Dunkirk girls tennis team beats Nichols; Tuesday roundup

The Dunkirk Marauders girls tennis team beat Nichols Academy, 3-2, in a non-league match with shortened “pro sets” Tuesday.

In third singles, Dunkirk’s Hannah Saye defeated Mary Malavarapu, 8-2. “A special congratulations to Hannah Saye on her first singles win of the season,” Lady Marauders coach Allie Saye said.

Dunkirk’s doubles teams were also victorious. Zoe Loeb and Hannah Sanchez defeated Nichols’ Corrie Foote and Kristy Ardalen by an 8-2 score in first doubles. The second doubles duo of Maddie Gokey and Hannah Osar won, 8-5, over Case Darby and Sophia Valcas.

“Sanchez and Zoe Loeb moved up to first doubles just two matches ago, so this was a big win for them tonight,” Saye said.

In first singles, Dunkirk’s Gabi Loeb lost to Jillian Niedzialauski, 8-0. Nichols’ Margaret Malavarapu won the second singles match, 8-4, over Bella Surma.

The Lady Marauders return to the courts today with a home match against Maple Grove.



FALCONER — The Chautauqua Lake Lady Thunderbirds lost, 4-1, to the Falconer Lady Falcons Tuesday in a high school girls tennis CCAA inter-divisional matchup.

The first and second singles matches were both tightly contested, each lasting three sets. Macy Youngberg of Falconer dropped the first set of her match with Autumn Shuskie, but finally overcame her by a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 score. Chautauqua Lake’s Corinne Elliot also took the first set of her match, but Nicole Youngberg won an extended tiebreaker in the second set to get herself on the path to a 5-7, 7-6 (11-9), 6-3 second singles win.

Emily Bauer provided the Lady Thunderbirds’ lone win of the day, with a 6-1, 6-1 defeat of Kaylee Crone in third singles.

The Lady Falcons’ first doubles team of Hannah Binkley and Katie Erskine topped Elizabeth Marshaus and Logan Walczak, 6-2, 6-1. In second doubles, it was Falconer’s Hannah Wallace and Hailey Pierce over Marta Alonso and Abby Paulus of Chautauqua Lake, 7-5, 6-1.

Falconer is now 6-3 on the season, while Chautauqua Lake falls to 3-8.

The Lady Thunderbirds are right back on the courts today, this time at Southwestern.