By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor, wellsvillesports.com
BELMONT — Although the eight-seeded Scio Tigers were able to grab a victory in the midst of the singles competition, No. 9 Avoca/Prattsburgh recorded the last three wins themselves to pair with a doubles forfeit to ignite what was a 4-1 victory to capture the upset in opening round action of the Class B4 Tournament, Monday evening at Genesee Valley.
Corey Field was the lone winner for the Tigers (8-6-1), as he weaved his way through a closely-knit battle with Avoca/Prattsburgh’s Connor Stewart at third singles before rolling towards victory overall with a 6-3, 6-1 decision.
Two Avoca/Prattsburgh victories would come via straight-set shutout at first singles over Jude Marion, and again at first doubles over Scio’s team of Austin Gowdy and Ben Weimer. The Titans would also garner a second singles win from Elias Putnam over Liam Carouge while adding a second doubles forfeit win to finish off the win.
Scio’s season has come to its end, as they wrap up a fine season of tennis with a record of 8-6-1 overall.
1. Ryan Stanford (A/P) def. Jude Marion (SCIO), 6-0, 6-0.
2. Elias Putnam (A/P) def. Liam Carouge (SCIO), 6-1, 6-2.
3. Corey Field (SCIO) def. Connor Stewart (A/P), 6-3, 6-1.
1. Jackson Oliver/Bryce Schuck (A/P) def. Austin Gowdy/Ben Weimer (SCIO), 6-0, 6-0.
2. Gavin Mills/Tyler Nichols (A/P) by for.
No. 6 Alfred-Almond 5, No. 11 Andover/Whitesville 0
ALMOND — The No. 6 Alfred-Almond Eagles were at the top of their game to begin their Sectional journey on Monday, as they dominated the competition against No. 11 Andover/Whitesville on their home court for the final time in a 5-0 shutout to move onto the Class B4 Quarterfinals.
All five matches by the Eagles were won across straight sets, three of them in shutouts, claiming them at first and second doubles over Will Kent and Jayden Reed, and as well as second doubles over Kori Carlin and Bryne Hunt.
Liam Harris would garner a 6-1, 6-0 win at third singles for the hosts over Andover/Whitesville’s (2-9) Trey Kent, while Maddox Dixon and Lucas Koegel finished off the win with a first doubles victory over their own.
Andover/Whitesville has wrapped up their 2022 season with a record of 2-9 overall.
1. Cameron Heinig (A-A) def. Will Kent (A/W), 6-0, 6-0.
2. Chris Mormino (A-A) def. Jayden Reed (A/W), 6-0, 6-0.
3. Liam Harris (A-A) def. Trey Kent (A/W), 6-1, 6-0.
1. Maddox Dixon/Lucas Koegel (A-A) def. Taegan McCrea/Elden Terhune (A/W), 6-1, 6-1.
2. Noah Dusinberre/Patrick Powers (A-A) def. Kori Carlin/Bryne Hunt (A/W), 6-0, 6-0.