, N.Y. 31 ........Michael A. Vera ..........Bethpage, N.Y. 32 ........Ian Combemale ..........Bridgehampton, N.Y. 33 ........Jayant S. Sani ............Great Neck, N.Y. 34 ........Michael Lustrin ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 35 ........Kevin Alec Kowalsky ..Oyster Bay, N.Y. 36 ........Palmer T. Clare............North Bellmore, N.Y. 37 ........Jacob Ethan Rosenthal Jericho, N.Y. 38 ........Josh Young ................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 39 ........Andrew Reiley ............Manorville, N.Y. 40 ........Christopher Schwab ..Seaford, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 16 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Stephen Peng ............Woodbury, N.Y. 2 ..........Sloan Millman ............Woodmere, N.Y. 3 ..........Pasha Shapouri ..........Albertson, N.Y. 4 ..........Eric Sumanaru............Middle Island, N.Y. 5 ..........Sean Jagi Chhugani....Roslyn, N.Y. 6 ..........Darren Reisch ............Floral Park, N.Y. 7 ..........Scott Johnson ............Northport, N.Y. 8 ..........Brian Chalif ................Huntington, N.Y. 9 ..........JT Esposito ................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 10 ........Gabriel P. Lazar ..........Hewlett, N.Y. 11 ........Doron Saraf ................Great Neck, N.Y. 12 ........Jared Drzal ................West Sayville, N.Y. 13 ........Ryan Marcus ..............Merrick, N.Y. 14 ........Andrew Z. Wang ........Huntington, N.Y. 15 ........Sander Brenner ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 16 ........Henry D. Lee ..............Sag Harbor, N.Y. 17..........Matthew Zuckerman ..Valley Stream, N.Y. 18 ..........Ryan Wennberg..............Huntington Station, N.Y. 19 ........Jacob Mishkin ............Woodbury, N.Y.

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RANKINGS

20 ........Michael Freilich ..........Lawrence, N.Y. 21 ........Nick Wong ..................Jericho, N.Y. 22 ........Ryan White ................Wantagh, N.Y. 23 ........Seth Kornfield ............Jericho, N.Y. 24 ........Trevor S. Mitchel ........East Meadow, N.Y. 25 ........Matthew Demichiel ....Hewlett, N.Y. 26 ........Matthew Granito ........Wantagh, N.Y. 27 ........Christian Thienel ........East Quogue, N.Y. 28 ........Patrick Brosnan ..........Garden City, N.Y. 29 ........Brett Ringelheim ........Atlantic Beach, N.Y. 30 ........Ethan Handa ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 31 ........Kevin H. Kim ..............South Setauket, N.Y. 32 ..........Michael Mcfelia..............Huntington Station, N.Y. 33 ........Chris Casamassima ....Franklin Square, N.Y. 34 ........Solomon Ofir ..............Plainview, N.Y. 35 ........Benjamin Q. King ........East Meadow, N.Y. 36 ........Evan Ross Seidman ....Dix Hills, N.Y. 37 ..........Christopher DeSimone ..Centerport, N.Y. 38 ........Adam Fishelberg ........Plainview, N.Y. 39 ........Jordan A. Zecher ........Woodbury, N.Y. 40 ........William Degouveia ......Port Washington, N.Y.

Long Island Boys 18 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Scott Johnson ............Northport, N.Y. 2 ..........Benjamin Bogard ........Lido Beach, N.Y. 3 ..........Eric Dietsche ..............Bay Shore, N.Y. 4 ..........Stephen Peng ............Woodbury, N.Y. 5 ..........Eric Sumanaru............Middle Island, N.Y. 6 ..........Jaewon Kim................East Northport, N.Y. 7 ..........Darren Reisch ............Floral Park, N.Y. 8 ..........Michael T. Puntillo ......Sands Point, N.Y. 9 ..........JT Esposito ................Rockville Centre, N.Y. 10..........Matthew Zuckerman ..Valley Stream, N.Y. 11 ........Justin Ziccardi ............Islip, N.Y. 12 ........Robert James Buda ....Northport, N.Y. 13 ........Richard Sipala ............Quogue, N.Y. 14 ........Sloan Millman ............Woodmere, N.Y. 15 ........Richard A. Ferguson....Franklin Square, N.Y. 16 ..........Derek J. Wells ..............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 17 ........Kenneth D. Pinillos......East Hampton, N.Y. 18 ........Matthew Corriston ......Wantagh, N.Y. 19 ........Faizan Khurram ..........Long Beach, N.Y. 20 ........Evan Pincus................East Meadow, N.Y. 21 ........Brain Hui ....................East Meadow, N.Y. 22 ........Gregory B. Gittler ........Ronkonkoma, N.Y. 23 ........Solomon Ofir ..............Plainview, N.Y. 24 ........Pasha Shapouri ..........Albertson, N.Y. 25 ........Alex Bessarabov ........Lindenhurst, N.Y. 26 ........Dylan Marsh ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 27 ........Matthew R. Johnson ..Huntington, N.Y. 28 ........Jeremy Pomerantz......Sayville, N.Y. 29 ........James Prasad ............Lindenhurst, N.Y. 30 ........William Speranza........Hicksville, N.Y. 31 ........Jeffery Kornhauser ....Wantagh, N.Y. 32 ........Sean Jagi Chhugani....Roslyn, N.Y. 33 ........Thomas Fischl ............Huntington, N.Y. 34 ........Shane B. Liebenthal....Old Westbury, N.Y. 35 ........Dylan Roberts ............Holtsville, N.Y. 36 ........Justin Ziccardi ............Islip, N.Y. 37 ........Brian Chalif ................Huntington, N.Y. 38 ............Sidesh Sachithananthan ..Hicksville, N.Y. 39 ........Jesse Liebenthal ........Old Westbury, N.Y.

GIRLS Long Island Girls 10 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 2 ..........Jasmine Olivia Abidi....Glen Head, N.Y. 3 ..........Lea Ma ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 4 ..........Nicole Kielan ..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 5 ..........Celeste Rose Matute ..Amityville, N.Y. 6 ..........Claire Handa ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 7 ..........Vista Grinde ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 8 ..........Amanda Allison Foo ....Manhasset, N.Y. 9 ..........Jacqueline Bukzin ......Manorville, N.Y. 10 ........Emily Kate Shutman ..Huntington, N.Y. 11 ........Julia Kielan ................Valley Stream, N.Y.

