April 24, 2013

CVAC tennis season up for grabs in 2013

PLATTSBURGH — Editor’s Note: Coaching forms were not received from AuSable Valley in time for press.

The Peru boys’ and Northeastern Clinton girls’ captured Champlain Valley Athletic Conference tennis titles a season ago, but lose a number of players to graduation and look to rebuild.

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Shawn Bissonette, a Saranac senior who claimed the boys’ Most Valuable Players honors in 2012, is back for another go-around.

The girls’ side will see a new CVAC singles champion crowned.

Peru’s Abby Higgins has graduated, but runner-up Marle Curle and a new crop of players will challenge for the title.


Even though the Eagles lack experience, they have tremendous athleticism, according to first-year coach Michele Lamontagne.

Beekmantown went 7-1 last year, but lose Bailey Waterbury, Samantha Weaver, Sarah Wang, Alexandra Provost, Euna Mae Namoc, Kellie Manor and Kaylee Maddox to graduation.

Tegan Belrose, Anna Stitt and Olvia Wyand all return from a season ago and are expected to make key contributions.

Players lost

Bailey Waterbury, Samantha Weaver, Sarah Wang, Alexandra Provost, Euna Mae Namoc, Kellie Manor, Kaylee Maddox.

Players returning

Tegan Belrose, Anna Stitt, Olivia Wyand.


Chelsea Bjelko, Maegan Bull, Reese Butler, Lydia Gricoski, Mariya Kalarash, Santana LaBarre Hannah LaFountain, Michaela LaFountain, Teresa Minardi, Evelyn Vicencio, Bethany Simpson.

Lake Placid

George Bailey’s 2012 3-4 boys’ team welcomes back Keegan Barney, Justin Stosiek, David Knapik, Nik Kobe, Matt Jelinek and Steven Jelinek.

The Blue Bombers will be in contention for their class title, and the team is willing to put the effort in, Bailey said.

Joan O’Leary and Victoria O’Leary will start as singles players for the girls’ team

Coach Jen Lawrence welcomes Georgia O’Leary from Northwood Prep, a promising junior.

Lake Placid, though, is a fairly young team with a number of underclassman.

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