Tennis with Brett
Chenemilla (nj) wins the l2 bhtc dec open
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Chenemilla Wins the L2 BHTC December Open
Event: L2 B16
Location: Brunswick Hills Tennis Center, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Result: Dhaivik Chenemilla (#198) def Sanay Sheth (#197) 6-1, 7-5.
We are so fortunate at BHTC to have such great students, coaches and facility.
In the L2 BHTC DECEMBER OPEN B16 final this weekend we had two of our own students face off against each other. It was a special treat and a great match.
Chenemilla (East Brunswick) ranked #198 (B14), hadn’t won a title in 12-months, his best results were five SF appearances in various L2 and L1B events.
Sheth (East Brunswick) ranked #197 (B14), on the other hand had won two L2 titles in the last 12-months.
Chenemilla and Sheth both upset higher seeded players in the SF’s.
Chenemilla (4) def Benjamin Klots (2) from East Brunswick, NJ 6-1, 6-1.
Sheth (3) def Nichols Rosato (1) from Long Branch, NJ 6-4, 6-0.
Klots and Rosato train at BHTC along with Chenemilla and Sheth.
The final match was well played, competitive and both players displayed discipline in shot selection. Unfortunately for Sanay, he had trouble getting his first serve in during the 1st set and was rudely broken three times and lost the first set 1-6.
Dhaivik had no such trouble. He first serve percentage was high and so was his net clearance during the baseline rallies. The depth on his groundies allowed him to attack the net whenever Sanay hit the ball short.
In the second set Sheth started to get his first service in and began to hold serve. However, Chenemilla did managed to break Sheth’s serve and was up a break and serving for the match at 5-4 when suddenly something happened that hadn’t happened the whole match. Chenemilla missed all his first serves and was down 0-40. Chenemilla won the next point and trailed 15-40 but after missing his first serve again he was broken for the first time in the match and the set was tied 5-5.
Sheth played confidently in his serve and groundies but after a difficult game Chenemilla got the break back and was now serving for the match at 6-5.
Magically, Chenemilla got all four of his first serves in the box and had no trouble holding serve and wining the game at love and the set 7-5. GAME, SET, MATCH!!!
Afterwards, I asked Chenemilla who his favorite tennis player is, and he said Roger Federer. He also admitted that he loved pasta, gym class and wants to become a profession tennis player someday just like Roger Federer.
Chenemilla strikes his forehand like Roger Federer and is a complete gentleman on the tennis court like Roger. With players coming up the ranks like Chenemilla and Sheth, American tennis is in good hands.
Congratulations to both athletes and we look forward to seeing you compete in the future!!!