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Classics advance to Hershey

Pictured above: Scranton Prep’s Alyssa Wigley from a District 2 tournament match. (Tony Callaio Photo)

By Tom Robinson,

CLARKS SUMMIT – Scranton Prep remained unbeaten in doubles on the season and No. 1 singles player Alyssa Wigley provided the clinching point Tuesday morning as the Classics advanced to the state quarterfinals in Hershey with a 5-0 shutout of District 11 champion Moravian Academy in a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 2A girls tennis team tournament match.

The unbeaten Classics locked up the first two points by winning both doubles matches in straight sets.

Wigley then defeated Francesca Bartolacci, 6-3, 6-3, to clinch the first-round win.

With the team outcome already decided, the other two singles matches were completed, but with altered formats. No. 2 singles played a 10-point tiebreaker and No. 3 singles, where the third set was already underway, went with no-advantage scoring for the rest of the match.

The state quarterfinals will be played Friday at the Hershey Indoor Racquet Club. The semifinals and finals are scheduled for Saturday.

Cumberland Valley 4, Abington Heights 1

Rina Hanumali provided the only Abington Heights point at No. 2 singles during the Class 3A match that completed the doubleheader at the Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Center.

At the time her match finished, Hanumali created a 1-1 tie in the team score.

The No. 1 doubles team of Hanna Adonizio-Faith Bennett extend their match to a third set and No. 3 singles payer Sona Hanumali took the first set to a tiebreaker.

Full results from both matches:


Cumberland Valley 4, Abington Heights 1

No. 1 singles – Riya Srinivas, Cumberland Valley, over Susan Arp, 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2 singles – Rina Hanumali, Abington Heights, over Ashley Ross, 6-1, 6-0.

No. 3 singles – Varnika Udhayakumar, Cumberland Valley, over Sona Hanumali, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3.

No. 1 doubles – Megha Lomada-Pranavi Surapeneni, Cumberland Valley, over Hanna Adonizio-Faith Bennett, 6-1, 3-6, 6-2.

No. 2 doubles – Jahnavi Kotapati-Riya Datta, Cumberland Valley, over Bernie Mullin-Mary Booth, 6-2, 6-4.


Scranton Prep 5, Moravian Academy 0

No. 1 singles – Alyssa Wigley, Scranton Prep, over Francesca Bartolacci, 6-3, 6-3.

No. 2 singles – Leelah Farrell, Scranton Prep, over Yan Yu, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, 10-5.

No. 3 singles – Emma Cuck, Scranton Prep, over Laura Li, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.

No. 1 doubles – Annie Johnson-Gisele Falzone, Scranton Prep, over Evania Raskapur-Sunny Chen, 6-0, 6-1.

No. 2 doubles – Ella Cohen-Grace Devine, Scranton Prep, over Chloee Dahi-India Debbage, 7-6 (7-4), 6-1.

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