Marlboro doubles team gets top seed
Messengers will face Red Hook’s Bemis, Latvis in sectional tourney’s first round
Marlboro High’s Grace and Emma Messenger, who repeated as Mid-Hudson Athletic League doubles champions for a third year in a row last week, have been made the top seeds for Tuesday’s Section 9 girls tournament.
The Dukes’ wild-card team — Emma plays first singles and Grace second singles during the season — reached the sectional finals in 2014 and qualified for the state tourney. The sisters face Red Hook’s Julie Bemis and Dasha Latvis in the first round at the Match Point Tennis Complex in Goshen. The action begins at 10 a.m.
Spackenkill’s Sarah McCall and Cynthia Ma, who lost to the Messengers in the MHAL finals, are the third seeds and Spartan teammates Leona Lau and Emily Ma are seeded eighth. Roosevelt’s Katrina Ackerman and Ashley Dolan are seeded fifth.
McCall and Ma plays Marlboro’s Michaela Kulpinski and Julie Truncali in the first round, while Ackerman and Dolan take
on a third Spackenkill team: Courtney Kowalski and Madison Myers.
Also competing is New Paltz’s top team of Halley Mastro and Alexandra Nicholas.
Emily Savage, who became Wallkill’s first MHAL singles champion since Olga Ostrovetsky in 2013, is seeded third in the draw. She plays Cornwall’s Shirali Patel in the first round.
Spackenkill’s Rachel Li was seeded fifth, Mehal Mitra of Saugerties seventh and New Paltz’s Natalie Meyer eighth. Meyer faces Onteora’s Jackie Katz.
The top seed is defending
champion Jane Bockman of Goshen. She opens against Onteora’s Bailey Kretschmer.
Kingston seventhgrader Lila Shih Freeman, who qualified for sectionals in her first year on the varsity, drew No. 2 seed Sera Satkowski of Valley Central.
Also in the field are Brittany DeSantis of Marlboro and Highland’s Emma DiLascio.
The semifinals, championship and consolation matches are Wednesday at Match Point.
The top three qualify for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association tournament from Oct. 29 through 31 at the Sound Shore Indoor Tennis Complex in Port Chester.