GIRLS' TENNIS: South Western edges Central York in battle of Y-A Division I unbeatens

South Western's Emma Cockey returns the ball to Central York's Audrey Stewart during the #2 singles match at South Western High School in Hanover, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Dawn J. Sagert photo

In a battle of York-Adams Division I unbeatens, South Western emerged with a 3-2 victory over Central York in girls' tennis action on Wednesday in Hanover.

Both teams entered with 3-0 divisional records. Dallastown leads the division at 5-0. The Wildcats were idle on Wednesday. Dallastown and Central face off Monday afternoon at Dallastown. Central is the defending division champion.

Lindsey Loeser earned a victory at No. 3 singles for the Mustangs.

The doubles matches, however, proved pivotal, with South Western sweeping both contests in straight sets. Savannah Laudicina and Rachel Smith won at No. 1 doubles for the Mustangs, while Meredith Lucey and Elise Panzo triumphed at No. 2 doubles.

Rachel Haupt won at No. 1 singles for Central York, while her teammate, Audrey Stewart, won at No. 2 singles. Both Central wins also came in straight sets.


New Oxford 5, Northeastern 0: At Manchester, the Colonials remained in the thick of the D-I race by beating the Colonials to improve to 4-0. New Oxford received straight-set victories from Eryn Little, Kayla Hoffman and Allison Horick. In doubles, Alex Wolf and Joslyn Loss combined to win the No. 1 match, while Kaelyn Kennedy and Maddie Dockter won the No. 2 match.

Kennard-Dale 5, Biglerville 0: At Fawn Grove, the Rams improved to 6-0 in D-II action. The Rams are the defending division champions. K-D received straight-set singles victories from Brianna Serruto, Tori Santoriello and Julie Rubelmann. In doubles, Grace Maccarelli and Shannon Fletcher won the No. 1 match, while Caroline Beighley and Leeah Jacobs won the No. 2 match, both in straight sets.

Susquehannock 5, Littlestown 0: At Littlestown, the Warriors improved to 4-1 in D-II action. They received straight set-singles victories from Payton Joines, Ali Zapach and Megan Cramer. In doubles, Diana Kelbaugh and Anne Jackson combined to win the No. 1 match in straight sets. 

York Catholic 4, Hanover 1: At Hanover, the Irish received straight-set singles victories from Carina Roberts and Alexis Wiegart. In doubles for the Irish, Ireland Brennan and Ella Lithicum combined to win the No. 1 match in straight sets. For the Hawkettes, Cassidy Conover won a singles match.

Spring Grove 3, Dover 2: At Spring Grove, the Rockets received singles victories from Sara Diehl and Emily Sentz. In doubles, McKayla Fetrow and Edie Rumbaugh combined to win the No. 1 match for the Rockets. For the Eagles, Emma Pequignot won a singles match, while Briana Gilman and Jamie Reed combined to win a doubles match.

West York 4, Bermudian Springs 1: At York Springs, Alisa Steele and Lexi Sanderson grabbed straight-set singles wins for the Bulldogs. West York also earned two doubles victories in straight sets behind Sadi Mikula/Megan Hartlaub and Alexa Stackhouse/Charlotte Whitesel. Haley Sullivan won in singles for Bermudian.

Gettysburg 5, Delone Catholic 0: At Gettysburg, the Warriors improved to 4-0 in D-II action. Gettysburg got singles wins from Kaitlyn Then and Kim Heinzelmann, as well as a default singles victory.

Reach Steve Heiser at David VanO'Linda contributed to this report.