Wyoming Seminary claims title for District 2 Women’s Team Tennis, Class 2A


Wilkes-Barre – Third singles player Victoria Martinez and first doubles teams Margaret Miharic and Dominique Delio win the semi-finals and final at Kirby Park on Thursday, placing Wyoming Seminar in District 2 at the top of women’s tennis in class 2A.

The Wyoming Valley conference champions Blue Knights are taking revenge for confusing same-round losses last season, crushing Riverside 3-2 in the semifinals before defeating defending champion Scranton Prep 3-0 in the final. In doing so, I remained undefeated.

Maria Norte-Victoria Smrowitz’s second doubles team provided another point in the semifinals before Ella Klipel won the final, scoring the first point in the second single at Wyoming Seminary.

Martinez hadn’t played in a team tennis tournament before coming to Spain at the end of the summer, but the key to deciding if the Blue Knights will go ahead or if the season will end as there is. is one year old. I participated in the match.

Due to the great depth of Wyoming Seminary, the team was right and very confident in doubles. Riverside’s top two solo players, the former state solo champion and the two-time state bronze player, clearly became favorites with these two points.

This left a spotlight on Martinez.

“You can’t wrap your head,” Martinez said. “It’s really huge. I always wanted to take this opportunity to create a team like it is now.

“So I’m really grateful and want to do my best for the next game. “

Wyoming Seminary will advance to the first round of the PIAA tournament at the District 2 venue, which will face District 11 champion Moravian Academy on October 29.

Her teammates informed Martinez where she was in the semifinals.

“The first two singles are really difficult with (by the river) and doubles. We are a good double team so I was confident it would really work, ”said Martinez. “So it was up to me to do my best and move this team forward. “

Martinez beat state bronze medalist Bella Anisca 6-3, 6-0 in doubles.

“With Victoria’s power, especially three, we can’t match her,” said Rafael Cooper, head coach of the Blue Knights. “He was on display today.

Martinez said he felt a lot more relaxed during the district finals as the team had more chances to score points elsewhere.

As Cooper pointed out, the two teams’ games against the fourth-seeded Lady Vikes and then the second-seeded Classics have played out in different ways.

“It was fun seeing these teams by the river and getting ready. It was two completely different games, ”said Cooper. “When we play against the Riverside team, we have a state champion who will be in first place. It will be really hard. “

Wyoming Seminary quickly passed the final, with Klipel, Martinez and Miharic-Delayo all winning straight sets after winning 6-0 in the first set.

The Blue Knights led the other two games, both of which were called off after the results were decided.

Scranton Prep defeated Dallas 3-0 in the semifinals.

Crestwood also fell in the Class 3A semifinals, losing to North Pocono 3-0 and Abington Heights 3-0 in the final.

Abington Heights won the semi-finals 3-1 in a rematch of last season’s final against West Scranton.

District 2 Women’s Tennis Team Championship

Class 2A Final

Wyoming Seminary 3, Scranton Preparation 0

Singles: SEM Ilana Rosenthal led Alyssa Wigley 6-1, 3-1 when the game was called off. Ella Krypel, SEM, def. Annie Johnson, 6-0, 6-4; Victoria Martinez, SEM, def. Farrell back, 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Margaret Miharic-Dominican Delayo, SEM, bat. Ella Cohen / Sofia Flores-Weidner, 6-0, 6-2; Maria Norte-Victoria Smrowitz, SEM leads Sarah Aubrey-Grace Devin 7-5, 1-1 when the game is called down.

Semi-final class 2A

Wyoming Seminary 3, Riverside 2

Singles: Karissa Ghigiarelli, RIV, def. Ilana Rosenthal, 6-1, 6-1; Madeline DeFaber-Schumacher, RIV, def. Ella Crippel, 6-0, 6-0; Victoria Martinez, SEM, def. Bella Aniska, 6-3, 6-0. Doubles: Margaret Miharic-Dominican Delayo, SEM, bat. Fullback Pfeiffer-Elizabeth Ohora, 6-0, 6-1; Maria Nolte-Victoria Smulowitz, SEM, def. Paige Olanovich-Madelyn Perfilio, 6-1, 6-0.

Preparation Scranton 3, Dallas 0

Singles: Alyssa Wigley, SP, def. Caroline Starrard, 6-0, 6-0; When the game was called off, DAL’s Wally Flynn led Annie Johnson 6-2, 3-5. Leelah Farrell, SP, def. Audrey Del Gaudio, 6-0, 6-1. Doubles: Ella Cohen / Sophia Flores-Widener, SP, Dani Conic-Janet Federici, 6-2, 3-1 when the game is called off. Sarah Aubrey-Grace Devin, SP, def. Danielle Blessner-Chloe Dudick, 6-1, 6-1.

Semi-final class 3A

North Pocono 3, Crestwood 0

Singles: Hannah Ziegler, CRE, Reed, Julie Schreiber, 6-3, 1-4, when the game is called off. When the game was called off, Madison Schreiber and NP led Megan McLaughlin 6-2, 0-2. Paris Sarak, NP, def. Shannon Griffith, 6-2, 6-0. Doubles: Maddie Carney-Nora Pencek, NP, beat. Olivia Richards-Sydney Bruno, 6-0, 6-1; Shivani Patel-Erasalak, NP, def. Samantha Orsik-Madison Vangoden, 6-2, 6-0.

Wyoming Seminary claims title for District 2 Women’s Team Tennis, Class 2A

Wyoming Seminary claims title for District 2 Women’s Team Tennis, Class 2A

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