Spring-Ford freshman Cady Krause notches PAC girls singles championship

GRATERFORD – Spring-Ford freshman and No. 3 overall seed Cady Krause posted a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 victory over sophomore teammate (5) Isabel Mejia Saturday at Perkiomen Valley to capture the Pioneer Athletic Conference girls tennis singles championship.
Spring-Ford ruled the event with three players in the top three positions, including (8) Riley Burke, who earned the silver with a 6-1, 6-1 conquest of Pope John Paul II’s Veronica Marinari.
The top four - Krause, Mejia, Burke, Marinari - all qualified for the District 1 singles championships Sept. 27-28 at the Legacy Tennis Center in Philadelphia.
Also advancing was the PAC Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, Perkiomen Valley’s Nadja Townsend, who came back through the consolation bracket to upend Pottsgrove's Mya Krueger in the fifth place match.
Pioneer Athletic Conference
Girls Tennis Singles Championship
At Perkiomen Valley
(5) Isabel Mejia SF#2 def. (8) Riley Burke SF#3 1-6, 6-4, 6-1
(3) Cady Krause SF#1 def. (2) Veronica Marinari PJP#1 6-2, 6-4
(3) Cady Krause SF#1 def. (5) Isabel Mejia SF#2 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
Third-Place match
(8) Riley Burke SF#3 def. (2) Veronica Marinari PJP#1 6-1, 6-1
Play-offs for 5th Place:
(1) Nadja Townsend PV#1 def. (4) Mya Krueger PG#1 8-5
(NR) Jaelynn Kennedy PG#2 def. (6) Rhea Desai UM#1 default
Fifth-Place match
(1) Nadja Townsend PV#1 def. (NR) Jaelynn Kennedy PG#2 6-2, 6-2
Final placement (top 5 advance to District 1 tournament)
1st - Cady Krause - SF#1
2nd - Isabel  Mejia - SF#2
3rd - Riley Burke - SF#3
4th - Veronica Marinari - PJP#1
5th - Nadja Townsend - PV#1