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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 24, 2021


WAVERLY — It’s become a familiar for success in 2021 for the Waverly tennis team: split the four singles matches, and win the lone doubles match.

The Wolverines are 4-1 on the season, and three of the four victories, including Monday’s win over Watkins Glen, have been by the score of 3-2, with the team of Ashlen Croft and Rachel Shambo providing the difference in the doubles match.

On Monday, Collin Keefer and Preston Tompkins lost in straight sets to the Senecas top two players. Keefer lost 6-1, 6-0 to Dylan Morse, and Tompkins was blacked 6-0, 6-0 by Tim Clifford.

Madelin Goodwin won a hard-fought third singles match, outlasting Noah Gardner in a 7-6 (8-6 in tiebreaker) and 6-4.

Josie VanDyke evened the match with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Sydney Brubaker.

Croft and Shambo, who are 4-1 on the season, topped Alannah Klemann and Faye Mooney 6-1, 4-6, and 6-2.

Waverly returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Notre Dame.


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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 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.