Skaneateles Boys Tennis Starts 2-0 – Eagle News Online

CENTRAL NEW YORK — A long-running rivalry marked the opener of the area’s high school tennis season as Skaneateles caught on Marcellus last Tuesday afternoon, and the Lakers made the most of it by taking a 4-1 decision.

Sweeping all three singles matches, Skaneateles saw Jake Salzhauer beat the Mustangs’ Matt Vitale 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, while Max Karpinski beat Chris Barbaro 6-1, 6-2 and Marty McNeil won 6 -0, 6-1 against Tucker Guerina.

Marcellus moved up the board as Caeden Cox and Dan Fox beat Ethan Pickup and Evan Wingfield 6-4, 6-4, even as the Lakers duo of Hatcher Gutchess and Marcus McClanahan beat Mike Deveroux and Tyler Szalach 6-3 , 6-2. .

Skaneateles was successful again 24 hours later against Cazenovia, winning that final Lakers clash by a 4-1 margin.

Getting the two points in doubles, Sknaeateles saw Gutchess and McClanahan beat Andrew Falso and Gabe Reagan 6-4, 6-4, while Pickup, now paired with Nick Cerimeli, beat Evan Molloy and Carter Ruddy 6-4, 6- 4.

Karpinski lost in singles to Traian Cherciu 6-0, 6-2, but Salzhauer battled in singles past Garrett Lounsbury 6-4, 7-5, while McNeil beat Jake Wardell 7-5, 6-0.

Meanwhile, west hillwho combines his team with Onondaga, started against Mexico and suffered a 3-2 loss to the Tigers.

In singles, Shay Smyth won 6-1, 6-0 over Johannes Burkhart as Jon Massaro and Faith Taylor suffered losses. Zane Eldred and Caleb Fowler teamed up in doubles to defeat Joe Boulais and Allen Scott 6-4, 6-3 as Evelynn Loan and Zero Stiner fell in straight sets.

Marcellus and Westhill/OCS met Friday afternoon, and it was the Mustangs, by a 4-1 margin, who earned their first win of the season.

Both doubles points went to Marcellus as the Deveroux-Szalach and Cox-Fox sides lost just one match in four sets combined.

Smyth, in singles, put his team on the board, shutting out Barbaro 6-0, 6-0. The Mustangs fought back with Vitale handling Massaro 6-4, 6-3 and Guerina passing Stiner 6-1, 6-0.

West Genesee entered his new season on Friday, facing Auburn and picking up just one point in a 6-1 loss to the Maroons.

Noah Ruston got that run for the Wildcats in the first singles, beating Ryan Stechuckak 6-1, 6-1. Auburn won all other points in straight sets, with the closest doubles match coming when Joe Paoli and Nathan Smith suffered a 6-4, 6-1 loss to Troy Wagner and Thomas Deming.

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