The Pearl River Boys Tennis Tournament featured multiple close finishes Saturday.
Tappan Zee beat out Nyack for the team championship by one game, 165-164. The team competition is determined by the total number of games won by each team. East Ramapo edged out Pearl River for third place, 153-152, with Nanuet fifth and Albertus Magnus sixth. The competition was the closest it has been in the tournament's history, with only 33 games separating first place from sixth.
In the tournament, the each school places a competitor or team in flights for first through third singles and first through fourth doubles. Each competitor or doubles team faces a representative of every other school in one game. The player or team with the most victories wins the flight.
Joe Marinucci of Albertus Magnus won first singles. Dwayne Gentle of East Ramapo tied Mike Mihovics of Albertus for the most victories at second singles, so the champion was decided by the tiebreaker. Gentle defeated Mihovics head-to-head.
The team of Matt Uhl and Mike Villamor of Tappan Zee won the championship at first singles.
The top three finishers in each flight earned medals.
1st Singles: 1st place - Joe Marinucci - Albertus Magnus
2nd place - Lorenzo Ramos - Nyack
3rd place - Kyle Castorico - East Ramapo
2nd Singles: 1st place - Dwane Gentle - East Ramapo
2nd place - Mike Mihovics - Albertus Magnus
3rd place - Brian Kang - Tappan Zee
3rd Singles: 1st place - Deon Gentle - East Ramapo
2nd place - Jack Hazen - Nyack
3rd place - Daniel Chen - Albertus Magnus
1st Doubles: 1st place - Matt Uhl/Mike Villamor - Tappan Zee
2nd place - Brendan McIntyre/Jared Schlosser - Pearl River
3rd place - Mike Flanagan/Brian Schairer - Nanuet
2nd Doubles: 1st place - Patrick O'Hara/Ryan Stavella - Nanuet
2nd place - James Huber/Ryan Smith - Albertus Magnus
3rd place - Milo Fradianni/Eric Soeder - Nyack
3rd Doubles: 1st place - Calvin Hutchins/Sebastian Jakymiw - Nyack 2nd place - Jason Isaacs/Hyo Jeong - Tappan Zee
3rd place - Garvin Lee/Kevin Parakkattu - Pearl River
4th Doubles: 1st place - Billy Thompson/Shea Lombarto - Nanuet
2nd place - Andrew Potocki/Max Kaplan - Tappan Zee
3rd place - Tim Fjermestad/Christo Varghese - Pearl River
Team scores: 1. Tappan Zee 165 games won; 2. Nyack 164; 3. East Ramapo 153; 4. Pearl River 152; 5. Nanuet 134; Albertus Magnus 132