Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on June 28, 2000 · Page 143
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Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York · Page 143

Rochester, New York
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Wednesday, June 28, 2000
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9F Gilcdonia-Mumfonl tp of fc Class OUR TOWNS, SOUTHWEST WEDNESDAY. JUNE 28, 2000 Craig Adamson Christina Asciotl Gregory Backus Jessica Ballard Johanna Ballard Melissa Balonek Gary Barney Jr. Adrienne Barton Lindsay Battles Trevor Beardsley Stephen Bishop Jr. Jariath Bloom Jessica Bonnlander Kristen Burns ' Miranda Burns Robert Burns Adam Cappoteili Kevin Clyne Kassidy Cook Julie Covey Vicki Covey Daniel Coyle Andrew Crane Danny Dawley II Peter Delcour Aaron Dutton Matthew Dykstra LeRoy Earsing Robert Erbelding Amanda Evarts Bethany Farner Thomas Fisher Casey Fitchette Michael Fox Nathaniel Fuller Michael Gennuso Kristy Gilman Amy Grant Maggilyn Grant Kelly Gray Ton Amber Alcott Richard Ayres Rachel Banko Elizabeth Barnard Christopher Bartnick Nathan Bower Walter Briggs Andrea Brigzna Paul Burch Jacquelyn Butler Robert Chapman Dianne Connelly Sean Connelly Christopher Cooper John Cummings Shannon Devos Brian Dysart Shauna Eichenberger Ryan Flaherty Valerie Flaherty James Freeman Ryan Fuller Roland Galdun Virginia Grapensteter Tara Hallett Todd Hawley Krystyna Hayes Jennifer Heeks John Holbrook Timothy Johnson Amber Kent Daniel Kindred Rachel Klawer Joy Klycek Minase Kubota Nicole Kulzer Alan Leaton Meghan Lester Daniel Loiacono 2-year-old b Marcus Fugate of Perinton has twice beat the best in his age group. BY STAFF WRITER PATTI SINGER Marcus Fugate surprised his mother with his choice of career. "I want to be a professional tennis player," the 12-year-old Perinton boy announced when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. "You do?" replied Marcia Fugate, whose youngest son then reminded her that pro tennis has been his ambition for a couple of years. Not that Marcia and her husband, Tom, couldn't see this coming. Since they put a racquet in his hand when he was about 6, Marcus has been getting better as he's gotten older. Unranked last year as an 11-year-old, Marcus is No. 2 in the boys 12-and-under division of the United States Tennis Association Eastern Section, which encompasses New York state, northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Conn. In 10 tournaments since June 1999, he has a record of 37-4. He won his past three events, twice defeating the top-ranked player in his age group. As a result, he was among 10 players from the Eastern Section selected to compete in July and August in two individual USTA national tournaments, in California and North Carolina, and one of 20 players selected for a national team event in Ohio. "It's pretty good, considering we have hundreds of kids competing," said Aaron Segal, player development coordinator for the USTA Eastern Section in Harrison, Westchester County. All of this has made Marcus" family understandably proud. "From a parent's standpoint, this is pretty positive," says Tom Fugate, director of export regulations at Eastman Kodak Co. "Lots Kevin Green Brian Green Porsche Haag Benjamin Hall Melissa Hameister Sara Harrington Meredith Helmer Matt Higgins Samantha Hurley John Jones Timothy Jones Patrick Kahm Martha Keeley April Kemnitz Aaron Kissel Rachel Kooy Kai Koppe Sarah Kransler Vasilios Markousis Andrew Martin Michelle McCreedy John-Louis Murray Caitlin Northrup Richard O'Hearn Louisa Olcott Cortney Pappa Natalie Peterson Kristen Philp Lisa Pike Dorothy Lyn Poles Lora Lynn Poles Joshua Reid Laurie Ripton Amy Rodas Jeremy Sackett Rachel Santora Katie Sattora Brian Schlosser Teresa Seaver Carl Smith - Bciycn Kathryn Loiacono Philip Martin Paul Mattle Christen McMahon Tanya Meisenzahl . Jason Menzie