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Girls compete at EPC tennis tourney

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Steve andres Special to the Press in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Girls Tennis Tournament provided a number of bright spots for the Zephyrs who will now turn their attention the district playoffs which got underway next week.

They had two doubles teams advance to the second round of the EPC tourney as Emma Garneau and Teresa Nappo performed well at No. 2 doubles against East Stroudsburg South, said head coach Alex Green.

“They won 6-3 and played their best set of the year,” said Green.

With the win, they advanced to the next round where thy met Nazareth who ultimately won EPC championship. Green said that their effort against the Blue Eagles was another step in the maturation process of his young players.

“They played excellent against a very tough Nazareth team, losing 6-4,” said Green.

In the No. 3 doubles bracket, Catherine Chen and Heylee Chan defeated East Stroudsburg North before falling to Freedom in the following round. They won 6-0 against the Timberwolves and then lost 8-1 to the Patriots.

Additionally, Nicole Asmar and Queena Lin defeated Allen in the first round and fell to Nazareth in the next.

Nazareth High School prevailed as the league champs, defeating Easton who were the regular season champs. Easton’s Elessa Jacobs took No. 1 singles honors, defeating Bethlehem Catholic’s Brenna Magliochetti 10-2 for the crown.

The No. 2 doubles title went to the Allentown Central Catholic tandem of Jess Davis and Kiki Wang who defeated Nazareth’s Rachel Riley and Alyssa Landolfi, 10-8.

Green said that all their singles players lost in the first round. While they didn’t make it to the finals, he saw growth from the squad throughout the year.

“I’m pleased with these results since we got a few wins and ended up losing to extremely talented and experienced teams in Nazareth and Freedom,” said Green. “We’re talented enough to make it further in each bracket so perhaps that is a goal moving forward.”

The District 11 AAA Girls Doubles Tennis Championships will begin next week once the team championship is concluded this Thursday at Lehigh University.