The Huntington boys’ tennis team is returning eight veteran players from last spring’s squad that compiled a 9-8 mark overall and finished fourth in tough Suffolk League I.
The team includes Jack Flores, Cody Bograd, Nick Newell, Stefan Breskin, Michael Russak, Kyle Chin, Max Gordon, Noah Helburn, Reid Bellistri and Jacob Strieb.
Longtime Blue Devil head coach Jamie Fishlow has been putting the squad through workouts, with most of them being held indoors because of weather conditions.
Flores garnered All-State honors last year as an eighth grader. Newell and Bograd were both All-League. Huntington won its first seven matches last year. The Blue Devils dropped four matches by 4-3 scores.
The Huntington boys' tennis team
has high hopes this spring. (Darin Reed photo.)
Flores compiled a 17-7 mark in No. 1 singles play. Bograd went 7-1 in No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and Breskin was 5-4 in No. 2 and No. 3 singles. Newell finished with a 6-8 mark in No. 1 doubles.
Huntington reached the quarterfinals of the county tournament for the third consecutive season last spring before losing a 4-3 heartbreaker to second seeded Commack.
Huntington has non-league matches scheduled with Hauppauge, Walt Whitman, Ward Melville, Ross and Bay Shore. Home and away league contests are set with Commack, Half Hollow Hills East, Half Hollow Hills West, Harborfields and Smithtown West.
Fishlow’s goals for the 2017 campaign include improving on the team’s fourth place finish in the league standings, reaching the semi-finals of the county tournament and increasing the number of players on the roster.