Even with Cold Spring Harbor looming, Roslyn isn’t afraid to admit that they feel this could be their year.
"They know they can win," Roslyn coach Kerri Jannotte said. "It’s a different mindset. They think this is the best shot they have had in a while."
Jannotte calls the Bulldogs' doubles their “bread and butter” which helped them clinch the Conference IB title at 9-0. Matt Kline and Tino Papatasiliou anchor a deep doubles lineup capable of sweeping the competition.
"I think some of the other teams have a lot of talent at singles and then we will come in with sweeps at doubles," Jannotte said."
Although Roslyn's strength is their depth at doubles, the talented duo of seniors Austin Blau and Alex Werman at first and second singles shouldn't be overlooked.
Roslyn will look to complete an undefeated season tomorrow when they take on Hewlett. With Conference IA champ Cold Spring Harbor (11-0) also undefeated, the two appear destined for a repeat of last year’s county final.
“Cold Spring Harbor has a nice squad every year and those kids have something that we don’t have, which is the expectation that they will win," Jannotte said of the two-time defending Long Island champions. "They walk with that swagger. Not obnoxiously, they are always gentlemen. But I don’t think they are unbeatable. I think they are very good and if we play smart I think we can absolutely hang with them in the county.”