STARLIGHT– On Thursday May 12, the Norwich, Oxford, and Greene tennis teams competed in sectionals in Starlight, Pennsylvania.
In the first round of singles, Oxford’s John Rovente defeated Roxbury’s Ryder Albano 6-3 and 5-2 to advance.
Greene’s Maeric Barrows received a bye while teammate Shane Rideout advanced against Delhi’s Bryce Burrows (7-5,5-4).
Sus Valley’s Samar Dhillon defeated Oxford’s Ethan Ehly in the best of three. Ehly took the first match 6-1, but fell in the final two matches (6-2, 6-2).
Hunter-Tannersville’s William Schneider got past Norwich’s Kris Duell with scores of 6-4 and 6-1.
In the second round of singles, Rovente was eliminated from moving on as Chenango Forks’ Brian Tye took both matches with scores of 6-2 and 6-3.
Greene’s Barrows and Rideout both move on. Barrows defeated Ian Gilmore from Hunter-Tannersville 6-2, 6-1. Rideout earned the victory against Sus Valley’s Dhillon (7-5, 6-4).
Barrows then defeated Delhi’s Hailee Bodo 6-2 and 6-4 to advance to the semifinals, where she lost in two matches to Sus Valley’s Issac Spottek (6-2,6-1). Rideout lost to Sidney’s Danny Morris (6-2,6-2).
For doubles, Greene’s Samantha Darling and Paige Estabrook made it through the first round over Deposit-Hancock’s Enola Butler and Emily Moore (6-0,6-2). Teammates Cassie Butler and Paul Starliper defeated Bainbridge-Guilford’s Cooper Sienko and Giovanni Johnson (6-1, 6-1).
Oxford’s Madalyn Barrows and Ethan Fleury received a bye while Jill and Jocie Finch defeated Norwich’s Michael Zheng and Donavan Gillen, with the second match withdrawn due to a medical reason.
In the second round, Delhi’s Risdon Reed and Tabor Reed defeated Darling and Estabrook with scores of 6-0 and 6-0. Chenango Forks’ Alex McMullen and Joey Worden took care of Butler and Starliper with two 6-3 victories.
Chenango Forks’ Evan Jacobs and partner Eli Stocum advanced to the Quarterfinals after a victory over Oxford’s Barrows and Fleury in a best of three. Jacobs-Stocum won the first match with a close 7-6 victory before Barrows and Fleury took match two 6-3. Jacobs-Stocum got past them in the final match with a score of 6-4.
Sus Valley’s Jamison Cook with Daniel Davies defeated Jill and Jocie Finch in both matches (6-1,6-0).
Both Delhi teams (Risdon Reed-Tabor Reed and Bryce Burrows-Owen Haight) won the Semifinals.