Tennis: Oxford Edges Sidney Tennis

By: Patrick Newell

OXFORD - At Oxford Thursday, Oxford captured a nailbiter over Sidney winning 3-2.

Along with taking a forfeit from the Warriors at second doubles, perhaps the other key team point for Oxford came at third singles.

In a battle of eighth-graders, Oxford's Abby Denz outlasted Sidney's Emily Morris, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3). "There were a lot of long rallies, and outstanding points won by both girls," said Oxford coach Lance Thorne of the third singles match.

Oxford first doubles team, Natalie and Madalyn Barrows, teamed for a straight sets win to secure the victory.


Singles: 1S: Anthony Morris (Sidney) d. John Rovente (Oxford) 6-0, 6-1. 2S: Danny Morris (Sidney) d. Ehly Ethan (Oxford) 6-3, 6-1. 3S: Abby Denz (Oxford) d. Emily Morris (Sidney) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

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Doubles: 1D: Natalie Barrows & Madalyn Barrows (Oxford) d. Dhalia VanKingsley & Cameron Harris (Sidney) 6-4, 6-1. 2D: Jill Finch & Jocie Finch (Oxford) d. Forfeit & Forfeit (Sidney) 6-0, 6-0.


Chenango Valley 6, Norwich 1

CHENANGO BRIDGE - At Chenango Valley High School Thursday, the Warriors took five of six contested matchups, and added a forfeit from Norwich to grab the Southern Tier Athletic Conference victory.

Norwich did not go home empty-handed, though.

At second singles, underclassman Emma Brooks secured the Purple Tornado's lone team point. Brooke defeated CV's Celia Trumino, 9-6.


Singles: 1S: Adelie Wilson (Chenango Valley) d. Natalie Benenati (Norwich) 9-2. 2S: Emma Brooks (Norwich) d. Celia Trumino (Chenango Valley) 9-6. 3S: Vanessa Rodzinka (Chenango Valley) d. Jolie Powell (Norwich) 9-7. 4S: Madeline Selby (Chenango Valley) d. Willow Swingle (Norwich) 9-0.

Doubles: 1D: Caelynn Edwards & Elizabeth Dzumba (Chenango Valley) d. Autumn Clum & Meadow Rosenthal (Norwich) 9-3. 2D: Aubrey Staub & Mandy Bixby (Chenango Valley) d. Bailey Olds & Tanner Olds (Norwich) 9-1. 3D: Jazmyn Palmater & Elena Rose(Chenango Valley) d. Forfeit & Forfeit(Norwich) 9-0


Chenango Valley 4, Norwich 3

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CHENANGO BRIDGE - Norwich split six matches played on the court, but gave up the decisive team point by forfeit to fall to 0-6 on the season.

Norwich split the four singles matches as Nathan Franklin and Grayson Boyer won at third and fourth singles respectively.

Franklin blanked Andrew Clark, 9-0, while Boyer dominated Alex Fedo, 9-1.

Norwich's second doubles team, Donavan Gillen and Alex Newman, claimed a 9-4 victory over CB's Fenner Sisson and Gabriel Wright.


Singles: 1S: Connor Frey (Chenango Valley) d. Nicholas Deady 9-0. 2S: Gavin Laskowski (Chenango Valley) d. Jonathan Ryan 9-6. 3S: Nathan Franklin (Norwich) d. Andrew Clark 9-0. 4S: Grayson Boyer (Norwich) d. Alex Fedo 9-1.

Doubles: 1D: Chad Cole & Kyle Santi (Chenango Valley) d. William Lindner & Matthew Hall 9-6. 2D: Donavan Gillen & Alex Newman (Norwich) d. Fenner Sisson & Gabriel Wright 9-4. 3D: Caydin Gates & Kolin Parks (Chenango Valley) won by forfeit.


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