The top two seeds in Nassau County have both advanced to the championship match, as Port Washington and Great Neck North will square off in Friday’s final after winning their respective semifinal matches on Wednesday afternoon.
The top-seeded Vikings defeated Hewlett 6-1, exacting a bit of revenge on the team that knocked it out of last year’s playoffs. Port Washington got wins from all four of its doubles duos, including a 6-1, 4-6, 6-1 victory by Charlotte Forman and Darian Perfiliev over Jenifer Perper and Sophia Karmazin.
“It feels great,” Port Washington head coach Shane Helfner said of returning to the county final. “I’m so proud of our girls. We have been so dominant these last three years having won 48 of our last 49 matches. We learned from last year how hard it is to get to the county championship, and this year we just worked harder than ever in practices and in our preparation…The girls deserve this, and are more motivated than ever to compete in the county championship on Friday.”
The opponent will be the Blazers of Great Neck North, who defeated defending county champion Syosset 5-1. The win was clinched by the first doubles tandem of Margaret Haykin and Katharine Tang, who won 7-6(4), 6-1 over Alexa Brecher and Stephanie Wiener.
The Nassau County Championship is set for Friday afternoon at Eisenhower Park.