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Main Line roundup: Lower Merion boys tennis team remains undefeated

The Lower Merion boys’ tennis team improved its record to 11-0 with a 7-0 win against Ridley April 15 in which they lost only four games. At first singles, Stoyan Angelov defeated Rob Geddes, 6-2, 6-0; at second singles, David Liu defeated Ty Miller, 6-1, 6-0; and at third singles, Alex Zhang defeated Avery Dunn, 6-0, 6-1.

At first doubles, Max Bogan and Tatsuya Nathuka defeated Max Margott and Andrew Reilly, 6-0, 6-0; at second doubles, Ones Tuhenya and Sam Serruya defeated Luther Rainford and Victor Ninson, 6-0, 6-0; at third doubles, Jack Kovach and Ben Gabrieliants defeated Wyatt McCafferty and Sam Buchanan, 6-0, 6-0; and at fourth doubles, David Zhou and Andrew Badt defeated Sean Kennedy and Tyler Holbert 6-1, 6-0.

Lower Merion had two seniors advance to the PIAA District 1 AAA singles  championship semifinals. Vikas Miller, the No. 1 seed, lost to fourth seed Mikkel Zinder of Council Rock South in the semifinals, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Justin Minerva, the No. 3 seed, lost to second seed and eventual champion Alex Sterin of Council Rock South, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

On April 13, the Aces earned a 7-0 win over Springfield. At first singles, Mark Lancaster defeated Justin Ciochi, 6-1, 6-0; at second singles, Adam Lee defeated Matt Reynolds, 6-0, 6-0; and at third singles, Scotty Stuart defeated Sean Meenan, 6-1, 6-0.

At first doubles, Connor Marsh and Sam Abella defeated Eric Agan and Jake Peichal, 6-0, 6-2; at second doubles, Ones Tuhenya and Sam Serruya defeated Evan Gallagher and Brendan McKnight, 6-0, 6-0; at third doubles, Josh Green and Arik Gershman defeated Joshua Terry and Quinn Dougherty, 6-0, 6-0; and at fourth doubles, Ben Reed and Crosby Johnson won 6-0, 6-0.

In other Main Line high school sports action:

Boys’ tennis

Devon Prep lost to LaSalle, 4-1, April 16. Mitchell Bramlage at first singles got the lone win for the Tide, winning 6-0, 6-2.

The Tide defeated Malvern Prep, 4-3, April 15. The Tide won first singles (Mitchell Bramlage) and second singles (Ryan Bill) in straight sets.

Haverford School defeated Penn Charter, 6-1, April 16. In the singles matches, the Fords’ Andrew Minnis (second singles) and Joaquin Arias (third singles) both won in straight sets, and Penn Charter’s Liam Birnie won in straight sets at first singles.

Radnor defeated Marple Newtown, 7-0, April 15, winning all seven matches in straight sets, including first singles (Ryan Klein), second singles (Garrett Spillerman) and third singles (Antonio Fidelibus).

Two days earlier, Radnor defeated Penncrest, 7-0, winning six of the seven matches in straight sets. At first singles, Ariston Fonseca defeated Ben Chang, 6-1, 6-0; at second singles, Ryan Klein defeated Cameron Fawthorp, 6-0, 6-4; and at third singles, Garrett Spillerman defeated Jatin Prabhakar, 6-3, 6-0.

Girls’ lacrosse

Agnes Irwin defeated Greenwich Academy, 11-7, April 17. The Owls (5-3) were led by Brynn Ammerman (2 goals), Carly Wilson (3 goals, a caused turnover, 2 draw controls), Sydney Wilson (3 goals, 1 caused turnover) and Ella Springer (2 goals). Jordan Healy and Paige Crowther combined for seven saves.

The Owls defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 14-6, April 15, led by Alex Lesko (2 goals), Cate Parsells (2 goals, 10 draw controls), Carly Wilson (4 goals, 3 draw controls) and Sydney Wilson (3 goals, 3 assists).

Two days earlier, the Owls defeated Episcopal Academy, 16-6. The Owls were led by Brynn Ammerman (three goals, three assists), Cate Parsells (three goals, four draw controls), Carly Wilson (three goals, three draw controls, two caused turnovers), Sydney Wilson (two goals, one assist, two draw controls) and Ella Springer (two goals, one assist, one caused turnover, two ground balls).

Archbishop Carroll (6-1, 6-0) defeated Bishop McDevitt, 16-0, April 16, getting one goal each from 16 players. Kiley Mottice, Keri Barnett and Sienna Golden combined for 17 draw controls.

