Academy Park pushed undefeated Chichester to the brink, but the Eagles rallied to show why they’ve yet to taste defeat in Del Val play by downing the Knights, 3-2.
Tom Baney and Ricky Van Newkirk outlasted the Knights’ Mel Schoolfield and Sahmir Blackwell in a 6-2, 6-7 (7-3), 6-4 decision that highlighted the Eagles’ victory.
Joey Hagel downed Kevin Tran, 6-1, 6-2, in a battle of the Del Val’s top two singles players. Phi Tang and Abdulai Gassoma recorded singles wins for AP (5-7, 4-4).
Glen Mills 3, Penn Wood 2 >> Matt Salisbury dropped the first set, only to storm back and win the next two to grab a win at No. 1 singles and Clifford Ford won in straight sets at No. 3 singles to help the Bulls run past the Patriots.
John Kpankpa cleaned up at No. 2 singles for Penn Wood.
In the Central League:
Haverford 5, Springfield 2 >> Andrew Field’s 6-4, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles helped jumpstart the Fords’ comeback from an 0-2 hole and the duo of Scott Kaplan and Sammy Ortiz closed it out with an impressive 6-0, 6-1 win for Haverford (3-6).
Mike Bonacquisti won, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 1 singles for the Cougars.
Garnet Valley 6, Upper Darby 1 >> Brandon Caban gave the Royals an early lead with a 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles, but Eric Burns (6-1, 6-3) and Eddie King (6-2, 6-1) cleaned up their singles matchups as part of the Jaguars’ triumph.
Radnor 7, Marple Newtown 0 >> The Raiders (11-2), backed by singles wins from Max Safanov, Alex Weiss and Jonathan Davis, didn’t drop a set en route to the win.
In the Ches-Mont League:
West Chester Rustin 7, Sun Valley 0 >> The tandem of Sean Setnick and Preet Patel put up a fight for the Vanguards, falling, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 3 doubles.