Friday, 02 December 2011 00:00
After back-to-back division titles in conference II, the Manhasset High School girls tennis team was moved to Conference I, the most competitive league in the county. The officials who oversee high school sports alignments must have been looking through a crystal ball because after a slow start, the team, led by Coach David Dorman, went on a roll. They won their last five regular season matches, finished with a regular season record of 9-5, and ended the season ranked number three in the county. Along the way, the girls defeated Garden City, Jericho, and Roslyn—three of Long Island’s traditional powers in girl’s tennis. This marvelous season ended with a loss to Port Washington in the semifinal round of the county championship tournament.
On the courts, the team was led by singles players Nicole Koskovolis, Courtney DiGia and Amanda Foo. Nicole and Courtney are both sophomores, and they both earned all-county honors at the Sec. VIII tournament held at Eisenhower Park. Amanda is an eighth-grader; the return of all three singles players bodes well for the future of the girls tennis team.
The doubles courts were led by senior co-captains Emily Lattner and Kaitlin Miller, both of whom were named all-conference. The other doubles players included seniors Caroline Boylan, Tierney Flynn, Emily Santos, Charlotte Burch, and Julia Paone; juniors Emily Mason and Collier Sutter; and sophomores Liz Arenare and Caitlin Gleason. Boylan, Flynn, Arenare and Gleason all earned all division honors for their outstanding play.
Throughout the season, the consistently high level play of the team, combined with Manhasset’s well-deserved reputation for good sportsmanship, earned the respect of opposing coaches. Clearly, Manhasset’s girls tennis team has returned to the ranks of Long Island’s very best.