Matthew Miller Consiglia Montaruli Hayley Moore Marisa Morgan Steven Mowers Tammy Murphy Megan Murray Andrew Muscarella Joseph Myers Sharah Naas Valerie Parton Jennifer Peck Jacob Peters Keith Povitch Michael Rapp Jeremie Rassel Andrea Ray Kevin Reich Benjamin Sandow Justen Schaefer Marcel Scholz Tonya Schreib Christopher Sheridan Shawna Smith Karey Spinelli Katie Spinelli Cathy Starowitz James Starowitz Jeremie Stearns Katherine Stearns Maria Stojanova Nathan Sunseri SCott Surdyke '. ' CARLOS ORTIZ staff photographer Marcus Fugate of Perinton is an up-and-coming tennis competitor on the national circuit. He's ranked second in his age group in the eastern region, but has managed to defeat the top-ranked player twice in recent tournaments. of kids are doing all kinds of stuff. He opted to play tennis." Well, he had some encouragement. Both Tom and Marcia are avid players; she competed in a national tournament last summer. They would take Marcus and his older brother, Chip, when they went to play with friends. It wasn't long before both boys were playing, but Marcus didn't have a lot of fun at first 1 .-:: -. - I Gregory Backus School: Caledonia-Mumford High School. Lives in: Mumford. Parents: Sheri and Michael Backus. College plans: Attend Le Moyne College. Sixto Sotomayor II Victoria St. Clair Laura Stalica Rachel Stegman Kelli Sullivan Derin Tangen D'Marie Tangen Kyle Taylor Christopher Tiede Jaclin Truscott Richard VanDyne Sharif Vasciannie Timothy Vink Jason Walsh . Jason Warner Bradley Whiteside Lerone Williams Jr. Top of the Class Justen Schaefer Age: 18. School: Byron-Bergen High School. Lives in: Byron. Parents: Nancy Schaefer-Rogers and Dale Schaefer. College plans: Attend Clarkson University to major in chemical engineering. Brandon Taylor Kevin Thomas Kimberly Thompson Tory Unterborn Becky VanWyngaarden Sarah Weatherbee Kimberly Weis Adam Wilford Corey Wolf Rachel Wolfanger Scott Wooton Amy Worthington tennis player keeps improving with age .W, J a . r. - v-i( X s tXb- .:, Benjamin Adriance Anthony Alonci Sarah Altobelli Shawn Anderson Dina Antonio Thomas Armstrong Salvatore Arnone Shelly Azzolina Louis Bacchetta Jennifer Bachman Michelle Baird Erin Baker Gregory Baker Rebecca Baug Ashley Baxter Scott Baxter Eric Beach Todd Beechler Peter Betrus Nathan Bittle Katie Boetcher Kristin Born Kristi Bouchard Matthew Bourne Katie Bovee Timothy Bowman Michael Brew Joseph Brongo Matthew Brown Royale Brown Lakeya Bruce Kathryn Bruton Thomas Brzana Eric Buscemi Nicole Bush Mark Cardinale Richard Carlock Joseph Celento Joseph Cellura Carrie Chapman Kristie Chechak Louis Ciaramaglia Paolo Ciaramaglia Eric Clark Corey Clayton Nicole Clemente Timothy Clifford Shelly Coia Stephanie Colangelo Lucas Colt LeRoy Jeret Acker Amanda Covard David Adams Andrew Cudzilo Ryan Alexander David Dillow George Anderson Jesse Donovan Lyndsay Baker Megan Fernaays Sarah Bartz Ashley Fitch Greg Battaglia Matthew Frew Elisabeth Bennett Christina Gale Brian Breemes Daniel Gangi Michael Burton Aaron Garner Emily Call Melanie Gayhart Thomas Carroll Sara Grimaldi Heather Cenzi Matthew Gugino Cheryl Chatelle Krystal Heschke Jose Chavez Jonathan Hinett Andrew Cicelske Matthew Huntley Matthew Coats Harold Hurley James Cook Nicholas lamon When he was about 10, he started wondering why he should keep playing if he was only going to lose. "Then I cooled off." Marcus also plays soccer and wants to try out for the football team at Martha Brown Middle School in the fall, when he'll be a seventh-grader. He says his parents aren't pushing him into tennis, but he counts on their support, particularly in tournaments. "When I get down, I look to my parents. They give me confidence. I start to play a little better." Those who track young tennis players say it's too soon to predict his future, but they say Marcus is a good athlete who learns quickly. "His best strength is he's