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May 7, 2013 - 2:54pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, softball.

Batavia girls softball picked up a win against Pembroke, 10-4, but dropped a game to Alden 10-3 in recent action.

In the game against Pembroke, Kayleigh Tourt had two hits and four RBIs while Hannah Bowen had two hits and two RBIs.

Kimberly Walsh pitched all seven, struck out 6 and gave up seven hits and two earned runs.

Against Alden, Bowen had two hits, Taylor Stefaniak had two hits and Briana Janes had two hits.

May 6, 2013 - 11:33pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, track and field.

Two Batavia-area athletes competing for Fredonia State made strong showings this past week at the SUNYAC Outdoor Track & Field championship meet at SUNY Cortland.

Eric Williams won the 110-meter high hurdle title and Max Radley finished second in the men's hammer throw.

Williams, a freshman, won with a time of 14.70 seconds.

Radley's best toss measured 52.34 meters. Radley is a senior.

Fredonia is a Division III NCAA school.

May 5, 2013 - 10:05pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, golf.

Adam Baumeister shot a one-under 71 to claim first place medalist honors and the Genesee Community College golf team took second place in the GCC Invite on Saturday afternoon at the Batavia Country Club.

GCC individual scores: Trevor Leach 79, Andrew Steinbrenner 80, Alec Engel 82, Gary Neth 87 and Max Sallade 91.

Monroe Community College finished first as a team with a combined score of 303. Genesee tallied a team score of 312 and tied with Onondaga Community College for second place overall. Adirondack Community College finished fourth with a team score of 316 followed by Jefferson Community College (325), Mohawk Valley Community College (327), Tompkins-Cortland Community College (338), Cayuga Community College (338), Niagara County Community College (360) and Mercyhurst North East (410).

(First place medalist Adam Baumeister)

May 5, 2013 - 1:21pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in sports, Oakfield, high school sports, oakfield-alabama, softball.

Oakfield-Alabama's Salina Stymus connects for a home run during a tournament game in Nunda.

The Hornets advanced to the championship game, but dropped the match 7-0 to Keshequa.

Information and photos submited by Ron Welker.

May 5, 2013 - 12:51pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in baseball, Batavia Rotary, sports, high school sports.

It was a long day of baseball at Dwyer Stadium Saturday as offense dominated in all four games leading up to a 19-1 tournament championship win for the Batavia Blue Devils over the pitch-weary Oakfield-Alabama Hornets.

This was the 15th year for tournament, sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club.

To reach the finals, Batavia beat Attica 8-6 and O-A beat Notre Dame 10-9, erasing a 7-0 deficit for the comeback victory.

In the consolation game, Attica downed the Irish 14-10 in a game punctuated by numerous complaints about the ball-strike calling of the home plate umpire.

Zach Hale was named tournament MVP after fanning 15 in the nightcap.

And nightcap it was. The game was scheduled to start at 7 p.m., but with the high-scoring games prior to the championship game, the Blue Devils and Hornets didn't take the field until 8:15 p.m.

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May 3, 2013 - 8:05pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in baseball, GCC, sports.

Malik Mitchell threw a complete game for the third-seeded Genesee Community College baseball team in the Region III Division II tournament opener, helping the Cougars defeat #2 Mercyhurst North East, 9-1.

Mercyhurst took an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first inning. The Cougars came back to tie it with a run in the fourth and then took the lead after Zack Ranta hit a bases loaded double that scored two to give GCC a 3-1 lead. Genesee added another run in the fifth and added five more unanswered runs to defeat the Saints via the eight-run mercy rule after seven innings.

Brandon Collins hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and drove in a run in the seventh on a double to help extend the lead. Jacob Sojda, Ramon Vega, and Jacob Kenney also drove in runs for the Cougars in the final inning.

In game two, Genesee managed just six hits off of top-seeded Monroe Community College's starting pitcher Dylan Sheffer, who went the distance and did not allow a run.

Collins and Ranta each collected two hits and Fauchedre Celestijn and Alex Lyons each went 1-3.

Monroe scored five runs in the second inning and twice in the sixth and tallied 11 hits in the game.

