Local Roundup: Auburn’s Wagner advances in state qualifier for girls tennis
Auburn’s Julia Wagner picked up a pair of wins to advance to the Section III State Qualifier semifinals for girls tennis.
Wagner, who won the Section III, Class A championship last week and was named the top seed, defeated Baldwinsville’s Alina Minkova in the first round (6-2, 6-0) and blanked Lowville’s Bailey Zicari in the quarterfinals (6-0, 6-0).
Wagner will look to earn her fourth trip to the state tournament on Thursday at Drumlins in Syracuse.
Downsville 1, Southern Cayuga 0: The seventh-seeded Chiefs have been eliminated from the Section IV, Class D playoffs.
No. 10 Downsville’s Erik Dusseldrop scored the eventual game-winning goal at the 36:13 mark of the first half. The Chiefs, who had 14 shots and nine corner kicks, were unable to score the equalizer.
Lorenzo Raymundo made four saves in net for Southern Cayuga. The Chiefs finish the season 7-7-1.
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
Whitney Point Invitational: Southern Cayuga’s Ben Davis finished fifth overall with a time of 18:43, and was followed by Gabe Stevens (22:46) in 46th and Tyler Walter (30:12) in 55th.
Weedsport 19, Blessed Virgin Mary 42; Tully 26, Weedsport 30: The Warriors’ Ryan Spingler finished first overall at the tri-meet with a time of 18:53. Eric Lally (19:36) finished third, A.J. Spoor (21:12) ranked eighth and Jake Brown (21:17) came in 10th.
Weedsport is 7-3.
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
Whitney Point Invitational: Betsy Gloss ranked 15th overall with a time of 25:29 to pace Southern Cayuga. Abby Johnson (25:29) finished 16th, Marea Warren-Hernandez (27:13) placed 24th and Hannah Roman (29:55) ranked 30th.
Weedsport inc., Tully inc.: The Warriors’ Alexis Field had the top overall time at 24:24, followed by Natalie Mogovero (26:34) in third, Makala Adams (27:08) in fourth, Brooke Hammersley (27:50) in fifth and Julia Thomas (30:47) in sixth.
Weedsport is 4-4.
Southern Cayuga 65, Odessa-Montour 29: Claire Rejman and Lauryn Mattoon each won four events, two individual and two relays, to pace the Chiefs.
Rejman claimed first in the 200 individual medley (2:25.29) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.23). She also teamed with Maggie Angotti, Rachael Lamphier and Catherine Reynolds to take first in the 200 medley relay (2:07.17), while Rejman, Angotti, Reynolds and Lauryn Mattoon won the 200 freestyle relay (1:150.10).
Mattoon won the 200 freestyle (2:16.73), 100 freestyle (1:01.06) and combined with Ava deFerrante, Lamphier and Reynolds to place first in the 400 freestyle relay (4:22.18).
Angotti finished with an individual victory in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:09.60.