| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo credit: Dr. Allan M. Cherkin

This past weekend, Jeff Cherkin & Kyle Alper of Half Hollow Hills East High School won the Suffolk County Section XI individuals doubles championship at Smithtown East High School. The team of Cherkin & Alper defeated Westhampton's Cooper Lacetera & J.D. Sipala, 6-3, 7-5.

Jeremy Schnapp & Alex Ricciuti, also of Half Hollow Hills East, took third place and will compete (representing Suffolk County) at the New York State Individual Championships with Cherkin & Alper and Sipala & Lacetera. The state tournament runs from May 31-June 2 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.