A beautiful Saturday afternoon played host to a number of boys tennis matches in Nassau County this past weekend, as 14 teams took to the courts as we approach the end of the 2014 regular season.
In Conference I-A, Port Washington hit the road to play Plainview JFK. The Pirates were led once again by Chirag Doshi, who stayed unbeaten and won his ninth straight match at third singles. Max and Austin Agna handled their business as well, defeating Max Bochner and Brad Wolffe 6-2, 6-0 in third doubles to clinch the 6-1 match victory for Port Washington and improve its record to 8-1 in the conference.
The Syosset Braves looked to maintain its perfect season as it hosted Jericho in a Conference I-B match. Like it did in its previous match against Great Neck North, Syosset swept all seven matches and won 7-0. Austin Ash & Riki Ishikawa led the way for Syosset, winning at first doubles over Nick Mu & Michael Schumer 6-2, 6-2. The Braves improve to 10-0 overall on the season and 9-0 in Conference I-B with two matches left in the regular season. Also in Conference I-B, Roslyn hosted Manhasset as it looked to maintain pace with Syosset in the division. In a very competitive and closely played match, Roslyn was led by its doubles tandems. Kyle Galin and Sohil Mohan disposed of K. Gleason and G. Cayley 6-0, 6-0 at third doubles, while Matt Ross and Josh Cohen beat M. Sears and C. Kokkinos 6-3, 7-6 to clinch the 4-3 victory for Roslyn.
In a huge Conference II showdown between the division’s top two teams, the South Side Cyclones hosted Garden City with first place on the line. The two teams were evenly matched, with South Side scratching out the 4-3 victory to take over sole possession of first place. The Cyclones were led by David Reinharz who beat Rob Gavigan 6-2, 6-4 at first singles to clinch the victory as South Side now sits alone atop Conference II.
Massapequa looked to move up the Conference II standings as well as it visited Oceanside. The Chiefs took care of business as it notched the 6-1 victory to improve to 7-4 on the season. The match was much closer than the final score would indicate, with five of the seven matches requiring a third set. The result could have been a lot closer, but Matthew Musalo & Michael Young came back from a first set loss to win its match, while Matthew Waterhouse & Alexandre Mierhaeghe also had to come back. For both duos, it was the first win all season in a three-set match.
In Conference III-A, Carle Place improved to 7-3, as it swept all the matches against MacArthur to win 7-0. The match of the day came at second doubles, with Carle Place’s Brandon Deveau & Ryan Tammaro battling back to beat MacArthur’s Matt Appel & Brian Monahan. The Carle Place duo cruised to a 6-0 first set victory, but the team of Appel & Monahan did not give in, capturing the second set 6-3. Deveau & Tammaro regained their composure, however, and pulled away in the third set to win it 6-1.
The Plainedge Red Devils stayed undefeated as they traveled to Clarke in a Conference IV-A match. Plainedge was too much for Clarke, as it cruised to a 6-1 win to notch its 10th victory of the season. Dylan Pagan & Kyle Oelksak remained unbeaten in third doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Sigmund & Byron Agbisit, while Zach Chang also remained unbeaten with his victory at first singles. Plainedge has two home matches remaining, against New Hyde Park and Valley Stream Central, as it seeks to complete the undefeated regular season.