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ROUNDUP: Lady Warriors push defending champion Blue Knights

Defending state champion Wyoming Seminary remained unbeaten, but Wyoming Area continued to show its major improvement Monday when the two met in a Wyoming Valley Conference girls tennis match.

Jophie Li and Addison Priebe pulled out a three-set match at first doubles to help Wyoming Seminary emerge with a 3-2 victory.

The Blue Knights, the No. 1 Small School in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Girls Tennis Power Rankings of District 2 teams, improved to 4-0.

Wyoming Area, which moved into the rankings this week as the No. 4 team, is 2-1. The Lady Warriors have all seven starters back from last season’s 6-7 team, which made a big step up from going 1-9-1 in 2020.

“It was a great match to watch,” Wyoming Seminary coach Raphael Cooper said. “Both teams courageously battled the heat and each other. This will be a game we look back on and learn so much from.

“It was a great opportunity for parents and fans to see some great competitive tennis as well. This is what team tennis is all about.”

Ella Kyrpel and Lisa Martens provided Wyoming Seminary with its other points at first and third singles.

Krypel won, 6-0, 6-0.

Martens defeated Ava Vacula, 6-3, 6-3.

Wyoming Area got points from Jocelyn Williams and Jillian Graham-Erica Gilligan.

Williams rallied past Maya Rosenthal, 0-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, at second singles. Graham-Gilligan defeated Elisabeth Moyels-Sarah Connors, 7-6 (8-6), 6-3.

In other WVC matches: Dallas shut out Holy Redeemer, 5-0; Crestwood edged MMI Prep, 3-2; Hazleton Area shut out Hanover Area, 5-0; and Tunkhannock beat Wyoming Valley West, 3-2.

Sophia DePolo won, 6-0, 6-0, at second singles as Dallas won every match in straight sets in the WVC’s other meeting of unbeaten and ranked teams.

Danielle Konnick, Haily Yakus, Chloe Dudick-Abby Quinnin and Natalie Vincelli-Sam Alaimo earned the other points as Dallas dropped just 13 games in 10 sets and did not allow any set to go beyond 6-3.

MMI Prep won the first two singles spots, but Crestwood took the remaining points.

Crestwood’s Julia Glowacki-Olivia Jardine won, 6-0, 6-0, at second doubles.

Ella Richards and Madison Van Gorden-Samantha Olszyk won the other points for Crestwood.

MMI Prep’s Kendall Orozco defeated Hannah Ziegler, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2, at first singles.

Ava Genetti won second singles in straight sets.

City rivals met in the Lackawanna League with West Scranton sweeping doubles to defeat Scranton, 4-1.

Isabella Gigliotti-Celia Emiliani won, 6-0, 6-0, at first doubles and Ally Anderson-Ell Frounfelker won, 6-1, 6-0, at second doubles.

Gabrielle Chantiloupe came from behind to defeat Scranton’s Maia Philbin, 4-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1), in a lengthy first singles match.

West Scranton’s Mia Butka won at second singles and Scranton’s Tejshree Patel won at third singles.

The other five Lackawanna League matches all ended in 5-0 shutouts.

Abington Heights defeated Honesdale, Delaware Valley topped Montrose, Scranton Prep blanked Dunmore, North Pocono beat Holy Cross and Valley View defeated Western Wayne.

Rina Hanumali and Sona Hanumali, at second and third singles, and Hanna Adonizio-Faith Bennett, at first doubles, posted 6-0, 6-0 wins for Abington Heights, the unbeaten, defending champion, which is ranked first in the Super Six among Big Schools.


Michael Lugiano shot even-par, 36 while leading Lake-Lehman to a 151-180 victory over Berwick Golf Club in a Wyoming Valley Conference Class 2A Division match.

The Black Knights, the top-ranked Small School team in the Riverfront Sports Super Six Power Rankings of District 2 teams, remained undefeated.

Eli Ropietski added a 37, Cael Ropietski a 38 and Charlie Weidner a 40.

Kale Knorr led Berwick with a 43.

Holy Redeemer defeated Nanticoke, 159-189, in the other WVC Class 2A match.

Gavin June and Cole Schirg swept the middle foursome to lead Lackawanna Trail past Blue Ridge, 7-2, in a Lackawanna League Class 2A Division match.

Scranton Prep remained unbeaten by shutting out Lakeland, 9-0.

In other Lackawanna Class 2A Division matches: Forest City defeated Old Forge, 6-3; Mid Valley topped Mountain View, 7½-1½; and Holy Cross beat crosstown rival Dunmore, 5½-3½.

Honesdale defeated Delaware Valley, 7-2, and Wallenpaupack beat Scranton, 8-1, in Lackawanna Class 3A matches.


Kylie Zaleski shot a 42 on the Shadowbrook Golf Resort back nine and Jackie Martin added a 44 as Tunkhannock defeated Elk Lake, 136-171, in a non-league match.


Nicholas Ciampi and Kendall Heck scored two goals each as Wyoming Area shut out rival Pittston Area, 6-0.

In other games: Wyoming Seminary defeated Wyoming Valley West, 4-2, and Saucon Valley topped Crestwood, 5-1.


Amira Pirrone made 13 saves and Isabella Bennett scored in the second half as Holy Redeemer downed Wilkes-Barre Area, 1-0, in a non-league game.

In other games: Wyoming Area edged Scranton Prep, 3-2; Western Wayne defeated Hanover Area, 6-1; Nanticoke defeated Hazleton Area, 3-1; Lake-Lehman edged Wyoming Valley West, 3-2; and North Pocono shut out Scranton, 5-0.

Halle Kranson’s two second-half goals opened a three-goal lead for Wyoming Area.

Kylie Reed scored twice for Western Wayne.

Neveah Baran scored two first-half goals for Nanticoke.


Susquehanna swept Hanover Area, 25-20, 25-10, 25-12, in a non-league match.

Marian Catholic defeated Hazleton Area, 25-16, 25-19, 21-25, 25-9.


Dallas, Wallenpaupack and Lake-Lehman posted shutouts in non-league games.

Dallas routed Berwick, 10-0.

Wallenpaupack, over Delaware Valley, and Lake-Lehman, over Central Columbia, each won 1-0 games.

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