WG, Marcellus tennis stay unbeaten in league

Wildcats hold off Auburn; Mustangs second in Invitational

— Amid a crowded week of activity, the West Genesee girls tennis team somehow kept itself undefeated and Marcellus did the same within the OHSL Liberty division.

When the Wildcats met Auburn last Wednesday afternoon, it was playing for the third time in as many days. That didn’t keep WG from hanging on to beat the Maroons 4-3.

All of WG’s points came from doubles. Samantha Heyn and Allison Theberge handled Jenna Bruno and Heidi VanBuskirk 6-1, 7-5, with Caitlin Hawley and Kayla Llanos using similar scores to beat Kayla Schoonmaker and Julia Wagner 6-2, 7-6.

As Olivia Wolfram and Danielle Fofi earned a 6-4, 6-3 win over Kaitlin Hiywa and Jessica Bolak, Marisa Joyce and Taylor Ginestro were going through a three-set battle with Auryana Dechick and Erica Fedigan. But Joyce and Ginestro pulled it out 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 for the clinching point. This negated the fact that Theresa Clark, Kelsey Abdo and Nicole Baz all lost their singles matches.

For West Genesee, the win streak reached five matches last Tuesday, when it kept Cicero-North Syracuse off the board in a 7-0 shutout of the Northstars.

That took winning every singles match in three sets. Samantha Heyn rallied past Kelse Wilson 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, with Theresa Clark holding off Brittany Wilson 6-4, 4-6, 7-5, and Taylor Ginestro getting through a third-set tie-breaker to beat Hannah Simmons 6-4, 3-6, 7-6. By contrast, all of the doubles matches were over early, none of the four duos losing more than three games in any single set.

WG’s week started with a 7-0 shutout of Jordan-Elbridge. Nicole Klinger played singles and beat Ashley Hamlin 6-4, 6-2, while Alyssa Indelicato and Lauren Kesler had the closest doubles match, beating Amber Corgnell and Kelsey Gage 6-2, 6-2.

And just as a bridge, the Wildcats ended the busy run by blanking Central Square 7-0 on Thursday. Heyn, Klinger and Wolfram engineered the singles sweep, while in doubles Clark and Theberge sweated a bit during a 6-2, 7-6 (7-3) win over Sara Firnstein and Madison Perkins.

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