Philadelphia, PA, February 18 – Rose Weinstein, the 19th Maccabiah USA Juniors and Open Tennis Chair, announced the appointment of the Open and Juniors Tennis teams. The Open team will be coached by Scott Davidoff, who participated as an athlete at the 1985 Maccabiah Games and coached the Juniors Tennis team at the 2009 Maccabiah Games. The Juniors team will be coached by Joshua Cohen and assisted by Elana Sessler.

“These are outstanding teams, full of athletes who are enthusiastic to participate in this event,” Weinstein said. “Scott Davidoff is one of the top coaches in the United States and the world, and he is also very enthusiastic to coach these athletes and participate in this amazing event.”

The Open team members are: Joshua Albert from Manhattan Beach, CA – University of California Davis; Stephanie Falcon from Marietta, GA – University of North Carolina Greenboro; Max Franklin from Mercer Island, WA – Washington University; Madison Gordon from New York, NY – Emory University David Holiner from Dallas, TX – University of Texas Austin; Michael Laser from Glencoe, IL – Dartmouth College; Emma Levy from Princeton Junction, NJ – Tulane University; Jose Lieberman from Los Angeles, CA – University of Miami; Amira Massi from Los Angeles, CA – California State Northridge; Jenna Nurik from Roswell, GA – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Adam Reinhart from Chicago, IL – DePaul University; Joshua Schneirov from Plantation, FL – Pine Crest School; and Jennifer Shulkin from Gladwyne, PA – University of Pennsylvania.

The Juniors team members are: Jonathan Baker from Bronx, NY; Haley Cohen from Cherry Hill, NJ; Chase Friedman from San Diego, CA; Yale Goldberg from Chagrin Falls, OH; Libby Jubas from Huntington Beach, CA; Madeline Kahn from Northbrook, IL; Sivan Krems from Thousand Oaks, CA; Kayla Levi from La Jolla, CA; Abram Schottenstein from Bexley, OH; Samuel Silver from Bryn Mawr, PA; Benjamin Soloway from Weston, MA; and Hannah Wexner from New Albany, OH.

The Open Team includes athletes who have captained their respective college teams, and some have been named to All-Conference teams. They have all had high level experiences in NCAA tennis.

For more information about the Maccabiah Games or to schedule an interview with one of our athletes, please contact Sara Feinstein at 215.561.6900 x119.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs.  The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, the Pan American Maccabi Games and the Maccabi competitions in Europe and Australia, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America.  As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.