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Smith, Erskine lead the way for Academy Park

Academy Park seniors Taylor Smith and Camille Erskine set the tone as the Knights put the finishing touches on yet another Del Val team title, their sixth consecutive, by beating Chichester, 5-0.

Erskine, the individual league champ, scored a 2-6, 6-0, 6-3 win over Deseree Naugle in a close match, with Smith dispatching Haley Malloy, 6-1, 6-0. Academy Park closes the year 6-0 in the league and 9-7 overall, a quality turnaround from a 1-5 start.

In the Inter-Ac League:

Episcopal Academy 4, Baldwin 3 >> A day after winning the league tournament championship, the Churchwomen used their doubles prowess to secure the rain-delayed regular-season crown.

Ashley Kennedy was the only singles player to capture a victory, triumphing over Torrie Smith, 6-1, 6-4, at first singles.

It fell to doubles to seal the deal. Cara Harty and Eliza Aldridge survived a tiebreaker in the first set to take first doubles. Grace Hennigan and Caroline Burt prevailed 6-1, 6-2 at second doubles. And Mackenzie Lee and Natalie Johnston notched the decisive point at third doubles, outdueling Berlyn Squillaro and Abby Dubinski, 7-5, 6-4, to solidify a 13-0 record, including 6-0 in the league.

In the Tri-County Independent League:

Barrack Hebrew 4, Kimberton Waldorf 1 >> Ellie Sherwood made quick work of Lillie Lin Ziyue, 6-0, to help the Cougars ease past Kimberton Waldorf. Maya Hurtig also earned a victory in singles play, defeating Anulisse Tarlow, 6-4.

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