Two days after destroying Shaker in the Section II Class AA quarterfinal by a 9-0 score, the Saratoga boys’ tennis team was edged by Niskayuna, 5-4, in the semifinal.
Niskayuna’s Nick Lau downed Saratoga’s David Romano, 06, 6-2, 6-4, while the Silver Warriors’ Elan Shaing scooted past Max Lee, 0-6, 6-2, 7-5.
On May 11, the Blue Streaks earned the right to play Niskayuna by blanking Shaker. Romano eased to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Ashutosh Yaligar. Jack DeRizzo breezed past Ryan Guo, 6-0, 6-1, while Seungmin Kim defeated Colin McLean, 6-1, 6-0. Max Lee and Dan MacCormick also notched singles victories for the Blue Streaks.
In doubles, Sean Rascoe and Drew Ziehnert earned a victory, as did the pairing of Matt Chmiel and Jake House.