Matthew Tamis won the L1B Armonk Indoor Harvest Challenger this weekend with four impressive victories. After defeating second-seeded and fellow AITA player Josh Nelson in an exciting three-set semifinal, Matthew took the title by defeating Matthew Luzzi 6-2, 7-6 in the final.
AITA’s youngest players took the local 10 and Under Tennis world by storm this past weekend.
Five players competed in the L3 UPS Orange Ball Tournament at Hardscrabble Club in Brewster, and they all finished in the top three (the tournament was divided into two round-robin groups):
1st: Will Teitelbaum | 2nd: Alex Lewis | 3rd: Jaden Zipper
1st: Tyler Zipper | 3rd: Chase Tabankin
In addition to the outstanding results, the players also showed great camaraderie, as they cheered for each other and provided advice when playing common opponents.
Meanwhile, Charlie Martin played the Orange Level 2 Tournament at Sportime Harbor Island in Mamaroneck. He won three matches before losing in the quarterfinals to the eventual tournament champion.
Finally, on Sunday we sent seven players ages seven and eight to Lifetime Fitness in Harrison to compete in a red ball interclub scrimmage. This was the first competitive experience away from ATC for most of the group, and they all had a fun and successful outing. They showed an impressive ability to bring the skills they’re learning in group training to the match environment, as well as to minimize unforced errors and keep their opponents on the move. Congratulations to the following players on a job well done:
Dario Cobos, Izzie Cooper, Owen Geyman, Parker Kravitz, Sydney Schaevitz, Nate Schweitzer, and Nate Zipper
Doug Sherman, Tennis Director
Juan Rios, Assistant AITA Director
Congratulation to Hudson Schantz, who won both the singles and doubles titles at the U14 L2 Chestnut Ridge November Open. After taking the singles crown, Hudson partnered with Arin Atluri to complete the back-to-back.
Congratulations to Jason Wei on winning the U12 L1B Sportime Lake Isle September Challenger with a 6-0, 6-3 over highly ranked Aviv Cohen. Jason then returned to Lake Isle and won the November Challenger with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Matthew Wallis.
Hudson Schantz won the U14 L2 Cary Leeds September Open in the Bronx this past weekend. The #2 seed Schantz defeated #3 seed Liam Duffy in the semifinals before capturing the title over Alexander Levin Santalone.
Congratulations to Riya Rao on picking up the first win of the AITA season at the L1B Armonk Indoor September Challenger. She won three matches, including a 7-5, 6-4 victory over Chloe Monachelli in the final.
Congratulations to Coby Feldman on winning the U14 L1B Armonk Tennis Summer Series at ATC. He beat top-seeded Troy Steiner 6-1, 6-2 in the final.
Congratulations to Jason and Jack Wei, who both took home titles at this week’s L2 Armonk Tennis July Open. Jason won the U12 singles as the top-ranked player, and Jack won the U14 singles as the second seed.
Riya Rao won the L2 Armonk Tennis July Open at ATC by beating #2 seed Tess Price in straight sets in the final. Congratulations, Riya.
Congratulations to Carly Levitz, who won the U18 L1B FS Tennis Center June Challenger with a 7-5, 6-0 win over Megan Chien.
Congratulations to New York State High School Doubles champions James Wei and Dylan Glickman and runners-up Spencer Lowitz and Kenta Togo. The Horace Greeley foursome battled at the USTA National Tennis Center this weekend, with the Wei/Glickman team winning 6-4, 6-4.
Horace Greeley’s James Wei, Dylan Glickman, Spencer Lowitz, and Kenta Togo led their school to an undefeated season before facing off in the Section 1 doubles finals. Wei and Glickman won 6-4, 6-3, but congratulations to all four players, who now advance to the state tournament at the USTA National Tennis Center.
Carly Levitz won the U18 L1B Hardscrabble Memorial Challenger by beating top-seed Agatha Malinowski 6-1, 6-4 in the final. Congratulations, Carly.
Congratulations to Hudson Schantz, who won U14 tournament titles in back to back weeks. He started off with a victory at the L2 Chestnut Ridge Spring Open and then won the L2 Hardscrabble Nike Camp Springtime Open. Congratulations, Hudson.
Justin Boder and Ben Singer won the L2 Hardscrabble Camp Springtime Open U12 doubles championship this weekend. Congratulations, Justin and Ben.
Congratulations to Harrison Lerner for winning the U14 L2 Hardscrabble Camp Springtime Open. He took the title without dropping a set in his three matches.
Riya Rao won her second title of the season by beating Sabrina Cheung in the L2 Hardscrabble Camp Springtime Open final. Congratulations, Riya.
Congratulations to Ryan Glanville, who beat four opponents, including the top two seeds, to win the L1B Hardscrabble March Challenger U16 singles title.
