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Player Of The Month

 

Name: Dan Pergel

Style: Right handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: Dan started playing tennis at age 8 and quickly progressed. Now 16, he's focused on getting into a div 1 school for tennis in 2019. In July Dan placed 5th in the OTA U18 Provincial Main Draw. 

 

 

Dan Pergel

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Name: Dan Pergel Style: Right handed, two-handed backhand Bio: Dan started playing tennis at age 8 and quickly progressed. Now 16, he's focused on getting into a div 1 school for tennis in…

 
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Name: Lior Waldman

Style: Left-handed, one-handed backhand

Bio: Lior starting playing tennis in Israel and continued to play when he moved back to Canada at age 9. Currently, he is ranked 34 in Ontario for U12. 

 

 

 

 

Lior Waldman

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Name: Lior Waldman Style: Left-handed, one-handed backhand Bio: Lior starting playing tennis in Israel and continued to play when he moved back to Canada at age 9. Currently, he is ranked 34 in Ontario for U12.       

 
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Name: Filip Popadich

Style: Left handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: Filip fell in love with tennis after attending a summer camp and is now ranked 27 in Ontario. In 2020 Filip hopes to be ranked in the top 5 of Ontario and as an adult he hopes to play professionally. 

 

 

 

 

Filip Popadich

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Name: Filip Popadich Style: Left handed, two-handed backhand Bio: Filip fell in love with tennis after attending a summer camp and is now ranked 27 in Ontario. In 2020 Filip hopes to be ranked in the top 5 of Ontario and as…

 
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Name: Adrian Palframan

Style: Right-handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: Adrian ended 2017 ranked #1 for U9 in Ottawa and is currently ranked again #1 in 2018 for U9 in Ottawa. Playing almost all the Future Star tournaments in Ottawa, Adrian has now also started to travel to Montreal and Toronto to play tournaments. 

 

 

 

 

Adrian Palframan

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Name: Adrian Palframan Style: Right-handed, two-handed backhand Bio: Adrian ended 2017 ranked #1 for U9 in Ottawa and is currently ranked again #1 in 2018 for U9 in Ottawa. Playing almost all the Future Star tournaments in Ottawa, Adrian has now also…

 
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Name: Gena Huang

Club: Ottawa Athletic Club

Style: Right-handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: When Gena started training in Kingston she put two mini nets together in a gymnasium in Kingston and used a ball machine. Now she travels 4 times a week to Ottawa to train. The busy schedule means she needs to be efficient with her time, finishing school work while traveling. 

 

Gena Huang

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Name: Gena Huang Club: Ottawa Athletic Club Style: Right-handed, two-handed backhand Bio: When Gena started training in Kingston she put two mini nets together in a gymnasium in Kingston and used a ball machine. Now she travels 4 times a week to Ottawa…

 
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Name: Vikas Nibhanupudi

Club: Ottawa Athletic Club

Style: Right-handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: Following in his brother's footsteps, Vikas competes regularly in Ottawa and Toronto. Ranked in the top 10 for U12 boys in Ontario last year, he hopes to enter the top 10 of U14 boys this year. 

 

 

 

Vikas Nibhanupudi

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Name: Vikas Nibhanupudi Club: Ottawa Athletic Club Style: Right-handed, two-handed backhand Bio: Following in his brother's footsteps, Vikas competes regularly in Ottawa and Toronto. Ranked in the top 10 for U12 boys in Ontario last year, he hopes to enter the top…

 
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Name: Owen Dunn

Club: Carleton Tennis Centre/Tennis Outaouais Performance  

Style: Left handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: Owen started 2018 ranked 1st in Ontario and 2nd in Canada. He was invited to train with Tennis Canada’s U10 National program in Montreal and was selected as one of four boys to represent Canada at the Americas Team Games in Boca Raton Florida. He also represented Team Ontario U12 Indoor and Outdoor Nationals. 

 

 

 

Owen Dunn

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Name: Owen Dunn Club: Carleton Tennis Centre/Tennis Outaouais Performance   Style: Left handed, two-handed backhand Bio: Owen started 2018 ranked 1st in Ontario and 2nd in Canada. He was invited to train with Tennis Canada’s U10 National program in Montreal and was selected as…

 
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Name: Ariane Souligny

Club: Score Tennis Academy 

Style: Right handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: : Ariane Souligny plays with an aggressive, attacking style of play from the baseline. She is currently ranked 56 in Canada for GU14. In October she won a GU16 3-star tournament and in December she won a GU18 3-star tournament. 

