hristina worked with CourtSense from 2006 through October, 2010. We're very proud of the fact that at the end of 2010, she achieved a WTA ranking of #106, which made her the highest ranked player for her age or younger in the world. At the young age of 18 she had some very impressive results, including wins over Melanie Oudin, Victoria Azarenka, and Nadia Petrova. We wish her luck in her future endeavors.
Christina was the youngest girl in 2006 to receive a Wild Card invitation to the Junior US Open after winning the 18’s National Clay Court Championship. She won a Wild Card tournament and received an invitation to play in the 2009 Australian Open Singles tournament. After that match, she went on to win the Junior Australian Open Doubles title. The same year, she won the 18's National Hard Court Championship title, earning her a Wild Card into the 2009 US Open.
At the US Open, she handily won her first match against the 81st-ranked player in the world 6-3, 6-1. This earned her the tremendous opportunity to play Maria Sharapova in a featured night match in Ashe Stadium, televised on ESPN during prime time. Her 2009 US Open debut ended that night, but it showed millions of viewers how bright a future this young woman has.
Christina's highest ranking was 24 in the world in 2012. She was a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team as well as the being a member of the US Fed Cup Team a number of times. She has had two impressive wins over Caroline Wazniacki while she held the #1 ranking in world, a win over the 2011 Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitová while ranked #2 in the world and a win over the 2013 Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli at the US Open. Christina continues to work hard and smart with CourtSense as she pursues her dreams of winning a grand slam.
Luis has trained with CourtSense for many years. In 2002, Luis was a Junior Wimbledon quarterfinalist and in 2003, he was ranked # 9 in the world in the ITF Juniors with wins over such notable players as Novak Djokovic and Marcos Baghdatis.
After junior tennis, Luis went on to play Division One tennis for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. In 2007, Luis was ranked #1 in the country in doubles, partnering with 6' 10" John Isner, and was top ten in singles, winning the NCAA Championship title with arguably the best men's college team ever assembled. Luis achieved an ATP Ranking of 423 in the world and is currently a coach with us at CourtSense.
Lauren has worked with CourtSense since 2006. And continued through 2010.She was top 100 in the world in the ITF Juniors and became the #2 college recruit in the United States, helping her earn the #1 spot on the prestigious Princeton tennis team as a freshman. There, Lauren was awarded the “Ivy League Rookie of the Year". Lauren's hard work and openness to our methodology has enabled her to achieve these impressive milestones.After her freshmen year Lauren then transferred to the University of North Carolina which happened to be ranked #1 in the NCAA's her senior year.
Since Katie Goepel has been playing USTA events, she has netted the following honors and high rankings:
12-under: #1 national doubles ranking; #4 national individual ranking; and #1 USTA Eastern ranking Selected to participate in Arthur Ashe Kids' Day on Center Court of US Open; US National Open Champion in both singles and doubles. Top-100 national ranking in USTA 18-under; Southern Open Champion, Chapel Hill, NC, summer, 2009; ITF Canadian Open Doubles Champion, Fall, 2009; National 5-star recruit on Tennis.com; Katie now attends Princeton University, where she continues her successful career on their tennis team.
Amanda joined our CourtSense family in June of 2011, and brings a long list of achievements with her...A stellar student, national honors society member, volunteer and tremendous tennis player, she will add so much to our program.
Currently ranked #56 in the USTA 18 and under and 25 in her recruiting class, she has been a force on the tennis courts from a young age...Some of her most recent achievements include.
Winner-Regional G18s Singles Tournament
Dayton, Ohio (vs. Jasmine Minor)
Semi-Finalist USTA National Open G18s Singles
Nov 2010 Latham, NY
Third Place Labor Day Open (L3 national) G18s
Aug 2010 Glen Cove, NY
Winner USTA National Open G16s Single & Doubles
July 09 Wall, NJ (vs. Spencer Liang)
We are so proud of Amanda as she makes her way to Princeton University. And we look forward to helping her continue to achieve all of her goals.
With the addition of some fabulous players, our high performance academy at CourtSense has reached new exciting levels...Rima Asatrian, at only 15, is one if our most talented players with the brightest future. Going in to her junior year , she has excelled in many national tournaments...Always making her way to the final rounds, she currently hold an Eastern Tennis Association ranking on #9 in the 18’s, and her USTA national ranking is # 83 in the 16’s.
