QUEENSBURY — When Cady Willows and Alex Gazdik came off the court with the first win at No. 1 doubles, coach Doug Fraser figured Queensbury was in for a good day.

The Spartans went on to post a 5-2 victory over rival Scotia on Wednesday, making them 3 for 3 in Foothills Council girls tennis matches. The teams often battle for first place in the league.

Willows and Gazdik were 6-3, 6-4 winners at No. 1 doubles.

“They played their best match of the year tonight,” Fraser said. “It set the tone to see them walk off and play as well as they did.”

As it turned out, Queensbury won four of the five singles matches, and dominated three of them. Olivia Fraser (now 6-0 this season), was a 6-0, 6-3 winner in the No. 1 slot. Julia Milza won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 and Alex Della Bella won 6-3, 6-1 at No. 4.

Deanna Lebel went to three sets for the No. 3 singles win, dropping the first set 1-6 before winning 6-4 and 6-1.

“She started to minimize her unforced errors,” Doug Fraser said. “That was a big part of it, as she found her groove.”

The Spartans are 3-3 overall, having played tough non-league matches against Shenendehowa, Emma Willard and Ballston Spa. There is no lack of depth — the Spartans have 26 players on the roster.

Queensbury 5, Scotia 2


No. 1 — Olivia Fraser (Q) def. Sophia Schaub, 6-0 6-3.

No. 2 — Julia Milza (Q) def. Natalie Bean, 6-4 6-0.

No. 3 — Deanna Lebel (Q) def. Mia Traficante, 1-6 6-4 6-1.

No. 4 — Alex Della Bella (Q) def. Gabriella Thierman, 6-3 6-1.

No. 5 — Cassie Rumfelt (S) def. Morgan Willis, 3-6 6-2 6-3.


No. 1 — Cady Willows/Alex Gazdik (Q) def. Kristina Goudreau/Keana Fabian, 6-3 6-4.

No. 2 — Sophia Malley/Lauren Dietrich (S) def. Rebecca Norton/Alex Winters, 7-5 4-6 6-4.

Records: Queensbury: 3-0, 3-3; Scotia: 3-1, 4-1.


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