It was another solid year in the always-tough Genesee Region League tennis league as six of the 10 teams this campaign finished with above-.500 records, led by Division I-winning Holley and Division II-winning Wheatland-Chili.
Meanwhile, Oakfield-Alabama continued its steady climb as the Hornets would capture the first sectional title for the program since 1984, while they would finish at 14-4 overall.
Wheatland-Chili would also have another big-time season as the Wildcats took an undefeated spring all the way to the Class B4 finals before they would fall to a Naples squad that is always in the mix.
Kendall finished at 8-6 overall, Alexander was 9-5 and Notre Dame put together a 9-5 mark.
Here are the 2022 Genesee Region League Tennis All-Stars:
MAXWELL DEMARE, Oakfield-Alabama — Senior, first-time all-star — Played both singles and doubles this season, finishing with a record of 2-1 at first singles and 11-4 at first doubles for the Hornets. For his career I have finished with a 31-15 record. His season highlights were beating Le Roy in the crossover semifinals and winning the first sectional title for Oakfield-Alabama since 1984. For his career, his highlights were winning the sectional block in his senior year and taking second at individual sectionals. He plans to attend Alfred State for welding technology and play football.
RANDY MCINTIRE, Oakfield-Alabama — Junior, first-time all-star — Singles player for the Hornets finished at 16-1 overall this spring, including 5-0 at second singles and 11-1 at third singles, while he also went 2 -1 at doubles. His team highlight of him was winning the Class B3 team title. For his career, his highlights have been advancing to the state qualifier and winning a match, going undefeated this year until the sectional championship and winning the sectional title.
PRESTON TABOLSKI, Oakfield-Alabama — Junior, first-time all-star — Finished the season with an overall record of 14-2, including a 12-2 mark at first singles and a 2-0 record at second singles. His team highlight for the spring was winning the sectional title after losing in the finals last season, while his career highlight thus far has been playing in the state qualifiers at Brockport.
JOSH GEBHARDT, Wheatland-Chili — Senior, four-time all-star — First singles player for the Wildcats finished the season at 11-4, while he also won an opening round state qualifier match with Andrew Nolan. His team highlight for the year was winning the Genesee Region League title, while his career highlight was ‘being the best Gebhardt tennis player.’
ETHAN HALLOCK, Wheatland-Chili — Sophomore, first-time all-star — Played at third singles this season and finished with an overall record of 11-4, while he played well at the individual sectional tournament in his first attempt. His team highlights for the year were winning the league title, going undefeated during the regular season and advancing to the team sectional finals. His career highlight of him has been playing well at individual sectionals this spring.
ANDREW NOLAN, Wheatland-Chili — Senior, first-time all-star — Second singles player in his final season finished at 14-2. His team highlights for 2022 were advancing to the sectional finals, beating sectional-winner Oakfield-Alabama twice and beating Alexander. For his career, he highlighted winning a match while sick and winning in the semifinals on his birthday. He plans to study finance at Siena College.
CAVAN BENNAGE, Holley — Sophomore, two-time all-star — Top singles player for the Hawks had a solid season, finishing at 12-2. His season highlight of him was winning a GR divisional title, while his career highlights of him included being a Section V Class B3 champion.
CORA BENNAGE, Holley — Senior, first-time all-star — Held the second singles position for the third season in a row and finished at 5-7 this spring. Her season highlight was winning a Genesee Region League divisional title. Ella plans to attend SUNY Brockport with a dual major in journalism and Spanish.
JAMES TETTE, Holley — Senior, first-time all-star — Third singles player in his final high school campaign finished at 7-3 for the spring. His team highlights for the year were winning the GR divisional title and beating Kendall. For his career high top highlight he was beating the top Kendall doubles team with Cora Bennage. Plans to enlist in the US Marine Corp.
DEVIN EDICK, Kendall — Junior, first-time all-star — First singles player for the Eagles, he finished at 6-6 this season. His team highlight of him was finishing at 7-5, while his career highlights have been placing third at the Class B3 individual tournament at singles and making it to the state qualifier.
TOBY PASSER, Kendall — Junior, first-time all-star — Put together a solid singles campaign this spring, finishing at 7-5. His team highlight of him was going 7-5, while his career highlights have been advancing to the state qualifier and playing at both second singles and first doubles.
BRANDON CARRICK, Notre Dame — Junior, first-time all-star — Playing at numerous singles positions, he has finished with a 12-4 overall record this season. His team highlight for the year was beating Oakfield-Alabama. He plans to eventually attend college.
RONIN HOFMASTER, Notre Dame — Junior, first-time all-star — No information provided.
AUSTIN KWITOWSKI, Alexander — Senior, first-time all-star — Was a fixture at both first and second singles this season and finished with an overall record of 11-2. His team highlight for the year was playing well in the sectional tournament, while his career highlight was playing at first singles. Plans to go into the welding trade