2017 MHAL boys tennis first day results

New Paltz sophomore Issac Cheruiyot’s quest to win his second straight MHAL doubles title remains alive.

Cheruiyot and Noah Kalus advanced to the MHAL semifinals with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Spackenkill’s Colin Smith and Eric Choi (Spackenkill) 6-1, 6-2. Cheruiyot won the doubles championship and placed third in Section 9 with Alessandro Mauceri last season. He and Kalus plays Marlboro’s Charles Benfer and Yazeed Haidaoui in the semifinals at noon Tuesday at Bard College.

Benfer and Haidaoui survived a three-setter against Spackenkill’s Alex Ristic and John Conti 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

MHAL championships
(at Bard College)

Quarterfinals: Tomas Pesko-West (Onteora) d. Claude Stephens (Marlboro) 6-0, 6-0; Sofia Feigelson (Millbrook) d. Zach Bonitz (Ellenville) 5-7, 7-6 (7-2); Ryan Ackert (Spackenkill) d. Caleb McMenemy (Onteora) 5-7, 6-4, 6-2; Naveen Chowhury (Roosevelt) d. Cory Gallinger (Roosevelt) 6-3, 6-2.

Round of 16: Stephens (Marlboro) d. Kush Patel (Roosevelt) 6-1, 7-6; Bonitz (Ellenville) d. Charles Newman (Pine Plains) 6-2, 6-2; Feigelson (Millbrook) d. Jude Martini (Wallkill) 6-0, 6-3; McMenemy (Onteora) won by forfeit over Dhruv Odedra (Highland); Ackert (Spackenkill) d. Lucas Dodd (Onteora) 6-0, 6-2; Gallinger (Roosevelt) d. Omar Santiago (Pine Plains) 6-4, 6-0.

Quarterfinals: Alec Gautier-Mitch Hutchins (Rhinebeck) d. Jamie Derbyshire-Jed Hammoud (Rhinebeck) 6-3, 3-6, 7-5; Ethan Husted-Colin Sullivan (Red Hook) d. Josh McCormick-Chris Backus (Saugerties) 6-4, 6-2; Noah Kalus-Issac Cheruiyot (New Paltz) d. Colin Smith-Eric Choi (Spackenkill) 6-1, 6-2; Charles Benfer-Yazeed Haidaoui (Marlboro) d. Alex Ristic-John Conti (Spackenkill) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2.

Round of 16: Gautier-Hutchins (Rhinebeck) d. Donwook Kim-Dan Balutowski (NP) 6-2, 6-4; Derbyshire-Hammoud (Rhinebeck) d. Carter Vail-Noah Barbaro (Saugerties) no score available; Husted-Sullivan (Red Hook) d. Owen Sheekey-Logan McPherson (New Paltz) 6-4, 6-3; McCormick-Backus (Saugerties) d. Josue Lorenz-Rylie Lake (Ellenville) no score available; Kalus-Cheruiyot (New Paltz) d. Aidan Higgins-Connor Kortright (Marlboro) 6-1, 6-2; Smith-Choi (Spackenkill) d. Lucas Smith-Justin Smith (Wallkill) no score available; Benfer-Haidaoui (Marlboro) d. Justin Maglione-Nick Wallingford (Wallkill) 6-1, 7-6; Ristic-Conti (Spackenkill) d. Luckner Bellavue-Sebastian Ottaviani (Red Hook) 6-4, 7-5.

Round of 32: Kim-Balutowski (New Paltz) d. Ryan Baxter-Daniel Parada (Ellenville) 10-8; Vail-Barbaro (Saugerties) d. Josh Sharac-John Hafner (Pine Plains) 10-6; Husted-Sullivan (Red Hook) d. Peter Ritinevault-Angel Ocampo (Roosevelt) 10-4; Lucas Smith-Justin Smith (Wallkill) d. Kai Watson-Tobias Schilinger (Spackenkill) 10-2; Maglione-Wallingford (Wallkill) d. Collin Nagle-Alex Meci (Onteora) 10-8; Ristic-Conti (Spackenkill) d. Marc Melita-Harrison Pietrzak (Marlboro) 10-3.

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