Our Team

 
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Board of Directors

 
  Jonathan Raude   President   Jonathan was a highly ranked junior who played for Benjamin Cardozo High School, where he won the PSAL Singles and Mayors Cup titles, and received the PSAL Heisman Wingate Award. Jonathan played collegiately at Boston College, playing as high as #1 singles and doubles, serving as a 2x captain, and graduating with a degree in Business Management & Marketing. Jonathan is the Founder of MatchPoint Entertainment, a company that promotes and produces unique and memorable live experiences that combine music with tennis.

Jonathan Raude
President

Jonathan was a highly ranked junior who played for Benjamin Cardozo High School, where he won the PSAL Singles and Mayors Cup titles, and received the PSAL Heisman Wingate Award. Jonathan played collegiately at Boston College, playing as high as #1 singles and doubles, serving as a 2x captain, and graduating with a degree in Business Management & Marketing. Jonathan is the Founder of MatchPoint Entertainment, a company that promotes and produces unique and memorable live experiences that combine music with tennis.

  Nicholas Zikos   Community Outreach Director   Nicholas played #1 singles for Forest Hills High School and CUNY College of Staten Island. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, in Marketing and Economics. He was also part of the Verrazano School Honors Program and Emerging Leaders Program at CSI. Professionally, he is a Financial Advisor with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He also serves on the board of the Astoria-LIC Kiwanis Club, Astoria Civic Association, MetroTennis CTA and USTA Metro Region.

Nicholas Zikos
Community Outreach Director

Nicholas played #1 singles for Forest Hills High School and CUNY College of Staten Island. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, with Honors, in Marketing and Economics. He was also part of the Verrazano School Honors Program and Emerging Leaders Program at CSI. Professionally, he is a Financial Advisor with the Prudential Insurance Company of America. He also serves on the board of the Astoria-LIC Kiwanis Club, Astoria Civic Association, MetroTennis CTA and USTA Metro Region.

  Vitaliy Usten   Legal Counsel   Vitaliy Usten, Esq. is the founder and owner of Usten Law, P.C. where he practices Real Estate Law, Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. Vitaliy went to St. Thomas University Law School, where he got his Juris doctorate and interned for the Office of the Town Attorney for the Town of Surfside, Miami, Florida. Vitaliy studied pre-law and legal studies at St. John University where he got his Bachelor’s Degree.

Vitaliy Usten
Legal Counsel

Vitaliy Usten, Esq. is the founder and owner of Usten Law, P.C. where he practices Real Estate Law, Personal Injury Law and Civil Litigation. Vitaliy went to St. Thomas University Law School, where he got his Juris doctorate and interned for the Office of the Town Attorney for the Town of Surfside, Miami, Florida. Vitaliy studied pre-law and legal studies at St. John University where he got his Bachelor’s Degree.

  Gus Alcayaga   Director of Player Development   Gus is a former Argentinian world-ranked ATP Tour player who has coached many of the region's top junior players over the last 25 years. He is certified by the USPTA and USRA and works with the USTA High Performance Coaching Program.

Gus Alcayaga
Director of Player Development

Gus is a former Argentinian world-ranked ATP Tour player who has coached many of the region's top junior players over the last 25 years. He is certified by the USPTA and USRA and works with the USTA High Performance Coaching Program.

  John Niyazov   Treasurer   Jonathan is a graduate of CUNY Baruch College with a major in Finance. After graduating, he pursued a CPA license and is currently a practicing CPA at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, providing tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Jonathan resides in Hewlett, NY but makes frequent trips to his home town of Forest Hills, Queens.

John Niyazov
Treasurer

Jonathan is a graduate of CUNY Baruch College with a major in Finance. After graduating, he pursued a CPA license and is currently a practicing CPA at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, providing tax and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Jonathan resides in Hewlett, NY but makes frequent trips to his home town of Forest Hills, Queens.

  Roman Rubenov   Director of Fundraising   Roman hails from Queens and attended John Jay College where he majored in Pre-Law Criminal Justice. Roman considers himself a "jack of all trades," specializing in marketing and partnership efforts, photography/videography capture, and community outreach for NYC Aces.

Roman Rubenov
Director of Fundraising

Roman hails from Queens and attended John Jay College where he majored in Pre-Law Criminal Justice. Roman considers himself a "jack of all trades," specializing in marketing and partnership efforts, photography/videography capture, and community outreach for NYC Aces.

 

Coaching Staff

 
  Yuriy Dekhanov

Yuriy Dekhanov

  Kevin Huynh

Kevin Huynh

  Stefan Ilic

Stefan Ilic

  Gary Kushnirovich

Gary Kushnirovich

  Steven Mingo

Steven Mingo

  Sydney Streimer

Sydney Streimer

  Marilyn Superville

Marilyn Superville

  Evan Vrsaljko

Evan Vrsaljko

 
 

Advisory Board

 
  Sean Corrigan   Tennis Industry Expertise, Volunteer Coach  Vice President, Americas at AlphaSights

Sean Corrigan
Tennis Industry Expertise, Volunteer Coach
Vice President, Americas at AlphaSights

  Marnie Perez   Event Production & Analytics  Technology Analyst at Recycle Track Systems

Marnie Perez
Event Production & Analytics
Technology Analyst at Recycle Track Systems

  Karyn "Papoy" Emerelda   Graphic Designer  Graphic Designer at Ideation Studio Inc.

Karyn "Papoy" Emerelda
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer at Ideation Studio Inc.

  Lucas Pers   Communications  Senior Account Executive at Joele Frank

Lucas Pers
Communications
Senior Account Executive at Joele Frank

  Alex Ording   Digital Strategist & Web Developer   Founder of Code & Pattern

Alex Ording
Digital Strategist & Web Developer
Founder of Code & Pattern

  Arianna Weinshel   Digital Engagement, Event Management  Project Manager at Sony Music Entertainment

Arianna Weinshel
Digital Engagement, Event Management
Project Manager at Sony Music Entertainment