Ranta started the game on the mound and went five innings allowing five runs (three earned) on nine hits and struck out three. Ryan DiMartino threw the final three innings and allowed two earned runs on two hits and struck out one.

Genesee (1-1) will face elimination on Saturday at 4 p.m. Monroe CC (1-0) will play Mercyhurst NE (0-1) at 12 p.m. If Monroe wins, Mercyhurst NE will be eliminated from the tournament. If Mercyhurst NE wins, they will play Genesee for the right to play for the Region III Division II tournament title.

May 1, 2013 - 8:28pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in baseball, GCC, sports.

In a tune-up before this weekend's Region III Tournament, the Genesee Community College baseball team hosted Lackawanna College on Wednesday afternoon in a final regular season doubleheader. The Cougars lost the first game 14-2 but came back to win in walk-off fashion in game two, 9-8.

Brandon Collins hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first, but Genesee surrendered two runs to Lackawanna in the top of the inning to fall behind.

GCC used a total of four pitchers in game one and allowed 14 runs (nine earned) on 12 hits.

Collins doubled in the fourth and scored on an RBI single by Josh Maier, but that was the extent of the Cougars offense in game one.

In game two, Lackawanna again put two runs on the board in the top of the first to take an early lead.

Ryan DiMartino singled with one out in the second inning and then scored on a triple by Jacob Sodja to cut Lackawanna's lead in half.

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Fauchedre Celestijn delivered an RBI single that scored Jacob Kenney to get GCC to within 3-2. Manny Garcia added a sacrifice fly later in the inning to tie the game at 3-3.

Lackawanna responded in the top of the seventh with five runs to take an 8-3 lead.

The Cougars loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh and cut the Lackawanna lead in half after Celestijn was hit by a pitch, allowing Maier to score. Garcia then stepped to the plate and hit a game-tying grand slam out to left, notching the score at 8-8. The Cougars kept the rally going and loaded the bases again, before Jose Diaz was hit by a pitch, scoring Collins to give Genesee a 9-8 walk-off win.

The Cougars finish the regular season 21-11 and will now turn their sights on the Region III Tournament which will begin on Friday afternoon at Monroe Community College.

April 30, 2013 - 9:56pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, softball.

Kimberly Walsh tossed a complete game shutout Tuesday against Gates Chili leading Batavia's girls softball team to a 7-0 victory.

Walsh also had three hits and RBI to help contribute to the win.

Breanna Hurlbut and Kayleigh Tourt each had three hits and collecting two hits each were Taylor Stefaniak, Elizabeth Myers and Hannah Bowen.

Myers and Teiona Kemp each scored two runs.

April 30, 2013 - 9:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, tennis.

From Batavia HS tennis coach John Kirkwood:

  • 1st singles: Nate Palmer was defeated by Matt Renzi   1-6   5-7.
  • 2nd singles: Jeff Redband was defeated by Venkatesh Ramkumar 4-6   2-6
  • 3rd singles: Caleb Jackson was defeated by Pat OBrien 0-6   0-6
  • 4th singles: Tim Moehlenkamp was defeated by Luke Weglarz 5-7   6-2   0-6
  • First doubles:  Samir Jain and Ken McMaster were defeated by Travis Miller and Amit Neman 0-6   0-6
  • Second doubles: Tim Martin and Trey Filbert were defeated by Niels Rasmussen and Andrew Palmiere 1-6   1-6
  • Third doubles: Avery Midla and Jon McMaster were defeated by Jon Harper and Rishaan Sharwa 2-6    1-6

Mendon is the class of section V this year. They are 8-0. Batavia drops to 3-2 in league and 1-1 in our division.

Despite what looks like a lopsided match, we played well in all positions. Playing Mendon and the other top section V teams will help us later this month in key sectional matches against class B schools.

Batavia travels to Harley Allendale Columbia tomorrow to play
Harley, HFL, Aquinas in the Class BB/B individual qualifier. The top 4 singles players and top 4 doubles teams will qualify to compete on May 11, 2013 at Pal Mac.

April 29, 2013 - 8:39pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, softball.

The Genesee Community College softball team lost both games of a doubleheader to Onondaga Community College on Monday afternoon, losing game one 12-8 and falling in game two, 8-4.

