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Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Press photo by Nancy ScholzNatalia Pedraza suffered a tough loss in the opening round of districts. Press photo by Nancy ScholzNatalia Pedraza suffered a tough loss in the opening round of districts.
Press photo by Bob FordAntonio Capille competed in the District 11 qualifier on Monday. Press photo by Bob FordAntonio Capille competed in the District 11 qualifier on Monday.

Golf, tennis playoffs begin Runner Devon Roberts takes 15th

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Scott Pagel spagel@tnonline.com in Sports

Some fall sports postseasons are already under way as the golf and tennis got a head start.

In tennis, the District 11 singles tournament started Monday. Noel Yacoub and Natalia Pedraza took part but both lost in their opening round matches.

Pedraza didn’t make it easy on her opponent though, taking the first set 6-4 before falling in set two by the same 6-4 score. The third set didn’t end until Freedom’s Isabella Szmodis came out an 11-9 winner.

Yacoub had a tough draw against the nine-seed, Southern Lehigh’s Evelyn Wang, and lost 6-2, 6-0.

Parkland’s Paraskevi Briegel, the top seed, advanced to the finals on Thursday where she’ll take on her Trojan teammate Joanna Wu for the singles title.

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In golf, the District 11 qualifier took place on Monday at Olde Homestead and 18 golfers advanced to the district tournament which takes place next week.

Whitehall’s Antonio Capille shot 111 but didn’t qualify for the Zephs.

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Cross country’s postseason is just around the corner with the EPC meet scheduled for Oct. 15 at DeSales.

The Zephs took part in a meet on Tuesday in preparation. The boys beat Becahi 25-34 but fell to Freedom 29-37 and to Liberty 18-45. Cole Frank of Liberty was the overall winner with a time of 18:13.

The girls also beat Becahi 25-34, but fell to Freedom 29-37 and to Liberty 18-45.

Devon Roberts finished 15th in the meet with a time of 23:38. Liberty’s Emily Jobes won the girls race with a time of 21:29.