Oct 03, 2013 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Tournament time has arrived for the area’s high school girls tennis teams, with Fayetteville-Manlius and Jamesville-DeWitt favored to hang on to the Section III Class A and B team titles they currently hold.
And the Hornets’ win streak now sits at 326 consecutive matches after it went 3-0 early last week, centered around a 5-2 victory over Baldwinsville on Tuesday afternoon, the same margin by which F-M prevailed over the Bees back on Sept. 6.
Quickly bagging a pair of singles points, F-M saw Maggie Bonono beat Adriana Speech 6-0, 6-2, while Kristina Liu shut out Marissa Tomarello 6-0, 6-0. That made up for Shirley Zhang taking a 6-0, 6-0 loss to Kahlei Reisinger.
In doubles, with Shannon Fullam and Abby Welker falling to Lauren Dusse and Taylor Slink 6-4, 6-0, Katerina Attallah and Mary Trop needed their doubles point – and got it by taking three sets to outlast Gabby Fiello and Maddie Quilter 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
The other points were a bit easier to attain, as Madison Jordan and Sienna Susko defeated Taylor Ferrari and Natalie Kot 7-6, 6-3 in an impressive first doubles showing. Laurin Goldberg and Alexandra Millimaci had a 6-2, 6-3 sweep over Hannah Mautz and Katherine Schumacher.
F-M first put together a 6-1 victory over Liverpool last Monday, the lone point for the Warriors coming when Bonomo lost in three sets to Katey Padden 7-6, 2-6, 6-4.
Otherwise, the Hornets won all the matches in straight sets, with singles points to Zhang and Liu. Then, in doubles, Attalah and Kayla Cleary-Hammarstedt fought to a 7-5, 7-5 victory over Terry Lee Bixby and Chloe Foster.
Fullam and Welker got past Kristin Glor and Megan Reilly 6-4, 6-1. The teams of Susko-Laurin Goldberg and Jordan- Millimaci dropped just five combined games in four sets.
Right after stopping B’ville again, F-M defeated Cicero-North Syracuse 7-0 on Wednesday, only going once to three sets as Jordan and Millimaci outlasted Kristin Inthirakot and Hannah Simmons 6-1, 6-7, 6-2.
Bonomo had the closest singles match, beating Madison Murphy 6-3, 6-3, with Zhang getting past Brooke Murphy 6-3, 6-2. Attalah, again paired with Trop, had their own 6-3, 6-2 victory over Jillian Moczara and Kaili Revellea as the teams of Goldberg-Susko and Fullam-Welker dropped just one game between them.
J-D’s unbeaten regular season concluded last Monday with a 7-0 wipeout of Chittenango. Kyrin Pollock and Elise Catania both had 6-0, 6-0 shutouts over, respectively, Brittany Geiler and Brooke Matzel, with Samantha Williams handling Brittanie Handzell 6-1, 6-2.
The only close doubles match saw Isabella Melton and Adrianna Sotolongo rally past Angela Burghardt and Brianna Koegel 5-7, 6-4, 10-6. Elsewhere, Karley Platenik and Maya Pollock worked to a 6-3, 6-3 win over Erika Burghardt and Jessica Hogan, while the teams of Natalie Alweis-Diane Choi and Olivia Melton-Samantha Mignacca each won 6-3, 6-2 matches.
Manlius-Pebble Hill moved to 8-2 on the season last Monday with a 6-1 victory over Jordan-Elbridge, but then ran into J-D on Tuesday and lost a 7-0 decision.
One singles match was defaulted, but in the contested matches Catania romped past Caroline Blanck 6-0, 6-1 and Kyrin Pollock defeated Elizabeth Clarkson 6-0, 6-0.
Heading to doubles, Kaylee Steiner and Annie Weiss hung around for a while, but lost to Melton and Sotolongo 6-1, 7-5. Julia Mettler-Grove and Sophnie Novak had a 6-4, 6-3 defeat to Platenik and Maya Pollock, with Alweis and Choi beating Spencer Alexander and Lucy Zwigard in a pair of 6-3 sets. Melton and Mignacca shut out Meg Curtis and Amina Kilpatrick 6-0, 6-0.