Zonals – Day 2 – The Weather


Today started with the threat of rain and a little over 1 hour into the day’s matches the threat became reality.  So after a brief break for the courts to dry, with a little help from some of us with some rollers and leaf blowers  we resumed play.  Then it got hotter and hotter.  Our matchup – which started at 9:00 am before the rains, ended at 5:08 pm with the last match going 3 1/2 hours and the temperature in the mid 90’s.  Again, all 4 eastern teams won.  At this point there is a good chance for an all Eastern Finals.

There are many players here at Zone Team Championships who are ranked in the top 200 Nationally.  They are:

BOYS

EASTERN - Daniel Nuzhny (76); Luke Smith (81); Steven Sun (88); Gary Fishkin (92); Satish Kumar (108); Daniel Pellerito (130); Ronald Hohmann (141); Harris Walker (163); Oren Vasser (180); Ronan Jachuck (188)

MIDDLE STATES - Robert Siniakowitz (55); Tyler Zink (120)

MIDWEST – None

NEW ENGLAND – Finn Garner (193)

GIRLS

EASTERN - Dasha Kourkina (62); Jennifer Yu (76); Chelsea Williams (96); Michelle Sorokko (105); Nathalie Rodilosso (109); Nicole Semenov (159); Lauren Munari (168); Ashley Lessen (182); Mackenzie Clark (190); Gabriella Price (192); Lea Ma (193)

MIDDLE STATES - Christina Hand (93); Brianna Shvets (107); Sandra Martinovic (195)

MIDWEST – None

NEW ENGLAND – Amaya Lopez-Clay (91); Kristen Butler (138); Alexis Almy (139): Julia Thompson (146); Jacqueline Nannery (175)


More about zonals from players and coaches

FROM MY TEAM

“It was fun playing doubles with Lea” – Maya O’Brien

FROM THE EASTERN STRINGS

“It’s very fun to have a team that supports me.  Usually, at tournaments, I want everyone to leave me alone” – Harry Walker

FROM A NEW ENGLAND COACH

“I like the age group.  The kids have a blast and I think the format is good.  They play 5 hours and then they have free time. ” – Kenyon Clark

More Scenes from Zonals


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