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Genesee Valley/Belfast 5, Bolivar-Richburg 0

BOLIVAR — All five matches saw Genesee Valley/Belfast and Bolivar-Richburg enter a fierce, competitive battle on Wednesday. In the end, Genesee Valley/Belfast was able to squeeze their way past the host Wolverines for their first win of the season, taking all five matches in hard-fought fashion to record the 5-0 sweep on the road.

In the singles matches, Dominic Marra, Trevor Clark and Spencer Rambaran all tallied victories for Genesee Valley/Belfast (1-1), with Marra edging past Anthony Densmore at first singles with a 6-3, 6-2 win. Clark added in a 6-3, 6-4 close decision of his own over Ben Kisel at second singles, while Rambaran fought through a first-set tiebreak against Guinevere Coats at third singles to tally the 7-5, 6-4 edge.

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The momentum continued further into the doubles matches, where the visitors took the remaining two matches in similar style, as the first doubles team of James Frawley and Gavin Kenyon battled their way towards victory with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Zane Pangburn and Dylan Crawford. Later on in the night, the second doubles team of Liliana Porter and Karlee Jones recorded Genesee Valley/Belfast’s final win in a 6-0, 6-4 decision over Starlyn Kisel and Jamie Werner for the Wolverines (0-3).

Genesee Valley/Belfast will return to the court on Friday back over the road, visiting Fillmore at Houghton University for a 5 p.m. first serve on Friday. As for the Wolverines, they hop right back onto their home court tonight with a 5 p.m. visit from Alfred-Almond.


1. Dominic Marra (GVB) def. Anthony Densmore (B-R), 6-3, 6-2.

2. Trevor Clark (GVB) def. Ben Kisel (B-R), 6-3, 6-4.

3. Spencer Rambaran (GVB) def. Guinevere Coats (B-R), 7-5, 6-4.


1. James Frawley/Gavin Kenyon (GVB) def. Zane Pangburn/Dylan Crawford (B-R), 6-2, 6-3.

2. Liliana Porter/Karlee Jones (GVB) def. Starlyn Kisel/Jamie Werner (B-R), 6-0, 6-4.

Avoca/Prattsburgh 3, Wellsville 2

WELLSVILLE — The Lions of Wellsville gave it everything they had against a strong Section V power in Avoca/Prattsburgh on their home court, Wednesday night. The visiting Titans would come away victorious, but it was not easy by any means, as they took the edge in three of the five matches to capture the 3-2 win.

Elias Putnam and Bryce Schuck led the singles competition with two of the three wins for Avoca/Prattsburgh, as Putnam scored a strong 6-2, 6-4 edge over Wellsville’s (1-4) Hua Qui Zhang at first singles. Schuck responded for the Titans with a win of his own, finishing in resilient fashion in a first-set tiebreak to tally a 7-6(3), 6-3 win.

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The match was clinched later on at first doubles for the visitors in black and gold, as the tandem of Gavin Mills and Jackson Oliver ensured the team’s win with another brilliant and resilient finish, coming away victorious in both tie-breaking sets over Shane Davidson and Jayden Acker, earning the 7-6(5), 7-5 win.

Wellsville recorded the two remaining victories on the court, with Adam Iantorno tallying the first at third singles behind a first-set shutout, going past Tyler Nichols with a 6-0, 6-4.

Joel Janssen and Jeremiah Pensyl had the last win for the Lions, also scoring a first-set shutout before having to fight their way through a second-set tiebreak to close out the evening, emerging victorious with a 6-0, 7-5 win over Landon White and Braelynn Dowdell.

The Lions hit the road on Friday, visiting Campbell-Savona in a 5 p.m. first serve.


1. Elias Putnam (A/P) def. Hua Qui Zhang (WLSV), 6-2, 6-4.

2. Bryce Schuck (A/P) def. Gavan Dickerson (WLSV), 7-6 (3), 6-3.

3. Adam Iantorno (WLSV) def. Tyler Nichols (A/P), 6-0, 6-4.


1. Gavin Mills/Jackson Oliver (A/P) def. Shane Davidson/Jayden Acker (WLSV), 7-6 (5), 7-5.

2. Joel Janssen/Jeremiah Pensyl (WLSV) def. Landon White/Braelynn Dowdell (A/P), 6-0, 7-5.

Fillmore 5, Warsaw 0

WARSAW — They were challenged right out of the gate on Wednesday not too far from home up north, but it was a challenge that the Eagles of Fillmore answered on Wednesday, as they fought tooth and nail with host Warsaw until the very end, recording all five victories that included tough fights from Eben Schilke and Isaiah Sisson to headline a 5-0 sweep of the Tigers.

