For a fourth straight year, Cold Spring Harbor has won the Nassau County High School Boys Tennis Championship, capping off an undefeated 2011 season on Wednesday afternoon at Wheatley High School in Old Westbury, N.Y., with a 6-1 victory over Syosset High School. First singles player and 2011 Nassau County Individual Champion Josh Levine of Cold Spring Harbor continued his dominance, winning in straight sets over Syosset’s Kevin Katz, 6-2, 6-1. Cold Spring Harbor went on to sweep singles play to grab a commanding 3-0 lead. First doubles pair Jensen Reiter & Alex Tropiano of Cold Spring Harbor capped their undefeated season as well, defeating Syosset’s number one duo of Ian Baranowski & Jordan Zecher, 6-1, 6-0.
Cold Spring Harbor awaits the winner of the Suffolk County Boys Tennis Finals where they will battle for the crown to be the 2011 Long Island Champion. “It’s going to be a good match. Last year, Half Hollow Hills East put up a good fight against us,” said Levine. “Half Hollow Hills East is also undefeated, so if it’s them we will face, we should be in for another good match.” The remarkable accomplishment of four straight Nassau County championships is something the team is very proud of. “Going undefeated individually was something to remember, but as a team, going undefeated, that’s much more important and impressive,” said Jensen Reiter.
Coming into the Long Island Championship with extreme confidence, Cold Spring Harbor will look to remain undefeated for the year as it preps for next week’s showdown with the Suffolk Champion.
Match results (Cold Spring Harbor vs. Syosset, Nassau County High School Boys Championship Match)
1. Josh Levine (CSH) defeated Kevin Katz (Syosset), 6-2, 6-1
2. Eric Ambrosio (CSH) defeated Stephen Peng (Syosset), 6-0, 6-2
3. Conor Dauer (CSH) defeated Jacob Mishkin (Syosset), 6-3, 6-0
1. Jensen Reiter & Alex Tropiano (CSH) defeated Ian Baranowski & Jordan Zecher, 6-1, 6-0
2. Conor Mullins & Jon Paris (CSH) defeated Henry Tell & Addison Berniker
<p>David Drucker is an intern with Long Island Tennis Magazine and is a member of the Nichols College Men's Tennis team. </p>