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2018-09-19 / Sports

South girls tennis opens season 4-2 through first six


Williamsville South senior Tara Jain returns a serve against Williamsville East’s Kareena Cheruvu in the Lady Billies’ 5-0 home loss on Sept. 12. Jain lost 2-6, 0-6 at first singles. South’s record is 3-2 in ECIC II and 4-2 overall. 
Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Williamsville South senior Tara Jain returns a serve against Williamsville East’s Kareena Cheruvu in the Lady Billies’ 5-0 home loss on Sept. 12. Jain lost 2-6, 0-6 at first singles. South’s record is 3-2 in ECIC II and 4-2 overall. Photo by Jim SmerecakPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Williamsville South’s girls tennis team has gotten off to a good start to the 2018 season.

The Lady Billies are 3-2 in ECIC II matches and 4-2 overall.

The team also placed third out of seven teams in an early-season doubles tournament held at West Seneca East.

South coach Paul Gennuso said the team has played in a wide range of matches so far this season, including 5-0 wins versus Sweet Home and West Seneca East and a 5-0 loss versus Williamsville East.

South also posted 3-2 victories over Maryvale and Hamburg, and a 3-2 loss to Amherst.

Gennuso said one of the keys to the team’s success has been the play of Zoe Blumenson at third singles, and Caroline Sebastian and Riley Zuber at first doubles.

“Both only have one loss this year to Will East,” Gennuso said.

He said Tara Jain and Shea Suffoletta have played well at singles, but play more difficult competition.

“They have been beating the players they should beat, but we hope to have one of them break through versus Amherst [on Thursday] to have a chance at an upset,” Gennuso said.

In addition to the Amherst match, South also played Sweet Home on Monday, but information about the match was unavailable before The Bee went to press.

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