Syosset Beats Roslyn in Conference I Showdown

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The Syosset Braves extended its winning streak to 38 on Tuesday, edging Roslyn 4-3 in a tightly-contested and important Conference I matchup.

Both teams entered Tuesday’s match with a record of 3-0 and looking to move into a tie with Port Washington atop the county’s best conference. The Braves were anchored by its singles play, winning all three flights in straight sets, and sneaking out the second doubles match to earn the team victory.

Roslyn would win the first, third and fourth doubles matches, all of which went the full three sets. Zach Khazzam and Justin Lempert beat Adam Canarick and Preet Rajpal 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 at first doubles, Jared Cohen and Mikey Weitz won 6-2, 1-6, 6-1 over Justin Oresky and Jeremy Levine at third doubles and Andrew Lieblich and Jacob Buchbinder won 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 over Zach Chan and Josh Antell at fourth doubles.

Neel Rajesh won a huge match at first singles, beating Roslyn’s Daniel Weitz 6-4, 6-2, and Eli Grossman chipped in a 6-1, 6-2 triumph over Adrian Tsui in the third singles spot. The clinching match for Syosset came on the second singles court, as freshman Kabir Rajpal defeated Sangjin Song 6-1, 6-1 to extend the Syosset winning streak. 

Carle Place edged Bethpage 4-3 in a tightly-contested Conference III-A matchup to snap a two-match losing streak. The Frogs would get wins from Giancarlo Cavallero at first singles and Luis Davila, who was playing his first ever singles match, at third singles, but Bethpage won the second singles match to stay within striking distance.

In doubles, Bethpage won first and third, and Matt Rivera and Frank Ortiz came back from a set down to give Carle Place the win at second doubles.

With the overall match even at three-all, the fourth doubles tandem of Aidan Tammaro and Chris Martinovic sealed the Frogs’ victory with a straight sets win.

In another close Nassau contest on Tuesday, Oyster Bay got past New Hyde Park 4-3 to win its second straight. Alex Gelabert and eighth-grader Preston Rosh won the clinching match for Oyster Bay, notching a 6-3, 6-1 win over Vish Sharma and Dave Budnam at first doubles.

Wantagh won its fourth straight to open up the season, moving past Hempstead 7-0. Andrew Randazzo beat Jose Guerra 6-0, 6-0 at third singles while Charlie Mazzer and Doug Fuchs beat Luis Lorreas and Hesler Garcia 6-0, 6-0 at first doubles to lead the way for the Warriors.

In Suffolk, Commack won its third straight with a 6-1 win over Harborfields. Andrew Lin beat Michael Singer 6-3, 6-1 to lead the way for the Cougars.

Below are the rest of the scores from Suffolk County on Tuesday:

Hills East 5, Hills West 2
Happauge 4, Smithtown East 3
Glenn 5, Northport 2
Bay Shore 5, Connetquot 2
East Islip 4, Sayville 3
West Islip 7, Islip 0
Bayport-Blue Point 4, Sachem 3
Stony Brook 5, Miller Place 2
Ward Melville 7, Longwood 0
Comsewogue 4, Port Jefferson 3
East Hampton 7, Shoreham-Wading River 0
Floyd 5, Rocky Point 2
Southampton 6, Center Moriches 1