For the first time in history, the Public School Athletic League (PSAL) had representatives compete in the New York State Federation Tournament, where the winners of the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) and New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) tournaments faced off against the PSAL champions.
The PSAL doubles champions Sofie Levine and Christina Huynh of Bronx Science took on the CHSAA winners, Marianna Zehas and Andrea Stopanjac of St. Francis Prep in the semifinals, beating the pair 6-0, 6-0 to book their spot in the Federation Cup final.
The pair would square off with Friends Academy’s Calista Sha & Morgan Wilkins, the NYSPHSAA champions, in the doubles final. Both teams came out firing, with a lot of hard-hitting shots and aggressive net play, but in the end, Levine and Huynh edged Wilkins and Sha 7-5, 6-4 to win the first ever Federation Cup title.
Holy Trinity's Julia Szymanska won the New York State Federation singles title on Monday.
The PSAL’s singles champion, Daniela Hernandez of Cardozo, fell to Julia Syzmanska. The Holy Trinity senior would beat Hernandez 6-3, 6-0, before moving on to defeat NYSPHSAA champion Caitlin Ferrante 7-6(4), 2-6, 6-3 in the federation tournament final.
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