The Methacton girls tennis team continued its magical season Tuesday, cruising through the opening round of the PIAA playoffs with a 4-0 victory over Cumberland Valley at the Legacy Tennis Facility, advancing to the PIAA quarterfinals
The Warriors will next play at the Hershey Racquet Club 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, against the winner of the McDowell/Shady Side Academy match.
This is the first time the Warriors have advanced to the state playoffs. And they are not done yet.
Methacton swept all three singles matches and the first doubles, with their second doubles set called at 1-1.
The Warriors top two singles player easily walked away with the wins with Miheala Codreanu defeating Sydney Branch 6-0, 6-0, and Jordyn King defeating Catherine Miller also 6-0, 6-0 while
Lauren Simeone defeated Maizie Ober 6-0, 6-2.
In first doubles, Paige MacDougall and Amanda Amornwichet breat Vinisha Reddy and Chloe Gouse. 6-4, 6-3. In second doubles, Sasha Kurumey and Alejandra Castaneda won 7-6 (7-4) and the second set was called at 1-1 over Elizabeth Mann and Evelyn Marin.
Tri-County League: Winnie Wang swept the first-singles competition, and Perkiomen School's first doubles team also scored a first-place finish en route to a co-championship with J.M. Barrack in the circuit's tournament.
Wang topped the her singles bracket with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Woodlynde School's Eliza Griffin, that after beating Delaware Valley Friends' Olivia Dodge in the semfinals, 6-0, 6-2. The Panthers' tandem of Addy Glinski and Kyra Paul-Fowler followed suit, posting a 6-3, 6-3 win over Barrack's Maya Shapiro/Debbie Spivak in the title round after handling Del-Val's Allie Simon and Alyce Simon in the semis, 6-1, 6-0.
Perkiomen had finalists in the other flights: Dagny Barone at second singles, Maddy Glinski at third singles and the team of Michelle Meng/Amelia Dormer at second doubles.
Garnet Valley 3, Perkiomen Valley 1: The Vikings saw their postseason ended in the first round of the District 1-AAA playoffs with a loss to Garnet Valley. PV's 25-19 victory in the second set was offset by GV's 25-16, 25-19 and 27-25 wins in the other sets.
Cayla Veverka had 16 kills, 17 digs, four aces and three blocks for the locals, with Kristin Dolenti adding seven kills, eight digs and two aces. Jen Maurer had three kills and eight digs, Emilia Leyes had 24 assists and six digs, and Samantha Guarnaccia contributed 13 digs and two aces.
Valley Forge MA 4, Perkiomen School 2: Valley Forge forged ahead for a 3-1 lead in the opening half and held on for the non-league win. Angel Lopez scored both goals for the Panthers. PK Arthur, Alex Novikov, and Miles Longstreth each had an assist.
CO-ED CROSS COUNTRY
Perkiomen School sweeps: The Perkiomen School cross country team continues to be the best squad in the Tri-County League, again running away with the win in the seven-team field with 32 points, led by Henry at second and Sasha Vorlizky at third.
Joey Pena took fifth, followed by Naquan Holden and Paulius Zayls,
The Collegium team took second (39), followed by Renaissance Academy (93), Woodlynde (142), Delaware Valley Friends (228), Mercy Vocational (326) and Kimberton (374).