Tennis Takeover

Westhampton Beach’s No. 1 singles player, sophomore Rose Hayes. Independent/Desirée Keegan

Rose Hayes is on a roll.

The Westhampton Beach first singles standout, who’s only a sophomore, secured her eighth win of the season with a 6-2, 6-2 win over William Floyd’s Saskia DaSilva September 20. Her victory was part of her Hurricanes’ 7-0 blanking of the Colonials. It marks the team’s third straight shutout, fourth total this season. Westhampton also had three straight 6-1 wins, including one over top League I competitor Half Hollow Hills East. Senior Rose Peruso defeated Emma Sarnur 6-2, 7-5 at third singles to lead her team in the nonleague matchup.

Another team to beat, League III’s Islip, lost to the Hurricanes 5-2 to start the season, where Hayes proved to be the standout with her 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Ava Delisle. Both nonleague opponents, whose only losses overall are to Westhampton, are ranked No. 1 and undefeated in their leagues.

The Hurricanes (4-0 in League III), will be traveling to division rival East Hampton Wednesday, September 25. The Bonackers, made up of mainly Pierson players this season, were at the losing end of one of those 6-1 Westhampton wins earlier in the season, dropping their September 11 road contest.

But the Bonackers (2-5, 2-3) are showing some signs of life, coming up with their second win of the season September 20. In a 4-3 edging of Shoreham-Wading River, No. 2 Romy Lauer was the only singles player to come out with a win, beating Sydney Spuhler 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. That means the doubles teams swept. And each duo won their match in two sets. At No. 1 were Chiara Bendini and Kaylee Mendelman (6-0, 6-2), at No. 2 Eva Wojtusiak and Catherine LeFevre (6-1, 6-2), and No. 3 Riley Roesel and Lily Babcock (7-5, 6-4).

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