| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Syosset continued its undefeated season on Thursday afternoon as it hosted Friends Academy in a Conference 1-A and Conference I-B showdown. The Braves took the match 7-0 to improve its record to 7-0 overall (6-0 Conference I-A). They were led by the doubles tandem of Austin Ash & Riki Ishikawa, who won their match 6-3, 7-5 over Friends’ Andy Muran & Ian Friedman in first doubles. Syosset looks to continue its perfect season when it hosts Roslyn on Saturday morning. Friends Academy drops to 3-4 overall and will take on Manhasset next.

In Conference II play, the South Side Cyclones continued its hot play as it took on the Massapequa Chiefs at Baldwin Park. In what was a very tightly contested match, South Side prevailed with a 4-3 victory on the back of Max Kramer, who won 7-6(10-8), 6-2 over Andy Bentz at second singles.

The match of the day came at second doubles, as Ryan Chelius & Danny Collins of South Side squared off with Massapequa’s Zach Ready & Vincent Coghill. Massapequa captured the first set smoothly 6-1, but the South Side pair battled back and evened the match by winning the second set 6-3. Both duos traded points in the third set tie-break, but Massapequa was able to eventually outlast South Side 7-6, taking the match.

Despite the crushing loss at second doubles, South Side gutted out the victory to improve its record to 7-1 in Conference II. The Cyclones will host Wantagh on Saturday morning, while Massapequa falls to 3-4 and hosts Herricks on Saturday morning.

In Conference IV action, the Plainedge Red Devils stayed perfect on the season as it hosted Lawrence, sweeping all seven matches for the 7-0 win. The match of the day came at second doubles, with Zach Devlin & Xin Zhang win over the Lawrence pairing of Brandon Cohen & Luke Weiner 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. Plainedge looks to go 8-0 on the season when they visit Baldwin Saturday morning, while Lawrence looks for their first win of the season as they visit New Hyde Park for a Friday afternoon meeting at 4:30 p.m.