My Game Solutions Partners with MCB Tennis Foundation for Little Mo Tournaments!

My Game Solutions is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Maureen Connolly Brinker (MCB) Tennis Foundation as an Official Sponsor for the upcoming Little Mo Internationals and Road to Little Mo Nationals!  Since 1968, the MCB Tennis Foundation has benefitted youth tennis players aged 8-14 from around the world by providing them with the financial assistance needed to take their game to the next level.

Maureen “Little Mo” Connolly Brinker was the first woman to complete the Grand Slam in tennis in 1953 at just 18 years old and is the youngest player ever to accomplish this feat.  Her illustrious career was aided by benefactors that supported her and she started the foundation as a way to give back to other young tennis athletes.

My Game Solutions’ first event as an Official Sponsor will be the 6th annual Little Mo Internationals in New York City on August 21-26.  The tournament will take place at the West Side Tennis Club, former home of the U.S. Open and will feature singles, doubles, and mixed doubles for over 400 youth players aged 8-12 years old.  In addition to the actual tennis, the event will begin with a Player Parade to showcase the cultures of all the different countries represented by players in the tournament.

For more information about the MCB Tennis Foundation and the Little Mo tournaments, please visit their website at www.mcbtennis.org We hope to see you at the event!

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2017 Wimbledon Recap

Men’s Final Recap
Roger Federer has been crowned Wimbledon champion for a record eighth time after cruising through his 11th final at the tournament.
The Swiss player eased his way to his 19th Grand Slam title, beating Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in just one hour and 41 minutes on Centre Court.
Federer lifted his arms above his heads after serving an ace to win the final in straight sets.
Cilic seemed overcome by emotion during the clash, breaking down in tears during the change over after losing the first three games of the second set.
The 28-year old placed a towel over his head as he was attended to by his support team, before receiving a standing ovation as he returned on court.
Federer becomes the first man to win eight Wimbledon titles and at 35 years old, the oldest man in the Open Era to lift the trophy.  Even at his age, he shows no signs of slowing down.
Women’s Final Recap
An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away American Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0, with the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.
In the first women’s final played under the Centre Court roof, a high-quality first set gradually built towards a captivating conclusion after both players began with two comfortable service holds.
Muguruza saved two set points in the 10th game — the first a 19-stroke rally that ended when Williams netted a forehand. The Spaniard broke in the following game with another lung-bursting rally that concluded with a forehand error from Venus.
An astonishing defensive lob in the next game took Muguruza to two set points, the second of which she converted.
That three-game sequence seemed to break the resolve of Venus who was trying to become the oldest woman to win Wimbledon in 109 years.  She lost the second set 6-0 in an astonishing turn of events.
The 23-year old Venezuela-born Muguruza sealed her second Grand Slam victory after a successful challenge of a Williams forehand that sailed just beyond the baseline.  After her challenge was confirmed, she broke down in tears, overcome with emotion at the magnitude of her victory.
Gentlemen’s Doubles Final 
Playing under a closed roof for the final 20 minutes because of darkness, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo won the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday by beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 13-11.
The match lasted 4 hours, 40 minutes — only 21 minutes shorter than the longest men’s doubles final in history.
Women’s Doubles Final
The complete opposite of the men’s doubles final, the women’s final was a short one with Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina taking the trophy after a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Chan Hao-ching and Monica Niculescu. This was one of the shortest finals in Wimbledon history, as it took only 56 minutes for Makarova and Vesnina to secure the victory.

 

Wimbledon Recap 7/11/17

Roger Federer cruised into the third round of Wimbledon with a win in straight sets over Dusan Lajovic. The Swiss won 7-6, 6-3, 6-2 on Centre Court on Thursday evening.

Earlier, former world no.1 Novak Djokovic continued his superb form with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 win over Adam Pavlasek.

There was no joy for the Brit Kyle Edmund who was knocked out in straight sets by Frenchman Gael Monfils.

Novak Djokovic belatedly advanced to the 2017 Wimbledon quarterfinals on Tuesday after a 6- 2, 7-6 (5), 6-4 win over Adrian Mannarino. This win allowed the Serb to clinch a spot in the final eight after their fourth-round duel was postponed. Djokovic and Mannarino were scheduled to face off on Monday evening, but the match was pushed back after Gilles Muller required close to five hours to pull off a memorable upset of tournament front-runner Rafael Nadal.

