Alexa Cohn of Susquehanna Valley and Abby Gaylen of Seton Catholic Central survived the first three rounds in the Section 4 Class B Tennis Tournament at Owego on Thursday and meet this afternoon in the championship match
Cohn beat each of her opponents in straight sets. In the round of 16, she beat Seton’s Maya Haykel, in the quarterfinals she ousted Chenango Valley’s Julie LeVonne advanced to the finals by beating Johnson City’s Tiffany Hamden. Cohn lost only three games on Thursday.
Gaylen beat Widnsor’s Julie Nemcek in the round of 16, Meredith Suwak of M-E in the quarterfinals, and Norwich’s Kristi Orioli in the semis. Gaylen lost only four games overall.
In the doubles, Kira Thalaker and Coco Heitmann of Owego will go to the finals on their home court against Jenni Borfitz and Breanna Cashmen of Norwich. Katherine Loughlin and Samantha Koulikas of Seton lost to Thalaker and Heitmann, 6-3, 6-4, in the semis and Borfitz and Cashmen beat Lauren Crowley and Lauren Miller of Seton, 6-3, 6-1.
The finals and third-place matches will begin at 3:30 this afternoon at Owego.
Class A: Corning’s Connie Li defeated Vestal’s Alexandra Federowicz 6-3, 6-2 to win the singles championship. Li topped Horseheads’ Jillie Rathbun 6-0, 6-0 in the semis to advance to the finals at Elmira
Horseheads’ Meredith Braiman and Elena DeLuccia knocked off Vestal’s Ishaka and Anika Kumbhakar 6-0, 6-3 to win the doubles crown. Braiman and DeLuccia defeated U-E’s Jennifer Amend and Madison Salmon 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 in the semis.
Horseheads won the team championship.
Class C/D: The top-seeded pairing of Mia Hayes and Cassandra Pinataro won the Class C/D championship at Bainbridge-Guilford High School.
Hayes and Pinataro defeated the Hancock pair of Carmela Seely and Liz Brown, 6-1, 6-1, in the quarterfinals. They handled Elmira Notre Dame’s fourth-seeded pairing of Mackenzie Thoma and Meghan Cleary, 6-2, 6-0, in the semifinals.
Finally, the Forks duo outlasted Mary Pelkowski and Olivia May, also from Elmira Notre Dame, for the championship. Both sets went to tiebreakers.
In singles, Forks’ Victoria Godden won her first round match against Hancock’s Stephanie Poborosky, but fell to second seed Jilleen Livingston of Sidney in the quarterfinals. Fellow Blue Devil Kristalyn House fell to fourth-seeded Megan Hunter of Hancock in the quarterfinals.
Delhi’s top-seeded Sarah Clark won the individual championship, defeating Livingston 6-1, 6-0 in the finals.
Elmira Notre Dame won the team competition with 60 points, followed by Sidney with 59 and Chenango Forks with 51.
The finalists for singles and doubles earn automatic bids for the state qualifier, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26 and 27 at the Binghamton Tennis Center.
The third-place finishers in singles (Kaley Hoefferle of Elmira Notre Dame) and doubles (Jillian Hornbeck and Nicole Rajner of Sidney) will face the third-place finishers from Class A for the final spot in the state qualifying draw on Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. at the Binghamton Tennis Center.
Horseheads 1, Maine-Endwell 0: Arianna Scaptura scored the lone goal on an assist from Emily Doyle as Horseheads (8-5-1) got by Maine-Endwell (10-4). Caitlyn Rehner got the shutout as the Blue Raiders held possession for most of the game.
2, Owego 1: Johnson City (6-7) won in two overtimes, led by two goals by Maddie Gowan and by two assists by Taylor Kuzel. Owego tied the game with 19 seconds left on a goal by Olivia Bishop.
Seton Catholic Central 3, Chenango Forks 0: Alysia Ricci scored two goals for the Saints as Jessica Walter got the shutout with only two saves. Michaela Farrell had the other goal for Seton.
2, Binghamton 0: Laura Decraft scored both of Ithaca’s goals to lead the Little Red. Hayley Finelli had 17 saves for Binghamton (1-11). Amy Shmoys stopped all three of Binghamton’s shots for the shutout.
207, Chenango Valley 216: Ryan Rafferty had the low score for the Black Knights with a 38 including birdies on No. 1 and a tough No. 4. Jake Colian shot a 41 for CV (14-2), which will take first place in the STAC East Division despite the loss.
Union-Endicott 3, Elmira 0: Carol Ann Pawlyshyn had 21 assists and Jessie Haynes had 12 kills and two aces as the Tigers improved to 5-7 on the season.
3, Chenango Valley 0: Windsor (7-4) took care of Chenango Valley (5-6) 25-7, 25-19, 25-9 in a STAC matchup. Erika Corbin had 10 aces and Lexis Peterson had seven kills and four blocks for the Black Knights. Megan Collins also led Windsor in kills with seven. For Chenango Valley, Jamie Broughton had the most aces with two, kills with four, and assists with seven.
Oneonta 3, Johnson City 0: Oneonta’s Krissy Wells had 31 assists, and teammate Brittney Herrick had nine kills to lead Oneonta (10-2) over JC (9-3).
Owego 3, Chenango Forks 0: Lauren Edwards and Stephanie Rastis each had three aces, and Edwards had 23 assists as Owego improved to 12-0.
Vestal 3, Binghamton 0: Paige Santelli had 12 assists, and Kelsey Tompkins had four aces as Vestal topped Binghamton.
Marathon 5, Tioga 0: Amanda Horton, Shelby Underwood, Erin Griep, Caitlin Serowick and Alyx Kirchner each had goals as Marathon clinched the Section 4 Division III title.