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Main Line roundup: Lower Merion boys tennis improves to 15-0

The Lower Merion High School boys’ tennis team (15-0) defeated Conestoga, 5-2, in an April 27 matchup that featured the two final undefeated teams in the Central League. The Aces lost the first set in both third singles and third doubles, but turned the tables to win both matches.

At first singles, Lower Merion’s Vik Miller defeated Peter Auslander, 6-4, 6-3; at second singles, Conestoga’s Justin Xu defeated Ones Tuhenya, 6-0, 6-0; and at third singles, Lower Merion’s Justin Yi defeated Aaron Sun, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

At first doubles, the Aces’ Brian Yi and Ethan Blum defeated Manas Dhawah and Lucas Choi, 6-0, 6-0; at second doubles, Lower Merion’s Mark Lancaster and Stoyan Angelov defeated Hemanth Kolluri and Aryan Malhotra, 6-3, 6-3; at third doubles, Lower Merion’s Alex Zhang and Adam Lee defeated Johnny Kim and Leo Guillen, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2; and at fourth doubles, Conestoga’s Vivek Chelur and Vincent Yao defeated Scotty Stuart and David Liu, 6-3, 6-2.

In other Main Line high school sports action:



Boys’ tennis

Episcopal Academy defeated Penn Charter, 4-3, April 30. The Churchmen won second singles (Gavin Schmidt) and third singles (John Bishop) in straight sets.

Friends’ Central defeated Friends Select, 4-0, April 30. The Phoenix won first singles (Diego Spielman-Rodriguez) and second singles (Wes Bozman) in straight sets.

Haverford School defeated St. Joseph’s Prep, 5-0, April 28. The Fords won all three singles matches in straight sets, with Jay Crowther, Andrew Minnis and Joaquin Arias.

Radnor defeated Avon Grove, 7-0, April 30, winning all seven matches in straight sets. Singles winners were Ariston Fonseca (first singles), Ryan Klein (second) and Garrett Spillerman (third).

The Raiders defeated Ridley, 7-0, April 29, losing only five games in seven straight set wins. Singles winners were Ryan Klein (first), JP Pruett (second) and Shashank Yalamanchi (third).


Boys’ lacrosse

Devon Prep (6-4, 6-1) defeated Archbishop Wood, 18-3, April 30. The Tide were led by Tyler Kenneson (5 goals), Chris Walton (3 goals, 5 assists) and Liam Davies (10 saves).

Episcopal Academy defeated Penn Charter, 16-7, May 1. The Churchmen were led by Max Strid (3 goals, 1 assist), Dylan Jaszcz (3 goals), Reilly Dugan (2 goals, 2 assists), Tristan Whitaker (2 goals, 1 assist) and Nash Womack (8 saves).

The Churchmen defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 16-7, April 29. Tristan Whitaker scored 4 goals, and TJ Lamb, Max Strid and Sam Malloy each tallied two. Nash Womack recorded six saves.

Haverford School defeated Garnet Valley, 13-4, May 1. Chuck Cacciutti recorded 6 saves, Ben McCarthy scooped up 6 ground balls, and Teddy Malone, Avi Mehl, Wills Burt and Wells Flinn each scored 2 goals.

The Fords defeated Germantown Academy, 13-4, April 30. The Fords were led by Chuck Cacciutti (9 saves), Geordy Holmes (5 ground balls), Michael Bozzi (3 goals), Teddy Malone (1 goal, 2 assists) and Avi Mehl (1 goal, 2 assists).


Girls’ lacrosse

Agnes Irwin defeated Penn Charter, 12-11, April 30. For the Owls, Carly Wilson scored five goals, and Cate Parsells tallied two goals and won four draw controls.

The Owls defeated Manheim, 15-6, April 28. Leading the way for the Owls were Brynn Ammerman (3 goals, 1 assist, 2 caused turnovers), Alex Lesko (2 goals), Cate Parsells (1 goal, 2 draw controls) and Carly Wilson (2 goals, 1 assist, 2 ground balls, 7 draw controls).

Archbishop Carroll (11-2, 9-0) defeated Villa Maria Academy, 13-2, May 1. Patriot standouts included Kiley Mottice (5 goals, 5 ground balls), Keri Barnett (4 goals), Sophie Kevtan (6 saves) and Karli Dougherty (4 ground balls, 3 steals).

