Across Long Island …

News and notes from across the L.I. tennis community
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Syosset’s Pellerito Captures National Title in Greensboro
Daniel Pellerito, who trains out of Sportime Syosset, captured the title at the Greensboro March Top 16, a National Level 3 tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Pellerito won all four of his matches in straight sets and beat Paul Hendrix of South Carolina, 7-5, 6-1, in the tournament’s final.


 

Port Washington’s Egna Twins Commit to Union
Port Washington’s identical twin duo of Austin and Max Egna have committed to play their college tennis at Union College beginning this fall. The two have been competing on Port Washington’s Varsity Tennis team since their freshman season, and went undefeated in the first doubles spot last year, earning All-County honors.


 

Carefree Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Carefree Racquet Club in Merrick hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt with its QuickStart Tot Program, as all of the children hunted for candy-filled eggs hidden under tennis props, such as cones, ball hoppers and nets. Following the Hunt, the children showed off their tennis skills by hitting forehands and volleys on court.


 

Bethpage Park Continues Work With Veterans
Bethpage Park Tennis Center and Serve and Return continued its dedication and commitment to its work with veterans, running a Veterans Program at Bethpage Park’s Farmingdale-based facility. The introductory instructional class, given to veterans of Northport Medical Center, introduces tennis in a fun, encouraging environment in hopes of them continuing to play the sport in the future, and Bethpage Park plans on expanding the program.


 

Stony Brook, Hofstra and NYIT Host Senior Days
Local college tennis programs celebrated Senior Days in recent matches, honoring players who are competing in their final season for their respective programs. The Stony Brook Men’s Tennis team defeated Queens 5-2, the Hofstra Women’s Tennis team shut out both Coppin State and St. Francis-Brooklyn, while the NYIT’s Men Tennis team knocked off Caldwell 9-0 while honoring its five graduating seniors.


 

Point Set Hosts Spring Break Junior Camp
Point Set Tennis in Oceanside kept its junior players active during the spring break, hosting a mini tennis camp at its facility.


 

Golod of Ross School Captures Girls 18s Title
Ross School’s Vitalina Golod captured the title at the L1B Robbie Wagner Tournament Training March Challenger, breezing through the field with four consecutive straight-set victories. She defeated Andrea Brazyte 6-1, 6-1 in the final.