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09/23/19 10:56pm
09/23/2019 10:56 PM

Kelsey Bundrick was playing her tennis match Monday when the Mattituck High School senior saw a sign that it was going to be a favorable afternoon for her. A monarch butterfly flew by her.

Bundrick had played for the Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs for three years before the Riverhead school closed and she joined the Tuckers two years ago.

Then again, a butterfly sighting wasn’t really necessary to figure out that Bundrick stood a good chance of winning — not with the way she has been playing. READ

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09/08/19 6:00am
09/08/2019 6:00 AM

If Cory Dolson seems a little distracted these days, there’s a good reason. The Mattituck High School girls tennis coach has a lot of thinking to do.

Last year, after Dolson became the team’s third coach in 38 years, he was in for something of a surprise as the Tuckers (10-2) won all 10 of their League VIII matches. It was Mattituck’s 10th league title and first since 2014. The Tuckers went on to reach the playoffs for a seventh straight year, losing to William Floyd in the first round of the Suffolk County Team Tournament.

“It was great,” Dolson said. “We had a lot of fun. The girls did well. You can’t ask for more than that.”

But Mattituck has graduated seven of its 10 lineup players from last year. Aside from the top three singles spots, as of Tuesday, all the other positions remained up in the air, like a ball in midair, about to be served. READ

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10/18/18 8:43pm
10/18/2018 8:43 PM

The surprise team didn’t have one final surprise left, but it sure took its best shot.

It was hard to know what to expect of the Mattituck High School girls tennis team entering this season. The Tuckers, under a new coach, had lost their entire singles lineup to graduation. Players, untested at the varsity level, had yet to prove themselves.

So, what do the Tuckers do? They go on to win the Suffolk County League VIII championship. READ

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09/17/18 7:53pm
09/17/2018 7:53 PM

A little Bishop McGann-Mercy green has blended in really well with Mattituck blue.

Kelsey Bundrick’s arrival on the scene couldn’t have been better timed, at least from the Mattituck High School girls tennis team’s point of view. For the first time in five years, the Tuckers have a first singles player not named Liz Dwyer. Dwyer’s graduation this past spring left a huge opening at the top of the singles lineup.

Enter Bundrick. READ

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09/09/18 6:01am
09/09/2018 6:01 AM

For only the third time in 38 years, the Mattituck High School girls tennis team has a new coach.

Coaching changes in the program are rare, at least in the modern era. Jim Christy had run the team for 33 years before handing over the reins to Mike Huey. After four years — and a 34-22 record — Huey has stepped down. Now the top job belongs to Cory Dolson. READ

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10/19/17 6:53pm
10/19/2017 6:53 PM

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.

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