White wins MVC singles title
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Jon White returns a shot during the Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament. White captured the title at No. 1 singles.
Pleasant Valley's Jon White captured the No. 1 singles title at the Mountain Valley Conference tennis championships, held this past weekend.
The host Bears also finished second in the team scoring.
MVC Tennis Tournament
Pleasant Valley's Jon White earned the No. 1 singles title at the annual Mountain Valley Conference tennis tournament.
White was the top seed and earned a bye into the semifinal round. He defeated East Stroudsburg South's Luke Cason, 8-0, in the semis before cruising to an 8-0 decision over Zach Von Zup of Pocono Mountain East in the finals.
The Bears, who finished second in the team standings behind PM East, also received runner-up places from Jon Walmach at No. 2 and Stevie Berry at No. 3.
Lehighton's Tegan Durishin captured the No. 3 title, defeating Berry by an 8-3 score in the finals. Durishin downed Curtis Keefer of East Stroudsburg South in the quarterfinal round, 8-6, before posting an 8-6 victory over Stroudsburg's Brian Smith in the semis.
In doubles action, the Pleasant Valley duos of Jeff Olah and Noah Soltis (No. 3 doubles) and James Isinski and Eric Galante (No. 4 doubles) both copped third place.
No. 1 Singles
1. Jon White (PV), 2. Zach VonZup (PME), 3. Will Kyaw (ESN), 4. Luke Cason (ESS).
N. 2 Singles
1. Maxwell Kenny (PME), 2. Jon Walmach (PV), 3. Danny Procaccino (Str), 4. Gilbert Joson (ESN).
N. 3 Singles
1. Tegan Durishin (LHS), 2. Stevie Berry (PV), 3. Brian Smith (Str), 4. Andrew O'Malley (PME).
No. 2 Doubles
1. Billy Carangelo/Will Lynch (Str), Kevin Wotring/Vince Clemson (PME), 3. Erik Ammerman/Brandon Percey (PV), 4. Ruzwane Sarkar/Lucas Mercado (PMW).
No. 3 Doubles
1. Andy Hendry/Connor Cassady (Str), 2. Steven Duecy/Saif Kaleem (PME), 3. Jeff Olah/Noah Soltis (PV), 4. Christian Horvath/Jason Horvath (PMW).
No. 4 Doubles
1. Kyler Ruvane/Suhail Kaleem (PME), 2. Corbin Buff/Jacob Rubin (Str), 3. James Osinski/Eric Galante (PV), 4. Joel Crespo/Aaron Aguiles (ESN).
Final Team Standings
1. Pocono Mountain East 24, 2. Pleasant Valley 22, 3. Stroudsburg 20, 4. East Stroudsburg North 7, 5. Lehighton 5, 6. Pocono Mountain West 4, East Stroudsburg South 2.
Lehighton pulled out an easy 8-1 non-league win over Panther Valley behind the strong pitching of Thatcher David.
David collected seven strikeouts in six innings. Jacen Nalesnik went 3-for-4 and knocked in two runs while Jordan Knappenberger added a pair of hits.
Panther Valley had four hits in the loss, dropping them to 0-6 on the season. Lehighton, which won its fourth straight game, improved to 6-2.
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Lehighton 200 123 x - 8 11 2
Stano and Goida; David and Nalesnik. W - David. L - Stano.
Hamburg snapped Tamaqua's six-game winning streak, shutting out the Raiders 5-0 in a non-league contest.
Matt Roberts had two hits for Tamaqua (7-2).
Fry paced Hamburg with a double, triple, two runs scored and an RBI.
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Hamburg 104 000 x - 5 8 0
Zehner, Hartung (6) and Roberts, Matsago (5); Cominsky and Lenkewicz. W - Cominsky. L - Zehner.
Sophie Everett had a big day at the plate to help lead Lehighton to a 17-2 non-league win over Panther Valley.
Everett smacked a home run in the first inning and finished the day 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs scored.
Jill Guzenski added two hits and knocked in a pair of runs, while Hannah Binyon gained the pitching win.
For the Panthers, Sam Zlock had a hit and RBI.
The Indians improved to 2-6 while PV dropped to 1-7.
Panther Valley 011 0 - 2 4 1
Lehighton 563 3 - 17 10 8
Zlock and Rodriguez; Binyon and Hunsicker. W - Binyon. L - Zlock. HR: Lehighton - Everett (1st).
Despite taking an early 2-0 lead, Northwestern dropped a 5-2 non-league decision to East Stroudsburg South.
The Lady Cavaliers scored four runs in the crucial fifth inning to come from behind for the win.
Northwestern falls to 4-5 overall, while the Cavs improve to 3-6 on the season.
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ES South 001 040 x - 5 9 2
Catasauqua built a big lead early and cruised to a 9-4 non-league win over Tamaqua.
The Roughies, led by three hits from both Erika Lebron and Paige Kogelman, jumped out to a 7-0 start after two innings.
The Raiders (3-6) received a pair of hits from Taylor Fritz and a two-run double from Alyssa Gerhard.
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Ayasche, Madison (4) and Matos; Pederson, Dietrich (7) and Sassaman. W - Ayasche. L - Pederson.
Central Catholic-Jim Thorpe
Allentown Central Catholic rolled to a 5-0 victory over Jim Thorpe.
The Vikings won all three singles matches in straight sets, losing just six games.
The Olympian doubles team of Matt Miller and Dave Castro nearly avoided the shutout, dropping a tight 2-6, 7-5, 6-7 (3) decision at No.2 doubles.
Allentown Central Catholic 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Dan Schoenborn (ACC) def. Kyle Bacher 6-0 6-0; Gabriel Vebz (ACC) def. Dalton Becker 6-1, 6-3; Trevor Grigeruk (ACC) def. Avery Magill 6-2, 6-0.
Mike Gordon/Shawn Regan (ACC) def. Kyle Lawrence/Shane Bleicher-Otto 6-3, 6-2; David Romero/Craig Peoples (ACC) def. Matt Miller/Dave Castro 6-2, 5-7, 7-6 (3).