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ROUNDUP: Berwick wins on road

Berwick won the first two singles positions and the No. 1 doubles match Thursday while beating host Crestwood, 3-2, in a Class 3A quarterfinal as the District 2 boys tennis team tournament got underway.

The fifth-seeded Bulldogs picked up all three of their team points against the fourth-seeded Comets in straight-set victories, but two of the matches had sets go to tiebreakers.

Issac Gerkin rolled to a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 1 singles.

Ben Yard topped Noah Ceklosky, 7-6 (7-5), 6-2 at No. 2 singles.

The team of Ben Carro-Liam Welch fought past Sean Rossi-Braiden Fallbright, 7-5, 7-6 (7-5).

Crestwood got straight-set victories from Scott Lenio at No. 3 singles and Aaron Kogoy-Will Savner at No. 2 doubles.

The match was one of three Class 3A quarterfinals played Thursday.

Unbeaten Abington Heights, the top seed and defending champion, shut out Wilkes-Barre Area.

No. 2 singles player Sam Christman and the doubles teams of Luke Morgan-Liam Farrell and Manan Pancholy-Mike Klamp combined to drop just one game in six sets.

The Comets picked up a point by default at third singles and had the lead at first singles when the match was halted.

Valley View beat Scranton, 4-1, in the other Thursday quarterfinal, then Delaware Valley completed the field with a 5-0 shutout of West Scranton Friday.

Those results set the Tuesday 1 p.m. semifinals at Kirby Park. Berwick (7-5) will face Abington Heights (14-0) while third-seeded Valley View (12-3) faces second-seeded Delaware Valley (11-3).

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