Top-seeded and defending champion Shannon Mukerji of Shaker defeated Jackie Bornt of Averill Park, 6-0, 6-1, in the opening round of the Section II Individual Girls Tennis Championships at Central Park.
Second-seeded Claire Schmitz of Emma Willard stopped Rachel McDonald of Saratoga Springs, 6-2, 6-3. Schmitz lost to Mukerji in last year’s finals.
Shannon Mukerji (Shaker) def. Jackie Bornt (Averill Park), 6-0, 6-1; Claire Schmitz (Emma Willard) def. Rachel McDonald (Saratoga Springs), 6-2, 6-3; Catherine McCormick (Saratoga Springs) def. Mia DiCaprio (Albany Academy), 7-6 (3), 6-4; Annie Phillips (Niskayuna) def. Christina Lee (Albany Academy), 6-3, 6-4.
Shi-Buckley (Bethlehem) def. Ross-Rosati (Saratoga Springs), 6-2, 6-3; Blond-Baecale (Emma Willard) def. Friends-Gemerci (Ballston Spa), 6-1, 6-1; Steciuk-Hodneett (Ballston Spa) def. Frost-Connolly (Niskayuna), 1-6, 6-3, 6-2; Etkin-Sugitan (Shenendehowa) def. Xiong-Zhao (Guilderland), 6-1, 6-1.