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Pa. Boys | L. Merion advances in tennis

Lower Merion did not lose a set and tripped Abington, 5-0, in a District 1 Class AAA quarterfinal tennis match yesterday.

Lower Merion

did not lose a set and tripped


, 5-0, in a District 1 Class AAA quarterfinal tennis match yesterday.

The Aces did not lose a game until third singles and only lost four games in the doubles competition.

William Zhang came through with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 singles.

Public. Josh Shapiro recorded a 4-6, 6-0, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles and Washington beat Bartram, 4-1, in a quarterfinal playoff match.

In other quarterfinals:

Howard Leong won at No. 3 singles and helped Northeast beat Frankford, 5-0.

Tony Vo picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 2 singles and Lincoln edged Edison, 3-2.

Daniel Tsyrulnik and Jai Li won at No. 1 doubles and Central dropped Olney, 5-0.

Catholic. Joe Haas needed three sets to win at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 5-7, 6-3, and Roman Catholic picked up a 66-35 win over Cardinal O'Hara in a quarterfinal match.


Anthony Venafro and Brandon Henson each ripped RBI singles in the first inning and sparked


to a 3-0 Public League win over visiting



Andrew Caines went the distance on the mound, struck out 13, walked three and gave up five hits for the Pioneers.

Frankford solidified its hold on first place in Division A with a 5-3 win over visiting Northeast.

Robinson Rodriguez hit an RBI single and Kevin Roche drove in a run with a double in the fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie.

Olney rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat host Kensington, 6-5.

Benjamin Cruz drove in a pair of runs in the seventh inning to take advantage of three walks and a single issued by the Tigers.

James Paulk went 3 for 3 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and three runs batted in as Roxborough tripped visiting Mastbaum, 16-6.

Catholic South. Chris Lisowski hit a two-run single in the top of the eighth to give Archbishop Carroll a 6-4 win over host Kennedy-Kenrick.

Central. Sean Behm was perfect in four trips to the plate with two singles, a double, a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs and led Conestoga to a 9-1 win over host Ridley.

Every batter in the Penncrest lineup got at least one hit and the Lions downed visiting Springfield (Delaware County), 11-7.

Bill Anderson picked up a single, a double, scored a run and knocked in a run for Penncrest.

Suburban One National. Max Nurnberger drove in a run with a double and Pat Hanifin struck out six and walked three in a complete-game effort to lift Abington past visiting Bensalem, 4-1.

Pioneer Athletic. Chris Bolger gave up just three hits in a complete-game effort and Lansdale Catholic handcuffed Phoenixville, 3-0.

Penn-Jersey. Joey Ben-Maimon and winning pitcher Jordan Cooper each collected three hits, two runs batted in and scored twice to boost Akiba Hebrew past visiting St. Mary's (N.J.), 18-10.

Nonleague. Matt Sheehan hit a solo homer in the sixth ining, then came through with a single to knock in Cliff Satell with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning when Episcopal Academy scored three runs to come from behind and beat visiting Central, 4-3.


Malvern Prep

came close to breaking the all-time Inter-Ac League record for match points and eased past

Haverford School

, 217-224, at par-35 Gulph Mills.

The Friars came within a point of the record set by Haverford after getting a three-under-par 32 from Kevin Huntington and a one-under-par 32 from Marty Hayden.