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ROUNDUP: Dallas boys tennis, Crestwood boys lax win openers

The Dallas boys tennis team and Crestwood boys lacrosse team opened Wyoming Valley Conference title defenses with victories Friday.

Other boys tennis teams already had their seasons underway while Friday was the first day for baseball, softball, boys volleyball and boys and girls lacrosse. Other events in those sports were non-league contests, but Crestwood played in the one WVC boys lacrosse opener.

Some of Friday’s highlights around District 2 sports:


Dallas, the top-ranked team in the season-opening Riverfront Sports Elite Eight Boys Tennis Power Rankings of District 2 teams, dropped just one game in six sets of singles while defeating Wyoming Area, 5-0, in its opener.

Brothers Kyle and Tucker Chesman won, 6-0, 6-0, at the first two singles spots.

Lucas Carver and the doubles teams of Lucas DeRome-Mihur Mukul and Jon Forencio-Artem Smagin also won in straight sets.

Wyoming Seminary improved to 2-0 in the WVC by shutting out MMI Prep, which had been off to a 2-0 start, in a meeting of ranked teams.

Ben Ziegler, Jeremy Han and Yicheng Li won in singles while Ryan Chun-Marco Magnotta and Will Snowdon-Park Mosley won in doubles. MMI Prep players won at least a game in every set but every match was decided in straight sets.

Crestwood defeated Tunkhannock, 3-2, in a match that left both WVC teams with 1-1 records.

Two of the matches went to straight sets include in second singles where Scott Lenio pulled out a 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 victory or the Comets.

Tommy Biscotti and the second doubles team of Braiden Fallbright-Noah Ceklosky provided the other points for Crestwood.

Zak Keiser won 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles while Kaleb Gruver-Elijah Goglin won in three sets at No. 1 doubles for Tunkhannock.

Second-ranked Abington Heights and fifth-ranked Valley View became the first two District 2 teams to reach 4-0 by posting Lackawanna League victories.

Abington Heights defeated Honesdale for its fourth straight 5-0 victory.

Valley View shut out Western Wayne, 5-0.


Crestwood was challenged in its opener, defeating North Pocono, 6-4, in the only WVC game.

The Comets were the top-ranked team in the final Riverfront Sports Boys Lacrosse Power Rankings of last season. This season’s initial rankings have not yet been revealed.

Crestwood got one goal apiece from six different players in the opener.

Aiden Evans scored two goals while Will Pickarski had a goal and an assist for North Pocono.

Crestwood led 4-2 at halftime and held North Pocono scoreless in the fourth quarter after the Trojans had closed to within 5-4.

Jack Herron had seven goals and three assists to lead Wyoming Seminary past visiting Danville, 17-9, in a non-league game.

Matt Swartz added five goals and two assists, Quinn Kelly made 15 saves and Gabe DeLuna and Richie DeLuna combined to win 16 of their 18 faceoffs.


Leadoff hitter Madison Maloney went 4-for-5 with two doubles, four runs and four RBI as defending District 2 Class 5A champion West Scranton opened with a 20-1, four-inning rout at Wilkes-Barre Area.

The Lady Invaders scored seven runs in the top of the first.

Gianna Russo went had a home run, triple and five RBI.

Mia Butka tossed a three-hitter with seven strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI.

Ava Hudak homered as Lake-Lehman defeated Berwick, 6-3.

Kirsten Finarelli went 3-for-4 with a triple while Lucy Honeywell was 2-for-3 with a double.


Delaware Valley used an eight-run bottom of the fourth to rally past defending District 2 Class 4A champion Lake-Lehman, 10-4.

Quinn Curabba led the Warriors with a double and three RBI.


Friday’s District 2 scoreboard:

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