The 2014 Long Island girls high school season continued on Wednesday, as some of the best teams in Nassau County took to the courts in hopes of remaining undefeated. Unfortunately for Roslyn, its bid at a perfect season was spoiled by the Manhasset Indians, who went on the road to defeat the Bulldogs 5-2 in a huge Conference I showdown. Manhasset bounced back nicely from a tough defeat at the hands of Port Washington on Monday. Manhasset was led by Brooke DiGia, who upended Sophie Radutzky of Roslyn 6-0, 1-6, 6-1 at third singles to clinch the victory. Both teams now sit at 4-1 on the year.
Like Roslyn, Great Neck South was looking to maintain its perfect record as it headed to North Shore for a road contest. Jenni York & Yorana Wu cruised in their second doubles match, winning 6-3, 6-3, to pace the Rebels to the 5-2 victory. Great Neck South now moves to 5-0 on the season and will host Herricks on Friday. North Shore drops to 3-2 on the season.
The South Side Cyclones won its second straight match of the season, as it took down the neighboring Lynbrook Owls 5-2. Nicki Huhulea carried South Side to the win with her impressive 6-1, 6-1 victory over Ariana Fixar in first singles. Up next for the Cyclones is a road match in Massapequa on Friday, while Lynbrook will host Carey.
In Conference III-A, Mepham routed Carle Place 6-1. Erin Gilroy led the charge with her 6-4, 6-0 victory in second singles to help the Pirates move to 2-2 ahead of its road test in Plainedge Friday. Carle Place falls to 0-4, and will host Baldwin next.
Freeport swept all seven matches in its 7-0 victory over Division Avenue High School on Wednesday. Ngozi Douglas set the tone for the Red Devils with her 6-3, 6-3 win over Anna Yoo at first singles. Freeport takes on Bethpage in its next contest, while Division will look to get into the win column when it visits Roosevelt on Friday.
Brian Coleman is the Senior Editor for Long Island Tennis Magazine. He may be reached at email@example.com.