The New York Empire presented by Citi has announced that former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will play for the team on Thursday, July 18 at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning when the Empire take on the visiting Orange County Breakers.
  | By Press Release
The New York Empire presented by Citi has announced that former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will play for the team on Thursday, July 18 at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning when the Empire take on the visiting Orange County Breakers. The match begins at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2019 Big Apple Cup continued on Wednesday, with teams from across the world competing against one another at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Some of the top junior players from Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico and Spain are in New York to battle top juniors from the Eastern...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Tennis fans will have the opportunity to see two of the sport’s all-time greats, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, compete against one another for the 39 th time after each won their respective quarterfinal matchups at the French Open on Tuesday. The 11-time Roland Garros champion took on seventh-...Read more
Ryan Fishback captured the NYSPHSAA title with a three-set win over Syosset's Kabir Rajpal.
  | By Brian Coleman
A year ago, Ryan Fishback came up short in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Singles final, falling to Oyster Bay’s Patrick Maloney in straight sets. The Geneva junior would not be denied this year, however, as he defeated Syosset’s Kabir Rajpal 6-0, 3-6, 6-2 to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Scarsdale’s Nikolay Sahakyan and Jason Shuler won the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) doubles title on Saturday, defeating the defending champions from Mamaroneck, Charlie Levinson and Connor Aylett, 6-3, 6-7, 6-4. Sahakyan and Shuler had several match points in...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Syosset’s Kabir Rajpal booked his spot in the singles final of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Championships with two victories on Friday. Rajpal, the Nassau County champion, defeated Washingtonville’s Gabriel Castillo-Sanchez 6-3, 6-4 in the quarterfinals,...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Sloane Stephens outlasted Polona Hercog to reach the French Open Round of 16 on Friday, notching a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 victory in two hours and 32 minutes. Last year’s finalist and the seventh seed overcame 43 unforced errors off her racket, but took advantage of 56 from Hercog to book her spot in the...Read more
Amanda Anisimova is the youngest American woman into the French Open third round since Serena Williams in 1998.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
After dropping the first set of her opening round match, Serena Williams wasted no time in booking her third round spot at the French Open on Thursday . The 23-time Grand Slam champion rolled past Japan’s Kurumi Nara 6-3, 6-2, hitting 36 winners and never facing a break point in the one hour and...Read more
Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem moved into the French Open third round on Thursday, downing Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 30 minutes.
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Last year’s runner-up Dominic Thiem moved into the French Open third round on Thursday , downing Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan 6-3, 6-7(6), 6-3, 7-5 in two hours and 30 minutes. “Today was very difficult,” said the fourth-seeded Austrian. “It was a tough match-up for me because there were almost...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The outdoor tennis season at Pine Hollow Country Club officially kicked off with the club’s annual Opening Day Carnival last weekend. With Mother Nature finally ushering in the spring weather, tennis players of all ages and levels came out to play some tennis and enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon. “Our...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The 2019 USTA Long Island Junior Team Tennis came to a close recently as teams from all across the area completed what was a successful year for a league that is only continuing to grow. Below are the winners and finalists from the season: 18 and Under Advanced Champions: World Gym Setauket (...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Naomi Osaka, winner of the last two Grand Slams, fought back from the brink of defeat in the French Open first round on Tuesday. The top-ranked woman in the world defeated Anna Karolina Schmiedlova 0-6, 7-6(4), 6-1 to avoid the opening round upset. “I think this is the most nervous I have ever been...Read more
  | By Stefen Rosner
A little rain could not break the high spirits of those at the Commack Tennis’ 2019 Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, sponsored by the Schoenfeld’s Soldiers on Thursday afternoon at Commack High School. The Schoenfeld family lost a loved one to breast cancer a couple of years ago, and since then...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
This article first appeared in the May/June 2019 issue of Long Island Tennis Magazine Can Nadal win 12th French Open crown? If Rafael Nadal is in the French Open draw, he generally becomes the undisputed favorite to be the final one standing when all is said and done. That has been the case for...Read more
Gabriele Brancatelli won his match at second singles to help lead Port Washington to the Long Island title.
  | By Brian Coleman
The Port Washington Vikings captured the Long Island Championship on Wednesday afternoon, defeating Half Hollow Hills East 4-3 in the title match at The Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack. “It feels great,” said Port Washington head coach Shane Helfner. “It’s been a really amazing season...Read more