In many respects, Luke Kosmynka’s season has mirrored that of the Mattituck High School boys tennis team. Both knew they were going to be competitive, they just didn’t know how competitive.
Well, both have exceeded expectations. The Tuckers (10-2, 10-1), who lost several seniors to graduation, are tied with Southampton for the Suffolk County League VIII lead and Kosmynka could not have asked for a better season as the No. 2 singles player. He is a perfect 11-0. READ
The top Tucker of them all is a genuine Tucker.
That would be Tucker Johansson, the first singles tennis player for the Mattituck Tuckers. A true Tucker in more ways than one, Johansson has made the considerable leap from playing third or fourth singles last year to the No. 1 singles slot this season. READ
Southold/Greenport has a good portion of its high school boys tennis team back, although the degree of difficulty could be a bit tougher this season. READ
It isn’t the wins, losses and statistics that Liz Dwyer is going to remember as much as the human moments, the fun times she enjoyed while playing tennis for Mattituck High School. She’ll remember the sign language she developed with her practice partner, Emily Mowdy, so they could let each other know during a match whether they were winning or losing. She’ll remember the laughs shared during practices.
Liz Dwyer can be her harshest critic. Perhaps that’s why the Mattituck High School tennis player was a little reticent to publicly assess her play against Bishop McGann-Mercy’s Rose Hayes on Monday. READ
In high school girls tennis, the difference between Suffolk County League VII and League VIII in terms of caliber of play is tremendous.
While League VIII may be good for a team’s win-loss record, tougher League VII will make a team better. READ
But the word “senior” in front of Liz Dwyer’s name and it makes one pause, stop and think. Senior Liz Dwyer? Could this really be Dwyer’s senior year? READ
It all starts with the serve.
In order to score a point, a tennis player needs to be able to put his serve in play. That can be a lot easier said than done, as was evidenced Monday in the first singles match between Mattituck’s Chris Waggoner and Eastport-South Manor’s Tim Jurgiewicz in Manorville. The two seniors had their moments when they struggled with their serves and other times when they looked spot on.
Well, you can go home again after all.
At least that’s true for the Southold/Greenport high school boys tennis team, which will play all six of its home matches this season on the four courts at Southold High School. The Clippers will do so for the first time in 15 or 16 years, according to coach Andrew Sadowski.
An unusual scenario unfolded on the first singles tennis court at Mattituck High School last Wednesday. Liz Dwyer was struggling.
That is indeed an odd sight because it doesn’t happen often.