Quaker Valley tennis falls in state semifinals

Saturday, May 21, 2022 | 9:43 PM

WPIAL champion Quaker Valley saw its bid for a PIAA Class 2A team tennis title end in the state semifinals Saturday in Hershey.

The Quakers lost to eventual state champ Masterman, 3-2.

For Quaker Valley, Will Sirianni defeated Daniel Li, 6-4, 6-0, at No. 2 singles and Henry Veeck and Justin Hajduklewicz beat Jonnah Berger and Gabriel Crothall, 6-3, 6-3, at No. 1 doubles.

The pivotal match was at No. 2 doubles, where Masterman’s Emil Jermann and Owen Erdman edged out Quaker Valley’s Michael Lipton and Chase Merkel in a three-set battle, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-1.

Masterman also won at No. 1 and No. 3 singles. Ajay Steth topped Quaker Valley’s Mike Sirianni, 6-4, 6-2, and Kevin McHale beat QV’s Devin Carter, 6-2, 6-0.

Masterman went on to defeat Lancaster Country Day, 3-2, in the finals.

In Class 3A, Lower Merion beat Conestoga, 3-1, in the championship match.


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