Tennis notebook: Section 1 teams set for new tourney

Tennis notebook: Section 1 teams set for new tourney

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Tennis notebook: Section 1 teams set for new tourney

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The inaugural Section 1 team tournament will start May 6.

Here are some teams to watch:

Briarcliff (9-1): The Bears are 8-0 in the league with top two singles players senior Jacob Cooper and freshman Austin Li leading the way.

Byram Hills (8-3): The Bobcats are 8-0 in Section 1, with notable wins over John Jay, Greeley and Arlington.

Clarkstown North (11-1): The Rams’ only loss was to 11-1 Hen Hud. They handed Suffern its only loss, 4-3, and meet the host Mounties again today in a prelude to next week’s team tournament.

Dobbs Ferry (9-1): The Eagles’ experienced top singles players, Shawn Hadavi and Mike Selin, are undefeated. So is Shawn’s younger brother, Cyrus Hadavi, at third singles. Dobbs Ferry’s only loss was to Bronxville.

Hastings (9-2): Hastings’ losses were close against Irvington and Dobbs Ferry. Fifth-year varsity player Matteo Befi is 9-2.

Hen Hud (12-1): Junior Jake Bruckner, at No. 1., has been a mentor to eighth-graders Adam Kissner and Jonathan Chung, at second and third singles. Hen Hud’s only loss was to Arlington.

Irvington (8-2): The Bulldogs, who are led by Scott Eisland, were edged 3-2 by Dobbs Ferry.

John Jay (10-2): Undefeated in Conference 1 League D, the Indians are led by the strong play of their top two singles players in Frenk Kote and James Aronson. Between the two their record is 23-1.

Nyack (7-3): The Indians are undefeated in their league. Their top two singles players, Lorenzo Viguie-Ramos and Liam Rodriguez, are both undefeated in league play as well as their top doubles team in Jack Hazan and Sebastian Jakymiw.

Pleasantville (8-3): The Panthers’ strength comes from their depth. Alex Catalan, for example, excelled when called-upon to fill a team need at second singles.

Scarsdale (7-5): Despite graduating 10 seniors last year, the Raiders are 7-2 in league matches.

Suffern (11-1): The Mounties’ top three singles players have combined for a 31-2 record, including sixth-year player Jason Weinberg at 12-0.

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The inaugural Section 1 team tournament will start May 6.

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