Maloney Qualifies for New York Open
The New York Open is giving local players the chance to compete with the professionals with prequalifying tournaments happening throughout Long Island and New York-metropolitan area. Patrick Maloney, who grew up training with Keith Kambourian at Bethpage Park Tennis Center and is now under the tutelage of Adrian Chirichi of Robbie Wagner’s Tournament Training Center , won the first of these tournaments by downing Fayed Uddin, 6-0, 6-0, at Lifetime Athletic Club in West Harrison, N.Y.
Oyster Bay’s Hohmann Wins Eddie Herr 16U Title
Oyster Bay’s Ronald Hohmann captured the title at the Eddie Herr International in Bradenton, Fla. Hohmann, who trains with Todd Widom Tennis, dropped just one set in his six matches en route to the title. Seeded 13th, he defeated the fifth-seed, fourth-seed and third-seed in the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals, respectively, to win the championship.
“The main thing I was doing well was keeping my head focused on the game plan. I knew if I did this I would be able to win those matches,” said Hohmann. “Winning a tournament like this gives me a lot of confidence. I feel like I can beat anybody.”
Rubin Supports Raymar Children’s Fund at Carefree
Noah Rubin, current ATP Tour player and past Carefree P.A.L. student, stopped by for a hit with Brandon Raymar. Noah donated his time, and Carefree donated the court for the Raymar Children's Fund fundraiser.
Long Island’s Howard Rubin Takes Part in Maccabiah Games
Howard Rubin, a longtime member of Point Set’s “Early Birds,” a group that plays in the early morning hours at the Club, traveled to Israel to compete in the annual Maccabiah Games. Rubin competed in both singles and doubles in the 70 & Over Division, taking home the Gold in doubles, along with his partner, Andrew Harrison.
Christopher Morley’s Cannon Kingsley Wins National Indoor Championships in Kansas
Cannon Kingsley of Christopher Morley Tennis captured the title at the USTA Boys’ 18 National Indoor Championships in Overland Park, Kansas. Seeded 14th, Kingsley (pictured here, second from left) did not drop a set all tournament long, and beat third-seeded Carson Haskins 6-3, 6-0 in the finals.
Sportime Kings Park Staff Spreads the Word of Tennis
The Sportime Kings Park staff continues to go out into the local community to try and promote the sport of tennis. Most recently, the Sportime Kings Park crew traveled to Bretton Woods Elementary School in Hauppauge to teach tennis, and also attended Career Day at Commack Middle School.
Golod Wins USTA L1 Ross Championship
Vitalina Golod of Ross School Tennis Academy won the title at the recent USTA L1 Ross December Championships. Playing on her home courts, Golod didn’t lose a set in the tournament and captured the title in the Girls 16s draw.
This story first appeared in the January/February 2018 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine.