CHAMPLAIN — Peru and Northeastern Clinton battled each other tough in girls’ tennis Monday.
Four matches went to a deciding third set, and the Indians came away with a 4-1 victory over the Cougars in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference tennis.
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The best match of the afternoon was Northeastern Clinton’s lone win, as Jenna LaValley outlasted Karri Kusalonis, 6-0, 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), at No. 2 singles.
Anna Mitchell and Taylor Higgins needed three sets in their No. 1 doubles victory for Peru. It was the same in No. 2 doubles with Shania Howard and Brynn Mousseau coming away with the win.
Karlee Goddeau-Stefaniak battled back to defeat Aurora Slater in No. 3 singles, after dropping the first set. Margaret Mitchell won at No. 1 singles in straight sets.
Peter Daly needed a tiebreaker in the second set to pull away from Ryan Marks in Peru’s 3-2 win over the Cougars.
The Indians won all three singles matches, with Connor Bond and John McAuliffe collecting wins.
Northeastern Clinton too both doubles matches. Adam Khater and McKenna Hunter, and Austin Tetreault and Devin McManus came away with wins.
Peru 3, NCCS 2
No. 1- Daley (P) def. Marks, 6-4, 7-6(7-5). No. 2- McAuliffe (P) def. Brilotti, 6-1, 6-2. No. 3- Bond (P) def. Boutin, 6-2, 6-0.
No. 1- Khater/Hunter (NCCS) def. Demarais/Kemp, 6-3, 6-1. No. 2- Tetreault/McManus (NCCS) def. Brockbank/Rine, 6-0, 6-1.
Peru 4, NCCS 1
No. 1- M. Mitchell (P) def. Miller, 6-3, 6-2. No. 2- LaValley (NCCS) def. Kusalonis, 6-0, 3-6, 7-6(7-5). No. 3- Goddeau-Stefaniak (P) def. Slater, 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
No. 1- Higgins/A. Mitchell (P) def. Kellison/Mossey, 7-5, 4-6, 6-0. No. 2- Howard/Mousseau (P) def. Rabideau/Babbie, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5.
PHS 5, LAKE PLACID 0
LAKE PLACID 3, PHS 2
LAKE PLACID — It was a strong effort by the Blue Bombers, but the Hornets found ways to win each match on Monday.
The best matchup was in No. 3 singles with Plattsburgh’s Brendan Whalen against Lake Placid’s Justin Stosiek. The match needed three sets to settle, but eventually Whalen took the match, 6-3, 6-7, 6-0.