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........Dasha Dlin..................Glen Head, N.Y. ........Caitlin M. Cosme ........New Hyde Park, N.Y. ........Devika Kedia ..............East Norwich, N.Y. ........Morgan A. Wilkins ......Glen Head, N.Y. ........Abigail Carrie Okin ......Amagansett, N.Y. ........Emily Austin................Hewlett, N.Y.

Long Island Girls 12 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Cameron Leigh Moskol Wantagh, N.Y. 2 ..........Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y. 3 ..........Vanessa Scott ............Dix Hills, N.Y. 4 ..........Elena Nastasi..............Bayville, N.Y. 5 ..........Nicole Koskovolis........Manhasset, N.Y. 6 ..........Brittany Burke ............Garden City, N.Y. 7 ..........Taylor S. Cosme..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 8 ..........Julia Ciardullo ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 9 ..........Courtney A. Digia ........Manhasset, N.Y. 10 ........Michele Shelia Lehat ..Great Neck, N.Y. 11 ........Michelle Haykin ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 12 ........Alexa Graham ............Garden City, N.Y. 13 ........Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 14 ........Celeste Rose Matute ..Amityville, N.Y. 15 ........Jeannie Lozowski ......Amityville, N.Y. 16 ........Bridget Harding ..........Northport, N.Y. 17 ........Nicole Damaghi ..........Kings Point, N.Y. 18 ........Annelise Meyding ......Port Washington, N.Y. 19 ........Madison Appel............Locust Valley, N.Y. 20 ........Rachel Gastaldo..........Syosset, N.Y. 21 ........Michelle Vancura ........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 22 ........Aidan Owens ..............Manhasset, N.Y. 24 ........Katie Jean Cirella........Woodbury, N.Y. 25 ........Rhea Malhotra ............Syosset, N.Y. 26 ........Marissa Luchs ............Roslyn, N.Y. 27 ........Julia Khan ..................Sands Point, N.Y. 28 ........Laura Jean Halsey ......Westhampton, N.Y. 29 ........Lauren F. Salzano........Dix Hills, N.Y. 30 ........Jasmine Olivia Abidi....Glen Head, N.Y. 32 ........Claudia M. Ruiz ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 33 ........Sabrina Ferretti ..........Setauket, N.Y. 34 ........Vista Grinde ................Sea Cliff, N.Y. 35 ........Caitlin M. Cosme ........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 36 ........Victoria Macchia ........Seaford, N.Y. 37 ........Caroline Keating ........Huntington, N.Y. 38 ........Jessica Schwarz ........Oceanside, N.Y. 39 ........Ashley Bespechny ......Hewlett, N.Y. 40 ........Emily Morgenbesser ..Bayport, N.Y.

Long Island Girls 14 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Cameron Moskol ........Wantagh, N.Y. 2 ..........Ruth Freilich ..............Lawrence, N.Y. 3 ..........Zenat Rashidzada ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 4 ..........Emma Brezel ..............Port Washington, N.Y. 5 ..........Jennifer Glukhman ....Syosset, N.Y. 6 ..........Ola Mally ....................Franklin Square, N.Y. 7 ..........Alexa P. Sternschein....Syosset, N.Y. 8 ..........Campbell Howe ..........Locust Valley, N.Y. 9 ..........Aimee N. Manfredo ....Shoreham, N.Y. 10 ........Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y. 11 ........Lauren Livingston ......Sands Point, N.Y. 12 ........Jennifer C. Ferguson ..Franklin Square, N.Y. 13 ........Kathryn Herburger ......Manhasset, N.Y. 14 ........Jeannie Lozowski ......Amityville, N.Y. 15 ........Erica Bundrick ............Mattituck, N.Y. 16 ........Amanda Edelman ......Southampton, N.Y. 17 ........Holly Hubsher ............Sands Point, N.Y. 18 ........Mary C. Harding..........Northport, N.Y. 19 ........Taylor Anderson ..........Locust Valley, N.Y. 20 ........Amanda R. Nowak ......Huntington, N.Y. 21 ........Alison Wang................Great Neck, N.Y. 22 ........Karishma Tank............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 23 ........Amanda Gaimaro........Lynbrook, N.Y. 24 ........Lara Fishbane ............Commack, N.Y. 25 ........Emily Bentley..............East Islip, N.Y. 26 ........Sarah Dionisio ............Shirley, N.Y. 27 ........Davianna Romer ........Hampton Bays, N.Y. 28 ........Aidan Owens ..............Manhasset, N.Y.


LONG 29 ........Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 30 ........Anna Posluny..............Centerport, N.Y. 31 ........Brittany Burke ............Garden City, N.Y. 32 ........Harley Kaiserman ......Setauket, N.Y. 33 ........Betty Ma ....................Dix Hills, N.Y. 34 ........Rachel Gastaldo..........Syosset, N.Y. 35 ..........Megan Tamborrino........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 36 ........Angelika Rothberg ......Centerport, N.Y. 37 ........Morgan Herrmann ......Garden City, N.Y. 38 ........Karen A. Serina ..........Islip Terrace, N.Y. 39 ..........Christine Apicella ..........Massapequa Park, N.Y. 40 ........Elena Nastasi..............Bayville, N.Y.

Long Island Girls 16 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Amy Ginny Naula ........East Hampton, N.Y. 2 ..........Veronica Paikin ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. 3 ..........Ashley Sandler............Jericho, N.Y. 4 ............Jessica Sickles ............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 5 ..........Courtney Sokol ..........Floral Park, N.Y. 6 ..........Ruth Freilich ..............Lawrence, N.Y. 7 ..........Brett A. Lieb................Cutchogue, N.Y. 8 ..........Zenat Rashidzada ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 9 ..........Amanda L. Seeley ......Sound Beach, N.Y. 10 ........Amanda Marano ........Hampton Bays, N.Y. 11 ........Robin R. Mehta ..........Manhasset, N.Y. 12 ........Hannah Hinchcliffe......Mineola, N.Y. 15 ........Kelly Marie Benini ......Northport, N.Y. 16 ........Paige J. Mintz ............Roslyn, N.Y. 17 ........Rithika D. Reddy ........Syosset, N.Y. 18 ........Briel G. Smith ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 19 ........Andrea Arreguin..........Hicksville, N.Y. 20 ........Erica Bundrick ............Mattituck, N.Y. 21 ........Elan King ....................Baldwin, N.Y. 22 ........Elizabeth Rossi ..........Flanders, N.Y. 23 ........Abbott M. Brant ..........Shoreham, N.Y. 24 ........Christine Bender ........Amityville, N.Y. 25 ........Alyssa D. Rosello ........Garden City, N.Y. 26 ........Lauren Skolnick..........Sayville, N.Y. 27 ........Ola Mally ....................Franklin Square, N.Y. 28 ........Molly O. Nolan ............Montauk, N.Y. 29 ........Jennifer Glukhman ....Syosset, N.Y. 30 ........Anita Krish..................Greenlawn, N.Y. 31 ........Bari Allison Fuchs ......Bellmore, N.Y. 32 ........Amanda Edelman ......Southampton, N.Y. 33 ........Deana Davoudiasl ......Rockville Centre, N.Y. 34 ........Casey L. Nicoletti ........East Hampton, N.Y. 35 ........Emily Bennett ............Port Washington, N.Y. 36 ........Karishma Tank............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 37 ........Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 38 ........Paulina Tafler..............Oceanside, N.Y. 39 ........Ludmila Yamus ..........Melville, N.Y. 40 ........Taylor Wilkins ............Glen Head, N.Y.

