04/24/13 8:00pm
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WILLIAM SMITH ATHLETICS PHOTO |  Libby Hughes of Orient was part of the William Smith College team’s varsity eight that was named Liberty League Boat of the Week.

COLLEGE ROWING: Orient woman on boat of week The William Smith College team’s varsity eight, including junior Libby Hughes of Orient, was named the Liberty League Boat of the Week on Monday. It is the second time the Herons have earned the award this spring and the sixth time this year.

William Smith defeated all of its Division III opponents this past weekend on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass. On Saturday, the Herons, ranked fourth in the nation in this week’s CRCA/USRowing poll, covered the 2,000-meter course in 6 minutes 50:53 seconds. William Smith fought back from a one-length deficit in the final 1,000 meters to almost catch Division I host Holy Cross. The Herons ended up finishing 0.93 seconds behind the Crusaders.

On Sunday the Herons swept the field, finishing 7.73 seconds ahead of No. 9 Tufts, with a winning time of 6:45.7. William Smith crossed the line more than 47 seconds ahead of third-place Skidmore.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bundrick makes honor roll Erica Bundrick Mattituck, a first-year player for Saint Michael’s College (Vt.), was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on April 14. Bundrick was 4-2 at No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles. Bundrick has gone 9-5 in both singles and doubles during her rookie campaign.

Saint Michael’s (12-5, 10-2), which was seeded third in the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, saw its season come to an end with a 5-0 loss at No. 2 Stonehill College during last Thursday’s semifinals. Saint Michael’s appeared in a semifinal for the 14th straight year, remaining the only program in NE-10 history to qualify for the semifinals every year since a team tournament format was instituted in 1999-2000. The Purple Knights are ranked eighth in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association and NCAA regional polls.

Bundrick and sophomore Caroline Toutoungi dropped an 8-5 decision at No. 3 doubles. In singles play, Bundrick fell at the second position.

LACROSSE: ‘Lax for a Smile’ Boys and girls PAL teams and Riverhead’s varsity teams will be involved in a lacrosse fund-raiser, “Lax for a Smile,” on May 4 at the Pulaski Street School fields. The event will raise funds for Michael Hubbard, a boy who was critically burned about one and a half years ago. It will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will finish with Riverhead’s boys varsity lacrosse team playing its Senior Day game against North Babylon.

PAL FOOTBALL: Registration info The Riverhead Police Athletic League is accepting registrations for football players ages 7 through 12 and cheerleaders who are grades 2 through 6 for the 2013 season. To register by mail, go to www.townofriverheadny.gov, Local Links, Hot Links, go to Juvenile Aid Bureau, drag the side bar down to Registrations, print the necessary forms and mail to the PAL office. Forms are also located at the PAL office at 210 Howell Avenue in Riverhead. The registration deadline is tomorrow.

FISHING: Flounder season opens May 1 The recreational fishing season for summer flounder will open May 1 and remain open through Sept. 29, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced Monday. The flounder size limit is 19 inches and there is a four-fish bag limit. Anglers are reminded to register with the Recreational Marine Fishing Registry, which is required for fishing in the Marine and Coastal District. No fee is required.

New York was faced with a shorter season or increased size limits for 2013 due to federal landings data for 2012. The DEC said it worked with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission in January to avoid restrictions that would have reduced the length of the season and increased the size limit which the DEC determined was unnecessary given the healthy condition of the stock. Several of the east coast states underharvested their quotas in 2012, which allowed them to catch more fish in 2013.

Through a change spearheaded by the DEC to the ASMFC Fisheries Management Plan, these states agreed to share some of their unharvested fish with New York and New Jersey in 2013. This change was approved by the ASMFC Summer Flounder, Scup and Black Sea Board recently.

“The improvements to fluke fishing is good news for New York anglers and the saltwater fishing industry who have been shortchanged for many years by an inadequate quota relative to the size of the fishery in New York,” the DEC commissioner, Joe Martens, said in a press release. “These are the same anglers who are struggling to get back on their feet after the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. DEC will work with a subcommittee of key states and the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council to find a long-term solution to the inequity New York fishermen have faced for over a decade with fluke management.”

