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2018-10-10 / Sports

East girls tennis finishes undefeated, wins ECIC II title

Williamsville East’s girls tennis team wrapped up an undefeated regular season and the ECIC Division II championship with a 5-0 home victory over Amherst Thursday.

The Lady Flames finished 10-0 and won all of their matches by 5-0 scores.

“I was very pleased,” East coach Dave Monkarsh said. “I thought the girls played very well this year. Everyone took care of their business.”

Kareena Cheruvu, who went 10-0 at first singles, defeated Amherst’s Sonya Bangia 6-3, 6-2.

Olivia Bakshai went undefeated at second singles, including a 6-1, 7-5 victory over Amherst’s Serena Bangia.

Richelle Yu, who dropped three games all season at third singles, beat Amherst’s Sophie Schwartz, 6-0, 6-0.

At first doubles, Sarah Qui and Kyriakitsa Scime, who dropped six games all season, beat Amherst’s Maddy Buisch and Olivia Cannizzaro, 6-0, 6-0.

Caroline Geiger and Shikha Shelat, who went 8-0 at second doubles, defeated Amherst’s Alana Blenman and Emma Tanevich, 6-2, 6-3.

East opened last week with a 5-0 win over Hamburg Oct. 3.

Cheruvu beat Lauren Chiacchia, 6-2, 6-2, at first singles. Bakshai beat Nevada Pohlman, 6-1, 6-1, at second singles.

Yu beat Julia Spaeth, 6-0, 6-1, at third singles.

Scime and Qui downed Maddy DellaVella and Anna Hennessy, 6-0, 6-1, at first doubles and Geiger and Shelat beat Charissa Schultz and Maya McKeever, 6-1, 6-2.

East is expected to send Bakshai to the ECIC singles tournament, and Cheruvu and Yu, and Qui and Scime to the ECIC doubles tournament, to be held Friday and Saturday at Miller Tennis Center.

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