The William Floyd Colonials boys varsity tennis team just concluded another successful season with a 10-3 overall record (8-2 in league play) and a second-place finish in League VIII. Under the guidance of two-time USTA coach of the year Dave Pia, the Colonials improved their record by two wins over last year’s team, falling just one spot shy of making the playoffs for the eighth time in the past 10 years.
The entire team put forth an amazing effort, led by the top two singles players, junior Patrick Barnett, recording six wins in first singles, and sophomore Sergei Rogers, scoring seven wins in second singles. Junior Vincent Fattizzo had seven wins in the third-singles role, and Matthew Kolongowski had a team-high 10 wins in fourth singles.
Junior William VanSchaick and sophomore Dorian Deleon won nine matches as the first-doubles team, scoring some big wins this year against top competition. The second-doubles team of juniors John Centeno and Nicholas Rowehl recorded 10 wins including a big match against Westhampton, a top team. Junior Asa Ostrowski and sophomore Ephrem Romao also recorded 10 wins at third doubles including a team-high 10-match winning streak.
Additionally, sophomores Ryan DiGiacomo and Matthew Dominguez played both varsity and junior varsity matches this year and excelled at singles play.
“We look forward to the summer to continue improving our tennis fundamentals and are looking forward to another good season next year,” said Pia, adding that the entire team is set to return next year.
Several players still have an opportunity to earn honors and make their marks in the individual tournaments over the next two weeks.