Press-Republican

June 26, 2013

Bissonette, O'Leary lead CVAC tennis All-Stars


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— After going 7-0 during the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ tennis season, Peru placed three singles players and one doubles pair on the 2013 CVAC All-Star teams. Northeastern Clinton and Saranac were also well represented; the Cougars had two doubles teams and one singles player honored, and the Chiefs had two singles players and a doubles pair chosen.

On the girls’ side, Plattsburgh High led the way with three players selected, while CVAC champion Lake Placid had two All-Stars and Northeastern Clinton had one singles player and one doubles pair recognized.



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The All-Stars are selected by the CVAC coaches.

Boys

First Team

No. 1 singles

Shawn Bissonette (Saranac)- A senior, Bissonette qualified for the state tournament four times in his career — twice in doubles and twice in singles. He was the Section VII singles champion the last two years and finished with a career singles record of 17-4.

No. 2 singles

Johnny McAuliffe (Peru)- The junior and team co-captain went unbeaten this season and dropped just one match in 2012. McAuliffe made the first team for the second time. He placed third in the 2013 Section VII singles tournament and qualified for the state tournament.

No. 3 singles

Connor Bond (Peru)- He lost just three games all season and won every match the past two CVAC seasons. In his third year on varsity, the junior makes his second appearance on the First Team.

No. 1 doubles

McKenna Hunter and Adam Khater (Northeastern Clinton)- After earning a trip to the state tournament in 2012, Hunter, a senior, and Khater, a junior, continued to excel this season, going 7-0. They won the Section VII doubles title.

No. 2 doubles

Austin Tetreault and Devin McManus (Northeastern Clinton)- Tetreault, a sophomore, and McManus, a freshman, proved to be very versatile players for the Cougars. Both are expected to provide big contributions to next year’s team.

Second Team

No. 1 singles

Peter Daly (Peru)- In his second year at No. 1 singles, Daly lost just one match — to the CVAC singles champion.

Ryan Marks (Northeastern Clinton)- Marks continued to improve and impress his opponents, going 5-1 this season.

No. 2 singles

Dylan Christopherson (Saranac)- The junior posted a league record of 6-1. He received CVAC All-Star recognition for the third consecutive year.

No. 3 singles

Brendan Whalen (Plattsburgh)- Whalen, a seventh grader, compiled a 5-2 record this season.

No. 1 doubles

Kyle Kemp and Pat Demarais (Peru)- In their third year as partners, Kemp and Demarais won all but one match this season as they made the All-Star team for the second time.

No. 2 doubles

Alijah Bolliver and Matt Bouyea (Saranac)- Bolliver, a sophomore, and Bouyea, a senior, posted a league record of 4-2.

Honorable Mention

Keegan Barney, Lake Placid

Brendan Boutin, Northeastern Clinton

Chris Gray, Plattsburgh

Camden Brockbank/Matthew Rine (doubles), Peru

Nolan Fergusson, Northern Adirondack

Nate Casey, AuSable Valley

Patrick Paquin, Saranac

Keagan Briggs, Seton Catholic

 

Girls

First Team

No. 1 singles

Georgia O’Leary (Lake Placid)- The sophomore went undefeated in the regular season and reached the finals of the Section VII singles tournament. She displayed a great attitude this season.

No. 2 singles

Kelsey Senecal (Plattsburgh)- Senecal, a sophomore, improved tremendously this season and finished with a 6-2 record.

No. 3 singles

Olivia Carlsson (Plattsburgh)- A senior, Senecal went undefeated during the CVAC season. She was a tenacious and hard-working player throughout three seasons on the varsity team.

No. 1 doubles

Taylor Higgins and Anna Mitchell (Peru)- Higgins, in her second year on the varsity team, teamed up with newcomer Mitchell, and the pair went undefeated in the regular season. Both displayed talent on the court, and the Indians have high expectations for them next year.

No. 2 doubles

Sarah Babbie and Morgan Rabideau (Northeastern Clinton)- Babbie, a senior, and Rabideau, a junior, posted a record of 6-2 and showed great improvement throughout the season.

Second Team

No. 1 singles

Marle Curle (Plattsburgh)- The senior has been one of the CVAC’s top singles players for three season, and she went 7-1 this year and then claimed the Section VII championship.

No. 2 singles

Jenna LaValley (Northeastern Clinton)- LaValley proved herself as a solid No. 2 player in Section VII while going 5-2 this season.

No. 3 singles

Victoria O’Leary (Lake Placid)- The eighth grader went 6-1 on the season. She’s an excellent athlete, and the Blue Bombers have high expectations for her.

No. 1 doubles

Kristen Napper and Aimee Eggelston (Saranac)- Napper, a senior, paired with Eggelston, a sophomore, and they compiled a 7-1 record.

No. 2 doubles

Taylor Pitts and Katie Lamb (Northern Adirondack)- In their second year of varsity tennis, the sophomores switched from singles to doubles and proved to be a formidable pair.

Honorable Mention

Margaret Mitchell, Peru

Brenna Garrett, Lake Placid

Hannah Charland, Northern Adirondack

Katherine McDonald, AuSable Valley

Olivia Klooster, Saranac

Kelli Ryan, Seton Catholic

Aryana Kellison and Andrea Mossey (doubles), Northeastern Clinton

Kelly Cantwell, Plattsburgh

Olivia Wyand, Beekmantown