Girls tennis: Spring-Ford sends 3 to PAC singles semifinals

GRATERFORD – Spring-Ford had three players advance to the semifinal round of the Pioneer Athletic Conference girls tennis singles championship Friday at Perkiomen Valley.
 
No. 3 seed Cady Krause, (5) Isabel Mejia and (8) Riley Burke all reached the final four, with Burke pulling off the biggest upset – a 6-4, 7-6 (4) triumph over top-seeded Nadja Townsend of Perkiomen Valley in the quarterfinals.
 
The other semifinalist is second-seeded Veronica Marinari of Pope John Paul II. Marinari moved on after posting a 6-2, 6-4 quarterfinal victory over Pottsgrove’s unseeded Jaelynn Kennedy.
 
The tournament concludes Saturday at Perk Valley with semifinal, championship and consolation rounds beginning at 9 am.
 
Pioneer Athletic Conference
Girls Tennis Singles Championship
At Perkiomen Valley
1. - Nadja Townsend - PV #1
2. - Veronica Marinari - PJP #1
3. - Cady Krause - SF#1
4. - Mya Krueger - PG #1
5.- Isabel Mejia - SF#2
6. - Rhea Desai - UM#1
7. - Karen Li - MT#1
8. - Riley Burke - SF#3
 
First round:
Sonya Soeder OJR#2 def. Catherine Rieg PHX#1    9-8 (3)
Gracie Strohecker PV#3 def. Amanda Wang MT#2    8-1
Riley Burke SF#3 def. Michelle Richter PHX#2    8-0
Isabel Mejia SF#2 def. Kay Mahon PV#2    8-2
Skyler Gionfriddo UP#2 def. Anna Vogel NT#1    8-5
Claire Wilson UM#2 def. Sierra Everett OJR#3    8-2
Mya Krueger PG#1 def. Kara Bussinger BT#2    8-3
Cady Krause SF#1 def. Abby Parson PT#1    8-2
Irene Bijou MT#3 def Lien  Nguyen OJR#1    8-0
Grace Myers PG#2 def. Maddy Gochnauer UP#1    8-2
Rhea Desai UM#1 def. Maggie Christianson PJP#2    8-3
Karen Li MT#1 def. Tess Crossan PJP#3    8-0
Jaelynn Kennedy PG#3 def. Jessica Piccari NT#2    8-0
Abby Green BT#1 def. Naomi Parson PT#2  8-3
 
Second Round:
Nadja Townsend PV#1 def. S. Soeder OJR#2    8-0
R. Burke SF#3 def. G. Strohecker PV#3    8-1
I. Mejia SF#2 def. S. Gionfriddo UP#2    8-0
M. Krueger PG#1 def. C. Wilson UM#2    8-2
C. Krause SF#1 def. I. Bijou MT#3    8-5
R. Desai UM#! def. G. Myers PG#2    8-2
J. Kennedy PG#3 def. K. Li MT#1    8-5
V. Marinari PJP#1 def. A. Green BT#1    8-3
 
Quarter-finals:
(8) R. Burke (SF) def. (1) N. Townsend  (PV) 6-4, 7-6 (4)
(5) I. Mejia (SF) def. (4) M. Krueger  (PG) 6-2, 6-0
(3) C. Krause (SF) def. (6) R. Desai  (UM) 6-0, 2-6, 6-1
(2) V. Marinari (PJP) def. (NR) J. Kennedy (PG)   6-2, 6-4