Trojans sweep past Warriors
For Montgomery Media
Wissahickon eigh was dominant — and then some — when it faced Susquehannock Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the PfAA Class AAA tournament.
The Trojans swept the Warriors 5-0. Not only did they win the team competition, they won every set – all 10 RI WKHP. 7KH finDO WDOOy for games showed Wissahickon with 61 wins against just 12 losses. That certainly TuDOLfiHs Ds D GRPLnDWLnJ performance.
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In the third singles match, Wissahickon’s Christie Cesarini logged a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Susquehannock’s Usha Baubitz.
“I like playing indoors,” said Cesarini. “It sounds better and there are less dis- tractions – like wind and sun. My forehand came out strong today. She (Baubitz) looped a lot of balls and that made me come in and take charge at the net.”
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“We knew we were the better seeded team today,” said Mustin. “In our match, we just focused on playing cleanly.”
“Our serves and returns were good today,” Fuh said. “We started strong and we stayed strong.”
In the second doubles match, the Trojans’ twosome of Darcy Horn and Stephanie Jin defeated Susquehannock’s team of Cheyenne Hess and Lucy Kalista 6-0, 6-1.
“We hit down the line well,” said Horn. “We just came to play our game.”
“Our volleys were really good in both sets today,” Jin added.
Wissahickon’s Pat Magdalinski celebrates what became the game-winning goal during Tuesday’s District One Class AAA playoff game against Springfield (D).