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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.

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Mattituck junior Garrett Malave returning a shot during the Division IV semifinal. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mattituck junior Garrett Malave returning a shot during his Division IV semifinal against Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Kuhnle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)


Chris Kuhnle said it wasn’t easy. The scores may suggest otherwise, but Kuhnle said winning the Suffolk County Division IV singles championship on Monday was hard work, something he is not a stranger to.

Hard work, Kuhnle said, is what has brought his tennis game to where it is. The Shoreham-Wading River High School junior, the top-seeded player in the division tournament, reached the final for the second year in a row. The only difference is this time he was the one presented with the keepsake tournament bracket that goes to the champion. (more…)