Matt Taylor has been teaching tennis since the age of 16 and is a 2011 graduate of Methodist University. He obtained a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Professional Tennis Management. Matt played 4 years of varsity tennis at Methodist University, including 3 years as the #1 seed. After graduating in 2011, Matt worked for a year as the Head Tennis Professional at The Tennis Club in Waynesboro, PA and is completing his fifth season as the Director of Tennis at Fountain Head Country Club. Matt is a USPTA certified tennis professional, and is also trained in racquet repair, video analysis, and the Quickstart tennis program for children 10 and under.
Practices and home matches played at: Hagerstown Community College 11400 Robinwood Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21742
Practices each day from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
IPSL Tournament Press release here.
Boys IPSL Championship 1-1, Read press release here.
Mercersburg 5 Goretti 01 Singles: Shayan Ghodsi (Mer) def Luke Szukalski (SMG) 8-42 Singles: Jack Jensen (Mer) def Alexei Wood (SMG) 8-13 Singles: Aaron Zheng (Mer) def Steven Hamilla (SMG) 8-04 Singles: Ryan Gu (Mer) def Mohamed Barrie (SMG) 8-01 Doubles Cam Pyle/Merle Thorpe (Mer) def Ben McVicker/Eric Trinh (SMG) 8-0Goretti 3 St James 21 Singles: Luke Szukalski (SMG) def Jason Zheng (SJS) 8-22 Singles: Alexei Wood (SMG) def Daiske Negishi (SJS) 8-23 Singles: Steven Hamilla (SMG) def Alex Kim (SJS) 8-04 Singles: Robert Walker (SJS) def Mohamed Barrie (SMG) 8-51 Doubles: Elliott Lyles/Harry Masker (SJS) def Ben McVicker/Eric Trinh (SMG) 8-0
Boys W 5-2
#1 Singles: Luke Szukalski (SMG) def Jefferson by default
#2 Singles: Alexei Wood (SMG) def Jefferson by default#3 Singles: Steven Hamilla (SMG) def Aaron Mattlock (JHS) 8-4#1 Doubles: Szukalski/Hamilla (SMG) def Jefferson by default#2 Doubles: Wood/Barrie (SMG) def Mattlock/O’Hara (JHS) 8-6Girls W 6-1
#1 Singles: Isabella Snyder (SMG) def Jenna Weber (JHS) 8-2#2 Singles: Charlotte Clopper (SMG) def Tyjia Stone (JHS) 8-4#3 Singles: Aroub Yousuf (SMG) def Hanna Graeff (JHS) 8-2#4 Singles: Grace Li (SMG) def Kalyn Gregg (JHS) 8-4#1 Doubles: Weber/Stone (JHS) def Snyder/Dever (SMG) 8-5#2 Doubles: Martz/Hamilla (SMG) def Wagldyk/Gregg (JHS) 9-7#3 Doubles: Li/Guan (SMG) def Duncan/Rice (JHS) 8-3
Boys: L 2-5
#1 Singles Luke Szukalski (SMG) def Carson Raines (M) 8-1
#1 Doubles Szukalski/Hamilla (SMG) def Raines/Dove (M) 9-7
Girls: W 4-3
#2 Singles Fizah Yousuf (SMG) def Kiersten Haynes (M) 8-1#3 Singles Grace Li (SMG) def Musselman by default#4 Singles Aroub Yousuf (SMG) def Katelyn Busey (M) 9-7#2 Doubles Li/F. Yousuf (SMG) def K. Busey/Huyett (M) 8-3
Smithsburg, Read press release here.
Boys: W 2-0
Singles — 1. Luke Szukalski (G) d. Brooks Grosh, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Alexei Wood/Mohamed Barrie (G) d. Thomas Moran/Jeremiah Horst, 6-1, 6-1.
Girls: L 1-2
Doubles — 1. Isabella Snyder/Ruje Dever (G) d. Sydny Boney/Talia Seidman, 6-1, 6-3.
April 26, 2017 South Hagerstown
Boys L 1-5
#1 Singles: Luke Szukalski SMG def Mike Moler SH 6-2, 6-1
April 13, 2017 St. James
Girls L 2-5
#1 Singles Isabella Snyder SMG def Carter Pennington SJS 6-4, 6-4#2 Singles Fizah Yousuf SMG def Sophie Shi SJS 6-0, 6-1Boys L 2-5
#1 Singles Luke Szukalski SMG def Ned Bai SJS 8-0#2 Singles Alexei Wood SMG def Sean Choi SJS 9-7
April 6, 2017 Musselman
Girls L 1-6
#2 Singles Fizah Yousuf SMG def Emma Hamilton MHS 8-2
Boys L 2-5
#1 Singles Luke Szukalski SMG def Lucas Duffy MHS 8-3
#1 Doubles Szukalski/Hamilla SMG def Pattington/Silver IV MHS 9-7
March 30, 2017 Bishop Walsh Herald Mail Media Read our press release here.
Girls W 5-0
#1 Singles: Fizah Yousuf SMG defeated Abby Lapid BW 6-2, 6-3
#2 Singles: Aroub Yousuf SMG defeated Josie Squires BW 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles: Isabella Snyder/Rose Dever SMG defeated Molly Twigg/Jenny Jin BW 6-2, 6-0
#2 Doubles: Grace Li/Charlotte Clopper SMG defeated Cara Bako/Olivia Cooper BW 6-3, 7-5
#3 Doubles: Marina Hamilla/Danielle Mclendon SMG defeated Cindy Li/Zelena Lyu BW 6-3, 6-2
Boys L 4-1
#1 Singles: Luke Szukalski SMG defeated Cody Norris BW 7-5, 6-0
March 27, 2017 St. James Herald Mail Media Read our press release here.
Girls L 4-3
#1 Doubles: Rose Dever/McKenzie Martz SMG defeated Xie/McFillen SJS 6-2, 7-5
#2 Doubles: Marina Hamilla/Danielle Mclendon SMG defeated Kurtz/Farrell SJS 6-3, 6-7, 10-2
#3 Doubles: Grace Li/Brenda Guan SMG defeated Xu/Vanda SJS 6-2, 6-1
Boys L 6-1
#1 Singles: Luke Szukalski SMG defeated Jason Zheng SJS 8-0
Congratulations to Isabella Snyder, a freshman at St. Maria Goretti High School, for being named to the All IPSL team for her performance in the IPSL Championship hosted by St. James Academy. The Goretti team played against Mercersburg, St. John’s Prep, and St. James on Saturday, May 2nd.
Aaron Snook, Division III, Bridgewater College