The Suffolk County Finals was a battle of two undefeated teams, as top seeded Half Hollow Hills East went up against second seeded Floyd. With both teams coming in without a loss, there was a lot on the line as one team would have their undefeated season come to end while the other would be crowned Suffolk Champion.
Hills East's first singles player Ester Chikvashvili set the tone, defeating Emily Fernandez of Floyd in three set, 6-3, 6-7, 6-1. Chikvashvili finished third in the Suffolk County singles tournament. The rest of Hills East singles players followed up her performance with impressive wins of their own. Ester's sister Stephanie Chikvashvili defeated Brooke Fernandez in three sets, 7-5, 0-6, 6-2. Hills East's two remaining singles players, Vanessa Scott (second singles) and Brynn April (fourth singles), didn't drop a game as both won in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. By winning all four singles matches, Hills East clinched the overall best-of-seven match.
In doubles action, Alli Huber & Natalie Haebich from Hills East defeated Lisa Lin & Kelci Henn 6-2, 6-2. Huber teamed with Vanessa Scott to win the 2013 Suffolk Doubles Title a week ago when they defeated Lin & Henn in the finals. Floyd got their two wins on the match-up at second and third doubles.
Hills East finished the 2013 season 19-0 and Floyd finished 20-1. This was the third straight Suffolk Title for Hills East.
It was announced on Friday that the Long Island Championship (Nassau Champion vs Suffolk Champion) had been cancelled moving forward, so the 2013 girls high school season has come to an end.
The Suffolk County Awards Dinner will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Villa Lombardi's, located at 877 Main Street in Holbrook, N.Y.