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Main Line roundup: Lower Merion’s Vikas Miller wins Central League singles title

Lower Merion’s Vikas Miller captured the Central League boys tennis singles championship April 10, defeating Lower Merion teammate Justin Minerva, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, in the championship finals.

Harriton’s Ethan Carr finished third, defeated Conestoga’s Peter Auslander, 6-2, 6-4 in the third-place match.

Miller advanced to the finals by defeating Auslander in the semifinals, 6-2, 6-4; and Minerva advanced to the championship match when he defeated Carr, 6-3, 6-4, in the semifinals.

In other Main Line high school sports action:




Boys’ tennis

Haverford School defeated Malvern Prep, 6-1, April 9, winning all but first singles. The Friars’ Hayden Fisher won first singles in straight sets, and the Fords’ Christian Crowder and Ethan Chan won second and third singles, respectively, in straight sets. The Fords swept doubles in straight sets with the duos Max Ferraci and Damian Ferraro (first doubles), Patrick Bottin and Neil Sawhney (second), Jack Masse and Thomas Pendergast (third) and Nolan McCloskey and Ryan Moran (fourth).

The Fords defeated LaSalle, 5-2, April 8. Andrew Minnis at first singles and Christian Crowder at second singles each won in straight sets for the Fords.

Two days earlier, the Fords defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 6-1, April 6, winning all but fourth doubles. At first singles, Jay Crowther defeated David Lubell 7-6, 6-4; at second singles, Andrew Minnis defeated Zach Shapiro 6-0, 6-3; and at third singles, Joaquin Arias defeated Ben Hayes 6-4, 6-1. At first doubles, Adamya Aggarwal and Christian Crowder defeated David Xin and Brady Greenberg 6-0, 6-7, 10-6; at second doubles, Max Ferracci and Ethan Chan defeated Victor Kasian and Peter Guagliardo 6-1, 6-4; and at third doubles, Neil Sawhney and Damian Ferraro defeated Sam Miller and Aden Goldberg 6-1, 6-1.

The Lower Merion boys’ tennis team (8-0) defeated Garnet Valley, 7-0, April 8.

At first singles, Vik Miller defeated Ramsey Smith, 6-0, 6-0; at second singles, Justin Minerva defeated Ashrith Settivari, 6-0, 6-1; and at third singles, Justin Yi defeated Karthic Reddy, 6-0, 6-0.

At first doubles, Adam Lee and Ethan Blum defeated Shailesh Bolduc and Braden Rogers, 6-3, 6-1; at second doubles, Mark Lancaster and Stoyan Angelov defeated Anirudh Jandhayala and Srihari Raman, 6-2, 6-1; at third doubles, Scotty Stuart and David Liu defeated Shiven Patel and Julien Thivead, 7-5, 4-6, 10-8; and at fourth doubles, Alex Zhang and Ones Tuhenya defeated Shasidhar Vadlamudi and Sahil Saleem, 2-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Two days earlier, the Aces defeated Harriton, 6-1, in a battle of unbeaten teams. Lower Merion swept the singles matches. At first singles, Vik Miller defeated Ethan Carr, 7-6, 6-2; at second singles, Justin Minerva defeated Jacob Kerstein, 6-0, 6-2; and at third singles, Justin Yi defeated Sloan Steinberg, 6-2, 6-1.

The Aces won all the doubles matches except for second doubles. At first doubles, Brian Yi and Ethan Blum defeated Ray Ma and Deven Parikh, 6-3, 6-3; at second doubles, Harriton’s Matthew Yoon and Newman Yeilding defeated Mark Lancaster and Stoyan Angelov, 2-6, 6-3, 7-6; at third doubles, Alex Zhang and Adam Lee defeated Ozan Borowiak and Nolan Boon, 6-2, 6-2; and at fourth doubles, Scotty Stuart and David Liu defeated Aidan Hsu and Aaron Lutz, 6-2, 4-6, 10-1.

Radnor (4-2) defeated Springfield, 7-0, April 8, winning all matches in straight sets and losing only five games total. At first singles, Ariston Fonscea won 6-0, 6-0; at second singles, Ryan Klein won 6-0, 6-2; and at third singles, Sam Hilbert won 6-0, 6-0.

Two days earlier, Radnor defeated Strath Haven, 6-1, winning all but first doubles. At first singles, Ariston Fonseca defeated Sawyer Bock, 6-1, 6-0; at second singles, Garrett Spillerman defeated Justin Bi, 6-1, 6-0; and at third singles, Heonjin Kim defeated John Zhou, 6-4, 7-5. At second doubles, Sam Hilbert and Ryan Movsowitz defeated Will Hall and Andrew Deppen, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; at third doubles, Graham Bernabeo and Arav Menon defeated  Joseph Tracey and Chance Loomis 6-2, 6-2; and at fourth doubles, Manato Matsuoka and PJ Duffy defeated Dylan Tjio and Russell Van Duyne, 6-1, 6-4.