Long Island Girls 18 Singles Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Veronika Paikin ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. 2 ..........Eliza J. Budd ..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 3 ..........Christine Bender ........Amityville, N.Y. 4 ..........Brooke Pottish ............East Quogue, N.Y. 5 ..........Taylor A. Diffley ..........Hampton Bays, N.Y. 6 ..........Elizabeth Rossi ..........Flanders, N.Y. 7 ..........Jessica Nowak ..........Huntington, N.Y. 8 ..........Zenat Rashidzada ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 9 ..........Andrea Arreguin..........Hicksville, N.Y. 10 ........Elan King ....................Baldwin, N.Y. 11 ........Kelly Marie Benini ......Northport, N.Y. 12 ........Gabrielle Dicroce ........East Meadow, N.Y. 13 ........Molly O. Nolan ............Montauk, N.Y. 14 ........Amy Ginny Naula ........East Hampton, N.Y. 15 ........Ashley Sander ............Jericho, N.Y. 16 ........Aylin Mehter ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 17 ........Paige J. Mintz ............Roslyn, N.Y. 18 ........Courtney Sokol ..........Floral Park, N.Y. 19 ........Allie Reisch ................Floral Park, N.Y. 20 ........Sophie Lanter ............East Rockaway, N.Y. 21 ........Cassie Bender ............Amityville, N.Y.

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........Alexandra F. Esposito ..Bellmore, N.Y. ........Robin R. Mehta ..........Manhasset, N.Y. ........Robyn Romanoff ........Centereach, N.Y. ........Deana Davoudiasl ......Rockville Centre, N.Y.

Boys & Girls Sectional Rankings (as of 12/02/09)

Sectional Boys 10 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Keegan James Morris Franklin Square, N.Y. 5 ..........Terrill Cole Bernard ....Mill Neck, N.Y. 10 ........Finbar Talcott..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 14 ........Alan Delman ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 15 ........Ryan Goetz ................Greenlawn, N.Y. 16 ........Rajan Jai Vohra ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 17 ........Brian Shi ....................Jericho, N.Y. 26 ........Giancarlo Cavallero ....West Hempstead, N.Y. 32 ........Patrick F. Maloney ......Oyster Bay, N.Y. 43 ........Michael Medvedev......Oceanside, N.Y. 45 ........Neel Raj......................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 46 ........Eli Grossman ..............Glen Head, N.Y. 47 ........Gardner Howe ............Locust Valley, N.Y. 49 ........Ronald P. Hohmann ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 50 ........Kyle C. Yuan................Sands Point, N.Y. 52 ........Thomas A. Korossy ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 57 ........Amani Siddiqui ..........West Babylon, N.Y. 61 ........Cannon Kingsley ........Northport, N.Y. 62 ........Daniel Eric Pellerito ....Syosset, N.Y. 63 ........Billy Suarez ................Huntington, N.Y. 68 ........Spencer Bozsik ..........Sag Harbor, N.Y. 73 ........Justin Ilan Lempert ....Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 76 ........Pete Siozios................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 77 ........Parker Appel ..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 89 ........Blake Shaevitz............Glen Head, N.Y. 94 ........David Ammendola ......Massapequa, N.Y. 101 ......Jacob Weiner..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 111 ......Jake Grossman ..........Sands Point, N.Y. 121 ......Michael Jaklitsch........Islip, N.Y. 127 ......Alex Joseph Amadio....Smithtown, N.Y. 130 ......Steven Well Sun..........Glen Cove, N.Y. 134 ......Daniel Weitz................Roslyn, N.Y. 142 ......Benjamin Grossman ..Sands Point, N.Y. 147 ......Matthew Porges ........Sands Point, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 12 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 3 ..........Lubomir T. Cuba..........Massapequa, N.Y. 4 ..........Brenden Andrew Volk..Dix Hills, N.Y. 5 ..........Alexander Lebedev ....Island Park, N.Y. 16 ........Eric Wagner ................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 29 ........Palmer T. Clare............North Bellmore, N.Y. 34 ........Tyler Ng......................Great Neck, N.Y. 35 ........Finbar Talcott..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 41 ........Kevin Alec Kowalsky ..Oyster Bay, N.Y. 45 ........Chris Kuhnle ..............Shoreham, N.Y. 46 ........Sean M. Mullins..........Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 47 ........Jordan Bennett ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. 53 ........Christopher Ardito ......Rockville Centre, N.Y. 58 ........Rajan Jai Vohra ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 62 ........Sean Patrick ..............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 67 ........Logan Beckerman ......East Norwich, N.Y. 68 ........Athell Patrick Bennett Valley Stream, N.Y. 69 ........Kyle Hudson Gower ....Oceanside, N.Y. 70 ........Nikhil Raj....................Locust Valley, N.Y. 74 ........Colin Francis Sacco ....Brightwaters, N.Y. 75 ........Jesse M. Levitin..........Manhasset, N.Y. 76 ........Andy Zhou ..................Commack, N.Y. 78 ........Curran Varma ............Manhasset, N.Y. 80 ........Noah J. Reisch............Floral Park, N.Y. 81 ........Bryant J. Born ............Manhasset, N.Y. 88 ........Stephen Gruppuso ......Bayport, N.Y. 90 ........Faran Nazir ................Deer Park, N.Y. 94 ........Keegan Morris ............Franklin Square, N.Y.