The black sea bass fishing season will run from July 10 to Dec. 31, with a 13-inch minimum size and an eight-fish bag limit. These limits are better than previously thought since all states were originally required to take a 32-percent reduction in 2013 harvest, but an analysis of new data shows that only a 24-percent reduction is needed.

The scup (porgy) fishing season will also see an improvement for 2013 with a 10-inch minimum size, 30-fish bag limit and a season from May 1 to Dec. 31 for all anglers. Party and charter boats will have a bonus of a 45-fish bag limit from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31.

04/17/13 9:00pm
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BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS PHOTO | Mercy graduate Sasa Vann has helped the Buffalo State 4×400 relay team to the 10th fastest time in the nation.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD: Vann on relay team Sasa Vann, a former runner for Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School (’12), is a member of Buffalo State’s 4×400-meter relay team, which has clocked as having the 10th-fastest time in the nation this season, 3 minutes 57.13 seconds.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bundrick named all-conference First-year player Erica Bundrick of Mattituck was one of seven Saint Michael’s College (Vt.) players to combine for a program-record nine all-conference honors. Bundrick landed a spot on both the Northeast-10 Conference third team at No. 2 singles and on the six-player NE-10 All-Rookie Team. During the regular season, she was 9-5 in singles, including 9-2 during league action, and has posted a 9-5 doubles mark, including 8-3 in the conference. Bundrick is the program’s initial first-year player to earn an all-conference nod since Alex Dalton in 2010.

PAL FOOTBALL: Registration info The Riverhead Police Athletic League is accepting registrations for football players ages 7 through 12 and cheerleaders who are grades 2 through 6 for the 2013 season. Registration may be made in person on Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Human Resource Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. To register by mail, go to www.townofriverheadny.gov, Local Links, Hot Links, go to Juvenile Aid Bureau, drag the side bar down to Registrations, print the necessary forms and mail to the PAL office. Forms are also located at the PAL office at 210 Howell Avenue in Riverhead. The registration deadline is Friday, April 26.

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SAINT MICHAEL'S ATHLETICS PHOTO  |  Mattituck grad Erica Bundrick

SAINT MICHAEL’S ATHLETICS PHOTO | Mattituck grad Erica Bundrick.

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bundrick makes honor roll Erica Bundrick of Mattituck, a first-year player for Saint Michael’s College (Vt.) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday. Bundrick went 5-1 last week, including 3-0 at No. 2 singles. At Saint Anselm, Bundrick earned a 6-0, 6-1 win after teaming for an 8-0 win at No. 2 doubles, one spot higher than her normal slot. Versus Le Moyne, she earned an 8-0 win at No. 3 doubles and a 6-1, 6-2 singles victory. Against Bentley, Bundrick won by a 7-5, 6-2 count in singles after losing by a narrow 9-7 margin at No. 3 doubles. She has gone 7-3 during dual singles matches as a rookie, appearing solely in the No. 2 spot, while also posting a 7-3 dual doubles mark, seeing most of her time at No. 3.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Ascher’s scoreless inning SUNY/Oneonta sophomore Steve Ascher of Mattituck threw a scoreless seventh inning in a 3-1 win at SUNY/New Paltz on April 2.

PAL FOOTBALL: Registration info The Riverhead Police Athletic League is accepting registrations for football players ages 7 through 12 and cheerleaders who are grades 2 through 6 for the 2013 season. Registration may be made in person on Wednesday, April 17, or Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Senior Citizen Human Resource Center at 60 Shade Tree Lane in Aquebogue. To register by mail, go to www.townofriverheadny.gov, Local Links, Hot Links, go to Juvenile Aid Bureau, drag the side bar down to Registrations, print the necessary forms and mail to the PAL office. Forms are also located at the PAL office at 210 Howell Avenue in Riverhead. The registration deadline is Friday, April 26.

