Local junior player update

On to the next Sectional Championships.  This past weekend was the qualifying rounds.  Ronan Jachuck almost made it to the Main Draw as a 12 year old (he is just about to turn 10 so he can still play the 10 and unders for another year.  He beat Ben Snow 6-2, 6-0 and then he beat Gardner Howe 6-4, 6-2.  He lost in the last round of qualifying to the #2 seed in the Qualifyer Daniel Nuxhny by a 7-5, 6-2 score.  Shannon Mukerji lost to Allie Jackson-Hing 2-6, 6-3, 7-5.  Josh Jachuck lost to mark Temporal in the Boys 16’s Qualifyer.  The score was 6-2, 6-4.  In the doubles, he teamed with Sachin Rhagavan.  they lost 8-5 to Matthew Balilo and Mark Temporal.

Emerson Kelby travelled to Rochester for the Mendon Racquet & Pool Club’s September Fiesta Championships.  He beat Michael Burr 6-1, 6-1; Alexander Ojugbeli 7-5, 6-2; and Kenneth Friedman 7-5, 6-0 before losing the finals to top seeded Sarthak Mohanty 6-7(5), 6-0, 10-7.  Emerson was the #2 seed.  Jake Crawford also played the Fiesta Championships (Emerson played the 16’s and Jake played the 18’s. Jake was the top seed and he won 7-6 (8), 6-0 over Tony Zhao in the first round, followed by a 4-3 retired victory over Pauol barrett in the second round.   In the finals, he playeed friend and doubles partner Colin Nardella and won 6-4, 6-2.

Michael Haelen travelled to Mountain Lakes where he was the #2 seed.  Michael lost in the first round to Jonathan Atwater 6-3, 6-0.


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