RANKINGS

97 ........Garrett Malave............Laurel, N.Y. 98 ........Daniel Shleimovich ....Merrick, N.Y. 100 ......Terrill Cole Barnard ....Mill Neck, N.Y. 106 ......Alan Delman ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 110 ......Zane Siddiqui..............West Babylon, N.Y. 116 ......Spencer Swanson ......Remensburg, N.Y. 117 ......Giancarlo Cavallero ....West Hempstead, N.Y. 121 ......Alex Grossman ..........Sands Point, N.Y. 123 ......Patrick F. Maloney ......Oyster Bay, N.Y. 124 ......Benjamin Tenner ........Roslyn, N.Y. 125 ......Nasser Abdel Ghaffar ..Massapequa, N.Y. 130 ......Travis Leaf..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 141 ......Giuseppe Loduca ........Great Neck, N.Y. 142 ......Brian Hoffarth ............Fort Salonga, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 14 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Samuel Lam ..............Old Westbury, N.Y. 3 ..........Noah Rubin ................Merrick, N.Y. 5 ..........Vihar Shah..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 6 ..........Aidan Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 7 ..........Ethan Bogard..............Lido Beach, N.Y. 12 ........Philip Daniel Antohi ....Glen Head, N.Y. 19 ........Julian Zlobinsky..........Greenvale, N.Y. 20 ........Zain Ali ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 23 ........Douglas Notaris ..........Wantagh, N.Y. 24 ........Dylan Hobbs Appel......Locust Valley, N.Y. 25 ........Michael Paul ..............Baldwin, N.Y. 26 ........Lamar Remy ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 28 ........Conor Mullins ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 31 ........Richard Mitchell..........Franklin Square, N.Y. 39 ........Josh Silverstein ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 40 ........Zachary A. Lessen ......Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 41 ........Brandon T. Stone ........Melville, N.Y. 47 ........Matthew Demichiel ....Hewlett, N.Y. 53 ........Benjamin Pleat ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 54 ........John P. D’Alessandro ..Northport, N.Y. 55 ........Mark Temporal............Carle Place, N.Y. 61 ........Tyler J. Hoffman ........Sayville, N.Y. 67 ........Alexander Lebedev ....Island Park, N.Y. 77 ........Ethan Hayden Handa ..Rockville Centre, N.Y. 78 ........Jared R. Halstrom ......Bellmore, N.Y. 79 ........Josh Young ................Old Bethpage, N.Y. 86 ........Gonzalo E. Mocorrea ..Locust Valley, N.Y. 99 ........Eric Wagner ................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 102 ......Brian W. Slivonik ........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 103 ......Benjamin Rosen..........Port Washington, N.Y. 106........Lubomir Cuba ..............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 107 ........Jonathan Paris ..............Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 113 ......Michael A. Vera ..........Bethpage, N.Y. 114 ......Kyle Alper ..................Dix Hills, N.Y. 120 ......Joshua Gordon ..........Hicksville, N.Y. 122 ......Brett Edelblum............Roslyn, N.Y. 124 ......Daniel Sliwowski ........Islip, N.Y. 127 ......Raymond Zhao ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 128 ......Drew F. Feldman ........Port Washington, N.Y. 138 ......Steven Marzagalli ......Patchogue, N.Y. 144 ......Kevin Cino ..................East Quogue, N.Y. 148 ......Jeffrey G. Cherkin ......Melville, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 16 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 5 ..........Bert Vancura ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 7 ..........Howard Weiss ............Great Neck, N.Y. 9 ..........Eric Rubin ..................Lido Beach, N.Y. 10 ........Matthew O. Barry........Long Beach, N.Y. 15 ........Josh Levine ................Syosset, N.Y. 17 ........Andrew Yaraghi ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 21 ........Jensen Reiter ............Syosset, N.Y. 23 ........Zachary Morris ..........Garden City, N.Y. 29 ........Jonahiby Tauil ............Valley Stream, N.Y. 34 ........Alan S. Pleat ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 35 ........Samuel Lam ..............Old Westbury, N.Y. 37 ........Noah Rubin ................Merrick, N.Y. 39 ........Jason Hubsher............Sands Point, N.Y.

43 ........Aidan Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 45 ........Brendan Henry............Massapequa, N.Y. 51 ........Kevin Katz ..................Woodbury, N.Y. 55 ........David Greenbaum ......Great Neck, N.Y. 67 ........Paul Abrudescu ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 70 ........Richard Sipala ............Quogue, N.Y. 75 ........Stephen Peng ............Woodbury, N.Y. 76 ........Ofir Solomon ..............Plainview, N.Y. 81 ........Harrison Digia ............Manhasset, N.Y. 82 ........Matthew J. Richards ..Bayport, N.Y. 87 ........Adam S. Gottlieb ........Great Neck, N.Y. 90 ........Sloan Millman ............Woodmere, N.Y. 95 ........Zachary Mintz ............Roslyn, N.Y. 104 ......Michael Paul ..............Baldwin, N.Y. 113 ......Ethan Bogard..............Lido Beach, N.Y. 114 ......Douglas Hoch ............Glen Head, N.Y. 116 ......Sean Jagi Chhugani....Roslyn, N.Y. 122 ......Austin Davidow ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 124 ......Jacob Mishkin ............Woodbury, N.Y. 131 ......Conor Dauer ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 134 ......Christian Thienel ........East Quogue, N.Y. 140 ......Eric Sumanaru............Middle Island, N.Y. 147 ......Darren Reisch ............Floral Park, N.Y. 148 ......Pasha Shapouri ..........Albertson, N.Y.