a very good competitor," said Billy Nealon, head professional at the Tennis Club of Rochester in Pitts-ford, who teaches Marcus in a group of young players. "He has what I consider a fairly relaxed attitude for a competitive player. He doesn't get angry. He lets the mistakes roll off his back quite well." Local tennis experts like Marcus' ground strokes and how he covers the court. Just as importantly, they appreciate the way he ummeEjr un Summer Time Fun! mm - - -M i - ------ - ' - ' - The following lists include candidates Spencerport Brian Compertore Christopher Conley Dawn Conover Amy Cooper James Cottrell Matthew Court David Cousin Jamar Crockton Kerry Cubiotti Abby Curatolo Danielle Curtis Michael D'Agostino Anthony D'Amato Jared Dake Robert Dake Danielle. Dandrea Deanna DeCarlo Nicole DeFrank Nicole DeMonte John DeMott Michael Dennis Robert Dermody Daniel Dibble Joseph DiBella Kristen DiGiacomo Amanda Dill Philip DiPiazza Stephen Dobbins Phillip Dodson Meliisa Downey Kimberly Ehrhardt Donald Eldridge Michael Eldridge Lindsay Emig Benjamin Englerth Robert Fairbank William Fico Keith Finch Jeffrey Finucane Daniel Fiorito Ryan Fitzgerald Brian Floramo Neil Foose Jr. Robert Foster Steven Fox Brandan Freeman Jason Friday Kathryn Gagne Michael Gassett Marco Gianni Russell's 1 23S5 Chill Ave. 247-7146 Russell's 2 2513 E. 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"A lot of times in tennis, you get brats," said Darren Davis, co-owner of Stringers, a tennis shop in Henrietta. "Marcus is the kind of kid you fall in love with. He's not really outspoken, but he's easy to talk to. He's very thankful, always thanking people." Aware of the image of many tennis players, Marcus says he doesn't brag about his success. Oh, maybe to Chip, who exacts revenge on the basketball court. But Marcus says he respects his opponents. He seemed uncomfortable the day last summer that he beat one of his parents' friends at the annual tournament organized by people who play regularly at Genesee Valley Park. "He said, 'Why did you do that, why did you let me beat you?' " recalled Selwyn Mitchell. The 41-year-old figured he'd have no trouble beating "the kid," but lost in straight sets. "For a good half-hour, he sat there ... thinking I had allowed him to beat me," Mitchell said. "That was not the case. Everything I brought to him, he brought more." Marcus' triumph wasn't without irony. "No one would play with him when he couldn't play," Marcia said with a smile. "Now, V for high school graduation from area schools. Naquanda Jordan Lisa Julian Michael Kalinowski Rebecca King Scott Kinsky Amy Knight Jesse Kotlarczyk Ploypym Kraisorn Daniel Kressman Bret Kruse Nicole Kucy Aaron Kujawa Joseph Lamantia Gerald LaMartina Jr. Jonathan Landry Anthony Leccese Jae Lee Sarah Lintz Angela Liu Randall Lloyd Peter Lobas Mark Loj Joseph Lombard Kristin Lysiak Ryan Mack Gregory Macomber Ellen MacWilliam Keshwar Maharaj Jeffrey Maier Anthony Mannix Gabriel Marciano Nicholas Marou Sarah Marriott Lindsay Martusciello Rosanne Mattia Michelle McAndrews Christina McClelland John McCown Christopher McKnight Matthew McLaughlin Adam McWilliams Michael Meyers Brandon Mills Louisa Montalbano Peter Montenaro IV Abby Moonschein Joseph Morelli Natalie Morris Steven Muraco Bryan Murphy Benjamin Muscolino Jennifer Nau Mark Nau Vi Nguyen Nina Nicotera no one will play with him when he can." While she's rooting for him on the court, she's more concerned with his success in the classroom. 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Whether or not he ever turns pro, she wants him to earn a college degree. At 12, Marcus is not ready to give up the dream. But as he does on the court, he is thinking ahead. "If I don't make this," he says, "I want to be a veterinarian." Estates Corner of 20A & 256 (North end of Conesus Lake)

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