With school back in session following spring break, the high school boy’s tennis season resumed with a number of Nassau County teams in action on Wednesday afternoon.
In Conference I-A play, Port Washington continued its dominant play by defeating road opponent Valley Stream Central, 6-1. Yugi Yoshinaga & Alex Hadley of Port Washington beat Justin Lazard & Mario Birch in doubles to seal the match for Port Washington who improves to 6-1 on the season, a half-game behind Conference I-A leader Cold Spring Harbor, while Valley Stream Central drops to 0-5.
Also in Conference I-A, Great Neck South knocked off Plainview JFK at home 4-3 in a tightly contested match, as Kyle Berlinsky & Harrison Dyoor made the difference with their 7-5, 6-2 win in third doubles. Great Neck South improves to 3-4, while Plainview JFK drops to 2-5 on the year.
Roslyn hosted Jericho in a Conference I-B clash, with Roslyn taking care of Jericho 5-2 thanks in part to Zach Fu & Sanhjin Song who came back to defeat Michael Schumer & Nick Mu 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 at first doubles. Roslyn also picked up victories in first singles (Michael Liebman beat Ethan Susser 6-1, 6-3) and in third singles (Jacob Piom defeated Josh Simoncic 6-0, 6-1) to secure the victory for Roslyn who upped its record 6-1 on the year as Jericho falls to 2-4.
In Conference II action, the Massapequa Chiefs hosted Lynbrook and disposed of the Owls 5-2 led by its strong doubles team play. Massapequa notched wins in first doubles (Jeremy Wiss & Tom DaCosta), second doubles (Vincent Coghill & Zachary Ready) and fourth doubles (Thomas Finocchiaro & Alexandre Meirhaeghe) to secure the victory. Massapequa’s record now sits at 4-3, while Lynbrook falls to 1-5.
South Side kept pace with Conference II leader Garden City by winning at home over Herricks 6-1. The second doubles tandem of Ryan Chelius & Danny Collins battled out a hard-fought 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 victory to seal the match for the Cyclones who improve to 6-1 on the year.
Carle Place entered its match with Glen Cove on a four-game winning streak, but that came to an end Wednesday when Glen Cove came back and won 4-3 in Conference III-A action. Carle Place held a 3-1 advantage with just three matches left, and Glen Cove needing all three victories to get the win. Glen Cove took first doubles and then first singles, setting up a match deciding contest in second singles. Alizander Lizaso of Glen Cove battled with Carle Place’s Sahil Kadakia for over two hours, with Lizaso eventually coming out on top 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 in an epic duel.
In Conference III-B play, Valley Stream South outlasted Long Beach on the road 4-3.
In Conference IV-A, Plainedge traveled to Freeport and disposed of the host Red Devils 6-1. In third singles, Justin Tarantino used a second set comeback to notch the victory 6-3, 7-5. Plainedge stays undefeated and improves to 6-0, while Freeport falls to 1-4.