Sectional Boys 18 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 6 ..........Shaun Bernstein ........Plainview, N.Y. 8 ..........Daniel Kreyman ..........Long Beach, N.Y. 18 ........Jason Simon ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 19 ........Dennis Zlobinsky ........Greenvale, N.Y. 22 ........Eric Ambrosio ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 24 ........Corey Morgenstern ....Old Bethpage, N.Y. 25 ........Shane Giannetti ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 34 ........Zachary Weiss ............Great Neck, N.Y. 36 ........Oliver Loutsenko ........Bellmore, N.Y. 48 ..........Jonathan Defrancesch ..Manhasset, N.Y. 52 ........Zachary Morris ..........Garden City, N.Y. 58 ........Austin Blau ................Roslyn, N.Y. 64 ........Nolan Gelman ............Dix Hills, N.Y. 70 ........Bert Vancura ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 75 ........Ignacio Casali ............Farmingdale, N.Y. 82 ........Alexander Friedlich ....Great Neck, N.Y. 91 ........Matthew O. Barry........Lido Beach, N.Y. 92 ........Jason Hubsher............Sands Point, N.Y. 95 ........Benjamin Bogard ........Lido Beach, N.Y. 102 ......Michael T. Puntillo ......Sands Point, N.Y. 108........Brandon Burns ............Wheatley Heights, N.Y. 114 ......David Greenbaum ......Great Neck, N.Y. 116 ......Joshua Katten ............Plainview, N.Y. 118 ......Richard Sipala ............Quogue, N.Y. 120............Constantinos Papavasiliou..Roslyn, N.Y. 121 ......Ryan Fitzgerald ..........East Williston, N.Y. 126 ......Adam S. Gottlieb ........Great Neck, N.Y. 131 ......Dylan Roberts ............Holtsville, N.Y. 134 ......Alan S. Pleat ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 141 ......Scott Johnson ............Northport, N.Y. 143 ......Brandon Li..................Jericho, N.Y. 145 ......Stephen Peng ............Woodbury, N.Y. 147 ......Morgan Dauer ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 150 ......Steven Milo ................Woodbury, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 10 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 7 ..........Claire Handa ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 8 ..........Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 19 ........Jasmine Olivia Abidi....Glen Head, N.Y. 26 ........Lea Ma ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 27 ..........Stephanie Chikvashvili..Syosset, N.Y. 28 ........Caitlin Cosme ............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 31 ........Nicole Kielan ..............Valley Stream, N.Y. 40 ........Jacqueline Bukzin ......Manorville, N.Y. 52 ........Julia Kielan ................Valley Stream, N.Y. 59 ........Gillan Moser ..............Hewlett, N.Y. 61 ........Theodora Brebenel ....Glen Head, N.Y.

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........Dasha Dlin..................Glen Head, N.Y. ........Morgan A. Wilkins ......Glen Head, N.Y. ........Merri Kelly ..................Oyster Bay, N.Y. ........Emily Austin................Hewlett, N.Y. ........Nicole Kyrkanides ......Stony Brook, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 12 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 5 ............Madison Battaglia..........Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 7 ..........Mia M. Vecchio ..........Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 9 ..........Morgan Herrmann ......Garden City, N.Y. 20 ........Jeannie Lozowski ......Amityville, N.Y. 23 ........Samantha Perri ..........Floral Park, N.Y. 27 ........Madison Appel............Locust Valley, N.Y. 31 ........Alexandra Lipps ........Roslyn, N.Y. 34 ........Alexa Graham ............Garden City, N.Y. 36 ........Karen A. Serina ..........Islip Terrace, N.Y. 37 ........Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y. 38 ........Taylor S. Cosme..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 41 ........Celeste Rose Matute ..Amityville, N.Y. 60 ........Courtney Kowalsky ....Oyster Bay, N.Y. 62 ........Claire Handa ..............Rockville Centre, N.Y. 65 ........Marissa Luchs ............Roslyn, N.Y. 77 ........Elena Nastasi..............Bayville, N.Y. 78 ........Michele Sheila Lehat ..Great Neck, N.Y. 90 ........Vanessa Scott ............Dix Hills, N.Y. 96 ........Sarah Paul ..................Baldwin, N.Y. 100 ......Michelle Haykin ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 108 ......Michelle Vancura ........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 120 ......Nicole Damaghi ..........Kings Point, N.Y. 128 ......Kelsey Shields ............Old Westbury, N.Y. 131 ......Caitlin M. Cosme ........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 150 ......Vista Grinde ................Sea Cliff, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 14 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 4 ..........Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 14 ........Sophie R. Barnard ......Mill Neck, N.Y. 17 ........Nadia Smergut............East Hampton, N.Y. 29 ........Gabriella Nicole Leon ..Woodmere, N.Y. 30 ........Paulina Tafler..............Oceanside, N.Y. 32 ........Sara R. Finger ............Saint James, N.Y. 36 ........Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 37 ........Ola Mally ....................Franklin Square, N.Y. 39 ........Isabella Pascucci ........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 45 ........Claudia M. Ruiz ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 55 ..........Madison Battaglia..........Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 63 ........Bianca Posa................Valley Stream, N.Y. 73 ........Rithika D. Reddy ........Syosset, N.Y. 74 ........Zenat Rashidzada ......Dix Hills, N.Y. 78 ........Rachel Gastaldo..........Syosset, N.Y. 83 ........Cameron Leigh Moskol Wantagh, N.Y. 94 ........Mia M. Vecchio ..........Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 95 ........Ruth Freilich ..............Lawrence, N.Y. 96 ........Karen A. Serina ..........Islip Terrace, N.Y. 99 ........Julia Zhuang ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 111 ......Karishma Ramesh TankNew Hyde Park, N.Y. 115 ......Campbell Howe ..........Locust Valley, N.Y. 119 ......Jennifer Ferguson ......Franklin Square, N.Y. 120 ......Amanda Edelman ......Southampton, N.Y. 124 ......Lauren Ann Livingston Sands Point, N.Y. 126 ......Laura Torsiello ............Bayport, N.Y. 135........Megan M. Tamborino....Massapequa Park, N.Y. 136 ......Aimee N. Manfredo ....Shoreham, N.Y. 139 ......Emma R. Brezel ..........Port Washington, N.Y. 150 ......Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 16 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Katherine Yau ............Manhasset, N.Y. 5 ..........Julia Elbaba................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 6 ..........Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 9 ..........Shelby Talcott ............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 12 ........Jacqueline Raynor ......Garden City, N.Y. 23 ............Devlin-Ann Ammendola ..Massapequa, N.Y.

