Nathan Melnyk, a junior at Harborfields High School, became what is believed to be New York's first wheelchair athlete to compete against able-bodied students in a varsity high school tennis match on April 26, 2016, when he took to the court in a doubles match at Smithtown East.

Due to the inclement weather, the game was suspended until May 2. Melnyk and his partner, Bobby Bellino, a freshman, won their varsity double match against Smithtown East in a 6-0, 6-0 victory.

Congratulations to both players on this tremendous accomplishment.  

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