Raider tennis team wins 1st
Tamaqua's tennis team gained its first win of the season by blanking Jim Thorpe.
Tamaqua swept singles play and also cruised in doubles to register a 5-0 win over Jim Thorpe.
Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante, Evan Stoll and Matt Hadesty sealed the victory for the Raiders (1-2) with singles win.
The loss dropped Jim Thorpe to 0-2.
Tamaqua 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Gonzolo Hernandez-Cascante (T) def. Mitch Franko 6-1, 6-1; Evan Stoll (T) def. Corey Ligenza 3-6, 6-2, 8-6; Matt Hadesty (T) def. Tom Smyth 6-3, 6-4
Jerome Betz/Joey Binder (T) def. Kyle Laurence/Sean Parrish 6-1, 6-1; Colin Johnson/Nate Leibensberger (T) def. Shane Blucher Otto/Zach Nace 6-0, 6-2.
Pocono Mountain East downed Lehighton 7-0 in the Indians' opening match of the season.
The Cardinals posted straight-set victories in all three singles matches.
In doubles play, the Lobien sisters (Deb and Jess) won the second set of No. 2 doubles (6-4) for Lehighton, but eventually dropped the match in three sets.
PM East 7, Lehighton 0
Max Kenny (PME) def. James Sverchek 6-0, 6-1; Zach Vonzup (PME) def. Nick Mantz 6-2, 6-3; Kody Vansleet (PME) def. Justin Ziegenfuss 6-2, 6-4.
Matt Hoff/Kevin Wotring (PME) def. James Sverchek/Chris Windbeck 8-1; Jon Vallilee/Matt D'Aversa (PME) def. Deb Lobien/Jess Lobien 6-4, 4-6, 7-5; Reed Holtzman/Ahmed Baig (PME) def. Kurt Arner/Stephanie Slaw 7-5, 6-1; Quinn Hulsizer/Sebastian Konefal (PME) def. Peter Phalen/Graham Strauss 6-1, 6-0.