Townsend Harris won its season opening match on Wednesday afternoon, sweeping all give flights to notch a 5-0 win over its Queens foe Francis Lewis.
The Hawks were led by Maxim Prohorov, who began his senior campaign with a 10-5 win over Jeremy Breland in the first singles spot. Aleksa Pljakic edged Waley Chen 10-8 in second singles while Justin Chen defeated Ervin Wong 10-4 in the third singles match.
"It was encouraging that our players struggled through a bit of adversity but still pulled out a sweep in our first match," said Townsend Harris head coach Jeff Menaker. "We hadn't been on the courts in two weeks due to the melting snow. I think everybody had had enough of conditioning drills indoors. A couple of our singles guys found themselves down a break or struggling early. They know to always change a losing game, so they made the strategic adjustments needed to win. I thought Justin Chen in particular made a nice early adjustment at third singles and really controlled his from that that point."
Nine-time defending champions Beacon opened up its season with a 5-0 triumph over Eleanor Roosevelt.
Below are the rest of the scores from New York City on Wednesday afternoon via PSAL:
►Bronx Science 5, Stuyvesant 0
►HS Environmental Studies 5, Frederick Douglass Academy 0
►HS American Studies 5, Hunter 0
►FDR 5, Lincoln 0
►Leon Goldstein 3, Midwood 2
►James Madison 4, New Utrecht 1
►Aviation Career & Technical 4, Maspeth 0
►Richmond Hill 4, Newcomers 1
►Curtis 4, Petrides 1
►Port Richmond 4, CSIHS/McCown 1
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