OBSERVER Staff Report
An ever-improving Dunkirk girls' tennis team couldn't hang with Olean (1-1) and dropped the CCAA Division 1 match, 4-1, Monday at Dunkirk High School.
Josalyn Szwebjka was the lone victor for Dunkirk (0-3). She defeated Laura Anderson, 6-2, 6-4 in second singles.
"Josalyn won her first match of the year," Dunkirk coach Greg Catalano said. "She's been having a tough time. She anticipated well. That's what you have to do. She did a nice job of defeating a girl who is also a very good player."
Dunkirk was forced to forfeit first singles after its player became ill and Danielle Dean fell to Olean's Amanda Fox, 6-2, 6-4 in third singles.
In first doubles, Dunkirk's Crystal Buehler and Ally Clement dropped the point to Sounitri Barua and Morgan Smith, 6-0, 6-2.
"The first doubles team just picked up a tennis racket three weeks ago," Catalano said. "They're starting to get an understanding of the strategy."
Olean's Alley Rakus and Brianna Dempsey downed Dunkirk's Sydney Wiant and Diamond Vargas, 6-0, 6-0 in second doubles.
Dunkirk makes the short trip to Fredonia to play the Lady Hillbillies today.
Jamestown 4, Gowanda 1
GOWANDA - The Jamestown Lady Red Raiders were too much for Gowanda (1-2) Monday, disposing of the Lady Panthers, 4-1, in CCAA Division 1 high school tennis.
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Kelly Konwiczka earned Gowanda's lone point with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Samantha Melice in third singles.
The rest of the match was all Jamestown, led by Abby Whisner's 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 win over Jessica Sowa in first singles.
Chloe Knapp shut down Brittney Stelley 6-2, 6-0 in second singles and the Jamestown duo of Morgan Deppas and Kim Lindquist won the first doubles match, 6-3, 6-4, over Gowanda's Jessica Sperling and Kelsey Herniman.
Jamestown grabbed the final point with Lucy Pannes and Rosa Valezquez downing Giovanna Accordino and Brianna Chupa, 6-4, 6-3.