Hawks Blank Oneonta 9-0 in SUNYAC Action

By Ryan Novitsky

ONEONTA – The State University of New York at New Paltz women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) East Division action by defeating host SUNY Oneonta 9-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Overall, the Hawks move to 3-0 and will head to SUNY Plattsburgh for a SUNYAC East match on Friday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m.

With the victory, New Paltz leads the Red Dragons 2-0 in the Catskill Cup standings, an annual rivalry series established in 2015-16. Last season, Oneonta snuck by with a 23.5-21.5 overall win.

In singles action, senior Olivia Ammirati won a tough first flight match 6-1, 7-6. Junior Brittany Grandville also endured a battle at the second flight with a 7-6, 7-5 win and junior Carol Tyson enjoyed a 6-0, 6-0 win at flight three.

Junior Emi Lewis, sophomore Lindsay Haley and freshman Jessica Reich all registered wins at flight four, five and six, respectively.

In doubles action, Grandville and Tyson notched an 8-4 win at number one while Ammirati and Lewis defeated their foes at number two with an 8-2 victory. Haley and freshman Victoria Zezula claimed an 8-4 win at number three.

New Paltz 9, SUNY Oneonta 0
Sep 10, 2016 at Oneonta, NY

Singles competition
1. Olivia Ammirati (NPWTN) def. Alana Green (ONEWT) 6-1, 7-6
2. Brittany Grandville (NPWTN) def. Jacqueline Guidice (ONEWT) 7-6, 7-5
3. Carol Tyson (NPWTN) def. Michelle Halpern (ONEWT) 6-0, 6-0
4. Emi Lewis (NPWTN) def. Faith Headrich (ONEWT) 6-1, 6-0
5. Lindsay Haley (NPWTN) def. Kayla Houle (ONEWT) 6-0, 6-3
6. Jessica Reich (NPWTN) def. Samantha Felice (ONEWT) 6-1, 6-2

Doubles competition
1. Brittany Grandville/Carol Tyson (NPWTN) def. Alana Green/Jacqueline Guidice (ONEWT) 8-4 2. Olivia Ammirati/Emi Lewis (NPWTN) def. Samantha Felice/Faith Headrich (ONEWT) 8-2 3. Lindsay Haley/Victoria Zezula (NPWTN) def. Kaitlin Ferrara/Kayla Houle (ONEWT) 8-4

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