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Thorpe, Pleasant Vy. get tennis wins

Published March 20. 2012 05:01PM

Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley recorded victories in scholastic tennis action on Monday.


Tamaqua-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe improved to 1-1 on the year with its 4-1 tennis victory over Tamaqua.

Corey Ligenza and Kyle Bacher each posted singles wins for the Olympians. They each won in straight sets, with Ligenza winning 6-1, 6-1 and Bacher winning 7-6, 6-3. Both Jim Thorpe doubles teams of Shane Bleicher-Otto/Dalton Becker and Avery Magill/Zach Nace won as well.

Tamaqua's lone victory came from No. 2 singles player Tyler Krell. He won 6-0, 6-2.

Jim Thorpe 4, Tamaqua 1


Corey Ligenza (JT) def. Joey Binder, 6-1, 6-1; Tyler Krell (T) def. Kyle Lawrence, 6-0, 6-2; Kyle Bacher (JT) def. CJ Shellhammer, 7-6, 6-3.


Shane Bleicher-Otto/Dalton Becker (JT) def. Scott Zellner/Christian Gardiner, 2-6, 6-3, 6-2; Avery Magill/Zach Nace (JT) def. Sam Depue/Eddie Krell, 6-2, 6-2.

Pleasant Vy.-ES South

Pleasant Valley blanked East Stroudsburg South for a 7-0 Mountain Valley Conference win.

Vince Voulo, Jon White and Jon Walmach helped clinched the Bears' win by sweeping singles' play.

Pleasant Valley 7, ES South 0


Vince Voulo (PV) def. Luke Cason 6-1, 6-0; Jon White (PV) def. Ty Gable 6-3, 6-0; Jon Walmach (PV) def. Shawn Sanders 6-2, 6-0.


Noah Soltis/Erik Ammerman (PV) def. Patrick Dykiert/Mike Cavanaugh 8-3; Kyle Tamerez/Lou Bravo (PV) def. Kazuki Mollenthiel/Josh Cohen, 6-1, 6-1.

Steve Berry/Mike Hughart (PV) def. Gareth Kyriacopoulos/Brandon Briggs, 6-1, 6-0.

James Osinski/Jeff Olah (PV) def. D.J. VanSolkema/Bobby Jaycox, 8-1.


Stroudsburg defeated Lehighton, 6-1 in Mountain Valley Conference play.

The Indians' No. 1 doubles team of Nick Mantz and Justin Ziegenfus posted the locals only victory of the day. They topped Stroudsburg's team of Marcus Luna and Andy Hendry, 7-1, 7-6 (7-3).

Lehighton falls to 0-2 on the year.

Stroudsburg 6, Lehighton 1


Jeff Norris (S) def. Nick Mantz, 6-2, 6-2; Jim Catina (S) def. James Sverchek, 6-4, 6-2; Gage Wyant (S) def. Justin Ziegenfus, 6-0, 6-1.


Nick Mantz/Justin Ziegenfus (L) def. Marcus Luna/Andy Hendry, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); Riley Hogan/Dan Procaccino (S) def. Steph Slaw/Graham Strauss, 6-0, 6-0; Will Lynch/Billy Carangelo (S) def. Chris Winbeck/Peter Phelen, 6-1, 6-1; Nick Diecidue/Tommy Shaw (S) def. Emily Cerimele/Lauren Berrows, 6-2, 6-0.


Bangor moved to 2-0 in the Colonial League with a 4-1 league win over visiting Palmerton.

Spencer Shigo earned the Bombers' lone team point with a win in singles' play.

Palmerton slips to 0-2 on the season.

Bangor 4, Palmerton 1


Ryan Learn (B) def. Tyler Snyder 6-0, 6-0; Nick Henderson (B) def. Kevin Dayton 6-1, 6-1; Spencer Shigo (P) def. Mark Boudreau 6-2, 6-4.


Ben Hagan/Ben Lentine (B) def. Anthony Bardo/Ty Green (P) 6-4, 6-2; Vito Cortese/Kerry Reider (B) def. Hunter Roberts/Richard Roselli 8-2 proset.

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