Rima joined CourtSense in 2010, and her ability to learn and her commitment to constant improvement has been an inspiration to all of her teammates as well as her coaches. We watch with pride as we send Rima to the Usta National Training Center in Flushing Meadows, and are proud to have helped her develop the fundamentals to move forward with her dreams.
Valerie Shklover,a CourtSense student since 2010, has recently achieved the prestigious honor of winning Bergen County Player of the Year. A high school sophomore, Valerie holds a record of 17-1 on her high school team.
At age 15, Valerie participates and has shown great success in many national tournament in the 18’s age division. And most recently, was invited and advanced several rounds in the Easter Bowl tournament in California.
Currently Valerie holds an Eastern Ranking of 20 in the 18’s and 6 in 16’s, Nationally she is ranked #85. On tennis recruiting.net, Valerie, as a sophomore is #2 in New Jersey, and #50 Nationally.
At such a young age, we expect to see many exciting things in Valerie's future, and look forward to help guiding her on the path to her success..
Arielle Shuren, one of our Star Power players, began training with us in December 2010. She joined us with a long list of accomplishments, and continues to excel.
Arielle has been a top competitor in every age group she has played, continually ranked very high; Arielle has won many sectional titles, including a national doubles title. She spent three years undefeated in high school tennis, making her the youngest recipient of the Rockland County Conference and League Champion at only the age of 12. Arielle was awarded “Player of the Year” by the Journal News for three years straight. Arielle’s talent is only parallel by her great attitude, receiving unanimously the “Sportsmanship Award” at states; as well as earning the Justin Gimelstob Sportsmanship Award for USTA Girls 18 tournament in Mendham NJ.
We are so proud to have Arielle as part of our team, and we take such pride in helping to improve her game.
We met Ethan Jacobs when he joined CourtSense in January 2012. He was already a seasoned player; having been on the courts since he was 6. Since then, with the aid of his CourtSense coaches, he has worked his way into the Top 30 in East 14s. He has told us that this is just a beginning point and he’s going to be moving up fast from there. We believe him since he plays 5 or 6 times a week, and works as hard as anybody. His motto is “Fight for every point!” His tennis idol is Stanislas Wawrinka. When he’s not on the courts, Ethan plays soccer in his hometown of New City, N.Y. He’s currently in 8th grade and his goal is to play college tennis at an Ivy League university.
Tara is one of our youngest stars, she joined CourtSense in 2012, and has been a dream student ever since. At only 11, Tara has been playing for almost 4 years, and started her days on the court with her dad. She has an insatiable drive to succeed, and always has a driven and positive attitude. Playing 3-4 tournaments a month, Tara has many huge wins under her belt, and already is a 4 star recruit! After an education, Tara’s goals are to go pro. She hopes someday to meet her tennis idol, Roger Federer.Eva Steinman
Eva Steinman is a ninth grade student at the Horace Mann School in New York. Eva began playing tennis at CourtSense and has been a High Performance player for the past three years. She enjoys hitting the ball hard and the thrill of competing. Eva’s goal of playing tennis in an Ivy League school is very achievable and her best results in tennis are yet to come. When she is not on the court, you might find Eva practicing piano...as she is also a classical pianist pursuing her studies at the Manhattan School of Music pre-college.
Valeria Salazar, a student of Carlos Cano since she was ten, has been training with CourtSense program since March 2008, At only 16, Valeria has won many national championships in Mexico: 10, 12, and 14 and under.
After winning the Junior International Tennis Tournamnet from Central America in 14 and under, she was chosen to be in the ITF/COTECC Central America and Caribbean Team Cosat Circuit 2009. Valeria also participated in the ITF/CAT African and World Team in the European Summer Tour 2009.
As well as being on of CourtSense’s star students, Valeria is a travelling member of the Telecom Touring Team participating in the 18 and under tournaments.
Valeria has played in the junior US Open successfully advancing in the main draw. She is also getting a full scholarship to Syracuse University playing under Coach Luke Jensen.rolina which happened to be ranked #1 in the NCAA's her senior year.