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Tennis season starts

Boys tennis season began last week for Bethlehem Catholic, Freedom, and Liberty with new Becahi head coach Melissa Magliochetti at the helm for retired coach George Harmanos, and returning head coaches Matt Potts for the Patriots and Chris Conrad for the Hurricanes.

Freedom won its home opener against Stroudsburg, 7-0, Bethlehem Catholic lost to Nazareth at home, 6-1, and Liberty’s home match against Emmaus was postponed due to high winds.

In the Patriots’ sweep of the Mountaineers, singles players Noah Potts won against Luke Torres, 6-0, 6-0, Gavin Labaddia defeated Noah Dickison, 6-0, 6-2, and Noah Rodburg won, 6-0, 6-0.

In doubles play, Joe Siessmayer and Hardeep Sandru were winners over Kevin Jones and Connor Potochnik, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, Tyler Malitzki and Luke Braido defeated Tobias Ricks and Will Pushkar, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, Rohit Chinnawar and Matt Davis defeated Logan Casebolt and Kimani Hansen, 6-2, 6-1, and Willie Yang and John Coulter won their match against Kesha Perseus and Terrell Butler, 6-1, 6-1.

Bethlehem Catholic’s number one singles player Armaan Makwana was the lone winner in the Golden Hawks’ match against Nazareth, defeating Alex Rodriguez, 6-1, 6-3.

At two singles, Xavier Shive-Sanchez fell to Gideon Knowles, 1-6, 1-6, and at three singles, Benjamin Blum fell to Alay Patel, 0-6, 1-6.

In doubles play, Blum and Canon Morrow lost to Jaxon Forgione and Logan Simpson, 4-8, Liam Maloney and John Vallance lost to Ishaan Patel and Logan Beltz, 1-6, 0-6, Henry Russell and Duy Pham fell to Jordan Wagner and Harrison Hoch, 0-6, 1-6, and Jorge Herrara and Marcos Gonzalez-Perez fell to Akash Adavan and Shivam Arora, 0-6, 0-6.

This week, Becahi will travel to Pocono Mountain West, Freedom will host Whitehall, and Liberty will host East Stroudsburg South, all scheduled for March 24.