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LHS tennis starts 6-0

Liberty’s boys tennis team extended its win record to 6-0 after defeating Nazareth, 7-0, on Saturday at Liberty. It was the second time the Hurricanes defeated the Blue Eagles this season.

“Our team has phenomenal depth,” said the ‘Canes’ number one singles player Anthony Ronca. “Everyone is a solid player and some days Shayaan (Farhad) defeats me, you know, we’re back and forth, so there’s no way you could ask for that. That’s an extremely solid team right there. It’s what you want.”

Ronca won his match against Alex Rodriguez, 6-2, 6-2, and Farhad, who plays at two singles, won his match against David Araujo, 6-0, 6-1. Liberty’s number three singles player Wyatt Marshall won, 6-1, 6-0, over Ilias Phanzu.

“I won last time, 6-2, 6-1, and I gave up a game today,” said Ronca. “It was just serving errors or going for too much. That’s not necessary. I’m a lefty so I just kept going to his backhand. It’s definitely a bit of an advantage [and] with the serve because they’re not used to it.”

Chris Giannaras and Caden Snyder won at first doubles, 8-1, against Akash Adavan and Alex Witkowski, and Roman Farhad and Sid Tekumalla won at second doubles, 6-1, 6-2, over Alay Patel and Nick Dawes.

At third doubles, Luke Appleman and Gavin Evans-Gartley won, 6-0, 6-2, against Ishaan Patel and Logan Baltz, and at fourth doubles, Tyler Markovich and Matt Bilger won their match, 6-1, 6-3, over Sai Pulavarthy and Jordan Wagner.

“I’d like us to win districts and go pretty far in states,” said Ronca. “We haven’t had a big challenge yet, but we still have Emmaus and Parkland coming up, and I’m excited for the team.”

Press photo by Katie McDonald Liberty tennis singles are: Anthony Ronca, Shayaan Farhad and Wyatt Marshall.