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Today in NEPA Sports Nation, 8/26

Thursday is the first full day of the Lackawanna League girls tennis season.

Defending District 2 Class 3A champion Abington Heights opens its season at home against Delaware Valley.

Delaware Valley finished last season at .500 both in the league and overall. It opens the season ranked fourth among Big Schools in the Riverfront Sports Girls Tennis Super Six Power Rankings.

Abington Heights, the top-ranked Big School, went 13-1 to place second in the league and was 15-2 overall last season.

The match is scheduled for 4 p.m.

There is one other match between ranked teams. Wallenpaupack, which opens in fifth among Big Schools, is at Valley View, which is fourth among Small Schools.

None of the seven openers matches two teams that had winning records last season.

There has been just one Lackawanna League match played to date, North Pocono’s 5-0 win over Mid Valley Tuesday. Mid Valley is home against Scranton.

Holy Redeemer, which was 10-1 to finish second last season, opens its Wyoming Valley Conference season at Berwick. The Lady Bulldogs were 6-4 last season and already won their opener, 5-0, over Wilkes-Barre Area.

There is also another full day of golf matches scheduled, including Forest City’s return to Lackawanna League competition at defending champion Montrose in Division 4. The Foresters sat out last season for COVID-19 precautions.

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