2019 LI Girls' HS Tennis
November 18, 2019
It was an action-packed girls’ tennis season on the Long Island high school courts this fall. Here are the top results in individual play and team competition at the county and state levels.
2019 New York State Public High School Athletic Association Girls Tennis Championships
The 2019 Girls' Doubles Champions hail from Long Island. Hewlett’s Rachel Arbitman and Nyla Gershfeld defeated Wheatley’s Kaya and Kavina Amin 7-5, 6-4 at the tournament held at the Tri-City Fitness Center in Latham, NY. The two teams previously played two weeks earlier in the Nassau County final, with Arbitman and Gershfeld also coming out on top in that contest, 6-1, 6-2.
After winning the New York State singles title in 2018, Arbitman set out to capture the doubles championship this season. She’s the first player in the state to win either a singles or doubles title one year and the other title the following year since Jennifer Kellner (of Hauppauge) in 2007 and 2008. ADVERTISEMENT Port Washington’s Ellie Ross and Andrea Martinez De Los Rios finished seventh in the doubles draw
In singles, Port Washington freshman Thea Rabman stormed her way to the finals and finished runner-up. Merri Kelly Hannity of Cold Spring Harbor took third, Westhampton’s Rose Hayes placed fifth and Amy Delman of Great Neck North finished right behind her in sixth. Delman also received the Nassau County Sportsmanship Award at the tournament.
The USTA Long Island Regional Council was pleased to provide sweatshirts to all the Nassau and Suffolk girls competing at States. To see the complete State Tournament bracket, please click here.
Nassau County - Individuals
In the Nassau County Championships held at Eisenhower Park, Hannity defeated Rabman to claim the singles title. Delman finished in third place while Ava Scordo of North Shore took fourth. The four won All NY State and All County Honors. The following quarterfinalists also won All County Honors: Hailey Lessen (Wheatley), Sophia Schutte (Great Neck South), Danielle Wender (Bellmore JFK) and Lauren Zola (South Side).
As previously mentioned, Hewlett’s Arbitman and Gershfeld won the doubles championship and received All NY State and All County Honors, along with runners-up Kavina and Kaya Amin (Wheatley), Port Washington’s Andrea Martinez de los Rios and Ellie Ross (third place) and Great Neck North’s Alina Lyakhov and Alyssa Ghassabian (fourth place). Doubles quarterfinalists also claiming All County Honors were Charlotte Forman and Darian Perfiliev of Port Washington, Nicolette Loeffler and Serena Li of Cold Spring Harbor, Nicole Pinkus and Sophia Karmazin of Hewlett and Sarah Wong and Caroline Lee of Syosset.
Suffolk County - Individuals
In the Suffolk County Championships played at Shoreham Wading River High School, Westhampton Beach's Rose Hayes defended her Suffolk County singles title, defeating Commack's Kady Tannenbaum in the finals. The two were joined at States by Hauppauge’s Andriana Zaphiris. In doubles, Islip's Maddie Germano and Darienne Rogers defeated Jade Eggleston and Kira Kronenberg of Ward Melville to win the county championship. Doubles teams joining them at states were Alexis Huber and Skylar Semon (Half Hollow Hills East) and Rose Peruso and Jen Curran (Westhampton Beach).
Port Washington (pictured, above) capped a perfect season by winning the 2019 Girls' Long Island Championship over Westhampton Beach. The much-rain-delayed championship was played at the Hamlet Golf & Country Club in Commack. The win marked Port Washington’s 50th win in its last 51 matches. The USTA Long Island Regional Council was pleased to provide plaques for each member of the winning and the runner-up team.
Port Washington defeated Great Neck North in the Nassau County finals to make the championship. Westhampton Beach defended its Suffolk County title, defeating Islip in the finals.