2010-05-07 / Sports

Beach Channel Boys Tennis Inch One Step Closer

By Elio Velez

In the biggest game of the year for the Beach Channel boys’ tennis team on Wednesday afternoon, they delivered the goods. The Dolphins 5-0 home defeat over PSAL C1 divisional rival Campus Magnet leapfrogged Beach Channel into first place in the division with a 10-1 record. Campus Magnet’s regular season ended with 10-2 record.

The Dolphins are one step closer to clinching a division title if they can win the regular season finale, a 4 p.m. match against John Adams, today at home. The PSAL playoffs for the C Division will start with first round action on Thursday, May 13.

Basketball

Rice High School junior forward Jermaine Sanders, the Far Rockaway native who scored 15 points per game this past season, was named to the Daily News All-City second team, and a first team Manhattan all-star.

Softball

The Beach Channel Lady Dolphins softball team rebounded on Wednesday after a tough loss to PSAL Queens B1 Division Queens High School of Teaching last week.

Mary Finger’s four hits and 2 RBI’s led the Dolphins (10-3) to a 9-7 home victory over Springfield Gardens. Beach Channel had suffered a tough 7- 6 loss on the road to defending PSAL champion QSHT on April 30.

It was the closest result in the three losses the Dolphins have suffered this season to QSHT. They lost 16-6 in the season opener, and 9-5 on April 19.

Far Rockaway will travel to Beach Channel in the first of a home and home series today at 4 p.m. The final regular season game in on May 13 at 4 p.m. at Far Rockaway High School.

Lacrosse

Tottenville forward Megan Kane scored three goals and Mallory Cardillo added two for the Pirates, who defeated Beach Channel for the second time this season, 11-10, last Tuesday in a PSAL girls’ regular season matchup at Staten Island.

Tottenville improved to 9-1 in the PSAL South Division. Beach Channel (7-2) lost 9-6 in the first meeting on April 8 at home.

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