The girls high school tennis season on Long Island is in full swing following the Labor Day break, and a number of squads were in action on Tuesday afternoon.
The Rebels of Great Neck South won its league opener at home by defeating Port Washington 5-2. The turning point of the match came at second doubles, as Great Neck South’s Susan Fendt & Sydney Someck snuck out a 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over Blake Dolin & Lauren Ambros.
Up next for Great Neck South is Friends Academy, while Port Washington will next play Locust Valley.
Great Neck North won its third consecutive match to open the season, downing North Shore 4-3 in its Conference II opener. The Blazers dropped all three singles match, but won all four of the doubles contest to secure the victory. The match clincher came from the racquets of Colette Greenbaum & Shannon Nassi, who beat Brittany Supp & Lindsay Golden of North Shore 7-6(0), 5-7, 6-3.
Great Neck North’s next match will be against Cold Spring Harbor. North Shore travels to Wheatley for its next contest.
While Great Neck North was led by its doubles tandems, the South Side Cyclones were anchored by its singles play on Tuesday. The Lady Cyclones got victories in all three of its singles matches, and clinched the match when the first doubles tandem of Hannah Ditchik & Dana Croutier edged out a 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 victory, to lead South Side 5-2 over Calhoun.
In what was the longest and tightest match of the afternoon, Alex Eastzer & Bella Dellamore fought off six match points and came back from a set down to win 4-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(5).
South Side will look to build off this victory when it travels to Oceanside next. Calhoun gets Plainview JFK next.
Plainedge got straight set wins from all three of its singles players on its way to a 6-1 victory over Farmingdale in Conference III-A play. Michelle Carnovale led the charge with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Angelica Pena at first singles.
Carle Place will be the next opponent for Plainedge, while Farmingdale deals with Clarke next.
Malverne-East Rockaway got comeback wins at third singles and first doubles which helped lead it to a 5-2 victory over West Hempstead in Conference IV-A on Tuesday.
At third singles, Sarah Afzali came back from a set down to win 5-7, 6-3, 7-6(2) over Sofia Makfimovic, while Ciyara Brown & Denise Gregory dropped the opening set before rallying for a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 win at first doubles.
Malverne-East Rockaway travels to Lawrence for its next match. West Hempstead will host Bethpage.
Here are the rest of the scores from Nassau and Suffolk County on Tuesday:
►Glen Cove 6, Garden City 1
►Herricks 4, Wheatley 3
►Lynbrook 6, Plainview JFK 1
►Hewlett 6, Bellmore JFK 1
►Mepham 6, Clarke 1
►East Meadow 5, Baldwin 2
►Valley Stream North 4, Valley Stream South 3
►New Hyde Park, Valley Stream Central 1
►Half Hollow Hills East 6, Harborfields 1
►Commack 6, Smithtown East 1
►Half Hollow Hills West 4, Smithtown West 3
►Hauppauge 4, Whitman 3
►Huntington 4, Northport 3
►Sayville 7, West Babylon 0
►Brentwood 4, Copiague 3
►Deer Park 5, Central Islip 2
►North Babylon 4, Babylon 3
►Bayport-Blue Point 5, Stony Brook 2
►Mount Sinai 4, Middle Country 3
►Sachem East 7, Rocky Point 0
►Longwood 7, Miller Place 0
►Floyd 7, Ross 0
►Mattituck 6, Southampton 1
►Mercy 5, Shoreham-Wading River 2