Dec 102014

Despite having won the Greater Middlesex Conference Singles Tournament in 2013, East Brunswick junior Jennifer Chen felt somewhat unsure of herself going into this year’s GMC title match.

"The first set I was feeling a little bit insecure," said Chen, who was the top seed of the tournament. "I was still figuring out my strategy and trying to keep steady. In the second set I started to get into the game and I knew I was getting better with my anticipation and movement."

Chen applied her strategy well, defeating Old Bridge’s Pauline Kharkover in straight sets 6-4, 6-1 to pick up her second straight GMC title.

"It felt amazing," said Chen. "I feel like I’ve really redeemed myself from my freshman year."

The GMC title win and an impressive regular season secured Chen’s place as the Home News Tribune’s 2014 Girls Tennis Player of the Year.

via East Brunswick's Chen is HNT Girls Tennis Player of the Year.

Sep 232014

Girls tennis: East Brunswick, South Brunswick share lead at Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament -

Jennifer Chen reached the semifinals at first singles to help East Brunswick gain a share of the lead in the team standings at the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament at Middlesex County College in Edison.

Chen won in the quarterfinals over Colleen Binbinon of North Brunswick, which is tied for first overall at 10 points. East Brunswick reached the quarterfinals in all six flights.

The semifinals are Tuesday and the finals on Monday, all at the same site.

TEAMS: 1-East Brunswick, South Brunswick 10. 3-J.P. Stevens 9. 4-Piscataway 7. 5-Old Bridge 6. 6-Wardlaw-Hartridge 4. 7-Monroe, North Brunswick, Metuchen 3. 10-Sayreville 2. 11-Edison 1. 12-Iselin Kennedy 1.



Jennifer Chen, East Brunswick, def. Colleen Binbinon, North Brunswick, 6-0, 6-0. Rashmi Venkatarama, South Brunswick, def. Claire Pan, J.P. Stevens 7-6, 6-2. Pauline Kharkover, Old Bridge, def. Anna Popow, Metuchen 6-1, 6-0. Chinonye Gabriel, Piscataway, def. Jessica Matusz, Iselin Kennedy, 6-1, 6-0.


Talesra, J.P. Stevens, def. Rangineni, North Brunswick, 6-1, 6-0. Iyer, Piscataway, def. Shah, Old Bridge, 6-4, 6-1. Malhotra, South Brunswick, def. Uppuluri, Metuchen 6-0, 6-2. Prakash, East Brunswick, def. Sudol, Sayreville 6-1, 6-2.


Quan, J.P. Stevens, def. Greaney, Wardlaw-Hartridge, 7-6, 6-3. Wilson, Sayreville, def. Bethea, Piscataway, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. Kishore, South Brunswick, def. Signanamala, Edison, 6-0, 6-0. Nuguri, East Brunswick, def. Azarian, Old Bridge, 6-1, 6-0.


Tsung and Ho, J.P. Stevens, def. Lodise and Bhatia, North Brunswick, 6-0, 6-3. Shah and Wilson, Wardlaw-Hartridge, def. Tseng and Siddarthan, Old Bridge, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. Bali and Pandu, South Brunswick, def. Thaxton and Vizcarra, Piscataway, 6-0, 6-0. Chandekar and Kaplan, East Brunswick, def. Fabricant and Kim, Monroe, 6-2, 6-3.


Xue and Kulkami, J.P. Stevens, def. Anastasiou and Patel, Wardlaw-Hartridge, 6-0, 6-0. Konapuram and Bhavsar, Monroe, def. Cyran and Du, Metuchen, 7-5, 6-1. Roy and Rampalli, South Brunswick, def. Martin and Cho, Piscataway, 6-0, 6-0. Gambourg and Tsinis, East Brunswick, def. Shah and Wornowicz, Old Bridge, 6-0, 6-1.



Chen def. Todd, Middlesex, 6-0, 6-0. Binbinon def. Chandra, Edison, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4. Venkatarama def. Loda, Cardinal McCarrick, 6-0, 6-0. Pan def. D’More, Wardlaw-Hartridge, 6-0, 6-1. Kharkover def. Sarantopoulos, Sayreville, 6-1, 6-2. Popow def. Polos, Highland Park, 6-4, 6-4. Matusz def. Cody, Dunnellen, 6-2, 6-4. Gabriel def. Shah, Monroe, 6-0, 6-0.


Talesra def. Sherman, Wardlaw-Hartridge, 6-1, 6-0. Rangineni def. Chogla, Edison, 6-1, 6-3. Shah def. Whiteley, South Amboy, 6-0, 6-0. Iyer def. Nguyen, Perth Amboy, 6-0, 6-0. Malhotra def. Musto, Bishop Ahr, 6-0, 6-0. Uppuluri def. Athalage, Iselin Kennedy, 6-3, 6-4. Sudol def. Weaver, Highland Park, 6-1, 6-2. Prakash def. Murillo, Middlesex, 6-0, 6-1.