The Patriots defeated Bishop Hallahan, 20-0, April 15, with 20 different Patriots scoring one goal each. Kiley Mottice dished out six assists and Emma Talego had four assists for Carroll.

Two days earlier, the Patriots defeated Bonner Prendergast, 18-0, with 18 different Patriots scoring a goal. Kiley Mottice dished out 10 assists and Makayla Henry had five draw controls.

Conestoga battled Penn Charter to a 13-13 double-overtime tie April 17. The Pioneers (5-0-1) battled into double overtime, led by Melissa Hewitt (4 goals, 4 draw controls, 2 ground balls, Kate Galica (3 goals, 1 assist, 7 draw controls, 3 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers), Rachel Clark (2 goals, 2 assists, 2 draw controls), Piper Kienzle (2 goals, 1 assist), Kiki Liebezeit (1 goal, 2 draw controls), Gabby Ridder (1 goals, 2 ground balls) and Alana Lepore (10 saves).

Four days earlier, the Pioneers defeated Strath Haven, 17-5, led by Rachel Clark (seven goals, five draw controls), Kate Galica (four goals, eight draw controls) and Melissa Hewitt (three goals, one assist).

Friends’ Central defeated Little Flower, 15-1, April 16. The Phoenix were led by Hallie Bender (seven goals), Maddy Berger (five goals, two assists) and Leah Anderson (six saves).

Haverford defeated Upper Darby, 14-1, April 19. The Fords were led by Emma Rowland (4 goals, 1 assist, 3 draw controls), Colleen Bates (3 goals, 1 assist) and Jackie Heinerichs (3 goals, 2 draw controls).

Merion Mercy Academy defeated Villa Joseph Marie, 9-8, April 15. Leading the way for the Golden Bears was junior goalie Maura Smith (12 saves), junior Brynn Donnelly (3 goals, 4 assists, 5 draw controls, 4 ground balls), senior Nora Burns (2 goals) and sophomore Caroline Carucio (2 goals).

Radnor defeated Haverford High, 16-1, April 17. Radnor was led by Karis Mamenikis, Cierra Hopson and Sheila Esgro scored three goals each, and Amelia Reinholt and Sarah Kelly tallied two goals apiece.

Villa Maria Academy defeated Nazareth Academy, 17-0, April 15. The Hurricanes (5-1, 4-0) were led by Margie Carden (4 goals, 7 assists), Brynna Hill (7 draw controls), Alex Touey (3 goals), Maggie Traynor (3 goals) and Kaelyn Wolfe (2 goals, 2 assists, 3 draw controls).

Boys’ lacrosse

Episcopal Academy lost to Malvern Prep, 16-5, April 17. TJ Lamb had three assists, Max Strid scored 2 goals and Andrew McMeekin and Will Hohn combined to win 13 of 21 faceoffs for EA.

The Churchmen defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 17-3, April 13. The Churchmen were led by Dylan Jasczc (three goals, three assists), Reilly Dugan (two goals, three assists), Tristan Whitaker (three goals) and TJ Lamb (three goals).

Baseball

Episcopal Academy (5-2) defeated Westtown, 7-3, April 14. EA’s attack was led by Brad Johnson (4-for-4, home run) and Tyler Beaulieu (2-for-3, two RBIs).

The Churchmen lost to Springside Chestnut Hill, 6-4, April 13. Jake Fant hit two doubles and had two RBIs for the Churchmen.

Friends’ Central defeated Shipley, 10-0, April 16 to improve to 2-0 in FSL play. In the third inning, the hosts held a slim 2-0 lead with the first RBI from pitcher Johnny Fitzpatrick before Jack Donahue knocked in Sam Burman with a double. In the bottom of the fourth, Jon Aman, Burman and Donahue delivered as the Phoenix plated four runs. Fitzpatrick kept Shipley bats in check, striking out four and allowing only three hits.

Three days earlier, Friends’ Central opened its Friends Schools League play with a 15-0 win against George School, as pitchers Brayden Foxwell and Ben Schlegel combined for a three-inning perfect game. With FCS leading 14-0 after two innings, Jon Aman delivered the game-winning hit with a double in the bottom of the third to end the contest due to the 15-run rule. Aman had two hits and a walk and scored all three times he reached base. Justin Rubin scored both times he reached base and Julian Abreu scored twice and had two RBIs.

Haverford School (12-2, 2-0) lost to LaSalle 8-7 April 17 after battling back from a 6-1 deficit. Colby McNeely had a bases-clearing double to tie the score in the fifth and Ben Fosnocht scored on a wild pitch to give the Fords the lead in the sixth. Mike Tallarida (2 hits, RBI) had a towering triple and Jake Stacey (double) had a pairs of hits for Haverford.