GCC honored sophomores Alishia Foss, Chelsea Lynch and Miki Kawaguchi to begin the afternoon as Monday marked the final doubleheader of the season.

Kawaguchi delivered three hits and scored three runs in game one, but Onondaga scored five runs in the first and five in the second to jump in front with a lead they would not give up.

Genesee put together a four-run third inning to get to within 10-7, but managed only a run on four hits the rest of the way.

Foss finished game one 3-4 with a run scored and two runs batted in. Rachel VanDuser went 2-4 with a double, a triple and a run scored and Lynch added three hits, an RBI and a run scored.

Foss took the loss on the mound, throwing all seven innings, allowing 12 runs and striking out four.

(Catcher Brittnee Hallett-Jonathan tags out an OCC runner trying to score)


In game two, Genesee took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after Tori Kramer delivered an RBI double that scored Yui Sotah.

The Lady Lazers responded and scored four times in the third inning to take a 4-1 lead. GCC had a chance for a big inning in the bottom of the third, but scored only one run and left the bases loaded.

The Lady Cougars answered two OCC runs in the top of the fourth with two runs in the bottom of the inning, but did not score the rest of the game and managed only three hits in the final three innings.

Lynch scored two runs in game two and went 2-4 at the plate. Taylor Gayton delivered an RBI double, VanDuser went 2-3 with a run scored and Kawaguchi went 2-4 with two singles.

Andrea Pursel took the loss on the mound, allowing eight runs on 11 hits and struck out four.

Genesee falls to 10-24.

(GCC sophomores (L-R) Chelsea Lynch, Miki Kawaguchi and Alishia Foss)

April 28, 2013 - 8:10pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, lacrosse.

The No.2 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team fell to No.1 Onondaga Community College 15-8 on Sunday afternoon in the Region III Championship at Herkimer County Community College.

The Cougars started off fast scoring the first two goals of the game. Nick Gray got GCC on the board first with a goal at the 13:37 mark. Luke Grahnert had the assist. Gray then set up Christian Reiller who scored at the 10:22 mark to give Genesee a 2-0 lead. Onondaga came back to score the next two goals and the game was 2-2 after one.

GCC started the second quarter the same as the first, scoring two quick goals to take a 4-2 lead. Marcus Palvino and Cam Seneca had the Genesee goals. The Lazers got  one goal back late in the second quarter but GCC took a 4-3 lead into the half.

Onondaga took the lead in the third quarter, scoring the first five goals of the period to take an 8-4 lead. Seneca broke the GCC scoreless drought with a goal at the 6:41 mark, one of two goals he scored in the third. OCC led 10-6 after three.

Genesee was unable to draw closer in the fourth as the Lazers outscored the Cougars 5-2 in the final frame to win the Region III Championship and take the #1 seed in the NJCAA National Tournament.

Brady Lawrence played well in net for GCC, making 23 saves on the afternoon.

Seneca led all scorers with three goals, Gray finished the game with a goal and two assists, Reiller added a goal and two assists, Palvino finished with two goals, Saxon Weil chipped in a goal and Blake Hurt, Tyler Skowronski, and Grahnert each had one assist.

Johnny Astrologo and Jordan McElligott led the defense with three takeaways each.

Lawrence, Seneca and Charlie Evans were all named to the All-Tournament Team.

Genesee will enter the NJCAA National Tournament as the number two seed and have a bye until the semifinals. The Final Four will be played May 11th and 12th at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY.

April 28, 2013 - 2:02pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, soccer.

More than 580 young soccer players -- and their families -- have been in Batavia the past two days for New York State West Olympic Development Program showing coaches what they can do on the field.

All of young players -- from age 12 up -- are Olympic hopefuls. The national program helps identify promising young players and develop the best players into potential U.S. Olympic Team members.

The program in Batavia draws players from all points in New York west of the I-81, including Watertown, Binghamton and Dunkirk.

Ted Hawley, who acts as host for the event, noted the economic impact of the program is significant because the families are staying in Batavia hotels and eating in Batavia restaurants.

The event is held at both the Batavia Sports Park off Bank Street Road and at Genesee Community College.

April 25, 2013 - 7:14pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, softball.

