Cosmos Closing Out Season Strong, Varsity Tennis Takes 2nd

The Ross School Cosmos returned from Spring Break ready to take to the field, the court, and the seas. The athletes persevered through recent rains, winds, cancellations, and tough losses, and all teams are looking to make their mark as they wrap up a successful season. View the Spring Athletics Schedule on Section XI’s website Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 10.27.08 AM

Varsity Tennis Boys Varsity Tennis finished second in the league after a loss to Westhampton on May 1 in a battle to the end. Jan Menke, a junior, lost his sets after fighting for nearly three hours. Freshman Jonas Feuerring won easily at number-three singles with scores of 6–1 and 6–0. Juniors Dan Okin and Harrison Rowen won playing number-one doubles. Sophomore Alex Kang and eighth grader Gideon Yektai lost in three sets, and junior Madison Hummel and freshman Jack Boyland were defeated in a very close match.

This past weekend, the team faced off against East End high schools in the start of the Suffolk County Tournament. Dan and Harrison took second place, and Jan beat East Hampton to place third.

The team advanced to the Tournament finals, and will play at William Floyd on May 10.

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JV Baseball With solid pitching by senior Eli Schultz and freshman Greg Gropper, the baseball team has powered through stormy weather, cancellations, some tight games, and frustrating losses. The team will play their final game at home on May 9 against Shelter Island. “We’re looking to finish out the season strong,” said head coach Mark Foard. “We’re well matched against this team, so it’ll be a great game. We invite everyone to come out and support us.”

Sailing Due to high winds this spring and damage done to docks this winter, sailors have only been able to participate in two regattas to date. The first, the Long Island Fleet qualifier regatta, was held in Port Jefferson and hosted by the Stony Brook School. Eleven teams attended and entered boats in both A and B divisions. Senior Caitlin Cummings skippered A division, and started out the day with freshman Isabelle Rowe as crew, placing eighth and seventh in the first two races. Sophomore Cole Colby skippered B division with junior Miguel Monori as crew. In the increasing winds, they sailed three races before coming in, finishing eighth, ninth and fifth. Caitlin went back out for the last race with freshman Wyeth Moyer, and after capsizing in the high winds, placed tenth. Their next regatta is at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay on May 10.

Congratulations and good luck to all teams in their final competitions!