The Wheatley Wildcats won its eighth consecutive match to begin the 2019 season, defeating Garden City 7-0 on Wednesday afternoon.
The first match to come off was third doubles as Marcella Kanes and Arielle Rokhsar won 6-0, 6-2.
“During warm-ups, I look to find my opponent’s weak spots, and use that knowledge to our advantage during the match,” said Rokhsar. “Marcella and I quickly noticed our opponent’s lack of coverage of the side alleys, so we tried to hit the ball there as much as we could and that tactic helped us win.”
A key win came from the first doubles team of Ryan Bogan and Anika Mittle, who came back from a set down to beat Bailey O’Neill and Gwen Poole 4-6, 6-3, 10-4.
“My coach always says, ‘practice with a purpose, notice your weaknesses and build on them’,” said Bogan. “Today I pushed myself to be more active at the net, and in the end that was the key to our success.”
Wheatley will look to keep its undefeated season going when it visits Friends Academy on Friday.
In Suffolk County, Westhampton improved to 10-0 with a 6-1 win over East Hampton, while Valerie Slackman’s clutch win at third singles led Commack past Harborfields 4-3. The Cougars are now 8-1 on the year.
Below are other scores from Wednesday as reported to Long Island Tennis Magazine.
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Lynbrook 4, Calhoun 3
Despite losing all three singles flights, Lynbrook won all four doubles matches including a 6-2, 6-3 win by Grace Bodian and Maggie Bodian at second doubles.
Port Washington 6, Cold Spring Harbor 1
Andrea Martinez de los Rios defeated Nicolette Loeffler 6-3, 6-2 at second singles to lead Port Washington, who remains unbeaten on the season.
North Shore 4, Great Neck South 3
Erica Jud came back from a set down to beat Alexandra Millman 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 at third singles as North Shore snapped a two-match losing streak.
Syosset 6, Manhasset 0
At first doubles, Stephanie Wiener and Alexa Brecher won 6-4, 6-3 over Alexandra Yiachos and Ida Poulos to clinch Syosset’s win.
Glen Cove 6, Baldwin 1
Sophia Garcia and Aisling Greene won 7-5, 6-1 at fourth doubles to lead Glen Cove.
Mepham 5, East Meadow 2
Mepham kept its undefeated season going as it improved to 7-0 thanks to singles wins by Alexandra Raikos, Julia Chicchillo and Khanak Khanijow.
South Side 4, Bellmore JFK 3
After South Side raced out to a 3-0 lead, Bellmore rallied to even things at three-all and force the match to be decided at second singles. South Side sophomore Meghan Sherlock clinched the Cyclones’ win with a thrilling 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-5 comeback win over Stamatia Papaziz.
Herricks 7, Locust Valley 0
Herricks has now won four consecutive matches and sits at 7-1 on the season.
Clarke 4, Oyster Bay 3
In a tight match, Clarke got wins from its second, third and fourth doubles teams, as well as a first singles victory from Shivani Shastri to notch the win.
Oceanside 5, Massapequa 2
Margarita Bogdanova-Shapina won 6-2, 6-2 at third singles as Oceanside stayed perfect on the year.
Roslyn 7, Jericho 0
Sarah Faber held on to beat Sarah Josinsky 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 to lead Roslyn past Jericho.
Plainedge 6, Carey/Sewanhaka 1
The first doubles duo of Daniella Azzaretto and Amanda Battista helped anchor Plainedge’s win with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 comeback victory.
West Hempstead 5, Levittown/Division 2
The key victory came at fourth doubles as Eilyn Madonado and Elaina Williams beat Mariah Diaz and Liliana Benhammou 7-5, 6-3.
Lawrence 5, Hempstead 2
Sivian Feder and Keyly Interiano notched a 7-5, 6-3 at third doubles to lead Lawrence.