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LI girls tennis championship ends in rules dispute

Half Hollow Hills East varsity tennis coach Tom

Half Hollow Hills East varsity tennis coach Tom DePelteau before removing his team from the courts. (Nov. 1, 2011) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

A rules dispute ended Tuesday's Long Island girls tennis championship matches before they even got started.
The match between two-time defending champion Syosset and Half Hollow Hills East was not held after the head coaches failed to agree on an interpretation of the rules dictating how teams construct their starting lineups.

-- Ian Cutler

The home team, Syosset, waits at the courts
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The home team, Syosset, waits at the courts with their families. (Nov. 1, 2011)

The Half Hollow Hills East girls varsity team,
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Half Hollow Hills East girls varsity team, led by head coach Tom DePelteau (r) walk to the parking lot to wait for their bus. (Nov. 1, 2011)

Nassau County girls tennis coordinator Shai Fisher (l)
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Nassau County girls tennis coordinator Shai Fisher (l) and Syosset head varsity coach Larry Levine discuss the aftermath of the event. (Nov. 1, 2011)

The Half Hollow Hills East girls varsity team,
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Half Hollow Hills East girls varsity team, led by head coach Tom DePelteau (in hat and red shirt) walks to the parking lot to wait for their bus. (Nov. 1, 2011)

Half Hollow Hills East varsity tennis coach Tom
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Half Hollow Hills East varsity tennis coach Tom DePelteau before removing his team from the courts. (Nov. 1, 2011)

Half Hollow Hills East varsity tennis coach Tom
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Half Hollow Hills East varsity tennis coach Tom DePelteau. (Nov. 1, 2011)

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