Fredonia picks up tennis win over Chautauqua Lake

MAYVILLE — Fredonia defeated Chautauqua Lake 3-2 in Section VI girls tennis action on Thursday. Originally, this match was scheduled for Wednesday, but the game was cancelled due to the heat allowing it to be played Thursday.

Fredonia relied on their singles for the win on Thursday as they swept without dropping a set. Fredonia coach Lisa Johnston said, “This was a very good first game for Fredonia. I was especially happy with the singles results as No. 2 and 3 singles players have not played varsity singles prior to this game.”

Both Selin Arnavut (F) and Nicole Cosico (F) of Fredonia both dominated in their first varsity matches, winning 6-2, 6-2, and 6-1, 6-1 respectively.

Chautauqua Lake’s only wins came in doubles with victories by Kira Erickson and Elizabeth Marshaus (CL) as well as Naomi Fisher and Elise Riedesel (CL). However, the doubles victories would not be enough for the win bringing their record to (0-1, 0-1) while Fredonia improves to (1-0, 1-0).

Fredonia will play at home against Southwestern on Friday at 4 p.m. while Chautauqua Lake will play at Dunkirk on at 4 p.m. on Friday as well.

Maple Grove 3, Dunkirk 2

MAPLE GROVE — Dunkirk fell to Maple Grove in Section VI girls tennis on Thursday, losing the match 3-2. The match was originally slated for Wednesday but it was postponed to Thursday.

The Lady Marauders took a win in both singles and doubles. Both wins for Dunkirk would be close games but none of the matches on the night would be as exciting as the third singles match, which would go on to tiebreakers.

“Clearly, the match of the night goes to Gabi Loeb,” Dunkirk coach Allie Saye’s said. “She and Emma Collins were very evenly matched. Many of their rallies seemed endless, coming to an end only when someone misjudged a racquet angle, and sent the ball out the side, or just out the back of the court. It was a nail biter to the end, and we were just really lucky that Gabi came out on top.”

Dunkirk’s record goes to (1-1) on the season.