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2018 Girls Tennis All-Stars

November 23, 2018
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2018 Girls Tennis All-Stars

Tea Amerise

School: Holy Redeemer

Year: Sophomore

Amerise was rock-solid at No. 2 singles during the regular season — including victories in WVC play over fellow All-Stars Alyssa Mazurek and Emily Urbanski — and continued her strong play in the District 2 tournament. She was the only unseeded player to reach the quarterfinals in Class 2A singles and teamed with Camryn Cassetori to win doubles gold and advance to the second round of the PIAA championships. She’ll form one of the conference’s best one-two punches next season with Cassetori.  

Camryn Cassetori

School: Holy Redeemer

Year: Junior

Now a three-time CV All-Star selection, Cassetori was the Royals’ top singles player and led them to a 12-1 record and second-place finish in the WVC. She was even better in the postseason, reaching the District 2 Class 2A semifinals in singles — where she faced eventual champion Karissa Ghigarelli of Riverside — and winning the 2A doubles championship with partner Tea Amerise. Along with Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, she’ll be one of the conference’s headlining names as a senior.  

Nicole Joanlanne

School: Wyoming Seminary

Year: Junior

Another senior to definitely watch for next season, Joanlanne is making her third-straight appearance as a CV All-Star. She was the top singles player for the Blue Knights, who went a perfect 13-0 in league play to finish first in the WVC. Just as she did in 2017, she advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2A singles tournament — beating No. 5 seed Megan McDonald of Scranton Prep — and also the final four in 2A doubles with Emily Urbanski. She’ll make Sem a favorite again next year.  

Alyssa Mazurek

School: Hazleton Area

Year: Sophomore

Following in the footsteps of sister Stephanie — a former CV Player of the Year — Alyssa added a second subregional title to her resume by winning the 3A doubles championship with teammate Lily Nowak. As the top seed, the pair lost only two games in their first two matches. She made a smooth transition from doubles last season to mainly singles this year and will help carry the banner for the Cougars going forward with Nowak graduating in the spring.  

Lily Nowak

School: Hazleton Area

Year: Senior

A familiar face to the CV All-Star team, Nowak concludes her high school tenure with one more appearance after winning the Class 3A subregional championship with teammate Alyssa Mazurek and advancing to the state tournament. She also won silver in 3A singles for the second season in a row after starting the bracket as the top seed. She left a mark on the Hazleton Area program that Mazurek and others will continue to work off in future seasons.  

Emily Urbanski

School: Wyoming Seminary

Year: Junior

Another returning CV All-Star, Urbanski was a frequent winner at No. 2 singles during WVC play and took rising star Tea Amerise to three sets during their meeting early in the schedule. In the District 2 championships, she and teammate Nicole Joanlanne were narrowly edged out by the eventual champions in the Class 2A doubles semifnals. She was also the only player to win a game against eventual champion Karissa Ghigarelli in the singles tournament.

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