QUAKERTOWN — Central Bucks West freshman Amanda Cyr completed a dominant run through the Suburban One League's Continental Conference on Saturday, defeating Pennridge's Kate Moshnikov 6-1, 6-1 in the conference tournament final at Tennis Zone to claim the Continental crown.
"I had to play a lot of good people so it felt good to have a season like this,' said Cyr, who now moves onto districts along with the three other conference semi-finalists. "Kate was probably one of my toughest matches.'
Moshnikov advanced to the final by virtue of a 6-4, 6-4 win over Central Bucks South's Abby Garmanik. Also in the semifinals, Cyr earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Emily Rabinovich, who then took the third-place match over Garmanik.
All four head to the District One Championships on Friday at the Legacy Youth Tennis Center.
Cyr, who hasn't dropped a single set all season, was both aggressive and showed a great deal of finesse around the net.
"Both girls played a really good match,' Bucks coach Carol White said of the final. "Kate is such a good defensive player. Amanda was able to come into the net a lot, put the ball way, had some aggressive ground strokes and really met the challenge well.'
Cyr, 14-0 during the regular season, was able to defeat Moshnikov for the second times this season. Moshnikov, the tournament's No. 2 seed, represented the Rams quite well at Tennis Zone.
"Abby was tough (in the semifinals). She played a really good match so I was happy I was able to win and got to play with Amanda,' Moshnikov said. "Being patient was the biggest thing for me (in the semis). I had to be patient against Abby because she's really aggressive. Amanda's a really good player so I just had to hang in there, try to return everything and just play my best.'
Moshnikov had not dropped a single set in the tournament prior to the final.
Cyr aims to stay unbeaten next week.
"She was aggressive and confident in her game,' White said of the freshman. "She used all of the hard work that she put in to get to today. She accepted the challenge and did a great job. She's very good at constructing a point and ending the point in her favor.'
Suburban One League
Continental Conference Tennis Championships
at Tennis Zone
Amanda Cyr (CBW) def. Danielle Lybrand (HH) 6-0, 6-0; Emily Rabinovich (CBS) def. Caroline Schermerhorn (CBE) 6-1, 6-4; Abby Garmanik (CBS) def. Kristi Kong (CBW) 6-2, 6-2; Kate Moshnikov (P) def. Ali Tomasevich (S) 6-0, 6-0
Cyr (CBW) def. Rabinovich (CBS) 6-1, 6-1; Moshnikov (P) def. Garmanik (CBS) 6-4, 6-4
Cyr (CBW) def. Moshnikov (P) 6-1, 6-1
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