ACE DEUCE JR. GIRLS AND BOYS CHAMPS TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS
The month of September brought the players of the Leong Tennis Academy a fresh new season to display their athletic excellence. Our competitors kicked off this successful season at the Ace Deuce Jr. Girls and Boys tournament at Club Green Meadows. Erin Larner advanced to the finals where she defeated fourth seed Basia Kopecka in the Girls 14s division. After three matches in the Boys 12s division, Tommy Mulflur lost a tough match to the first seed Stefan Ball in the semifinals. Quite unfortunately, Nick Mulflur and Peter Beatty met in the first round of the Boys 14s draw, where Nick defeated Peter in a very competitive match. Nick made it to the quarterfinals of this division, but lost to the third seed Mark J. Bright in a grueling match with two set tiebreakers. Sam Stephenson played in the Boys 16s division of this tournament, playing an intense first round against Omeed J. Balou (7-6, 3-6, 12-10). Sam, however, lost in a close second round match against Varun Iyengar. Players Stuart Tierney and Jenya Pereverzin competed in both the Boys 16s and the Boys 18s divisions. Jenya Pereverzin won the singles in both events, playing a total of six singles matches. Stuart advanced to the finals of the 16s, and the semifinals of the 18s, playing a total of seven matches. Stuart defeated the third and sixth seeds in these divisions, but eventually lost in close matches to Jenya in both events.