With just a few days before our winter break, I would like to remind everybody that we will be holding a Presidents Week camp at Armonk Indoor from Monday, February 20th through Wednesday, February 22nd. The camp will consist of two sessions, 10:00 a.m.-noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m. Please feel free to call me or the desk for more info, or grab a flyer next time you’re in.
I would also like to encourage those of you who will not be going away to take advantage of the open court time through private lessons and/or practice matches. And to those of you who are going away, have a great time and safe travels!
Jack Wei won the L2 Armonk Winter Open U14 singles crown by beating Hudson Schantz 6-1, 6-4 in the final. Congratulations to both players.
Shea Gordon defeated Nick Weitzman 6-3, 6-3 in the L2 Armonk Winter Open U16 singles draw. Congratulations to both finalists.
Congratulations to Lucia Strack for winning the L2 Armonk Winter Open U16 singles title this past weekend.
Josh Nelson won the L2 Hardscrabble Winter Open U16 singles title with a win over Eric Tenesaca in the final. Congratulations, Josh.
Justin Speaker had a great weekend, as he captured the Boys 16’s L1A Binghamton Tennis Center January Championships with three hard-fought wins. Justin defeated Robbie Werdiger 6-2, 7-6 in the final.
Congratulations to Jonathan Seidman for winning yet another tournament. The L1B Hardscrabble Winter Challenger is his third title of the season. He earned it by winning three matches, including a straight-set victory over Oybek Askarov in the final.
I would like to welcome the Academy back from what I hope was an enjoyable and restful break. It was great to see some of our players take advantage of the open court time at Armonk Indoor, as well as get some lessons in with me and the rest of the staff. With a six-week stretch of programming until Presidents Week, we’re all committed to working hard to continue the success we had in the first half of the season.
Big congratulations to James Wei for winning the U18 Boys L1 Justin Gimelstob Holiday Championship. James won four matches, taking out Ron Brody in three sets in the final. James also took home the doubles title with fellow high-school teammate Luke Quiroz.
Job well done to Jonathan Seidman for taking the U14 title at the L1B TI Academy December Challenger. Jon won four matches to win the tournament, beating Hugh Hentchel 6-2, 7-5 in the final. This is Jon’s second tournament victory in as many weeks.
Justin Speaker continued his hot streak by winning the L1B Jingle Ball Open doubles title and making to to the finals of the singles event. Justin joined AITA in September, and we are thrilled to have him a part of our team.
With Christmas break fast approaching and the first half of the 2016/17 winter session coming to an end, I would like to congratulate all of our Academy players for their hard work and success thus far. Since the beginning of the season in September, we have had a total of 18 tournament victories and plenty more finalists. I look forward to working hard for an even better second half of the season, with many of our players gearing up for varsity tryouts in mid-March.
We will remain open during Christmas break, and I would like to encourage everyone to utilize the open courts for additional lessons, hitting, and matchplay. Please do not hesitate to get a hold of me or the club for any help setting up lessons or matches. Happy holidays to all!
Congratulations to Andrew Seidman for winning his first USTA tournament. Andrew won at the L20 Hardscrabble December Open by beating Ruimin Zhang in the final by a score of 4-2, 2-4, 4-2.
Congratulations to Jonathan Seidman for winning on his home turf in the U14 L1B Armonk Indoor December Challenger. Jonathan won four matches, including the final against Benjamin Kantor by a score of 6-2, 6-4.
Well done to James Wei for winning the U18 L1B Tennis Innovator December Open. James battled through three matches to capture the title. In a hard-fought final, he beat Jack Mascone 4-6, 6-0, 10-5. James also recently qualified for the L1+ Eastern Gran Prix in the Boys 18-and-under division.
Congratulations to Kenta Togo for winning the L1B Sportime Harbor Island December Challenger. Kenta beat Connor Aylett in the final by a score of 7-6, 6-2. We’re all proud of the improvements Kenta has made so far this season and look forward to continued success.
Congratulations to Ryan Glanville for winning five matches en route to the U16 L1B Armonk Indoor Harvest Challenger title. Ryan played spectacular tennis during the Thanksgiving weekend tournament, beating Connor Morris in the final by a score of 6-4, 1-6, 10-3.
Well done to Justin Speaker for winning the U18 L1B MatchPoint Fall Classic. At only 15 years old, this is Justin’s first U18 tournament victory, and his fourth overall since August.
Congratulations to Spencer Lowitz for winning the Boys U18 L2 Cunningham November Open. This is Spencer’s second tournament win since October.
Congratulations to Riya Rao for winning the L20 Chestnut Ridge November Open. By winning the three tournament matches, Riya claimed her first title since joining AITA.
I would like to congratulate our players who have participated in USTA tournaments over the past two weeks and to further encourage those who have not played yet to do so. The section below provides a list of upcoming tournaments at Armonk Indoor, as well as a link to other competitions in the area. Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of the staff if you would like help determining which tournaments to play or how to register. Competing in tournament matches is vital for instilling competitiveness in a player while helping to develop the mental aspect of the game.
