Riley Lorenz and Emerson Kelby continued to dominate singles play Thursday, but the Oneonta High tennis team suffered a 4-3 Southern Tier Athletic Conference setback to visiting Owego at Wilber Park.
The Yellowjackets (7-6) dropped their fourth straight match as Owego avenged a 4-3 home loss on May 3. That date marked the first time this season that Lorenz lost a game as Tommy West fell, 6-2, 6-3, to the OHS junior.
On Thursday, Lorenz improved to 13-0 at first singles with a 6-0, 6-0 sweep of West. Lorenz has beaten his foes by a combined score of 156-9, which included a 112-0 start to the season.
Eighth-grader Kelby also remained perfect this spring, moving to 12-0 at second singles with a 6-0, 6-1 defeat of Cezar Georgeson.
OHS earned its third point at first doubles as Josh Moss and Alex Levenstein cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Alex Prince and Tyler Stickler.
The Jackets followed a 5-2 loss to Maine-Endwell on May 4 with 4-3 losses to Chenango Valley, Norwich and Owego. Lorenz, Kelby and the doubles tandem of Moss and Levenstein have accounted for all of Oneonta's team points during that stretch.
OHS also fell, 4-3, to Seton Catholic Central on April 23, when Lorenz, Kelby and Kyle McCue earned singles victories. McCue has not played since May 4, when he fell, 6-3, 7-5, 10-5, to Maine-Endwell's Kyle Fedorchak at third singles.
Lorenz and Kelby will represent OHS during the Section Four Class B Tournament, which runs May 20-21 at Owego. Oneonta also will enter two doubles teams in the sectional tournament in Moss and Levenstein and Ben Coe and McKenna Rowe. Moss and Levenstein played together for the first time this season against CV on May 6.
Moss, who is Oneonta's only senior, won the sectional doubles title last season with Kelby.
Owego 4, Oneonta 3
at Wilber Park
Singles: Riley Lorenz (One) def. Tommy West, 6-0, 6-0; Emerson Kelby (One) def. Cezar Georgeson, 6-0, 6-1; Richie Franz (Owe) def. Aaron Earle-Richardson, 6-0, 6-2; Dan Laskaris (Owe) def. Liz Hardison, 6-1, 6-1.
Doubles: Josh Moss and Alex Levenstein (One) def. Alex Prince and Tyler Stickler, 6-1, 6-3; Josh Raftis and Joshua Fisher (Owe) def. McKenna Rowe and Ben Coe, 6-1, 6-0; Eric Chang and Jonny Gato (Owe) def. Seul Lee and Zuzi Hola, 6-1, 6-1.
James VanValkenburg's 3-over-par 37 included two birdies and teammate Nick Tripsas shot a 40 to lead Hunter-Tannersville to Delaware League victories over host Windham and Stamford at Christman's Windham House.
The Wildcats (6-1-1) finished with 174 strokes, one better than Windham (1-6-1). Andrew Gage also shot a 37 for Stamford (0-8), which received a 40 from Joey Lambert but finished last at 195.
Will Grunenthal and Adam Vining had rounds of 42 to pace the Warriors.
Team scores: Hunter-Tannersville 174, Windham 175, Stamford 195.
Hunter-Tannersville (6-1-1): James VanValkenburg 37, Nick Tripsas 40, Joe DeVirgilio 47, Dylan Legg 49.
Windham (1-6-1): Will Grunenthal 42, Adam Vining 42, Eddie Moran 45, Dan Frazer 46.
Stamford (0-8): Andrew Gage 37, Joey Lambert 40, Martin Micco 53, Emily Mullen 65.
at Red Pines
Justin Kucera shot a 42 for Edmeston, which lost, 224-256, to Oxford in a non-league match.
Cory Seiler earned medalist honors with a 2-over-par 38.
Edmeston (2-8) hosts Mount Markham today.
at Red Pines
Team scores: Oxford 224, Edmeston 256
Oxford: Cory Seiler 38, Dan Dey 44, Haley Witchella 46, Chris Marks 46, Jake Carr 50.
Edmeston (2-8): Justin Kucera 42, Royce Terry 44, Paul Loiacono 52, Jordan Cornnell 55, Mark Johnson 63.
Harrison Clinton's 40 paced Cooperstown in a 176-187 Center State Conference victory over Frankfort-Schuyler. The Redskins (6-5) host Mount Markham on Monday.
Front nine, par-35
Team scores: Cooperstown 176, Frankfort-Schuyler 187
Frankfort-Schuyler (4-6): Brandon Marryott 42, Leo Nizzi 46, David Gould 48, Joey DelConte 51.
Cooperstown (6-5): Harrison Clinton 40, Isaac Herman 43, Jeff Flynn 45, Sam Bowen 48.
Thomas Wallace and Taylor Anderson had 47s for Unadilla Valley (4-7), which placed second in a three-way match against Cincinnatus and DeRuyter that marked the Storm's season finale.
Cincinnatus won with 221 strokes, 24 better than UV and 27 ahead of DeRuyter.
Back nine, par-35
Team scores: Cincinnatus 221, Unadilla Valley 245, DeRuyter 248
Cincinnatus: Ryan McGowan 41, Bryant Loomis 43, Mickey Holstrom 45, C.J. Underwood 45, Cody Warner 47.
Unadilla Valley (4-7): Thomas Wallace 47, Taylor Anderson 47, Mike Schowe 48, David Anderson 51, Collin Izard 52.
DeRuyter: Evan White 43, Connor Grime 46, Luke Randall 51, Aaron White 54, Dylan Tucker 54.