Bax­ter-Vel cap­ture doubles ti­tle

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS -

Top seed Amanda Bax­ter and Iswarya Vel lost just three games in two matches as they rolled to the ti­tle in the Ch­esMont League Na­tional Divi­sion Girls Ten­nis Doubles Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day.

Top seed Amanda Bax­ter and Iswarya Vel lost just three games in two matches as they rolled to the ti­tle in the Ches-Mont League Na­tional Divi­sion Girls Ten­nis Doubles Cham­pi­onship on Satur­day at West Ch­ester Hen­der­son.

In the semi­fi­nals, the duo de­feated team­mates Jes­sica Liu and Han­nah Bax­ter, 6-0, 6-1. On the other side, the sev­enth-seeded team of Olivia Davis and Is­abel De Cecco con­tin­ued their un­der­dog run by up­end­ing Downingtown West’s top team Holly Koons and Lilly Shi, 6-2, 6-3.

The Cin­derella run will end in the fi­nal, how­ever, as Bax­ter and Vel won the crown, 6-0, 6-2.

In the con­so­la­tion, for a trip to districts, Koons and Shi downed Han­nah Bax­ter and Liu, 6-3, 6-2. Grif­fith ad­vanced to the fi­nal with a 5-7, 6-4, 7-5 tri­umph of Rad­nor’s Grace Hed­er­ick and Jes­sica Lin.

Rachel DiRico scored two firsthalf goals to lift the Pi­o­neers in the non­league con­test. Colleen Bald­win and maeve Re­gan com­bined for 16 saves.

Emily Wurzel scored for the Cougars. McCann added seven aces and 10 as­sists.

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