The Syosset Braves opened up its playoff campaign on Tuesday afternoon, defeating previously unbeaten Friends Academy 7-0 to advance to the Nassau County semifinals.
The clinching match came on the second doubles court, as junior Adam Canarick and junior Yash Samantaray defeated Jack Zerillo and Rob Parker 6-2, 6-4 to seal the Syosset win.
The Braves now move into a semifinal clash with either Great Neck North or Plainview JFK. The Blazers of Great Neck North defeated Wheatley 6-1 in a first-round matchup on Tuesday. Jared Hakimian led the way for Great Neck North, defeating Wheatley’s Brandon Zhu 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 at second singles.
Great Neck North and Plainview JFK will square off in the quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon at Plainview.
The other semifinal will see Cold Spring Harbor take on Roslyn.
The Seahawks moved past Jericho 6-1 on Tuesday. The singles play led the way for Cold Spring Harbor as Sean Mullins defeated Brady Berman 6-1, 6-0 at first singles, Matt Cashin beat Michael Wexler 6-1, 6-0 at second singles and Griffin Schlesinger defeated Tyler Bloch 6-1, 6-1 in the third singles flight.
In its quarterfinal on Tuesday, Roslyn won its fifth straight match with a 4-3 victory over Port Washington. Jacob Buchbinder and Adrian Tsui picked up a huge win at fourth doubles, beating Eric Fishbin and Rob Konoff to help lead the Roslyn win.