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Victoria McEnroe Wins NY State Singles Title

Victoria McEnroe won the New York State Girls High School Singles tennis title yesterday in Schenectady, New York.

McEnroe, representing Bronxville, defeated Victoria Matos of Longwood 64 75, overcoming a second set 0-3 deficit. McEnroe had lost the first set of her first round match of the tournament 6-3 and then won ten straight sets to win the title.

The daughter of former 1989 Roland Garros Grand Slam doubles champion and ESPN tennis analyst Patrick McEnroe, Victoria reached the round of 16 of the New York State Tournament a year ago.

“It feels amazing,” Victoria McEnroe said after the victory. “This was a goal of mine going into the year so to be able to get through so many tough matches and come out on top is so rewarding.”

She also credited the presence of her father and his positive, cool support. “He’s a great person to have around and he’s not like a crazy tennis dad like a some of the other parents maybe.”

When her famous name was mentioned, Victoria had an honest response. “My family has better accomplishments (in tennis). I don’t really care about my last name. I’m my own person.”

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  • Scoop Malinowski · October 31, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Disappointing crowds at WTA finals in Texas, dead atmosphere to see the world’s best. Look at the energy and huge crowd at this junior grade A tournament in Costa Rica final 2020 and compare it to what we see this week in texas…

  • catherine · November 1, 2022 at 8:16 am

    I wonder how much choice the WTA had ? Many people have commented on the poor crowds – Americans seem to blame the location but I don’t know enough to comment on the truth (or not) of that.

    Maybe the stands will fill up but it’s not a good look to start.

    How many SS matches has Saba played in her career ? And only 6 DFs in this marathon so maybe she’s got hold of the yips.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 1, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Catherine, could this be rockbottom for WTA? They lost China, Serena, Osaka, and may be losing Emma. The leadership is controlled by a leftist political activism which is not appealing or attractive and even driving some top players (Barty) to quit. Can the WTA survive? I think Key Biscayne would be a much more attractive site for WTA finals, there is a huge tennis market there clamoring for pro tennis since they moved Miami Open up the road on route 95 to the football stadium. WTA finals and an ATP challenger combined event in Key Biscayne would be wonderful.

  • catherine · November 1, 2022 at 9:24 am

    Can’t see much evidence of ‘leftist political activism’ in the WTA myself but then I live in the UK where these issues don’t loom so large – and I seriously doubt politics played any part in Barty’s decision to retire. And I imagine her own politics are on the liberal side in Aust. Far from leftist.

    The WTA will survive in some form – the women’s game needs governance. I don’t think you need be frightened of a communist takeover – sportspeople are generally pretty conservative.

    Back to reality: Key Biscayne sounds a good choice – as you say, a thriving tennis market and the tournament there was very popular.

    Don’t think we’ll see Serena on court again, but Emma yes if she’s ever fit enough, Osaka who knows ? Has she lost interest in the game completely ? If she turns up for the AO we’ll know more.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 1, 2022 at 10:07 am

    Serena will play AO and she will play a part time schedule in 2023, mark my words. Why do I know this? Because during US Open she hinted on Today Show she wasn’t finished and never say never. And wta desperately needs her star power. If Emma is really hurt why does she look perfectly healthy in all the training videos she shares? She’s perfectly fit and I think using injuries to protect her ego and image, and as a built in excuse for all the bad losses this year.

  • catherine · November 1, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    Various sources say WTA is in a hole financially, which many predicted when the tournaments in China were lost during Covid. So it’s possible Fort Worth was the only affordable venue. I read that it is a new arena and maybe the owners wanted publicity.

    Some of Emma’s training videos are not new.
    She has a chronic wrist injury so was out of the BJK Cup, an event I’m sure she would’ve liked to play in. ( Thiem had a similar injury – kept recurring.)
    But basically she’s injury prone. I’m interested to see if Jez Green can make a difference. Certainly helped Andy. At 20 Emma really doesn’t need excuses. Anymore than Fernandez does, who’s also been struggling a bit.

    Serena won’t be a draw after this year. Pie in the sky.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 1, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Catherine, every time I see her play or training videos on social media, she looks perfectly fit. Remember what Wally Masur said, “Players fabricate injuries to protect their ego.” There has to be some explanation for the desperate move of going to Fort Worth, but I read the Dallas people complain the venue is too far away for them. WTA may be at rock bottom now. Major overhaul changes needed, new personnel too.

  • catherine · November 2, 2022 at 2:54 am

    Well, I have to agree re the WTA and Ft Worth. Yesterday was no improvement even though Swiatek and Gauff were both playing.

    Seems the wrong people are making decisions – not based on business sense or common sense. No point in fashion shoots and photo publicity if no one’s going to turn up to watch the actual tennis.

    Sponsors are going to get cross if this kind of stuff continues.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 2, 2022 at 8:18 am

    Catherine this tournament is a monumental disaster for the wta, tickets for the week are selling for $6 and $7 now I saw on the internet somebody shared. wta needs to clean house and heads must roll. Barty needs to tell us the REAL reason she quit the wta circus. wta must come clean and change their methods, maybe admitting equal prize money is a sham would be an honest start of the process. Maybe ending all political leftist agenda pushing would be another good idea. The fashion shoot stories and covers, like the one young Alexandra Eala just did for Filipino Vogue are not translating to ticket sales. #savethewta

  • catherine · November 2, 2022 at 11:41 am

    Scoop – all that needs to done is for the WTA to hire some people who know the finances of sport inside out and are willing/able to make tough decisions.

    I don’t know what you mean by ‘leftist agenda’ – examples ?

    Barty is no longer playing and is unlikely to want to get involved.

    WTA will not abandon equal prize money. It’s not the reason for management failures anyway.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 2, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    Catherine, there is an overall leftist culture that permeates the wta, the “go woke go broke” syndrome. Combined with it’s a down period for women’s tennis with Serena no longer able to carry the sport. Sponsors are not flocking to support womens tennis now. Tennis is a star driven sport and no one is driving the sport right now. As the ticket sales disaster in Texas shows. Critical stage right now in the evolution of the WTA, must abandon all political agendas and trying to force creates stars who aren’t ready or deserving. Wta may not be able to survive on it’s own without the ATP men to support them. These are tough times for everyone.

  • Scoop Malinowski · November 2, 2022 at 2:32 pm

    As soon as we start putting our thoughts into words and sentences everything gets distorted, language is just no damn good — I use it because I have to, but I don’t put any trust in it. We never understand each other. — Marcel Duchamp



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