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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 19, 2021


ELMIRA HEIGHTS — Thomas A. Edison handed Waverly its first loss of the season, a 5-0 sweep, here Wednesday afternoon in IAC tennis action.

The Spartans won the first three singles matches handily.

Nate Arnsberg topped Waverly’s Collin Keefer 6-2 and 6-1 in the first singles match, while Maren Lutz beat Preston Tompkins in straight sets 62- and 6-3, and Ben Doalnd won the third singles over Madelin Goodwin in straight sets 6-2 and 6-0.

In the fourth singles match, Waverly’s Sheldon Huddleston dropped a hard fought 7-6 first set to Cyrus Albertalli, losing 7-5 in the tiebreaker. Albertalli finished off the straight set win with a 7-5 decision in the second set.

James Heraghty and Abe Johnson finished off the sweep for the Spartans with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Rachel Shambo and Ashlen Croft in the lone doubles match.

Waverly, now 3-1, returns to action Monday when it hosts Watkins Glen.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).