 

 

 

Ariane Souligny

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Name: Ariane Souligny Club: Score Tennis Academy  Style: Right handed, two-handed backhand Bio: : Ariane Souligny plays with an aggressive, attacking style of play from the baseline. She is currently ranked 56 in Canada for GU14. In October she won a GU16 3-star tournament…

 
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Name: Carter Chew

Club: Ottawa Athletic Club 

Style: Right handed, two-handed backhand

Bio: Carter Chew is currently ranked 16 for U12. His favourite player is Rafael Nadal and his style of play is to come to the net and attack. He was a ball boy at the Davis Cup in the tie against Great Britain in 2017. 

 

 

Carter Chew

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Name: Carter Chew Club: Ottawa Athletic Club  Style: Right handed, two-handed backhand Bio: Carter Chew is currently ranked 16 for U12. His favourite player is Rafael Nadal and his style of play is to come to the net and attack. He was a ball…

 
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Name: Paul-André Leroux

Club: Ottawa Athletic Club 

Style: Right handed, one-handed backhand

Bio: Paul-André started playing tennis after finding there to be too much contact in hockey. With a goal of getting a scholarship to a university in the United States, he trains everyday and competes whenever possible.

 

 

 

 

Paul-André Leroux

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Name: Paul-André Leroux Club: Ottawa Athletic Club  Style: Right handed, one-handed backhand Bio: Paul-André started playing tennis after finding there to be too much contact in hockey. With a goal of getting a scholarship to a university in the United States, he trains everyday…

 
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Name: Corina Spasojevic

Club: Ottawa Athletic Club 

Style: Right handed; two-handed backhand

Bio: Corina is currently ranked 13 in Canada in the U16 category and is the highest ranked junior female in Ottawa. She is coached by Tony Roth and the Noble Tennis School.

 

 

 

 

Corina Spasojevic

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Name: Corina Spasojevic Club: Ottawa Athletic Club  Style: Right handed; two-handed backhand Bio: Corina is currently ranked 13 in Canada in the U16 category and is the highest ranked junior female in Ottawa. She is coached by Tony Roth and the Noble Tennis…

 
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Name: Anna-Raphaëlle Serghi

Home Town: Ottawa

Club: Carleton Tennis Centre

Style: Right handed; two-handed backhand

Bio: Anna-Raphaëlle competes regularly throughout Ontario. She is currently ranked 33 in Canada for girls singles under 12 and 33 in Canada for girls doubles under 12. Anna-Raphaëlle trains at Carleton Tennis Centre in Ottawa with coach Nick Mook Sang.

 

Anna-Raphaëlle Serghi

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Name: Anna-Raphaëlle Serghi Home Town: Ottawa Club: Carleton Tennis Centre Style: Right handed; two-handed backhand Bio: Anna-Raphaëlle competes regularly throughout Ontario. She is currently ranked 33 in Canada for girls singles under 12 and 33 in Canada for girls doubles under 12. Anna-Raphaëlle trains at…

 
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Name: Vlad Pirusca

Home Town: Ottawa

Club: Tennis Centre West Ottawa

Style: Right handed – 2 handed backhand

Bio: Vlad Pirusca competed regularly in the Future Star U10 circuit last year, winning many events. In 2017 he is competing in many U12 events and won a transition tour event in June in both the U12 and U14 categories. He trains at Tennis Centre West Ottawa with coach Geoff Pearce.

 

Vlad Pirusca

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Name: Vlad Pirusca Home Town: Ottawa Club: Tennis Centre West Ottawa Style: Right handed – 2 handed backhand Bio: Vlad Pirusca competed regularly in the Future Star U10 circuit last year, winning many events. In 2017 he is competing in many U12 events and won…

 
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Name: Henry Sanderson

Home Town: Ottawa

Club: Carleton Tennis Centre

Style: Right handed – 2 handed backhand

Bio: Henry Sanderson plays regularly in the Ottawa Future Stars circuit and recently won a U10 event at the Ottawa Athletic Club. After enjoying playing in a team tennis league format, Henry began to train regularly at the Carleton's Tennis Development Centre with coach Michael Paduch.

