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THE SPORTS REPORTS: TOWANDA'S RYCK, CORNING'S PENG NAMED ALL-REGION "TENNIS PLAYERS OF YEAR," GIRLS, BOYS TOP NEWCOMERS, COACHES ALSO HONORED (2022-06-29)

The Sports Reports
Towanda’s Hannah Ryck completed a second consecutive unbeaten regular season and gave a state place-winner a battle in the District 4 Class 2A tournament before ending her high school career as The Sports Reports’ Girls “Tennis Player of the Year.”

Corning’s Alex Peng is the Boys “Tennis Player of the Year.” (See below.)

Ryck went 12-0 during the regular season, then competed at both singles and doubles in district play. She dropped a three-set marathon to semifinalist Avery DeFazio of Selinsgrove, in singles. In doubles, Ryck teamed with Hannah Risch in a loss to Montgomery’s Mallorie Meyers and Sammy Ulrich.

In her final two years for the Black Knights, Ryck went 19-0 in regular-season matches.

The “Newcomer of the Year” is Cowanesque Valley freshman Kylie Stone. She teamed with sophomore Laynie Labarron to go 4-1 as the Indians’ No. 2 doubles team.

Corning’s Tim Ball is the “Coach of the Year.” He led the Hawks to a 7-3 overall record. Corning suffered its losses against Southern Tier Athletic Conference and Section IV powerhouses Ithaca and Union-Endicott. The Little Red were undefeated at 14-0 and U-E was 12-4.

2021-22 ALL-REGION GIRLS TENNIS
Player of the Year:
Hannah Ryck, Towanda
Newcomer of the Year: Kylie Stone, Cowanesque Valley
Coach of the Year: Tim Ball, Corning

FIRST TEAM
Hannah Ryck Towanda
Jillian Austin, Corning
Ella Perry, Corning
Hannah Risch, Towanda
Maren Lutz, Edison
Paisley Nudd, Cowanesque Valley
Aniqa Tahsin, Corning

SECOND TEAM
Ashti Tiwari, Corning
Logan Hamilton, Cowanesque Valley
Janna Quick, Cowanesque Valley
June Park, Corning
Rachel Tsang, Elmira Notre Dame
Jana Zakharian, Corning
Imogen Reed, Edison

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BOYS TENNIS
Corning’s Alex Peng was unbeaten in four singles matches and went 7-4 at first doubles this season. The Sports Reports’ Boys Tennis “Player of the Year” teamed with Ethan Winsor to place fourth in Section IV Class A.

Three of Peng’s and Winsor’s setbacks came against Ithaca standout David Guan. He teamed with Eli Simons to down the Hawks duo in the semis before winning the title. Guan teamed with a different partner to top the Corning duo twice during the regular season.

Peng dropped just one set playing second and fourth while Winsor won his lone singles match.

The “Newcomer of the Year” is the doubles team of Connor Conklin and Nicholas Wandell. The Horseheads duo posted an 8-2 record at No. 3 doubles.

Edison’s Joe Condame is the “Coach of the Year.” He led the Spartans to an 8-1 record. Edison posted four shutouts and dropped just one set in four other matches.

2021-22 ALL-REGION BOYS TENNIS
Player of the Year: Alex Peng, Corning
Newcomer of the Year: Connor Conklin and Nicholas Wandell, Horseheads
Coach of the Year: Joe Condame, Edison

FIRST TEAM
Alex Peng, Corning
Ethan Winsor, Corning
Nathan Sheng, Corning
Ben Doland, Edison
Connor Conklin, Horseheads
Nicholas Wandell, Horseheads
Abe Johnson, Edison

SECOND TEAM

Drew Manning, Wellsboro
Jonathan Davis, Owego
Owen Richardson, Wellsboro
Denis Khrapko, Corning
Cyris Albertalli, Edison
Mason Barchet, Edison
Joey Veres, Horseheads

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