The Genesee Community College softball team managed just six total hits in a doubleheader against Monroe Community College on Thursday afternoon, falling 10-2 in game one and 11-2 in game two.

Monroe jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first in game one but Genesee responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning after Rachel VanDuser singled and eventually scored on fielders choice.

Starting pitcher Alishia Foss set the Lady Tribunes down in order in the second and third and then notched the game at 2-2 after reaching on a single, advancing to second on a wild pitch, reaching third on an infield single by Chelsea Lynch and then scoring after Lynch drew a throw to second on a stolen base.

That would be it for the Lady Cougars bats, however, as Genesee managed only one hit the rest of the way. Monroe sent nine batters to the plate in the fourth in a five-run inning and then added three runs in the fifth to take game one via the mercy rule (eight-run lead or higher after five full innings).

Monroe scored the first ten runs of game two and the Genesee hitters were retired in order in each of the first three innings before Miki Kawaguchi singled to give GCC its first hit of the game in the bottom of the fourth. VanDuser followed with a single of her own and both came around to score on RBI ground outs by Foss and Lynch respectively to get Genesee to within 10-2.

The Lady Tribunes added a run in the fifth to extend their lead and GCC went 1-2-3 in their final at bats, falling again via the mercy rule in game two.

VanDuser got a hit in each game for GCC and scored a run in each game as well. Foss collected two hits and scored a run in game one and had a run batted in during game two.

The Lady Cougars fall to 9-19 overall on the season and they will travel to Alfred State on Saturday afternoon for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

April 25, 2013 - 12:00am
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, lacrosse.

The No.2 Genesee Community College men's lacrosse team overcame a slow start to down visiting Dean College (MA) 17-4 in the opening game of the Region III playoffs on Wednesday night.

Neither team got much going to begin the first quarter and Genesee was forced to go on the penalty kill early. After successfully killing off a man-down situation, Marcus Palvino gave GCC a 1-0 lead just shy of eight minutes into the opening frame.

Dean tied it just 30-seconds later and the Cougars again faced a penalty kill situation, this time down two men. Genesee successfully killed off both penalties and after returning to full-strength, Jonathan Gill scored his first of six goals in the game to give GCC a 2-1 lead with five-minutes remaining in the first.

Charlie Evans made it 3-1 after the Cougars killed off another penalty and Genesee took a two-goal lead into the second.

Christian Reiller and Cameron Seneca scored the first two goals of the second to put GCC in front 5-1 and the penalty kill came through again before goals from Reiller and Gill gave Genesee a 7-2 lead. The Cougars took a 7-3 lead into the break.

The third quarter was all Genesee as the home team out-scored the visitors 6-0 in the period to take a 13-3 lead into the fourth.

Seneca answered an early fourth quarter Dean goal before Gill recorded three consecutive goals to end the game and advance Genesee to the Region West Championship and a chance at an automatic bid into the NJCAA National Tournament.

Gill finished with six goals and an assist, Reiller added three goals and three assists, Palvino scored four times and also had an assist, Seneca finished with two goals and two assists, Tyler Skowronski and Saxon Weil each had two assists and Chris Rabung scored once.

Along with his goal, Evans was 6-9 on face-offs, Mike Breindel was 6-9 and Mike Tolli was 4-6.

Jordan McElligott and Pete DiLaura led the defense with four takeaways and seven ground balls each and Brady Lawrence made 23 saves in net.

Genesee will play for their chance at the automatic bid on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Opponent to be determined.

April 24, 2013 - 11:57pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, lacrosse.

Denae McGrath scored three goals for the Genesee Community College women's lacrosse team on Wednesday night, but it was not enough as the Lady Cougars fell to visiting Niagara County Community College, 16-4 in their final regular season home game of the season.

McGrath's first goal came at the 11:08 mark of the first half to cut Niagara's lead down to 3-1. Cassandra Dembik scored four-minutes later to get GCC to within 3-2 and Genesee was able to hang around. McGrath responded to a Niagara goal with her second goal of the game to keep the Lady Cougars within one, at 4-3.

The Lady Thunderwolves took control of the game in the final ten-minutes of the first half, however, scoring five unanswered goals to end the opening period, upping their lead to 9-3.

