SCHENECTADY — The Section II Class AA, B and C/D boys’ tennis finals were postponed due to weather concerns Tuesday afternoon, but the mettle of the Queensbury Spartans squad paid off with the Class A title.
At Central Park, both the Class AA and A finalists waited out a 90-minute rain delay before Saratoga Springs and Bethelehem agreed to play next Monday. Class A representatives Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake and Queensbury, though, decided to wait it out — and then were able to play long enough to crown a champion.
“When [Bethlehem and Saratoga Springs] left, that gave us 17 courts to choose from and we only needed seven,” Burnt Hills coach Geoff Leggieri said during a phone interview. “We looked at the radar and it had a big gap in there — probably enough gap for one of us to get four [points], and we just decided to do it.”
Queensbury captured the Nos. 1, 2, 4 and 5 singles matches before Burnt Hills conceded the match as rain began to fall again as the teams’ No. 3 singles, and Nos. 1 and 2 doubles matches were still playing.
“We still had a little bit of match play to go, but [Queensbury] had gotten four [points], so we called it with the rain,” Leggieri said. “It’s a good thing we did when we did because it really opened up at that point.”
While the postponed Class AA boys’ team championship matchup is slated for Monday, that day will also see the Class B final played between Ichabod Crane and Greenville at Coxsackie-Athens, and the Class C/D championship matchup between Maple Hill and Hadley-Luzerne at Saratoga Springs.
The individual championship tournament is scheduled to start Wednesday at Central Park.