Laura Torsiello, Bayport's finest young girls tennis player, will open this weekend's Section XI Division III Individual Championship tournament as the no. 1 overall seed for the second consecutive year.
Torsiello, last year's runner up, has led the Phantoms with a strong 11-1 campaign this fall, her only loss coming in a non-league match with Half Hollow Hills. The decorated junior has been playing at the varsity level since seventh grade, when she earned her first of three all-County honors. She was also named an all-State doubles player in eighth grade.
The first two rounds of the tournament will take place at Longwood High School on Saturday afternoon. Should Torsiello advance, she will play in the semifinals on Monday and the finals on Tuesday afternoon.
Keep up with Bayport Patch for more information on how Laura does this weekend!