Oceanside Clinches Playoff Spot With Win Over Hewlett
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

The Syosset Braves completed its second straight undefeated regular season on Monday afternoon, defeating Cold Spring Harbor 5-2 to improve to 15-0 on the season.

In a rematch of last year’s county championship and a matchup between the two top seeds in this week’s county tournament, Syosset was led by its first doubles team of senior Spencer Lowitt and sophomore Preet Rajpal. Fresh off qualifying for the state tournament with their third place finish at the county individual tournament on Sunday, Lowitt and Rajpal came back from a set down to beat Cold Spring Harbor’s Greg Kaplan and Nick Sica 4-6, 6-3, 7-5.

Syosset awaits the winner of Friends Academy and Great Neck South for its quarterfinal matchup. Cold Spring Harbor will play the winner of Oceanside and Jericho.

The Oceanside Sailors and Hewlett Bulldogs squared off on Monday with a playoff spot on the line. Both teams came in with a record of 10-3, with the winner advancing to the county playoffs.

Much like it had all spring season, the wind was certainly a factor at the Oceanside courts in this one. But the doubles play came up huge for the Sailors. Jason Denrich and Tom Wollweber won 6-4, 6-1 at first doubles, Jason Zagorski and Matt DeGroot won 6-3, 6-3 at second doubles, Zach Camilier and Evan Davis won 7-5, 6-2 and Ryan Kane and Andrew Hawk completed the doubles sweep with a 6-4, 6-1 at fourth doubles.

The other Oceanside victory came from Kyle Cohen at second singles who hustled his way to a 7-6(5), 7-5 victory.

With the win, Oceanside moves into a playoff matchup against Jericho.

Great Neck North won its regular season finale, beating cross-town rival Great Neck South 6-1. Elliot Hakimian and Aaron Geula came back from a set down to beat David West and Max Manicure 2-6, 7-5, 7-6(9) to lead the way.

The Blazers will take on the winner of Manhasset/Wheatley in the playoffs.

Massapequa concludes its season on a positive note, beating MacArthur 7-0 to win its second straight match on Monday. The second doubles team of Tanner Sticht and Brian Steidel and fourth doubles tandem of Andrew Smith and Arthur Stanwise won in straight sets to lead the way.