Men’s, women’s tennis defeat Oneonta to conclude season

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By Jessica Malinconico

The Union Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams finished their seasons as they both defeated SUNY Oneonta by a score of 5-4.

In women’s doubles competition, Hayley Lough ’16 and Abby Vickers ’18 smoked their competition with an 8-2 win. Additionally, the duo of Natalia Pronchick ’17 and Mina Hsia ’17 earned a victory for the Dutchwomen.

In singles competition, Lena Diller ’18, Hsia and Lough all earned wins for the Dutchwomen.

On the men’s side, doubles teams of TJ Moor ’16 and Brendan Conry Jr. ’17 along with Grant Zaccareo ’15 and Spencer Fontein ’16, earned wins for the Dutchmen.

In singles competition, Anthony Laurencio ’16, Moor and Zaccareo were victorious.

Overall, the Dutchwomen finished their season with a record of 4-12.

Emily Newman ’17 said, “The season went really well for both the men and women’s teams. There were definitely a lot of positive changes from last year to this year including the addition of a pre-season and a spring break trip. The spring break trip allowed us to bond more as teammates.”

The men’s team finished 3-10 overall.

Following the conclusion of the season, Moor and Pronchick were both honored by the Liberty League, being named to the All-Liberty League Second Team and earning a Liberty League Honorable Mention, respectively.

With the season coming to an end, the men’s team loses two seniors, Michael Donadio ’15 and Zaccareo.

Donadio, who hails from Guilderland, had an impressive career with the Dutchmen, being named to the Liberty League All-Academic Team.

Zaccareo has also proven to be a strong competitor for the Dutchmen, playing consistently well throughout his tennis career.

The young women’s team loses no seniors on this team, with the oldest player on the team being Lough, a junior. All the other members of the team are either sophomores or freshmen. This young team will surely flourish over the course of time.

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