 

 

Henry Sanderson

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Name: Henry Sanderson Home Town: Ottawa Club: Carleton Tennis Centre Style: Right handed – 2 handed backhand Bio: Henry Sanderson plays regularly in the Ottawa Future Stars circuit and recently won a U10 event at the Ottawa Athletic Club. After enjoying playing in a team…

 
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Name: Malik Bhatnagar

Home Town: Ottawa

Club: ACE Academy

Style: Right handed – 2 handed backhand

Bio: Malik plays out of the ACE Tennis Academy in Burlington where he is coached by Pierre Lamarche. He is currently ranked #3 in Ontario in U18 singles and #5 in U18 doubles. He recently won both the U18 singles and doubles crowns at the Ontario Outdoor Junior Provincial Championships and also got to the U18 singles final at the Roman Cup in Ottawa. As well he got to the quarters of the Gus Morhart Ontario Open presented by Kunstadt Sports

Malik Bhatnagar

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Name: Malik Bhatnagar Home Town: Ottawa Club: ACE Academy Style: Right handed – 2 handed backhand Bio: Malik plays out of the ACE Tennis Academy in Burlington where he is coached by Pierre Lamarche. He is currently ranked #3 in Ontario in U18 singles…

 
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Name: Bianca Vanessa Andreescu

Home Town: Mississauga

Club: Tennis Canada NTC

Style: Right Handed (Two-handed backhand)

Bio: Bianca is in the NTC program at the Aviva Centre and is trained by Tennis Canada’s coaches. She is 15 years old and competes on the OTA and National U16 and U18 divisions. Bianca has most recently won the U18 singles and doubles national championship. Highlights of her young career include winning the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships and making it to the finals of the ITF $25,000 Gatineau National Bank Challenger. She is currently ranked #1 provincially in U16 and U18 and Nationally she is #2 in U16 and #3 in U18 singles.

Bianca Vanessa Andreescu

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Name: Bianca Vanessa Andreescu Home Town: Mississauga Club: Tennis Canada NTC Style: Right Handed (Two-handed backhand) Bio: Bianca is in the NTC program at the Aviva Centre and is trained by Tennis Canada’s coaches. She is 15 years old and competes…

 
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Name: Liam Draxl

Home Town: Newmarket

Club: Newmarket Tennis Club

Style: Right Handed Two-handed backhand

Bio: Liam plays out of Newmarket Tennis Club and is coached by his father Brian and also Casey Curtis at Mayfair Parkway. He is 14 years old and competes in OTA and National U14 and U16 divisions. Liam recently completed the double double at the Ontario Junior Closed Championships, winning both the boys singles and doubles titles in U14 and U16. He is currently ranked  #1 Provincially and Nationally in U14 singles and is #6 Provincially and #15 Nationally in U16 singles. He is a member of Team Ontario.

Liam Draxl

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Name: Liam Draxl Home Town: Newmarket Club: Newmarket Tennis Club Style: Right Handed Two-handed backhand Bio: Liam plays out of Newmarket Tennis Club and is coached by his father Brian…

 
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Name: Ivan Mitric
 
Home Town: Toronto
 
Club: Ontario Racquet Club
 
Style: Right handed, 2 handed backhand
 
Bio: Ivan plays out of the Ontario Racquet Club in Mississauga and is coached by Gary Muller. He is 15 years old and competes in the OTA and National U16/U18 divisions. Ivan had a fantastic month in March, holding a 19-match winning streak which started on February 20th. This streak including winning the U16 and U18 National Selection events as well as the U16 Indoor Provincials and placing as a finalist in the U18 Indoor Provincials. 
 
In the U16 category, Ivan is currently ranked in the top 10 both provincially and nationally. In the U18s he is ranked in the top 10 provincially and top 20 nationally. He recently represented Team Ontario in the U16 and U18 Nationals. According to Coach Muller, “Ivan is…

Ivan Mitric

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Name: Ivan Mitric   Home Town: Toronto   Club: Ontario Racquet Club

 
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