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League News: What A Year For The ALTA Junior Challenge Ladder

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By Stacey Simmons, Junior Challenge Ladder Vice President

The ALTA Junior Challenge Ladder completed an incredible season in 2022. These ambitious players battled on the courts in more than 400 matches. The JCL season started in late August and finished in early December. The players endured matches that ranged from blistering heat to unexpected frigid temperatures. The culmination of this year’s season included two round-robin events, a top-10 event, followed by an end-of-season round robin.

I’m overwhelmed by the commitment from the players, their parents, and the awesome ladder managers. The passion and the love of tennis keep these players scheduling and playing matches while they have school, tournaments, and other sports.
Jamaya Williams played 17 matches, the most on the girls ladder this season, while Moulik Jain competed for the first time on the ladder and finished with the most matches played at 19. Bella Arwood earned the top honor of Ladder Manager player of the year. This was Arwood’s first year on the ladder, and she went undefeated, grabbing the number-one spot and never letting it go. Jain was honored as the boys Ladder Manager player of the year.

The ALTA Junior Challenge Ladder Sportsmanship Player of the Year is Myra Wu. Wu has played on the ladder for three years and has graced us with great playing and sportsmanship. Our VP Ladder Player of the Year is Keza Macharia. She played 11 matches this season with a six-game winning streak. Last season, she ended the season in 61st place. This season, her hard work and determination paid off, as she cracked the top 10 and finished fourth on the ladder.

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This 2022 ALTA JCL year wouldn’t have been a success without the Ladder Managers. Amish Mody, Gina Woods, and Depria Jones talked with parents, handled problems, and worked with the TennisRungs app. The ladder managers are the heart of the JCL. We are looking for ladder managers for the 2023 season. Please email me at jrchallengevp@altatennis.org if you’re interested.

The ALTA Junior Challenge Ladder is a special tennis program to promote singles competition for the serious junior player in Atlanta. Registration for the ladder starts in May.

Junior Challenge Ladder 2022 Final Standings
Girls
1. Bella Arwood
2. Myra Wu
3. Stephanie Malcom
4. Keza Macharia
5. Amanda Tanaka
6. Jigisha Singh
7. Athithi Ayyappan
8. Alyssa Braude
9. Caroline Malcom
10. Komal Chugh
11, Madeline Hunt
12. Hannah Lee
13. Jamaya Williams
14. Lauren Powell
15. Bella Lotz
16. Mahi Ravi
17. Allison Chitwood
18. Shresta Gunda
19. Bridget Butler
20. Addison Merrill
21. Eesha Rangaraj
22. Ahana Singh
23. Amrutha Tatiparthi
24. Alyssa Khou
25. Sophie Henry
26. McKenzie Hensarling
27. Katie Koenning
28. Dylan Merrill
29. Samantha Ruder
30. Isabella Massay
31. Harshene Ramsankar
32. Aashini Ayyappam
33. Audrey Pak
34. Jaala Screws
35. Ojal Aggarwal
36. Sofia Johnson
37. Brooke Hauge
38. Elizabeth Liu
39. Lily Kate Bell
40. Virginia Fisher
41. Harper Mammola
42. Carolina Marulanda
43. Avery Gilleland
44. Gabrielle Christie
45. Nethra Ramalingam
46. Grace Hauge
47. Aria Desai
48. Kavya Mistry
49. Manasi Bedi
50. Manavi Bedi
51. Sydney Brantley
52. Arushi Bussi
53. Teri Brantley
54. Hannah Chanthaphonh
55. Emma Jakovenko
56. Katie Cummings
57. Maia Jakovenko
58. Lily McLaughlin
59. Ryan Griffin
60. Sejal Joshi
61. Nikki Kimbrell
62. Wangeshi Macharia
63. Sophia Luce
64. Sadira Ouyang
65. Rida Quadri
67. Lydia Sweeney

Boys
1. Mannas Junghare
2. London Vasilescu
3. Kellen Simmons
4. Jackson Brady
5. Aaron Chang
6. Jacob Dorland
7. Ryals Earnhardt
8. Nicholas Ivchenko
9. Mike Hughes
10. Bryan Powell
11. Robert Frierson
12. Maddox Iliescu
13. Moulik Jain
14. Tom Hughes
15. Grayson Perlman
16. Stephen Zhu
17. Adit Bhatia
18. Kevin Screws
19. Lucas Vasilescu
20. Thailesh Muruganandam
21. Ashrith Vemireddy
22. Parth Gupta
23. Meet Soni
24. Brandon Kim
25. Seokhyun Hong
26. Logan Gilleland
27. Jay Sundar
28. Andrew Godbey
29. Jack Xu
30. Will Grable
31. Jay Throckmorton
32. Ayaan Valiani
33. Devesh Venkateswaran
34. Gene Yun
35. Satyajeeth Sk
36. Arjun Desai
37. Ethan Brachman
38. Charlie Keable
39. Raymond Gabler
40. Sebastian Mayorga
41. Graham Antin
42. Orion Carmona
43. Jason Eigbedion
44. Avril Jain
45. Alexander Paden
46. John Lambremont
47. Jeffrey Hallett
48. Matteo Maddaleni
49. Parth Mody
50. Karaya Macharia
51. Ishaan Sivaramakrishnan
52. Kason McClendon
53. Prayag Kalaria
54. Praneeth Kapalavayi
55. Jack Morrison
56. Evan Walters
57. Saketh Ravikanti
58. Ethan Ouyang
59. Dale Huertas
60. Bayan Watson
61. Noah Chanthaphonh
62. Donghan Kweon
63. Eli Falke
64. Tyler Ladge

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