2022 STAC Playoffs
Ithaca 7 – Chenango Forks 0
Union-Endicott 6 – Susquehanna Valley 1
Ithaca 6 – Union-Endicott 1
2023 STAC Championship
Wednesday, March 3 (Semi-final) at top seeds
Friday, March 5 (Championship) at smaller enrollment
2022 STAC All-Stars
Singles: David Riccio (Ithaca, jr.); Nathan Sheng (Corning, jr.); Andrew Brown (Ithaca, jr.); Jasper Agrawal (Ithaca, jr.)
Doubles: David Guan/Lyndon Hess (Ithaca, sr./jr.); Alex Peng/Ethan Winsor (Corning, soph./sr.); Noah Yamaguchi/Raymond Blegen (Ithaca, sr./sr.); Javed Sulemaun/Jack Masker (Horseheads, sr./sr.)
Singles: Logan Howard (Maine-Endwell, sr.); Jordan Hamdan (Johnson City, soph.); Adam Hirst (Union-Endicott, sr.); JJ Herzing (Union-Endicott, fresh.)
Doubles: Rohan Baywa/Owen Moretin (Union-Endicott, sr./sr.); Joe Underwood/Greyson Duncan (Maine-Endwell, jr./soph.); Arpit Pahadi/David Ojo (Vestal, sr./jr.); Jacob Conti/Dylan Mollo (Union-Endicott, 8th/jr.)
Singles: Mike Rullo (Chenango Forks, soph.); Jonathan Davis (Owego, sr.); Gavin Mercik (Chenango Valley, sr.); Joey Worden (Chenango Forks, soph.)
Doubles: Eli Stocum/Nazar Kovalchuk (Chenango Forks, sr./soph.); Evan Jacobs/Nolan Sirgany (Chenango Forks, sr./fresh.)
Singles: Isaac Spottek (Susquehanna Valley, soph.); Alejandro Chavarria (Windsor, sr.); Nathan Wickizer (Windsor, jr.); Jayden Zakala (Oneonta, soph.)
Doubles: Dan Leighton/Evan Bronson (Susquehanna Valley, sr./soph.)
2023 Team Previews:
Binghamton/Seton Patriots (Class A)
Head Coach: Mary K. Jensen, 12th year
Key Players: Reece Gorman (soph.), Charles Edwards (jr.), Simon Pangilinan (soph.), Jayden Lankford (jr.), Jack Bouton (fresh.), Andre Sumpter (8th grade), Jaezelle Darrah (soph.), Vitalii Patsula (fresh.)
Team Goals: This team is composed of mostly sophomores and underclassmen, and they will be looking to challenge other teams with more consistent play and reduced unforced errors. The entire team is looking forward to a rewarding and competitive season.
Last Season: Finished last in STAC West division.
Corning Hawks (Class A)
Head Coach: Tim Ball, 19th year
Key Players: Neil Reddy (sr.), Nathan Sheng (sr.), Denis Khrapko (jr.), Alex Peng (jr.)
Team Goals: We should be pretty solid in the four singles positions, the most singles depth we've had in years. Looking for some senior leadership in doubles as well to round our team. We should do pretty well in the STAC, Ithaca is always tough competition for us. Look to do well in the postseason as well.
Last Season: Finished 2nd in STAC West division.
Elmira Express (NO TEAM THIS YEAR)
Horseheads Blue Raiders (Class A)
Head Coach: Dustin McCullough, 3rd year
Key Players: Joey Veres (jr.) and Ryan Burns (jr.)
Team Goals: Make it to the state qualifiers and redeem our record from last season.
Last Season: Finished 3rd in STAC West division.
Ithaca Little Red (Class A)
Head Coach: Shane Taylor, 2nd year (12th overall)
Key Players: David Riccio (sr.), Jasper Agrawal (sr.), Andrew Brown (sr.), Lyndon Hess (sr.)
Team Goals: Represent Section IV in Team Tennis again this season and send as many players as possible to states at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, NY.
Last Season: Won the STAC East division. Defeated Chenango Forks in Semi-final and Union-Endicott to win STAC Championship. Won the Section IV Division I Team Championship. David Riccio won the Section IV Class A Singles Championship. Riccio went 1-1 in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament. David Guan and Eli Simons won the Section IV Class A Doubles Championship, defeating teammates Jasper Agrawal and Andrew Brown. Guan and Simons went 1-2 and Agrawal and Brown 0-2 in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament.
Johnson City Wildcats (Class B)
Head Coach: Ryan Cummings, 2nd year (10th overall)
Key Players: Jordan Hamdan (jr.)
