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USTA Eastern--Western Region Junior Team Tennis

August 21, 2008 07:56 PM

USTA Eastern

Western Region Junior Team Tennis

On August 16 the top Junior Tennis Teams from across the state competed at Crotona Park in the Bronx, NY at the United States Tennis Associations Summer Junior Team Tennis Eastern Sectional. South Towns Junior Team Tennis qualified three teams. The 14 and Under Lions and the18 and Under Panthers defeated teams from Niagara County and Rochester on a District and Regional level to advance to the Bronx. The third team, Pioneers, coached by Jim Cole and June Brennan; were granted a Wildcard entry to the 14 and Under Tournament.

In the 14 and Under Division, the Lions, coached by Brian Johnson; won the title by defeating teams from New York City, Long Island, Duchess County and the South Towns Pioneers. The Pioneers went 2 and 2 with wins over New York City and Long Island finishing in Second Place. On the Lions team were Orchard Park residents Ryan Cromwell, Erica Cromwell, Lauren Cromwell, Brooke Driscoll, Trevor Jachimowicz and Kurt Siegner and from East Aurora, Taylor Cole. The Pioneers had Orchard Park residents Justine Brennan, Shayleen Brennan, Madison Bradley, Andrew Ferrentino and Wes Siegner and from East Aurora, Zach Cole.

The 18 and Under Panthers, coached by Dan Johnson went undefeated by beating teams from New York City, Long Island and Duchess County. The Panthers included Katie Pasier, Alison Tepas, Alison Phillips, Will Siegner, Devin Kostrzewski, Clark Driscoll, Matt Miller and Matt Ferrentino--all from Orchard Park.

The South Towns Junior Team Tennis program played their matches out of Eagle Ridge Recreation Association in Orchard Park and was organized by Brian Johnson and Dan Johnson. It is an approved program of the United States Tennis Association with over 500,000 players participating across the country.

14 & Under Lions 18u JTT Panthers

For more information on Junior Team Tennis please contact the following JTT Coordinators:

  • Dan Johnson, District Coordinator, Williamsville, Orchard Park, Cazenovia Park at 716-725-8803.
  • John LeMar, Sportsplex/Niagara Falls/Tonawanda Program Coordinator 716 -510-5098.
  • Kathleen Goodwin – Riverside/BlackRock Program Coordinator 716-783-0764.
  • Barry Prince/Paul McDonald – Rochester District Coordinators 585-586-1754.
  • Sam Chhoeun – Rochester Love 15 YMCA Program Coordinator 585-277-1654.
  • Chris Galle – Syracuse District Coordinator 315-451-5676