The defending Suffolk County and Long Island champions have not missed a beat so far in the 2019 season, as the Westhampton Beach Hurricanes have raced out of the gates in its title defense.
The Hurricanes are off to a 6-0 start, with three of those victories coming inside League VII.
In a non-league contest last week, Westhampton Beach defeated one of the top programs in the county in Half Hollow Hills East in a non-league matchup, defeating the Thunderbirds 6-1 which included Rose Peruso’s 6-2, 7-5 victory at third singles.
Peruso was one of the key contributors to the team a season ago, as she competed in doubles alongside recent graduate Juliet Tomaro, and the two were the clinching victories in both the county and Long Island championships.
With the loss of many players to graduation, head coach John Czartosieski knew Peruso would need to step into the singles lineup and the senior has done just that so far.
Anchoring the team is defending Suffolk County singles champion Rose Hayes as the sophomore plays the top singles spot for the Hurricanes. Also returning this year is Katelyn Stabile, another sophomore, who will has played second singles through the team’s first few matches this year after playing fourth singles a year ago.
With experienced players such as Helena Jones, Rieve Delisle and Jen Curran in the doubles lineup, as well returning players Mia Seitles and Madison Lewis entering the lineup, Westhampton Beach once again possesses a deep lineup that has shown it is eager to defend its championships from 2018.
The Hurricanes return to the court on Wednesday, when it hosts Southampton.