Frigerio led Radnor’s march to PIAA quarterfinals

In addition to Daily Times co-Players of the Year Zach and Ben Lieb of The Haverford School, the rest of the 2015 All-Delco boys team includes:

Will Frigerio, Radnor: The junior reached the Central singles final before falling, 6-1, 6-3, to Lower Merion’s Simon Vernier … Fell in the second round of the District One Tournament, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 to fellow All-Delco Xandy Hammitt of Strath Haven … Teamed up with Josh Taylor to reach the semifinals of the Central doubles before falling to the Conestoga pair of Steven Yang and Max Howarth … Fell again to the eventual district doubles championship team of Yang and Howarth, 7-5, 6-4, in the second round of the Class AAA districts … Led Radnor to a 9-2 record in the Central League, which it earned it a berth in the District One Class AAA Team Tournament.

The Raiders then advanced to the PIAA Tournament with a fourth-place finish in districts, defeated Catholic League power La Salle, 4-1, in the opening round before falling to Abington Heights, 3-2, in the PIAA quarterfinals, despite a victory at first singles by Frigerio … Finished 12-4 in singles play … An All-Central first-team singles selection … Is a member at Merion Cricket Club, where he works with Taylan Batuk, one of the staff professionals there … Will play Middle States 18-under this summer.

Xandy Hammitt, Strath Haven: The sophomore kept running into Lower Merion’s Simon Vernier in the postseason, falling to him in an epic 7-6, 4-6, 6-1 three-setter in the Central singles semifinals, and then dropping a 6-0, 6-2 decision to him in the District One quarterfinals … Helped Strath Haven go 7-4 in the Central League and a fifth-place finish … An All-Central second-team single selection … Works with Punch Maleka, a pro at at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis at the Gulph Mills Tennis Center. Is also coached by his father, Keith Pagnotto-Hammitt … Eligible for 16-under and 18-under play in Middle States this summer. Held rankings of 35th in the 16s and 55th in the 18s in late May.

Tyler Stroyek, Springfield: The junior reached the Central singles quarterfinals before falling to Conestoga’s Nick Ruth, 6-2, 6-1, then dropped a tough three-setter to Harriton’s Isaac Goldenberg in the consolation bracket … Teamed with Mike Bonacquisti to reach the second round of the Central Doubles Tournament before falling to Conestoga’s Alex Moon and Quinn Olsen … Helped Springfield go 5-6 in the tough Central League and finish in a tie for seventh … Received honorable mention in singles in the All-Central selections … Had an 8-3 record in singles this spring … Works with Julia Cohen, a pro at Green Valley C.C., and James Grant, a pro at the HealthPlex … Will play mostly 18-under events on the Middle States circuit this summer.

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