AUTO RACING: Free practice sessions Riverhead Raceway will hold two preseason practice sessions for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series and Enduro Race Series teams on Saturday, April 20, and Saturday, April 27. The grandstand admission will be free for both practices. Practices will start at noon before the track is turned over to Enduro teams at 4 p.m.

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COURTESY PHOTO | Dylan Douglas, 12, of Aquebogue raised $783 by running in The Sandy Hook Run For The Families 5K in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday.

RUNNING: Aquebogue boy runs for Sandy Hook Dylan Douglas 12, of Aquebogue ran in the The Sandy Hook Run For The Families 5K in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday. Over 15,000 runners ran through downtown Hartford to raise money for the Sandy Hook Foundation. Douglas raised $783 himself in the fundraiser. His time was 31 minutes 1 second, leaving him as the 2,832nd finisher.

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Bundrick a winner in doubles, singles In the third doubles position, first-year players Erica Bundrick of Mattituck and Alexandra Sulkin combined for an 8-5 victory for Saint Michael’s College (Vt.), which stayed unbeaten in the Northeast-10 Conference, grabbing a 9-0 victory over Merrimack College on Friday. In singles play, Bundrick notched a 6-2, 6-3 win at No. 2. Saint Michael’s (6-2, 5-0) is ranked eighth in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association East Region rankings.

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GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Yianni Rauseo of Mattituck will play for the North Fork Ospreys this summer. Rauseo is in his sophomore year at SUNY/Oswego.

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Ospreys, Tomcats rosters released The newly formed Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League, which includes the North Fork Ospreys and the Riverhead Tomcats, recently released its rosters for the 2013 season.

The Ospreys have a player with strong local ties, SUNY/Oswego outfielder Yianni Rauseo of Mattituck (’11). Three other Suffolk County residents are on the team: Temple sophomore catcher Mike D’Acunti of Dix Hills, St. John’s sophomore pitcher Anthony Rosati of Copiague and Queens College senior pitcher/utility player Joe Salanitri of West Islip.

New York colleges are also represented on the roster by St. John’s sophomore pitcher Thomas Hackimer and Fordham sophomore pitcher Cody Johnson.

Bill Ianniciello will return for the second year as North Fork’s head coach.

The Tomcats have two Long Island products on their team, Connecticut sophomore pitcher Christian Colletti of Rockville Centre and Richmond sophomore infielder Doug Kraeger of Malverne. Two other new Tomcats, New York Tech sophomore pitcher John Axley and Wagner junior catcher Jason Gordon, play college ball in New York.

Randy Caden returns as the coach.

One hundred college programs are represented on the rosters in the seven-team league, which includes teams in Center Moriches, Sag Harbor, Shelter Island, Southampton and Westhampton.

Former Shoreham-Wading River High School standout Mike O’Reilly (’12), a pitcher for Flagler College (Fla.), will play for the Center Moriches Battlecats.

Hamptons Collegiate Baseball spent the past five years as a member of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League before pulling away to create its own league.

“We are looking forward to taking this next step and working toward becoming one of the elite summer baseball leagues in the country,” the HCBL president, Brett Mauser, said in a statement. “Through the efforts and support of many we have reached this point, and we are excited about what the future holds.”

The HCBL has applied to join the National Alliance of Collegiate Summer Baseball, which includes the prestigious Cape Cod League. In addition, the HCBL filed an application to become sanctioned by Major League Baseball.

“Major League Baseball and the Alliance are two organizations that you want to have in your corner,” Mauser said. “Their support and direction would help assure that we continue to provide a great platform for student-athletes to develop their skills as they strive toward their goal of playing professionally.”

The league will begin play in early June.
Powers is Pitcher of Week Junior pitcher James Powers of Jamesport recently earned Skyline Pitcher of the Week honors. Powers tossed three and two-third innings of scoreless relief to earn his second victory of the season as Farmingdale State edged Plattsburgh State, 1-0. He allowed just one hit and fanned three, not issuing a walk. This season Powers has allowed six hits in 12 innings, with 13 strikeouts.

