Opening Day

Fredonia’s Gens Breezes To Wins In Singles Play

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Tennis Championships began Wednesday with singles play at the Lakewood YMCA. Pictured is Jamestown's CeCe Eklum. P-J photos by Valory S. Isaacson

LAKEWOOD — The top four tennis singles players in the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association have been determined after the first day of tournament play Wednesday at the Lakewood YMCA.

Bernadette Gens of Fredonia barely broke a sweat.

The talented sophomore from Fredonia didn’t lose a game in knocking off Lauren Allen of Falconer and Maggie Waugh of Olean by identical 6-0, 6-0 scores to advance to Friday’s semifinal round.

Also moving on are Chautauqua Lake’s Emily Bauer, Jamestown’s CeCe Eklum and Fredonia’s Alicia Kluck.

Bauer defeated Dunkirk’s Hannah Saye, 6-0, 6-1, and Dunkirk’s Isabella Surma, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Eklum held off Dunkirk’s Gabi Loeb, 7-5, 6-4, and Olean’s Mackenzie Windus, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; and Kluck knocked off Olean’s Caroline DeRose, 6-2, 6-0, and Southwestern’s Hiba Munir, 6-1, 6-4.

Fredonia’s Alicia Kluck returns a volley during one of her singles matches at the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Tournament on Wednesday.

The tournament continues today at 11 a.m. with doubles play, and will conclude on Friday with the semifinals and finals in both singles and doubles.

First Round

Gens (Fredonia) d. Allen (Falconer), 6-0, 6-0; Waugh (Olean) d. Kane (Southwestern) 6-7 (2-7), 6-2, 6-3; Bauer (Chautauqua Lake) d. Saye (Dunkirk), 6-0, 6-1; Surma (Dunkirk) d. Warrior (Salamanca), 6-1, 6-1; Eklum (Jamestown) d. Loeb (Dunkirk), 7-5, 6-4; Windus (Olean) d. Sposato (Frewsburg), 6-1, 6-2; Kluck (Fredonia) d. DeRose (Olean), 6-2, 6-0; Munir (Southwestern) d. Collins (Maple Grove), 6-2, 6-2.

Quarterfinals

Gens d. Waugh, 6-0, 6-0; Bauer d. Surma, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4; Eklum d. Windus, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Kluck d. Munir, 6-1, 6-4.

Frewsburg's Elise Sposato.

Southwestern's Elizabeth Kane.

Southwestern's Hiba Munir.

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