WAVERLY PULLS OUT 3-2 WIN OVER SOUTHERN CAYUGA; SWEEPS UNION SPRINGS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 18, 2021
WAVERLY — After splitting the four singles matches, Waverly won the lone
doubles match to pull out a 3-2 win over Southern Cayuga here Tuesday
afternoon in IAC tennis action.
Collin Keefer topped Southern Cayuga’s Mary Kate Vitale, 6-1 and 6-3 in the first singles match, Waver’s second and third singles players — Preston Tompkins and Madelin Goodwin — each lost three-set matches..
Tompkins dropped a three-set decision to Colby Sellen by scores of 4-6, 6-4, 1-6, and Goodwin lost to Louis Hasenjager, 3-6, 6-2, and 4-6.
Sheldon Huddleston evened the match for the Wolverines, beating Emma Gentry, 6-0 and 6-1 in the fourth singles match.
Ashlen Croft and Rachel Shambo teamed to win the double match by scores of 6-1 and 6-4 over Circe Perez and Beverly Perez to lift the Wolverines to the win.
Waverly 5, Union Springs 0
Waverly swept Union Springs, 5-0, winning all five matches in straight sets on May 11.
Collin Keefer downed Ryan Huber, 6-2 and 6-1 in the first singles match, while Preston Tompkins edged Collin Park, 6-4 and 7-5 in the second singles match-up.
Madelin Good topped Madison Gannon 6-1 and 6-3 in the third singles, and Sheldon Huddleston beat George Fearon 6-4 and 6-1 in fourth singles action.
In the lone doubles match, Ashlen Croft and Rachel Shambo beat Jenna Clark and Reagan Lawton 6-3 and 6-1.
Waverly, now 3-0, hosts Watkins Glen Monday.
About the Author
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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.