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April 24, 2015

Andy Roddick continued his dominance on the PowerShares Series circuit on Thursday night, beating James Blake 6-3 in the one-set final at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.

April 24, 2015

The Syosset Braves won its seventh consecutive match and improved to 7-0 on the season, defeating Great Neck North 5-2 on Thursday afternoon in Conference I-B.

April 23, 2015

James Blake defeated John McEnroe 7-5 in the one-set final of the Champions Cup at the Agganis Arena at Boston University on Wednesday night, capturing his first title on the 2015 PowerShares Series circuit.

April 23, 2015

The USTA has announced that reigning ITF World Junior Champion CiCi Bellis leads the 12 top juniors nominated to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of Junior Davis and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events will be played April 30-May 2 at the USTA Training Center–Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla.  

April 23, 2015

Italian Fabio Fognini upset second-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal on Thursday, beating the eight-time champion 6-4, 7-6(6) to reach the Barcelona Open quarterfinals.

April 23, 2015

Two of the top three seeds at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany were eliminated on Thursday, as top-seeded Russian Maria Sharapova and third-seeded Czech Petra Kvitova were both bounced from the tournament.

April 22, 2015

Rafael Nadal opened up his Barcelona Open campaign with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday. Nadal broke twice in the opening set, with the key one coming in the seventh game, to capture the first frame.

April 22, 2015

The Plainview JFK Hawks improved to 4-1 on the season, beating the Wheatley Wildcats 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon. With the score even at 3-3, the contest came down to the fourth doubles matchup. Plainview’s Eric Koltun & Matt Leo defeated Justin Spar & Alec Barves 7-6(7-5), 6-3 to clinch the victory for the Hawks.

April 21, 2015

Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation in recent years. They seem to be getting the blame for the obesity problem throughout the world. As a dietitian, I am asked frequently if carbohydrates are the reason for weight gain. 

April 21, 2015

World number five Kei Nishikori moved into the third-round of the Barcelona Open on Tuesday, moving past Russia’s Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 6-4.

April 21, 2015

Caroline Garcia beat Ana Ivanovic for the third consecutive time on Tuesday in Stuttgart, Germany, knocking the Serb out of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix first-round with a 7-6(6), 6-4 victory.

April 21, 2015

The North Carolina women remain ranked number one for the second straight week, while the Oklahoma men are the top-ranked team for the eighth consecutive week in the ITA Division I National Team Rankings. The 26-0 Tar Heels clinched their fourth regular season ACC title in the last six years when they beat archrival Duke 4-1 last Wednesday.  

April 20, 2015

World number one Novak Djokovic won his third consecutive ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament on Sunday, beating Czech Tomas Berdych 7-5, 4-6, 6-3 to win the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters Championship. With the victory, Djokovic becomes the first player ever to win the first three Masters 1000 tournaments in a season.

April 20, 2015

The Half Hollow Hills East boys tennis team got back on the winning track on Friday afternoon, going on the road to defeat Huntington 7-0 following a Thursday loss to rival Half Hollow Hills West which snapped its 106-match winning streak over Suffolk opponents.

April 20, 2015

Italians Sara Errani & Flavia Pennetta beat Americans Serena Williams & Alison Riske 6-0, 6-3 on Sunday afternoon to give Italy a 3-2 victory over the United States in the Fed Cup playoff matchup. The United States actually held a 2-1 advantage heading into the final two matches on Sunday, but dropped the last singles match and the deciding doubles match to fall short.

April 20, 2015

The Syosset Braves improved to 5-0 on the season this past weekend, beating Roslyn 5-2 on Saturday afternoon in a Conference 1-B matchup.

April 17, 2015

The Jericho Jayhawks held home court and picked up a 4-3 victory over Great Neck North on Thursday afternoon in Conference I-B. Jericho was anchored by the play of its first and second doubles tandems that each picked up key victories. Mitchell Leighton & Drew Cohen came back from a set down to beat Great Neck North’s Jordan Greiff & Jared Hakmian 2-6, 6-1, 7-5 at first doubles.

April 17, 2015

Gael Monfils continued his deep run at the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over ninth-seeded Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov on Friday.

April 17, 2015

The Oceanside Sailors snapped a two match losing streak on Thursday, beating North Shore 4-3 in a Conference II-A showdown.

April 17, 2015

The United States women will be in Brindisi, Italy this weekend to battle Italy in a Fed Cup World Playoff match. The two are very familiar opponents as this will be the fifth meeting between the two counties in the last seven years. Italy has taken the last four of those matches but the U.S. leads the overall series 9-4. 

April 16, 2015

Gael Monfils pulled off the biggest upset of the day in Monte Carlo on Thursday, beating second-seeded Swiss Roger Federer 6-4, 7-6(5) to push his way into the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters quarterfinals.

April 16, 2015

I have often been asked during media interviews if there are differences between male and female athletes and the answer I give is “Yes.” Beyond the obvious differences in physiology, there are also subtle but real psychological differences as well. 

April 16, 2015

The Valley Stream South Falcons boys tennis team continued its excellent start to the 2015 season, defeating Freeport 5-2 in a Conference IV-A matchup to win its fourth consecutive match and improve to 4-0 on the season.

April 15, 2015

Two undefeated League I squads took to the courts on Tuesday afternoon as Commack traveled to Hills East in a matchup of two of the top teams in Suffolk County.