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17th Annual Tennis Tournament Showcased Local Juniors' Tennis Talent

July 29, 2019 03:02 PM
Boys’ 18s (left to right): Junior Assistant Tournament Director Kate Lyden; Runner-up Sahil Tilak (Moorestown, NJ); Champion David Mamalat (Philadelphia, PA)
Boys’ 16s (left to right): Runner-up Rami Heiba (Yardley, PA); Champion Aaron Chu (Skillman, NJ)
Girls’ 14s (left to right): Champion Dasha Chichkina (Richboro, PA); Runner-up Hana Nouaime (Eagleville, PA); USTA/BCTA Tournament Director Laura Canfield
Girls’ 18s (left to right): Runner-up Adlena Brown (North Wales, PA); Champion Tali Levine (Exton, PA); USTA Tournament Official Bob Long

The 17th Annual BCTA Jr. Classic, a USTA-sanctioned tournament run by the Bucks County Tennis Association, Inc. (BCTA), drew 53 elite athletes from throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and was held at Council Rock North High School’s tennis courts in Newtown, July 27 and 28.

“What a great group of kids,” BCTA Tournament Director Laura Canfield said. “Many matches were very competitive and players rose to the occasion. There were also awesome displays of sportsmanship and motivation. I wish these athletes the best of luck in their tennis career.”

Congratulations to the following players as well all those who entered the draws:


Boys’ 18s

Champion: David Mamalat (Philadelphia, PA)

Runner-up: Sahil Tilak (Moorestown, NJ)


Boys’ 16s

Champion: Aaron Chu (Skillman, NJ)

Runner-up: Rami Heiba (Yardley, PA)


Boys’ 14s

Champion: Joshua Chu (Skillman, NJ)

Runner-up: Justin Xu (Berwyn, PA) 


Girls’ 18s

Champion: Tali Levine (Exton, PA)

Runner-up: Adlena Brown (North Wales, PA)


Girls’ 14s

Champion: Dasha Chichkina (Richboro, PA)

Runner-up: Hana Nouaime (Eagleville, PA)


Full results are available at: BCTA offers special thanks to Visit Bucks County and its partners for participating in the Welcome Packet for competitors; BCTA Tournament Director Laura Canfield; member of the BCTA Junior Leadership Development program volunteer Kate Lynden;  USTA officials Bob Long and Mike Dickey; and Council Rock School District for making its facility available. Thanks also to the late Frances Rupert and Ellen Hackett for their legacy in sponsoring the Boys’ 16s memorial championship trophy.