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Prime-seeds Hartwick and Nazareth Advance to 2022 Empire 8 Ladies’s Tennis Championship

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Ladies’s Tennis | 10/14/2022 6:49:37 PM

ITHACA, NY – Prime-seeded Hartwick School and No. 2 seed Nazareth School will meet for the 2022 Empire 8 Ladies’s Tennis Championship after incomes semifinal victories on Friday from Ithaca School. The Hawks rolled to a 5-0 win over No. 4 seed Alfred College, whereas Nazareth defeated No. 3 seed Houghton College, 5-1. The 2022 E8 Championship will happen from Ithaca at 1 pm on Saturday.

The winner of Saturday’s Empire 8 Championship match will earn the automated bid into the 2023 NCAA Division III Ladies’s Tennis Championship, which begins Might 5. Hartwick enters the championship match with an unblemished 12-0 report and is in search of its first Empire 8 title. Nazareth is trying to win its third straight Empire 8 Championship and seventh in program historical past. The Golden Flyers enter the title match with an 8-1 report.

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Hartwick handed Nazareth its solely defeat of the common season, 6-3 on Oct. 2. Hartwick received two of three doubles matches and took 4 of the singles flights to earn the win. That is additionally a rematch of the 2021 Empire 8 Championship, received by Nazareth, 5-3.

No. 1 Hartwick 5, No. 4 Alfred 0

Hartwick moved to 12-0 in 2022 and superior to its second straight Empire 8 Championship match with a 5-0 win over Alfred in sun-soaked circumstances Friday.

The Hawks took a 3-0 lead by sweeping the doubles portion of the match. The second doubles group of Phoebe Olson (Jamestown, N.Dak.) and Lily Vanuga (Springville, NY) defeated their counterparts from Alfred 8-2. Subsequent to complete, was the third doubles squad of Maggie Van Valkenburgh (Highland, NY) and Maddi Morrison (Burnt Hills, NY) as they beat their opponent 8-4.
The primary double tandem of Damita Bollers (Brooklyn, NY) and Jade Killikelly (Jamaica, NY) additionally received by a rating of 8-4.

Coming into the singles spherical, Hartwick solely wanted to win two matches to take the required 5 matches to win the general contest. Vanuga took care of her opponent first at sixth singles in straight units: 6-0, 6-0. Killikelly picked up the clinching victory at third singles with a 6-1, 6-2 win.

Alfred falls to 9-4 in 2022.

No. 2 Nazareth 5, No. 3 Houghton 1
Sophomore Lily Bulkeley and freshman Catherine Zack used a win and No. 2 doubles and a pair of victories in straight units win at No. 3 and No. 5 singles to guide the Nazareth Ladies’s Tennis group to a 5-1 win over Houghton within the semifinal spherical of the Empire 8 Match Friday at Ithaca School.

Nazareth (8-1) advances to face Hartwick at 1 pm Saturday because the Hawks defeated Alfred 5-0 within the reverse semifinal match.

The Golden Flyers received the highest two doubles matches as junior Aliya Guzman and sophomore Claire Pullen received an 8-3 sport at No. 1 whereas Bulkeley paired with Zak to win an 8-2 sport at No. 2.

Houghton (7-6) received at No. 3 doubles however Nazareth received the primary three singles video games to clinch the general victory.

Zak was the primary to complete her singles match with a 6-0, 6-1 victory and junior Katelyn Spath posted a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 6 singles to place Nazareth a win away from clinching the match.

Bulkeley clinched the match with a 6-2, 6-0 win at No. 5 to ship the Golden Flyers to its sixth straight look within the Empire 8 Match championship match.

2022 Empire 8 Ladies’s Tennis Championship Match Schedule

Friday, October 14 – Semifinals (at Ithaca School)

No. 1 Hartwick School defeated No. 4 Alfred College, 5-0 – BOX SCORE

No. 2 Nazareth School defeated No. 3 Houghton College, 5-1 – BOX SCORE

Saturday, October 15 – Championship (at Ithaca School)
No. 1 Hartwick vs. No. 2 Nazareth – 1 p.m..

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