New England

Class of 2020 to Continue Tennis in College

James Maimonis, Manager, Media & Communications | June 11, 2020


 

WESTBOROUGH, MA- For USTA New England's high-performance high school seniors, this summer's slate of local and national tournaments was set to be their final tune-up before continuing their tennis careers in college. But due to the Coronavirus pandemic, USTA made the decision to cancel or postpone all sanctioned events starting in mid-March, prematurely ending their junior careers.  

 

USTA New England would like to honor and congratulate its seniors in the Class of 2020 who, despite the unexpected spring, will be playing tennis in college in the fall. 

 

If your name is not on this list and you are playing in college next year, please email maimonis@newengland.usta.com for inclusion. 

 

Class of 2020 - Girls
Iris Gallo
 
 
Iris Gallo

 

Hometown: Longmeadow, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 5

 

Home club/facility: Carrington Tennis Academy

 

Junior coach(es): Arthur Carrington

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: University of Pennsylvania

 

What drew you most to that school: I like the coach and the players on the team a lot, and I fell in love with Penn’s lively atmosphere and its commitment to help its students grow as individuals.

 


Lexi Dewire
 
 
Lexi Dewire

 

Hometown: Hingham, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 6

 

Home club/facility: The Weymouth Club

 

Junior coach(es): Rob Yee, Tobias Clemens

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Dartmouth College

 

What drew you most to that school: It’s a great Ivy League school with engineering and science programs with Division I tennis in a beautiful area with a great coach. 


Nastasya Semenovski
 
 
Nastasya Semenovski

 

Hometown: Brookline, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 7

 

Home club/facility: The Thoreau Club

 

Junior coach(es): Tim Mayotte, Troy Crichlow

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

What drew you most to that school: The unparalleled atmosphere of love and unity between the team and coaches as well as the phenomenal facilities

 


Sam Falcon
 
 
Sam Falcon

 

Hometown: Stamford, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 11

 

Home club/facility: Solaris Racquet Club

 

Junior coach(es): John DeFillipo and Ola Proca

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Emory University

 

What drew you most to that school: The team, location (Atlanta) and great weather drew me most to Emory. 

 


Olivia Mariotti
 
 
Olivia Mariotti

 

Hometown: Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA (from Dublin, Ireland)

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 12

 

Home club/facility: Manchester Athletic Club (MAC)

 

Junior coach(es): Francisco Montoya & Oscar Jara

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Brown University

 

What drew you most to that school: Coach Lucie Schmidhauser is amazing & I love the open curriculum & strong academics of Brown.

 

 

 

Emily Zhang
 
 
Emily Zhang

 

Hometown: Sharon, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 16

 

Home club/facility: Lakeville Athletic Club

 

Junior coach(es): Alex Howard

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Caltech

 

What drew you most to that school: Small but tight-knit community with students and faculty.

 


Grace Campanella
 
 
Grace Campanella

 

Hometown: Wells, ME

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 29

 

Home club/facility: Apex Racket & Fitness

 

Junior coach(es): Mike Hill, Ryan Adamonis

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: The University of Rhode Island

 

What drew you most to that school: The team, the campus and the CELS college that I’ll be attending.


Hallie Gallo
 
 
Hallie Gallo

 

Hometown: Longmeadow, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 34

 

Home club/facility: Carrington Tennis Academy

 

Junior coach(es): Arthur Carrington

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Johns Hopkins University

 

What drew you most to that school: The minute I met the team, I felt at home and I knew that I fit well with my teammates. I could tell immediately that Johns Hopkins was the place for me!

 


Izzy Koziol
 
 
Izzy Koziol

 

Hometown: Wilton, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 37

 

Home club/facility: Solaris Tennis Academy

 

Junior coach(es): Jovan Zeljkovic, John DeFilippo

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Washington & Lee University

 

What drew you most to that school: I really wanted to attend a strong academic Liberal Arts school where I could also continue competing in tennis with a great team.

 


Meredith Macey
 
 
Meredith Macey

 

Hometown: Wilton, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 56

 

Home club/facility: Tennis Club of Trumbull in Trumbull

 

Junior coach(es): Matt Daly

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA

 

What drew you most to that school: I chose Grinnell because the moment I stepped onto campus, I felt welcomed by everyone. The tennis team was a perfect fit and I knew right away it was the best place for me to grow as a learner and study what I wanted to pursue.

