Cardozo's Efraim Kandinov defeated teammate John Malhame,
10-8, yesterday at the National Tennis Center in Flushing to advance to the
PSAL boys individual tennis final. He will face Hunter's David Gopstein on
Monday at 3 p.m. Gopstein topped Cardozo's Michael Kandinov, 10-4, to make it
to the final. Efraim and Michael Kandinov are twins.
Most popular sports stories
In a boys doubles semifinal, Cardozo's Alex Dobrin and Josh Liederman
topped Bryant's Pablo Villatero and Young Kim, 10-1, to advance to Monday's 3
p.m. final. The two will face Hunter's Matt Seiden and Jeffrey Wan, who topped
Cardozo's Rex Lam and Danny Zigman, 10-5.
"It's tough to keep everyone focused." Cardozo coach Howie Arons said. "But
to win [last week's] PSAL city team championship is a big thing. It is
something you remember forever. It gets us ready for [Mayor's Cup] tournament
Arons said he isn't overly concerned about his players burning out with
nearly a month of playoff tennis that ends the season. "It carries over for
us," he said. "All this tennis at the end of the year seems like a lot, but
they're playing their best tennis of the year. This [was] our 14th consecutive
city championship, and the 15th overall. They're all excited to play in the
In the girls city doubles final, Stephanie Meng and Eileen Lin of Francis
Lewis defeated Monica Myers and Kimberly Chan of Brooklyn Tech, 7-6 (7-5), 6-4.
Mayor's Cup. The 14th annual Mayor's Cup starts tomorrow at the National
Tennis Center with the team championships, which runs through Sunday, weather
permitting. Tomorrow, the girls varsity starts at 2 p.m. The boys follow at 4.
The Sunday schedule is girls semifinals at 9 a.m.; boys semis at 10:30 a.m.;
girls final at noon; boys final at 1:30 p.m.
The Mayor's Cup individual singles and doubles competitions begin Tuesday
at 3:30 p.m., continuing Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Thursday at 11 a.m. and next
Friday at 3:30 p.m.
The semifinals will be June 9 at 10 a.m. The finals will be June 10. The
girls singles and doubles finals will begin at 10:30 a.m. Boys singles and
doubles finals will begin at noon. The awards ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m.
The Mayor's Cup is sponsored by the New York Junior Tennis League and the U.S.
Francis Lewis Tops Cardozo. Thomas Elferis and Jason Wong defeated Steven
Chen and Ben Tran, 21-10, to lead Francis Lewis over Cardozo for the boys
Queens Borough doubles championship at 196th Street and 73rd Avenue. In the
semifinals, Elferis and Wong topped Cardozo's Alex Chea and Tim Wum, 21-20. The
city championship will be at the same park Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Xaverian 2, Mount St. Michael 1: Danny Christiansen tossed a one-hitter
with nine strikeouts and Tom Curry knocked in the decisive run with a sacrifice
fly in the sixth for top-seeded Xavieran (25-7), which advances to the winners
bracket of the CHSAA Class A intersectionals.
CHSAA Playoff Sites. The following games are today at 4 p.m.: Christ the
King-Molloy, which was originally at Fordham, has been moved to Molloy College
in Rockville Centre, L.I. Mount St. Michael vs. Iona Prep goes to Fordham. St.
Joseph by the Sea vs. Monsignor Farrell remains at St. John's.
Manhattan Signs Two. Manhattan baseball coach Steve Trimper announced that
Sylvester Gutierrez of St. Francis Prep and Ken Gleason of Christ the King have
signed letters of intent. Gutierrez, a 2000 Newsday all-city selection, will
play either third base or in the outfield for the Jaspers. Gleason, a
righthander who consistently throws 88-90 mph, will compete for a spot in the
starting rotation. Gleason also had a .420 batting average for the Royals.
Youth Games Tryouts. Martin Jacobson, who coaches boys soccer at Martin
Luther King High School, will have a series of tryout for the U.S. Youth Games
in the coming week. Boys 15 and younger are eligible for the team, which will
compete Aug. 1-5 in Birmingham, Ala. Tryouts for the 18-member team are: Monday
at 4 p.m. at Riverside Park, 103rd Street and Riverside Drive; Tuesday, 4
p.m., Flushing Meadow Park, Field 1; Thursday, 4 p.m., Flushing Meadow Park,
Field 1; June 11, 4 p.m., Riverside Park. The final selections will be made at
the June 12 tryout at Riverside Park at 4 p.m. For more information, call Dara
Ross at 212-360-8318.