David Zilnicki, a senior left fielder from Riverhead, collected his 38th career stolen base, which passed Luis Feliciano for the most all time in Farmingdale State history

AUTO RACING: Figure Eight champ to be honored The Suffolk Association of Figure Eight Racing will honor Riverhead Raceway’s 2012 champion, Mike Mujsce of Westhampton Beach, at its annual awards banquet on April 7. Mujsce’s championship was the first of his career.

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SAINT MICHAEL’S ATHLETICS PHOTO | Mattituck grad Erica Bundrick won her first tennis match of the 2013 season for Saint Michael’s College.

WOMEN’S TENNIS: It’s Bundrick in straight sets First-year player Erica Bundrick of Mattituck notched a 6-3, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles for Saint Michael’s College (Vt.), which began the 2013 portion of its schedule by topping American International College, 8-1, in a Northeast-10 Conference match on Sunday to remain unbeaten on the season. The win in the Purple Knights’ first match since Oct. 6 left Saint Michael’s at 3-0 overall and in the conference.

SOFTBALL: State tourney coming to Riverhead The Riverhead Little League will host the state softball tournament for the 11-12-year-old majors division. Six teams will participate in the double-elimination tournament, with the dream of earning a berth to the Eastern Regional Tournament in Bristol, Conn. The tournament will open with a Champion Recognition Banquet for the teams and guests, is tentatively scheduled for the week after the Fourth of July, according to the Riverhead Little League president, Tony Sammartano. An opening ceremony and parade of teams will also be held. All games will be played at Stotzky Memorial Park in Riverhead.

“As with any event of this magnitude, we will look to the businesses, community leaders and families of our league to make this event a memorable one for the teams participating and something our town can be proud of,” Sammartano said in a press release.

RUNNING: Riverhead endurance event Registrations are being accepted for the third annual Riverfront 24 Endurance Run/Walk, a benefit for Suffolk County United Veterans that will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, and conclude at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. A 12-hour Enduro will begin at 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, and finish the same time as the 24-hour event. Racers may compete solo or as a team with a limitless number of teammates. For more information, call Suffolk County United Veterans at (631) 924-8088.

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GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Former Mattituck goalkeeper Austin Scoggin makes a save during an all-star match in November 2011.

For a soccer player with professional aspirations, what better place to pursue that dream than Italy, the land of pasta and soccer?

Austin Scoggin, 18, of Cutchogue hopes to do that as a member of the New York Stars, an Italian-American Soccer League club that will send an under-20 team to compete in the 65th annual Torneo Di Viareggio in Viareggio, Italy, next month. The 48-team international tournament, which includes big-name clubs such as A.C. Milan and Juventus, is a showcase for young players such as Scoggin, who are looking to show their talents.

COURTESY PHOTO | Austin Scoggin of Cutchogue is one of three goalkeepers the New York Stars will be taking with them to a tournament in Italy next month.

“I never left the country, so I’m excited for that, but I’m also excited to show what I can do and hopefully somebody can notice,” said Scoggin, who was the starting goalkeeper for Mattituck High School’s Suffolk County Class B championship team in 2011.

Scoggin is coming off his freshman season for Johnson & Wales University, an NCAA Division III team in Providence, R.I. In the 14 games he played for the Wildcats, including 12 as a starter, Scoggin had an 8-5-1 record with five shutouts and a 0.94 goals-against average. He made 77 saves and had an .856 save percentage.

Scoggin took a trimester off from school in order to try out for the Stars last month. He is one of three goalkeepers who made the team that will leave New York for Italy on Feb. 8. This is the 12th year in which the Stars have offered players in the New York/New Jersey area an opportunity to play in the prestigious tournament.

The talent level of the players on the team is high, said Scoggin. “At first it was overwhelming, but I quickly adapted to it,” he said. “I think I’ve been playing well. There are a few other goalies on the team, so we’re all fighting to see who’s number one. … My game has gotten better just from playing at a higher level.”

