News and notes from across the L.I. tennis community
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff







Menaker named director of tennis at Hofstra
Hofstra Tennis has added a new member to its staff. Jeffrey Menaker, who coaches the Bronx Science High School Girls Tennis team in New York City, was named director of tennis at Hofstra. Menaker has previously coached at Lehman College and Yeshiva University.

“I am grateful to President Stuart Rabinowitz and Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Hathaway for granting me this opportunity," said Menaker. "I look forward to working with the talented student-athletes on our tennis teams and connecting with the program's alumni and friends."


Pellerito-Kingsley win Empire Cup Doubles Tournament
Syosset’s Daniel Pellerito and Northport’s Cannon Kingsley recently teamed up at the Eastern Empire Cup National Doubles at Stadium Tennis Center. The top seeds rolled through the tournament without dropping a set, culminating in a 6-1, 6-4 win in the finals.


Ross School players shine at Winter Challenger
Gabe Rissman of the Ross School Tennis Academy defended his title at the L1B Ross School Tennis Academy February Challenger, coming back from a set down to beat second-seed Bruno Paolino Alves 3-6, 6-2, 10-6 in the finals. Ross School’s Jodie Paffrath also enjoyed success at the tournament, reaching the finals in her division.


Point Set holds round-robin special
Point Set celebrated the holidays with its Ladies Round Robin Holiday Special. It was a day of fun and competitive tennis, and a great time was had by all in attendance, both on and off the courts.


Sportime Lynbrook hosts Winter Recess Tournament
Sportime Lynbrook members got out of the cold to compete in the club’s Winter Recess Tournament. The tournament saw high-quality tennis being played by the ladies, as the team of Jackie Pinto & Janet Pomeranz came out victorious. Congratulations to the Pinto-Pomeranz duo, as well as finalists Aliza Bitton & Anne-Marie Cosma on a job well done.


Port Washington’s Seeman succeeding at the collegiate level
Former Port Washington star Sarah Seeman has continued her success at California Lutheran University. Just a freshman, Seeman is playing second singles, as well as second doubles, and has been a key component to the early season success of Cal Lutheran.


Great Neck’s Silverstein anchoring Iowa
Josh Silverstein of Great Neck, N.Y. has had an excellent sophomore campaign for the Iowa Hawkeyes. As part of the Big 10/Ivy League challenge played at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Silverstein was able to come closer to home to play and lead the Hawkeyes past Cornell. Silverstein won at third singles, as well as second doubles in a 4-2 Iowa victory.


Schreibers capture Gold Ball National Title
Alan & Judith Schreiber of East Quogue, N.Y. won the USTA Gold Ball National Championship in the Husband-Wife Combo Doubles 140 Division. The couple didn’t lose a set in the tournament, resulting in a 6-1, 6-4 victory in the finals.