| By Kristen Kelleher
Photo credit: Kristen Kelleher

The 2013 Nassau County High School Girls Team Championship was decided on Friday with Port Washington and Manhasset going head to head at Wheatley High School. In a hard-fought battle by both teams, Port Washington took home the Nassau Championship by securing a 4-3 victory. It secured Port Washington their first Nassau Championship since 2008.

Port Washington had a 3-2 overall lead with two matches to play (second singles and second doubles). With both teams cheering on their teammates, the duo of Emma Rosenberg & Syd Levy defeated Caitlin Gleason & Liz Arenare, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, in second doubles to clinch the title. This clinched the title for Port Washington and the team rushed the court in celebration.

After the match, the girls, the coach and the parents all posed for pictures. They were presented with their championship plaques by BOCES Section VIII Nassau County Girls Tennis Coordinator Shai Fisher.

One of Manhasset's wins came in third doubles where Courtney Connors & Lia Frankis defeated Alex Larizadeh & Rebecca Schaub in an match that went into three sets, Courtney Connors of Manhasset said, “We struggled in the beginning and it was tough to come back, but we dug deep and pushed through.”

Her doubles partner Lia Frankis added, “We started to communicate better and was more relaxed at the end." Courtney and Lea won their match 7-6, 5-7, 6-1.

2013 Nassau County High School Girls Team Championship Results

Singles
►Nicole Koskovoli (M) defeated Ally Linder (PW) 6-3, 6-2
►Amanda Foo (M) defeated Lauren Livingston (PW)–retired with an injury
►Sarah Seeman (PW) defeated Courtney DiGia (M) 6-4, 7-5

Doubles
►Lin Kallenber & Astrid Phillipson (PW) defeated Stephanie Rohn & Amelia Connor (M) 6-3, 6-2
►Emma Rosenberg & Syd Levy (PW) defeated Caitlin Gleason & Liz Arenare (M) 6-3, 5-7, 6-2
►Courtney Connors & Lia Frankis (M) defeated Alex Larizadeh & Rebecca Schaub (PW) 9-7, 5-7, 6-1
►Sophia Walzer & Savannah White (PW) defeated Brooke DiGia & Madison Clinton (M) 1-6, 7-6, 7-6

Credit all photos to Kristen Kelleher

 

 

 

Kristen Kelleher

<p>Kristen Kelleher is an intern with Long Island Tennis Magazine. She is currently attending Loyola University Maryland and may be reached by e-mail at <a href="mailto:kristen@litennismag.com">kristen@litennismag.com</a>.</p>