On the surface, Nikolay Sahakyan and Jason Shuler were an unlikely pair to win the Conference 1, Section 1 and New York State doubles tennis championships.
Thanks to senior Nikolay Sahakyan and freshman Jason Shuler, Scarsdale boys tennis coach Jennifer Roane headed back to the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center this week.
With the Scarsdale boys tennis postseason underway, the Raiders’ regular season success has translated into postseason success.
The Scarsdale boys tennis team began this season the way it ended last season, with a loss to Horace Greeley. The Raiders, after winning their next 12 matches, are one win away from a rematch.
The regular season for the Scarsdale boys varsity tennis team may be winding down, but the team is preparing to enter the postseason full speed ahead.
The upperclassmen on the Scarsdale varsity tennis team, with their experience and leadership, are the foundation for the team’s success. This is apparent in the chemistry they have developed over the years.
No. 1 singles player Luke Smith graduated, 1 of 7 seniors from last year’s team.
Jennifer Roane is no stranger to having family members — sisters and cousins — playing doubles together for the Scarsdale girls tennis team. This year junior Luisa Mendes and freshman Laura Mendes add their names to that list.
Scarsdale’s Luke Smith and Nikolay Sahakyan played 13 matches together from May 8 through June 2. The only two losses they suffered were in the Section 1 and New York State finals.
When Edgemont hosted Scarsdale Tuesday, it was more than just a boys’ tennis match. Edgemont coach Mark Romney took the opportunity to celebrate and honor the Steinbergs, a Scarsdale family of five who died in a plane crash along with seven others in Costa Rica last Dec. 31.