| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Credit all photos to Emma Fein

The Roslyn Bulldogs rebounded from a tough loss to undefeated Syosset over the weekend to defeat Port Washington 5-2 on Monday afternoon, improving the Bulldogs to 9-3 on the season.

Sangjin Song continued his excellent play at the top singles spot, beating Port Washington’s George Kaslow 6-2, 6-4, while Adrian Tsui and Jacob Buchbinder came back from a set down to defeat Eric Fishbin and Rob Konoff 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 at fourth doubles to lead the way for Roslyn.

“I am very pleased with how our guys played today,” said Roslyn head coach KerriAnn Jannotte-Hinkley. “Playing under pressure always brings out true character, and it shows me that I have the right guys playing doubles together.”

“We want to improve an each towards the finish line every day,” Jannotte-Hinkley added when asked about her outlook on the rest of the season. “If we do that, we’ll be in good shape heading into the playoffs.”

The Lynbrook Owls continued its excellent play on Monday afternoon, getting past the Baldwin Bruins 4-3 in a Conference III-B showdown to win its fourth straight match and improve to 8-3 on the season.

Lynbrook was led by its doubles play. Baldwin would take two of the three singles flights, but Azam Hussain got the Owls on the board with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Justin McMackin at second singles.

On the doubles courts, Brian Kessler and Brian Gomberg beat Brandon Archibald and Jordan Spencer 6-3, 6-1 at second doubles, and after Zack Leder and Sam Cohen beat Matt Bandel and Nick Barba at third doubles to bring Lynbrook within one win of the victory.

The clinching match came at fourth doubles, as Jaren Hausknecht and Josh Seltzer outlasted Tim Kerr and Jackson Conner 6-4, 6-7(3), 6-3 to seal Lynbrook’s fourth straight win.

In another tight contest, Carle Place got past New Hyde Park 4-3 to improve to 7-4 on the season. The Frogs were anchored by its top singles player, Giancarlo Cavallero, who outlasted Pete Siozios in a close three set encounter in a matchup between two of the county’s top singles players.

New Hyde Park would go on to take second singles, third singles and first doubles to open up a 3-1 advantage, forcing Carle Place to win the final three matches if it wanted to come out victorious.

After Carle Place brought the match back to 3-3, Chris Martinovic and Michael Boccuzzi battled New Hyde Park’s Bill Zios and Jason Gianarino at the deciding third doubles match, and it was the Carle Place pair who outlasted the New Hyde Park pair 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 to clinch the victory.

In Conference I, the Syosset Braves continued to roll, beating Great Neck North 7-0 to improve to 13-0 on the season. Freshman Neel Rajesh hung on to defeat Great Neck North’s Alan Delman 6-2, 1-6, 6-4 at first singles, and eighth-grader Kabir Rajpal clinched the match for Syosset with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Jared Hakimian.

Cold Spring Harbor stayed hot with its fourth straight win, getting past Plainview JFK 6-1. Yuval Solomon defeated Sean Mullins 6-1, 6-1 at first singles to notch the lone Plainview win. Matt Cashin and Griffin Schlesinger would nail down wins at second and third singles for Cold Spring Harbor, and Oscar Como and Tom Campbell edged Zach Garfinkel and Nick Dechiaro 5-7, 7-6, 10-7 to lead the Seahawks.

Jericho edged Great Neck South 4-3 in Conference I. Mitchell Leighton and Jake Bernstein led the way with a 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 win to pace the Jayhawks victory.

Oceanside won its fourth straight contest on Monday with a 6-1 win over Massapequa, but the match was much closer than the score would indicate. Oceanside won the final three matches, all in three sets, including a fourth doubles win from Noah Davis and Andrew Carlins.

In singles, Mitch Plesser and Kyle Cohen each came back from a set down in their respective matches, both winning third set tiebreakers to notch wins and lead Oceanside. 


Scenes from Roslyn's 5-2 win over Port Washington