The Roslyn Bulldogs advanced to the Nassau County final on Thursday afternoon, edging Cold Spring Harbor 4-3 in a tightly-contested semifinal.
Roslyn was led by its doubles play on Thursday afternoon, winning three of the four flights. Chase Greenberg and Eric Irom knocked off Nick Sica and Greg Kaplan 6-4, 6-4 at first doubles, Evan Kirsh and Andrew Lieblich beat Oscar Como and Tom Campbell 6-3, 6-2 at third doubles and Jacob Buchbinder and Adrian Tsui defeated Alex Aronow and Max Harouche 6-1, 6-4 at fourth doubles.
"Composure is key, especially in a high pressure situation like a semifinal match against Cold Spring Harbor," Roslyn head coach KerriAnn Jannotte-Hinkley of her team's success at doubles. "I believe my team found success by keeping the pressure on their opponents, working together and staying focused on what needed to be done."
Justin Lempert clinched the victory for Roslyn, coming back from a set down to beat Griffin Schlesinger 0-6, 6-3, 6-0 at third singles.
"My team really wanted to do well for each other because they respect each other and work as a family," added Jannotte-Hinkley. "During the pre-match huddle, the captains told the rest of the team that if everyone did his part, we would come out with the win and they were right. The chemistry that they have as a team pushed everyone to work hard for the win.
I'm incredibly proud of what they have accomplished, especially since we lost 10 seniors last year."
In a quarterfinal matchup, Plainview JFK defeated Great Neck North 4-3 to reach the semifinals on Thursday.
The third doubles duo of Zach Gorfinkel and Nick Dechiaro beat Josh Rothbaum 6-4, 6-4 to clinch the victory for Plainview.
The Hawks move into the semifinals and will take on top-seed and undefeated Syosset on Friday. The winner of that match will take on Roslyn in the county final.