 

 


Kim Fenton

 

 

Kim Fenton

 

Hometown: Sudbury, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 74

 

Home club/facility: Bosse and Saddlebrook Tennis Academy

 

Junior coach(es): Sean McQuillan and Mike Dizuzio

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Bates College

 

What drew you most to that school: I chose Bates because academics is very important to me and Bates is a highly competitive institution. It also has great alumni and is closer to home. There is a treat team atmosphere that I am excited to be a part of and dedicated coaches.


Caitlin Sze
 
 
Caitlin Sze

 

Hometown: South Windsor, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 84

 

Home club/facility: Rocky Hill Tennis and Fitness Center

 

Junior coach(es): Steve Rogers

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Assumption College

 

What drew you most to that school: What drew me most to the school was the atmosphere of the campus and everything the school had to offer for me. 


Class of 2020 - Boys
Daniel Milavsky
 
 
Daniel Milavsky

 

Hometown: Needham, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 1

 

Home club/facility: Manchester Athletic Club (MAC)

 

Junior coach(es): Francisco Montoya, Celeste Frey, Ricardo Munar

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Harvard

 

What drew you most to that school: The coaches, the team atmosphere and the prestige of the school.


Kailas Kahler
 
 
Kailas Kahler

 

Hometown: Pawtucket, RI

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 6

 

Home club/facility: Whichever court happens to be available

 

Junior coach(es): Jeff Cote

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: MIT

 

What drew you most to that school: One of the best STEM schools in the world, and also close to home.

 


Christopher Li
 
 
Christopher Li

 

Hometown: Westford, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 7

 

Home club/facility: Manchester Athletic Club (MAC)

 

Junior coach(es): Ricardo Munar and Oscar Jara

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Claremont Mudd Scripps (CMS)

 

What drew you most to that school: I like the flexibility so that I can balance academics and tennis, and I’ve always wanted to go to California.

 


Matthew Campbell


Matthew Campbell

 

Hometown: Sudbury, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 8

 

Home club/facility: Manchester Athletic Club (MAC)

 

Junior coach(es): Ricardo Munar

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Boston College


Andrew Ilie
 
 
Andrew Ilie

 

Hometown: Trumbull, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 10

 

Home club/facility: Tennis Club of Trumbull

 

Junior coach(es)- Brian Barker and Matt Daly

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Dartmouth College

 


Nick Vroman



Nick Vroman

 

Hometown: Sudbury, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 11

 

Home club/facility: New England Tennis Academy (NETA)

 

Junior coach(es): Rick Sharton

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: United States Air Force Academy

 

What drew you most to that school: Excellent coaches and unparalleled opportunities at the school.

 


Kyle McCandless



Kyle McCandless

 

Hometown: Lexington, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 12

 

Home club/facility: None

 

Junior coach(es): Joshua Cameron

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Caltech

 

What drew you most to that school: The STEM program, the coach, and the weather.


Jack Truwit



Jack Truwit

 

Hometown: Darien, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 17

 

Home club/facility: Solaris Racquet Club

 

Junior coach(es): John DeFillipo, Dan Cochrane, Patrick Hirscht

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Williams College

 

What drew you most to that school: I chose Williams because I loved Coach Greenberg, the guys on the team, and the culture when I went for a visit. It will also be cool to have a chance to compete for a National Championship.


Casey Kania



Casey Kania

 

Hometown: Middlefield, CT

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 41

 

Home club/facility: Tennis Club of Trumbull

 

Junior coach(es): Brian Barker, Matt Daly

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Wesleyan University

 

What drew you most to that school: I chose Wesleyan because of the rigorous academic curriculum and the opportunity to compete for a championship.

 


Joey Barrett


Joey Barrett

 

Hometown: Needham, MA

 

New England junior ranking (18s): No. 48

 

Home club/facility: Longfellow Natick

 

Junior coach(es): Marko Stanic and Tim Mayotte

 

Where you’ll be playing NCAA tennis next year: Colby College

 

What drew you most to that school: I chose Colby because of its friendly campus community, rigorous academics and competitive tennis program. Go Mules!

 


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