The Bronx Science Boys Wolverines won its season opener on Monday afternoon, defeating Eleanor Roosevelt 5-0 at Mill Pond Park. The Wolverines won each of the five matches, three singles and two doubles, without dropping a set. Freshman Lantis Wang led the way at first singles with a 10-3 victory over Javier Luna, while the first doubles tandem of Peter Coulombe and Remi Kumar notched a 10-6 win over Daniel Singer and Max Lederman.
The Townsend Harris Boys Tennis team picked up a nice road victory on Monday, beating Cardozo 4-1 to win its first match of the season. In a battle of two of the top boys in New York City, senior Ethan Nittolo of Townsend Harris knocked off Cardozo’s Marcus Smith 10-7 to capture the first singles point. At second singles, sophomore Maxim Prohorov ousted William Kofman 10-5. The lone win for Cardozo came in third singles as Christian Gloria defeated Mitchell Mu 10-0.
The Seagulls of McKee/Staten Island Tech put together an impressive performance in its 5-0 victory over Port Richmond on Monday in girls high school tennis action, dropping just one game over the course of the afternoon to win its season opener. Veronika Semenova set the tone with a 10-1 victory over Amanda Leggio at first singles, followed by Caitlin Balagula taking the second singles match 10-0 against Jacinda Kissi. Chloe Trang & Danielle Kezeli cruised in their doubles match as well to push Staten Island Tech to 1-0 on the young season.
The New Utrecht girls squeaked out a 3-2 victory over the High School of Telecommunications, Arts and Technology in what was the tightest match on the afternoon in New York City. Both clubs exchanged victories in the two doubles matches, leaving the singles matches to be the deciding factor. Ana Tchikaidze and Dziyana Ryzhko notched wins at first and second singles, respectively, for New Utrecht to lead them to a season opening victory.
The Leon M. Goldstein High School for Science girls won its first game of the season on Monday, rolling past Midwood 5-0. Anchored by its singles play, Goldstein got wins from Michelle Borovskoy at first singles and a 10-0 win from Kayla Schumacher at second singles to lead the charge. The Dolphins did not lose a set in any of the five matches it played to improve its record to 1-1.