One day after knocking out the top seeds, North Pocono H.S. Zac Lehman and partner Angie Kluss edged Bob Cullen and Marion Reese 6-7(7), 7-6(8), (10-7) to win the Scranton Tennis Club Mixed Doubles Championship on Saturday. Lehman’s powerful serve and all-court game paired with Kluss’ steady baseline play enabled them to pull off the upset win over the defending champions.
The new champions defeated three strong challengers along the way, including a thrilling 6-7(6), 7-6(6), (10-8) win over top-seeded Joe McNulty and Joan MacDerment in the semifinals. McNulty and MacDerment have won the tournament a number of times in the past. In the other semifinal Cullen and Reese had a somewhat easier time in defeating Rich Mahon and Kathleen McKenna 6-2, 6-1.
A total of 15 teams participated.
Tommy’s Pizza Corner Tournament
Mountain Top 13, Plains 4
Colin Wills recorded the win on the mound and added a single and two runs scored from the plate to lead Mountain Top to a victory over Plains.
Teammate Ethan Stoltz had a double and scored three runs, while Declan Palmero chipped in with a double. Nash Greene, and Trevor Bukowski each recorded singles in the win.
Andrew Smigiel led Plains with a double and a single. Brandon Pomeo, John Bush, Jim Kenzakowski each had singles.
American Legion Junior Baseball
Plains Post 558 8, South Scranton 3
Robb McClay threw a complete game four-hitter to lead Plains over South Scranton in the Junior American Legion Eastern Regional tournament at Connell Park in Scranton on Sunday.
Plains took a 1-0 lead into the top of the seventh inning when Eric Christian led off with a double that sparked a seven-run outburst for Plains. McClay recorded a hit followed by RBI singles by Kyle Ofier, Joe Delucca, Tim Cavanaugh and Chase Nowak to help secure the win for Plains. Cavanaugh and Nowak had two hits each for Plains while George Oko contributed in the nine-hit attack.
Plains advances to face Bloomsburg tomorrow morning at 9:30 a.m. at Connell Park in Scranton.
The team of Jeff Brunn and Kevin Reilly shot a 9-under par score of 59 to win the Better-Ball tournament at Lehman Golf Club on Sunday. Finishing in second place was the team of Bob Zagorsky, Jr, and Mike Sharok, with a 65.
In the First Flight, Tom Boyle and Al Fox won on a match of cards over Scott and Andrew Schukraft. Both teams shot 71.