Athlete(s) of the Week: James Plunkett & Matthew Mannara

Athlete of the Week

CAMILLUS, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — For the past two seasons, James Plunkett and Matthew Mannara have fit perfectly on the tennis court.

“I would say I’m kind of the big body, the enforcer, while Matt is more like the consistent tennis player than I am,” James said.

“I would describe myself as the setup man, and then he is just the monster at the net,” Matthew said.

The two helped the Wildcats snap F-M’s 287 match win-streak this season, became sectional champions and finished the year with their first win at the State Championships this past weekend.

Their duo days are coming to an end though. James will be heading to the University of Buffalo this fall and Matt will be a junior in high school.

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The Byrne Dairy and Deli NewsChannel 9 Athlete of the Week is designed to honor Section III varsity members who embody the true meaning of student-athlete.

The award recognizes more than just athletic ability, it recognizes a student-athlete who thrives in the classroom, on the athletic field and in the community.

Athletes can be nominated by a coach, athletic director or teacher. Please send your nominations to Sports@LocalSYR.com.

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