Saints netters win second straight

By on September 20, 2019

The first doubles team of senior Julianna Saxena and junior Adrianna Agnello overcame a 2-6 loss in the first set to win the final two sets 6-3, 6-3 to provide the clinching victory in Churchville-Chili’s 5-2 win over host Hilton in girls tennis.

The Saints swept all four singles matches, including the first three in straight sets, as senior and first singles Lauren Vernick won 6-0, 6-1; classmate Isabelle Bennett took her second singles opponent 6-2, 6-2 and senior Ashley Northup was victorious at third singles 6-0, 6-2.

Junior Kaila Fagan won her first singles match as a varsity player with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-0 win at fourth singles.

The Saints were coming off a 6-1 win over Gates-Chili where the same top three singles competitors won, but Alexis Chanthachackvong swept her fourth singles match 6-2, 6-2 and the third doubles unit of Fagan with Julie Zampatori won in straight sets 6-0, 6-0.

Hilton’s second doubles team of Megan Barnold and Abby Bleier defeated the Saints 6-4, 6-4 as did the third doubles squad of Vanessa Lomb and Ema Jamerson 6-0, 6-1.

The Cadets earlier in the week beat the Greece Lightning 6-1 as first, third and fourth singles players won. Emma Lissow (6-3, 6-3), Maddie Bates (6-3, 6-1) and Sierra Murphy (6-4, 6-3) won respectively. The Cadets also swept all three doubles matches against Greece as Elana Carr & Leah Davis won a hard-fought 7-5, 6-3 first doubles match-up, the second doubles team of Bleier & Mackenzie Pearson lost their first set 3-6 before recovering 7-5, 6-4 while Jamerson and Lomb took their opponent 6-3, 6-2.