Speaking of Eiss, she and Eileen Wang of North crossed paths twice this week. Once in decent and once really windy conditions. Wang won both meetings in straight sets (6-4, 6-2; 6-3,-6-1). Clarence coach Mike DelSignore said Wang, who is back for her senior year after winning ECICs and sectionals as an eighth grader, is a cut above the rest. But the skill-level in the matches …
“That was some really good tennis. Those two girls were playing at a really high level,” he said. “Even in the wind they played a good match, but the first match Tuesday was really well-played.”
The ECIC teams are scrambling to get all or as close to their scheduled matches in before the ECIC Tournament next Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at Miller Tennis Center. Teams have resorted to playing doubleheaders to make up rainouts.
One reason the season has been so condensed is teams needed to have 10 practices before their first match. There is a chance some teams will make up matches after ECICs – which normally does not happen.
“You have to think outside the box,” Trampert said. “We’re just ecstatic we’re having a season even if it’s abbreviated.”
Division leaders entering Friday were Clarence (ECIC I), Williamsville East (ECIC II), East Aurora (ECIC III), Springville (ECIC IV), Niagara Wheatfield (Niagara Frontier League), Falconer (CCAA East) and Southwestern (CCAA West).
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