Name: Elan Evans
School: Jamaica High School
Position: First Singles
Hometown: St. Albans
After last year’s disappointing 5-0 first-round loss to Grover Cleveland, Elan Evans made a promise to his teammates on the Jamaica boys’ tennis team, particularly those who were going to be seniors.
“I promised them we would win the championship so they can graduate champions,” he said.
On Tuesday at the National Tennis Center, Evans helped deliver that promise, defeating Devander Singh, 6-1, 6-0 in first singles as Jamaica capped an undefeated season by beating rival Thomas Edison, 3-2 to win its first ever PSAL ‘B’ city championship.
“The past couple of years have been difficult,” said Evans, who was a freshman on the team that advanced to the ‘B’ semifinals two years ago. “But we really stepped up, made the right decisions on the court and now we are here.”
Evans, also the captain of the Jamaica soccer team, lost just three times this year – all to Richmond Hill’s Thomas Tomczak.
In her final high school soccer game, Newtown’s Alba Carrasquero scored two goals and assisted on another to lift the Pioneers over visiting John Adams, 3-1. Carrasquero, who is heading for Division I Bryant and Stratton Junior College, finishes with a school-record 97 career league goals … Daneisha Lloyd drove in the game-winning RBI in the ninth inning for the John Adams softball team in a 14-13 win over Townsend Harris … Jennifer Giannone went 4-for-4 with a triple, home run and six RBIs for Robert F. Kennedy in a 20-13 win over Flushing … Stephanie Gozdziewski hurled a three-hitter to lead the Mary Louis Hilltoppers past Molloy, 3-2, in the Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan semifinals … St. Francis Prep’s Kristen McEvitt tossed a one-hitter over Bishop Loughin in the Brooklyn/Queens softball semis. Teammate Christina Hunt tossed her first no-hitter against St. Edmund in the quarters.