Category Archives: Tennis

2017 state girls tennis first-round results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste passed her first test in the state tournament, defeating Shaker’s Haejin Lee 7-5, 6-2 in an opening-round match Saturday at Tri-City Tennis Center in Latham. Balleste, making her state debut, remained undefeated (20-0) on the season. She plays Great Neck North’s Amy Delman next in the round of 16. Valley Central [...]

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2017 Section 9 girls tennis final results

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste came back from 3-2 down in the first set to win her first Section 9 singles titles with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kingston eighth-grader Lila Shih Freeman. Valley Central’s Ali Dratch and Bianca Harris, a wild-card team, defeated top-seeded Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian 6-1, 6-4 to capture their first [...]

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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 [...]

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2017 MHAL girls tennis results: Messenger champion again

Marlboro junior Grace Messenger is a Mid-Hudson Athletic League champion for the fourth time. This time, Messenger claimed her first singles title. Messenger defeated Wallkill’s Emily Savage, the top seed and defending champion, 7-5, 6-0. She had won three MHAL doubles titles with her older sister, Emma. Messenger avenged regular-season losses to Savage and second-seeded [...]

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Live 2017 OCIAA girls tennis semifinal, finals

Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste captured her first Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association singles title with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Monroe-Woodbury seventh-grader Maeve Cassidy. Warwick’s Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian of Warwick defended their doubles title, defeating Newburgh Free Academy’s Isabelle Goings-Perrot and Riddhi Patel 6-2, 6-1 OCIAA championships (at Match Point Tennis, Goshen) Singles [...]

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2017 OCIAA girls tennis early round doubles results

Defending champions Jackie Grundfast and Ava Ghobadian defeated teammates Gabby Donohue and Samantha Killin 6-2, 7-5 to advance to the Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association semifinals at Match Point Tennis in Goshen. Grundfast and Ghobadian, the top seed, will meet teammates Uliana Kitar and Stephanie Menoutis, the fourth seed, at 10 a.m. Friday at Match [...]

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Bockman, McHale opt to play in USTA Junior tournaments

Two of the area’s top girls tennis players have decided to train and compete in United States Tennis Association junior tournaments over high school this fall. The departure of two-time defending Section 9 champion Jane Bockman, a Goshen sophomore, and Valley Central junior Kortney McHalle, a 2016 state qualifier, makes Washingtonville freshman Jalynn Balleste one [...]

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2017 state boys tennis first-round draw

Section 9 champion Lucas Arora will face fourth-seeded Ryan Fishback in the opening round of the state singles championship at the National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Thursday morning. Arora, a Cornwall junior, takes a 21-0 record into the match. Newburgh Free Academy’s David Salazar and Troy Steiner, the Section 9 doubles champions, meet Olean’s [...]

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2017 Section 9 boys tennis round of 16, quarterfinal results

Cornwall junior Lucas Arora, the top seed, rolled to the semifinals without losing a game in two matches on the first day of the Section 9 championships. Arora defeated Roosevelt’s Cory Gallinger 6-0, 6-0 in the round of 16 and topped Millbrook eighth-grader Sophia Feigelson 6-0, 6-0. Feigelson beat James I. O’Neill’s Ted Northup 4-6, [...]

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Leach to play in Section 9 tennis tournament

Cornwall sophomore Dan Leach has received a medical waiver from Section 9 to compete in its tennis tournament after he was cleared to compete by a doctor Friday afternoon. Leach defaulted and missed the qualifying Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association championship this week after becoming ill during a practice session Wednesday. The waiver was granted [...]

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