AMSTERDAM - After winning its 17th straight Big 10 championship this season, the Amsterdam girls tennis team began its bid for a Section II Class A title Tuesday.
The Lady Rams opened the postseason with a 6-1 win over Queensbury at Amsterdam High School.
Amsterdam won four of five singles matches and both doubles contests on its way to the win.
Amsterdam’s Brittany Durose hits a return during her No. 4 singles match with Queensbury’s Mandi Rawson during a Section II Class A semifinal contest at Amsterdam High School on Tuesday. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)
Cristiana Johnson, Veronica Marsh, Brittany Durose and Ella Dybas won singles matches for the Lady Rams.
In doubles play, Caitlyn Gannon and Tessa Filiberto won at the No. 1 spot for Amsterdam, while Gabby Disalvi and Audrey Flint won at the No. 2 spot.
Johnson posted a 6-4, 6-1 win over Queensbury's Rebecca Sung at No.1 singles, while Marsh posted a 6-4, 6-2 win over Amanda Ling at third singles.
Durose outlasted Queensbury's Mandi Rawson 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 at No. 4 singles, while Dybas posted a 6-0, 6-3 win over the Spartans' Clare Severance at fifth singles.
Sydney Scheid posted the lone win for Queensbury, defeating Kristie Kaczmarek 6-4, 6-2 at No. 2 singles.
Amsterdam (14-1 overall) will travel to Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake today for a semifinal match at 3 p.m. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake advanced with a 7-0 win over Glens Falls on Tuesday. Holy Names and Albany Academy will meet in today's other semifinal contest. Holy Names topped Scotia-Glenville, 5-2, on Tuesday, while Albany Academy earned a 7-0 win over Averill Park.
Amsterdam 6, Queensbury 1
No. 1: Cristiana Johnson (A) def. Rebecca Sung, 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2: Sydney Scheid (Q) def. Kristie Kaczmarek, 6-4, 6-2.
No. 3: Veronica Marsh (A) def. Amanda Ling, 6-4, 6-2.
No. 4: Brittany Durose (A) def. Mandi Rawson, 4-6, 6-2, 7-5.
No. 5: Ella Dybas (A) def. Clare Severance, 6-0, 6-3.
No. 1: Caitlyn Gannon/Tessa Filiberto (A) def. Megan Roop/Lindsey White, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
No. 2: Gabby Disalvi/Audrey Flint (A) def. Lauren Bolz/Berlyn Barboza, 6-2, 6-1.