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Mercury Roundup (Sept. 29): Spring-Ford girls tennis clinches 4th straight PAC championship

The Spring-Ford girls tennis team poses with the PAC championship plaque after winning the season title Thursday. (Courtesy Spring-Ford tennis)


The Spring-Ford girls tennis team clinched its fourth straight Pioneer Athletic Conference championship on Thursday with a 7-0 victory over Pottstown.

The Rams ran their record to 14-0 and swept their PAC slate for the fourth straight season, a streak that dates back to 2018.

Leading the way Thursday were PAC singles tournament semifinalists Evelyn Mejia and Cady Krause, who combined to drop only one game. Three-time PAC singles champion Mia Matriccino did not compete in the win over the Trojans.

Spring-Ford 7, Pottstown 0

Singles: Evelyn Mejia (SF) def. Lili Freese, 6-0, 6-0; Cady Krause (SF) def Taylor Maguire 6-1, 6-0; Brooke McPike (SF) def. Layla Bearden 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles: Bryn Frankhouser/Alexis Grotell (SF) def Leigha Walton/Liz Adedeji 6-1, 6-0; Maddie Ritter/Christina Tiffan (SF) def Sida Vilain/Alice Pan 6-0, 6-0; Jade Kalbach/Barcley Trotter (SF) def. Amelia Paul/Zyla Burke 6-1, 6-0; Spring-Ford by forfeit.

Methacton 6, Owen J. Roberts 1

Singles: Allison Root (OJR) def. Hana Nouaime, 7-5, 6-3; Alice Liang (M) def. Sophie Vu, 6-1, 6-1; Lauren Montgomery (M) def. Isabel Withers, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: Morgan Coupe/Anika Suresh (M) def. Maya Evans/Sophie Vu, 6-2, 6-1; Carlee Dellose/Shannon O’Leary (M) def. Ava Sellers/Lauren Koster, 6-2, 6-1; Olivia Schneier/Sol Martin (M) def. Silja Bauwe/Katie Balzano, 6-2, 6-2; Joanna Chung/Teagan O’Brien (M) def. Olivia Hoffmasteer/Olivia Seuffert, 6-2, 6-4.

Upper Perkiomen 6, Pope John Paul II 1

Singles: Hope Thompson (UP) def. Claire Schiele, 6-3, 6-2; Maddy Dyer (UP) def. Alana Swartz, 6-4, 6-3; Emily Vogel (UP) def. Maddie Magasich, 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles: Ally Mooney/Bailey Finkelmeier (PJP) def. Addison Rennells/Emi Sensinger, 6-0, 6-4; Makena Clemens/Mady Frantz (UP) def. Maddy Ward/Olivia Butera, 6-2, 6-3; Alayna Phillips/Jada Leidy (UP) def. Molly Houchins/VIctoria Wagner, 6-2, 6-2; Erin Weber/Carly Heiser (UP) def. Karly Brescia/Mackenzie McCormick, 6-1, 6-2.

Upper Merion 6, Boyertown 1

Chloe Doan (UM) def. Olivia Vangeli, 6-3, 6-3; Adele Eaton (UM) def. Katrina Clark, 6-0, 6-1; Izzy Greenburg (UM) def. Izzy Ingrassa, 6-0, 6-2.

Doubles: Melanie Evitts/Brooke Puglisi (UM) def. Lila Schmid/Jordan Parker, 6-0, 6-3; Colette Egan/Ishita Singh (UM) def. Lauren Campbell/Cassidy Nuss, 6-3, 6-3; Sam DiPompeo/Shannon Samony (B) def. Jaclyn Nguyen/Visha Patel, 6-4, 1-6, 10-7; Catherine Lee/Brenna Ryan (UM) def. Abby Johnston/Sydney Creeden, 6-4, 2-6, 14-12.


Boyertown 204, Methacton 205, Owen J. Roberts 214

Will Swartley shot a 37 to lead Boyertown past Methacton and Owen J. Roberts Thursday at Bella Vista G.C. in a three-way play-in match for next week’s PAC Final Four playoffs.The Bears will face regular season champion Spring-Ford in a semifinal match Tuesday at Turtle Creek.

Boyertown (204): Will Swartley 37, Josh Bardsley 38, Chase Dillman 39, Deven Bhatia 43, Kyle Rigner 47

Methacton (205): Matt Riegner 37, Anthony Feliciani 39, Brody Hydinck 42, Christian Kay 43, Will Bowers 44

Owen J. Roberts: Erik Harken 36, Luke Riefenstahl 42, Brody Calle 43, Stephania Fedun 46, Noah Gravowicz 47.


Pottsgrove 1, Pottstown 0 (2nd OT)

Nduati Michuki, assisted by Johnathan Nihart, broke the stalemate in the second minute of the second overtime period to give Pottsgrove a Senior Night victory over Pottstown.

The Falcons out-shot the Trojans 9-1. Pottstown’s Adam Green made eight saves while counterpart AJ Lattanze required only one save for Pottsgrove.


Perkiomen Valley 13, Pottstown 0

Dorothy Chesshire had a hat trick and the Vikings overwhelmed the Trojans in a PAC crossover match Thursday. Also figuring into multiple goals for PV were Nicole Bottomley-Lytle (1G, 3A), Hailey Sharkey (1G, 2A); Rain Boyd (2G, 2A), Giavanna Marciano (2A), Lea Hall (1G, 1A) and Mikayla Ferraro (1G, 1A).


Owen J. Roberts 7, Pottsgrove 1

Evie Wolters scored twice to lead the Wildcats in a PAC crossover match Thursday. Larissa Schell, Katie Lillard, Zoe McDonald, Maddy Holland and Mackenzie Flick also scored for OJR. Emily Morrisey had two assists and Flick, Maddie Tillou and Alyssa Taylor one each for the Wildcats. Allyson Hakes scored for the Falcons.

Katja Larsen made two saves and Jaz Campbell one for OJR, which had a 13-0 advantage in corners.

Wilson 3, Daniel Boone 0

The Bulldogs scored three second-half goals in a Berks Conference win over the Blazers. Breanne Marciano made 10 saves in goal for Daniel Boone and Catherine Wolf turned away five shots for Wilson. The Bulldogs had a 22-5 advantage in corners.

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