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Port Washington wins tennis county championship

Port Washington's Lauren Livingston during her match against

Port Washington's Lauren Livingston during her match against Manhasset's Amanda Foo at the Nassau girls tennis team final between Port Washington and Manhasset. (Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy)

The Port Washington girls tennis team won the Nassau County Championship Friday afternoon, defeating Manhasset, 4-3.

Emma Rosenberg and Syd Levy defeated Caitlin Gleason and Liz Arenare, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, in second doubles to clinch the title.

Port Washington (11-4) advanced to the Long Island Championship (opponent, time and date yet to be determined) for the first time since 2008. Manhasset finished 13-2 in Conference I.

"I was expecting a successful season, but I also expected this match to be close because Manhasset and us were predicted to finish atop the county," said coach Stan Makover, who is in his 38th season. "Today we just played better, particularly in doubles."

Port Washington won in first, second and fourth doubles. Sarah Seeman improved to 15-1 in third singles.

"Sarah is just a terrific player and she's only a junior so I'm really glad she'll be back," Makover said.

Makover, despite not knowing who his team's next opponent will be, said he'll have his players prepared.

"We won't know who we are playing for another week because Suffolk is still holding its playoffs," he said, "but we'll be practicing and we'll be ready."

Tags: Manhasset , Port Washington , Tennis

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