PRLog - Aug. 10, 2014 - NEW YORK -- When Noah Rubin’s new classmates at Wake Forest ask him what he did this summer, he’ll have quite a list to rattle off. The Wimbledon juniors champion and John McEnroe Tennis Academy student completed a sweep of the singles and doubles championships at the USTA Boys 18's National Championships this weekend, defeating defending champion Collin Altamirano in three straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 in singles action in the final today.
He teamed with Stefan Kozlov as the No. 2 seeded duo to win yesterday's doubles championship, 6-2, 6-2 over Altamirano and Deiton Baughman.
Rubin, the No. 3 seed, won seven matches in the 128-player draw, dropping just two sets along the way.
The two victories earn Rubin the automatic wild card entries into the main draw of the US Open singles and doubles championships later this month in Flushing. Play begins in men's singles on Monday, August 25.
He also became the first to win the Wimbledon juniors and USTA Boys 18s titles in the same year since Van Winitsky in 1977.
“Noah has had a tremendous summer, and by following up the Wimbledon title with a win at the USTA's he has shown exceptional resolve and determination,”
"Noah played very well today in his first best of five match. He got broken serving for each of the first two sets at 5-2 but held at love serving for them again at 5-4," said JMTA and SPORTIME Director of Tennis Lawrence Kleger. "Other than those two hiccups he played a near flawless match. Winning singles and doubles here is quite a feat so I am extremely proud of his accomplishment. I'm thinking he is going to be a tough out in men's draw at the Open!"
In addition to McEnroe and Rubin, the JMTP benefit will also feature World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, Wimbledon Semifinalist Lucie Safarova, National College Player of the Year Jamie Loeb, N.Y. Rangers superstar goaltender Henrik Lundqvist and actor Edward Norton for a gala evening of tennis and fun.
About The John McEnroe Tennis Academy:
Founded in September, 2010, The John McEnroe Tennis Academy, headquartered on Randalls Island with annexes on Long island and in Westchester, encourages students to continue their schooling during normal school hours and supports kids continuing to participate in other sports. Full and partial scholarships are available for qualified and promising young players who cannot afford the full tuition. Lawrence Kleger is the Director of Tennis of the John McEnroe Tennis Academy. Hall-of-Famer McEnroe, hand-picks the more than 30 JMTA pros and coaches from around the globe and is personally involved in daily instruction. McEnroe also provides strategic direction for all Academy business.
About the Johnny Mac Tennis Project
The Johnny Mac Tennis Project, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity whose purpose is to expose young athletes in the greater New York metropolitan area to the life-changing sport of tennis without regard to their economic circumstance. To this end, JMTP raises public and private funds in order to provide tennis academy scholarships and financial assistance to New York City Metropolitan area children. JMTP promotes the lifelong sport of tennis to and for players of all levels, from introductory programs that reach out to schools and neighborhoods in surrounding communities, to world-class tournament training for aspiring professionals. For NYC juniors striving to achieve at the highest levels of the game, JMTP funds the costs associated with travel to regional, national and international tournaments and provides on-site coaching.
SPORTIME is proud to operate the finest tennis facilities in New York State, with over 160 indoor and outdoor courts at 13 clubs across Long Island, in NYC, in Westchester and in the NY Capital Region. SPORTIME strives to provide its members with welcoming and comfortable environments and the best instructional programs anywhere. SPORTIME's "fitness for real life" philosophy is reflected in clubs that are state-of-the-