On Tuesday, Nov. 4, the Port Washington Girls Varsity Tennis Team defeated Westhampton High School for the Long Island Championship. For the second year in a row, Port beat the previously undefeated (17-0) Suffolk County champion by a score of 5-2 to become the first high school ever to repeat as the Long Island champion. As a result of this victory, Port concluded an amazing two-year reign as the most dominant girls' tennis team in all of Long Island.
This victory followed the same pattern that evolved during the regular season. Coach Stan Makover stated: "No team ever got more than two matches out of seven against us, and the dominant singles and very strong doubles seemed to be too much depth for any opponent to overcome." Against Westhampton, all four singles won in straight sets and the second doubles team did the same.
Kristin Norton (#1) won 6-0, 6-1 and Jess Podlofsky (#2) won by a score of 6-4, 6-1. Jen Fridman (#3) won 6-3, 6-4 and ninth-grader Robin Mehta, playing the #4 singles spot, won by a score of 6-3, 6-1. Jackie and Alexa Frocarro won in second doubles by a score of 6-2, 6-4. Emily Szulman and Adrienne Bourget (#1 doubles) completed their amazing season with a record of 14-1. Stephanie Weinberg (#3 doubles) played with a new partner, Nicole Myers, and finished her senior year with a great record of 10-4.
Rounding out the squad and contributing throughout the season were Jess Florin, Julie Suzzan, Lindsay Rubin, Katie Stack, Olivia Pietrantonia, Twinkle Contractor, Alex Bellini, and Corinne Tinger.
Although the team will lose seven seniors to graduation, there will be 12 returning players and the team should be a strong contender once again next year.