Cavalier, Julenyova in 6-AA girls tennis finals
Central Cambria’s Kourtney Cavalier and Tyrone’s Ema Julenyova each won three matches to advance to the District 6 Class AA girls tennis championship at Leopold Rec Center on Thursday.
Cavalier, the tournament’s top seed, defeated Central’s Meghan Schon, 6-1, 6-0, in the second round after Schon had to win a preliminary match against Johnstown’s Kristen Rogers earlier. Cavalier followed that performance with a 6-1, 6-0 win over Forest Hills’ Rachel Blanchetti in the quarterfinals. Cavalier finished her day with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Westmont Hilltop’s Beth Carney in the semifinals.
The second-seeded Julenyova topped preliminary winner Selena Moran of Richland, 6-1, 6-3, in the second round before besting Bishop Guilfoyle’s Kathryn Nazaruk in the quarterfinals, 6-1, 6-1. Nazaruk had topped Huntingdon’s Abby Snare, 6-0, 6-0, in second-round play. Julenyova advanced to the championship with a comeback, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory over Forest Hills’ Emily Goldyn.
Bishop Guilfoyle’s Afton Dunkle and Central’s Mikaela McGraw each won a second-round match before falling in the quarterfinals.
Cavalier and Julenyova will meet in the championship Saturday at 10 a.m. at Leopold. The District 6 Class AAA tournament will start today at Leopold.
Meghan Schon (Central) def. Kristen Rogers (Johnstown), 6-4, 6-3; Christie Tang (Richland) def. Olivia Gailey (Tyrone) 7-5, 6-2; Selena Moran (Richland) def Sydney Price (Bishop McCort), 6-0, 6-0.
Kourtney Cavalier (Central Cambria) def. Schon 6-1, 6-0; Rachel Blanchetti (Forest Hills) def. Andrea Seitz (Bishop McCort) 6-0, 6-0; Beth Carney (Westmont) def. Tang 6-1, 6-1; Afton Dunkle (Bishop Guilfoyle) def. Katie Gipe (Huntingdon) 6-2, 6-3; Emily Goldyn (Forest Hills) def. Ellie Kane (Westmont) 6-4, 6-2; Mikaela McGraw (Central) def. Megan Stiffler (Johnstown) 6-1, 6-0; Kathryn Nazaruk (Bishop Guilfoyle) def. Abby Snare (Huntingdon) 6-0, 6-0; Ema Julenyova (Tyrone) def. Moran 6-1, 6-3.
Cavalier def. Blanchetti 6-1, 6-0; Carney def. Dunkle 6-3, 6-1; Goldyn def. McGraw 7-5, 6-4; Julenyova def. Nazaruk 6-1, 6-1
Cavalier def. Carney 6-1, 6-3; Julenyova def. Goldyn 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.