Tro­jans sweep past War­riors

The Ambler Gazette - - LETTERS - By Denny Dyroff

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.

With the con­vinc­ing win in Tues­day’s match at the Alden Pavilion at ie­gacy vTE (vouth Tennis and Ed­u­ca­tion) Cen­ter in the East Falls sec­tion of Philadel­phia, the Tro­jans ad­vance to a state TuDrWHrfinDO PDWFK )rLGDy DW the eershey Rac­quet Club. Their op­po­nents in “Choco­late Town” will be Dis­trict Seven run­ner-up Shady Side Academy, which knocked off Obama Academy 5-0 Tues­day in Pitts­burgh.

,n firsW sLnJOHs, 0DurHHn Devlin posted a 6-1, 7-5 win over the War­riors’ hatie Wag­ner while her sis­ter hather­ine Devlin de­feated Adri­anna Bu­las 6-0, 6-1 in sec­ond sin­gles.

“,n WKH firsW sHW , FDPH RuW pretty strong,” said Maureen Devlin. “f dom­i­nated more and my serve was on. f wanted to go more to her back­hand be­cause her fore­hand was re­ally on.

“fn the sec­ond set, she stepped it up. f got down 4-3 so f had to come back. f just had to keep go­ing to her back­hand.”

“My serve worked pretty wHOO LQ WKH fiUVW VHW DQG WKDW JDvH PH WKH FRQ­fiGHQFH WR VHUvH wHOO in the sec­ond,” Katherine Devlin said. “I hit a lot of cross­court an­gles. I tried to move her to keep points shorter.”

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.”

7KH fiUVW GRuEOHV PDWFK be­longed to Wis­sahickon’s team of Danielle Mustin and Kath­leen Fuh. They knocked off the War­riors’ duo of Caro­line Ves­per and Chelsea Sim­mers 6-1, 6-0.

“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.

Mont­gomery Me­dia / BOB RAINES

Wis­sahickon’s Pat Mag­dalin­ski cel­e­brates what be­came the game-win­ning goal dur­ing Tues­day’s Dis­trict One Class AAA play­off game against Spring­field (D).

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