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First 7th Grader Ever To Qualify For NYS Tennis Championships at US Open

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  • Scoop Malinowski · May 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    Imagine this is the first newspaper clipping of Cal and not the last. Good quotes to the reporter, is Cal taking media training already? 🙂

  • jg · May 23, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    when’s the Biofile?

  • Scoop Malinowski · May 23, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Dan can my people get in touch with Cal’s people to set up to do a Biofile interview with Callum? Or do i need to go through his PR agents?

  • Hartt · May 23, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Callum is handling the media well already!

    We want a full description of his next match.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    He actually started the match today against the no. 1 seed, an 18-year-old from Keio Academy here in Westchester County and was up 1-0, 15-30 when the rain came and play was called till tomorrow afternoon. This boy has a UTR of above 11 while Callum’s is just under 10 and his opponent played in both the 18’s Super Nationals last summer on clay and hard courts.

    But Callum belted some good balls in the first game and was up love-30 on this boy’s serve in the second game when this boy, who’s only about 5-5 and has a one-hander, chipped a short ball that Callum netted with a backhand slice coming in on an approach shot. Jeff Nurenberg, the coach at Keio Academy, was also the coach at Manhattan College for 20 years and now is the coach at Lehman College, said he liked Cal’s complete game. He said nowadays even the top-level junior kids are all forehand and don’t have complete games.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Scoop,

    When he finishes his Social Studies essay you can call him and do a Biofile.

  • Hartt · May 23, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    It’s tough having school work to manage, along with tennis!

    Good luck to Callum for the remaining match.

  • Gans · May 25, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Congratulations, Dan for supporting your child and let him shine.
    Best wishes to Cal.

  • Dan Markowitz · May 25, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks Gans and Hartt,

    He’s enjoying the ride. We went from playing the Sectionals tournament Tues-Fri this week and then a USTA Super 6 tournament today in Basking Ridge, NJ at the Pingry School this morning where his first match was at 8:30 am. He won that and then with his coach, Fritz Buehning watching, Cal won 12 games in a row against an opponent he’d lost in straight sets in Binghamton in the fall, 6-0, 6-2.

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