Syosset won for the 44th straight time on Monday afternoon, defeating Plainview 7-0 to improve to 10-0 on the season.
The biggest win of the afternoon came from sophomore Neel Rajesh, who defeated last year’s New York State champion Yuval Solomon 6-3, 7-6(6) in the first singles spot.
“I felt like I played a high percentage game against a very strong player. I served well and stuck to the game plan I had heading into the match,” Rajesh said afterwards. “It was a great overall win for the team. This match really helped us build on the momentum we have as we are getting closer to the playoffs.”
Maintaining its spot in third place in Nassau County’s top conference was Port Washington, who nailed down a 4-3 win over Cold Spring Harbor in a very competitive matchup. Zachary Gruber and Ryan Seigel came up huge for the Vikings, coming back from a set down to beat Alex Aranow and Sam Genser 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and push Port Washington to 7-3 on the year.
Roslyn still sits in second place after it beat Friends Academy 7-0 on Monday. Roslyn was led by its singles play, as Daniel Weitz, Sangjin Song and Adrian Tsui picked up wins at first, second and third singles, respectively.
Also in Conference I, Jericho edged Great Neck North 4-3. Oliver Liu clinched the victory with a 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 over Levi Weisser in the third singles spot. Matt Masheb and Spencer Levy chipped in a 6-3, 6-1 win over Damien Chafe and Luke Hakimian at first doubles.
South Side edged Oceanside 4-3 in a great Conference II-B showdown. The Cyclones built a 3-1 lead after the first four courts were finished, but Oceanside responded with wins at first doubles and second singles to tie things at 3-3. The match would come down to the first singles court, and senior James Ryan kept South Side’s playoff hopes alive with a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 win to push South Side to 7-3 on the season.
It sets up a huge showdown with Massapequa on Wednesday. The Chiefs improved to 8-2 with a 4-3 win over Valley Stream Central on Monday. Tom Ammendola picked up a 6-3, 7-5 at third singles while Robert Cecala and Michael Grisanti won at fourth doubles to lead the way for Massapequa.
Wantagh remained one of the five undefeated teams left in Nassau County with a 7-0 win over Freeport. Raul Fernandez led the way with a 6-1, 6-1 win, while Matt Pullman and Kieran Baisley notched a 6-3, 6-4 win over Miguel Merino and Edwin Guzman.
Below are the rest of the scores from across Nassau County on Monday afternoon. To have your team featured in our daily recaps, please use our submission form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us at @LITennisMag
►Oyster Bay 4, Glen Cove 3
►Herricks 7, Hicksville 0
►Wheatley 5, Garden City 2
►North Shore 6, East Meadow 1
►Manhasset 4, Great Neck South 3
►Hewlett 6, Lynbrook 1
►Bellmore JFK 7, Plainedge 0
►Clarke 6, Carle Place 1
►Locust Valley 6, Sewanhaka 1
►Calhoun 5, MacArthur 2
►Long Beach 7, Mepham 0
►Farmingdale 7, Baldwin 0
►Malverne 6, Division 1
►Uniondale 4, West Hempstead 3
►Valley Stream South 7, Hempstead 0