The Lady Mariners started the week with a 5-2 win over Ross on September 17. At first singles, Southampton’s Noa Dubin beat Amanda Mintz, 6-1, 6-1; at second singles, Lady Mariner Cecelia Scheuer beat Kendall Scala, 6-3, 6-1; at third singles, Ross’s Hannah Dayton beat Molly Squires, 6-3, 6-4; and at fourth singles, Southampton’s Pauline DeLaCruz beat Sophie Cassou, 6-2, 6-2. At first doubles, Lady Mariners Marcelina Kropiwnicka and Julia Kepczynska beat Daisy Gallaher and Liria Acevedo, 6-2, 6-1; at second doubles, Southampton’s Megan Goleski and Olivia Bruyn beat Francis Sacks and Kanami Mikami, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1; and at third doubles, Ross’s Leila Murphy and Zoe Yektai beat Gianna Fiorello and Madison Kelly, 6-3, 6-1.
On Friday, Southampton avenged a loss from earlier in the season to ESM, winning, 6-1, on the road. The Lady Sharks were missing their top singles player, Jackie Bukzin, who was competing in a USTA tournament. Bukzin is one of the top players on Long Island, having finished second in the Suffolk County Individual Tournament last year. Her absence weakened ESM’s lineup, opening the door for Southampton.
At first singles, Dubin easily dispatched Alexa Sparacio, 6-1, 6-0; at second singles, Scheuer beat Nicole Horn, 6-0, 6-1; at third singles, Squires beat Olivia Mannix, 6-2, 6-2; and at fourth singles, DeLaCruz beat Alexa Moreno, 6-0, 6-3. At first doubles, Kropiwnicka and Kepczynska beat Cassie Rivera and Victoria Chan, 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4); at second doubles, Goleski and Bruyn beat Cailey McKenna and Kara Piotrowski, 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); and at third doubles, ESM’s Julia Cutler and Taylor Bourguignon beat Southampton’s Caleigh Kiembock and Fiorello.
The Lady Bonackers got a little revenge in their homecoming match on Saturday against Westhampton Beach, beating the Lady Hurricanes, 4-3, avenging a 4-3 loss from earlier in the year. At first singles, Westhampton Beach’s Laura Halsey beat Maddie Aldrich, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, while East Hampton swept the rest of the singles matches. Isabel Peters beat Caitlin Smith, 6-1, 6-2, at second singles; Becca Kuperschmid beat Sabrina Salvi, 6-2, 6-1, at third; and Cece Combemale beat Emma Bender, 6-1, 6-2, at fourth. East Hampton’s Harriet DeGroot and Lily Kot beat Mira Patel and Yesha Patel, 6-1, 6-1, at first doubles, while Westhampton Beach’s Bo Felske and Lauren Bauer beat Amelie Neubert and Makenzie Scheerer, 7-5, 4-6, 10-7, at second, and Lady Hurricanes Hailey Ciolino and Sammy Tiska beat Allie Clarke and Leah Moffucci, 6-3, 2-6, 6-1, at third doubles.
Before beating Westhampton Beach, East Hampton also picked up a 5-2 win over Mercy in a non-league match at home on September 18. Aldrich lost to Jaime Lessard at first singles, while Peters, Kuperschmid and Combemale all won easily in straights sets at second, third and fourth singles, respectively. Mercy’s Delaney Macchirole and Magda Duda beat DeGroot and Scheerer, 6-4, 6-2, at first doubles, while Kot and Neubert and Clarke and Moffucci both won tough three-set matches at second and third doubles, respectively.
On September 17, East Hampton lost, 7-0, to William Floyd on the road, with all the losses coming in straight sets.
The Lady Hurricanes sandwiched a win with two losses last week, beating Ross, 4-3, at home on September 18 after losing to ESM, 5-2, on the road a day earlier and before the loss to East Hampton on Saturday.
In the win over Ross, Caitlin Smith was the hero, outlasting Kendall Scala in an epic match at second singles that lasted more than two hours. Smith prevailed, 2-6, 6-2, 6-4, and Westhampton Beach head coach John Czartosieski said Smith’s “defensive style” eventually overcame Scala’s “power.” At first singles, Westhampton Beach’s Laura Halsey beat Amanda Mintz, 7-5, 6-1; at third singles, Lady Cane Sabrina Salvi beat Hannah Dayton, 6-2, 6-0; and at fourth singles, Ross’s Sophie Cassou beat Emma Bender, 6-1, 6-2.
At first doubles, Ross’s Daisy Gallaher and Livia Acevedo beat Westhampton Beach’s Mira Patel and Yesha Dalal when the Westhampton Beach pair was forced to retire in the second set. Westhampton Beach’s Bo Felske and Hailey Ciolino beat Kanami Mikami and Carla Eickelkamp, 6-3, 7-6, at second doubles, and at third doubles, Ross’s Leila Murphy and Zoe Yektai beat Olivia Zemmour and Sammy Tiska, 6-3, 6-4.
Against ESM, Westhampton Beach was swept in straight sets in all three doubles matches. Smith beat Alexa Sparacio, 6-1, 6-2, at second singles, and Salvi beat Nicole Horn, 4-6, 6-1, 10-5, at second singles for Westhampton Beach’s only wins. Halsey lost, 6-0, 6-0, to Jackie Bukzin, who finished second in the county last year, at first singles, and Bender lost, 7-5, 6-2, to Olivia Mannix at fourth singles.
ON THE SCHEDULE: Tuesday, 9/23, Ross at East Hampton, 4 p.m., and Port Jefferson at Westhampton Beach (non-league) at 4:15 p.m.; Monday, 9/29, Miller Place at East Hampton (non-league), 4 p.m., Bayport/Blue Point at Southampton, 4 p.m., and Westhampton Beach at Mattituck (non-league), 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 10/1, East Hampton at Ross, 4 p.m. and Westhampton at Southampton, 4 p.m.... more