eastern defeats new england in first jtt border battle
James Maimonis, Communications and Engagement Coordinator | October 3, 2017
STAMFORD, CT- Chelsea Piers Connecticut hosted a brand new Junior Team Tennis (JTT) event that pitted New England teams against teams from USTA’s Eastern Section. The event called “Border Battle,” featured two New England teams from Connecticut and two Eastern teams in the 14U and 12U divisions squaring off in flight play.
Chelsea Piers (Stamford) had teams in both divisions, while Guilford Racquet Club (Guilford) competed in the 14U and Solaris Racquet Club (Stamford) played in the 12U flight. MatchPoint Tennis and Cunningham Tennis, both of New York, each brought two teams to round out the divisions.
“Events like this are a perfect opportunity for young players to get out of their comfort zone and meet and compete against kids they wouldn’t normally get the opportunity to do so with,” said Jon Kostek, USTA New England Youth Play Manager.
Team MatchPoint, coached by Ari Roberts, took home the top prize in both divisions. They held off second place Guilford in the 14U division in a flight that was close top to bottom. Only 23 total games separated MatchPoint from fourth place team, Chelsea Piers.
In the 12U flight, second place Solaris had an identical set and position record as MatchPoint (11-4) but fell short by 11 games, allowing MatchPoint to complete the sweep. Cunningham finished third and Chelsea Piers finished fourth.