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June 16, 2022 - 5:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, le roy hs, tennis, Sports.


Roy's tennis team received certificates of appreciation from the Le Roy Central Schools Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening in recognition of their Class B2 Section V championship.

Mitchel Hockey was singled out for his singular accomplishment: becoming the first singles champion in school history.

The Knights went into the tournament as the #1 seed. and defeated Avon 4-1 in the finals to capture the block.

Along the way,  Le Roy defeated Way-Co (5-0) in the quarterfinals and East Rochester (4-1) in the semifinals.

Hockey’s beat Avon’s Kaden Colt 6-1, 7-6 (7-1).

Le Roy’s other point came at second doubles as Benjamin Robinson and Katelynn Everett swept past Austin Lattuca and Avery Leonard 6-1, 7-5.

Avon averted the shutout when the first doubles team of Zach Colvin and Michael Montano earned a three-set victory over Aiden Soggs and Jack Currin 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.

May 26, 2022 - 10:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sports, tennis, le roy hs, Le Roy.


The Le Roy High School tennis team beat Avon today 4-1 to win a Class C2 Section V championship.

Photo submitted by David Russell.

June 1, 2018 - 2:01pm
posted by Billie Owens in Sports, news, BHS, Announcements, softball, basketball, tennis.

Press release:

Girls Varsity Tennis and Softball Coach Jim Fazio will be hosting instructional camps this summer for basketball, tennis, and softball.

The Softball Camp will be open to girls ages 9-16 on July 9-11, from 9 a.m. to noon, with rain dates on the 12th and 13th, at the Batavia High School Varsity softball field. Cost is $50; multiple children from the same family pay $40 each.

The Tennis Camp will run July 16-18, from 1 to 4 p.m. with rain dates on the 19th and 20th at the Batavia High School tennis courts for boys and girls entering grades 3-9. Cost is $50; multiple children from the same family pay $40 each.

The Basketball Camp will run Aug. 13-17 at John Kennedy School from 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls entering grades 3-8. Cost is $65; multiple children from the same family pay $55 each.

All camps will focus on the fundamentals of each sport, sportsmanship, safety, and fair play. Drills and contests will be held daily.

Each participant will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, and to get applications and the required waivers, please contact Coach Fazio at 585-356-0901 or at [email protected]

February 7, 2018 - 3:30pm
posted by Billie Owens in pavilion central school, Pavilion, tennis, Sports, PE teachers.
A message from Marianne Witkowski, PE teacher and PE Department Chair at Pavilion Central School:
The Physical Education Department at Pavilion Central School is sponsoring a PE Teacher Network Meeting for area schools on Monday, Feb. 12.
It will feature a workshop on tennis provided by the U.S. Tennis Association from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; then after lunch, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. there will be a Care to Share session with a focus on integrating technology in PE.
The morning of the P.E. Network Meeting will have consultants from the USTA sharing the resources available to districts in an Activity Based Session.
Attendees will need to bring a device with them for the training. Also download and sign up for information in the email notification from your Teacher Center Policy Board Member. When you sign up for this USTA program, your district will receive curriculum information, lesson plans and equipment.
  • With Net Generation, the USTA is committed to helping teachers introduce and maintain tennis in PE classes and after-school programs. The free, three-hour workshop will introduce teachers to the new SHAPE-collaborated curricula designed to encourage and challenge kids to advance at their own pace guided by the national grade-level outcomes. With the resources and tools of Net Generation, Tennis in Schools has never been easier to teach or more accessible! Learn more by clicking here.
The afternoon will be spent exploring the Pavilion PE Department resources and engaging in a Caring and Sharing Session. All participants are asked to bring an activity to share and if appropriate copies for other participants. An emphasis will be on new technology you are utilizing in your districts.
The meeting is free to attend. The school is located at 7014 Big Tree Road in Pavilion.
September 25, 2017 - 11:37am
Submitted photo and press release:
The month-long Challenger Tennis Program is in its third week. This collaborative community program offers children with disabilities, ages 5-21, a fun adaptive tennis program in a success-oriented atmosphere.
The first session was held Sept. 10. It's held for four consecutive Sundays from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Batavia High School tennis courts.
A "Tennis Carnival" is scheduled at the program's conclusion on Oct. 1.
Collaborative partners are the Batavia Youth Bureau, which is the lead facilitator of the program, Arc of Genesee Orleans, Genesee County YMCA and the U.S. Tennis Association Eastern/Western Region.
A total of 10 athletes are participating this year alongside volunteers from area high schools, Genesee Community College and the community. Volunteers attended training, facilitated by Shelley Falitico, director of Development at Arc Genesee Orleans, on disability awareness and sensitivity training.
The tennis players begin each session with a warm up and do some stretching exercises. They rotate through adapted tennis activity stations, addressing skills such as balance, hand-eye coordination, team work, speed and agility, accuracy and movements forward, backward and side-to-side.
The Oct. 1 "Tennis Carnival" will offer the participating athletes an opportunity to earn "Challenger Cash" at each station and buy prizes such as tennis racquets, tennis balls, board games, candy, kites, movie DVDs, books and more.
The next Challenger sport to be offered will be basketball, beginning in November. Community members interested in volunteering, including college and high school students looking for community service hours, are welcome to donate their time for a Challenger sport. It's a great experience for all involved!
For more information, to register or to volunteer, call the YMCA at 344-1664.
June 2, 2017 - 7:44am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Le Roy, Sports, tennis.


