Bears win opener
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Justin Zeigenfuss returns a shot during tennis action Thursday.
Pleasant Valley was the only local winner in scholastic tennis action on Thursday.
Pocono Mountain East opened Mountain Valley Conference play with a 5-2 victory over Lehighton.
James Sverchek and Justin Zeigenfuss posted the Indians' lone team points with singles' victories.
PM East 5, Lehighton 2
Max Kenny (PME) def. Nick Mantz 6-2, 6-3; James Sverchek (L) def. Mike Bolock 6-1, 6-1; Justin Zeigenfuss (L) def. Stephen Ducey 6-3, 6-2.
Kenny/Ducey (PME) def. Mantz/Sverchek 6-2, 6-3; Reed Holtzman/Kyler Ruvane (PME) def. Graham Strauss/Stephanie Slaw 6-0, 6-2; Saif Kaleem/Kevin Wotring (PME) def. Peter Phelan/Chris Windbeck 6-0, 6-1; Andrew O'Malley/Bryan Abrams (PME) def. Lauren Burrows/Emily Cerimele 6-1, 6-1.
ES North-Pleasant Vy.
Pleasant Valley posted a 5-2 Mountain Valley Conference season opening victory over East Stroudsburg North.
Vince Voulo, Jon White and Jon Walmach swept singles' play for the Bears.
Voulo and White also paired up for a doubles' play win, while the Bears' tandem of James Osinski and Jeff Olah added another victory.
Pleasant Valley 5, ES North 2
Vince Voulo (PV) def. Adrian Garcia 6-1, 6-0; Jon White (PV) def. Brandon DeSilva 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); Jon Walmach (PV) def. Luis Gomes 6-1, 7-5.
Voulo/White (PV) def. Garcia/DeSilva 8-4 proset; Joe Leone/Sean Leone (ESN) def. Kyle Tamaraz/Lou Bravo 6-2, 6-3; Kris Penunia/Gilbert Joson (ESN) def. Stevie Berry/Mike Hughart 6-2, 6-4; James Osinski/Jeff Olah (PV) def. Mike Aquino/Will Ryan 3-6, 7-5, 6-1.
Blue Mountain swept Tamaqua in a non-league match, winning 5-0.
Blue Mountain 5, Tamaqua 0
Adam Bear (BM) def. Joseph Binder, 6-3, 6-1; Collin Boris (BM) def. Tyler Krell, 6-1, 6-0; David Yuengling (BM) def. C.J. Shellhamer, 6-0, 6-0.
Kevin Igo/Joey Pace (BM) def. Scott Zellner/Christian Gardiner, 6-2, 6-3; Alex Miller/Michael Bruce (BM) def. Sam Depue/Noah Troxell, 6-0, 6-1.