The excellent fall campaign for Bronx Science continued on Thursday afternoon at the indoor courts of the Cunningham Tennis Center, as Sarah Rahman captured the PSAL Individual singles championship, and Perene Wang and Christina Huynh won the doubles championship.
The top-seeded Rahman, a junior, didn’t lose a game in neither the quarterfinal nor the semifinal rounds, to set up a matchup with third-seed Nicole Stay of Francis Lewis in the final.
And while she would drop a couple of games in the opening set, that would be all, as she went on to defeat Stay 6-2, 6-0 to capture the PSAL championship.
"Sarah's growth has been steady since she came back to tennis in her freshman year," said Bronx Science head coach Jeff Menaker. "Her biggest improvement in the last year has been the serve. I see it as a weapon now. She hits a very clean ball and she's able to do that from everywhere on the court. She sees the court extraordinarily well in reading the ball and reacting to it."
In doubles, the top-seeds Wang and Huynh outlasted second-seeds Alexus Gill and Michelle Khaimov of Beacon 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to win the city title.
"For freshmen, their tennis acumen is off the charts," said Menaker. "We installed a strategic wrinkle in 20 minutes the day before the final. They were able to incorporate it in the third set of the final and it made a big difference in changing the momentum. I've coached state champions and finalists and I've never seen a team grasp the doubles game faster."
Cardozo’s Emily Moczulski took home third-place with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Coney Banks of Frank Sinatra, and Leon Goldstein’s Rebecca MacDonald and Kayla Schumacher won third-place in doubles with a 7-6, 6-4 victory over Natasha Osses-Konig and Andrea Osses-Konig of Beacon.
Sarah Rahman capped off her 2015 season with a 6-2, 6-0 win in the city title match.
Bronx Science's Perene Wang and Christina Huynh hold up their championship trophy.