Spring-Ford seniors Lucy Olsen and Emily Tiffan have earned plenty of hardware together on the basketball court. The two combined together on the tennis court Friday to give themselves a chance at competing for another championship trophy.
During Friday’s Pioneer Athletic Conference girls tennis championships at Perkiomen Valley High School, the Tiffan and Olsen duo advanced to Saturday’s doubles title match, where they’ll face Methacton’s Hana Nouaime and Alice Liang.
Olsen and Tiffan will be two of five Rams competing for titles Saturday as Spring-Ford freshman Mia Matriccino will face sophomore Cady Krause in one singles semifinal, while Rams’ junior Isabel Mejia will face Owen J. Roberts freshman Allison Root in the other semifinal.
Tiffan and Olsen won an exciting semifinal match 6-2, 7-6(6) over Perkiomen Valley’s Gracie Strohecker and Kaitlyn Murphy, while Nouaime and Liang topped Methacton’s Pottsgrove’s Paige Lang and Kyla Hutchinson, who won a lengthy match over Phoenixville’s Caroline Schwartz and Annie Absher to secure their semifinal spot.
In singles action, Matriccino, Mejia and Root swept their quarterfinal matches against Boyertown’s Natalie Zaleski, Phoenixville’s Vicky Deluca and Upper Perk’s Hope Thompson, respectively. Krause, last year’s PAC individual champion, defeated Methacton’s Lauren Montgomery 6-1, 6-3 in her quarterfinal match.
Spring-Ford also had three PAC singles semifinalists last season with Krause defeating Mejia for the championship and Riley Burke finishing third. Mejia and Burke won the PAC doubles title in 2019.