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




Former NYIT Coach Pasion Named Hofstra Men’s and Women’s Coach
Hofstra Athletics has hired former NYIT Men’s and Women’s Tennis Head Coach Jason Pasion to take over the head coaching role for Hofstra’s Men’s and Women’s Tennis programs.

"I am very pleased to welcome Jason to the Hofstra family," said Hofstra’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. "He did great things at NYIT in his two seasons with the Bears, and I look forward to him continuing his success here. Jason is a tremendous teacher of the game, and I know our student-athletes will benefit from working with him.”


Oyster Bay’s Hohmann Wins Bronze at USTA Selections
Ronald Hohmann of Oyster Bay, N.Y. captured the Bronze Medal at the USTA National Selection Tournament in Austin, Texas. Hohmann entered the tournament as an alternate, and went on to defeat the seventh and second seeds on his way to the semifinals. He finished in third place after beating Hunter Heck of Minnesota, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0.


Carefree Hosts Pickleball Meet and Greet
Carefree Racquet Club hosted a Pickleball Meet and Greet for its members, introducing a different racquet sport to the tennis players. The Meet and Greet was a great way to kick off the Fall and Winter Indoor Seasons.


Johnny Mac Q&A at Sportime Syosset
The players at Sportime Syosset were given a treat recently as John McEnroe stopped by for a question and answer session where he fielded some of the kids’ and parents’ questions on a variety of tennis topics.


Serve and Return Hosts Second Annual Charity Event
Steve Kaplan and Keith Kambourian, co-owners of Bethpage Park Tennis Center, as a part of their Serve and Return Charity, hosted its Second Annual Charity Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The winners were Rob Pohly & Marc Powers (pictured above with Steve Kaplan), as the charity continues to do great work for the Long Island and New York tennis communities.


Long Islanders Band Together for Breast Cancer Awareness
Long Island’s local high school tennis teams continued their support for Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October as they have done over the years, wearing pink for much of their matches during the month in support for finding a cure for the disease.






South Side Students and Faculty Host Tennis Fundraiser
The South Side Girls Varsity Tennis team hosted its Third Annual Student-Faculty Tennis Tournament Fundraiser, raising money for breast cancer research. The girls from the team partnered up with teachers to “play for a cure” and were able to raise more than $750.


Oyster Bay’s Kowalsky Commits to Brown
Two-time New York State Doubles Champion and this year’s Nassau County Finalist Courtney Kowalsky of Oyster Bay has committed to Brown University, where she will continue her tennis career.

“I love the team, and I also work with the old Brown Coach Jay Harris, so I talked to him about the school,” Kowalsky said of the decision. “I always wanted to go there. I e-mailed the current coach many times before he came to me. It’s unbelievable, I still cannot believe I’m going there!”