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Vikings step closer to NFL tennis title

Grand Island girls tennis team photo

Photo by Larry Austin/Grand Island Central School District

Grand Island took a major step toward sole ownership of the Niagara Frontier League girls tennis championship with wins this week against the second-place and third-place teams in the standings.

GI beat third-place Lewiston-Porter Sept. 27 and added a win Sept. 29 against second-place Niagara-Wheatfield to improve to 11-0 in the league. N-W has two losses, both to the Vikings, and L-P has three. GI has three matches remaining on its league schedule.

Kiersten Brown (first singles), Riley Weber (second singles), and the duo of Lily Koslowski and Claire LeFevre (second doubles) remain undefeated in the Niagara Frontier League so far this season.

The Vikings won close matches to seal the win against the Falcons, who could have tied GI for first in the NFL with a victory. Riley Weber trailed N-W's Arianna Mohilewsky 5-2 in the third and deciding set but came back to win 7-5. GI's first doubles team of Alicia Hunt and Mia Schiffmacher battled N-W's Gabriela Stanley and Hannah Stewart into a third set tiebreaker, where they prevailed 7-5 to win the set 7-6.

Scores:

At Grand Island Sept. 29

Grand Island 4, Niagara-Wheatfield 1

First singles: Kiersten Brown (Grand Island) defeated Sydney March (Niagara-Wheatfield) 6-0, 6-1

Second singles: Riley Weber (Grand Island) defeated Arianna Mohilewsky (Niagara-Wheatfield) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5

Third singles: Adyson Homsi (Niagara-Wheatfield) defeated Megan Pinzel (Grand Island) 3-6, 6-2, 6-0

First doubles: Alicia Hunt and Mia Schiffmacher (Grand Island) defeated Gabriela Stanley and Hannah Stewart (Niagara-Wheatfield) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6

Second doubles: Lily Koslowski and Claire LeFevre (Grand Island) defeated Michaela Brooks and Ashley Licht (Niagara-Wheatfield) 6-1, 6-0

At Lewiston-Porter Sept. 27

Grand Island 5, Lew-Port 0

First singles: Kiersten Brown (Grand Island) defeated Eren Zayasu (Lewiston-Porter) 6-0, 6-2

Second singles: Riley Weber (Grand Island) defeated Katrina Szymanski (Lewiston-Porter) 6-1, 6-2

Third singles: Megan Pinzel (Grand Island) defeated Caitlyn Bantten (Lewiston-Porter) 6-2, 6-2

First doubles: Alicia Hunt and Mia Schiffmacher (Grand Island) defeated Rachel Del Castillo and Natalie Sloma (Lewiston-Porter) 6-1, 6-1

Second doubles: Lily Koslowski and Claire LeFevre (Grand Island) defeated Grace Johnson and Liliana Unversaw (Lewiston-Porter) 6-0, 6-4