Garbine Muguruza def. Angelique Kerber 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Key stat: Muguruza made 38 more unforced errors (50-12) than Kerber, yet both women won the same number of points (101) in the match. How? Muguruza hit 55 winners to Kerber’s 27.

Key moment: By breaking Kerber in the final game and ultimately winning the match, Muguruza ended a streak — she had lost all four previous matches at Wimbledon in which she had lost the opening set.

Venus Williams def. Ana Konjuh 6-3, 6-2

Key stat: Williams dominated with a strong and accurate service game. She converted 86% of her first serves in this match and struck seven aces. Again and again, she drew free points either with outright winners on serve, or by forcing easy mistakes from her opponent. That kind of ball striking appeared to add confidence to her entire game.

Key moment: This match was relatively even until early in the second set, when Konjuh’s wheels came off. Just when the 19-year old Croatian needed to up her game, she began losing the range with her powerful groundstrokes. She missed long, in the net, and wide. When Konjuh didn’t lose easy points with unforced errors, Williams was hitting winners or drawing unreturnable balls with her own strong ground strokes. Konjuh went down 5-1 in a flash, and the uphill climb was simply impossible to overcome.

The Biggest Upset So Far Key stat:

Key stat: This match lasted for four hours, 48 minutes of high-drama tennis and was the longest match of the tournament. Nadal also cracked a career-high 23 aces, but it wasn’t enough. The 34-year old Muller finally won on his fifth match point. Key moment: There were so many key moments, but in the end Nadal would lose the final game after back-to-back forehand errors. It was the deepest five-set match of Nadal’s career, but in the end, he will have to wait until the U.S. Open to try to win multiple majors this season.

Quarterfinals Preview

Heading into the quarter finals, the final 8 have showed that they’re all ready to battle for the title. Andy Murray, 2-time Wimbledon champion, faces the 24th seed American Sam Querrey. Gilles Muller faces off against Mario Cilic after defeating Nadal in a gruesome 4-hour, 48-minute battle. Milos Raonic faces the top contender for the title, Roger Federer and last but not least Tomas Berdych will try to fend off former world no. 1 Novak Djokovic.

My Game Solutions July Tournament Recap

During the weekend of July 7th, My Game Solutions hosted two successful and exciting youth tennis tournaments at Queens College in Flushing, NY and the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ.  Both tournaments featured some of the premier youth tennis talents in the Tri-state area and were competitive in all draws.

The Queens College tournament began on Friday evening and started off with six highly competitive matches. After a decisive win against Azim Gangat, Thando Longwe-Smit cruised on to the second round of the tournament in the boys 16 and under division, and then continued to handily beat Morgan Weisberg to cruise to the semifinals. During the semifinals, Thando beat opponent Alexander Karman in straight sets (6-4, 6-2) to advance to the finals. In the final match, facing a talented opponent in Evan Brady, Longwe-Smit pulled out a tough (6-3, 7-5) victory in a grueling match. In the girls 16 and under draw, Isabella Hartman overcame some early struggles to defeat Gabriella Sciarotta (7-6(3), 6-3) in the first round and defeated Celina Liu in the second round in a tough match. In the finals against Josephine Kimball, Hartman pulled out an impressive victory and she was quite emotional receiving her trophy.

The College of Saint Elizabeth tournament began on Saturday and featured matches in three different age divisions. In the girls 14 and under draw, Caroline McGinley asserted herself as the player to beat early on, with decisive victories against Daniella Wisniewski and Olivia Gallucci. In the finals against Aira Evyln-Abalos, McGinley kept up her hot streak and won the tournament with a (6-2, 6-2) victory. In the boys 12 and under draw, Ethan Polen had a hard road to the finals, playing tough matches against Nathaniel Blum and Arian Abalos, narrowly escaping the match against Abalos. In the finals, he faced Sasha Kremliovski and won in straight sets (6-3, 6-3). Finally, in the boys 16 and under draw, Teddy Koide had a relatively easy path to the finals, where he was unfazed by Aidan Damiano, winning (6-1, 6- 0). Special thanks to Queens College and the College of St. Elizabeth for hosting us! Keep a look out for more My Game Solutions events coming soon!

See below for the final results:

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Queens College: Girls 16
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Queens College: Boys 16
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College of Saint Elizabeth: Girls 14
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College of Saint Elizabeth: Boys 16
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College of Saint Elizabeth: Boys 12