F-M tennis wins twice; J-D beats ESM

In advance of this Thursday's showdown with West Genesee (off to its own 8-0 start), the Fayetteville-Manlius boys tennis team did not waver, moving its long win streak to 192 consecutive matches.

F-M dominated last Monday's match against Oswego, sweeping past the Buccaneers 7-0. Mike Mintkosvky had the closest singles match, topping Mike Hart 6-2, 6-1. Nick Westergaard got past Austin DeMott 6-1, 6-1 as Wilbert Geng beat Ryan Patrick 6-0, 6-2.

In doubles, the teams of Danny Miron-James Miron, Sam Badalina-Alex Martin, Kunal Sangani-Scott Trobert and Alex McCarthy-Eric Rosenthal lost just two games in eight sets of work.

Much the same thing happened in Friday's 7-0 win over Nottingham, as five of the seven matches were 6-0, 6-0 decisions. Westergaard beat Justin D'Antonio 6-0, 6-1.

Also on Friday, Jamesville-DeWitt met neighbor East Syracuse-Minoa - and the Red Rams came out on top, beating the Spartans 5-2 as it was helped by a pair of singles forfeits.

The contested singles matches were split, J-D's Andrew Lee sweeping Shane Stone 6-0, 6-0 as ESM's Tyler Underwood outlasted David Zhang 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. Jim Quartier claimed a forfeit.

A doubles classic saw the Spartans' tandem of Brandon and Parker Stone edge Erik Davis and Reed Tso 6-7, 7-6, 10-7. Otherwise, J-D saw Amir Nazem and Steve Procopio beat Esef Hamzic and Tyler Rosso 6-3, 6-2, with Alex Katsarsky and David Rapp-Kirshner getting a 6-0, 6-1 win over Jeff Espiscopo and Mushtak Mozeb.

Earlier in the week, J-D moved to 3-0 by beating Cortland 6-1, mostly based on a doubles sweep. Allen Zhou lost in three sets to Donovan Prior 6-4, 3-6, 10-8, but Quartier handled Kyle Davis 6-1, 6-4, with Abraham Davis and Jack Alexander dropping just one game in their singles wins over, respectively, Kyle Fussner and James Williams.

On Tuesday, J-D beat Homer by that same 6-1 margin, denied the sweep when Tso had a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat to Keefe Garrett in singles play. Otherwise, the Red Rams won every match in two sets, anchored by Abraham Davis fighting past Riley Bauer 6-4, 7-5. Nazem and Procopio worked hard in doubles to beat Bob Chambrone and Allen Perry 6-1, 7-5.

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