“This was a good team win today. I’m really happy with how the doubles teams are gelling,” said Eagles coach Randy Crouch. “Eben played a great first match at first singles against a quality player, but the story of the day was Isaiah. He’s been struggling a little finding his rhythm, and he played an ugly first set, but he found his footing and took over the last two sets in his match to get a good win.”

The day was fueled by two gritty victories in the singles department from both Schilke and Sisson to pave Fillmore’s (2-0) lane towards triumph, as Schilke battled with Warsaw’s Pietr Nolte through the distance to come away victorious with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 finish. Sisson followed up with a second singles rebound, as he bounced back after a first set defeat to capture the last two sets of his match in resilient fashion, taking down Greg Treutlein for the 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 win.

Marcus Wolfer rounded off the sweep of the singles matches with a solid 6-1, 6-0 win over Trinity Weigley.

Fillmore closed out the match with the last two wins from both doubles teams, as the first doubles squad of Joe Derck and Jack Boon, along with the second doubles duo of Henry Decker and Ezra Knapp each collected wins by a 6-1, 6-0 count to close out the evening.

The Eagles are back home to Houghton University on Friday with a 5 p.m. first serve against Genesee Valley/Belfast.


1. Eben Schilke (FIL) def. Pietr Nolte (WAR), 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

2. Isaiah Sisson (FIL) def. Greg Treutlein (WAR), 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

3. Marcus Wolfer (FIL) def. Trinity Weigley (WAR), 6-1, 6-0.


1. Joe Derck/Jack Boon (FIL) def. Drake Davis/Sydney Goulet (WAR), 6-1, 6-0.

2. Henry Decker/Ezra Knapp (FIL) def. Addison Gay/Aurora Livingstone (WAR), 6-1, 6-0.

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Fillmore 213, Wellsville 221

RUSHFORD — It was a duel down to the finish at the end of the night between both Wellsville and Fillmore on Wednesday, as all eight golfers that made their way onto the scorecard between both teams delivered a strong performance on the links at Allegheny Hills in Rushford.

Despite Wellsville’s Ethan Bailey once again firing the match’s medalist round, it was the host Eagles that swiped the victory away from the Lions behind their balanced scoring efforts from top to bottom, as they collected the narrow win by a 213-221 count.

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“I was very happy with the scores my guys took. It was a very close, competitive match with Wellsville,” said Eagles coach Tom Parks. “It’s always a strange feeling coaching against my kids. I was happy to see Maddy (Parks) playing well tonight, and getting a nice score despite being on the opposing team. It’s not the first time this has happened either, including volleyball, basketball and golf with my son Mason in the past. We’re all so competitive.”

Leading the Fillmore (2-0) scorecard at the top of the list was Anderson Wiltsey, as he fired a team-low round of 51 to pave the way towards victory. Following right behind him were Reid Cockle and Layton Sanasith, as each recorded a round of 52, while Jack Cool rounded off with his fired round of 58.

Bailey led the Lions (2-2) at the top of their scorecard at the end of the night, as he shot the match’s medaling round of 45. Maddy Parks was next up, as she chipped in a round of 54. Fletcher Kaye had a 58, while Noah Brogan carded a 64 to round off. Wellsville is back on the links Friday night with a trip to Twin Hickory Golf Club in Hornell, as they partake in tri-match action with Dansville and the host Red Raiders beginning at 4 p.m.

Fillmore will go for their third straight win to open their campaign on Tuesday at the Bolivar Golf Club, as they visit the host Wolverines in a 4 p.m. tee time of their own.

Genesee Valley/Belfast 202, Bolivar-Richburg 233

WELLSVILLE — Dakota Hemphill and Will Guilford were at the top of the leaderboard at the Wellsville Country Club on Wednesday, as the Genesee Valley/Belfast golfers each posted the medalist round to pace the team’s victory, edging their way past visiting Bolivar-Richburg with a 202-233 triumph.

Hemphill and Guilford occupied the top two spots on Genesee Valley/Belfast’s (2-1) scorecard from start to finish, as each golfer fired a match-low round of 49 to pace the victory. Chris Weaver pitched in with a round of 51, while Colden Caiazza had a 53.

Bolivar-Richburg (0-2) was led by a team-low round of 55 fired by Parker Worth. Behind him was Trent Sibble, who provided a 56. Andrew Cox tallied a 60, while Ben Loganburg rounded off the scoring with his round of 62.

Both teams will meet once again on Monday, this time at the Bolivar Golf Club in a 4 p.m. tee-time.

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