The Lower Merion High School boys’ tennis team improved its record to 13-0 with a 7-0 win against former Central League champion Radnor April 22. It was Senior Day, and LM won all seven matches in straight sets.
Lower Merion seniors Vik Miller, Justin Minerva, Ethan Blum, and Alex Zhang continue to play a big role in the Aces’ 13-0 season, all of them being undefeated at their position.
At first singles, Vik Miller defeated Ariston Fonseca, 6-1, 6-2; at second singles, Justin Minerva defeated Ryan Klein, 6-1, 6-2; and at third singles, Justin Yi defeated Garrett Spillerman, 6-1, 6-0.
At first doubles, Brian Yi and Ethan Blum defeated Hyeonjin Kim and JP Pruett, 6-0, 6-0; at second doubles, Mark Lancaster and Stoyan Angelov defeated Sam Hilbert and Ryan Movsowitz, 7-5, 6-2; at third doubles, Alex Zhang and Adam Lee defeated Graham Bernabeo and Arav Menon, 6-1, 6-4; and at fourth doubles, Scotty Stuart and David Liu defeated P.J. Duffy and Manato Matsuoka, 6-3, 6-1.
Two days earlier, the Aces dropped only one set in their 7-0 victory against Haverford High School. At first singles, Ethan Blum defeated Matthew Blickley, 7-5, 4-6, 10-5; at second singles, Mark Lancaster defeated Wenyu Huangpu, 6-1, 6-1; and at third singles, Stoyan Angelov defeated NIcholas Kemp, 6-1, 6-0.
At first doubles, Alex Zhang and Adam Lee defeated Devon Runk and Ryan Schindler, 6-0, 6-2; at second doubles, Scotty Stuart and David Liu defeated Alejandro Sanjo and Finnegan Cron, 6-2, 6-2; at third doubles, Max Bogan and Sam Serruya defeated Aiden Friel and Kyle Bell, 6-1, 6-2; and at fourth doubles, Connor Marsh and Arik Gershman defeated Gibson Hurst and Matthew Braunlich 6-2, 6-1.
Agnes Irwin defeated Academy of Notre Dame, 10-7, April 22. The Owls were led by Brynn Ammerman (2 goals, 2 assists), Cate Parsells (2 ground balls, 3 caused turnovers, 2 draw controls), Carly Wilson (4 goals, 3 caused turnovers, 2 draw controls), Sydney Wilson (2 goals, 3 draw controls), Katherine Ernst (2 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers, 2 draw controls). Jordan Healy and Paige Crowther combined for 12 saves.
The Owls defeated Lawrenceville, 20-13, April 20. The Owls were led by Brynn Ammerman (4 goals, 2 assists), Alex Lesko (3 goals), Cate Parsells (3 goals, 6 draw controls), Carly Wilson (7 goals, 6 draw controls) and Sydney Wilson (3 goals).
Archbishop Carroll (9-1 overall, 9-0 Catholic League) earned an 18-4 win against Bishop Shanahan April 24. Carroll was led in scoring by Kiley Mottice with 6 goals, and Julia Basciano and Keri Barnett with 5 goals each. Mottice also had 3 assists. Carroll had 12 draw controls, led by Machaela Henry’s 4, while the defense chipped in with 4 steals and 8 ground balls. Karli Dougherty had 3 steals and Mary Matey had 3 ground balls.
Baldwin School lost to Academy of Notre Dame, 19-9, April 20. Savannah Rhodes and Katie Reed each scored two goals for Baldwin.
Episcopal Academy defeated Germantown Academy, 18-11, April 13. Sarah Groark scored eight goals for EA, and Alexa Capozzoli tallied four goals and four assists.
The Churchwomen defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 16-12, April 20. The Churchwomen were led by Alexa Capozzoli (4 goals), Sarah Groark (7 goals) and Alexis Ventresca (9 draw controls).
Friends’ Central lost to Moorestown Friends, 14-2, April 20. Leading players for the Phoenix included Julia Navek (5 ground balls, 2 draw controls), Skyler Casnoff (4 draw controls, 2 ground balls).
Haverford High lost to Strath Haven, 14-10, April 22. The Fords were led by Jackie Heinerichs (3 goals, 1 assist, 4 draw controls) and Emma Rowland (5 goals, 3 draw controls, 2 ground balls).
The Fords defeated Harriton, 18-7, April 20, led by Colleen Bates (4 goals), Jackie Heinerichs (4 goals, 4 draw controls), Emma Rowland (3 goals, 9 draw controls), Grace Hetznecker (3 goals) and Izzy McGarvey (2 goals, 4 assists).
Merion Mercy Academy defeated Nazareth Academy, 16-7, April 20. The Golden Bears were led by Brynn Donnelly (4 goals, 3 assists, 7 draw controls), Nora Burns (4 goals, 3 draw controls, 4 ground balls), Fiona Kirk (3 goals, 6 draw controls) and Maura Smith (14 saves).
