Plainview JFK’s Yuval Solomon ripped his final serve past two-time defending champion Matt Gamble of Webster-Schroeder to win the third set tiebreaker and capture the state boys tennis championship on Saturday at the National Tennis Center in Flushing. The score was 6-0, 5-7, 7-6 (4).
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Lund won all four events to claim the all-around (37.625) and qualify for the state meet at Shaker High School in Latham, N.Y. on Feb. 27.
Solomon has kept up his strong work ethic, training intensely in hopes of earning another shot at the state championship.
Massapequa got stellar all-around performances from Gillian Murphy, who placed second in the meet with a 35.950, Jennifer Mullan (33.200), Heidi Baldinger (32.450), and Emily Corso (31.700). Elizabeth Murphy, Jenna Plant, Alyssa Ragno and Ally Wick played crucial roles in their specialized events.
NASSAU I SYOSSET BRAVES Coach: John Calabria 2015 record: 18-2 Key players Mac O’Keefe, A, Sr. Lucas Cotler, M, Sr. Matt Benus, M, Jr. Mikey Elardo, M, Sr. E.J. Aronson, D, Sr. Outlook: Experience and depth will be assets for a team likely to make a deep playoff run. Syosset is loaded with Division
NASSAU I COLD SPRING HARBOR SEAHAWKS Coach: Danielle Castellane 2015 record: 12-6 Key players Ashley Lynch, attack, Sr. Samantha DeBellis, attack, Sr. Katie Hudson, midfield, Sr. Katie Kotowski, midfield, Jr. Abbey Ngai, goalie, Jr. Outlook: Returning all-Americans Lynch and DeBellis anchor an
BALDWIN BRUINS Coach: Frank Esposito 2015 record: 9-8 Key players Jeffrey Dominguez, P/OF, 6-3, 185, Sr. Brandon Hoskins, P/OF, 6-2, 180, Sr. Fred Lucas, SS, 5-11, 180, Jr. Conner Nelson, OF, 5-9, 175, Sr. Michael Pereira, 2B, 5-8, 165, Sr. Outlook: All five hit above .354, with Dominguez’s .480
Lund won beam (9.350), placed second on floor (9.475) and placed third on vault (9.600). She became the first gymnast from Plainview JFK to win the all-around title at the state meet, and is the first Nassau gymnast to win it since Jess Panza of Island Trees in 2008.
John Carroll had 14 kills and no errors, Stephen Codispodo added 13 kills, Patrick Clyne had 11 kills and Alec Helford had 44 assists for Massapequa, which improved to 6-0.
Massapequa defeated Plainview in volleyball on 11/12/2015