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Punxsutawney Advances in D9 Class 2A Team Tennis; Villa Maria Continues Perfect Run

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Punxsutawney, the No. 4 seed in the District 9 Class 2A girls team tennis tournament, knocked off No. 5 seed Elk County Catholic 4-1 on Thursday.

The Chucks swept all three singles matches, as Chloe Presloid won by forfeit, Emily McMahan beat Lydia Anderson 6-3, 6-0 and Brooke Skarbeck topped Gina Bush in three sets, 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.

In doubles, Punxsy’s Hannah Pearce and Chloe Aul were a 7-5, 7-5 winner over Rachael Wolfe and Megan Emmert

ECC picked up its win at No. 2 singles as Josie VanAlstine and Melinda Gradi beat Hailey Smith and Alexia Matt 1-6, 6-1, 7-5.

With the win, the Chucks advance to play top seed St. Marys on Oct. 13. Brockway and Clearfield will meet in the other semifinal, also on Oct. 13.


ERIE, Pa. – Villa improved to 17-0 with a hard-fought 3-2 win over McDowell.

The Victors got wins at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, as Anna Poranski earned a 6-1, 6-1 win over Nabiah Bhatti and Annie Prichard topped Marla Minchelli, 6-1, 6-0. At No. 3 singles, McDowell’s Emma Heinlein beat Sophia Glance, 6-3, 7-6.

At No. 1 doubles, Villa’s Abby Consiglio and Margaret Prichard beat Lina Warrior and Abby Idzik, 6-0, 6-2. At No. 2 doubles, McDowell’s Tia Jain and Rosa Simon bested Lilli Beuchart and Sofia Falvo, 6-1, 6-4.

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