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The top-seeded and defending state doubles champions felt the heat but never wavered, culminating in a 6-3, 6-1 win over third-seeded Laina Campos and Vanessa Ciano of Ursuline (New Rochelle).
It was the improved play of Gina LaRusso and Alexis Huber that helped change the result against Commack. LaRusso and Huber defeated Shelly Gupta and Alexa Corben, 6-3, 6-2, at first doubles.
Behind three-set wins from first singles Amanda Foo, first doubles Kyleigh Harmon and Lia Frankis and second doubles Alina Zhitnik and Yaya Wang, the Indians defeated Cold Spring Harbor, 5-2, to capture its second straight Nassau girls tennis championship Friday at Eisenhower Park.
The second-seeded Liao battled back and beat fourth-seeded Stephanie Chikvashvili of Half Hollow Hills East, 7-5, 6-3, to win the title. Both qualify for the state tournament beginning Oct. 31 in Latham.
After losing only one game on her way to winning four matches at the Suffolk Division IV individual tennis tournament at William Floyd, the top seed from Eastport-South Manor dropped two of the first four games against Floyd's Emily Fernandez in Tuesday's final.