Girls tennis: New Paltz beats Highland

Girls tennis: New Paltz beats Highland

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Girls tennis: New Paltz beats Highland

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On Wednesday, a day which Highland High School girls tennis coach Alan Benson termed “ridiculously hot,” the Huskies opponent, New Paltz, came out on fire.

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In five straight sets, the Huguenots swept host Highland, 5-0.

“It was the first match of the year and we got a late start because of the heat,” Benson said. “We had to postpone practices, but it’s nice to start the season.”

At first singles, Mikal Kalus topped Emma DiLascio, 6-0, 6-1. At second singles, Alexandra Nicolas beat Katie McCutcheon, 6-0, 6-1, while at third singles, Halley Mastro won 6-1, 6-0 over Kat Bodendorf.

The Huguenots also excelled in their doubles matches. The first doubles team of Madeline Finnegan and Grace Marrissey beat Chelsea White and Candace McCutcheon, 6-0, 6-1. At second doubles, Olivia Profaci and Sophie Constable won 6-2, 6-1, over Rachel Bender and Mary Kassel.

Despite the season-opening loss, Benson said his team was excited to begin the year anew.

“It was a blast, finally getting to play,” Benson said. “Both teams enjoyed playing each other.”

Highland (0-1) plays at Red Hook at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. New Paltz (2-1) will also return to action on Tuesday. The Huguenots host Spackenkill at 4:15 p.m.

A.J. Martelli: amartelli@poughkeepsiejournal,com, 845-437-4836, Twitter: @AJM_PoJoSports

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