The Wilkes men’s and women’s tennis teams opened up their NCAA tournament runs with a win on Friday.
On the men’s side, the Colonels beat Grove City 5-2 for the program’s second all-time NCAA victory. The Lady Colonels, meanwhile, dispatched Mt. St. Mary’s 5-0.
For the men, Clarke Freeman and Brendon Blachowski claimed an 8-5 victory in doubles while Max Appello began singles play with a quick 6-0, 6-0 win and Connor Peckham followed with a 6-2, 6-4 straight set win.
Brendon Blachowski added a 6-3, 6-0 victory before Michael Kranz sealed the NCAA win with a 6-4, 6-4 decision.
Winning for the women were the teams of Amanda Holyk/Olivia Hewison, Ally Kristofco/Ana English and Melanie Nolt/Katie Lynn in doubles competition. Kristofco, Nolt, Holyk, English and Summer Lentini all won in singles.
H.S. SOFTBALL Holy Redeemer 18, Wyoming Seminary 0
Kaya Swanek pitched a four-inning perfect game for the Royals while going 2-for-2 with a double at the plate.
Jen Ringsdorf was 3-for-3 with two doubles for Redeemer.
Holy Redeemer520(11)— 18
Wyoming Seminary0000— 0
WP: Kaya Swanek 4 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 9 K; LP: Megan Breshnahan 4 IP, 14 H, 18 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 2 K
Top Hitters: HR Jen Ringsdorf 3-for-5 (2) 2B, Kaya Swanek 2-for-2 2B, Annie Cosgrove 1-for-2 2B, Chelsea Skrepenak 3-for-3.
GIRLS LACROSSE Coughlin 17, Crestwood 9
Brigid Wood totaled five goals and two assists to help the Crusaders earn the victory over the Comets.
Kaitlyn Lukashewski contributed four goals and Caitlin Wood added three goals and one assist.
Lizzie Dessoye scored four goals to lead Crestwood while Daniella Callaghan added two.
Delaware Valley 20, Dallas 2
Dana Hunt, Jamie McElnea and Erin Corry scored four goals each to propel Delaware Valley over Dallas.
Amanda Miller scored both goals for the Mountaineers.