SUNY Fredonia tennis wins sixth straight

The Fredonia women’s tennis team won its sixth straight, and seventh match overall, dropping visiting Elmira, 7-2, on Sunday.

“It was a great win by all, but the match turned when our third doubles team won in a tiebreaker are giving us a 2 to 1 lead,” said head coach Greg Catalano. “From then on it was just a matter of us getting three more wins.”

No. 3 doubles Avril King and Mallory Mecca scraped by with a 9-8 victory.

The team also honored its lone senior, Chloe Karnisky. She celebrated by winning No. 4 singles, winning 6-0 and 1-0 before her opponent retired.

No. 3 singles — Sarah Bunk — and No. 6 singles — Christy May — were both 6-0 and 6-0 winners.

Olivia Miller extended her school career-win mark to 23, winning 6-0 and 6-1 at No. 2 singles.

Sophomore Anna Chiacchia won her 17th career match at No. 1 singles, winning 6-2 and 6-4.

At No. 5 singles, Mecca was the only individual not to record a win, but gave her opponent a run, falling 6-4 and 6-3.

Bunk and Adriana Speach won No. 2 doubles, 8-2.

Elmira’s other point came at No. 1 singles as Megan Fitzgerald and Katy Jewett dropped Chiacchia and Miller, 8-3.


Chiacchia (FRE) def. Fitzgerald, 6-2, 6-4

Miller (FRE) def. Johnson, 6-0, 6-1

Bunk (FRE) def. Green, 6-0, 6-0

Karnisky (FRE) def. Hill 6-0, 1-0

Bliss (ELM) def. Mecca, 6-4, 6-3

May (FRE) def. Holwell, 6-0, 6-0


Fitzgerald/Jewett (ELM) def. Miller/Chiacchia, 8-3

Bunk/Speach (FRE) def. Hill/Greer, 8-2

Mecca/King (FRE) def. Brown/Johnson, 9-8