Niagara made it 13-3 before McGrath scored her third goal of the game late in the second half and the Lady Thunderwolves cashed in three more times before the night was over to earn the victory.

Sarah Bosa made 18 saves in net for Genesee.

Genesee falls to 0-7 on the season and will travel to Herkimer County Community College on Saturday for a 1 p.m. start.

April 23, 2013 - 10:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, pembroke, softball.

Following a 7-4 Batavia victory over Pembroke, both coaches for the girls softball teams said they see things to build on that could carry them into sectional play.

"We need to be more consistent," said Pembroke's Ron Funke. "We're a good hitting team, but we to do the little things. The mental mistakes are hurting us right now."

The Lady Dragons are 3-4 so far this year and Funke said that now that the weather should improve and the girls play together more, those little mistakes will get ironed out.

"The more games we get in, the more consistent we'll become," Funke said.

For Burt Howell, head coach for Batavia, he saw a pitcher today, and his hitters who are starting to put things together.

"When you see them go from practice to game and get some of the skills in it makes you think they're going to get better fast," Howell said.

Kim Walsh threw hard today and Howell thinks that was the big difference in the game.

"She controlled the game from the circle," Howell said. "If she she pitches like that on a daily basis, there isn't anybody we don't think we can't beat. We need the youngsters to make plays behind her, but when she throws like that the girls are in the game and we start to actually make plays."

Among the younger players who stepped up their performance today was Hannah Bowen, who went 2-4 and his hitting .667 so far this season. She's in eighth grade. She also had three RBI on two doubles.

Walsh also went 2-4, including a monster double that would have cleared any fence in a typical softball field if there was one at the Batavia field.

Pembroke had 10 hits, led by Deanna Perry, who went 2-3, and Danni Dellapenta, who was 2-4 with two doubles, and Bre Johnson, who had a triple.

Howell praised Perry saying that she proved she could turn on Walsh's fastball, so they had to change speeds on her.

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April 23, 2013 - 9:01pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, softball.

Alishia Foss came through with a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning of game one, but the Genesee Community College softball team fell in game two to split a Tuesday afternoon doubleheader with visiting Niagara County Community College.

Foss' single capped off a five-run seventh inning for the Lady Cougars, who battled back and forth with the Lady Thunderwolves in a high scoring first game.

Genesee scored four times in the bottom of the first but trailed 6-4 before their at bats in the third. Andrea Pursel and Yui Sotah put together back-to-back doubles and both scored runs to tie the game at six after three.

Niagara then scored three runs in the fourth inning to take a 9-6 lead and held GCC to just two hits during their next three at bats. The Lady Thunderwolves upped their lead to 10-6 with a run in the top of the seventh, before Genesee sent all nine batters to the plate in the seventh, highlighted by the walk-off single by Foss.

Sotah finished the game 3-4 with two doubles and three runs scored, Pursel went 2-4 and scored three runs and Rachel VanDuser went 3-4 with a triple, two singles and a run scored.

Along with the game-winning hit, Foss also earned the win on the mound, throwing all seven innings.

(Members of the GCC softball team celebrate after Alishia Foss delivers the game-winning hit in game one of a doubleheader against Niagara County Community College)


In game two, Niagara used a six-run second inning to take an 7-0 lead, but Genesee was able to climb back into the game. Taylor Gayton plated Pursel in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI groundout to get the Lady Cougars on the board and VanDuser delivered a run scoring single to get GCC to within 7-2.

Pursel, the game two starter, pitched around a hit in the third and fourth and kept Niagara off the board in both innings.

After two runs in the third, GCC put together a four-run fourth to take an 8-7 lead. Chelsea Lynch, Pursel, Sotah and Gayton each delivered RBI's in the inning.

That would be it for the GCC offense however, as Niagara took the lead with three runs in the fifth and added four in the seventh and held Genesee without a run over the final three innings to win 14-8.

Pursel went 3-4 in game two, scored three runs and drove in one, Lynch scored twice and stole a base and Gayton had two runs batted in.

With the split, Genesee is now 9-17 overall on the season. They will host Monroe Community College for a doubleheader on Thursday beginning at 3 p.m.

April 23, 2013 - 7:28am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, tennis.