The Patriots lost to Radnor, 10-8, April 30. For the Patriots, Keri Barnett had a hat trick, and Julia Basciano and Kiley Mottice each had two goals.

Baldwin School lost to Episcopal Academy, 21-12, April 30. For the Polar Bears, Clara Page had a hat trick and Savannah Rhodes, Katie Reed and Lauren Halak each had two goals.

Conestoga defeated Upper Darby, 18-2, April 29, getting goals from 13 different players. Piper Kienzle, Gabby Ridder, Rachel Clark, Kate Galica and Kat Bielinski each scored two goals.

Episcopal Academy defeated Baldwin School, 21-12, April 30. Brooke Stocku, Bella Piselli and Alexa Capozzoli (six draw controls) each had a hat trick and Jordan Morley, Sarah Groark, Lex Venstresca, Sydney Richter and Jenna Morley each tallied two goals.

Haverford High lost to Penncrest, 12-11, May 1. Ford standouts included Jackie Heinerichs (3 goals, 2 assists, 5 draw controls) and Emma Rowland (2 goals, 5 draw controls, 3 ground balls).

The Fords defeated Ridley, 12-4, April 29. The Fords were led by Jackie Heinerichs (2 goals, 3 assists), Hillery Elsner (2 goals, 5 draw controls), Izzy McGarvey (4 goals), Emma Rowland (3 goals) and goalie Rory Turner (12 saves).



Episcopal Academy defeated Friends’ Central, 3-1, April 28. EA pitchers Michael Wennemer and Alec Riley combined to hold Friends’ Central to three hits, while T.J Cadden had a two-run single and Derrick Voyd Bolz added two hits.

Haverford School (17-3, 5-1) defeated Conestoga, 12-4, May 1.  Eric Genther’s pinch hit 3-run home run ignited a seven-run rally in the bottom of the fifth. Jonny Flieder (2 hits, 3 RBIs), Mike Tallarida (2 hits, 3 RBIs) and Jake Stacey also hit home runs for Haverford in the fifth inning.

The Fords defeated Germantown Academy, 7-2, April 30. Colby McNeely threw 6 scoreless innings allowing only 3 hits with 10 strikeouts to earn the win on the mound. Jonny Flieder had a pair of hits while Ben Fosnocht and Will Ferris each scored a pair of runs for Haverford.



Episcopal Academy defeated Baldwin School, 8-6, April 30. EA pitcher Emma Tansky struck out 10 batters and hit a two-run homer.

The Churchwomen defeated Academy of Notre Dame, 13-3, April 29. EA’s Elliana Hopple went 4-for-5 with a three-run home run over the left field fence.


Track & field

Radnor freshman Sophia Hill set a school record in the pole vault in a Central League meet at Upper Darby April 27. Hill cleared 9’10” to win the event and break the old record by three inches.

Lucy Henkel easily won the 800 meters with a time of 2:21.6. Lucy Minning placed second in the 200 meter run and third in the 100 meter run.

Another pair of freshman turned in strong performances. Julia Salinero was third in the long jump. Zoe Margolas finished second in the 1600 meter run. Henkel, Salinero, Margolas, and Minning combined for a second place finish in the 4×400 meter relay.



Merion Mercy Academy won several medals at the Philadelphia City Championships May 1.

MMA won gold in the Novice 4 event, finishing more than 23 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. The boat included coxswain Franny Porreca, stroke Caity Gregitis, 3 seat Mary Kate Gray, 2 seat Maeve McMahon and bow seat Kelsey Pearson.

Merion Mercy won silver in the Varsity Lightweight 4 event. The boat included coxswain Amy Werner, stroke Megan Mallon, 3 seat Charlie Szlachta, 2 seat Sammy Szlatcha and bow seat Liz Haas.

MMA won bronze in the Varsity 8 event and qualified for the SRAA National Championship. The boat included coxswain Caileigh Grimes, stroke Catherine Garvey, 7 seat Caroline Schrieber, 6 seat Justine Medveckus, 5 seat Ryan Hendrzak, 4 seat Catherine Montgomery, 3 seat Emma Staples, 2 seat Shea Callahan, and bow seat Regina Passarella.



Agnes Irwin lost to Episcopal Academy, 233-244, April 28 at White Manor. EA was led by Lauren Jones (35), Gracie Mc Laughlin (40) and Kathleen Mark (42). Leading the Owls was Lilly Press (43).




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