Unbeaten in April, the Westhill boys tennis team kept it going on the last day of that month as it went head-to-head with its neighbors from Marcellus and earned a 4-1 victory over the Mustangs.
Both doubles matches went in the Warriors’ favor. Tom Chaddock and Ryan Rolince got a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Noah LaFever and Shawn Manke, with Conor Mahoney and Nick Sauro topping Justin Costa and Dan Wrona 6-2, 6-3.
The Mustangs prevented the shout when, in first singles, Andrew Kammer beat Jackson Bradley 6-1, 6-4. But Westhill got the other points as David Bleskoski topped Tyler Guerrina 6-1, 6-3 and D.J. Caloia had a 6-1, 6-4 win over Chris Barbaro.
As a follow-up on Thursday, Westhill shut out Onondaga 5-0. Bradley got past Adam Wood 6-1, 6-1 as Bleskoski beat Taylor Featherstone 6-1, 6-0 and Dan Ferrara beat Jake Massaro 6-0, 6-3. Between them, the doubles teams of Chaddock-Mike Ferrara and Mahoney-Sauro lost just one game in four combined sets.
West Genesee had closed out its abbreviated April portion of the schedule with a 7-0 shutout over East Syracuse Minoa on April 27.
Ryan Joyce beat Dan Rivers 6-4, 6-0, part of a singles sweep where Erik Shanahan beat Jason Schad 6-0, 6-2 and Noah Ruston took out Jack Satterly 6-1, 6-0.
Only two of the doubles matches went two sets, with Matt Mannara and James Plunkett, normally singles players, pairing up to beat Kelvin Cheng and Bryant Pham 6-2, 6-1, while Stefan Atansov and John Northrop got a 6-1, 6-3 win over David Demazure and Jake Harrig.
Things turned around, though, when WG went up against Baldwinsville last Tuesday and took a 5-2 defeat to the Bees.
Mannara won in singles over Nick Licciardello 6-1, 6-0 as Ruston claimed a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 decision over Max Funicello, only to have Plunkett fall to Antonio Marsallo 6-2, 6-1.
And B’ville won all four of the doubles matches. Two of them went to three sets, with Atanasov and Northrop unable to hold on in a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 defeat to Sam Damato and Alex Shaban as Max Mekker and Michael White lost to Diego Aguirre and Eric Smith 6-4, 1-6, 7-5.
WG got back in the win column on Thursday, beating Liverpool by that same 5-2 margin as it swept the singles. Plunkett prevailed, 6-2, 6-1, over Aaron Alejo, with Ruston beating Austin Huntress-Kennedy 6-0, 6-1 and Mannara routing Fillipo Valenti 6-1, 6-0.
Both of Liverpool’s points came in doubles, where Anthony DeLorenzo and Carter McCrea took a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 loss to Aiden Barbour and Brayden Cabrey. But in another three-set battle, Joyce and Shanahan outlasted Andrew Johnson and Caleb Munski 6-3, 6-7, 10-5.
Marcellus played again last Wednesday, taking a 4-1 defeat to Manlius-Pebble Hill as the lone point came in doubles, where LaFever and Wrona paired to handle Jeff Bush and Dan Braverman 6-4, 6-1.
Two other matches went to three sets. Kammer dominated Braverman in the first set of first singles, yet still lost 0-6, 6-1, 6-2, while in doubles Costa and Manke fell to Camden Ciotoli and Keerthi Martyn 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.
Aug 17, 2018
Aug 17, 2018