Liverpool, CNS tennis sides face late struggles

Each of the Cicero-North Syracuse and Liverpool girls tennis teams were in search of positive results as the regular season wrapped up.

The Northstars did get its second straight win, topping Syracuse East 6-1 last Tuesday afternoon. CNS dominated singles play, as Kathy Nguyen blanked Briana Bigby 6-0, 6-0, while Hannah Simmons and Brittany Wilson won by equal 6-2, 6-0 margins over, respectively, Domenica Wilson and Francine Yanchik.

Moving to doubles, Richelle Brousseau and Jessica Francatti handled Cecily Thomas and Vivian Truong 6-0, 6-1. Sarah Storie and Kelsey Wilson had a 6-2, 6-1 win over Talisha Montanez and Briana Tillman, while Kristin Inthirakot and Bethany Wicks handled Lachelle Brown and Tilla Collins in a 6-4, 6-0 decision.

The Northstars also beat Utica Proctor 6-1, prevailing in a series of single-set matches to 10 games. Simmons beat Vicky Fam 10-5 and Brittany Wilson topped Andrea Cvijanovic by that same margin. The teams of Storie-Kelsey Wilson and Brousseau-Francatti both grabbed 10-0 shutouts during a doubles sweep.

In a tight 4-3 defeat to Central Square on Thursday, the doubles teams of Beth Nguyen-Wicks, Brousseau-Francatti and Melanie Nguyen-Beth Reeves all won in straight sets, meaning one more point was needed.

That point never arrived, though, as Simmons lost to Hannah Kaminski 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, with Wilson taking a 7-5, 6-7, 6-3 defeat to Brianna Grimes.

CNS also lost Friday to Auburn, 6-1, only earning a point when Brousseau and Francatti overcame an early deficit to beat Jessica Bolak and Kaitlin Hilywa 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. The Maroons won every other match in straight ets.

Earlier in the week, Liverpool took its own 6-1 defeat to Auburn, only getting a point when, in doubles, Sara Noll and Alexandra Reilly edged past Jessica Bolak and Kaitlin Hlywa 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.

The Maroons swept all the singles matches in two sets. Erna Abadzic and Melissa Inch had a 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 defeat to Jenna Bruno and Heidi VanBuskirk. Hannah Foster and Sally Johnson also went to three sets, and also took a loss, falling to Kayla Schoonmaker and Julia Wagner 6-3, 3-6, 6-4.

By that same 6-1 margin, the Warriors also fell to long-time power Fayetteville-Manlius.

It was Kristina Monahkova preventing the shutout in first singles, coming from behind to beat Meghan Muraco 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, but the Hornets won every other match in straight sets. Monica and Sally Johnson fell to Allison Donella and Katie Roche 6-0, 6-4.

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