September 17, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Hofstra tennis program received numerous accolades from the International Tennis Association (ITA) following its spring campaign.

September 15, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

With the 2015-16 collegiate tennis year getting underway, the ITA has announced the 2015 Oracle/ITA Collegiate Tennis Women's and Men’s Division I Preseason Rankings.

September 12, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On day two of the 2015 American Collegiate Invitational, UCLA owned the courts at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. It'll be an all-Bruins final in the women's draw, as teammates and long-time friends Robin Anderson and Chanelle Van Nguyen will face off after each advanced past their semifinal opponents on Friday in straight sets.

September 10, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The youngest and brightest stars in tennis played in the Fourth Annual “Little Mo” Internationals at The West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. This year, approximately 120 players from the United States and 15 other countries participated in the popular “Little Mo” event.

August 26, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the names of 12 vocalists, all ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs prior to the night sessions of the 2015 U.S. Open, as well as on Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The lineup for this year’s U.S. Open features talent from throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as from Michigan, Florida and Georgia.

August 25, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 28-year-old Jennifer Elie of Queens, N.Y. and 32-year-old Jesse Witten of Naples, Fla. won the 2015 U.S. Open National Playoffs–Women’s and Men’s Singles Championships to earn wild cards into the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament.

August 21, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 2015 USTA Boys 18s National Champion Frances Tiafoe and 2013 U.S. Open Girls Singles Finalist Tornado Alicia Black have been awarded wild card entries into the U.S. Open Junior Championships, which will be played Sept. 6-13 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

August 18, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the eight men who have been awarded wild card entries into the U.S. Open Qualifying Tournament, which will be held Aug. 25-28 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. One additional U.S. Open qualifying wild card will be awarded to the winner of the 2015 U.S. Open National Playoffs–Men’s Championship, taking place Aug. 21-24 in New Haven, Conn.

August 18, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 2015 NCAA Singles Champion Jamie Loeb, rising 19-year-old Louisa Chirico, 2012 U.S. Open Girls Champion Samantha Crawford, two-time NCAA singles champion Nicole Gibbs, 2015 USTA Girls 18s National Champion Sofia Kenin, former world number 30 Bethanie Mattek-Sands and 2013 USTA Girls 18s National Champion Sachia Vickery have been awarded women’s singles main draw wild card entries into the 2015 U.S. Open, as well as Oceane Dodin of France.

August 10, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Top American juniors Frances Tiafoe (17, College Park, Md.) and Sofia Kenin (16, Pembroke Pines, Fla.) won the USTA Boys and Girls 18s National Championships this past weekend, each earning wild cards into the main draw of the U.S. Open and headlining the annual USTA National Championships that took place last week.

August 3, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Twenty-year-old Samantha Crawford of Tamarac, Fla., the 2012 U.S. Open Girls Champion, will compete in the U.S. Open main draw for the second time in her career, after winning the USTA Pro Circuit’s U.S. Open Wild Card Challenge.

July 13, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Seventeen-year old Reilly Opelka of Palm Coast, Fla. won the Wimbledon boys singles title on Sunday, defeating number 12 Elias Ymer of Sweden, 7-6(5), 6-4, at the All England Club in London, the latest accomplishment in a summer of superlatives for U.S. junior boys.

July 10, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 15-year-old Brian Shi of Jericho, N.Y., coached by Mihai Grecu, along with top-ranked 16-year-olds Sam Riffice and Oliver Crawford, along with Junior Davis Cup champion Gianni Ross, headline the eight junior boys selected for the 2015 Team USA National Junior Team ...

June 19, 2015
By Robert Riehle

From Tampa to Baltimore, Smithtown native Joseph Caracappa continues to prove you can take the player out of Long Island, but you cannot take the Long Island out of the player. Currently playing number two singles and number one doubles for Goucher College, with a record of 15-3 in doubles and 11-4 in singles as a freshman, Joseph has more than earned his spot on the team as an underclassman.

June 17, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced the three men and three women named to represent the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, July 10-26. World number 63 Lauren Davis, world number 111 Louisa Chirico, and world number 112 Sachia Vickery were named to the women’s tennis team. The men’s tennis team will be comprised of Dennis Novikov, Jean-Yves Aubone and Gonzales Austin.

June 16, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that 2015 NCAA singles champions Jamie Loeb, of the University of North Carolina, and Ryan Shane, of the University of Virginia, headline the top American collegians named to the 2015 USTA Collegiate National Team, the high-level training program designed to help America’s premier college players assimilate to professional tennis in a team-oriented environment.

May 29, 2015
By Emilie Katz

Sam Querrey recently starred in an episode of “Millionaire Matchmaker.” The show on Bravo is hosted by Patti Stanger, a fix-‘em up queen. 

May 12, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that CiCi Bellis and Claire Liu will headline the eight top junior girls selected for the 2015 Team USA National Junior Team, a training program designed to give a collection of America’s best young players opportunities to train together during the summer and travel to play against top junior competition from around the world.

May 11, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Eighteen-year-old Louisa Chirico of Harrison, N.Y. will make her Grand Slam singles main draw debut at the 2015 French Open after winning the Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge this weekend. Chirico finished the wild card challenge with 128 points by winning the singles title at the $50,000 USTA Pro Circuit event in Dothan, Ala., three weeks ago and by reaching the final at the $50,000 event in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla., this weekend.

May 4, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Seventeen-year-old Frances Tiafoe of College Park, Md., will make his Grand Slam main draw debut after earning a main draw wild card into the French Open by winning the 2015 Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge.

April 28, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

With two weeks in the books, 17-year-old Frances Tiafoe is at the top of the men’s Har-Tru USTA Pro Circuit Wild Card Challenge Standings. He reached the semifinals of the $50,000 St. Joseph’s/Candler Savannah Challenger in Savannah, Ga. last week to move into the lead with 47 points (29 points for reaching the semifinals in Savannah and 18 points for advancing to the quarterfinals of the $100,000 Sarasota Challenger) going into the final week of competition for a main draw wild card into the 2015 French Open.

April 27, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Virginia junior Julia Elbaba of Oyster Bay, N.Y. was named to the all-ACC First Team along with teammate Danielle Collins (St. Petersburg, Fla.). Elbaba earns her their third All-ACC honor, tying a school record held by Alison Cohen (1994-1996) and Lindsey Hardenbergh (2010-2012).

April 23, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The USTA has announced that reigning ITF World Junior Champion CiCi Bellis leads the 12 top juniors nominated to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events will be played April 30-May 2 at the USTA Training Center–Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.  

April 15, 2015
By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The undefeated North Carolina Tar Heels have regained the top spot women's ranking for the first time in a month, while the Oklahoma Sooners extended their number one ranking streak to seven weeks on the men's side in the ITA Division I National Team Rankings.