Garrow shines as Lakers finish fifth

Oswego State finished fifth at the SUNYAC Women’s Tennis Championships last weekend thanks in large part to senior Tiarra Garrow’s performance.

Garrow fought her way to the finals in first singles for the second consecutive year, falling just shy of the individual title. SUNY Geneseo’s Monica Vieth ousted her 6-2, 6-3 in this year’s final.

Garrow lost her first set on Saturday to SUNY Cortland Loraine Jelinek before winning the two remaining sets, 7-5. In the semifinals, Garrow won 6-4, 7-6 (2) against Stephanie Schara of SUNY New Paltz to vault herself into the finals.

At second singles, senior Jenna Wehn impressed in her quarterfinal match with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Mallory Long of SUNY Fredonia. She went on to fall in the semifinals 6-1, 6-2 to eventual champion Montana Wilson of New Paltz.

The other points for Oswego State came at fourth singles where Vicky Kulczak had a 5-7, 6-3, 7-5 comeback victory over SUNY Plattsburgh’s Kristen Casse. She also fell to the eventual champion in the semifinals when Alyssa Tretter of Cortland defeated her convincingly 6-1, 6-1.

The rest of the Lakers players fell without capturing a set, including the doubles teams. Oswego State finished with eight points overall and finished one place higher than last year.