The Plainview JFK Hawks snapped its three-match losing streak on Monday afternoon, getting past Great Neck North 4-3 in a tightly-contested Conference I matchup.
The match would come down to the third doubles match between Zach Gorfinkel & Nick Dechiaro of Plainview and Aaron Sheena & Aaron Geula of Great Neck North. In what Plainview head coach Nick Ventimiglia called a “slugfest,” Gorfinkel & Dechiaro outlasted Sheena & Geula 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 to clinch the Hawks victory.
Elsewhere in Conference I, the defending Nassau County champions Syosset improved to 4-0 on the season, defeating Roslyn 7-0. Syosset was led by Kabir Rajpal’s 6-3, 7-5 win over Zach Khazzam at second singles.
Port Washington improved to 3-1 on the season, defeating Great Neck South 5-2. The Vikings were led by top singles player George Kaslow, who beat Ben Newman to pace the Port Washington victory.
In Conference II-A, Herricks moved to 3-1 with a 5-2 triumph over Locust Valley. The Highlanders have now won three straight matches.
Massapequa snapped a three-match losing streak to win its first match of the year. The Chiefs edged Calhoun 4-3, led by Matthew Musalo’s 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 comeback win over Raphael David at first singles. Despite the team’s loss, Calhoun’s Dan Goetz won the most exciting match of the day, beating Matthew Waterhouse of Massapequa 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(9).
New Hyde Park got back to the .500 mark with a 4-3 victory over Oyster Bay in Conference III-A action. The deciding match came at first doubles, as New Hyde Park’s Rei Takahashi & Visha Sharma beat Eric Chau & Kalib Archdeacon 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(5) to seal the win.
Both Plainedge and Carle Place got back to its winning ways with victories in Conference III-B play on Monday. Plainedge’s doubles tandems led the way in its 5-2 victory over Bethpage, winning three of the four doubles flights to notch the victory.
Giancarlo Cavallero continued his outstanding start to the season for Carle Place, beating Josue Urbina of Valley Stream South in straight sets, his third straight-sets win of the year, to lead the way for the Frogs. Carle Place also got wins from Ali Eftekhary at second singles to pace the victory.
The match of the day in this one came on the third singles court. Valley Stream South's Monu Baijo outlasted Carle Place's Michael Boccuzzi in a three-hour contest, winning two thrilling tiebreakers for the 7-6, 5-7, 7-6 victory, winning 10-8 in the third-set tiebreaker.
Farmingdale improved to 2-1 with a 4-3 win over Wantagh in Conference III-B. The Dalers were led by David Ammendola who won 6-1, 6-1 at first singles. Farmingdale also got wins from its second, third and fourth doubles flights to secure the victory.
Mepham notched its first win of the season with a 4-3 triumph over Lynbrook on Monday. The clinching match came from the second doubles tandem of Stefan Rosner and Jesse Schiffman who beat Brian Gomberg and Brian Kessler 6-4, 4-6, 7-5.
Below are the rest of the scores from across Long Island on Monday:
►Cold Spring Harbor 5, Jericho 2
►Manhasset 5, South Side 2
►Friends Academy 6, Glen Cove 1
►Bellmore JFK 4, Hewlett 3
►Garden City 7, MacArthur 0
►Oceanside 6, Valley Stream Central 1
►East Meadow 7, West Hempstead 0
►Baldwin 5, Long Beach 2
►Half Hollow Hills East 6, Northport 1
►Commack 4, Huntington 3
►Half Hollow Hills West 6, Harborfields 1
►Smithtown West 7, Hauppauge 0
►Glenn 4, Smithtown East 3
►Brentwood 7, West Babylon 0
►Patchogue-Medford 4, Sachem 3
►Ward Melville 7, Bayport-Blue Point 0
►Mt. Sinai 5, Bellport 2
►Middle Country 5, Port Jefferson 2
►Longwood 4, Comsewogue 3
►Southold/Greenport 4, Center Moriches 3
►Southampton 6, Hampton Bays 1