The Roslyn Bulldogs improved to 8-1 on the season as it used its doubles play to beat Cold Spring Harbor 4-3 in a key Conference I mid-season showdown.
Roslyn was led by the play of its four doubles tandems, who each won their respective matches in straight sets.
Jordan Bernstein and Jacob Zucker notched a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jack Dinoto and Ben Nordemann at third doubles to help anchor the Roslyn victory.
“Our serves were key for us today, and we tried to play them wide,” said Zucker. “We got into a little slump in the first set, but in the second set we locked in and finished.”
Cold Spring Harbor won all three singles flights, including Shane Cashin’s comeback win at third singles as he won 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-8 over Roslyn’s Dion Park.
With the win, Roslyn has now won five consecutive matches since an early-season defeat to Syosset.
“It’s important to get off to a good start to the season because it builds their confidence and helps them avoid being nervous or tight in the bigger matches,” said Roslyn head coach Kerriann Jannotte-Hinkley. “Our goal is to be a little bit better than the day before, and the high quality competition in the conference helps us do that.”
Syosset won for the 61st straight time to move to 9-0 and stay above Roslyn in the Conference I standings. The Braves defeated Manhasset 7-0 as Jake Haas and Ashkan Moghaddassi notched a 6-1, 6-1 victory at third doubles.
Scenes from Cold Spring Harbor at Roslyn