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Doubles comeback falls short as Marple tops Upper Darby

Steve Lin and Ricky Taing picked up a come-from-behind victory in the No. 2 doubles match but it was not enough as Upper Darby fell to Marple Newtown, 4-3, in the Central League.

David Li and Patrick Adams prevailed, 6-3, 7-5, at fourth double for the Tigers.

In other Central League action:

Harriton 7, Haverford High 0 >> Isaac Goldberg did not drop a game in the No. 1 singles match while Andrew Kossky and Jay Ramaswamy swept the first set in each of their singles matches in the Rams victory.

Radnor 7, Springfield 0 >> The Raiders won all three singles matches and all four doubles matches in straight sets highlighted by Jonathan Davis’ 6-0, 6-0 victory in the No. 3 singles match.

In the Catholic League:

Cardinal O’Hara 5, Archbishop Wood 0 >> Andrew Shuda, Ryan Shields and Luke Savage cruised through the singles matches while the doubles tandems of Pat McCarry and Martin Meenan and Jason Haley and Kevin Lutz finished off a dominant match for the Lions.

In the Inter-Ac:

Haverford School 6, Penn Charter 1 >> John Walsh only dropped two games in the No. 1 singles match then Connor Lees and Will McDevitt swept the No. 2 and 3 singles matches, respectively, to get the Fords off and running in a commanding victory.

In the Del-Val League:

Academy Park 5, Chester 0 >> Kevin Tran won the No. 1 singles match, 6-3, 6-1, Abdoulai Gassoma battled to a three-set victory in the No. 2 match, and Phi Tang finished off a solid No. 3 match winning 6-3, 6-1 for the Knights.

Chichester 5, Penn Wood 0 >> After two decisive wins in the Nos. 1 and 2 singles matches, the doubles tandems of Ricky Van Newkirk and John Kpanka (6-0, 6-4) and Jeff Reed and Joseph Tholley (6-1, 6-3) closed out a complete team win for the Eagles.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Downingtown East 7, Sun Valley 0 >> Hunter Hoffman and Shawn Burton provided a bright spot for the Vanguards, winning two games in the No. 2 doubles match, and Ishy Ahmad won a game in the No. 3 singles match.

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