Area tennis teams suffer setbacks
Pleasant Valley, Lehighton and Palmerton all suffered tennis losses on Wednesday.
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East Stroudsburg South opened its tennis season with a win, as it defeated Pleasant Valley 6-1 in MVC play.
Dan Galante was the only Bear to score a victory on the day. He defeated Adrian Garcia in three sets, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Eastburg North 6,
Pleasant Valley 1
Gian Garcia (ESN) def. Kevin Peer, 6-3, 6-4; Tim DeSilva (ESN) def. Justin Kemmerer, 1-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4); Dan Galante (PV) def. Adrian Garcia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Dennis Cavanaugh/Brandon DeSilva (ESN) def. Andy Russo/Nate Loch, 8-5; Jarius Kuhn/Shane Niper (ESN) def. Zach Kemmerer/Ben Parharn, 6-1, 6-2; Josh Prlaza/Matt Park (ESN) def. Tom Park/Bryan Baumgartner, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6); Joe Leone/Sean Leone (ESN) def. Vince Voulo/Joe Osinski, 6-3, 6-0.
The Cardinals knocked off the Indians in their first tennis match of the year, winning 5-2 in MVC action.
Lehighton's two wins came from its doubles teams of James Sverchek/Nick Mantz and Deb Lobien/Jess Lobien. Sverchek and Mantz won their pro-set 8-6, while the Lobiens won their respective match, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6.
PM East 5, Lehighton 2
Kevin Wolcoff (PM) def. James Sverchek, 6-1, 6-1; Jay Ruvane (PM) def. Nick Mantz, 6-2, 6-1; Max Kenney (PM) def. Kirk Arner, 6-3, 6-4.
James Sverchek/Nick Mantz (L) def. Matt Hoff/Andrew Euerr, 8-6; Deb Lobien/Jess Lobien (L) def. John Vallille/Austin Sobka, 5-7, 7-5, 7-6; Zach Bonzup/Kody VonFloet (PM) def. Justin Ziegenfus/Steph Slaw, 6-2, 6-1; Quinn Hulsizer/Matt B'Aversa (PM) def. Jen Everett/Shane Eckman, 6-0, 6-2.
The Green Knights handed the Blue Bombers a 4-1 setback in their Colonial League opener.
Jimmy Apgar, the No. 3 singles player for Palmerton, got the lone win for his team. He defeated Nathaniel Lee, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Pen Argyl 4, Palmerton 1
Drew Fairchild (PA) def. Devon Frey 6-1, 6-2; Aldo Boscia (PA) def. Cody MacDonald 6-0, 6-0; Jimmy Apgar (P) def. Nathaniel Lee 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Matt Brumbaugh/Tony Catino (PA) def. Nathan Fronheiser/Kayla Strohl 6-2, 6-3; Logan Lees/Zane Pagotto (PA) def. Lydia Anthony/Kevin Dayton 6-4, 6-1.