Bears fall in opener opener
Tegan Durishin of Lehighton returns a shot to C.J. Penunia of East Stroudsburg North during Friday's Mountain Valley Conference tennis match. Durishin rolled to a straight set victory.
Pleasant Valley dropped its softball opener on Friday.
Pleasant Valley - Bethlehem Catholic
Bethlehem Catholic opened the season with a bang, scoring eight runs in the first en route to a 13-6 non-league victory over Pleasant Valley.
Jean Markovic went three-for-three and scored two runs for Bethlehem Catholic (1-0) while Joelle Morey added a two-run home run.
Kelci Jones had a double and knocked in two runs for the Bears (0-1) in the loss.
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Beth. Cath. 801 013 x - 13 14 2
Correll and Shaneburger; Morey and Markovich. W - Morey, L - Correll.
ES North - Lehighton
East Stroudsburg North rolled to an early-season Mountain Valley Conference victory over Lehighton, 5-2.
Tegan Durishin picked up a singles win for the Indians, defeating the Timberwolves' C.J. Penunia 6-2, 7-5. Michael Perkins and Kurt Heideck also picked up a win in doubles action for Lehighton, defeating North's Zach Van Winkle and Joe Betro, 8-6.
ES North 5, Lehighton 2
Will Kyaw (ESN) def. Peter Phelan 6-2, 6-0; Gilbert Joson (ESN) def. Chris Windbeck 7-6 (11-9), 6-1; Tegan Durishin (LEH) def. C.J. Penunia 6-2, 7-5.
Michael Perkins/Kurt Heideck (LEH) def. Zach Van Winkle/Joe Betro 8-6; Adam Haelsig/Isaac Schefer (ESN) def. Lauren Burrows/Emily Cerimele 6-1, 6-4; Aaron Aquiles/Collin Graner (ESN) def. Gerardo Puerto/Spence David 6-7 (7-5), 6-2, 7-5.
Notre Dame (G.P.) took all three singles matches to narrowly defeat Palmerton in Colonial League action, 3-2.
The Bombers swept the doubles action, with Tony Gardo and Rich Roselli and Hunter Roberts and Seth Andress picking up wins for Palmerton.
Michael Antonie (NDGP) def. Tyler Snyder 6-0, 6-0; Francesco Mowrey (NDGP) def. Spencer Shigo 6-2, 6-3; Giovanni Mowrey (NDGP) def. Kevin Dayton 6-0, 6-0.
Tony Gardo/Rich Roselli (P) def. Saul Zhang/Brady Friend 6-3, 6-4; Hunter Roberts/Seth Andress (P) def. Anderson Kang/Chase Kook 8-3.