Tennis: Dwyer advances to finals of Ball Wall Tournament

Liz Dwyer sealed a place in the women’s singles final of the Bob Wall Memorial Tournament with a pair of two-set wins. Dwyer took down Mary Beth Corrazini, 6-3, 6-1, and Elizabeth Silano, 6-4, 6-2. She will face the winner of a semifinal between Rosemary Krocke and Molly Kowalski. Krocke was a finalist last year, losing to Kate Freudenberg. 

John Czartosieski advanced to the men’s singles semifinals. Czartosieski, a semifinalist last year, had defeated Tom Noah, 6-0, 6-2, before winning by default over Eric Engquist. Czartosieski is facing a rematch with the defending champion, Chris Ujkic, in the semifinals.

Engquist had scored a 6-1, 6-0 win over Robert Hernandez in their first-round match.

Andrew Young earned a quarterfinal berth with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Greg Quist.

The doubles team of Will Cleamons and Andy Miller punched their ticket to the final with a three-set win over Rich Anderson and Joe Waldvogel. The scores were 4-6, 6-2, 6-1.

The semifinals are set for the men’s 50-plus singles bracket. Czartosieski, the defending champion, will meet Hernandez in one match while the other pits Adrzej Kopala against Rich Chizever. Chizever, who is hoping to return to the final, was a 6-1, 6-1 quarterfinal winner over Mike Greene. Kopala also won in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1, over Garrett DeGraff. Hernandez beat his quarterfinal opponent, Paul May, 6-2, 6-1.

The tournament finals are scheduled for Aug. 2 at Robert W. Tasker Park in Peconic.