“So far my dreams are taking a step at a time,” he continued. “I wanted to play college soccer, I did that. I want to play professionally. I’m taking a step toward that.”

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COURTESY PHOTO | From left, junior varsity coach Tom Taylor, athletic director Todd Gulluscio, varsity captains Camilo Torres and Matt Dibble and varsity coach Chris Golden with Greenport’s sportsmanship awards.

BOYS SOCCER: Greenport’s good sports Greenport’s varsity and junior varsity soccer teams achieved a rare double recently when they were both named recipients of the 2012 Suffolk County Sportsmanship Award given by the Suffolk County Referees’ Association. It is only the second time that a school has had a varsity and junior varsity team receive the honor in the same year. Greenport’s varsity team was a sportsmanship award winner in 2003.

The award is given to the teams that display sportsmanship prior to, during and after contests.

The Greenport varsity team, captained by seniors Matt Dibble, Camilo Torres and Jesus Duran, was presented with a plaque and trophy at the annual boys’ soccer coaches association awards dinner last month. Varsity coaches Chris Golden and James Read, along with junior varsity coach Tom Taylor, were pleased with the behavior of their players. Golden said, “This validates everything in our soccer program that we try to teach and impart to our players about how they should conducts themselves and treat other people while continuing to compete at the highest level possible.”

FIELD HOCKEY: Awards aplenty for Riverhead Riverhead, which won six of its last seven games of the regular season to earn a playoff berth, did quite well at the Suffolk County field hockey awards dinner on Dec. 19. Christy Brewer was named to the all-county team. Maria Dillingham and Amanda Graziano were all-conference choices while Corinne Kimmelmann and Danielle Napoli both made the all-division team. Christina Sacchitello was selected to the all-tournament team. They weren’t the only Riverhead award winners, either. Cheryl Walsh was selected the Division III Coach of the Year.

Meanwhile, the Greenport/Southold/Shelter Island team coached by Rebecca Lillis was presented with the Marilyn Cross Sportsmanship Award. The award is issued to one team in Suffolk County each year and is chosen by the Field Hockey Umpires Association.

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ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Miguel Maysonet can add All-American now to his impressive resume.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Maysonet named all-American Having recorded one of the greatest seasons by a rusher in FCS history, Stony Brook senior running back Miguel Maysonet of Riverhead was named to the AFCA FCS All-America Team on Tuesday.

Maysonet, a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, given to the outstanding player in FCS, rushed for 1,964 yards, the 11th most yards in a season in FCS history, and scored 23 total touchdowns.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pound back accounted for more than 100 rushing yards in a game six times and had three games with 200 or more yards in 2012.  During a four-game span, he rushed for a career-high three times, capped by a 233-yard, two-touchdown performance at Coastal Carolina.

In Stony Brook’s two FBS games this season, Maysonet totaled 158 yards and a touchdown against Syracuse and 220 yards and two scores in a 23-3 win over Army.

Maysonet increased his rushing totals in each of three seasons as a Seawolf, rushing for 1,128 yards as a sophomore to 1,633 as a junior to 1,964 as a senior.

When factoring in his freshman season at Hofstra, he finished his career with 5,110 yards, good for 17th all-time in FCS history, and 51 touchdowns, despite averaging only 16 carries per game.

The 2011 and 2012 Big South Offensive Player of the Year recorded 21 games with 100 or more yards, had six games with three touchdowns and is the only player in school and conference history with two games of four scores.

Maysonet also owns school and conference records for career rushing yards (4,725), yards per game (127.7), touchdowns (53) and rushing attempts (695).

COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER: Academic honor for Parma Kevin Parma, a junior defender from Peconic who played for Southold High School and is currently a member of the Western New England University team, has been named to the Academic All-America NCAA Division III First Team, it was announced last week. He became the first CoSIDA Academic All-American in the 47-year history of the Golden Bears program and the first Western New England student/athlete to receive the honor since football’s Mike Valentine (first team) in 2011. Parma is the only conference soccer player, male or female, to be placed on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.

