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Updated Wed, Aug 31, 2011 10:53 AM

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Plainview JFK’s Solomon wins state tennis title

Plainview JFK’s Yuval Solomon ripped his final serve past two-time defending champion Matt Gamble of Webster-Schroeder to win the third set tiebreaker and capture the state boys tennis championship on Saturday at the National Tennis Center in Flushing. The score was 6-0, 5-7, 7-6 (4).

Rajesh, Rajpal spark Syosset tennis to title

Behind freshman Neel Rajesh and eighth grader Kabir Rajpal at first and second singles, the top-seeded Braves defeated No. 3 Roslyn, 5-2, to cap its second straight undefeated championship season.

Northport’s Kingsley wins Suffolk tennis title

Kingsley used his big serve and extra reach to knock off defending champ Chris Kuhnle of Shoreham-Wading River, 6-1, 6-1.

Chaminade’s Sacco wins CHSAA singles title

Sacco defeated Kellenberg’s Nick Demaria, 6-1, 6-0, to claim his second singles title at the CHSAA individual tennis championships at Hofstra. Sacco’s Chaminade teammates Cole Seccafico and Dylan Jankowski defeated fellow Flyers Peter Fahy and Justin Knowles, 6-2, 6-4, to win the doubles final.

Chaminade wins CHSAA tennis title

The Flyers defeated St. Anthony’s, 7-0, at Hofstra in the CHSAA boys team tennis championship. Chaminade (11-0), which also beat the Friars in the 2014 and 2015 title matches, have won 36 consecutive matches.

Racanelli twins face each other in tennis final

Marty Racanelli defeated his twin brother, Richie, 7-5, 6-2, in the singles championship Tuesday at East Islip Middle School. The West Islip sophomores have played about five official matches against each other along with hundreds more for fun growing up, but competing in a championship felt different.

Harborfields’ Melnyk serves up tennis history

Melnyk, a junior, and his partner, Bobby Bellino, a freshman, had just won their varsity doubles match, 6-0, 6-0 — bagels, in tennis parlance — serving up a little history along the way.

Nate Melnyk plays varsity tennis in wheelchair

Nathan Melnyk, a 16-year-old junior at Harborfields High School, became what is believed to be New York’s first wheelchair athlete to compete against able-bodied students in a varsity high school tennis match Tuesday when he took to the court in a doubles match at Smithtown East.

Plainview JFK’s Solomon points to tennis titles

Solomon has kept up his strong work ethic, training intensely in hopes of earning another shot at the state championship.

2015 All-Long Island boys tennis team

Meet the athletes who were named to the All-Long Island boys tennis team for the Spring 2015 season

Photos: 2015 All-Long Island boys tennis teams

Meet the athletes who were named to the All-Long Island boys tennis team for the Spring 2015 season

Twins transfer tennis success to states

Duane and Dylan Davis, twins from Dix Hills, are the most successful high school tennis doubles partners in Suffolk County. They are more alter ego than mirror images. Duane is fire; Dylan is ice. They sizzle on the court with cool efficiency. There is one more element that has factored into the Half Hollow Hills West High School pair's success.

LIers take second at state tennis tourney

Sophomore Yuval Solomon of Plainview JFK, the third seed in this weekend's state tournament at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, put up a tough effort in falling to defending state champion Matt Gamble of Webster Schroeder, 6-3, 6-1, in the boys final.

CSH's Mullins, Hannity reach state doubles final

They carried that energy into the semifinals against James and Jeremy Wei of Chappaqua Horace Greeley, winning, 6-0, 6-4. Mullins and Hannity trailed 4-1 in the second set before taking the next five games to close out the match.

Mollo, Nomberg clinch tennis title for Hills West

Mollo and Nomberg's 6-0, 6-1 win clinched a 5-2 victory and the Suffolk County title for host Hills West (15-1) Tuesday. Hills East had won the previous five championships and nine of the last 10.

SWR's Kuhnle wins Suffolk tennis title

Top-seeded Chris Kuhnle of Shoreham-Wading River defeated the second-seeded Stephen Gruppuso of Bayport-Blue Point, 6-4, 6-0, to capture the Suffolk individual tennis championship.

Syosset's Granat, Shleimovich win doubles title

Facing a stiff test from second-seeded Patrick Hannity and Sean Mullins of Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau tennis doubles championship at Oceanside High School, the top-seeded pair from Syosset prevailed 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 after winning the last two games of the third set.

Syosset looks to break CSH's grip

Shleimovich and Granat lead by example. Shleimovich, a two-time county quarterfinalist, and Granat, a state qualifier as a doubles player, haven't lost a match this season.

