The high school tennis players in the Suffolk County Division IV Individual Tournament on Monday had a lot more than just their opponents to worry about. Another factor was at play in a big way: the wind.
As one might expect of a top high school tennis player, Chris Kuhnle brings many weapons with him onto the court. For one thing, there is his impressive shot-making ability. And his knack for returning shots like a machine can sap the spirit out of an opponent.
Perhaps just as importantly, the Shoreham-Wading River senior can do something else: He can adjust his game. READ
The Mattituck boys tennis team finished in a tie for a share of the League VII title with a 9-3 record. The Tuckers appeared to have the title outright after a match against Westhampton last Thursday. (more…)
A 10th league title will be added to the Mattituck boys tennis team’s championship banner. The question is: Will the Tuckers have to share it? (Credit: Bob Liepa)
HURRICANES 4, TUCKERS 3
The sweet taste of a championship season soured a bit for the Mattituck High School boys tennis team on Thursday.
Having already secured at least a share of the Suffolk County League VII championship, the Tuckers were on the verge of clinching the title outright. Then came controversy and a costly forfeit. (more…)
Andrew Young has won his first seven matches this season for Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
The high school boys tennis standings for Suffolk County League VII may take some people by surprise, seeing Mattituck in first place. Tuckers coach Mike Huey, in all candor, admitted that he is one of them.
First place is a lofty setting for a team that entered the season with its top three singles players returning and question marks pretty much everywhere else, but that is the place the Tuckers (6-1, 5-0) occupied Tuesday morning. Shoreham-Wading River (3-3, 3-1) was second in a league that can boast a good deal of parity. (more…)
Mattituck’s top singles player, Garrett Malave, went 13-4 and was a conference quarterfinalist last year. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)
It’s simple math. Four points produce a win in a 7-point game.
The Mattituck High School boys tennis team can feel pretty good about how it will get 3 of those points. The Tuckers are top-heavy. Their top three singles players — Garret Malave, Parker Tuthill and Andrew Young — are still swinging rackets.
But the question remains: Just where will that fourth point come from? (more…)