2021 JTT Section Champions Crowned
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U.S. TENNIS ASSOCIATION OF NEW ENGLAND CROWNS 2021 JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS CHAMPIONS
SPRINGFIELD, MA - The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) of New England crowned two new Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Section Champions on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12 at Forest Park in Springfield, MA. The Swifties, based out of Bedford, NH, won the 18U Intermediate title, while Team Aces, made up of players from New Hampshire and Massachusetts, took the 14U Intermediate crown.
Teams earned their place in the Section Championship field through either their local JTT League or by winning a 2021 qualifying event. Much of the 2020 season, including the Section and National Championships, was canceled due to the pandemic.
“We were thrilled to once again play a JTT Sectional Championship. These teams are the best of the best in New England, and to see them bring such a high level of talent, sportsmanship and camaraderie to the Championships, that’s what JTT is all about,” said Jon Kostek, Tournament Director and USTA New England Sr. Manager of Youth Play.
The New Hampshire-based Switfies are coached by Jana Suozzo (Bedford), Captained by Taylor Suozzo (Bedford), and feature Ryan Boucher (Bedford), Shu Grosso (Merrimack), Sigmund Winiecki (Jaffrey), Henry Winiecki (Jaffrey) and Margaret Winiecki (Jaffrey).
Over a two-day span, the Swifties finished atop their six-team flight, edging out the New England Tennis Center by four total games, 173-169. The Swifties finished 4-1 overall.
Team Aces, coached by Malcolm Brown (Amherst, NH) and Anthony Correnti (Bedford, NH), features Jolie Zink (Chestnut Hill, MA), Emma Schillinger (Grafton, MA), Sophia Correnti (Bedford, NH), Davey Schroeder (Milford, NH), Johnny Brown (Amherst, NH) and Hugo Shinn (Hadley, MA).
Team Aces competed in a three-team flight on Wednesday and took 80 total games, besting the second-place team from Aspetuck Valley Country Club (Weston, CT), which had 47. Aces went 2-0 overall and won each of their 10 individual matches without dropping a set.
The 2021 JTT National Championships will not be played once again this year due to COVID-19 concerns.
For full Section Championship results, click here.
For Wednesday’s photo gallery, click here.
For Thursday’s photo gallery, click here.
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