MHAL tour­na­ment semi­fi­nals to­day at Bard

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

Marl­boro's Grace and Emma Mes­sen­ger will be among those play­ing in the Mid-Hud­son Ath­letic League girls tour­ney semi­fi­nals.

AN­NAN­DALE >> Two-time de­fend­ing dou­bles cham­pi­ons Grace and Emma Mes­sen­ger of Marl­boro weren’t seeded for this week’s Mid-Hud­son Ath­letic League girls ten­nis tour­na­ment. No mat­ter. The Mes­sen­gers are two wins away from a three-peat after notch­ing a pair of wins Tues­day to earn a berth in Thurs­day’s semi­fi­nals at Bard Col­lege.

They de­feated Sauger­ties’ Mia Ped­er­sen and Natalie Ge­orge, 6-1, 6-1, then ousted sec­ond­seeded Hal­ley Mas­tro and Alexan­dra Nicholas of New Paltz, 6-3, 6-3 in the quar­ter­fi­nals. They play Roo­sevelt’s Ka­t­rina Ack­er­man and Ash­leyt Dolan in the semis.

It’s an all-Spack­enkill matchup in the other semi, with Sarah McCall and Cyn­thia Ma fac­ing Leona Lau and

Emily Ma. McCall and Ma knocked off the No. 1 seed, also from Spack­enkill, Courtney Kowal­ski and Madi­son My­ers, in the quar­ter­fi­nals. None of the four seeded teams made it to the fi­nal day.

Spack­enkill’s Rachel Li came back to up­set top seed Bai­ley Kretschmer of On­te­ora, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the sin­gles quar­ter­fi­nals. She will play Sauger­ties’ Me­hal Mi­tra in one semi, while Wal­lkill’s sec­ond­seeded Emily Sav­age will take on No. 4 seed Natalie Meyer of New Paltz.

SIN­GLES First Round Rachel Li (Spack­enkill) def. Bai­ley Styles (Red Hook), 6-0, 6-0; Me­hal Mi­tra (Sauger­ties) def. Lizzie Push­man (Wal­lkill), 6-0, 6-1; Jackie Otz (On­te­ora) def. Jaea Klein­berg (Sauger­ties), 6-3, 6-0 Emma DiLas­cio (High­land) def. Emily Ap­pen­zeller (Red Hook), 7-6, 6-1; Natalie Meyer (New Paltz) def. Re­ham Perry (El­lenville), 6-1, 6-1; Brit­tany DeSan­tis (Marl­boro) def. Dorothy Bel­ton, Pough­keep­sie), 6-0, 6-2; Emily Sav­age (Wal­lkill) def. Adri­anna Pow­ers (Pough­keep­sie), 6-1, 6-2 Quar­ter­fi­nals Rachel Li (Spack­enkill) def. Bai­ley Kretschmer (On­te­ora), 6-3, 3-6, 6-3; Me­hal Mi­tra (Sauger­ties) def. Jackie Katz (On­te­ora), 6-2, 6-4 Natalie Meyer (New Paltz) def. Emma DiLas­cio (High­land0, 6-1, 6-1; Emily Sav­age (Wal­lkill) def. Brit­tany DeSan­tis (Marl­boro), 6-2, 6-1 ——

DOU­BLES Out­bracket Angie Wo­jochiekowski-Alissa Jaffe (Wal­lkill) def. Shanoya Rus­sel­lDeeanna Pow­ers (Pough­keep­sie), 10-5; Ju­lia Po­laski-Ni­cole Ge­orge (Sauger­ties) def. Morseda Ak­terAlyssa Volpini (El­lenville); Ma­halia Is­abel-Lexus Pat­ter­shall (Roo­sevelt) def. Al­li­son Ryan-Isa Pir­son (On­te­ora), 10-4 First Round Courtney Kowal­ski-Madi­son My­ers (Spack­enkill) def. Angie Wo­jochiekowski-Alissa Jaffe (Wal­lkill), 6-0, 6-0; Sarah McCall-Cyn­thia Ma (Spack­enkill) def. Ju­lia Po­laski-Ni­cole Ge­orge (Sauger­ties), 6-1, 6-0 Julie Bemis-Dasha Latvis (Red Hook) def. Tan­maye Hulgindi-Allie Fuller (High­land, 7-5, 6-1; Leona Lau-Emily Ma (Spack­enkill) def. Mikal KalusAri­ana Ro­driguez (New Paltz), 7-6, 3-6, 7-5 Ka­t­rina Ack­er­man-Ash­ley Dolan (Roo­sevelt) def. Kaiya Wig­ton-Maria Tsan­garakis (Marl­boro), 6-1, 6-1; Michaela Kulpin­ski-Julie Trun­cali (Marl­boro) def. Grace Mor­ris­seyEmily Wong-Pan, 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 Emma Mes­sen­ger-Grace Mes­sen­ger (Marl­boro) def. Mia Ped­er­sen-Natalie Ge­orge, 6-0, 6-1; Hal­ley Mas­troAlexan­dra Nicholas (New Paltz) def. Ma­halia Is­abel-Lexus Pat­ter­shall (Roo­sevelt), 6-3, 6-3 Quar­ter­fi­nals Sarah McCall-Cyn­thia Ma (Spack­enkill) def. Courtney Kowal­ski-Madi­son My­ers (Spack­enkill), 6-2, 6-2; Leona Lau-Emily Ma (Spack­enkill) def. Julie Bemis-Dasha Latvis (Red Hook), 6-0, 6-3 Ka­t­rina Ack­er­man-Ash­ley Dolan (Roo­sevelt) def, Michaela Kulpin­ski-Julie Trun­cali (Marl­boro), 6-0, 6-1; Emma Mes­sen­ger-Grace Mes­sen­ger (Marl­boro) def. Hal­ley Mas­tro-Alexan­dra Nicholas (New Paltz), 6-1, 6-1

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