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2010 All-Long Island tennis

SAMANTHA ELGORT Half Hollow Hills East senior The

SAMANTHA ELGORT
Half Hollow Hills East

senior
The Hills lefty made it as far as the quarterfinals in the state individual tournament before falling to eventual state champion, Jamie Loeb. Ranked 14th in the state, the Division I champion defeated East Islip's Sarah Finger before falling to Smergut in a tightly-contested match in the county individual championship.
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Meet Newsday's 2010 All-Long Island tennis team. Compiled by Laura Albanese.

HANNAH CAMHI LI Player of the Year Syosset
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HANNAH CAMHI
LI Player of the Year
Syosset

Junior
Camhi led her Syosset team to a 14-1 record and its second straight Long Island championship over Half Hollow Hills West.

DIANA VAMVAKITIS / JAMIE HANN Westhampton seniors The
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DIANA VAMVAKITIS / JAMIE HANN
Westhampton

seniors
The senior duo blazed through competition this year on their way to the Suffolk County doubles title - a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Northport sisters Bridget and Mickey Harding. Hann, who lost one match all year, and Vamvakitis were seeded third in the state tournament and eventually fell in the quarterfinals.

JACQUELINE RAYNOR Garden City senior The Quinnipiac-bound senior,
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JACQUELINE RAYNOR
Garden City

senior
The Quinnipiac-bound senior, ranked ninth in the state, bested first-seeded Camhi for the Nassau individual title, 7-6 (4) 6-2, despite having fallen to her twice in the regular season. Raynor's victory earned her a two seed and first-round bye going into the state championship, before eventually falling in the quarterfinals.

NADIA SMERGUT Ross sophomore Smergut, only a sophomore,
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NADIA SMERGUT
Ross
sophomore
Smergut, only a sophomore, bested Samantha Elgort, 6-4, 7-6 (2) to capture Suffolk County individual title, and earn a six seed going into the state competition. A powerful, dynamic player, Smergut bested three other opponents before falling to Newsday Player of the Year Hannah Camhi in the quarterfinals, 2-6, 2-6.

SAMANTHA ELGORT Half Hollow Hills East senior The
Photo Credit: James Escher

SAMANTHA ELGORT
Half Hollow Hills East

senior
The Hills lefty made it as far as the quarterfinals in the state individual tournament before falling to eventual state champion, Jamie Loeb. Ranked 14th in the state, the Division I champion defeated East Islip's Sarah Finger before falling to Smergut in a tightly-contested match in the county individual championship.

LARRY LEVANE Coach of the Year Syosset
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LARRY LEVANE
Coach of the Year
Syosset

2010 ALL-LONG ISLAND TENNIS TEAM
Photo Credit: James Escher

2010 ALL-LONG ISLAND TENNIS TEAM

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