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Cronin helps Sun Valley to first tennis victory

Sun Valley’s hard work has finally paid off.

Devin Cronin picked up her second win in a row and the tandem of Breezie Dimaio and Jaimee Higgins powered the Vanguards in doubles play as Sun Valley defeated Ches-Mont League rival Oxford, 5-2, to earn its first win of the season.

Cronin took the No. 1 singles match 6-2, 6-3 while Dimaio and Higgins claimed the No. 3 doubles match in three sets, winning the final 10-3. Amanda Neubauer and Jamie Horne had an impressive showing in the second doubles match, winning in straight sets on a terrific day for the Vanguards.

In the Central League:

Ridley 4, Marple Newtown 3 >> The Raiders (5-6, 2-4) earned a second straight victory thanks in large part to its second and third doubles tandems.

Syd Nguyen and Joclyn Haughey won the No. 2 match, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 and Saige Thammavong and Taylor Dath dropped the first set of the No. 3 match but rebounded with two straight wins to take the match.

Radnor 7, Penncrest 0 >> Kanon Ciarrocchi and Lucy Hederick did not drop a single game and Caroline Barnhart and Marina Vaughan finished off a dominant victory for the Raiders winning at No. 4 doubles, 6-1, 6-2.

The Lions were led by the tandems of Koren Aiken and Rhyan Metzger in the second and Theodora Greco and Layla Phillips in the third, who won three games each.

Conestoga 7, Garnet Valley 0 >> Katherine Li and Afrah Riaz put together a strong outing in the No. 3 doubles match winning the first set, 4-6 before falling 6-3, 6-1 in the losing effort for the Jaguars.

Sophia Smith won a pair of games in the second singles match.

In the Del Val League:

Academy Park 4, Penn Wood 1 >> Rajah Azor held on for a 6-1, 7-5 win in the No. 1 singles match and Camille Erskine cruised to a 6-0, 6-1 victory in the No. 2 match to give the Knights (3-4, 3-0) control early.

Taylor Smith and Aasiyah Bey won in straight sets in the first doubles match to seal the win. Fatoumata Diarra picked up a win in No. 3 singles for the Patriots while teammates Afia Brown-Bowen and Stephanie Thompson took home six games in the second doubles match.

In the Catholic League:

Cardinal O’Hara 3, Archbishop Wood 2 >> Mary Clare Hayden kept the match alive by rallying in the No. 3 single match in three sets.

The Lions (6-1, 3-1) closed things out in doubles play as each tandem won in straight sets including Stephanie Huseby and Mya Bellapede, who won the No. 2 match 6-2, 6-1.

In the Inter-Ac:

Notre Dame 7, Springside Chestnut Hill 0 >> Ally Dugan pulled out the No. 2 singles match, winning 11-9 in the third set and her teammate Grace Rivers took the No. 3 match to three sets, prevailing with a 9-7 win in the final set.

After the Irish swept singles play, they continued their route in doubles as Ginna DeCarlo and Lizzie Dankmyer dropped the first set but rallied to take home the next two including the final set, 12-10.

In the Tri-County Independent League:

Perkiomen School 4, Jack M. Barrack 1 >> Sophie Levin and Anita Hoffman were able to salvage a win for Jack M. Barrack by claiming the No. 2 doubles match, 6-7, 6-2, 7-6.

In the second singles match, Charlotte Kopp won 10 games in a losing effort.

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