Oct 05, 2011 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
So there was another close contest between teams from Baldwinsville and West Genesee, and this time it was the Bees finishing on top.
No big deficits or rallies, no last-minute heroics, no fifth down, just a well-played girls tennis match between undefeated sides where the 7-0 Bees, boosted by dominant singles play and one breakthrough in doubles, beat the 11-0 Wildcats in a 4-3 decision Tuesday afternoon on the B’ville school campus.
It started, as always, with first singles star Kahlei Reisinger, who took apart Nicole Klinger in a 6-0, 6-0 shutout. Right after, Taylor Ferrari finished off Alyssa Indelicato 6-1, 6-1, while Amari Pollard put together a 6-1, 6-2 win over Kelsey Abdo.
Now B’ville needed a point in doubles. Remarkably, the teams of Maddie Fiello-Colleen Morgan, Shannon Hurley-Taylor Slink and Kelsey Leitgeb-Katherine Schumacher all lost by the same scores – 7-6 in the first set and 6-3 in the second set.
So it was up to Natalie Kot and Hannah Mautz in third doubles, and they lost the first set 6-4 to WG’s tandem of Danielle Fofi and Olivia Wolfram. But Kot and Mautz rolled through the second set 6-2 and, when they won the third set 6-4, had clinched the team victory.
With little time to rest, B’ville had to turn around Thursday and confront Fayetteville-Manlius. Despite singles success, the Bees could not halt the Hornets’ epochal win streak in a 5-2 defeat.
Reisinger rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 sweep over Meghan Muraco, while Pollard had the same sort of effort as she beat Kara Goldberg 6-1, 6-2. However, Ferrari ran into Jessica Guarino and took a 6-2, 6-3 loss.
B’ville really got beat, though, in doubles play as F-M took all four matches without dropping a set. Kot and Schumacher got to a first set tie-breaker, but lost to Laurin Goldberg and Alexandra Millimaci 7-6, 6-2. Fiello and Morgan had a 7-5, 6-1 defeat to Rhiannon Iorio and Carly Romano.