Making the adjustment from singles to doubles is never an easy one, but the Roslyn duo of Mikey Weitz and Adrian Tsui made it look that way this past weekend at the Nassau County doubles championships.
The sophomore-senior pair captured the county’s doubles title with a 6-3, 6-2 triumph over Hewlett’s Logan Fliegel and Stephan Gershfeld.
“We had to work on working together,” said Tsui. “Things like when the ball goes down the middle, who goes for it. Situations like that. Because in singles you go for every ball. We had to make sure we knew that, and we just had to play more together.”
The tournament gave them the opportunity to play more matches together, and the pairing continued to get better with each match.
“It was a great experience, working with Adrian this whole tournament,” said Weitz. “We worked hard all season, and now we get the result we wanted.”
The two were eager to play well after Roslyn, the top-seed, fell in the semifinals of the team playoffs the day before.
“It was good redemption for Roslyn and for ourselves,” Weitz added. “We both lost our singles matches yesterday, so it was a good way to bounce back.”
Weitz and Tsui, and Fliefel and Gershfeld will be heading to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) championships. Joining them will be Syosset’s Brian Gao and Peter Bukary, who won the third-place match 6-2, 6-3 over Manhasset’s Aidan O’Connor and Steven Salerno.
Brian Coleman is the Senior Editor for Long Island Tennis Magazine. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.