Isha Gupta and Julianna Beall defeated Michelle Giutsin and Rachel Ross, 20-22, 21-16, 22-20, in the deciding first doubles match as No. 2 Port Washington beat No. 1 Calhoun, 4-3, in the Nassau girls badminton team championship Monday at Bellmore JFK. It is the second county title for Port Washington (14-1), which snapped Calhoun's streak of three straight county championships. County singles champion Liz Kallenberg won at first singles, Olga Kosheva won at second singles and Rachel Hanford and Lauren Livingston won at second doubles. Calhoun is 13-2.
Half Hollow Hills 8, Whitman 1: Hannah Finger beat Carrie Simone, 11-3, 11-2, at first singles to lead No. 1 Half Hollow Hills (15-0) over No. 2 Whitman (11-4) in the Suffolk team championship. It is Hills' third straight undefeated season and county title. The Thundercolts have won 45 straight matches.BOys badminton
Smithtown West 5, Miller Place 4: Justin Lin defeated Jessie Dietrichson, 6-15, 15-9, 15-13, at first singles to lead Smithtown West (14-1) over host Miller Place (13-2) in the Suffolk team championship.
It is the second straight county title for Smithtown West. Mike Bennet won at second singles, Brennan Schneider won at third singles, Kevin Brant and Alex Bresalier won at first doubles and Tom Cozzi and John Meyer won at fourth doubles.
West Islip 17, West Babylon 11: Erin Byrnes scored a school-record nine goals and added an assist as No. 6 West Islip (12-6) beat No. 3 West Babylon in a Suffolk Class A girls lacrosse quarterfinal. The Lions advance to the semifinals and travel to No. 2 Bay Shore at 4 p.m. Wednesday. West Babylon finishes 13-4.
Ward Melville 17, Middle Country 9: Emily Rogers-Healion had six goals and two assists and Ally Tilley had five goals and an assist to lead No. 1 Ward Melville over No. 8 Middle Country in the quarterfinals. Ward Melville (16-1) hosts No. 5 East Islip in the semifinals at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Middle Country finishes 10-8.
Bay Shore 17, Sachem East 7: Kyra Harney had four goals and five assists as No. 2 Bay Shore (16-1) defeated No. 7 Sachem East in a quarterfinal. Sachem East ends 12-6.