Thursday, 04 June 2009 10:49
The Roslyn Boys Varsity Tennis team always plays a tough schedule. Playing in Conference I means facing teams like Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, and Jericho. The Roslyn Varsity tennis team finished second in Conference 1 with a 10-4 record, which gave them home court advantage when they met Long Beach in the semifinals. After a 6-1 victory over Long Beach, the Bulldogs moved on to face Cold Spring Harbor in the finals. After a hard-fought match, Roslyn fell to the Seahawks by a score of 5-2. The Bulldogs finish the year with an overall record of 11-5.
In addition to having a great season, the Roslyn team had the honor of having seven players enter the Nassau County Invitational Tournament held at Oceanside High School on May 9-10. There were over 120 players entered from more than 30 high schools in Nassau County and there were some truly fantastic matches to watch.
Jared Gans, Chad Levy, Matt Kline and Dustin Breitner played doubles while Jason Simon, Austin Blau and Alex Werman were entered in the singles draw. Senior Chad Levy and his partner Matt Kline made it to the second round before being eliminated by a very tough team from Farmingdale. Senior Jared Gans and partner Dustin Breitner, a freshman, made it to the 3rd round before falling to the doubles team that would eventually win the tournament. In the singles draw, junior Alex Werman went to the second round before being eliminated. In a bittersweet turn of events, Austin Blau made it to the quarterfinals before falling to his own friend and teammate, Jason Simon. Varsity coach Kerri McMahon said, “Seeing two of my players battle it out was hard to watch but they both fought hard and that shows the respect they have for each other as players.” Austin was rewarded with All-County distinction for the second year in a row. The remaining player in the draw, Jason Simon, finished 3rd in Nassau County and will be competing in the NY State Tennis Tournament at the National Tennis Center on May 28-30.
Coach McMahon was very excited to have seven players entered in the tournament and proud that they did so well. “It’s not an experience that every high school tennis player gets to enjoy, but I am more than happy to coach them at such a great tournament. It’s a thrill to see how well they all did. It’s especially exciting that Austin received All-County honors two years in a row and that Jason gets All-State for the second time. We have some amazing athletes walking our hallways and everyone should know it.”
The Roslyn Boys Varsity tennis team finished second in Conference 1 with a 10-4 record, which gave the team home court advantage when it met Long Beach in the semifinals. After a 6-1 victory over Long Beach, the Bulldogs fell to the Cold Spring Harbor Seahawks in the finals. The Bulldogs finish the year with an overall record of 11-5.