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24 ........Samantha B. Gann......Massapequa, N.Y. 27 ........Morgan C. Feldman ....Glen Head, N.Y. 31 ........Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 39 ........Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 43 ........Diana Vamvakitis ........Quogue, N.Y. 44 ........Sophie R. Barnard ......Mill Neck, N.Y. 51 ........Missy Edelblum ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 54 ........Claudia Li ..................Jericho, N.Y. 62 ........Deana Davoudiasl ......Rockville Centre, N.Y. 66 ........Jamie Hann ................Westhampton, N.Y. 69 ..........Samantha Rosca-Sipot..Malverne, N.Y. 74 ........Paige J. Mintz ............Roslyn, N.Y. 76 ........Lauren Wagner ..........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 85 ........Taylor A. Diffley ..........Hampton Bays, N.Y. 87 ........Robin R. Mehta ..........Manhasset, N.Y. 88 ........Samantha Elgort ........Melville, N.Y. 90 ........Melissa Carlay ............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 98 ........Carly Siegel ................Dix Hills, N.Y. 106 ......Ashley Sandler............Jericho, N.Y. 110 ......Nadia Smergut............East Hampton, N.Y. 115 ......Lila Martz ..................Long Beach, N.Y. 121 ......Ludmila Yamus ..........Melville, N.Y. 122........Jessica Sickles ............Massapequa Park, N.Y. 124 ......Courtney Sokol ..........Floral Park, N.Y. 126 ......Amy Ginny Naula ........East Hampton, N.Y. 135 ......Veronika Paikin ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. 146 ......Hannah Hinchcliffe......Mineola, N.Y. 147 ......Amanda Seeley ..........Sound Beach, N.Y. 149 ......Jessica Nowak ..........Huntington, N.Y.

Sectional Girls 18 Singles Long Island Region Rank ....Name ........................City 1 ..........Julia Elbaba................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 4 ..........Jennifer Kellner ..........Smithtown, N.Y. 9 ..........Olivia Pascucci ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 14 ........Shelby Talcott ............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 16 ........Aylin Mehter ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 27 ........Blair Seideman ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 28 ........Jennifer Fridman ........Port Washington, N.Y. 35 ........Jessica Podlofsky ......Port Washington, N.Y. 37 ........Nicolle Stracar ............Jericho, N.Y. 40 ........Robyn Romanoff ........Centereach, N.Y. 42 ........Ashley T. Harel ............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 44 ........Kelsey Raynor ............Garden City, N.Y. 45 ........Katherine Yau ............Manhasset, N.Y. 58 ........Samantha Gann..........Massapequa, N.Y. 59 ........Kristin Norton ............Port Washington, N.Y. 70 ........Deana Davoudiasl ......Rockville Centre, N.Y. 75 ........Andrea Arreguin..........Hicksville, N.Y. 76 ........Andrea Samlin ............Merrick, N.Y. 77 ........Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 82 ........Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 85 ........Shelby Bates ..............Jericho, N.Y. 88 ........Eliza J. Budd ..............Locust Valley, N.Y. 93 ........Sydney Simpson ........North Babylon, N.Y. 97 ........Jamie Hann ................Westhampton, N.Y. 107 ..........Lindsay V. Kantor ............Westhampton Beach, N.Y. 115 ......Amanda B. Halstrom ..Bellmore, N.Y. 120 ......Allie Reisch ................Floral Park, N.Y. 122 ........Devlin-Ann Ammendola..Massapequa, N.Y. 123 ........Samantha Rosca-Sipot..Malverne, N.Y. 139 ......Missy Edelblum ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 141 ......Cassie Bender ............Amityville, N.Y. 142 ......Veronika Paikin ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. 149 ......Taylor A. Diffley ..........Hampton Bays, N.Y.

Boys & Girls National Rankings (as of 12/02/09)

National Boys 12 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 37 ........Lubomir Cuba ............Massapequa, N.Y. 45 ........Brenden Andrew Volk..Dix Hills, N.Y. 47 ........Alexander Lebedev ....Island Park, N.Y.

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RANKINGS ......Eric Wagner ................Roslyn Heights, N.Y. ......Palmer T. Clare............North Bellmore, N.Y. ......Kevin Alec Kowalsky ..Oyster Bay, N.Y. ......Rajan Jai Vohra ..........Glen Head, N.Y. ......Finbar Talcott..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. ......Jordan Bennett ..........Valley Stream, N.Y. ......Tyler Ng......................Great Neck, N.Y. ......Sean Mullins ..............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. ......Christian Ardito ..........Rockville Center, N.Y.

National Boys 14 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 17 ........Noah Rubin ................Merrick, N.Y. 27 ........Ethan Bogard..............Lido Beach, N.Y. 29 ........Samuel Lam ..............Old Westbury, N.Y. 42 ........Aidan Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 46 ........Vihar Shah..................New Hyde Park, N.Y. 89 ........Philip Daniel Antohi ....Glen Head, N.Y. 185 ......Zain Ali ......................Dix Hills, N.Y. 202........Julian Alexi Zlobinsky ..Greenvale, N.Y. 207 ......Lamar Remy ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 214 ......Michael Paul ..............Baldwin, N.Y. 273 ......Douglas Notaris ..........Wantagh, N.Y. 279 ......Dylan Hobbs Appel......Locust Valley, N.Y. 350 ......Josh Silverstein ..........Great Neck, N.Y. 389 ......Richard Mitchell..........Franklin Square, N.Y. 504 ......John P. D’Allesandro ..Northport, N.Y. 508 ......Zachary A. Lessen ......Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 631 ......Conor Mullins ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 679 ......Tyler J. Hoffman ........Sayville, N.Y. 687 ......Benjamin Pleat ..........Roslyn, N.Y. 795 ......Matthew Demichiel ....Hewlett, N.Y. 830 ......Brandon T. Stone ........Melville, N.Y. 893........Mark Daniel Temporal..Carle Place, N.Y.

National Boys 16 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 35 ........Bert Vancura ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 90 ........Eric Rubin ..................Lido Beach, N.Y. 110 ......Howie Weiss ..............Great Neck, N.Y. 129 ......Matthew O. Barry........Lido Beach, N.Y. 153 ......Josh Levine ................Syosset, N.Y. 169 ......Andrew Yaraghi ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 172 ......Jensen Reiter ............Syosset, N.Y. 302 ......Alan S. Pleat ..............Roslyn, N.Y. 328 ......Zachary Morris ..........Garden City, N.Y. 383 ......David Greenbaum ......Great Neck, N.Y. 418 ......Jason Hubsher............Sands Point, N.Y. 437 ......Samuel Lam ..............Old Westbury, N.Y. 470 ......Jonahiby Tauil ............Valley Stream, N.Y. 496 ......Aidan Talcott ..............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 515 ......Kevin A. Katz ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 622 ......Noah Rubin ................Merrick, N.Y. 870 ......Brenda Henry ............Massapequa, N.Y. 899 ......Richard Sipala ............Quogue, N.Y.

