| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Darius Yaraghi received the Ron Smyth Parent Sportsmanship Award at the recent Annual USTA Eastern Section 2012 Awards Dinner in White Plains, N.Y., established by friends and family in memory of Mr. Ron Smyth, who was an exceptional tennis parent and a respected human being.

Yaraghi sets this same example, which was evident among the tournament directors and coaches who nominated him. Yaraghi’s son, Andrew won the E. Hawley Van Wyck Jr. Boys 14 Sportsmanship Award in 2007. Andrew is now a freshman at Amherst College, where he plays on the tennis team.