2017 Section 9 girls tennis round of 16, quarterfinal results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste rolled into the Section 9 semifinals, dropping just one game in two matches at Match Point Tennis in Goshen.

Balleste, the top seed and Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association champion, defeated Roosevelt’s Ashleigh Dolan 6-1, 6-0 in the quarterfinals and blanked New Paltz’s Ariana Rodriguez 6-0, 6-0. She will play Cornwall’s Shirali Patel, a 6-0, 7-6 (7-3) winner over fourth-seeded Emily Savage of Wallkill, in a semifinal at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Match Point.

Monroe-Woodbury seventh-grader Maeve Cassidy was impressive in her first section tournament. Cassidy lost just two games in two wins. She defeated Goshen’s Becky Andrews 6-0, 6-2 to reach the semifinals. Kingston eighth-grader Lila Shih Freeman, Cassidy’s semifinal opponent, topped second-seed Grace Messenger of Marlboro, the Mid-Hudson Athletic League champion, 6-3, 7-5.

Top-seeded Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian of Warwick outlasted their teammates Gabby Donohue and Samantha Killin 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 in a quarterfinal match that lasted two hours and 22 minutes.

Grundfast and Ghobadian play Cornwall’s Marina Blumenschein and Meg Nielsen in a semifinal at 10 a.m. Friday at Match Point.

Unseeded Ali Dratch and Bianca Harris of Valley Central, who knocked off second-seeded Isabelle Goings-Perrot and Riddhi Patel of Newburgh Free Academy in the quarterfinals, play Warwick’s Uliana Kitar and Stephanie Menoutis in the other semifinal.

Girls tennis

Section 9 championships

(at Match Point Tennis, Goshen)


Quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Jalynn Balleste (Washingtonville) d. Ashleigh Dolan (Roosevelt) 6-1, 6-0; Shirali Patel (Cornwall) d. No. 4 Emily Savage (Wallkill) 6-0, 7-6 (7-3); No. 3 Maeve Cassidy (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Becky Andrews (Goshen) 6-0, 6-2; Lila Shih Freeman (Kingston) d. No. 2 Grace Messenger (Marlboro) 6-3, 7-5.

Round of 16: No. 1 seed Jalynn Balleste (Washingtonville) d. Ariana Rodriguez (New Paltz) 6-0, 6-0; Ashleigh Dolan (Roosevelt) d. Celesta Blezy (Minisink Valley) 6-0, 6-3; Emily Savage (Wallkill) d. Hanna Scali (James I. O’Neill) 6-0, 6-3; Shirali Patel (Cornwall) d. Rachel Li (Spackenkill) 6-3, 6-0; Becky Andrews (Goshen) d. Natalie Meyer (New Paltz) 6-4, 6-2; Maeve Cassidy (Monroe-Woodbury) d. Bailey Kretchmer (Onteora) 6-0, 6-0; Lila Shih Freeman (Kingston) d. Mehal Mitra (Saugerties) 6-0, 6-0; Grace Messenger (Marlboro) d. Jenna Costelloe (Monroe-Woodbury) 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.


Quarterfinals: No. 1 seed Jackie Grundfast-Ava Ghobadian (Warwick) d. Gabby Donohue-Samantha Killin (Warwick) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Marina Blumenschein-Meg Nielsen (Cornwall) d. Lindsey Tobey-Kristina Stevanovic (Monroe-Woodbury) 6-1, 6-4; Uliana Kitar-Stephanie Menoutis (Warwick) d. Deeya Modhwadiya-Sadie McNair (Newburgh Free Academy) 6-3, 6-4; Ali Dratch-Bianca Harris (Valley Central) d. No. 2 Isabelle Goings-Perrot-Riddhi Patel (Newburgh Free Academy) 7-5, 6-3.

Round of 16: Jackie Grundfast-Ava Ghobadian (Warwick) vs. Danielle Nugen-Amber Hicks (Roosevelt) 6-0, 6-0; Gabby Donohue-Samantha Killin (Warwick) d. Sneha Kamada-Udaya Rattan (Spackenkill) 6-2, 6-0; Lindsey Tobey-Kristina Stevanovic (Monroe-Woodbury) d. No. 4 Wiliana Lundy-Lexus Pattershall (Roosevelt) 6-4, 6-2; Marina Blumenschein-Meg Nielsen (Cornwall) d. Emily Cavotti-Alice Finta (Red Hook) 6-0, 6-0; Uliana Kitar-Stephanie Menoutis (Warwick) d. Zoe Lewis-Halley Maestro (New Paltz) 6-2, 6-1; Deeya Modhwadiya-Sadie McNair (Newburgh Free Academy) d. No. 3 Emily Ma-Cynthia Ma (Spackenkill) 6-2, 4-6, 6-4; Ali Dratch-Bianca Harris (Valley Central) d. Samantha Jaros-Ava Del Salto (Marlboro) 6-1, 6-1; Isabelle Goings-Perrot-Riddhi Patel (Newburgh Free Academy) d. Dasha Latvis-Julia Bemis (Red Hook) 6-1, 6-3.

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