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Erskine, Azor win all-AP Del Val doubles duel

It was an all-Academy Park duel for the Del Val League girls tennis doubles championship Wednesday.

Top pair Camille Erskine and Raja Azor defeated teammates Aasiyah Bey and Taylor Smith 6-0, 6-0 to win the title. The two pairings were seeded Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, in the tournament.

The four Knights will represent the Del Val in next week’s District 1 doubles tournament at Legacy in Philadelphia.

In the consolation match, Deseree Naugle and Faith Samor of Chichester downed Penn Wood’s Fatoumata Diarra and Asia Brown-Bowen in three sets, 1-6, 6-4, 6-4.

In the Inter-Ac League:

Episcopal Academy 5, Penn Charter 2 >> The Churchwomen overcame losses in two of the three singles matches by sweeping the doubles slate. Cara Hart and Eliza Aldridge won the No. 1 match, 6-2, 6-3, while No. 2 Grace Hennigan and Natalie Johnston cruised 6-0, 6-0. Ella Walker notched a 6-2, 6-0 victory in the second singles match for the Churchwomen (11-0, 5-0 Inter-Ac), who face Baldwin next Monday afternoon for the league title.

In the Central League:

Marple Newtown 7, Upper Darby 0 >> Eva Fay, Grace Thorne and Lindsay Thompson were winners in singles play as the Tigers blanked the Royals. UD’s Adrienna Loc and Hannah Hannah Asaka battled at No. 1 doubles, but fell to Marple’s Hannah Fay and Taylor Brekus, 6-4, 6-3.

In the Ches-Mont League:

Avon Grove 5, Sun Valley 2 >> Devin Cronin and Maddy Koons were victorious in singles play for the Vanguards.

The fourth doubles pairing of Amanda Neubauer and Kaitlin Lynch played a grueling first set but eventually dropped a 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 match. At third doubles, Jaimee Higgins and Pauka Sy started fast, claiming a 6-0 win in the first set, but lost the next two 6-3, 6-0.

In the Tri-County League:

Barrack Hebrew 5, Woodlynde School 0 >> Barrack’s singles player Hannah Parish outlasted her opponent in a 90-minute marathon, winning 6-4, 6-2. Barrack also got singles wins by Dori Hoffman-Filler and Ellie Sherwood.



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