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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Hills East improved to 8-1 on the season after beating Commack on Friday afternoon.


The Half Hollow Hills East Thunderbirds improved to 8-1 on the season on Friday afternoon, defeating Commack 5-2 in a key Suffolk League I matchup.

The win gives Hills East sole possession of first place in the Suffolk’s top conference with a conference record of 6-1.

Since a defeat to defending county and Long Island champions Westhampton Beach earlier this month, Hills East has rattled off six straight wins and once again looks a serious contender for the county title later this season.

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In Nassau, Syosset got back into the win column as Eesha Kaushik and Lauren So came back to win 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 at fourth doubles to clinch the win for the Braves.

Rachel Lin and Sarah Schwartz paired up for the first time at third doubles, and the duo notched a key 6-0, 7-5 win.


“Rachel and I were very happy to get our first win together as partners. Although we’ve never played together before, we were able to win due to our communication and teamwork,” said Schwartz. “We supported and encouraged each other throughout the whole match, and that’s what helped us win.”

Below are other scores from Wednesday as reported to Long Island Tennis Magazine. Have a score or photos to share from a high school match? Send us an e-mail to info@usptennis.com:

►Hewlett 4, Roslyn 3

Nyla Gershfeld came back to beat Sarah Faber 6-7, 6-2, 6-2 at second singles to seal Hewlett’s victory over Roslyn.

►Port Washington 7, Jericho 0

Port Washington remained undefeated on the season with a seven-match sweep on Friday.

►Great Neck North 6, Manhasset 1

Alina Lyakhov was able to hold off Ida Poulos 6-2, 7-6(4) at second singles as Great Neck North notched the win.

►​Lynbrook 7, Long Beach 0

Lynbrook’s Grace and Maggie Bodian won 6-4, 6-4 at second doubles to lead the Owls’ victory.

►Great Neck South 5, Plainview JFK 2

Belinda Chen won 7-5, 6-4 at second singles and the Rebels won all four doubles flights as Great Neck South beat Plainview.

►​Massapequa 5, Calhoun 2

At third doubles, Daria Durandina and Katherine Weglarz came back from a set down to beat Julie Moehringer and Ashley Yegidis to lead Massapequa past Calhoun.

►South Side 7, New Hyde Park 0

Jess Agajanov made her varsity debut for South Side and hung on to win 6-4, 2-6, 12-10 at third singles to help lead the Cyclones to the victory.

►​Hicksville 7, Carey/Sewanhaka 0

Fatima Aguilar and Maya Persaud won 6-4, 6-1 at first doubles to lead Hicksville to its third straight victory.

►Clarke 6, Glen Cove 1

Shivani Shastri rallied back to beat Axelle LaBaw 3-6, 7-5, 6-3 at first singles and lead Clarke to the win.  

►Wheatley 5, North Shore 2

Despite tough three-set defeats at second and third doubles, Wheatley swept all three singles matches and got wins at first and fourth doubles to remain perfect thus far this season.

►Oceanside 5, Bellmore JFK 2

Oceanside swept all four doubles flights including a 6-4, 7-6(4) win by Kara Smith and Emma Nastro at fourth doubles to lead the Sailors.

►Oyster Bay 7, Plainedge 0

Despite dropping the first set, Natalie Varolian and Athena Stamatiou won 1-6, 7-5, 7-6(3) at fourth doubles to help Oyster Bay get the win.

►Carle Place 5, Baldwin 2

At first singles, Katerina Barilla beat Nicolette Carrion 6-0, 6-3 to lead Carle Place to its second straight victory.

►Lawrence 6, West Hempstead 1

Mia Feder beat Leah Rubin 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 at second singles to lead Lawrence to the win.

►Locust Valley 4, Garden City 3

Aleandra McMahon outlasted Sophia Wang 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 at third singles to help lead Locust Valley to the win.