Marple Newtown’s Rylee Power went 14-5 this season, qualifying for the District One tournaments in both singles and doubles.
Marple Newtown's Rylee Power went 14-5 this season, qualifying for the District One tournaments in both singles and doubles.

In addition to Daily Times Player of the Year Ryshena Providence, the rest of the All-Delco tennis team includes:

Genevieve McCormick, Episcopal Academy: The junior finished 8-3 with her only three losses coming at the hands of Agnes Irwin's Providence as McCormick helped the Churchwomen capture the Inter-Ac League title, the second league crown in her three years in the lineup. McCormick considers her forehand her biggest weapon, "by far,' but she's working to improve the other parts of her game, particularly her serve. She hits with Ari Datta at Aronimink Golf Club's Tennis Center and Punch Maleka at the Julian Krinsky School of Tennis. McCormick's older brother, Harrison, who is on the tennis team at West Point, was the Daily Times Player of the Year in 2012. McCormick is a fan of Dominka Cibulkova, the 24-year-old Slovakian who is ranked 23rd in the world despite her diminutive 5-3 stature.

Caroline O'Rourke, Episcopal Academy: The senior captain is in as elite company as she joins Providence as a four-time All-Delco. O'Rourke finished 8-1 at second singles in leading the Churchwomen to the Inter-Ac League title, the third Inter-Ac crown in O'Rourke's five seasons as a starter for Episcopal Academy. Like Providence, she hits with Chris Hill, a pro who is based at the University of Pennsylvania. O'Rourke, who considers her forehand her most powerful shot, is still considering her college options, but is interested in the sciences, particularly chemistry and biochemistry.


Rylee Power, Marple Newtown: The junior went 14-5 in singles play, reaching the District One Tournament in singles for the second straight year and teaming with Emma Clancy to make the District One Doubles Tournament for the second straight year. She won her first-round district singles match before falling to Conestoga's Robyn Ferraro, the Central League champion, in the second round. A first-team All-Central League pick, this is her third year as a starter in tennis. Power also plays basketball and softball and has been a starter in those sports as a freshman and sophomore as well. Her coach and mother, Romi Power, was a tennis standout at Radnor and at Penn State. Power considers her serve and forehand the strengths of her game.

Camille Smukler, Agnes Irwin: The sophomore lost only once all season, dropping a 10-point super tiebreaker to O'Rourke after the two had split the first two sets during the Episcopal Academy-Agnes Irwin regular-season dual match. Smukler said it was probably the best match she played all season. She Agnes Irwin avenge its loss to Episcopal in the regular season by winning the second-singles bracket as the Owls claimed the team title in the Inter-Ac League Tournament. Smukler also won at second singles in the Owls' 6-1 victory over Episcopal on AIS-EA Day. She is coached by David Blumeris at the Delaware Valley Tennis Academy in Bryn Mawr. Smukler participated in under-14 Middle States events last summer, winning once. She's since moved up to under-16 and is ranked in the 30s. Smukler has been at Agnes Irwin since fourth grade and was a varsity performer as an eighth-grader at third singles.