Port Washington moved one step closer to defending its county title as the Vikings defeated Roslyn 6-1 in the Nassau County Semifinals on Wednesday afternoon.
“I am beyond proud of our girls for making it to the county championship,” said Port Washington head coach Shane Helfner. “This season has provided so many challenges and obstacles, and the girls have stepped up in every way possible. These girls have shown improvement from match to match and as a coach that’s all I can ask for. These girls are so deserving.”
Dasha Perfiliev, Ellie Ross & Katie Kors won at first, second and third singles, respectively, to set the stone for the Vikings, while Chloe Fanous & Gaby Sorin notched a 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 victory at second doubles and Yasmeen Munoz & Joanne Salloum were 6-4, 6-2 winners at fourth doubles. The clinching match came on the first doubles court as Phoebe Levitsky & Samantha Radinsky sent Port Washington back to the county final with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 triumph.
Roslyn’s Dana Algunick & Maddy Gross came back to won 1-6, 6-4, 10-8 at third doubles to round out the scoring.
Port Washington now returns to the county championship where it will square off against Syosset on Monday, April 19 at Eisenhower Park at 3:00 p.m.
“The girls are excited to be back in the championship. We have a number of girls who were a part of the last championship and have already been passing advice to our newer girls on the team on what it’s like to play at this stage,” added Helfner. “The girls have had their eyes set on this all year and I know they will be as determined as ever to give it their all in this last match. Syosset is a great team and it should be an exciting championship.”
Scenes from Roslyn at Port Washington - Nassau County Semifinal