Yesterday, Le Roy's tennis team beat Mynderse 3-2 to claim the 2017 Section V Class CC Championship.

This is the team's second sectional title and first since 2001.

Jim Farnholz ends his 31-year coaching career with a sectional title. His daughter Sophie is a senior on the team playing 1st singles.

The team finished with a 12-2 record, and Le Roy's 4th team sectional title. Previously, the volleyball, winter cheerleading, and baseball teams claimed titles.

Photos and info submitted by Tim McArdle. 






May 13, 2015 - 8:10am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sports, high school sports, batavia, softball, tennis.


With this post, we catch up with a couple of sports-related submissions that we hadn't gotten to yet.

Above, the Batavia JV softball team after its victory in the Pembroke JV softball tournament. The team beat Notre Dame 8-4 and Pembroke 10-6.

The team: Liz Piedmont, Emma Dunn, Nataleigh Rivera Ellis, Alexis Merriam, Maiya Reinhart, Gabz Havens, Assistant Coach Rick Smith, Stephanie Hoy, Courtney Biegasiewicz, Cheyenne Richardson, Shelby Weis, Katie Ange, Coach Jim Fazio, and Stephanie Shultz. Also on the team are Jasmine Barber and Nashalie Vasquez-Vega.

Submitted by Jim Fazio.


Earlier this week, Jeff Redband advanced to the boys varsity tennis state qualifier tournament in singles for the fourth consecutive year by finishing third in the Class B sectionals. Also Samir Jain and Jon McMaster (not pictured) advanced by finishing third in the doubles tournament.

Submitted by Scott Lawniczak.

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 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 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.

To purchase photos from today's match, click here.

September 11, 2010 - 10:34am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Sports, tennis.


Coming off a league championship, the Batavia High girls tennis team has been moved up to a tougher division this year, but coach Kevin Walkowski is OK with that.

"They’re recognize that we have a strong program," Walkowski said. "The only way you’re going to get better as a player and a team is to play against the best."

Yesterday, the ladies team beat Greece Arcadia/Olympia.

Walkowski likes the makeup of his team this year. It's filled with talented young women who love the game, he said.

batgirlstennis_12.jpgThe number one singles player is Amy Schmidt (Photo: inset, left), who beat Dana Starr 6-1, 6-2, Friday. Walkowski said Schmidt is an intense, competitive player.

"She’s got the big heart and refuses to give up," Walkowski said. "I remember when she first started out it was keep your feet moving, keep your feet moving and wear out your opponents. Now she’s talking strategy."

On the number two court is Michelle Richenburg (top photo). Walkowski said she is a "technically sound player." Richenburg beat Paige Olscamp 6-0, 6-0.

The team this year also features an exchange student from Germany, Lisa Farkinghoff (bottom photo before the jump). Farkinghoff beat Morgan Boyce 6-1, 6-4.

"She comes to us with a clay court game," said Walkowski. "She has all the cuts and slices, so we’re trying to get her to hit a little harder. If we get her to turn around she will make a difference for us in the sectionals."

Walkowski also praised Nicole Guilds, who transferred from Notre Dame two years ago. Guilds' strength is doubles, Walkowski said, but she also really enjoys singles. In singles Friday, Guilds beat Kim Hull 6-1, 6-0.

Batavia's fifth win Friday was a doubles match, with Maryssa Peirick and Robin Clemm over Lauran Caulkins and Kaylee Rizzari 6-2, 6-2.


More pictures after the jump:

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