The Braves Beat Jericho 7-0 on Wednesday to Push Winning Streak to 42 Straight
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

Photo Credit: Sarah Schwartz

The Syosset Braves defeated Jericho 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon, sweeping all seven courts to push its winning streak to 42 straight.

It was the Syosset singles players that led the way on this day. Neel Rajesh won 6-0, 6-0 over Mike Wexler at first singles and Kabir Rajpal followed it up with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Varun Reddy at second singles.

Co-Captain Eli Grossman chipped in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Oliver Lui at third singles as Syosset controlled the overall match throughout the afternoon.

“It’s a mix of older and younger kids this season so leadership is key,” Grossman said of the team’s success this season. “I like to make sure our team is always fired up and cheering for each other.”

Syosset is now 8-0 this season as it continues its push for a third straight county title.

“There’s always room for improvement but I’m happy with how everyone played and that our guys were able to pull out a victory,” said Syosset head coach Shai Fisher. “I just want to see them continue to improve each match.”

Playing up a conference, Hewlett remained undefeated with a 6-1 win over Plainview JFK. With the win Hewlett moves to 7-0 on the year.

Wantagh remained unbeaten with a 7-0 triumph over Valley Stream North in Conference IV. Raul Fernandez beat Jake Burgee 6-3, 6-2 at second singles to help lead the way and Jacob Don and John King outlasted Po Chen and Joe Leo 6-2, 4-6, 10-2 to help the Warriors improve to 9-0 this season.

South Side defeated Lynbrook for the second time this season, sweeping all seven courts for a 7-0 victory on Wednesday. Jimmy Ryan, who lost his match against Lynbrook earlier in the season, responded this time around with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 win in the top singles spot, and South Side got big doubles wins from Trantel and Cardi at fourth doubles as well as Cornell and Dervovic, who remained undefeated this year with a 6-4, 6-1 win at third doubles.

Oceanside climbed back to .500 with a 5-2 triumph over Valley Stream Central, improving to 4-4 on the season. The Sailors would lost the first and second singles matches, but Jason Denrich won a huge match at third singles and the doubles tandems did their part to lead Oceanside to the win.

Oyster Bay edged Carle Place 4-3 to win its fourth straight contest. Eighth-grader Preston Rosh paired with Eddie Kemp to beat Brian Huang and Gavin Mangiezuello 6-3, 6-1 at first doubles to lead Oyster Bay in the tightly-contested contest.

Nassau County

►Manhasset 4, Garden City 3
Wheatley 7, Hicksville 0
Herricks 4, North Shore 3
Bellmore JFK 5, Massapequa 2
Clarke 4, New Hyde Park 3
Valley Stream South 6, Freeport 1
Farmingdale 7, Mepham 0
Calhoun 7, Division 0
MacArthur 6, Baldwin 1
Long Beach 6, Malverne/East Rockaway 1

Suffolk County

►Commack 6, Smithtown West 1
Hills West 6, Huntington 1
Bay Shore 7, East Islip 0
Sayville 4, Islip 3
Deer Park 4, West Babylon 3
Brentwood 5, Central Islip 2
North Babylon 4, Babylon 3
Sachem 4, Longwood 3
Ward Melville 7, Miller Place 0
Stony Brook 4, Bayport-Blue Point 3
Comsewogue 5, Patchogue-Medford 2
Westhampton 7, Shoreham-Wading River 0
Eastport-South Manor 7, Hampton Bays 0
East Hampton 6, Rocky Point 1
Mattituck 6, Center Moriches 1