Dedicated RSTA Players Get Results

img_5430 img_5427 Students in the Ross School Tennis Academy (RSTA) are seeing positive results on the tournament circuit, which coaches attribute to their passion and dedication to the sport.

Eighth grader Taylor Thomas has followed Ross School’s tennis program since elementary school. He began playing with Ross as a member of the Junior Tennis Academy, where he impressed coaches with his commitment to improving his game—something he’s continued as he’s progress to full-time training with RSTA.

Most recently, Taylor competed in the Alley Pond Tournament in Queens, where he made it to the finals. “Taylor puts his every spare moment into raising the level of his game, and that shows in his results,” said Vinicius Carmo, director of RSTA. “He loves to compete and performs well in tournaments, which is a rare quality that cannot be taught.”

Junior Vitalina Golud was the top seed at the L1B Cary Leeds Tournament, and she won her division in an impressive way, dropping no more than three games in any of her sets. “Vitalina is an incredibly strong player who thrives on competition,” Vinicius said. “She joined this program to train, play, and win, and she brings her best to the court every time she plays.”

Both Taylor and Vitalina are members RSTA, Ross School’s comprehensive program for national and international junior players that combines an engaging, global curriculum with the highest level of competitive tennis training available.

Congratulations to Taylor and Vitalina on their success!