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

Northport VA unveils new tennis courts
The new renovated tennis courts at the Northport VA Medical Center were unveiled with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as the brand new courts were officially opened for use with the help of United Way LI, USTA Eastern, USTA Long Island and the Serve and Return charity. 


Locals commit to Wake Forest
The Wake Forest Men’s Tennis team will have some Long Island flavor on its roster next season, as two former Nassau County standouts will embark on their college careers as Demon Deacons. New York State Singles Champion Yuval Solomon from Plainview JFK, and former New York State doubles runner-up Patrick Hannity from Cold Spring Harbor will be heading down to Winston-Salem to continue their tennis careers.


Palay Twins help capture Futures League title
The Futures League at Point Set in Oceanside wrapped up, as the white team squeaked out a close win. Twins Julia and Jake Palay helped the white team pick up the close 4-2 team victory. 


Carefree helps raise breast cancer awareness
Carefree Racquet Club continued its good work in the community by hosting its annual Rally for the Cure event to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.


East Quogue couple wins National Husband Wife Mixed Combo title
Judy and Alan Schreiber won yet another tournament on the Husband and Wife Circuit, as the East Quogue natives won the USTA National Husband Wife Mixed Combo 140 Hard Court Championships in Southern California. 


Bethpage Park’s Goetz crowned L1 Huntington November champ
Alexa Goetz of Bethpage Park Tennis Center continued her outstanding play, winning the L1 Huntington November Championships. As the top-seed, Goetz won all four of her matches in straight sets, culminating in a 7-5, 6-4 win over Lina Mohamed in the final. 


Ross Academy’s Gould wins L1B Cary Leeds Championships
At the L1B Cary Leeds Championships, Ross School Tennis Academy’s Vitalina Gould entered as the tournament’s top seed and showed why, winning all of her matches in straight sets, posting a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ariella Zagorsky in the final. 


Commack Tennis holds Athletics for All clinic
The Commack Varsity Tennis team held its annual tennis clinic for the Athletics for All club at Commack High School. Commack Head Coach Jackie Clark said, "We all had a great time and will have more tennis clinics throughout the year. The Varsity Girls Team loves volunteering and giving back."


Contest winners take part in Q&A with Rubin
Some of the winners of HEAD’s “Next Novak” contest began their first days of John McEnroe Tennis Academy Training Camp, and were able to take part in a question and answer session with Long Island’s own Noah Rubin, who recently wrapped up his first year on the ATP Tour.