| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
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Islip advanced to the Round of 16 of the Suffolk County playoffs on Monday, defeating 20th seeded Northport 4-3.

The 13th seeded Buccaneers were led by Sean Skahan at first singles, who fought through sickness to clinch the victory with a three-set win at first singles.

“I thought I played well. At first it was tough because I really wasn’t feeling well, but once I was able to get everything out of my system I started to play better and was able to pull out the win,” said Skahan. “I’m happy to help extend our season.”

Prior to Skahan’s victory, Islip’s Justin Kerr came back from a set down to win 2-6, 6-2, 6-2 at third singles to bring Islip even at 3-3.

Islip moves into a matchup with fourth-seed Half Hollow Hills West.

Harborfields, West Islip, East Islip, Sachem, Connetquot, Bayport-Blue Point and Southold were the other first-round winners on Monday as the Suffolk bracket is down to 16 teams.

Updated Suffolk County bracket: