Tennis Clutch Against GFS
When the top player is unavailable due to illness, a team often experiences struggles.
That was not the case Thursday for Penn Charter's boys tennis varsity, which had to compete without junior Greg Zlobinsky (No. 1 singles.)
The Quakers bested visiting Germantown Friends, 5-2, in a non-league match and the win was sealed, according to coach Phil Stevens, by clutch, three-set wins from senior Nirvikar Singh at No. 2 singles and by the No. 3 doubles team of sophomores Justin Ko and Josh Toll.
The squad's other winners: soph Ben Swanson at No. 1 singles (shown here); the No. 1 doubles team of soph Alex Shipon and freshman Tom Bradbeer; and the No. 2 doubles team of soph Jake Cutler and junior Tyler Schwartz.
Boys lacrosse hosted Malvern Prep, in Inter-Ac action, and was dealt an 18-8 setback.
Though the Friars are nationally ranked, PC did provide early resistance. Senior Cody Sweeney scored three consecutive goals and, in the final moments of the first quarter, the ball traveled from frosh goalie Carson Marano (he tossed it WAY high, roughly 60 yards) to junior Luke Stansfield to senior Colin Bleier . . . and into the net!
That goal gave PC a 4-3 lead. Soon, senior Drew Gallant again was putting the Quakers in front, at 5-4. Malvern dominated thereafter.
Girls lacrosse traveled to Agnes Irwin for an Inter-Ac night game.
The result was a 12-7 loss. PC charged within 7-5 and 8-6 before AI created comfortable space. Soph Lexi Joseph (three) and junior Macaul Mellor (two) topped PC's scorers.
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