tennis coach Jeanette Housman has described her singles group as a "dream team."
The Lions' dream was
's nightmare in a 3-2 PIAA State Class AA quarterfinal yesterday at the Hershey Racquet Club.
Taylor Cohen, Samuel Harmatz and Drew Hoffman all swept their singles matches in straight sets.
Housman needed that, because Scranton Prep took both doubles matches.
The win propelled the Lions into today's semifinal against Wyomissing. The winner of that one will meet either Southern Lehigh or Sewickley Academy for the state title later today.
PIAA State Class AAA.
One of today's semifinals will be an all-District 1 affair, thanks to wins by
Council Rock North
at Hershey Racquet Club.
The Indians nipped
Shady Side Academy
, 3-2, while Lower Merion beat
The Indians got a key win at second singles, where Lud Sudha topped Josh Ferraccio, 7-6 (7-1), 6-3. The Council Rock North first doubles team needed a second-set tie-breaker to secure their win.
advanced with a 3-2 win over District 11 champion
as top singles player Mark Milbrandt won, 6-3, 6-2.
's 6-5 win over
St. Joseph's Prep
to win the Catholic League championship earned the Explorers an added bonus: a high seed in the Eastern Pennsylvania Scholastic Lacrosse Association playoffs.
La Salle (26-2) will either be a one or two seed. The Explorers currently are ranked No. 2 in the EPSLA coaches poll.
In the championship game before a large crowd at Plymouth Whitemarsh, the Explorers took a 3-0 lead but the Hawks rallied with four straight goals to go ahead, 4-3.
The first three La Salle goals were by Pete Schwartz, Conrad Ridgway and Westy Hopkins.
In the league's third-place game on Wednesday night,
Matt Dougherty scored four goals as
held off visiting
, 14-12. Tanner Rogers scored the game-winning goal with 2 minutes, 13 seconds left to break a 12-12 tie.