Baldwinsville Women’s Tennis Earns Historic Victory Over Fayetteville-Manlius – Eagle News Online
BALDWINSVILLE – For more than three decades, Baldwinsville tennis players have accomplished a great deal individually and as a team, but one thing was missing – a head-to-head victory over Fayetteville-Manlius.
Often, the Bees’ only faults were in the hands (and racquets) of the Hornets, who have already won 329 league matches in a row, many of them coming in clashes with B’ville.
But that all finally changed on Friday afternoon when, on their newly painted red courts, the Bees, with a singles sweep and decisive doubles win, edged FM 4-3.
First place in the SCAC Metro Division was already on the line in this match, and B’ville made their point in singles action, starting with Alya Kalfass shutting out Sareem Mangat 6-0, 6-0.
Laine Zoanetti, once she got past a close first set, pulled away from Angelina Fang 6-4, 6-0, while in the first singles Mira Nadzan took a 6-3, 6 win -2 on Lina Limam.
FM equalized their doubles work, with Keagan Downes and Livia Zoanetti edged out by Shreya Bhattacharya’s duo 6-0, 6-1.
Also, Ella Clary and Laine Zoanetti lost, 6-2, 6-2, to Juila Comprix and Lindsay Chong, with Eva Pawelek and Carmela Budzich falling to Caitlyn McLean and Aimee Fousek 6-3, 6-1.
So it all hinged on the early doubles, with B’ville sending veterans Julia Quinn and Reagan Doan to take on FM’s strong duo of Trisha Adavikolanu and Kayla Quinn.
After winning the first set 6-3, Doan and Julia Quinn saw the second set go to a tiebreaker, where they lost, 7-6, but in the final set the Bees pair ensured that there was no late suspense, winning 6-1 to give the team a historic victory.