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BC tennis beats Easton

Bethlehem Catholic’s girls’ tennis team was all smiles after seizing the opportunity to play and then win its home opener against Easton, 6-1, on Monday at Illick’s Mill.

“It was nice knowing we actually have a season since we weren’t sure, so everyone’s excited to be back,” said Becahi’s Cara Magliochetti, who defeated Suhani Makwana at number one singles, 6-2, 6-1. “My serve was pretty good, so that was nice and helpful.”

Shannon Stewart defeated Sadie Jacobs, 6-2, 6-1, at two singles, and Taylor Adams defeated Stella Shipman, 6-3, 6-0, at three singles.

“I was a little nervous in the beginning, but after I got a little feel for it, I was pretty excited to get out and play again,” said Adams. “I was moving her around the court pretty well, so that worked to my advantage.”

Alexa Schoenfield and Maddie Lennert won their match at two doubles, 7-6, 6-0, over Sophia Farnsworth and Giavanna Williams.

At three doubles, Patty Superka and Cecile Szollas won 6-4, 6-3 (opponents’ names unavailable), and at four doubles, Isabella Bautista and Grace Hartman defeated Catarina English and Samantha Wallitsch, 6-2, 6-2.

“We have a new team at number two doubles, and they adjusted well,” said Becahi coach George Harmanos. “At three doubles, they played in that same spot last year, and four doubles is two girls who got some experience last year and did not play together, but they played really well today.

“They’re good friends and they have good chemistry. We have a very deep team, and our doubles players could be singles players on a lot of other teams.”

Easton’s only victory came at number one doubles where Rebecca Kurylo and Julia Ressler defeated Amber Simmons and Ella Trunzo, 8-5.

Press photo by Kaite McDonald Cara Magliochetti, Shannon Stewart, and Taylor Adams won their singles matches against Easton on Monday.