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Girls' High School Championships

Nassau Singles Champs #1-4: (from left)Hannity, Kowalsky, Delman and Antao
October 18, 2016 01:08 PM
Nassau Doubles Champs #1-4: (from left) Syosset, North Shore, Friends, Manhasset
Suffolk Doubles Champs Malik & Cherkin
Suffolk Singles Champ Jackie Bukzin


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. For more information on the Nassau County Tournament, including photos, please click here and here.  The Nassau draw sheets can be viewed here (singles), here (doubles/top half) and here (doubles/bottom half).


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.

The Suffolk County tournament took place at Suffolk County Community College-Selden. For more information and photos, please click here and here.