2009 All-Long Island girls tennis
Meet the 2009 edition of the All-Long Island girls tennis team, compiled by Cody Derespina.
Long Island player of the year
A high school career that made her one of the most regarded tennis recruits in the nation, during which she went 50-0, was still incomplete. She never won a state title. Until 2009. She won 7-6 (9-7), 4-6, 6-3.
Kellner, a five-time All-State selection, was a perfect 12-0 in the regular season before opting out of county and state tournaments to play in USTA competitions. She extended her winning streak to 65 matches, a mark that started in 2007, and she ends her high school career with 125 wins. Kellner will attend Notre Dame on a tennis scholarship in the fall. Since 2007, she has maintained all-division, all-county and all-state honors. Kellner won the state singles competition in 2007 and the state doubles final in 2008.
Middle Country, Senior
The Centereach senior defeated her opponent 6-0, 6-2 to claim the top spot at the Suffolk Individual Finals and advance to the state tournament. Romanoff, who hasn't decided where she'll attend college yet, advanced through the first two rounds of the state tournament before eventually losing to the No. 2 ranked player in the quarterfinals. Fierce, determined and highly vocal during her matches, she's won the Division III singles championship five consecutive times, losing just one set over the five years. Romanoff, who went 12-0 during the regular season, has played for the varsity since the seventh grade and made all-state designation the past two seasons.
Pottish and Lindsay Kantor, won the Suffolk doubles tournament and took second place at the state tournament, losing 6-1, 6-1 to the No. 1 seeded team. It was their best showing in four trips to states. Pottish will attend Johns Hopkins in the fall.
Kantor and Brooke Pottish won the Suffolk doubles tournament and took second place at the state tournament, losing 6-1, 6-1 to the No. 1 seeded team. It was their best showing in four trips to states. Kantor will attend Vassar next fall.
Singles: Hannah Camhi, Syosset, Sophomore (pictured), Samantha Elgort, Half Hollow Hills East, Junior.
Doubles: Paige Mintz and Melissa Edelblum, Roslyn, Juniors; Diana Vamvakitis and Jamie Hann, Westhampton, Juniors.
Syosset, Coach of the Year
Newsday's 2009 All-Long girls tennis team.