New England Juniors Earn Silver at Spring Team Championships
MOBILE, AL- Juniors Lana Mavor (Yarmouth, ME) and Jennifer Riester (Lynnfield, MA) took home top New England honors at the annual L1 Spring Team Championships. Both Mavor and Riester were part of the Silver Medallion-winning “Diamondbacks” team that featured two girls from the 18s, 16s and 14s divisions from around the country. Mavor played No. 1 singles in the 18s while Riester played No. 2 singles in 16s for the second-place squad. Both also competed in doubles.
Riester went unbeaten (4-0) in singles and finished with a 1-3 mark in doubles. Mavor contributed by going 2-2 in both singles and doubles.
The Diamondbacks won each of their first three matches, 7-2, 5-4 and 6-3, before coming up just short in their final match against the eventual champions, Stingrays, 4-5.
The L1 Spring Team Championships are played in a team format with six singles and three doubles matches. The Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, AL was the host site of the 14s-18s championships, while the 12s competed at El Conquistador Tennis in Tucson, AZ.
Sixteen boys’ and girls’ teams each competed in Mobile, while eight boys’ and girls’ 12s teams were in action in Tucson.
In addition to Mavor and Riester, a number of other New England players and coaches were represented at the championships.
The players were: Sarah Campbell (Girls’ 18s), Connor Fu (Boys’ 18s), Iris Gallo (Girls’ 16s), Sam Feldman and Nicholas Condos (Boys’ 16s), Teddy Truwit (Boys’ 14s), Isabella Camacho and Anna Nguyen (Girls’ 12s).
Coaches were: Nestor Bernabe, Ricardo Munar, Julian Ramirez-Luna, Danielle Monteith, Ryan Adamonis and Kelly Day.
Four New England players were also given daily sportsmanship awards. They were:
Monday- Sarah Campbell
Tuesday- Connor Fu
Wednesday- Nicholas Condos and Teddy Truwit
Juniors earned both National and New England standing points by competing in the Spring Team Championships.
Next up in March for New England juniors are the L4 qualifying tournament (March 9-11) and the L4 Super Six Championships (March 17-18).
To view the 2018 junior combined schedule, click here.
- Jennifer Riester with MAC coaches Julian Ramirez Luna and Ricardo Munar.
- Jennifer Riester and Lana Mavor were part of the Diamondbacks, which took home second place in Mobile, AL.
- Lana Mavor played No. 1 singles for the Diamondbacks.
- Jennifer Riester went 4-0 in singles play at the Spring Team Championships.
- Mavor finished 2-2 in both singles and doubles.