Liverpool In their lone regular-season encounter, the Liverpool girls tennis team roared past rival Cicero-North Syracuse 6-1 on Friday afternoon, though the final total did not quite reflect the close nature of the contest.
The host Warriors all won four doubles matches, but three of them went the full length. Sara Noll and Alexandra Reilly had to rally past Richelle Brousseau and Jessica Francatti 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, while Caitlin Corrice and Katey Padden did the same to beat Kristin Inthirakot and Bethany Wicks 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Holly Glor and Melissa Inch did win the first set, but still had to fight off Kathy Nguyen and Sarah Storie 6-3, 6-7, 6-3, while Monica Johnson and Sally Johnson had the easiest time of it, beating Melanie Nguyen and Beth Reeves 6-3, 6-0.
CNS’s lone point came in third singles, where Hannah Simmons got through a third-set tie-breaker and beat Hannah Foster 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2). Otherwise, the Warriors’ Kristina Monahkova routed Kelsey Wilson 6-0, 6-1 and Nicolette Hamilton got a 6-3, 7-5 win over Brittany Wilson.
Playing in its opener last Monday afternoon, CNS managed just a single point in a 6-1 loss to Rome Free Academy. Nguyen and Reeves earned that point for the Northstars in fourth doubles, needing a third-set tie-breaker to edge past Jena Mattie and Emily Peters 6-4, 4-6, 7-6.
RFA dominated in singles, limiting Kelsey Wilson, Kathy Nguyen and Brittany Wilson to five games in six sets. In a three-set doubles battle, Brousseau and Francatti fell to Emily Closinski and Melissa Kobito 6-2, 5-7, 6-3.
A day later, the Northstars lost 7-0 to West Genesee, but put up quite a fight in singles, as every match went to three sets.
Kelsey Wilson won the first set against Samantha Heyn, but lost 3-6, 6-1, 6-1. Brittany Wilson was two games from victory but could not quite get to the end, falling to Theresa Clark 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Hannah Simmons reached a third-set tie-breaker, only to lose to Taylor Ginestro 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.