Quan def. James, Metuchen, 6-1, 6-1. Greaney def. Wangli, Highland Park, 6-2, 6-1. Bethea def. Filiault, Monroe, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Wilson def. Lopez, North Brunswick, 6-1, 6-0. Kishore def. Rivera, Spotswood 6-0, 6-0. Signanamala def. Olvera, Perth Amboy, 6-2, 6-1. Azarian def. Smallwood, Bishop Ahr, 6-2, 6-1. Nuguri def. Grover, North Brunswick, 6-0, 6-1.


Tsung and Ho def. Jones and Rosen, Metuchen, 6-1, 6-0. Lodise and Bhatia def. Modzeleuskas and Luisi, South Amboy, 6-0, 6-0. Shah and Wilson def. Mallampati and Modi, Edison, 6-1, 6-0. Tseng and Siddarthan def. Martinez and Daily, New Brunswick, 6-0, 6-1. Bali and Pandu def. Barotila and Hafeez, Carteret, 6-1, 6-0. Thaxton and Vizcarra def. Chin and Hincapie, Bishop Ahr, 6-0, 6-1. Fabricant and Kim def. Cheng and Atschinow, Highland Park, 6-3, 6-1. Chandekar and Kaplan def. VanNess and Harris, Dunnellen, 6-1, 6-2.


Xue and Kulkami def. Chen and Barsos, South Plainfield, 6-0, 6-0. Anastasiou and Patel def. Denton and Chang, Edison, 6-1, 6-4. Cyran and Du def. Jegou and Bousellam, Spotswood, 6-2 6-4. Konapuram and Bhavsar def. Ramos and Mount, South Amboy, 6-0, 6-2. Roy and Rampalli def. Rodriguez and Swiolo, Perth Amboy, 6-0, 6-0. Martin and Cho def. Ramos and Sawyer, Bishop Ahr, 6-2, 6-3. Shah and Wornowicz def. Redzinski and Montesinos, Middlesex, 6-1, 6-2. Gambourg and Tsinis def. Ramirez and Marraquin, New Brunswick, 6-0, 6-0.

via Girls tennis: East Brunswick, South Brunswick share lead at Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament –

Sep 212014

Girls Tennis: Jennifer Chen of East Brunswick receives the top seed in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament -

Defending singles champion Jennifer Chen of East Brunswick received the top seed of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament.

The top seed at second singles went to Deepti Talesra of J.P. Stevens, while her teammate Jacquelin Quan earned the top seed at third singles. Michelle Tsung and Jessica Ho of J.P. Stevens were the top seed at first doubles and their teammates Christina Xue and Ishani Kulkarni grabbed the first seed at second dubs.

The tournament kicks off at Middlesex County College on  Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. with the preliminary, first and quarterfinal rounds. The semifinals will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 3:45 p.m. and the finals will be held at 3:45 p.m

via Girls Tennis: Jennifer Chen of East Brunswick receives the top seed in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament –

Sep 072012

The East Brunswick High School girls tennis team has been so successful over the years that the word dynasty comes to mind when describing the program.

Last season, the Bears defeated South Brunswick to capture their sixth consecutive Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship, notched another Red Division title, and were undefeated in both the county and division, with a record of 19-3.

“One of the things that people don’t realize is that these kids work 12 months out of the year for a 2½-month season,” coach Brian McInerny said. “I can attribute the success of the team to the girls’ hard work.”

The squad made it to the state semifinal, but suffered a 3-2 loss to West Windsor-Plainsboro South, which went on to win the Central Group IV championship.

via Girls Tennis: East Brunswick looking to extend winning ways | |

Sep 272011

Stacie Moglevski and Danna Tsay advanced at second and third singles, respectively, to help East Brunswick take the lead during the semifinals of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament on Sunday at Thomas Edison Park in Edison.

via East Brunswick leads after semifinals of Greater Middlesex Conference girls tennis tournament –

Sep 102011

East Brunswick (1-1-0) 5 – North Brunswick (0-1-0) 0


Hannah Molk (East Brunswick) def. Juilee Malavade (North Brunswick) 6-0, 6-1;

Anastasia Mogilevski (East Brunswick) def. Hanika Thatakuma (North Brunswick) 6-0, 6-0;

Danna Tsay (East Brunswick) def. Shelly Maniak (North Brunswick) 6-1, 6-0.


Adelina Abdulia & Lisa Zhang (East Brunswick) def. Apoorvia Bhupathi and Rohini Chouhdry (North Brunswick) 6(0) 6(0) 0(0)

Aishwarya Sridhar & Grace Zhang (East Brunswick) def. Sammanvitha Vaidyula and Olga Ivanoa (North Brunswick) 6-1, 6-1

via East Brunswick (5) at North Brunswick (0) – Girls Tennis Game Players Stats 2011-09-09 –