“Kevin is the consummate scholar/athlete in every sense of the word,” Western New England coach Erin Sullivan said. “He holds himself to an exceptionally high standard, both on the field and in the classroom and this is truly a well-deserved accolade. Our coaching staff is excited that he has been recognized by CoSIDA and thrilled that our program and players will continue to benefit from his leadership and exemplary role modeling in 2013.”

The only junior selected on the all-star first team’s backline, Parma helped captain the Golden Bears to a 9-9-3 record and an Eastern College Athletic Conference New England tournament berth. This fall he earned All-Commonwealth Coast Conference accolades for a second time when he was placed on the first team as a defender. With three goals and three assists for nine points, which ranked him tied for second for the Golden Bears, Parma became known as one of the most dangerous offensive-minded backs in the CCC this season. A workhorse with a team-leading 1,493 minutes played, he has performed in the clutch as most of his points have helped either tie the score or put Western new England ahead.

Parma excels equally well off the field as he does on it. Carrying a 3.93 grade-point average as a double major in accounting and finance, he is in the Western New England honors program, has earned a Provost’s Scholarship Award, received a grant for leadership and been inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society.

“Kevin is one of those rare people that elevates every environment he performs in,” Sullivan said. “His competitive passion, humility, and insatiable desire for excellence are hallmarks of his career as a Golden Bear, and he is one of the finest young men I have had the privilege of coaching.”

Sullivan added, “Kevin’s achievement will now be the gold standard for individual academic excellence in our program and it is a fitting tribute to his exceptional intelligence, personal sacrifice, and tireless work ethic.”

In addition, Parma has served on a plethora of community service projects and worked clinics for local youth soccer teams.

A three-year starter, Parma has served an internship for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and earned the WNE Coaches’ Award for character, integrity and professionalism as a freshman.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Zilnicki co-player of week Western Connecticut senior guard Jackie Zilnicki of Riverhead was selected the Little East Conference co-player of the week for the week ending Nov. 25. Zilnicki scored a season-best 20 points and pulled in 8 rebounds to lead Western Connecticut to a road victory at Mount St. Mary’s (N.Y.). Zilnicki shot 63.6 percent (7 for 11) from the floor, including 75 percent (3 for 4) from beyond the 3-point arc. She poured in 11 of her 20 points in the second half.

BASEBALL: January tryouts All League Baseball is looking for players ages 8 and under, 9 and under, 10 and under, 12 and under and 14 and under for the 2013 season. Tryouts will start in January. For more information, contact coach Brian Hansen at (631) 553-3940.

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GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | Mattituck first singles player Molly Kowalski lost in the first round of the Division IV tournament to top-seeded Aimee Manfredo of Shoreham-Wading River.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS: Local players bounced No Mattituck or Southold/Greenport players survived the first day of the Suffolk County Division IV Tournament at William Floyd High School on Saturday.

The top seed in the singles competition, Aimee Manfredo of Shoreham-Wading River, had a bye in the first round and then defeated Molly Kowalski of Mattituck, 6-0, 6-1, in the second round.

Alexandra Small of Southold/Greenport lost her second-round match, 6-0, 6-0, to No. 2 Jackie Bukzin of Eastport/South Manor. Bukzin had a first-round bye.

Sophie Volz of The Ross School defeated Kate Freudenberg of Mattituck, 6-2, 6-0, in the first round.

COLLEGE WOMEN’S ROWING: Hughes on boat of week The William Smith College varsity eight, which includes junior Libby Hughes of Orient, was tabbed the Liberty League Women’s Rowing Boat of the Week for the second straight week. The Herons defended their title at the Head of the Genesee in Rochester on Saturday. They finished first in the 17-crew field with a cumulative weighted time of 33 minutes 54.52 seconds, which was 24.39 seconds ahead of second-place Hamilton.