Lady Rams vs. Holy Names Tennis Match (Updated) – Mohawk Valley Compass – Amsterdam NY News & Opinions


Amsterdam tennis team Lady Rams learned Thursday morning that they would qualify for the Section 2 Class A tournament to face Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake High School in a semi-final match Thursday afternoon against the second seed Lady Spartans of Burnt Hills – Ballston Lake High School with the winner to play against seed Averill Park High School or Albany Academy for Girls.

Wednesday’s game against Holy Names Academy was delayed due to rain, but the Lady Rams moved forward when Holy Names Academy decided to forfeit. Entering as the number three seed, the Lady Rams improved to 15-0. Gaining victories for the Lady Rams in singles was; Kristie Kaczmarek 6-2 v Lisa Hladik, Ella Dybas 6-0 v Lauren Hardman, Audrey Flint 6-0 v Mary Fritz, Caitlin Gannon 6-1 v Maddie Clark and Arizona Santiago v Maggie Fritz 6-1.

The Lady Rams’ doubles team of Tessa Filiberto and Gabby Disalvi took the 6-0 victory over Alex Daily and Madeline Vogel, and Molly Monge and Prahba Singh won 6-0 over Grace Hayes and Elizabeth Kavanaugh.

The Class A tennis sections are held on a tight schedule, with the semi-final winners playing the championship match on Friday.

The Amsterdam Lady Rams were leading their first round sectional match with the Academy of the Holy Names on Wednesday afternoon on the AHS tennis courts when Mother Nature intervened in the form of a twenty minute downpour. Despite the valiant efforts of coaches and volunteers to make the courts playable, the game was to continue with Amsterdam leading six of the seven matches.

“It’s unfortunate,” said AHS coach Maura Dargush. “I thought we could make it through the rain. “

The Lady Rams, seeded number three in Class A of Section 2, were stranded in a competitive match with number six seeded Holy Names Academy when dark clouds quickly settled in and the rain started in the distance, eventually moving across the courts. Three of the five singles matches and the two doubles matches advanced to the second set.

AHS’s Kristie Kaczmarek had just completed her first set and was leading Lisa Hladaik 6-2 when the rain started to fall.

Caitlin Gannon led 6-1, 2-1 over Maddie Clark, and Arizona Santiago edged Maggie Fritz 6-1, 1-2. The number one doubles team of Tessa Filiberto and Gabby Disalvi led Alex Daily and Madeline Vogel 6-0, 2-1 and the number two doubles team of Molly Monge and Prahba Singh led Grace Hayes and Elizabeth Kavanaugh by the same score.

Amsterdam’s third singles player Audrey Flint and number two singles player Ella Dybas were still in their first sets. Flint led Mary Fritz 6-5 and Dybas was tied 4-4 with Lauren Hardman.

“We were in good shape and we were doing well,” said coach Dargush. “Now you just want to move on. “

The semi-finals and finals of the tennis sections are scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The time and place of the end of the match had not yet been determined. The winner could face the winner of the Queensbury v Burnt Hills game as early as Thursday afternoon.


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