Villa Maria Academy defeated Gwynedd Mercy, 14-3, April 20. The Hurricanes (7-1, 7-0) were led by Margie Carden (5 goals, 4 assists), Allie Meyer (2 goals, 2 draw controls), Alex Touey (7 draw controls), Maggie Traynor (2 goals, 2 caused turnovers), Kaelyn Wolfe (2 goals, 1 assist, 4 draw controls, 4 caused turnovers) and Kyla Branco (10 saves).
Devon Prep (5-2, 5-0) defeated Archbishop Wood, 19-12, April 23. The Tide was led by Chris Walton (seven goals) and Dan Brown (six goals, four assists).
The Tide defeated Father Judge, 13-7, April 22. Devon Prep was led by Dan Brown (6 goals, 1 assist), Tyler Kenneson (3 goals, 3 assists), Niko D’Alessandro (3 goals) and Liam Davies (7 saves).
Episcopal Academy defeated Germantown Academy, 10-5, April 20. The Churchmen were led by Max Strid (4 goals), Dylan Jaszcz (3 goals), Nash Womack (7 saves) and Andrew McMeekin (won 10 of 14 faceoffs).
Episcopal Academy defeated Roman Catholic, 8-7, April 24. Jake Fant had three hits to go along with Brad Johnson’s walkoff two run single to lead the Churchmen. Alex Barrist also had two hits including a two run double. Michael Wennemer pitched 3 1/3 shutout innings.
Haverford School (15-2, 4-0) defeated Devon Prep, 13-2, April 24, as Chris Grigg’s 2 home runs and 7 RBI’s powered the Fords. Grigg’s second home run was a grand slam that ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning. Ford pitcher Aidan Welsh allowed only two hits in six innings. Colby McNeely, Ryan Getz (double, triple), Jake Stacey, and Jonny Flieder all had 2 hits for Haverford.
One day earlier, the Fords defeated Episcopal Academy, 11-1. Grayson Walker pitched six innings, allowing only two hits and striking out seven. Eric Genther powered the offense with 3 hits and 5 RBI’s including a long home run. Ben Fosnocht also had a home run and 3 RBI’s, while Will Ferris chipped in with a pairs of hits.
The Fords defeated Malvern Prep, 11-3, April 20. Ryan Reed pitched a complete game victory with 10 strikeouts and six shutout innings. Jonny Flieder had 2 hits and 3 RBIs, while Mike Tallarida and Eric Genther (2 RBIs) each had 3 hits. Will Ferris chipped in with a pair of RBIs for the Fords.
Lower Merion defeated Marple Newtown, 3-0, April 21. Jake Krimsky pitched six shutout innings to earn the victory for the Aces (4-4 in the Central League).
Conestoga defeated Springfield, 10-9, April 21 with a seven-run rally in the seventh inning. Katie Chuss and Kate Clement each had three hits (including a triple), and Libby Winters and Casey Kovarick hit home runs.
Episcopal Academy defeated Germantown Academy, 18-0, in five innings April 23. Emma Tansky allowed only two hits and struck out 10 in five innings, and Elliana Hopple hit a grand slam home run over the left field fence.
The Churchwomen defeated Shipley, 6-0, April 22, as Emma Tansky threw a no-hitter, allowing only one walk and striking out 16 batters. She went 2-for-4 with a double at the plate.
Devon Prep defeated Archbishop Carroll, 4-1, April 20. For the Tide, Mitchell Bramlage at first singles and Ryan Bill at second singles won in straight sets.
Episcopal Academy lost to Haverford School, 5-2, April 23. EA won two doubles matches – Dhilan Lavu/Petey Dugery at first doubles, and Michael Gureghian/John Hong at third doubles.
The Churchmen defeated Malvern Prep, 7-0, April 22. The Churchmen got wins at singles from Niki Lavu, Gavin Schmidt and John Bishop.
The Churchmen defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 7-0, April 20, winning all seven matches in straight sets, including Niki Lavu (first singles), Gavin Schmidt (second singles) and John Bishop (third singles).
Haverford School defeated Episcopal Academy, 5-2, April 23, sweeping the singles matches with Jay Crowther, Andrew Minnis and Damian Ferraro.
The Fords defeated Springside Chestnut Hill, 7-0, April 22. Singles winners were Jay Crowther, Andrew Minnis and Damian Ferraro.
Radnor defeated Uper Darby, 7-0, April 20, winning all seven matches in straight sets, including Heonjin Kim (first singles), Sam Hilbert (second singles) and JP Pruett (third singles).
Agnes Irwin lost to Academy of Notre Dame, 237-271, at Gulph Mills April 22. The Owls’ low scorer was Lilly Press (47), and the AIS team celebrated their senior golfers, Brynne Gallagher and Isabella DeRosa. For Academy of Notre Dame, Stef Bonini shot a 45.