MCS splits tennis matches; ties for league's top position

The Margaretville Blue Devils’ tennis team split matches with rival Hunter-Tannersville 3-4 and 4-3 last week to finish the week tied for first in the Delaware League with Hunter-Tannersville. Both teams are 5-1.
A long match delayed by darkness at Hunter on April 22 continued on April 24 at MCS, where Margaretville sophomore Michelle O’Reilly lost to Hunter-Tannersville’s Tucker Foti 6-9. The Devils bounced back on Thursday to defeat the Wildcats in another close match.
Top seed Andersen Morse lost a tie-breaker to Hunter’s Will Clark 10-9 while second-seeded Dante Tarantini went 9-2 over Ken Aurigema. Josh Rodriguez defeated Sylvia Stopka 9-5 and fourth seed Jessica Srp defeated Hunter’s Nick Clark 9-7.
Margaretville’s top-seeded doubles team of Holly MacDonald and Billy Svoboda added another win with a 9-1 victory over Hunter’s Eric Buczek and Jasmine Bogus. Second-seeded Margaretville doubles team Kory Ancona and Bob Miller lost to Hunter’s duo of Mike Radcliffe and Alicia Buczek in a close match that ended 9-7.
Earlier in the week, the Blue Devils beat a young Andes team at Andes by an overall score of 6-1 in match play.
The action continues this week as the Blue Devils travel to Windham-Ashland-Jewett and Stamford, after which they close out the season with a home match against Roxbury and Charlotte Valley.
Margaretville will host the Delaware League Meet on May 13 at 8 a.m. Play will be held on both the Fleischmanns and Margaretville courts.

In other tennis action, the Roxbury Rockets and the Andes Mountaineers faced off at Roxbury on Wednesday.
Andes’ top seed Taylor Murry won a close-fought match over Roxbury’s Jon Dykstra with an 8-6 tie breaker following a 9-9 tie in match play. Roxbury’s second seed, Alisa Fersch, defeated Andes’ number two, Ted Stong, 9-1. Roxbury’s Christian Schor won the third seed match 9-7 over Andes’ Eric Reed as the Rockets’ Kevin Lutz won the fourth seed match over Sage Beemer 9-2. It was the fifth win of the season for Lutz, who currently owns an overall record of 5-1.
Andes’ Tyler Fairbairn won the fifth seed match by forfeit.
In doubles action, Roxbury’s top-seeded duo of Marina Eignor and Brittney Bell defeated the Mountaineers’ Marissa Hennings and Kelsey Little 9-4. Overall, Roxbury took five games to Andes’ two.