Port Washington and Syosset squared off in a matchup between two of the top teams in Nassau County on Monday afternoon. In the end, it was the defending Long Island champion Port Washington who came out victorious, edging the Braves 4-3.
“I told the girls after the match that we really needed a close match like this, and to pull one out like this can only help us when it comes down to high pressure sports in the playoffs,” said Port Washington head coach Shane Helfner. “Syosset always plays us tough and we knew it would be a battle to the end.”
Thea Rabman defeated Caroline Lee 6-1, 6-0 at first singles for Port Washington, but Syosset would earn victories at both second and third singles, thanks to Alex Ho and Sarah Wong who both won their matches in straight sets.
But the doubles play would turn out to be crucial for Port Washington. Dylan Sivin and Kelsey Sy notched a 6-4, 6-4 win over Syosset’s Olivia Tiegerman and Alex Flicker at second doubles, while Casey Fanous and Samantha Radinsky won 6-3, 6-2 against Ruth Abraham and Sarah Schwartz at third doubles.
In the tightest match of the afternoon, the first doubles team of Brittany Polevikov and Charlotte Forman fought back from a set down to beat Alexa Brecher and Stephanie Wiener 2-6, 7-6(7), 6-4 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.
“I really feel that Brittany and Charlotte used their experience from past years on the team to keep their confidence in finding a way to win,” said Helfner. “They never got rattled and just kept trying to win the next point.”
Also remaining undefeated on the season was South Side, who won yet again with a 7-0 triumph over Calhoun. The second double steam of Kailey McCarthy and Julia Temple win 6-4, 7-5 to lead the Cyclonces.
In another tight Nassau showdown, Carle Place improved to 5-1 as it got past Oyster Bay 4-3. The Frogs clinched its win after Arianna Bella and Angie Portilla won 6-3, 6-3 at third doubles.
Doubles was the key in Roslyn’s 4-3 win over Great Neck North on Monday, as the Bulldogs swept all four doubles flights to secure the victory, including Skylar Schuman and Carly Freeman’s 6-3, 6-1 win over Maya Garfinkel and Emma Sassouni at fourth doubles.
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►Hewlett 5, Cold Spring Harbor 2
►Manhasset 5, Oceanside 2
►Herricks 4, North Shore 3
►Bellmore JFK 5, New Hyde Park 2
►Jericho 7, Glen Gove 0
►Great Neck South 6, Wheatley 1
►Locust Valley 4, Friends Academy 3
►Plainview JFK 7, East Meadow 0
►Lynbrook 6, Massapequa 1
►Clarke 6, Plainedge 1
►Garden City 7, Baldwin 0
►Valley Stream South 4, MacArthur 3
►Farmingdale 4, Mepham 3
►Hempstead 7, West Hempstead 0
►Malverne/East Rockaway 7, Uniondale 0
►Smithtown East 4, Smithtown West 3
►Hills East 7, Huntington 0
►Commack 4, Harborfields 3
►Hills West 5, Kings Park 2
►Whitman 7, Glenn 0
►Hauppauge 6, Northport 1
►Connetquot 5, East Islip 2
►West Islip 4, Bay Shore 3
►Brentwood 7, Central Islip 0
►Lindenhurst 6, Copiague 1
►Ward Melville 7, Bayport-Blue Point 0
►Longwood 4, Miller Place 3
►Port Jefferson 5, Comsewogue 2
►Middle Country 6, Rocky Point 1
►Patchogue-Medford 6, Mt. Sinai 1
►Eastport-South Manor 5, Southampton 2
►Westhampton 7, Shoreham-Wading River 0
►Riverhead 4, Center Moriches 3
►Mattituck 7, Hampton Bays 0
►Southold/Greenport 5, Ross 2