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Some days everything goes smoothly and life is easy. And then, there are days like the one Liz Dwyer dealt with on Wednesday.

Dwyer had her struggles, but the Mattituck High School junior fought through them, prevailed in a tough tennis match and helped the Tuckers to their first league win of the season, 4-3 over visiting Southampton.

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Southold/Greenport's first singles player, Willow Wilcenski, tossing the ball before a serve. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Southold/Greenport’s first singles player, Willow Wilcenski, tossing the ball before a serve. (Credit: Garret Meade)

There has been a lot of smiling and laughing by the players on the Southold/Greenport and Riverhead high school girls tennis teams this season. It’s just the wins that have been lacking, but that hasn’t kept either team from enjoying itself.


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The last day of the high school girls tennis regular season brought one last chance for Riverhead and Southold/Greenport to win — something they haven’t done a lot this fall. In search of a rare victory, the two bottom teams in Suffolk County League VIII that began the day with only one win between them, were in for a surprise.

When the teams arrived in Peconic for Thursday’s match, they found the four courts at Robert W. Tasker Memorial Park unavailable because of maintenance work being done to the courts. That meant that all seven of the individual matches had to be played on the three courts across the street at Jean W. Cochran Park. Southold/Greenport usually uses the courts at both of the parks for their home matches.

With less than three hours of daylight to work with (the courts are not lighted), both Riverhead coach Jerry Duvall and Southold/Greenport coach Howie Geismar agreed that each match would be a pro set, with the first to win eight games the winner.

It worked out well for Riverhead, which snapped a five-match losing streak and finished its season on a winning note thanks to a 6-1 result. It was the Blue Waves’ first win since they defeated the Clippers by the same score on Sept. 19. (more…)