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2016 Girls High School Recap

Commack HS won the Suffolk County Championship
Friends Academy won the Nassau Championship
October 27, 2016 10:29 AM
Nassau All-State doubles players, 1st through 4th
Nassau Singles Champs (from left), Hannity, Kowalsky, Delman and Antao
Suffolk Doubles Champs Malik and Cherkin
Suffolk County Singles Champ Jackie Bukzin

Commack High School defeated Ward Melville 6-1 to become the 2016 Suffolk County Champions. The match was played at William Floyd High School. Please click here to see Long Island Tennis Magazine's coverage and here for Newsday's story.

In Nassau, Friends Academy won the County championship by defeating Great Neck North 6-1 at a match played at Eisenhower Park. To see Long Island Tennis Magazine's story click here and for Newsday's coverage click here.

In individual play, Cold Spring Harbor ninth grader Merri Kelly Hannity defeated Oyster Bay senior Courtney Kowalsky 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to become the 2016 Nassau County Girls’ Singles Champion. Hannity and Kowalsky, as well as Great Neck North’s Amy Delman (3rd place) and New Hyde Park’s Steffi Antao (4th place) received All-State Honors. Hannity, Kowalsky and Delman will represent Nassau County at the New York State Girls' High School Tournament October 29-31 at Sound Shore Indoor Tennis in Port Chester, NY.

In doubles action, Calista Sha & Morgan Wilkins of Friends Academy defeated North Shore’s Olivia Scordo & Lucia Hu 6-2, 6-4 to become the 2016 Nassau County Doubles Champions. Sha & Wilkins, Scordo & Hu, Manhasset’s Maddie Clinton & Kyleigh Harmon (3rd place) and Syosset’s Risha Malhotra & Marissa Levine (4th place) received All-State Honors. The top three doubles teams will represent Nassau County at States.

The Nassau Championships took place at Eisenhower Park. To see Newsday's story and photos on the Nassau County Tournament, please click here and here.

In Suffolk County championship play at Suffolk County Community College-Selden, Eastport-South Manor junior Jackie Bukzin defeated Kimberly Liao of Commack, 6-2, 6-3 to become the 2016 Suffolk County Girls’ Singles Champion. Bukzin and Liao, as well as Ward Melville’s Denise Lai (3rd place) and Mercy’s Rose Hayes (4th place) received All-State Honors. Bukzin, Liao and Lai will represent Suffolk County at the State tournament.

Half Hollow Hills East’s Ariana Malik & Lauren Cherkin are this year’s doubles champions, with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Olivia Faulhaber & Hailey Stoerback of Smithtown.  Malik & Cherkin’s Hills East teammates Gina LaRusso & Alexis Huber won third place by defeating Center Moriches’ Gabrielle Valliant & Katelyn Vetack. All four doubles teams received All-State Honors, while the first three teams will represent Suffolk County at States.

To see Newsday's coverage of the Suffolk County Tournament, including photos, please click here and here.