Boys’ lacrosse

Devon Prep defeated Cardinal O’Hara, 18-3, April 7. The Tide were led by Dan Brown (seven goals), Tyler Kenneson (three goals, three assists) and Declan Thompson (three goals).

Haverford School defeated Lawrenceville School, 11-5, April 10. Chuck Cacciutti led the defense with 13 saves, and standout performances were turned in by Mac Zeller, Colby Kim, Will Costin, Sam Gerber, Michael King, Pat Gillin and Matt Rosato. Geordy Holmes led the Fords scoring with four goals.


Girls’ lacrosse

Agnes Irwin defeated Germantown Academy, 20-3, April 9. The Owls were led by Brynn Ammerman (3 goals, 3 assists), Sydney Wilson (3 goals, 2 assists), Cate Parsells (3 goals, 3 draw controls) and Carly Wilson (3 goals, 4 draw controls).

Conestoga defeated Great Valley, 16-8, April 10. The Pioneers were led by Melissa Hewitt (5 goals, 3 ground balls), Kate Galica (4 goals, 6 draw controls, 2 caused turnovers) and Rachel Clark (4 goals, one assist, 9 draw controls).

Two days earlier, the Pioneers defeated Marple Newtown, 15-1. Ten different players scored for the Pioneers, including Piper Kienzle (three goals, one assist), Keating Hopkins (three goals) and Rachel Clark (two goals).

Villa Maria Academy (4-1) defeated Mount St. Joseph’s, 11-8, April 9. The Hurricanes were led by Margie Carden (3 goals), Clara Meehan (3 goals), Allie Meyer (6 draw controls, 3 caused turnovers), Maggie Traynor (one goal, two assists), Kaelyn Wolfe (1 goal, 1 assist, four draw controls) and goalie Kyla Branco (15 saves).

The Hurricanes defeated Villa Joseph Marie, 17-9, April 7, led by Margie Carden (6 goals, 4 assists), Clara Meehan (6 goals, 2 assists) and Kyla Branco (15 saves).





Haverford School (10-1) completed its non-league pre-season schedule with a 14-4 win against Radnor in five innings April 10. Jake Stacey hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third, while Will Ferris and Ben Fosnocht each knocked in two runs apiece to help pace the attack which was aided by 14 walks. Aidan Welsh earned the victory, striking out five batters and allowing no earned runs in five innings.

The Fords defeated Holy Ghost Prep, 7-1, April 6. Ryan Getz had a pair of hits while Eric Genther and Jake Stacey each chipped in with two RBI’s, and Mike Tallarida had a solo home run to give Haverford the early lead. Ryan Reed (seven strikeouts, no earned runs in four innings pitched) earned the win.

Lower Merion defeated Conestoga, 9-4, April 7. Josh McCormick had two hits, two walks and scored three runs. Jake Krimsky pitched 6 1/3 innings for the win.

One day earlier, the Aces lost to Garnet Valley, 12-9, as McCormick hit a grand slam and had seven RBIs.



Conestoga defeated Lower Merion, 15-0, April 7, as pitcher Sydney Tartaglio threw a no-hitter, striking out five batters in the five-inning game. Alison Noll went 3-for-3.

One day earlier, Conestoga defeated Upper Darby, 16-6. Casey Kovarick (4 RBIs, triple), Allison Roessler, Katie Chuss, Kate Clement, Alison Noll, and Arianna Lucci each racked up multiple hits for Conestoga, and Libby Winters slammed a home run.

Harriton defeated Penncrest, 4-3, April 7. Freshman pitcher Sydney Goldstein allowed only three hits in seven innings. The Rams got RBIs from Jemma Klein, Lucy Klein, Jessica Ermi and Katherine Russell, and fine fielding plays from Russell and Riley Torbeck.


Track & field

Radnor (girls) had several fine performances at the Delco Relays April 10. Sophia Hill teamed with Natalie Anfuso to win the pole vault relay. Hill was the top performer in the event, clearing nine feet.

The sprint medley relay of Lucy Minniing, Jane Dautolo, Courtney Kearns, and Seneca Farhy earned the second place medals. Minning, Dautolo, and Kearns teamed with Lucy Henkle to take third in the southern sprint medley.

The Radnor girls had some strong performances in their season opener at Garnet Valley April 7. Lucy Henkle led the way with a first place finish in the 800 meter run (district-qualifying 2:21.5). Lucy Minning ran a solid time of 62.02 to place fifth in the 400 meter run. A trio of freshmen turned in outstanding performances. Sophia Hill cleared 9 feet to win the pole vault. Zoe Margolis clocked 5:45.2 for fourth in the 1600 meter run. Julio Salinero leaped 15′ 7″ in the long jump for fifth place.



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