Today in sports: Regular season winding down in tennis

10/05/2011 10:00 AM |

BOB LIEPA FILE PHOTO | Alex Quintana played fourth singles in a match against Mattituck earlier this season.

League VIII is girls tennis appears to be comfortably in the hands of Mattituck. The Tuckers, at 9-0, have won every match by 7-0 or 6-1 scores. A win Thursday against Southold/Greenport would clinch at least a share of the league title for Mattituck.

That leaves a three-way race for second place, with Eastport-South Manor, Shoreham-Wading River and Riverhead.

The Blue Waves and Wildcats will face each other this afternoon at Shoreham-Wading River High School for the second meeting between the teams. Riverhead won the first match Sept. 13, 4-3.

The Wildcats come into today at 7-2 in League VIII while the Blue Waves are 7-3. Eastport is also 7-2.

In League VII, the upper division of Conference IV, the McGann-Mercy Monarchs are 5-2. They’ll host the league leader Westhampton at 4 p.m. The Hurricanes are 7-0 in league and won 5-2 against the Monarchs in their first meeting.

The regular season in girls tennis wraps up next week and then the individual division championships begin Oct. 14.

The rest of Wednesday’s schedule is as follows:


Pierson (4-2) at McGann-Mercy (2-5) (Olde Vine), 4 p.m.


SWR (5-1-2) at Westhampton (5-2-1), 4:30 p.m.


Copiague (1-5) at Riverhead (0-7), 4 p.m.