Finnerty, DeFazio into district tennis semifinals
By: Selinsgrove Athletics | Selinsgrove Athletics | October 11, 2021
WILLIAMSPORT - Selinsgrove seniors Fiona Finnerty and Avery DeFazio each advance to the District 4 Girls Tennis singles semifinals on Monday at Williamsport High School.
The two advance to Wednesday (Oct. 13) at the Central Pennsylvania Tennis Club in South Williamsport for the semifinals and finals. Finnerty will face Peyton Dincher of Jersey Shore, while DeFazio get top-seed and defending district champion Olivia Dorner of South Williamsport in the semifinals.
Finnerty as the No. 7-seed received a bye in the first round. DeFazio opened with a straight set victory over Mallorie Myers of Montoursville, 6-4, 6-0.
In the second round, DeFazio faced the No. 5-seed Hannah Ryck of Towanda. The two split sets 6-4, before DeFazio picked up the victory with a 7-2 win in the third-set tiebreak. Finnerty beat Mya Coyne of Bloomsburg in a close match, 6-4, 6-4.
Surprisingly, both had easier times in the quarterfinals, winning in straight sets.
DeFazio beat No. 4 seed Katie Kilgore of Hughesville, 6-3, 6-1.FInnerty beat Mia Blas of Loyalsock, 6-4, 6-0.
District 4 Singles Tournament
at Williamsport H.S.
1. Olivia Dorner (SW) bye; Riley Noss (CC) def. Abby Burrell (BLOOM), 6-1 6-0; Celia Shmany (JS) def. Bekah Rosario (MUN), 6-0 6-0; 8. Anna Hall (LOY) def. Adelyn Dawes (SJN), 6-1 6-0; 5. Hannah Ryck (TOW) bye; Avery DeFazio (SEL) def. Mallorie Myers (MONT), 6-4 6-0; Sarah Bhanushali (DAN) def. Brooklyn Wade (MIL), 6-2 6-1; 4. Kylie Kilgore (HUGH) bye; 3. Kara Mann (MTV) bye; Mariana Arnabar (DAN) def. Sam Ulrich (MONT), 6-2 6-2; Grace Hilkert (LEW) def. Hannah Risch (TOW), 6-3 6-4; 6. Peyton Dincher (JS) bye; 7. Fionia Finnerty (SEL) bye; Mya Coyne (BLOOM) def. Eve Jackson (SW), 7-5 6-2; Mia Blas (LOY) def. Marissa Griess (NPL), 6-1 6-1; Megan Minnig (CC) bye.
1. Dorner (SW) def. Noss (CC), 6-0 6-0; Shemany (JS) def. 8. Hall (LOY), 0-6 6-1 6-2; DeFazio (SEL) def. Ryck (TOW), 6-4 4-6 7-5 (7-2); 4. Kilgore (HUGH) def. Bhanushali (DAN), 7-6 (7-4) 6-1; 3. Mann (MTV) def. Arnabar (DAN), 6-0 6-3; Dincher (JS) def. Hilkert (LEW), 6-1 6-1; 7. Finnerty (SEL) def. Coyne (BLOOM), 6-4 6-4; Blas (LOY), 5-7 6-3 7-5.
1. Dorner (SW) def. Shemany (JS), 6-0 6-0; DeFazio (SEL) def. Kilgore (HUGH), 6-3 6-1; Dincher (JS) def. Mann (MTV), 6-2 6-2; Finnerty (SEL) def. Blas (LOY), 6-4 6-0.