Submitted by Coach John Kirkwood:

BHS 5  - Victor 2

1st singles: Nate Palmer defeated Anthony Valenti 6-1 6-0
2nd: Jeff Redband defeated Tommy Nguyen 6-0 6-0
3rd: Samir Jain defeated Jon Ballard 6-0 6-4
4th: Trey Filbert defeated Andrei Gutierrez 6-1 6-4

1st doubles: Ken McMaster and Tim Martin defeated Mike Carusone and Jeff Diehl 6-1 6-3
2nd: Avery Midla and Caleb Jackson lost to Sam Zhou and Tyler McGrath 4-6 2-6
3rd: Tim Moehlenkamp and Jon McMaster lost to Jon Famurewa and Joe Landry 3-6 3-6

This was a quality win for our team. Victor is known to have athletic teams.
That moves us to 2-1 in Monroe County and 1-0 in our division.
We played very well all through our lineup. Any victory over an East side team is a solid accomplishment!

Batavia is away Wednesday at Brockport.

April 22, 2013 - 8:20pm
posted by Andrew Crofts in GCC, sports, softball.

The Genesee Community College softball team came up empty in a doubleheader against Mercyhurst North East on Monday afternoon, falling to the visiting Lady Saints, 18-0 in game one and 14-6 in game two.

Genesse was held hitless in game one for 4 1/3 innings before Yui Sotah hustled out an infield single with one out in the fifth. Mercyhurst powered its way to an 18-0 mercy rule win, smashing two home runs in the game and scoring nine runs in the third inning.

In game two, Tori Kramer extended a 3-2 GCC lead with a two-run home run to left center field in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the Lady Cougars in front 5-2. Genesee held a 6-4 lead after five innings, but the Lady Saints put together a four-run sixth to take back the lead for good. Mercyhurst shut the Genesee bats down over the final two innings and added six runs in the seventh to complete the sweep with a 14-6 win.

Miki Kawaguchi went 3-4 with a run batted in, Brittnee Hallett-Jonathan scored two runs and went 2-4 at the plate and Kramer finished the game 2-4 with a run scored and three runs batted in.

Genesee falls to 8-16 on the season and will return to action tomorrow when they host Niagara County Community College for a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m.

(#10 Yui Sotah connects on a pitch against Mercyhurst North East)

April 19, 2013 - 12:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, sports, high school sports, tennis.

The Batavia High School Boys Tennis Team beat Honeoye Falls-Lima today, 6-1.

Head Coach John Kirkwood thinks this team will be notching quite a few more wins this season.

"I see us going very deep in sectionals and I see us representing very well in the Class B  tournament as we've done the past three or four years," Lockwood said.

Batavia is now 1-1 in Monroe County league play and 1-0 in its division.

In this early part of this season, with all the bad weather, Lockwood is letting his younger guys play a few more matches so they can gain some experience before the team heads into a tougher part of the schedule.

"That helps young guys develop and that will pay dividends for us down the road," Lockwood said.

The top three singles players are Nate Palmer, Jeff Redband and Samir Jain.

Palmer hasn't played yet this year, but Redband and Jain are off to good starts. Today, the two sophomores won their matches easily, 6-0 and 6-0 for Redband over Max Wilkinson, and Jain beat Leo Orsini 6-0, 6-1.

"We've got one of the tougher schedules we've had in five or six years," Lockwood said.
"We picked up Fairport. We picked up Webster-Schroeder. We've picked up the top programs for our top three or four guys. We need to make sure we had the best teams on our schedule for them to develop."

Advancing in sectionals will take a couple of the younger guys stepping forward and forming a strong doubles tandem.

Palmer, Redband and Jain are all candidates to go deep in singles play when sectionals arrive, Lockwood said, if not make it to state qualifiers.

Also today, Ken McMaster won over Alex Lazarus-Hall 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles, Tim Martin and Jon McMaster defeated Brett Peters and Garrett Fletcher 6-1, 6-0; Avery Midla and Caleb Jackson defeated Joe Moore and Ed Schauber 6-0, 6-0; and
David Knaudt and Ross Chua lost to Austin Ainsworth and Josh Geary 6-0, 6-0.

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