Viguers handles the heat for Penncrest

The heat, humidity and injuries played a role in the Penncrest tennis team’s 6-1 victory over Springfield in a Central League match Friday. Three Springfield players were forced to retire because of injuries and two of the four doubles matches went more than two hours.

Rebecca Viguers pulled out a tough, 6-4, 6-3 victory at first singles for Penncrest. Ruth John and Callista Chartier won a 21/2-hour marathon at fourth doubles, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4.

Jamie Brower and Jenny Carfagno also needed 21/2 hours to a 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 victory at first doubles for Springfield.

In the Central League:

Strath Haven 6, Marple Newtown 1: Katie Pell and Emma Lee won in straight sets and second and third singles to pace the Panthers. Natalie Goldfield and Brook Quinn also won in straight sets at first doubles.

All-Delco Rylee Power wa a 6-0, 6-1 winner at first singles for the Tigers.

In the Del Val League:

Chester 4, Penn Wood 1: Lasheeda Jones led a clean sweep of the singles with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph at first singles. Deray Jones did not lose a game at third singles. Jameria Miller and Angelique won 6-4, 6-4 at second doubles for Penn Wood.

Academy Park 4, Chichester 1: Vicky Outland won in straight sets to remain undefeated at second singles for Academy Park. Lattana Sithara’s 6-4, 6-1 win at first singles clinched the match for the Knights (3-2, 2-0 Del Val League). Sedia Massaquoi and Jing Wang pulled out a pair of 7-5 victories at first doubles to record Chichester’s only victory.

In nonleague action:

Notre Dame 7, Cardinal O’Hara 0: Grace Leasure and Meredith Hughes did not lose a game at first and second singles, respectively, to help the Irish (3-0) remain undefeated). Natalie Hughes and Adriana Bull did not drop a game and second doubles.

Delco Christian 5, Phil-Mont Christian 0: Ellie Schmucker’s 6-0, 6-0 win at first singles set the stage for the Knights (4-0), who won all five matches in straight sets.

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