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: