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Girls Tennis Grabs LI Championship Title

Syosset tennis wins fourth straight Long Island championship.

Syosset varsity girls tennis won their fourth consecutive Long Island Championship, defeating Half Hollow Hills East 7-0.

Syosset beat No. 2 team Port Washington 12-4 in the title match for the second time earlier in the season.

Senior Vivian Cheng trumped Vanessa Scott 61, 6-3 in the first singles. Rithinka Reddy grabbed the second singles position, winning a third set tie-breaking match against Alison Huber.

"I didn't feel that on," Cheng told Newsday. "I wasn't one hundred percent and I felt a little sick but that isn't any excuse for me to play badly. She played really well and also the cold slowed me down a little so I just had to force myself to move my feet."

"I wasn't worried at all about the cold," Coach Larry Levane told Newsday of the frigid, post-Sandy weather that hung over the championship matches. "We were off for three weeks though, so I was worried a little bit about the inactivity but we had a good couple of practices the last few days and the girls were ready."

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Nancypeacelovenancy@yahoo.com November 27, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Amazing team, Great Coach...Dedicated, talented, kind, respectful, beautiful young women. What a great pleasure it has been for me to watch and cheer for them all these years! Go Jo... Go BRAVES!!!! Your the best and Deserve this Champion Title. Special thanks to my fellow parents and Frank for traveling with the team and cheering for our winners!

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