Girls tennis: Spring-Ford dominates PAC Singles, Doubles Championship

GRATERFORD  - Spring-Ford earned three of the four semifinal singles berths in the opening round of the Pioneer Athletic Conference Girls Tennis Championships Friday at Perkiomen Valley.
The Rams’ trio of Mia Matirccino, Cady Krause and Isabel Mejia all advanced to the semis with straight set conquests in the opening and quarterfinal rounds. Matriccino and Mejia were especially dominant, posting shutouts in all four matches. Allison Root of Owen J. Roberts, the other semifinal qualifier, mirrored the efforts of Matriccino and Mejia by rolling into the semifinals behind four straight 6-0 shutouts in the first two rounds.
Shortened from its regular format and with less qualifiers because of the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed the start of the season, the doubles portion of the tournament was held in tandem with the singles event Friday.
Spring-Ford continued its impressive performance by sending its doubles team of Lucy Olsen and Emily Tiffan into the championship match against top-seeded Hana Nouaime and Alice Liang of Methacton. Nouaime/Liang reached the final with four consecutive 6-0 straight sets triumphs.
 
Pioneer Athletic Conference Girls Tennis Championship
At Perkiomen Valley
Singles-Opening Round
Mia Matirccino SF defeated Maddy Dyer UP  6-0, 6-0
Natalie Zaleski BT defeated  Razeen Akbar UM  4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Lauren Montgomery MT defeated Rachel Lilliendahl PG  6-1, 6-0
Cady Krause SF defeated Caroline Mercer PHX  6-1, 6-1
Isabel Mejia SF defeated Anany Sudarshan PV  6-0, 6-0
Victoria DeLuca PHX gets BYE/ Default 
Hope Thompson UP defeated Kiley Mangialardi PHX  6-3, 6-1
Allison Root OJR defeated Kara Bussinger BT  6-0, 6-0
Singles-Quarterfinals
Matriccino SF def. Zaleski  6-0, 6-0
Krause SF def. Montgomery  6-1, 6-3
Mejia SF def. DeLuca  6-0, 6-0
Root OJR def. Thompson  6-0, 6-0
 
Doubles-Opening Round
Cara Semach /Sonya Soeder OJR def. Wood Cadwallader BT  6-0, 6-0
Doubles-Quarterfinals
Hana Nouaime /Alice Liang MT  def Semach/ Soeder OJR  6-0, 6-0
Paige Lang / Kyla Hutchinson PG def Caroline Schwartz / Anne Absher PHX  7-6 (7), 7-5
Lucy Olsen /Emily Tiffan SF def. Sarah Cleary /M’Lynn Poulson UP 6-0, 6-0
Gracie Strohecker / Kaitlyn Murphy PV def. Reesa Glauner / Melanie Evitts UM  6-0, 6-3
Doubles-Semifinals
Nouaime / Liang M def. Lang / Hutchinson PG 6-0, 6-0
Olsen / Tiffan SF def. Strohecker / Murphy PV 6-2, 7-6 (6)