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A final sweep on Saturday for an undefeated season for Wellsville tennis!


By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor,

COHOCTON — Bright and early Saturday morning, the Wellsville Lady Lions took aim at building potentially double the momentum heading into next week’s colossal matchup with Alfred-Almond on the road.

To do it, a trip for two against the Wayland-Cohocton Lady Eagles was on the slate.

Like clockwork all season, the result was no different, as Wellsville remained undefeated to eclipse the 10-win plateau after two mighty victories beginning with a 5-0 sweep and then a 4-1 decision in match two, to record their 10th and 11th straight wins.

In match one, the Lady Lions (11-0) were awarded all five victories which included a sweep of all three singles matches for Meagan Riley, Samantha Bidzerkowny and Kelsey Seely, with Riley’s 10-0 shutout in pro-set play leading the way. Down in doubles action, the first doubles team of Caitlin Bittel and Hanna Miles had to work their way through a tough battle with Wayland-Cohocton’s Marissa Abbott and Lila Wolfanger, but would get the job done with a 10-5 win.

The victory to start the morning was rounded off with a 10-0 second doubles shutout for Sarah Mattison and McKenna Wonderling.

After cruising towards their first win, the second match was no different. Despite a second doubles win for the Lady Eagles, the Lady Lions were able to collect the remaining four victories, including another sweep of all three singles matches to claim victory one final time to leave town on a victorious note.

Bidzerkowny, Riley and Mattison would all record authoritative victories to fuel Wellsville’s singles matches, with Bidzerkowny tallying a 10-0 shutout herself at first singles, while wins of 10-2 and 10-3 were garnered by Riley and Mattison down at second and third singles, respectively. At first doubles, Seely and Wonderling came together to record a 10-3 win.

Wayland-Cohocton’s lone win on the day came at second doubles from the team of Jaiden Coombs and Amaya LaPlant, as they came away triumphant with a 10-3 decision over Wellsville’s Miles Aaron and Allison Denhoff.

The Lady Lions are now off until Tuesday night, when they get set to make perhaps their biggest road trip of the season, visiting the 10-1 Alfred-Almond Lady Eagles in a 5 p.m. first serve.

Match 1: Wellsville 5, Wayland-Cohocton 0


1. Meagan Riley (WLSV) def. Pearl Walker (W-C), 10-0.

2. Samantha Bidzerkowny (WLSV) def. Makayla Champaign (W-C), 10-1.

3. Kelsey Seely (WLSV) def. Savannah Allen (W-C), 10-3.


1. Caitlin Bittel/Hanna Miles (WLSV) def. Marissa Abbott/Lila Wolfanger (W-C), 10-5.

2. Sarah Mattison/McKenna Wonderling (WLSV) def. Virginia Carr/Aoife LeRoux (W-C), 10-0.

Match 2: Wellsville 4, Wayland-Cohocton 1


1. Samantha Bidzerkowny (WLSV) def. Pearl Walker (W-C), 10-0.

2. Meagan Riley (WLSV) def. Makayla Champaign (W-C), 10-2.

3. Sarah Mattison (WLSV) def. Savannah Allen (W-C), 10-3.


1. Kelsey Seely/McKenna Wonderling (WLSV) def. Marissa Abbott/Lila Wolfanger (W-C), 10-3.

2. Jaiden Coombs/Amaya LaPlant (W-C) def. Miles Aaron/Allison Denhoff (WLSV), 10-3.

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