Local College Player Update – Weatherhead, Cary

Kacie Weatherhead (Guilderland) played her first ITA Regional event of her college career in the Southeasern Regional at Mary Washington University in Fredricksburg, Virginia.  She lost her match in the Blue One Singles Division to Jenny Antoszyk of Roanoke College 6-2, 6-1.  In the Blue Two Doubles she teamed with Megan McCullin.  They lost 8-3 to Ally MaConaughy and Olivia Stone of Bridgewater College and 8-6 to Leslie Bowie and Megan Heagy of Stevens Institute. Next up was a 6-2, 7-6 (4) win at #2 singles over Messiah’s Sarah Brookhart.  In doubles, Weatherhead and McCullin prevailed over Ellen Harpold and Serena Gehman 8-2.  York won the match 7-2 for their first win of the season.  Against Clarion, Kacie played #3 and lost to Megan Bettwy 10-5.  In doubles she played with Nicole Olsen.  They lost 8-5 to Bettwy and Lauren Rhine.  That leaves York at 1-2 for the fall campaign.  The spring tennis season starts March 16th at Mary Washington.

Christine Cary (Selkirk) has had a busy Fall season at Nazareth College.  First match was September 1st against Geneseo.  Christine played #3 and lost to Shiho Sato 6-1, 6-1. In doubles she teamed with Cara Yinger.  The pair lost to Julia Passik and Monica Vieth 8-2.  Against Stevens it was a 6-2, 6-2 loss to Danielle Stewart in singles and an 8-2 loss to Nicole Portner and Mine Bese in doubles.  Next up was a tough 6-0, 4-6, 7-5 loss to Cortland’s Alyssa Tretter and an 8-4 loss in doubles to Loraine Jelinek and Gabriela Medina.  We have the results of the William Smith Invitational in a previous posting on the blog so we go next to the Hartwick match.  Not only did the team win, but Christine got her first victory in a dual match in both singles and doubles and was pictured on teams web page article.  In singles, Megan Henson retired at 3-0 in the first set. Cara and Christine beat Kim Willet and Nicole Schepisi 8-4.  Then, on to Alfred and a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Brennan Ferguson and a 8-5 victory over Ferguson and Shannon Tovey.  The team continued their winning ways at Elmira as Christine topped Melanie Walker 6-0, 6-2 and,in the doubles,  Amy Schmidt along with Walker (8-4).  Christine did not qualify for the ITA Regionals as Nazareth only had one player for singles and one doubles team.  We will cover that event in a later blog posting.  There were several players of local interest there.  Next was St. John’s Fisher, a crosstown rival.  Nazareth won the match and Christine won her #3 singles match against Marissa Rotondo 6-2, 6-2.  They lost the doubles to Jordan Brungard and Kathryn Pasier 8-3.  The Ithaca Bombers proved too much for Nazareth and Christine as Becky Guzzo of Ithaca beat Christine 5-7, 6-1, 6-3.  Christine and Cara managed a win in the doubles over Becky Campbell and Carly Siegel 8-4.  The last match I am reporting on for this posting is a 9-0 drubbing of Utica by Nazareth.  Christine beat Heather Brisson 6-1, 6-0.  Christine and Cara did not play doubles in the Utica match as Nazareth played some of it’s other players.  I will post results for the New York State tournament and the Empire 8 tournament when they are online.


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