WVC Athletes Earn No. 1 Seeds For Singles Tourney
DUNMORE — Two players from the Wyoming Valley Conference earned the No. 1 seeds for this week’s District 2 Singles Tournaments at a meeting of coaches at Dunmore High School on Tuesday night.
Hazleton Area’s Lily Nowak was chosen as the top seed for the Class 3A bracket, while Wyoming Area’s Brianna Pizzano, the defending two-time champion, is the top seed in Class 2A.
Abington Heights freshman Bella Peters, who is undefeated, is the No. 2 seed in Class 3A, followed by Wallenpaupack’s Phoebe Cykosky as the No. 3 with Williamsport’s Natalia Diaz in at No. 4.
North Pocono’s Sarah Sposito is the fifth seed. Williamsport’s Katie Meale is at No. 6, Scranton’s Angelina Huffman is the seventh seed and Abington Heights’ Lauren Koczwara is the No. 8 seed.
After Pizzano in Class 2A, Riverside freshman Karissa Ghigiarelli, who is undefeated, is the second seed.
Holy Redeemer’s Camryn Cassetori and Wyoming Seminary’s Nicole Joanlanne, who both reached the semifinals last season, are seeded at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively.
Scranton Prep’s Megan McDonald, who led her team to the District 2 Class 2A team championship, is seeded fifth and her teammate Carly Habeeb is at No. 6.
Holy Cross’ Lauren Palmiter is the No. 7 seed and her teammate Caroline Cadden is the No. 8.
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DISTRICT 2-4 CLASS 3A Monday’s first round at Wilkes University
Madison Weis (Crestwood) vs. Anabel Gifoli (WVW); Theresea Huffman (Scranton) vs. Heidi Washburn (Wallenpaupack); Rachel Bath (Coughlin) vs. Kaitlyn Connors (Pittston Area); Rachel McFarland (Crestwood) vs. Abby Connors (Pittston Area); Alyssa Mazurek (Hazleton Area) vs. Claire Capin (WVW); Sydney Daley (Coughlin) vs. Megan Carney (North Pocono).
Monday’s second round
1-Lily Nowak (Hazleton Area) vs. Weis-Gifoli winner; Gia Cicileo (Delaware Valley) vs. 8-Lauren Koczwara (Abington Heights); 5-Sarah Sposito (North Pocono) vs. T.Huffman-Washburn winner; Bath-Connors winner vs. 4-Natalia Diaz (Williamsport);
3-Phoebe Cykosky (Wallenpaupack) vs. McFarland-Connors winner; 6-Katie Meale (Williamsport) vs. Mazurek-Capin winner; 7-Angelina Huffman (Scranton) vs. Taylor Moglia (Delaware Valley); Daley-Carney winner vs. 2-Bella Peters (Abington Heights).
DISTRICT 2 CLASS 2A Monday’s first round at Kirby Park
Morgan Landau (Dallas) vs. Gianna Snell (Valley View); Genevieve Johnson (Berwick) vs. C. J. Grasso (West Scranton); McKenzie Reeves (Montrose) vs. Allison Rempe (Riverside); Karah Laboranti (Mid Valley) vs. Mia Perry (Montrose); Katharine Pinto (MMI) vs. Briana Moraca (West Scranton); Faith Kendricks (Valley View) vs. Bella Scappaticci (Wyoming Area).
Monday’s second round
1-Brianna Pizzano (Wyoming Area) vs. Landau-Snell winner; Katie McKitish (Dunmore) vs. Courtney Davies (Mid Valley); Tia Amerise (Holy Redeemer) vs. Taylor Gavlick (Hanover Area); Samantha Atcavage (Western Wayne) vs. 8-Caroline Cadden (Holy Cross); 5-Megan McDonald (Scranton Prep) vs. Johnson-Grasso winner; Lydia Grossman (Honesdale) vs. Lindsey Braunstein (MMI); Jillian Landon (Tunkhannock) vs. Melanie Garcia (GAR); Reeves-Rempe winner vs. 4-Nicole Joanlanne (Wyoming Seminary);
3-Camryn Cassetori (Holy Redeemer) vs. Laboranti-Perry winner; Michelle Tapia (GAR) vs. Ariana Costanzi (Dunmore); Sarah Stoddard (Dallas) vs. Keightlynn Kishbaugh (Berwick); Pinto-Moraca winner vs. 6-Carly Habeeb (Scranton Prep); 7-Lauren Palmiter (Holy Cross) vs. Meghan Keiser (Tunkhannock); Megan Rembish (Honesdale) vs. Allison Mattern (Western Wayne); Kaitlyn Downey (Hanover Area) vs. Emily Urbanski (Wyoming Seminary); Kendricks-Scappaticci winner vs. 2-Karissa Ghigiarelli (Riverside).