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04/09/19 9:09pm
04/09/2019 9:09 PM

Lucas Kosmynka brings a photogenic swing to the tennis court. And he’s not bad behind the camera, either.

It’s hard to say what Kosmynka is better known for at Mattituck High School — as the school’s top tennis player or for his talent with video. One stands a decent chance of finding Kosmynka holding a camera or a tennis racket at a given moment. The senior has done well with both. READ

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03/27/19 9:33pm
03/27/2019 9:33 PM

The mental game is as much a part of tennis as the physical aspect. Dealing with adversity and overcoming setbacks is all part of it.

When Southold/Greenport’s first doubles team of Cole Brigham and Devin Quinones found themselves in a daunting 5-2 hole in a first-set tiebreaker Wednesday, they responded like the champions they are. READ

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03/19/19 6:00am
03/19/2019 6:00 AM

Whether it’s in the Mattituck High School hallways or out on the school’s tennis courts in the offseason during frigid weather, one is bound to see Lucas Kosmynka with a tennis racket in hand.

That explains a lot.

“He’s a student of the game,” said Cory Dolson, who succeeds Mike Huey as Mattituck’s coach. “He loves playing tennis. He’s the kind of kid who’s on the courts all year-round, when it’s cold. The kid has always got a tennis racket in his hand.” READ

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05/21/18 10:17pm
05/21/2018 10:17 PM

It’s been such a long time since the Southold/Greenport high school boys tennis team won a Suffolk County playoff match that no one seems to know when the First Settlers last accomplished the feat.

Not even coach Andrew Sadowski, who has been coaching sports at the school for 25 years, could give an exact date. READ

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05/15/18 12:00pm
05/15/2018 12:00 PM

What started as a stopgap measure turned into a championship.

It was a little before the halfway point of the high school boys tennis season when it was determined that it was time for a change. Southold/Greenport’s first doubles team of Mario Contreras and Devin Quinones, who had reached the Suffolk County Division IV quarterfinals last year, weren’t working well together. READ

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04/30/18 11:09pm
04/30/2018 11:09 PM

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

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04/23/18 9:40pm
04/23/2018 9:40 PM

These identical twins with identical win-loss records don’t have identical playing styles, but they believe their tennis games are fairly similar.

Jacob and Xavier Kahn, Greenport’s only representatives on the Southold/Greenport boys team, make a good match for each other. Although Xavier has played first singles for most of the season, Jacob defeated his brother in a recent challenge match to take the No. 1 position away from him. READ

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04/11/18 8:48pm
04/11/2018 8:48 PM

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