Friars' Hoffarth wins CHSAA tennis championship

Hoffarth used his strong serve to defeat Sacco, 6-3, 6-2, and cap his final year with a championship.

Hills West ends Hills East's streak

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  • Apr 30, 2015

East (7-2), the five-time defending Suffolk champs, entered the season riding a 100-match winning streak against Suffolk competition. But West's win over them on April 16 snapped the streak at 106, and its 4-3 win Thursday was affirmation that the Colts (8-0) are this year's team to beat.

CSH boys tennis stays undefeated

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  • Apr 21, 2015

Cold Spring Harbor boys tennis keeps on rolling, as the seven-time defending county champions defeated visiting Great Neck South, 6-1, in a Conference A-I match.

MSG Varsity's National Signing Day 2015 coverage

Find out what MSG Varsity has in store for NSD 2015 coverage.

Sarra: LI is home of long win streaks

In a survey of 10 high school coaches from varying sports, here were the consistent keys to winning and all agreed on one factor -- you need a little luck.

Hills East's Ali takes third at state tournament

The senior left his mark with another semifinal appearance and a third-place finish, falling to eventual champion Matt Gamble of Webster Schroeder, 3-6, 6-7 (7-2), Saturday at Louis Armstrong Stadium in Flushing Meadows.

Hills East wins fifth straight team tennis title

Leaf's win clinched the fifth straight Suffolk County team title for Half Hollow Hills East (21-0) as the Thunderbirds downed Hills West, 4.5-2.5, on their home courts Friday. It was Hills East's 100th consecutive win against Suffolk County opponents. The Thunderbirds were the only team to defeat Hills West (15-3) this season.

Port Washington's Rosen claims singles crown

Ben Rosen ended the Nassau County tennis singles tournament the same way he started it: dominating his competition. The Port Washington senior defeated Plainview's Yuval Solomon, 6-1, 6-1, in the championship match Saturday afternoon at Oceanside.

Hills East's Zain Ali captures Suffolk tennis title

Top-seeded Ali defeated No. 2 Alper, 6-1, 6-4, Wednesday afternoon at Half Hollow Hills East in the Suffolk individual singles championship match, repeating as county champion.

HHHW's Davis twins win Suffolk doubles title

The top-seeded juniors from Half Hollow Hills West defeated No. 2 Nick Fox and Cory Seltman, 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6), in the doubles final at the Suffolk tennis championships yesterday at Floyd.

St. Dominic new No. 1 in Big 10

The Bayhawks baseball team is the new No. 1 team in the Spring Big 10

St. Anthony's girls lax continues to top Big 10

Can anyone stop the Friars? Yet again, the St. Anthony's girls lacrosse team sits atop the Spring Big 10. Find out who else made the cut.

Friars remain atop Spring Big 10

Ranked No. 4 in the country, the St. Anthony's girls lacrosse team sits atop the Spring Big 10 once again

Deer Park JV Boys Tennis

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  • Mar 13, 2014

Deer Park interviews JV boys tennis coach, Caryn Kaplan

Upper Room Christian 'Nick Bollettieri interview'

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  • Mar 7, 2014

Watch a student-produced interview with legendary tennis coach, Nick Bollettieri.

Upper Room Christian 'Stephan Kozlov & Francis Tiafoe interviews'

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  • Mar 3, 2014

Watch student-produced interviews with tennis juniors Stephan Kozlov and Francis Tiafoe.

Upper Room Christian 'BNP Paribas Showdown Press Conference'

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  • Mar 3, 2014

Watch a studnt-produced video from the BNP Paribas Showdown Press Conference for 2014.

Upper Room Christian 'Brad Gilbert interview'

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  • Mar 3, 2014

Watch a student-produced interview with ESPN TV analyst, Brad Gilbert.

2014-15 Long Island college commitments list

Find out where high school athletes in your area will be playing their college sports.

HHH East's Ali takes third at tennis states

Half Hollow Hills East has been a powerhouse in boys tennis for nearly 30 years, but junior Zain Ali did something Saturday that no other player from his school had ever accomplished.

HHH East's Ali reaches state semifinals

This was the dream matchup that Long Island was waiting for.

Chaminade "Spring Sports 2"

A student-produced video from Chaminade.

Ali leads HHH East to Suffolk team title

Forget the county Class AA crown or being the best in Class B, unlike in football, lacrosse, basketball or baseball. Only one team can earn the title of Suffolk champion in boys tennis, and for the fourth consecutive season, that team is Half Hollow Hills East.

New Hyde Park "Senior Spotlight: Joseph Murphy"

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  • May 14, 2013

A student-produced video from New Hyde Park.

