Lower Merion boys tennis team improves to 6-0 – PA Prep Live
The Lower Merion boys’ tennis team (6-0) has yet to lose a single match, as they defeated Marple Newtown, 7-0, March 26. The singles lineup of Justin Minerva at first singles, Stoyan Angelov at second singles, and Mark Lancaster at third singles won without dropping a game during their matches.
At first doubles, Scotty Stuart and David Liu won a nail biter by winning 6-1, 5-7, 7-5. At second doubles, Sam Abella and Tatsuya Nathuka won, 6-1, 7-5. The third doubles team of Ones Tuhenya and Sam Serruya won, 6-3, 6-0; while at fourth doubles, Arik Gershman and Jack Kovach won, 6-0, 7-5.
One day earlier, the Aces defeated Penncrest, 7-0, with one match going into a deciding set.
At first singles, Justin Yi defeated Benjamin Chang, 6-1, 6-0; at second singles, Brian Yi defeated Cameron Fawthorp, 6-0, 6-1; and at third singles, Mark Lancaster defeated Jatin Prabhakar, 6-2, 6-0.
At first doubles, Alex Zhang and Adam Lee defeated Braddy Huggett and Kevin Zhu, 6-4, 6-3; at second doubles, Sam Abella and Tatsuya Nathuka defeated James Rainey and Eamon Scanlon, 6-4, 2-6, 7-5; at third doubles, Connor Marsh and Max Bogan defeated Ryan Cahill and Vaughn Nguyen, 6-0, 6-1; and at fourth doubles, Ben Gabrieliants and Josh Green defeated Josh Rogers and Benjamin Liebman, 6-1, 6-4.
In other Main Line high school sports action:
Haverford School defeated Conestoga, 15-8, March 28, getting out to a 6-1 first-quarter lead. The Fords (2-1) got five goals from Avi Mehl, and fine performances from goalie Chuck Cacciutti (11 saves), Adam Greenfield (five groundballs), Teddy Malone (two goals, two assists), Ryan DiRocco (one goal, two assists), Nolan Cooleen (two goals), Michael Bozzi (one goal, one assist) and Brendan Leary (two assists).
Archbishop Carroll defeated Cardinal O’Hara, 12-5, March 26. The Patriots were led by Julia Basciano (four goals), Keri Barnett (two goals, two assists), Kiley Mottice (three goals, six draw controls) and Sophie Kevta (11 saves).
Conestoga defeated Agnes Irwin, 16-10, March 26. The Pioneers were led by Kate Galica (five goals, three assists, nine draw controls, three ground balls, five caused turnovers), Rachel Clark (four goals, four assist, four draw controls) and Melissa Hewitt (three goals, one assist).
Episcopal Academy defeated Baldwin School, 16-6, March 25. The Churchwomen, who used 30 players, were led by Brooke Stocku (three goals), Alexa Capozzoli (two goals, two assists), Jordan Morley (two goals) and Sarah Groark (two goals, three assists).
Haverford High defeated West Chester East, 19-13, March 26. The Fords’ attack was led by Emma Rowland (five goals, one assist), Izzy McGarvey (three goals, three assists), Jackie Heinerichs (three goals, one assist) and Grace Hetznecker (three goals, one assist).
Episcopal Academy defeated Perkiomen in a doubleheader, 8-4 and 5-3, March 28. In the opening 8-4 win, Jake Jaszcz, Dylan DiBenneditto and Tyler Beaulieu each had two hits, and DiBenneditto got the win in relief, throwing two innings. In the 5-3 win, Brad Johnston paced the offense with two hits, including a double. Alec Riley allowed only one hit in five innings pitched and Jake Jaszcz got the save, striking out four batters in two innings.
Friends’ Central defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 6-0, March 28. Lucca Frattone threw five shutout innings, allowing only two hits while striking out three. Luke Buscaglia closed out the game, pitching two scoreless innings and also striking out three. Justin Rubin got on base three times with two hits, a walk and an RBI, and Eric Lillard was on base three times with a RBI hit and two walks.
Haverford School defeated Archbishop Carroll, 11-1, in five innings March 27. For the Fords (4-1), Aidan Welsh allowed only one hit in the first four innings, Eric Genther had three hits and four RBI’s, Will Ferris chipped in with two hits and three RBI’s and Jonny Flieder scored three runs.
Lower Merion defeated Shipley, 3-2, March 27. The winning pitcher was Ilan Tauber, and the Aces got a double from Josh McCormick and a triple from Matt Rinaldi.
Radnor defeated Haverford High, 7-0, March 26, winning all 14 sets. At first singles, Ariston Fonseca defeated Matthew Blickley, 6-0, 6-1; at second singles, Ryan Klein defeated Justin Salvesen, 6-0, 6-2; at third singles, Garrett Spillerman defeated Tom Nguyen, 6-1, 6-0; at first doubles, Heonjin Kim and JP Pruett defeated Ryan Shindler and Devon Runk, 6-0, 6-0; at second doubles, Sam Hilbert and Ryan Movsowitz defeated Nick Kemp and Alejandro Sanjoa, 6-0, 6-1; at third doubles, Graham Bernabeo and Arav Menon defeated Finnegan Cron and Aidan Friel, 6-0, 6-0; and at fourth doubles, Manato Matsuoka and PJ Duffy defeated Gibson Hurst and Matthew Braunlich, 6-0, 6-1.