The Syosset girls tennis team remains undefeated after beating Garden City 5-2 in a conference I matchup Monday afternoon at Garden City High School.
It was just another notch in the Lady Braves' belt as the team continues to pile up impressive victories. They are looking to return to their fourth straight Nassau County championship, after defeating Garden City in the finals last year, 4-3, en route to their third straight Long Island championship.
The Braves nationally-ranked number one singles player, Hannah Camhi, had a stellar day beating the Lady Trojans' Morgan Herrmann in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1.
Camhi pounded heavy topspin shots into the corners of the court and had Herrmann on the defensive all day.
It was Herrmann's first loss of the season.
Garden City's second singles, Brittany Burke, was one of the few bright spots of the match.
She defeated sophomore Rithika Reddy in a thrilling third set 10-point tiebreaker, 6-0, 2-6, 12-10.
Burke has improved tremendously from last season when she played second doubles for the Lady Trojans. She is hitting the ball much harder and has learned to be patient in rallies, which has paid off nicely for her. She is now 6-0 in her matches on the season.
The first doubles team, Marisa Cameron and Lauren Ketijian, also earned a hard fought victory coming back from a score of 1-4 in the first set to beat Syosset's Rhea Malhotra and Lisa Petruzillo, 7-5, 6-1.
"I was happy that we pulled out wins on those two courts," said Garden City head coach Crystal Boyd. "Syosset's a very tough team to get victories against."
Syosset coach Larry Levane said Garden City is always a tough team to play.
"We only beat them 4-3 in the county final last year," said Levane. "We know they are going to be competitive every time we play them."