May 16, 2014 Phil Blackwell Uncategorized
Baldwinsville’s boys tennis team has proven quite competitive against the top CNY Counties Leagues sides and ought to have an impact when the Section III Class A tournaments get underway.
Before all that, though, the Bees first had to deal with visiting West Genesee last Monday afternoon, and did quite well, but still lost to the Wildcats 4-3.
Scott Ferrari, in third singles, rolled past WG’s Justin Taylor 6-0, 6-2, but neither Austin Dukat nor Mike Schneid was able to secure games in their 6-0, 6-0 losses to, respectively, Brent Boleslav and Connor McGuigan.
Meanwhile, in doubles, Eric Johnson and Devin Murphy got an impressive 7-5, 6-2 victory over Connor Smith and Billy Viau, while in three sets Zach Leader and Matt MacConaghy, two games from defeat, managed to scrape past Nolan Ferris and Ian Swete 4-6, 6-4, 7-5.
Still, B’ville needed one more point, and could not quite find it. Hunter Cohen-Ciampichini and Nick Walker took a 6-2, 6-3 defeat to Garrett Boleslav and Alex Fox, while Mason Soeder and John Taylor lost to Anthony Stracqualursi and Aaron Wierbinski 6-3, 6-0.
At least the Bees got points in that match, which didn’t prove the case a day later, when it ran into unbeaten Fayetteville-Manlius and lost, 7-0, to the Hornets.
Nick Jerome played the closest singles match, taking a 6-3, 6-3 defeat to Thomas Wong, with Ferrari falling to Riley Ma 6-2, 6-1 and Taylor getting a 6-0, 6-0 defeat to Josh Druger.
A long second set in doubles saw Schneid and Soeder fall to Justin DeSorbo and Vince Sorrentino 6-0, 8-6, while Johnson and Murphy had a 6-3, 6-1 defeat to Mike Mintskovsky and Brooks Nagle. Walker and Cohen-Ciampichini ran into Dan Miron and Nick Westergaard in a 6-1, 6-1 defeat, with Leader and MacConaghy falling to Ravi Dhawan and Vince Grasso 6-3, 6-0.
It turned around again on Wednesday afternoon, B’ville taking on Oswego and shutting out the Buccaneers by that same 7-0 margin to improve to 7-5 on the season.
To preserve the shutout, Dukat and Murphy had to go to a third-set tie-breaker to edge past Alex Kemper and Kyle McCauley 7-6, 4-6, 7-6. Johnson and Leader handled Jake Gerber and Drazen Schrecengost 6-3, 6-1, while the teams of Schneid-Taylor and MacConaghy-Soeder also won in two sets.
Back in singles, Cohen-Ciampichini had little trouble in his 6-0, 6-1 sweep over Oswego’s Pat Dowdle. Walker got past Mike Chetney 6-1, 6-2, with Ferrari battling to a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jake Jones.