Team Goals: Each player on the team has been tasked with furthering their capabilities in the four core components of player development: technical, tactical, physical, and mental skills. For new players who have never played before, an example would be to become familiar with the proper grips, stances, and mechanics of each groundstroke, volley, overhead, and serve, as well as the phases of striking involved with each. In contrast, more tenured players who are proficient in their technical skills are tasked at working on their tactical skills; this could be understanding patterns of play, improving shot selection (discerning when to play defense, offense, and neutral strikes in relation to the differing court zones) and shot tolerance. In short, the team as a whole isn't tasked with winning; the goals are to do the small things right. The goals fundamentally are about learning, unlearning, relearning and ultimately, the pursuit of perfection.
Last Season: Finished last in STAC Metro division. Jordan Hamden lost in the Section IV Class B Singles Championship.
Maine-Endwell Spartans (Class B)
Head Coach: Bill Underwood, 1st year
Key Players: Joe Underwood (sr.), John Brown (sr.), Anthony DeLuca (sr.), Liam Hyatt (sr.), Noah Townsend (sr.), Jack Watson(sr.), Dylan Piester (jr.), and Greyson Duncan (jr.), James Martin (fresh.)
Team Goals: Build a cohesive team with a good work ethic and tough mindset. Repeat as Section IV Division II Team Champions.
Last Season: Finished 2nd in STAC Metro division. Defeated Susquehanna Valley in the Semi-final and Delhi to win the Section IV Division II Team Championship. Logan Howard won the Section IV Class B Singles Championship. Howard went 0-2 in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament. Alex Ioannisci and Ryan Verity lost in the Section IV Class B Doubles Championship.
Union-Endicott Tigers (Class A)
Head Coach: Steve Tibensky, 17th year
Key Players: JJ Herzing (soph.), Jacob Conti (fresh.), Jack Kiernan (fresh.), Dylan Mollo (sr.)
Team Goals: Compete and give 100% each match. Learn about ourselves and improve every day. Show great sportsmanship each match and be great role models in school and outside of school. Learn how to finish strong and win more matches than we lose.
Last Season: Won STAC Metro division. Defeated Susquehanna Valley in Semi-final, lost to Ithaca in STAC Championship. Adam Hirst lost in the Section IV Class A Singles Championship. Matthew Denmon and Alexander Scalcione finished 3rd in the Section IV Class A Doubles Championship, and went 1-1 in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament.
Vestal Golden Bears (Class B)
Head Coach: Alan Troidl, 27th year
Key Players: Sriram Chakravadhanula (jr.)
Team Goals: Continual improvement of the skills, strategies, and mental toughness needed to compete in matches to the best of our abilities.
Last Season: Finished 3rd in STAC Metro division.
Chenango Forks Blue Devils (Class C - East)
Head Coach: Jarod McMullen, 15th year
Key Players: Michael Rullo (jr.), Joey Worder (jr.), Nazar Kovalchuk (jr.), Alex McMullen (soph.)
Team Goals: Win the Section IV Class C Championship.
Last Season: Won the STAC Central division. Lost to Ithaca in STAC Semi-final.
Chenango Valley Warriors (Class C - East)
Head Coach: Terry Price, 10th year (35th overall)
Key Players: Owen Stafford (8th grade), Amir Sadykov (sr.), Josh Coddington (sr.), Arin Miller (fresh.)
Team Goals: Improve our level of play as we progress through the season!
Last Season: Finished 2nd in STAC Central division.
Owego Indians (No team preview submitted.)
Norwich Purple Tornado (Class C - East)
Head Coach: Wendy Swingle, 3rd year
Key Players: Anthony Pomares (jr.), Nathan Franklin (sr.), Kristopher Duel (soph.)
Team Goals: Our team is really excited about our team this year. We have seven returning players and eight players who came up from modified. Our skills are building, and we are hopeful to win some matches and to have a lot of fun improving technique and strategy.
Last Season: Finished 3rd in STAC East division.
Oneonta Yellow Jackets (No team preview submitted.)
Susquehanna Valley Sabers (Class C - East)
Head Coach: Anthony Ruffo, 12th year (19th overall)
Key Players: Isaac Spottek (jr.)
Team Goals: Repeat as STAC East Champions and contend for the Section IV Division II Team Championship. Get Spottek to return to the state tournament in Flushing Meadows, NY representing Section IV.
Last Season: Won the STAC East division. Lost to Union-Endicott in STAC Semi-final. Isaac Spottek won the Section IV Class C-D East Singles Championship. Spottek went 0-2 in the NYSPHSAA State Tournament.
Windsor Black Knights (Class B)
Head Coach: Bill Murch, 1st year
Key Players: Nathan Wickizer (sr.), Derrick Chen (fresh.)
Team Goals: Try to build our program and hopefully win a few matches.
Last Season: Finished last in STAC East division. Alejandro Chavarria and Nathan Wickizer won the Section IV Class B Doubles Championship.