D'Alessandro captures second-straight CHSAA title

At the start of last season, it wasn't clear if John D'Alessandro would ever be able to get over the hump and win a CHSAA boys tennis singles title.

Big 10: St. Anthony's repeats at top

St. Anthony's girls lacrosse tops the weekly Big 10 for the second straight week. Find out which squads round out the rest of the poll inside.

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HHHE's Ali earns big win over Whitman's Stone

They say patience is a virtue, and if that’s the case, then call Zain Ali virtuous.

Half Hollow Hills West Boys Tennis Interview

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  • Apr 5, 2013

A student-produced video from HHH West.

Boys Varsity Tennis

SDHS Boys' Varsity Tennis

Deer Park Boys JV Tennis

Deer Park captures the Boys JV Tennis Team in action.

Shah has shot at winning state tennis crown

Herricks senior Vihar Shah was part of a special class of Nassau tennis players last season.

2012-13 Long Island college commitments list

Find out where high school athletes in your area will be playing their college sports.

All-Long Island boys tennis team

Meet the All-Long Island boys tennis team for the 2012 spring season.

For CSH's Levine, chance to repeat too strong

Josh Levine didn't have to play high school tennis this year.

Cold Spring Harbor wins 5th straight LI tennis title

Cold Spring Harbor believed it had to take all four singles matches against Half Hollow Hills East to win the Long Island boys tennis championship, but though Conor Dauer eventually did secure a singles sweep for the Seahawks, it was their unusual duo at third doubles that ultimately clinched the title.

CSH's Levine wins 2nd straight state tennis title

Josh Levine and Andrew Yaraghi plan to train together later this week, just as they have almost every week during the last eight years.

Tuckey's win gives Hills East Suffolk tennis title

Top-seeded Half Hollow Hills East (18-0) won its third straight Suffolk championship by handing No. 2 Ward Melville its first loss in 19 matches, 6-1.

Southampton's Dubin wins Suffolk singles

Top-seed from Southampton Jeremy Dubin topped Whitman's Brandon Stone, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3 to capture the Suffolk County individual title.

D'Alessandro wins CHSAA tennis crown

St. Anthony's John D'Alessandro finally can call himself a champion.

Romano, Handa lead Chaminade over Friars

Matt Romano and Ethan Handa defeated Josh Brown and Chris Granito, 7-6 (8-6), 6-2, at third doubles as the Flyers beat visiting St. Anthony's, 4-3

Highlights: Hewlett 4, Friends Academy 3

May 4, 2012: Watch highlights from Hewlett's 4-3 boys tennis victory over Friends Academy.

Bay Shore boys tennis

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  • Apr 16, 2012

A student-produced video from Bay Shore HS.

Full match: Hewlett 4, Friends Academy 3

May 4, 2012: Watch the complete match of Hewlett's 4-3 boys tennis victory over Friends Academy.

LI Spring Big 10: GC LAX still on top

MSG Varsity's Gregg Sarra ranks the top spring teams across Long Island, regardless of sport for the week of April 29, 2012

LI Spring Big 10: GC LAX reigns

MSG Varsity's Gregg Sarra ranks the top spring teams across Long Island, regardless of sport for the week of April 22, 2012

LI Spring Big 10: Friars start on top

St. Anthony's boys lacrosse gets top billing as MSG Varsity's Gregg Sarra unveils his first Big 10 of the spring season.

CSH looks for sixth straight county title

Can Cold Spring Harbor keep its three-year undefeated match streak alive? Newsday's Ian Cutler looks at the boys tennis season across Long Island.

Key 2011-12 college recruiting dates

Here are some important recruiting dates to circle on your calendar for the 2011-12 academic year.

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Arthur Ashe Endowment

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  • Sep 2, 2011

Upper Room Christian School's HDTV program interviews the Coordinator of the Arthur Ashe Endowment to Defeat AIDS, Leslie Allen, in this student created video.

New apparel at the US Open

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  • Aug 30, 2011

Upper Room Christian School interviews the co-founder of Athletic DNA Sportswear, Evan Zeder, at the US Open in this student produced piece.

The sights of the US Open

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  • Aug 28, 2011

Upper Room Christian School goes around the complex of the US Open and includes an interview with Novak Djokovic in this student created video.

Food tasting preview at the US Open

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  • Aug 23, 2011

Upper Room Christian School shows off some of the new menu items introduced at Aces Restaurant on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in this student created video.

At the US Open

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  • Aug 22, 2011

In this Upper Room Christian School student video, the school provides footage of the 2011 US Open tennis tournament.

