| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff
Allison Shifflett clinched Lynbrook's 4-3 win on Wednesday with a three-set win at third singles.

 

The fate of Conference II-B was in the balance as Lynbrook traveled to Hempstead Lake State Park to take on South Side on Wednesday afternoon. With Lynbrook at 9-1, and South Side at 8-1 on the season, Wednesday’s showdown would be key in determining the conference’s winner at the end of the year.

Lynbrook’s only loss this season came against South Side earlier this year, a hard-fought 3-4 matchup. But the Owls would exact revenge with a 4-3 win of its own on Wednesday for its seventh consecutive victory.

“South Side has always been our biggest competitor,” said Lynbrook head coach Shari Bowes. “They are well-trained, well-coached and focused. It came down to third singles, the deciding match, and Allison [Shifflett] stayed in the zone, felt the pressure and pulled ahead for the win.”

Shifflett shook off a loss in a second-set tiebreaker to defeat South Side’s Meghan Sherlock 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 and clinch the Lynbrook victory.

It was the lone victory for Lynbrook in singles, but the Owls took first, third and fourth doubles to secure the victory.

Lauren Zola came back to win her match at first singles but it wasn't enough as South Side fell to Lynbrook on Wednesday. 

 

In Conference I, Nicolette Loeffler won 7-5, 6-0 over Alina Lyakhov at first singles to lead Cold Spring Harbor to a 4-3 win over Great Neck North.

Hewlett’s Nyla Gershfeld hung on to beat Seanne Casey 6-3, 4-6, 6-0 at third singles as Hewlett downed Manhasset 5-2. Syosset swept all three singles matches in a 6-1 win over Oceanside.

Port Washington defeated Roslyn 6-1 to win its 28th consecutive match.