| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

USTA Eastern will hold its 2016 Junior Awards Gala on Monday, Aug. 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Hospitality Pavilion to recognize the top juniors in the Eastern Section. Each of the 30 players honored are the top three in their age group as a result of their tournament performances over the past year.

Former professional tennis player and Tennis Channel broadcaster Justin Gimelstob will be a guest speaker. Justin is a member of the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame.

The full list of award winners includes:

Boys 10s
Neel Krishnaswamy (New York, N.Y.)
Jordan Reznik (Great Neck, N.Y.)
Theodore Murphy (New York, N.Y.)

Girls 10s
Ligaya Murray (Yonkers, N.Y.)
Julia Werdiger (New York, N.Y.)
Victoria McEnroe (New York, N.Y.)

Boys 12s
Samir Banerjee (Basking Ridge, N.J.)
Evan Wen (Morristown, N.J.)
Cooper Williams (New York, N.Y.)

Girls 12s
Elise Wagle (Niskayuna, N.Y.)
Stephanie Yakoff (Fort Lee, N.J.)
Filippa Bruu-Syversen (Chatham, N.J.)

Boys 14s
Ryan Fishback (Geneva, N.Y.)
Jeffrey Fradkin (New York, N.Y.)
Eliot Spizzirri (Greenwich, Conn.)

Girls 14s
Rachel Arbitman (Hewlett, N.Y.)
Elise Wagle (Niskayuna, N.Y.)
Rosie Garcia Gross (New York, N.Y.)

Boys 16s
Harris Walker (South Salem, N.Y.)
Cannon Kingsley (Northport, N.Y.)
Michael Sun (Livingston, N.J.)

Girls 16s
Andrea Cerdan (Bloomfield, N.J.)
Rachel Lim (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.)
Amber O'Dell (New Milford, N.J.)

Boys 18s
John Speicher (Webster, N.Y.)
Athell Bennett (Valley Stream, N.Y.)
Brenden Volk (Dix Hills, N.Y.)

Girls 18s
Stephanie Schrage (Millburn, N.J.)
Rachel Lim (Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.)
Amber O'Dell (New Milford, N.J.)

“The Awards Gala provides players with the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work at a young age,” said Julie Bliss Beal, senior director of competitive tennis. “Parents and kids alike find it meaningful to celebrate the players’ achievements during Day One at the U.S. Open.”