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MONDAY ROUNDUP: Road teams rule in WVC boys tennis openers

Road teams won all four matches Monday when the Wyoming Valley Conference boys tennis season opened.

MMI Prep, Wyoming Area, Wyoming Seminary and Tunkhannock posted the wins.

After having a losing record last year, MMI Prep opened its season with a 3-2 victory over Crestwood, which finished in second place.

MMI Prep won in the first two singles spots and at number-one doubles during a competitive match in which every point was decided in straight sets but there were no 6-0 sets and only two 6-1 sets.

Thomas Mayarnik and Xavier Bleiler posted the singles wins while Kyle Kocon-Reed Floryshak won in doubles.

Crestwood’s points were earned by Tommy Biscotti and the doubles team of Braiden Fallbright-Noah Cecklosky.

MMI Prep was 3-5 a year ago. Crestwood went 8-1.

In other WVC openers: Wyoming Area edged Wilkes-Barre Area, 3-2, Wyoming Seminary downed Berwick, 4-1; and Tunkhannock shut out Hazleton Area, 5-0.

Wyoming Area won with depth, taking third singles and first doubles along with receiving the second doubles point by forfeit.

Michael Hanel and Stanley Shimko won the first two singles points, 6-0, 6-0, for the Wolfpack.

Sean Burke rallied from dropping the first set, 6-1, at third singles.

Gabe Cable and Braidon Kostik won at first doubles.

Berwick took No. 1 singles, but Wyoming Seminary won the other points in straight sets.

Vaughn Kutish won 6-0, 6-0 at second singles while the doubles teams of Marco Magnotta-Yicheng Li and William Snowdon-Parker Mosley each dropped just one game.

Ryan Chun won at third singles.

The Berwick point came when Brandon Turowski defeated Ben Ziegler, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.

The Lackawanna League, which had started last week, had five matches, including Abington Heights shutting out West Scranton, 5-0, in a match between teams that had both won their openers.

Valley View downed Scranton, 4-1, to match the Comets at 2-0.

Defending champion Scranton Prep opened with a 4-1 victory over Holy Cross.

In the other matches: Wallenpaupack defeated Dunmore, 4-1, and Delaware Valley edged Honesdale, 3-2, to bounce back from opening losses.

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