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

Point Set’s Johnston Named USTA LI Region Pro of the Year
Point Set’s Nadia Johnston (pictured above, second from right) was named the USTA Long Island Region’s Pro of the Year at the Region’s Annual Awards Ceremony. Unfortunately, many Point Set employees and members were unable to attend the dinner, and instead, honored Nadia by hosting their own party in the form of a fundraiser. The money raised was donated to the animal rescue group, Thai Street Paws Rescue, which is run by Johnston’s sister, Tamara, in Thailand.


 

Palta Wins Bethpage State Park Spring Open
Vinay Palta captured the title at the Bethpage State Park Spring Open in the Boys 12s Division, defeating Krithick Madisetty 4-0, 4-1 in the finals.


 

Sportime Clubs Celebrate the Spring Season
Sportime clubs across Long Island celebrated another successful spring season with end-of-the-season carnivals and parties. There were tons of activities, such as Wiffle Ball, soccer, a bouncy castle and slide to honor the kids who put in their hard work during the season’s programming.


 

Ross School’s Christie-Schrank on a Roll
Ross School Junior Tennis Academy’s Paolo Christie-Schrank has had a lot of success in USTA tournaments recently, winning the title at the L1B Boys 12s at the Jericho/Westbury May Challenger and the L1B Boys 12s at Sportime Amagansett. He will join Ross School’s Tennis Academy full-time in the fall.


 

Three Sign Letters of Intent With Hofstra Tennis
Hofstra Head Coach Jason Pasion announced his first recruiting class as head coach of the program with three athletes signing their letters of intent: Ronia Dolabany of Florida, Alejandra Ruffini of Italy and Odessa Stork of California.


 

HHHE’s Srivastava Captures State Sportsmanship Award
Half Hollow Hills East’s Abhinav Srivastava won the Sportsmanship Award at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.


 

Centercourt’s Magid Off to Fairfield University
The Class of 2017 at Centercourt Performance Tennis Academy continues to make announcements of where they will continue their tennis careers at the next level, with the most recent being Allan Magid, who will be taking his on-the-court and in-the-classroom talents to Fairfield University.


 

Murphy Wins the L1B Sportime Amagansett May Challenger
Top-seed Nicolas Murphy (pictured above, right) of Sportime Amagansett captured the title at the L1B Sportime Amagansett May Challenger, defeating second-seed Adrien Jippov (pictured above, left) in the final. Murphy won his matches in straight sets until the championship match, when he outlasted Jippov 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 in a thrilling final.


 

NTC Continues Outreach With Free Clinics in Bayside
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center continued their work in the community as their pros visited the Bayside Sports and Health Festival to teach some tennis and encourage folks to stay healthy and active.