Natalie Hu in singles and Laura Mendes and Campbell Alin in doubles each came a win away from making the New York State championships for Scarsdale girls tennis this week.
It took half the season, but an opponent finally won against Scarsdale tennis. As a team, however, the Raiders are still undefeated at 6-0.
With a monstrous doubles tennis bracket for all leagues and conferences in Section 1, reaching the round of 16 was the equivalent of qualifying for sectionals during a typical year. Two of the three Scarsdale teams made it that far, one all the way to the quarterfinals.
In the end it was a 6-5 season for the Scarsdale boys tennis team, which was charged with rebuilding and earning varsity experience quickly after losing key players from the roster both before the pandemic and during it, too.
After what looked like a hot start to the season with an intense win over Edgemont, the Scarsdale boys tennis team has endured some struggles against recent opponents Harrison and Mamaroneck. With only two seniors on the team, both sophomores when there was last a varsity season in 2019, gai…
With wins in 3 of 4 tiebreaks, the Scarsdale boys tennis team survived its first challenge of the season, topping Edgemont 5-2. Both teams came in with uncertainty — Scarsdale returning three players and Edgemont being without 2 of their top 3 players — and both teams showed they have what i…
Though it wasn’t the finals of the New York State Championships, it sure felt that way to Scarsdale High School senior Zoe Tucker. Winning the Section 1 Southern Westchester Large Schools doubles tournament with sophomore teammate Natalie Hu was, in this COVID-19 season, the pinnacle of success.
After cancellations of matches and practices piled up due to COVID-19 contact tracing and rain, the Scarsdale girls tennis team returned to the courts Monday, Nov. 2, for the third time since the competitive season kicked off. Since it was only the third match to go with zero in-season pract…
Wednesday, Oct. 21, was a difficult day for the Scarsdale girls tennis team. They didn’t quite know how to react to winning 6 of the 7 matches against Fox Lane by scores 8-0.
For a tennis program with a history of dominance — Scarsdale’s girls won 117 straight matches from 1990-2000 — the 2019 season was one for the records books. The Raiders were 15-0, going 76-1 in regular season matches; won the Section 1 Team championship, still a relatively new endeavor; and…
Some tennis players have a rap for bad attitudes and on-court shenanigans, often unable to find the joy in the sport. The four girls who represented Scarsdale and Edgemont at the New York State doubles tennis championships last weekend are just the opposite. Win or lose, they found a way to …
Between the Section 1 Conference I and III tournaments and the first day of the Section 1 tournament on Wednesday, there’s been a lot of excitement for Scarsdale and Edgemont.
After a 76-1 regular season match record and a pair of sweeps in the first two rounds of the Section 1 team tournament, the Scarsdale girls tennis team was finally challenged by Harrison and Byram Hills in the semifinals and finals, respectively. On Sunday, the Raiders won the final two roun…
Of the 77 possible points the Scarsdale girls tennis team could have amassed over its 11 matches this season, the Raiders won 76. For coach Jennifer Roane, that was an unprecedented feat for the undefeated league champs who are seeded No. 1 in the Section 1 team tournament.
After being rained out against Horace Mann the last two years, the Scarsdale girls tennis team finally got to face off against one of the best competitors they see each fall. While the Raiders improved to 8-0 with a win, Horace Mann did something no other team had done against Scarsdale this…
A large rock sits outside the tennis courts at Scarsdale High School with a plaque commemorating the girls tennis team’s decade-long dominance within Section 1, a 117-match winning streak that stretched from 1990-2000.
The makeup of the Scarsdale girls tennis team is anything but typical. However, with a strong core of veterans and eight juniors, the team is set up to be elite this year and next at the very least.
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.