| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Adelphi senior Rebecca Fakas was named the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Vern Cox Women’s Tennis Player of the Year , as the conference released its award winners and all-conference teams on Wednesday. Fakas won 11 of her 12 matches in the first singles spot during NE10 play, leading the Panthers to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Seven-time Grand Slam champion, Tennis Hall of Famer and New York’s own John McEnroe has been named as the honorary ambassador of the inaugural New York Open ATP World Tour event to be held at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, from February 11-18. McEnroe, a Douglaston, New...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
With the Suffolk County Championship tied at 3-3, Ward Melville senior Keren Collins needed to complete her comeback at third singles to bring the county title home for the Patriots. “She’s a senior and she knows this is it,” said Ward Melville head coach Erik Sussin. “I knew she would have that...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Port Washington had been the best team in Nassau County this fall, but still needed one more win to validate that. That win came on Friday afternoon at Eisenhower Park as the Vikings won its 16 th straight match overall and captured the Nassau County championship, beating Roslyn 6-1 for its first...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Westhampton Beach advanced to the Suffolk County quarterfinals on Thursday, downing Mercy 5-2 to book a matchup against second-seed Hills East on Friday. Marin VanderSchaaf notched a key win at third singles, beating Jamie Diensieski 6-1, 1-6, 7-5 to help lead the way for the Hurricanes. The first...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Port Washington defeated Syosset 5-2 in a Nassau County semifinal matchup on Wednesday afternoon, extending its winning streak to 15 matches and advancing to its first county final since 2013. The Vikings were once again led by its 1-2 punch at the top of its lineup: Thea Rabman at first singles...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Eastport-South Manor senior Jackie Bukzin defended her Suffolk County singles championship on Tuesday, beating top-seeded eighth-grader Rose Hayes of Mercy 6-2, 6-3 on a sunny but chilly day afternoon at Shoreham-Wading River High School. “It was really just will power today,” said Bukzin. “It’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Roslyn Bulldogs advanced to the Nassau County Championship on Tuesday, downing Great Neck North 4-2 in a tightly-contested semifinal between the second and third seeds. The third-seeded Roslyn, who had lost to Great Neck North in the two previous meetings this season, got the better of the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hewlett freshman Rachel Arbitman won the Nassau County Singles title, downing New Hyde Park’s Steffi Antao 6-0, 6-2 in Sunday’s final. Entering the tournament as the fourth-seed, the ninth-grader won her all matches in straight sets, including a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Great Neck North’s Amy Delman...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The top three seeds in the Nassau County playoffs advanced to the semifinals on Monday afternoon, while the fourth semifinalist is still yet to be determined as Syosset and Cold Spring Harbor will resume their quarterfinal match on Tuesday. Top-seed Port Washington opened up its playoff campaign...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
In just the latest chapter of the Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal rivalry, the Swiss Maestro once again came out on top, downing Nadal 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Rolex Masters title on Sunday. The title is the sixth of the season for Federer and the 94 th of his career, evening him with Ivan Lendl for...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
USTA Eastern hosted a Rally for Relief event at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday to raise money for natural disaster relief. All proceeds from the event were donated to the Hispanic Federation UNIDOS Disaster Relief Fund to support Puerto Rico and Mexico following the...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Nassau County playoffs began on Thursday afternoon with the first round of action being played, and Roslyn and Syosset were two of the teams that pushed into the quarterfinals with victories. Third-seeded Roslyn defeated the Conference III-B champions Calhoun 7-0, sweeping all seven courts to...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Commack’s Emily Tannenbaum captured the Suffolk County Division I Individual title on Tuesday afternoon, downing Taylor Goetz of Harborfields’ 6-1, 6-4 in the singles final at Half Hollow Hills West High School. Finishing in third place was Alexis Huber of Half Hollow Hills East, as she defeated...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Nassau County regular season came to a close on Tuesday afternoon, and it was once again Port Washington and Great Neck North who continued its winning ways, coming out on top in their respective season finales to clinch the top two seeds in the county playoffs. Port Washington won its 13 th...Read more