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Chaminade's Colin Sacco wins CHSAA tennis title

Colin Sacco of Chaminade returns a volley during

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Even though Chaminade's Colin Sacco beat St. Anthony's rival Brian Hoffarth twice during the regular season, it was almost inevitable that they would meet again during the postseason.

They would play two more matches, with Sacco coming out victorious in both, including winning the CHSAA Individual championship, 7-5, 6-3 at Hofstra on Tuesday.

Sacco also defeated Hoffarth in Chaminade's...

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Suffolk Boys Tennis Division Championship results

Boys doubles finalist Cooper Lacetera of Westhampton with

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Division I Results:At Smithtown East High SchoolSingles Final: No. 1 Zain Ali (Hills East) defeated No. 2 Kyle Alper (Hills East), 2-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.Singles Consolation:  No. 6 Justin Park defeated No. 4 Aziz Rashidzada with an injury default.Doubles Final: No. 1 Duane Davis and Dylan Davis (Hills West) defeated No. 2 Nick Fox and Cory Seltman...

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Tennis runs in Zain Ali's family

Zain Ali of Half Hollow Hills East prepares

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Zain Ali can't even remember exactly when he was introduced to the game of tennis. The Half Hollow Hills East senior and defending Suffolk County singles champion was practically born playing the sport.

"I've been playing since I was four or five," Ali said. "But I was always around the game, bouncing a tennis ball, just getting a feel for it."

Tennis is the game of choice in the Ali...

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Cold Spring Harbor boys tennis outlasts Port Washington

Conor Mullins of Cold Spring Harbor hits a

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The Cold Spring Harbor boys tennis team has been in some high pressure matches before. The defending Nassau County champions have built themselves into a dynasty of sorts, having won five straight Long Island titles before being dethroned by Half Hollow Hills East last spring.

“We feel every match like there’s a target on our backs which can be tough,” head coach Ben Marks said. “Everyone...

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LIers advance at state tennis tournament

Herricks' Taylor Cosme hits a backhand return during

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Three singles players and two doubles pairs from Long Island won their first two matches at the Girls Tennis State Championships in Latham on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals.

In singles, Nassau champion Taylor Cosme of Herricks and Suffolk champion Aimee Manfredo of Shoreham-Wading River will face each other in the quarterfinal on Sunday after both players cruised in their early-round...

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Port Washington wins tennis county championship

Port Washington's Lauren Livingston during her match against

(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...

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CHSAA doubles pairs earn trip to states

Two doubles pairs from Long Island placed at the CHSAA individual tennis championships last weekend to qualify for the state championships, which will be held in Latham from Nov. 2-4.

Cate Soccodato and Tori Courtney of Our Lady of Mercy, and Britany Coscio and Asia Taylor of St. Anthony’s occupied the first and second doubles slots, respectively. The rest of the results are listed below.

Singles

First...

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