The Fords defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 2-0, April 16. Mike Tallarida had a two-run home run, and Colby McNeely was dominant on the mound, going six shutout innings and allowing only one hit and striking out eight. Grayson Walker garnered the save.

The Fords defeated Germantown Academy, 5-3, April 13 in their Inter-Ac opener. Ben Fosnocht’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning put the Fords ahead and Ryan Getz followed with a solo home run for an insurance run. Jonny Flieder and Jake Stacey each had a pair of hits for the Fords. Ryan Reed was the winning pitcher, while Grayson Walker came on to earn the save with a shutout seventh inning, including two strikeouts.

Lower Merion defeated Harriton, 10-5, April 19. The Aces were led by Alex Gibbon (two hits, 3 RBIs), Sam Wright (3 hits, 2 RBIs) and Ben Birch (2-for-3, 2 runs scored, home run).

The Aces lost to Springfield, 4-2, April 15. For the Aces, pitcher Ilan Tauber allowed only three hits, two walks and two earned runs in seven innings while striking out five.

Lower Merion defeated Haverford High, 10-3, April 13. Jake Krimsky was the winning pitcher, allowing no earned runs and three hits in five innings. Sam Wright had two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs for the Aces, while Dan Hofferman had two hits and three RBIs.

Malvern Prep defeated Episcopal Academy, 6-2, April 16. Malvern pitcher Connor Street earned the win, striking out 7 batters in 4 1/3 innings. Lonnie White hit two doubles and Fran Oschell had 3 RBIs.

Softball

Conestoga defeated Radnor, 16-11, April 19. Libby Winters had two doubles, a home run and 5 RBIs. Allison Roessler (home run, 3 RBIs) and Casey Kovarick (double, triple) also were key contributors.

The Pioneers defeated Penncrest, 11-0, April 16. Katie Chuss, Kate Clement and Libby Winters hit home runs and Allison Roessler had two hits (including a double).

Episcopal Academy defeated Agnes Irwin, 8-0, April 13. Emma Tansky pitched a two-hit shutout, striking out 15 batters, and had two RBIs and a home run. Elliana Hopple (two RBIs) and Caroline McCreary each had triples for EA.

Harriton defeated Lower Merion, 11-0, April 19 on Senior Day, as seniors Anna Reisner, Camille Furer, Cristina Sniffen, Jess Ermi, and Sloan Petersohn all played outstanding defense in the field. Ram pitcher Sydney Goldstein allowed had two hits and struck out eight batters.

The Rams defeated Radnor, 3-2, in eight innings April 14. Ram pitcher Sydney Goldstein had 10 strikeouts and Lucy Klein scored all three runs for Harriton (2-3).

Merion Mercy Academy lost to Villa St. Joes, 16-5, April 15. For the Golden Bears, Bianca Davis hit a home run and Kara Krouse had two doubles.

Two days earlier, the Golden Bears lost to Villa Maria Academy, 9-4. MMA was led by Gabbie Brignola (double, two runs scored) and Bianca Davis (triple, two runs scored).

Track & Field

Radnor (girls) had some notable showings at the prestigious Shippensburg Invitational April 17. Lucy Henkle finished sixth in the 800 meter run with a season best 2:19.8. Lucy Minning clocked 26.8 in the 200 meter run, placing sixth. Henkle teamed with Seneca Farhy, Jane Dautolo, and Courtney Kearns for a season best 4:19.8 clocking in the 4×400 relay.

One day earlier, other members of the Radnor girls team competed at the Cardinal Invitational at Upper Dublin. A group of freshmen stood out in the meet. Sophia Hill won the pole vault clearing 8’6″. Nuala Dill placed seventh in the same event. Julia Salinero was fifth in the long jump. Zoe Margolis took seventh in the 1600 meter run.

The Radnor girls had some solid performances in its meet against Lower Merion April 14. Sophia Hill won the pole vault and the 3200 meter relay foursome of Seneca Farhy, Olivia Dhavele, Zoe Margolis, and Lucy Henkle also placed first.

Lucy Minning finished second in the 400 meter and third in the 200 meter events. Julia Salinero was second in the long jump. Jane Dautolo and Courtney Kearns were fourth and fifth in the 400 meter run. They combined with Minning and Henkle to place third in the 4×400 meter relay.

Golf 

Episcopal Academy defeated Agnes Irwin, 234-269, at Gulph Mills Golf Club April 19. Leading the way for EA was Lauren Jones (35) and Kathleen Mark (44). Agnes Irwin’s best score was by Lilly Press (47).

 

 

 

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