CCAA tennis tournament gets underway

Fredonia’s Alicia Kluck returning a serve at the CCAA tennis tournament during day one in Lakewood.

OBSERVER Staff Report

LAKEWOOD — The top four tennis singles players in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association have been determined after the first day of tournament play Wednesday at the Lakewood YMCA.

Bernadette Gens of Fredonia barely broke a sweat.

The talented sophomore from Fredonia didn’t lose a game in knocking off Lauren Allen of Falconer and Maggie Waugh of Olean by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores to advance to Friday’s semifinal round.

Also moving on are Chautauqua Lake’s Emily Bauer, Jamestown’s CeCe Eklum and Fredonia’s Alicia Kluck.

Bauer defeated Dunkirk’s Hannah Saye, 6-0, 6-1, and Dunkirk’s Isabella Surma, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Eklum held off Dunkirk’s Gabi Loeb, 7-5, 6-4, and Olean’s Mackenzie Windus, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; and Kluck knocked off Olean’s Caroline DeRose, 6-2, 6-0, and Southwestern’s Hiba Munir, 6-1, 6-4.

The tournament continues today at 11 a.m. with doubles play, and will conclude on Friday with the semifinals and finals in both singles and doubles.

First Round

Gens (Fredonia) d. Allen (Falconer), 6-0, 6-0; Waugh (Olean) d. Kane (Southwestern) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-3; Bauer (Chautauqua Lake) d. Saye (Dunkirk), 6-0, 6-1; Surma (Dunkirk) d. Warrior (Salamanca), 6-1, 6-1; Eklum (Jamestown) d. Loeb (Dunkirk), 7-5, 6-4; Windus (Olean) d. Sposato (Frewsburg), 6-1, 6-2; Kluck (Fredonia) d. DeRose (Olean), 6-2, 6-0; Munir (Southwestern) d. Collins (Maple Grove), 6-2, 6-2.

Quarterfinals

Gens d. Waugh, 6-0, 6-0; Bauer d. Surma, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Eklum d. Windus, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Kluck d. Munir, 6-1, 6-4.

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