Last year as a junior, Josh Levine of Cold Spring Harbor won both the Nassau County and New York State Singles Titles en route to an undefeated season. At this past weekend's 2012 Nassau County Individual Championships, Levine, the top seed, defended the first of those titles in his senior season, with a straight-set 6-4, 6-4 win over his friend, Andrew Yaraghi of Friends Academy. Levine and Yaraghi spend time training together and know each other's games very well which made for an interesting match-up.
"Winning this tournament was one of my main goals coming into the season." said Levine.
Josh will now head to the State Tournament to try for another goal. The championship was the perfect way for the whole Levine family to begin Mother's Day. Josh's mother Patty said, "It was a fabulous Mother's Day gift! I will really miss watching Josh and the entire Cold Spring Harbor tennis team."
In the third place matchup, Herricks High School's Vihar Shah defeated Brendan Henry of Farmingdale, 6-4, 6-0. The win sends Shah to the New York State Championships, set for May 31-June 2 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis C along with Levine and Yaraghi.
The Doubles Tournament saw the top two teams squaring off in the final, as number one-seeded Austin Davidow & Alex Sacher of North Shore took on the second-seeded team of Ethan Bogard & Matt Barry of Long Beach. On this day, the top seeds were upset, as Barry & Bogard recorded an impressive 6-2, 6-3 straight-set win to claim the Championship.
In the third place matchup, Syosset's Kevin Katz & Ian Baranowski defeated Cold Spring Harbors Jonathan Paris & Conor Mullins, 6-2, 7-5. Katz & Baranowski will now join Bogard & Barry and Davidow & Sacher at the State Championships.
Cold Spring Harbor Boys Tennis Coach Paul Poschman congratulates Josh Levine on capturing the 2012 Nassau County Boys Singles High School Championship
Josh Levine, Vihar Shah, Andrew Yaraghi and Brendan Henry finished as the top four
Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2012 Nassau County Championships