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The Times
  • GIRLS' TENNIS: Little Falls advances in Section III playoffs 

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  • LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — The Little Falls Mounties advanced to the quarterfinals of Section III’s Class C team tournament with Saturday’s 3-2 win over the Waterville Indians.
    ]The Mounties (9-7) are seeded seventh and play at No. 2 Sauquoit Valley, the Center State Conference champion, in the quarterfinals. Sauquoit Valley (15-1) drew a bye for the opening round.
    Sienna Caracane and Samantha Ackerman won at second and third singles for Little Falls Saturday and the Lindsey Tolman/Trisha Shaffer team won in doubles play. Caracane defeated Megan Eastman 6-4, 6-2, Ackerman beat Madyson Bridge 6-3, 6-3, and Tolman and Shaffer were 6-2, 6-4 winners against Chloe Keating and Sydney Jones.
    Waterville’s Autumn Fallon defeated Elaine Zawtocki in three sets at first singles; Zawtocki won the first set and pushed the second to a tie-breaker. Brooke DiMare and Alexis Easton used a second-set tie-breaker to close out their win against Alyssa Hyney and Emilee Burleigh.
    Central Valley Academy also qualified or sectional play and travels to Camden for the first round of Class B competition.
    Seeding for the section’s singles and doubles tournament will be announced Thursday.
    LITTLE FALLS 3, WATERVILLE 2
    Singles
    1, Autumn Fallon (Waterville) defeated Elaine Zawtocki (Little Falls), 4-6, 7-6 (7-2), 6-4.
    2, Sienna Caracane (Little Falls) defeated Megan Eastman (Waterville), 6-4, 6-2.
    3, Samantha Ackerman (Little Falls) defeated Madyson Bridge (Waterville), 6-3, 6-3.
    Doubles
    1, Lindsey Tolman and Trisha Shaffer (Little Falls) defeated Chloe Keating and Sydney Jones (Waterville), 6-2, 6-4.
    2, Brooke DiMare and Alexis Easton (Waterville) defeated Alyssa Hyney and Emilee Burleigh (Little Falls), 7-5, 7-6 (7-1).
    Records — Waterville 7-9; Little Falls 9-7.

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