| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The second-round of the Suffolk County playoffs were played on Wednesday afternoon, and top seeds Half Hollow Hills East and Commack each cruised in their playoff openers to advance to the quarterfinals. The Thunderbirds of Hills East stayed perfect on the year, moving past Connetquot 7-0. Next up...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
The Half Hollow Hills East Thunderbirds will begin their Suffolk County playoff campaign this afternoon when it hosts Connetquot in the Round of 16. It has been another banner season for the Hills East boys tennis team following a tough loss to cross-town rival Half Hollow Hills West in last year’s...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Smithtown West Bulls went on the road in a Suffolk County first-round playoff matchup on Tuesday afternoon, and came away with a 5-2 win over the West Islip to advance. The Bulls were led by its top singles player Nick Gajda, who came back from a set down to beat Marty Racanelli 5-7, 6-2, 6-3...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Nassau County team playoffs got underway on a gloomy Tuesday afternoon as teams battled for spots in the quarterfinals. The sixth-seeded Jayhawks of Jericho defeated Oceanside 5-0 to book its spot in the final eight. Mitchell Leighton and Jake Bernstein led the way for Jericho, defeating Jason...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Syosset Braves completed its second straight undefeated regular season on Monday afternoon, defeating Cold Spring Harbor 5-2 to improve to 15-0 on the season. In a rematch of last year’s county championship and a matchup between the two top seeds in this week’s county tournament, Syosset was...Read more
  | By Brian Coleman
Plainview JFK’s Yuval Solomon is as even-keeled as they come out on the tennis court, so when he fell behind 0-2 in the Nassau County singles final to Valley Stream Central senior Athell Bennett on Sunday afternoon at Oceanside High School, there was no panic. “I was a little disappointed, but I...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Plainview JFK Hawks won its third straight contest on Thursday afternoon, edging Jericho 4-3 in Conference I action. The deciding match came at second doubles, as Plainview’s Evan Lander and David Weissman defeated Jericho’s Aaron Chumsky and Jake Bernstein 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the victory...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Oyster Bay Baymen snapped the six-match winning streak of Hicksville on Wednesday afternoon, downing the Comets 4-3 in a Conference III-A showdown. Oyster Bay was led by Jed Kaiser at third singles, as he defeated Hicksville’s John Soderlund 6-3, 7-5 to anchor the victory, the second straight...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Two familiar foes met in the Suffolk County Division II individual championship on Tuesday afternoon at East Islip Middle School as twin brothers Marty and Richie Racanelli of West Islip met in the final. The sophomores, who began playing tennis together at the age of three, made it through the 32-...Read more
  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
The Lynbrook Owls continued to roll in Nassau’s Conference III-B, beating Mepham 5-2 on Tuesday afternoon for its fifth consecutive victory and sixth win in seven matches overall. The Owls were led by its singles play on Tuesday. Ben Tetelman outlasted Pavel Gromov 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(6) at first singles...Read more