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As the last doubles pair from Nassau to qualify for the boys tennis state championships, Plainview JFK’s Josh Young and Yuval Solomon didn’t enter the tournament with much fanfare or high expectations.
But you wouldn’t know that when you heard the noise coming from the stands at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center every time the duo earned a point—and that’s been quite often through...Read more »
No matter how he played, Doug Notaris would come out of the first day of the Boys Tennis State Championships as a pioneer and a champion.
The Wantagh senior became the first tennis player from his school to ever compete at the state championships when he stepped onto the court for an out-bracket match at the USTA National Tennis Center.
Win or lose, he had accomplished plenty, but after...Read more »
The Long Island boys tennis championship match scheduled for Tuesday afternoon between Cold Spring Harbor and Half Hollow Hills East has been postponed because of rain, and may not be rescheduled as officials from both Section VIII and Section XI continue to work out differences regarding how each team will be allowed to construct its lineup for the championship match.
Nassau and Suffolk teams...Read more »
MacArthur boys tennis coach Phil Machmer left Friday’s Conference IV-A championship match soaked in cold water, and that’s just the way he wanted it. The top-seeded Generals ended a 20-year title drought by beating No. 2 Bethpage, 5-2, to earn their first conference championship since 1993. The match of the day came at fourth doubles, where Matt Bellacosa and Justin Rouzier defeated Sam Romano and...Read more »
Getting tired of CHSAA finals between St. Anthony’s and Chaminade? Too bad. The two rivals will go head-to-head in a championship match in a seventh varsity sport this season on Monday, when they square off in the CHSAA tennis final at Hofstra. St. Anthony’s, the No. 1 seed led by defending CHSAA singles champion John D'Alessandro, went undefeated in league play and knocked off No. 4 Kellenberg...Read more »
North Babylon clinched the League IV title for the second consecutvie season with its 5-2 win over Brentwood on Wednesday, earning back-to-back league championships in boys tennis for the first time in school history.
Zane Sidiqui, Lynus Fortaleza and Tyree Grimsley won the top three singles slots, respectively, as Fortaleza and Grimsley remained undefeated in league play for the second year...Read more »
That’s the Half Hollow Hills East boys tennis team’s record against Suffolk opponents over the last eight seasons.
Hills East eclipsed its own school-record of 61 consecutive victories over Suffolk foes set in 2009 with a 5-0 start to the 2013 season, extending its current winning streak to 64 matches and counting.
“It never gets old,” Hills East coach Tom Depelteau said....Read more »