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Mercury Girls Tennis Roundup: PAC bows out of District 1 Tournament

District 1 >> Four players from the Pioneer Athletic Conference won first-round matches before second-round ousters in the District 1 Singles tournament Friday at Healthplex.

Owen J. Roberts’ Elaina Lee, Phoenixville’s Julia Gumieniak, Spring-Ford’s Tori Alexander and Methacton’s Tina Prince all qualified for the round of 16. Lee was a 6-1, 6-0 winner of Downingtown East’s Tali Levine before falling to Central Bucks East’s Sydney Lund, 6-2, 6-1. Gumieniak handled Wissahickon’s Jenny Landells, 6-1, 6-2, before being overmatched by Downingtown West’s Jordan Bradley, the 2017 runner-up, 6-0, 6-1. Bradley took out another PAC player in the first round, Methacton’s Dina Nouaime, the PAC singles champion, 6-0, 6-1.

Prince, the Warriors’ No. 2 in the regular season, was a three-set winner over Rustin’s Cassie Hung, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. She went three sets again in the second round but fell to Conestoga’s Cassidy Landau, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2. Alexander rallied past Plymouth-Whitemarsh’s Elizaveta Smaliak, 1-6, 6-3, 6-2, before going out to No. 2 seeded Amelia Honer of Council Rock North, 6-3, 6-2.

Pottstown’s Sierra Everett represented the PAC in Class AA. She fell to Merion Mercy’s Nina Dzidic, 6-1, 6-0.

Peddie School 5, Hill School 2 >> The Hill dropped its MAPL opener. Hill winners were Elena Zhang, who rolled at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0 over Kathyrn Fang, while Carla Canales won at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-0. Mofe Akinyanmi and Haley Wisniewski won their No. 3 doubles match, 8-3.




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