After finishing fourth in the Division IV tournament, Southampton senior Jordan Dubin earned a trip to the county tournament, but her success was short-lived, as she lost 6-4, 6-4 to fourth-seeded Taylah Gannt of Stony Brook in the first round. Dubin had 3-0 leads in both sets but ultimately succumbed both times. Southampton head coach Juni Wingfield said that Gannt is an underrated player who has flown under the radar largely because she plays in League VIII, which is not very competitive. The 5-foot-11 junior proved she had earned the fourth seed, using her athleticism and power—which drew comparisons to Venus Williams from Wingfield—to rally and beat Dubin in both sets.
Dubin lost 6-2, 6-4 to Erica Bundrick of Mattituck in the Division IV consolation match, which resulted in the tough first-round draw.
The Lady Mariners opened the county team tournament on Thursday, beating Mt. Sinai 6-1 at the Sandy Hollow Tennis Club in Southampton. Dubin beat Danielle Stefanucci 6-2, 6-0 at first singles and her younger sister, Noa Dubin, beat Rebekah Lester 6-2, 6-1 at second singles. Linda Zambrano beat Sam Loh 6-3, 6-3 at third singles and Alisha Steindecker beat Kaitlyn Log 6-0, 6-3 at fourth singles.
Elizabeth Grun and Emily Quatroche lost 6-4, 6-2 at first doubles to Christina Sancho and Camille Jwo, who advanced to the county tournament as a doubles team. Paulina Kepcynzska and Kayla Pike beat Kristine and Kelly Napolitano in three sets at second doubles, winning the first 6-2, losing the second 6-2 and winning the third 6-0. At third doubles, Dakota Kalbacher and Palmer Cologrias beat Joanne Beber and Catie Dougles 7-5, 6-4.
Southampton, seeded 15th, was slated to visit second seed Half Hollow Hills West on Wednesday, October 27.