Women’s D3 College States

A number of local players and local schools participated in the NYS DIII Women’s Tennis Championships at Ithaca College this past weekend.  The event is run by position with each schools #1 player competing against the other schools #1 players in an elimination tournament format.  Here are their results:

RPI (Emily Laurilliard – Niskayuna & Jessica Buckley – Notre Dame of Utca):

Casey Olsen (1st Singles) def. Hallsey Leighton (William Smith) 8-6; lost to Nataly Mendoza (Skidmore) 6-1, 6-4

Christina Ciamarra (2nd Singles) lost to Carly Siegel (Ithaca) 7-5, 0-6, 10-7

Meghan Olson (3rd Singles) lost to Charlotte Federowicz (William Smith) 8-1

Emily Laurilliard (4th Singles) def. Amy Kurmis (Brockport) 8-0); lost to Madeline King (NYU) 7-6(6), 6-2

Amanda Alexander (5th Singles) def Ami Petosa (Nazareth) 8-2; lost to Kiara Ocasio (William Smith) 6-2, 7-5

Emily Aaldenberg def, Samantha Miller (St. Lawrence) 5-7, 6-4, 10-3; lost to Hannah Van Demark (Vassar) 6-1, 6-2

Casey Olsen/Emily Laurilliard (1st Doubles) def. Alex Arenson/Mira Khanna (Hamilton) 8-5; lost to Teru Greene/Kiara Ocasio (William Smith) 8-3

Meghan Olson/Amanda Alexander (2nd Doubles) def. Kayla Fitzgerald/Ayaka Yoshino (Elmira) 8-3; lost to Madeline King/Mari Tzakis (NYU) 8-3

Jessica Buckley/Christina Clamerra (3rd Doubles) lost to Anisha Kurlen/Kelsey Van Noy (Vassar) 8-3


Nataly Mendoza (1st Singles) def. Casey Olsen (RPI) 6-1, 6-4; def. Elkie Vandenbeemt (St. Lawrence) 6-1, 6-0; lost in the finals to Christina Nunez (Ithaca) 2-6, 6-2, 11-9

Lee Ford (2nd Singles) def. Alex Vizgaitis (Nazareth) 6-0, 6-3; def. Morgan McNeil (St. Lawrence) 6-1, 6-3 and won the Finals by default over Alison Wang (NYU)

Alex Smith (3rd Singles) def. Kaitlin Flaherty (Alfred) 6-0, 6-1; def. Lindsay Kantor (Vassar) 6-3, 6-3; lost in the finals to Mari Tzakis (NYU) 6-4, 6-4

Jordon Zola (4th Singles) def. Brooke Kaylor (RIT) 6-1, 6-0; lost to Casey Nicoletti (William Smith) 0-6, 6-3, 13-11

Robyn Baird (5th Singles) def. Marni Blumenthal (Ithaca) 6-1, 6-0; def. Lauren Stauffer (Vassar) 6-1, 6-2; lost in the finals to Kiara Ocasio (William Smith) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7

Caroline Hobbs (6th Singles) def. Rachel Friedman (Hamilton) 6-0, 6-0; def. Alyssa Steinweis (Ithaca) 6-0, 6-0; def. Hannah Van Demark (Vassar) in the finals 6-4, 6-1

Lee Ford/Nataly Mendoza (1st Doubles) def. Christina Nunez/Carly Siegel (Ithaca) 8-3; def. Alison Tepas/Alex Vizgaitis (Nazareth) 8-2; def. Ashley Masanto/Alison Wang (NYU) 8-3 in the finals

Rachel Plevinsky/Alex Smith (2nd Doubles) def. Amy Kurmis/Mackenzie Rounds (Brockport) 8-0; def. Lauren Stauffer/Winifred Yeates (Vassar) 8-4; lost in the finals to Madeline King/Mari Tzakis (NYU) 8-5

Robyn Baird/Jordan Zola (3rd Doubles) def. Kautlin Flaherty/Melissa Boyer (Alfred) 8-0; lost to Casey Nicholetti/Kate O’Connor (William Smith) 8-6

Kaitlin Flaherty(Queensbury – Alfred):

(3rd Singles) def. Katelyn Richenberg (Brockport) 8-6; lost to Alex Smith ((Skidmore) 6-0, 6-1

(3rd Doubles with Melissa Boyer) def. Nicoele Derose/Sarah Stromski (Brockport) 8-3; lost to Robyn Baird/Jordon Zola (Skidmore) 8-0

Christine Cary (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk – Nazareth):

(3rd Singles) def. Britt Amari (RIT) 8-4; lost to Olivia Arroyo (St. Lawrence) 6-3, 6-2

(2nd Doubles with Cara Yinger) lost to Marni Blumenthal/Laurel Salladay (Ithaca) 8-5

Sara Bjork (Saratoga – RIT):

(2ndSingles) lost to Carly Siegel (Ithaca) 8-2

(1st Doubles with Elizabeth McGrail) lost to Morgan McNeal/Elkie Vandeenbeemt (St. Lawrence) 8-4

Rachel Friedman (Saratoga – Hamilton):

(6th Singles) def. Kelsie Redburn (RIT) 8-1; lost to Caroline Hobbs (Skidmore) 6-0, 6-0

Teru Greene (William Smith):

(2nd Doubles with Kiara Ocasio) def. Casey Olsen/Emily Laurilliard (RPI) 8-3; lost to Ashley Masanto/Alison Wang (NYU) 8-5


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