National Boys 18 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 19 ........Shaun Bernstein ........Plainview, N.Y. 75 ........Daniel Kreyman ..........Long Beach, N.Y. 316 ......Shane Gianetti ............Oyster Bay, N.Y. 330 ......Jason A. Simon ..........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 400 ......Dennis Zlobinsky ........Greenvale, N.Y. 448 ......Oliver Loutsenko ........Bellmore, N.Y. 545 ......Zachary Weiss ............Great Neck, N.Y. 586 ......Corey Morgenstern ....Old Bethpage, N.Y. 598 ......Eric Ambrosio ............Lloyd Harbor, N.Y. 822 ........Jonathan Defrancesch..Manhasset, N.Y. 837 ......Bert Vancura ..............New Hyde Park, N.Y. 869 ......Alexander Friedlich ....Great Neck, N.Y.

National Girls 12 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 61 ........Mia M. Vecchio ..........Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 75 ..........Madison Battaglia..........Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. 125 ......Morgan Herrmann ......Garden City, N.Y. 288 ......Madison Appel............Locust Valley, N.Y. 303 ......Samantha Perri ..........Floral Park, N.Y. 308 ......Jeannie Lozowski ......Amityville, N.Y. 315 ......Alexa Graham ............Garden City, N.Y. 375 ......Alexandra Lipps ........Roslyn, N.Y. 467 ......Taylor S. Cosme..........New Hyde Park, N.Y. 646 ......Karen A. Serina ..........Islip Terrace, N.Y. 779 ......Sarah Paul ..................Baldwin, N.Y. 810 ......Shanice Nadia Arthur ..Glen Head, N.Y. 832 ......Celeste Mautute ........Oyster Bay, N.Y.

National Girls 14 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 67 ........Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 172 ......Sophie Barnard ..........Mill Neck, N.Y. 281 ......Nadia Smergut............East Hampton, N.Y. 443 ......Paulina Tafler..............Oceanside, N.Y. 477 ......Sara R. Finger ............Saint James, N.Y. 489 ......Gabriella Nicole Leon ..Woodmere, N.Y. 537 ......Isabella Pascucci ........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 622 ......Sunaina Vohra ............Glen Head, N.Y. 737 ........Madison Battaglia..........Cold Spring harbor, N.Y. 820 ......Bianca Posa................Valley Stream, N.Y. 821 ......Mia M. Vecchio ..........Manhasset Hills, N.Y. 870 ......Ola Mally ....................Franklin Square, N.Y. 910 ......Rithika D. Reddy ........Syosset, N.Y. 925 ......Claudia M. Ruiz ..........Glen Head, N.Y.

National Girls 16 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 48 ........Julia Elbaba................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 55 ........Shelby Talcott ............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 68 ........Katherine Yau ............Manhasset, N.Y. 78 ........Hannah L. Camhi ........Woodbury, N.Y. 379 ......Jacqueline Raynor ......Garden City, N.Y. 381 ......Morgan C. Feldman ....Glen Head, N.Y. 396..........Devlin-Ann Ammendola ..Massapequa, N.Y. 404 ......Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 484 ......Lauren Wagner ..........Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 565 ......Samantha B. Gann......Massapequa, N.Y. 581 ......Missy Edelbaum ........Roslyn, N.Y. 603 ......Sophie R. Barnard ......Mill Neck, N.Y. 713 ......Vivian Cheng ..............Woodbury, N.Y. 771 ........Samantha Rosca-Sipot ..Malverne, N.Y. 822 ......Paige J. Mintz ............Roslyn, N.Y. 892 ......Diana Vamvakitis ........Quogue, N.Y.

National Girls 18 Singles Long Island Players Rank ....Name ........................City 31 ........Blair Seideman ..........Glen Head, N.Y. 32 ........Jennifer Kellner ..........Smithtown, N.Y. 62 ........Julia Elbaba................Oyster Bay, N.Y. 122 ......Olivia Pascucci ..........Oyster Bay, N.Y. 372 ......Shelby Talcott ............Sea Cliff, N.Y. 406 ......Kristin Norton ............Port Washington, N.Y. 414 ......Jennifer Fridman ........Port Washington, N.Y. 438 ......Robyn Romanoff ........Centereach, N.Y. 440 ......Ashley T. Harel ............Roslyn Heights, N.Y. 457 ......Aylin Mehter ..............Massapequa, N.Y. 480 ......Nicolle Stracar ............Jericho, N.Y. 674 ......Jessica Podlofsky ......Port Washington, N.Y. 687 ......Kelsey Raynor ............Garden City, N.Y. 779 ......Katherine Yau ............Manhasset, N.Y. 846 ......Stephanie Loutsenko ..Bellmore, N.Y. 925 ......Shelby Bates ..............Jericho, N.Y.


USTA/Long Island Region 2010

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE For detailed information on these and all USTA tournaments, visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments. JANUARY 2010 Friday-Sunday, January 1-3 L2R Long Island Regional LBTC Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (14-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player for singles (deadline for entries is Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 1-3 L1 Sportime Roslyn Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, PO Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Championships BG (14)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 18 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, January 1-3 L3 Sportime Bethpage Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Divisions: Novice BG (10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & Friday-Monday, January 15-18 +L1 Point Set Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Point Set Indoor Racquet Club 3065 New Street Oceanside, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix B (18)s, FIC; B (18)d, SE Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly to the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 536-2323. Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & January 15-17 +L1 World Gym Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC World Gym Racquet & Sports Arena 384 Mark Tree Road East Setauket, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix G (14)s, FIC; G (14)d, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly to the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 751-6100.

Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & Friday-Monday, January 15-18 +L1 Huntington Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street • Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix G (12)s, FIC; G (12)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly to the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040. Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & Friday-Monday, January 15-18 +L1 Sportime Kings Park Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Sportime Kings Park 275 Old Indianhead Road • Kings Park, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix G (18)s, FIC; G (18)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly to the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 269-6300. Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & January 15-17 L2R Long Island Regional Sportime Massapequa Championship Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway • Massapequa, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (10-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Sunday, Jan. 3 at 2:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Friday-Monday, January 8-11 & Friday-Sunday, January 15-17 Jolly January Jericho Westbury Tennis 44 Jericho Turnpike • Jericho, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked M (30, 40, 50, 60-65)sd, FMLC Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $60 for singles players, $60 for doubles players, late registrations must add $8 (deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 4) For more information, call (516) 997-4060. Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & Friday-Monday, January 15-18 +L1 RWTTC Eastern Designated Closed Championship USTA L4 FIC Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove • 60 Sea Cliff Avenue • Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix B (16)s, FIC; B (16)d Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly to the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505.

Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & January 15-17 +L1 Sportime LR Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Sportime-Roslyn PO Box 1 Landing Road Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix B (14)s, FIC; B (14)d, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 for singles, $28 per player for doubles, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly to the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, January 8-10 & Friday-Monday, January 15-18 +L1 Deer Park Eastern Designated Closed Championship L4 FIC Deer Park Tennis Center Inc. 30 Burt Drive Deer Park, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix B (12)s, FIC; B (12)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $54.25 per first singles, $28 additional singles and doubles per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Dec. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 667-3476. Friday-Sunday, January 15-17 L1B LBTC Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger BG (14, 18)sd, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player for singles (deadline for entries is Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060.

Friday-Sunday, January 22-24 L1 McEnroe Cup Doubles Championship USTA L5 Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove 60 Sea Cliff Avenue • Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked BG (10-18)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $25.50 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 15 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, January 22-24 L2O LBTC Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard • Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (12, 16)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player for singles (deadline for entries is Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 29-31 L1B LBTC Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (12, 16)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player for singles, $28 per player for doubles (deadline for entries is Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, January 29-31 L3 Sportime Roslyn Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, PO Box 1 • Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Novice BG (10-14)s, RR Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $40 per player (deadline for entries is Monday, Jan. 25 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222.

Friday-Sunday, January 15-17 L2R Long Island Regional Sportime Massapequa Championship Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (10-14)s, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $45 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 8 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550.

Friday-Sunday, January 29-31 Men’s Open Singles Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street • Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked M (Op)s Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $55 per player, additional fees may apply to multiple events (entries open Thursday, Dec. 24) For more information, call (631) 421-0040.

Friday-Sunday, January 15-17 L3 Sportime Lynbrook Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road Lynbrook, N.Y. Divisions: Novice BG (10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Hard Indoor Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 1 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 887-1330.

Friday-Sunday, January 29-31 & February 5-7 L2R Long Island Regional Deer Park Championship Deer Park Tennis Center Inc. 30 Burt Drive • Deer Park, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (12-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 15 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 667-3476.

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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE For detailed information on these and all USTA tournaments, visit tennislink.usta.com/tournaments. FEBRUARY 2010 Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 L3 LBTC Eastern UPS Championship Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Novice BG (10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player for singles (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 L2R Long Island Regional Westhampton Championship Westhampton Beach Tennis & Sport Club 86 Depot Road Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG (12-16)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 288-6060. Friday-Monday, February 5-8 & Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 Fabulous February Jericho Westbury Tennis 44 Jericho Turnpike Jericho, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked M (25, 45, 55-65)sd, FMLC Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $60 per singles player; $60 per doubles team, late fee add $8 (entries open Monday, Jan. 11) For more information, call (516) 997-4060. Friday-Sunday, February 5-7 & Friday-Wednesday, February 12-17 L1 Port Washington Winter Classic Championship Port Washington Tennis Academy 100 Harbor Road Port Washington, N.Y. Divisions: Championships BG (10-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 22 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 883-6425. Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 & February 19-21 +L1 World Gym Eastern Designated Closed Championship L5 FIC World Gym Racquet & Sports Arena 384 Mark Tree Road East Setauket, N.Y. Ranked: Grand Prix B (18)s, FIC Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $54.25 per player, additional $25 for players qualifying or accepted directly into the main draw (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 29 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 751-6100

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Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 & February 19-21 L2R Long Island Regional RWTTC Championship Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove 60 Sea Cliff Avenue Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: BG (12-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Monday, Feb. 8 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 LBTC Winter Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Ranked M (Op)sd; NM (3.0-4.5)sd; NW (2.5-4.0)sd Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $60 per player (entries open Monday, Jan. 11) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 L2O Sportime Roslyn Championship Sportime Roslyn Landing Road, PO Box 1 Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate BG (10)sd, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Jan. 29 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, February 12-14 L3 Sportime Bethpage Eastern UPS Championship Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue Bethpage, N.Y. Divisions: Novice BG (10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 5 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 L3 Sportime Roslyn Eastern UPS Championship Sportime-Landing Road PO Box 1/1 Landing Road Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Novice BG (10-18)s, RR Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $43.50 per player (deadline for entries is Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222.

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Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 L1B Sportime Massapequa Presidential Classic Sportime Massapequa 5600 Old Sunrise Highway Massapequa, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger BG (14-12)s, SE Surface Type: Clay Indoor Entry Fee: $45 per player (deadline for entries is Sunday, Feb. 14 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 799-3550. Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 L1B LBTC Challenger Long Beach Tennis Center 899 Monroe Boulevard Long Beach, N.Y. Divisions: Challenger BG (16-18)sd, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $45 per singles player, $25 per doubles team (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 5 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 432-6060. Friday-Sunday, February 19-21 L1 Section Doubles Huntington Championship Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Championships BG (10-18)d, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $25.50 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 5 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040. Friday-Sunday, February 26-28 & March 5-7 L1 Huntington Championship Huntington Indoor Tennis 100 Broadway Street Huntington Station, N.Y. Divisions: Championships BG (10)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (631) 421-0040.

Friday-Sunday, February 26-28 & March 5-7 +L1 RWTTC Eastern Designated Closed Championship L5 SE Robbie Wagner Tournament Training at Glen Cove 60 Sea Cliff Avenue • Glen Cove, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix BG (14)sd, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $70.38 per player for one event, $71 for two events (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 759-0505. Friday-Sunday, February 26-28 & March 5-7 +L1 Sportime Roslyn Eastern Designated Closed Championship L5 SE Sportime-Landing Road PO Box 1/1 • Landing Road • Roslyn, N.Y. Divisions: Grand Prix B (12)sd, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $70.38 per player for one event, $71 for two events (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 484-9222. Friday-Sunday, February 26-28 & March 5-7 L2R Long Island Regional Sportime Bethpage Championship Sportime Tennis Bethpage 101 Norcross Avenue • Bethpage, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate G (10-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 19 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 933-8500. Friday-Sunday, February 26-28 & March 5-7 L2R Long Island Regional Sportime Lynbrook Championship Sportime Tennis Lynbrook 175 Merrick Road • Lynbrook, N.Y. Divisions: Intermediate: B (10-18)s, SE Surface Type: Unknown Entry Fee: $48.88 per player (deadline for entries is Friday, Feb. 12 at 1:00 p.m.) For more information, call (516) 887-1330.


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