2011 All-LI Boys Tennis Team

Find out who was selected for the 2011 All-Long Island boys tennis team!

SV: 2011 Tennis Highlights

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  • May 31, 2011

In this student produced piece, Chaminade High School gives us highlights of their 2011 tennis team.

LI Spring Big 10 -- Week 10 (6/7)

With the Long Island playoffs almost over and the spring season winding down, Week 10 gets a major facelift.

Bay Shore Boys Tennis

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  • May 3, 2011

In this student produced video, Bay Shore High School's Boys Tennis Coach talks about his team's season and match against East Islip.

Hunter (HHH East) vs. Sipala (Ross) Boys Tennis

Half Hollow Hills East's Chris Hunter takes on The Ross School's Richard Sipala in this First Singles match for the Section XI Boys Tennis Team Championship.

Half Hollow Hills East's Hunter on Win

Chris Hunter talks about his win in First Singles against Ross' Richard Sipala in the Suffolk Boys Tennis Team Championship.

Half Hollow Hills East's Coach Depelteau on Victory

Head Coach Tom Depelteau gives his thoughts on his team's Suffolk County Championship win over The Ross School.

Cold Spring Harbor vs. Hills East tennis final

PHOTOS Cold Spring Harbor vs. Half Hallow Hills East Tennis Champs

Ross' Sipala on Victory

Richard Sipala talks about his win in his First Singles match against Patchogue-Medford's Steven Marzagalli in his team's Suffolk Semifinal match-up.

Lee (Ross) vs. Langenbach (Pat-Med) Boys Tennis

The Ross School's Henry Lee takes on Patchogue Medford's Scott Langenbach in their Second Singles match in their team's Suffolk Semifinal on 5/27/11.

Sipala (Ross) vs. Marzagalli (Pat-Med) Boys Tennis

The Ross School's Richard Sipala meets up with Steven Marzagalli of Patchogue-Medford in their First Singles match in the Suffolk Semifinals on 5/27/11.

Ross' Lee on Win

Senior Henry Lee talks about his victory in his Second Singles match against Patchogue-Medford's Scott Langenbach and looks towards the county finals.

LI Spring Big 10 - Week 9 (5/30)

Week 9's Big 10 gets a bit of a shake-up as the playoffs head into its final two weeks.

Ali (HHH East) vs. Pammal (Commack) Boys Tennis

Zain Ali of Half Hollow Hills East and Commack's Rajkumar Pammal face off in First Singles in their Suffolk County Team Quarterfinal on 5/26/11.

Half Hollow Hills East's Ali on Undefeated Season

Freshman Zain Ali talks about his performance in the match-up against Rajkumar Pammal of Commack during the Suffolk Boys Tennis Quarterfinals and his undefeated season.

Stone (Whitman) vs. Bauer (E. Islip) boys tennis

Brandon Stone of Walt Whitman and East Islip's Nick Bauer face off at First Singles during their team's First Round match-up of the Suffolk County playoffs on 5/25/11.

Walt Whitman's Stone on Performance

Sophomore First Singles Tennis player Brandon Stone opens up about his performance in the Boys Tennis Semifinals against East Islip's Nick Bauer and his season accomplishments.

Walt Whitman's McFelia on Big Win

Junior Second Singles Tennis player Michael McFelia talks about his 6-0, 6-0 victory over East Islip in the Boys Tennis Semifinals.

Hewlett's Tauli & Grinshteyn on performance

J.J. Tauli and Daniel Grinshteyn talk about their performance during the Nassau Boys Tennis Championships held at Oceanside High School.

Farmingdale's Henry on Win

Junior Brendan Henry talks about his win over fierce competitor Zach Morris of Garden City during the Nassau Boys Tennis Championships at Oceanside High School.

Levine Nabs Nassau Singles Title

Cold Spring Harbor's Josh Levine defeated Farmingdale's Brendan Henry 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 to capture the Nassau County individual boys tennis title.

Whitman's Stone Takes Suffolk Tennis

Brandon Stone overcame five match points in the second set and topped No. 1 seed, Southampton's Jeremy Dubin, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 7-5 to take the Suffolk singles title.

Cold Spring Harbor's Ambrosio on Looking Forward

Eric Ambrosio talks about what he is hoping to achieve by looking forward in the Nassau Boys Singles & Doubles Championships, and what his coach has told him to keep him going.

Garden City's Morris on Match

Zach Morris gives his thoughts on his match, and what he did to turn around his luck when Plan A wasn't working out.

Port Washington's Brehnar & Alper on Win

Sander Brehnar and Jared Alper talk about their win at the Nassau County Boys Singles & Doubles Tournament at Oceanside High School.

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