| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

In a long and competitive match Monday afternoon, Cold Spring Harbor edged Oyster Bay 4-3 in a Conference II-A showdown behind the play of its four doubles tandems to improve to 5-1 on the season.

The first match on court was the second singles matchup between Oyster Bay’s Courtney Kowalsky & Maddy Richmond of Cold Spring Harbor. Kowalsky came out firing and was able to get an early break on Richmond and never looked back, going on to win 6-0, 6-0.

“I think my first serve worked really well today and that helped a lot,” said Kowalsky. “I wanted to dictate the play today so I tried to hit to her backhand a lot and it worked well.”

Kowalsky’s win gave Oyster Bay the early lead, and was followed by the rematch between Oyster Bay’s Celeste Matute and Cold Spring Harbor’s Merri-Kelly Hannity.

The last time these two played, Matute edged Hannity in a third-set tie-breaker in a long, high-quality match.

The quality was just as strong on Monday as the two top singles players for each team engaged in long rallies and excellent points. It was once again Matute who came out on top, this time in straight sets, as she beat Hannity 6-2, 7-5.

But even with Jessica Layne’s 6-1, 6-0 win over Sophia Travaglia at third singles giving Oyster Bay victories at all three singles spots, Cold Spring Harbor was able to win all four of the doubles matches to come away with the victory.

Cold Spring Harbor’s Jill Butta & Haily Abers knocked off Adriana Bifulco & Michelle Yu 6-3, 6-0 to get the Seahawks on the board. The rest of the doubles duos followed suit to give Cold Spring Harbor its fifth consecutive victory.

Cold Spring Harbor will host Great Neck North in a huge Conference II-A showdown, while Oyster Bay will travel to Glen Cove.

Great Neck North remained on top of the Conference II-A standings with a 4-3 win over North Shore on Monday.

Once again, it was the doubles tandems that led the way for the Blazers, winning all four doubles courts in straight sets. Sam Damaghi & Shoshanna Tokar picked up a huge 6-4, 6-3 win over Alex Weil & Sarah Hartman at fourth doubles to lead the way.

North Shore will host Wheatley next.

In Conference I, Roslyn won its second straight contest with a 4-3 win over Friends Academy.

With the overall match all square up at 3-3, the deciding match in this one came on the first doubles court. Roslyn’s Carly Berman & Izzy Glick won a long 6-0, 5-7, 7-6(11-9) match over Marina Hilbert & Elizabeth Quick to secure the win for Roslyn.

Berman & Glick fought off a match point in the third set and hung on in the tie-breaker.

Roslyn will go on the road to play Syosset next. Friends Academy hosts Great Neck South next.

Plainedge improved to 5-3 on the season by edging Farmingdale 4-3 in a Conference III-A matchup on Monday. The Red Devils got straight set wins from its first singles, second singles, first doubles and third doubles, anchored by Michelle Carnovale’s 6-1, 6-2 win over Gabrielle Henry at first singles, to secure the victory and win its third consecutive match.

Up next for Plainedge is a road match against Carle Place, while Farmingdale stays home to play Clarke.

Below are the rest of the scores from across Long Island on Monday:

Nassau County
Locust Valley 4, Jericho 3
​►Port Washington 6, Great Neck South 1
​►Manhasset 5, Syosset 2
​►Glen Cove 5, Garden City 2
​►Herricks 4, Wheatley 3
​►South Side 5, Calhoun 2
​►Hewlett 6, Bellmore JFK 1
​►Lynbrook 4, Plainview JFK 3
​►Long Beach 6, Carey 1
​►MacArthur 5, Hicksville 2

Suffolk County
​►Half Hollow Hills East 6, Islip 1
​►Half Hollow Hills West 7, Bay Shore 0
​►Commack 5, Middle Country 2
​►Smithtown West 7, Copiague 0
​►Harborfields 7, Brentwood 0
​►Smithtown East 5, Bayport-Blue Point 2
​►Mattituck 6, Huntington 1
​►Westhampton 4, Glenn 3
​►Northport 5, Whitman 2
​►Easthampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson 5, Sayville 2
​►Southampton 5, East Islip 2
​►Deer Park 4, Babylon 3
​►Mercy 4, Stony Brook 3
​►Patchogue-Medford 6, Hampton Bays 1
​►Floyd 5, Ward Melville 2
​►Center Moriches 4, Mt. Sinai 3
​►Port Jefferson 7, Ross 0


Scenes From the Nassau County Conference II-A Match: Cold Spring Harbor vs. Oyster Bay
Credit all photos to Brian Coleman