Josh Nelson enjoyed yet another successful weekend here at Armonk Indoor by winning his second L1B U14 tournament in as many weeks. Josh won four matches, beating Matthew Luzzi 6-2, 7-5 in the final.
Congratulations to Julia Tamis for winning the L20 Hardscrabble November Open–her first USTASHI tournament victory! We are all happy for Julia’s success and know she will be working hard to continue it.
Congratulations to Josh Nelson for winning the Armonk Indoor October Challenger. Josh sealed the home-court title by beating Caleb Fockens 6-4, 7-5 in the final.
Jaklin is in her first year with AITA. She was previously an assistant coach for the Florida International women’s team and has trained top-flight ITF juniors and players on the WTA circuit. Jaklin played collegiately at Long Beach State and South Carolina and was a top-ranked player and member of the Fed Cup team in her native Bulgaria. View Jaklin’s full bio here.
I am pleased to say that at 8 weeks in, the 2016/17 AITA season is running great. We are excited about the progress players are making in practice and their results in tournaments. Since the beginning of the season we have had six tournament champions and numerous finalists and semi-finalists. To keep this success going, we want to encourage everyone to take advantage of open court time to get in some extra practice.
Justin Speaker came through in dominating fashion to win the L1B On Serve October Challenger in Mahwah, NJ. This is Justin’s 3rd tournament win in as many months.
Congratulations to Kenta Togo for winning the L1B Sportime Lake Isle October Challenger. Kenta won 4 matches on his way to the title, including a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lucas Arora in the final.
Congratulations to AITA’s own Hudson Schantz for winning the U12 L1B Armonk Indoor October Challenger. Hudson won 4 matches, beating Alex Marino 6-2, 6-0 in the final. Hudson’s tournament victory is a product of his exceptional work ethic on the practice court.
I hope that everyone had a great long weekend! I was happy to see some of you come in and take advantage of the open court time, as well as take private lessons with me and the Academy pros.
I want to congratulate everyone who participated in USTA tournaments this passed weekend. We had some very good results with Spencer Lowitz winning at Sportime Mamaroneck and Colin Speaker making it to the finals at TIA in White Plains. We hope to see continued success from our players in the upcoming weeks.
There will be no more breaks until Thanksgiving on November 24th and 25th, and we look forward to a very productive stretch!
Congratulations to Spencer Lowitz for winning the L1B Sportime Harbor Island October Challenger, beating Charlie Levinson, Kaivalya Hariharan, and Lucas Chan en route to the title.
As another season of Armonk International Tennis Academy kicks into gear, I would like to welcome everyone and introduce our new pros: Jaklin Alawi, Matthew Finnerty, and Petar Kanev. Bios for them and our other pros are available online.
Since players will occasionally be absent due to high school matches, we have scheduled 10 make-up sessions. They will run on Sundays from 2-4 p.m. throughout the season. Spots are limited, so players must sign up with the front desk in advance. The dates are as follows: November 13, November 27, December 11, January 8, January 29, February 12, March 5, March 19, April 2, and April 23.
Private lessons are extremely beneficial to a player’s growth, as they allow crucial areas to be focused on in a one-on-one setting. For programs that include private lessons, players must use them by April 30. There will be no refunds or credits for any unused lessons. Emails are sent each Wednesday or Thursday with pro availabilities and times for the upcoming weekend (including Friday), and the lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Match Play will begin on Sunday, October 9 and take place every Sunday from 5-8 p.m. The first session will run from 5-6:30 p.m. and the second from 6:30-8 p.m. To sign up, please contact the front desk by the Saturday before at 1 p.m. I will then contact you as soon as possible with match info and time.
If you have not signed the AITA waiver or, if applicable, the payment plan forms, please bring them to the front desk or email them to email@example.com as soon as possible. Click here to download any needed forms.
We’re looking forward to another successful season of Armonk International Tennis Academy!
Congratulations to Shea Gordon on his victory at the Boys 16’s L1B Rockland County September Challenger. Shea held tough and defeated #2 Alex Leaf, Kobe Ellenbogen, and #1 Aidan Rosen on his way to the championship.
Congratulations to Josh Nelson for winning the U/14 L1B Haffen Park Challenger, beating Matthew Luzzi 6-2, 6-4 in the final.
A brand new season of Armonk International Tennis Academy has begun. We’re looking forward to all our players taking their games to the next level.
Justin Boder received a few tennis tips, as well as an autographed ball, from ATP pro Kevin Anderson following his second-round win at the US Open. Kevin is the brother of AITA Director Greg Anderson.
Spencer Lowitz and James Wei of Horace Greeley made the New York State Doubles Finals at the USTA National Tennis Center this weekend. Mamaroneck’s Hope and Courage Crawford took the title with a 7-5, 6-2 victory, but congratulations to Spencer and James on a great run.