Oxford 4, Delhi 1
DELHI – Coming off a strong finish at the Section IV Class C-D championships last weekend, Oxford won the rubber match of its three-match series with Delhi for the overall Midstate Athletic Conference title.
The two schools split the regular season matchups, and a tiebreaker Tuesday afternoon was scheduled to determine the outright titlist.
The Blackhawks’ two Ericas – DeWispelaere and LaTourette – came away with decisive straight sets wins at first and second singles to set the tone. DeWispelaere, third in the Class C singles tournament, nearly blanked Carlene Bracci winning 6-0, 6-1. LaTourette was nearly as impressive winning 6-2, 6-0 over Emily Nelson.
Shelby Myers and Patty Anthony took first doubles in straight sets (6-4, 7-6), while Oxford’s second doubles duo of Olivia Powell and Danielle Backus won in three sets over Jackie Prindle and Justine Alwine.
The victory clinches the Blackhawks’ first MAC championship in tennis.
Singles: Erica DeWispelaere (O) defeated Carlene Bracci (D) 6-0, 6-1; Erica LaTourette (O) defeated Emily Nelson (D) 6-2, 6-0; Lindsey Seyforth (D) defeated Myranda Batsford (O) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2.
Doubles: Shelby Myers and Patty Anthony (O) defeated Meghan Hall and Amber Recinella (D) 6-4,7-6 (7-5). Olivia Powell and Danielle Backus (O) defeated Jackie Prindle and Justine Alwine (D) 7-6 (9-7), 2-6, 6-3.
Greene 6, Owego 0
OWEGO – Greene ran its winning streak to 10 games, and can win a Section IV division championship with a victory over Maine-Endwell Thursday.
Holly Davis had two goals for the Trojans, who had eight different players figure in the scoring. “Our passing game is working great, and with our defense, if someone misses, another comes up with a big play,” said Greene coach Sue Carlin. “We talked about early in the season not making those crucial, little mistakes. We have not had those.”