High school matches in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties were on the docket Wednesday afternoon as the week's weather finally decided to cooperate. In Suffolk County, it was the Center Moriches Red Devils defeating Eastport South Manor yesterday 5-2 in a League 8 Division IV match at Eastport South Manor. The Red Devils are now 2-0 on the season.
Center Moriches vs. Eastport South Manor (April 2, 2014)
►First Singles: Alex Reiley (ESM) defeated Preston Horan (CM) 6-1, 6-1
►Second Singles: Michael Denton (CM) defeated Sean Brogan (ESM) 6-2, 6-0
►Third Singles: Nicholas Guerriero (CM) defeated Mike Pellicia (ESM) 6-2, 6-3
►Fourth Singles: Maximilian Christ (CM) defeated Default (ESM)
►First Doubles: Tim Jurgielwicz & John Dahlem (ESM) defeated Daniel Strebel & Jack Hattan (CM) 6-1, 6-0
►Second Doubles: Christopher Allison & Christopher Ferguson (CM) defeated Nick Pecoraro 7-5, 6-1
►Third Doubles: Matthew Almont & Frankie Montwill (CM) defeated Ahmed Ali & Joe Canarda 6-2, 6-0
In Nassau County action, Conference II featured the match of the day as conference rivals faced off. In the end, the South Side Cyclones edged out Oceanside 4-3 in a three-hour epic matchup that came down to fourth doubles. Billy Anthony & Jack McCarthy, affectionately known as "Big Man Tennis" by their teammates, pulled out a clutch 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 win to clinch the match for South Side. The Cyclones are now 2-0, while Oceanside picked up its first defeat of the season.
In Nassau Conference I, Roslyn went on the road and knocked off Locust Valley 6-1. Roslyn's Matt Ross & Sangjin Song defeated Joe Palumbo & Stark Johnson by a score of 6-1, 6-3 at second doubles. In third singles, Justin Lempert defeated James Blatchly 6-1,6-0.
The undefeated Syosset Braves also went on the road to pick up another win as they beat Great Neck North 7-0. Daniel Shleimovich defeated Alan Delman at first singles 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to lead 2-0 Syosset to the victory.
In Conference III, Hicksville defeated Oyster Bay 4-3 in a tightly contested matchup at Oyster Bat High School. Hicksville remains perfect on the young season at 2-0, while Oyster Bay still seeks their first win of the season at 0-3.