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Tennis


     

The Mount Mercy Tennis team lost its last two matches of the year, falling to Cardinal O'Hara 3-2 and Nardin 5-0.  A shortage of team members forced the Magic to forfeit one of the sets to O'Hara.

Sophomore Addison Barth (Hamburg) won her first singles match against O'Hara 6-0 and 6-0.  The first doubles team of freshman Mairin Kearns (Hamburg) and sophomore Julia Rosado (Buffalo) won 7-6 and 6-3.  

“Mairin and Julia have been a bright spot all season long. The two have created a doubles team, and they showed that again today against O’Hara. After a first set that lasted over an hour, the two came out and won the second set. I couldn’t be any prouder of them,” commented Coach Matt Ondesko.

The Nardin match was played during light rain showers.  Barth fought hard before losing 8-6. Ondesko was not surprised to lose to undefeated Nardin.  He was pleased to have had the chance to honor the team's four seniors before the match. 

“I just want to say what a pleasure it was having Mara, Mary Bea, Heaven, and Marissa over the past couple years. They have given everything to this program, and have provided a foundation for the

younger girls to follow. A special thanks to Mara and Mary Bea who came out their junior year, and

helped save the program, giving us enough girls to compete,” Ondesko remarked.

Kearns and Rosado competed in the doubles portion of the All-Catholic Championships at the University at Buffalo this past Saturday. Despite losing in the first round, the girls played extremely well. Ondesko believes that the future is bright for them if they work on improving their games over the summer.

 

Barth competed in the singles portion of the All-Catholic Championships. She dominated Buffalo Seminary in the first round, winning 8-1. In the quarterfinals, Barth dug down deep and beat Sacred Heart 2-6, 6-1, 6-2 to advance to the semifinals which have not been played yet.

"I couldn't be prouder of the girls who played in the All-Catholic Championships this year. Addison has improved so much over the past couple of weeks and came into the tournament as one of the hottest players in the league winning six of her last seven. Mairin and Julia have formed a great partnership since the beginning of the season. They won two matches this year but were close in a few more. I am excited to see their development during the offseason. The future is extremely bright for next season, and beyond," Ondesko concluded.


 

 

2022 Tennis Schedule 

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Head Coach:   Matt Ondesko

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2022 Mount Mercy Tennis Roster 

 

Name  Grade 
Mara Santana 12
Marissa Kurucz 12
Heaven McAdery 12
Brogan Maloney 10
Julia Rosado 10
Addison Barth 10
Charlie Debose 10
Eve Janak 10
Mairin Kearns 9

 

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