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Salisbury takes home three medals from CL Championships

Salisbury’s girls tennis team had earned three medals at last week’s Colonial League Championships last Thursday at Saucon Valley High School.

Salisbury’s No. 2 doubles team of Marcie Silberman and Maisie Oliver took second place in the No. 1 doubles bracket, while Mackenzie Hankee (No. 2 singles) and the number doubles team of Angela Bitar and Mia Kezengwa took third place at the tournament.

Silberman and Oliver were the third seed in No. 1 doubles. They won their first match 9-8 over a team from Bangor then beat the second-seeded team from Southern Lehigh before falling to Moravian Academy’s Kanchan Gupta and Yan Yu in the finals.

Hankee was seeded third in No. 2 singles and won her first match before falling in the semifinals then bouncing back to win the consolation final.

Bitar and Kezengwa were the fifth-seeded team at No. 2 doubles. They won their first match but lost to the top seeds and eventual champs in the second round before coming back to win a third-place match.

Krista Bonge (No. 1 singles) and Genesis Almodovar (No. 3 singles) were seeded fifth and fourth, respectively, in their brackets and fell in first-round matches at the event.

Bonge and Hankee are slated to play in this week’s District 11 singles tournament, which was rained out Monday and rescheduled for Wednesday.

The Falcons went 10-3 this season and 7-2 in Colonial League play. They finished third in team points at the Colonial League Championships behind Moravian Academy and Southern Lehigh.

Salisbury has qualified for a District 11 Class 2A team tournament spot. That tournament begins Monday, Oct. 11. The Falcons are fifth in the district rankings and will likely open districts with a match at fourth-place Blue Mountain.

PRESS PHOTO BY NANCY SCHOLZ Maisie Oliver was part of a silver-medal winning doubles team last week at the Colonial League Championships.