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Fanelli leads Warriors to win over PA

WA’s No. 1 Singles player takes three-setter in 3-2 decision

Pictured above, Wyoming Area’s Davide Fanelli returns a serve against MMI. Fanelli led the Warriors to a win later in the week against cross-river rival Pittston Area. Above right, Nick Szewczyk strokes a backhand against MMI, and at right, Tyler Manganiello returns a serve with a forehand shot.

photos by tony callaio

Spotted a 1-0 lead because of a forfeit at No. 3 Singles, Wyoming Area used victories by their most experience players to take a 3-2 victory from Pittston Area on Wednesday afternoon at the Martin L. Mattei Middle School Courts.

The Warriors took points at No. 1 Singles and No. 1 Doubles as Davide Fanelli, Trevor Alder and Jon Scrobola were victorious.

Fanelli won a three-setter at No. 1 Singles, over Jeremy Homschek, 6-2, 6-7 (7-2), 6-3 to give the Warriors an early 2-0 lead.

Trent Woodruff won a singles point for the Patriots at No. 2 with his 6-4, 6-0 straight-set victory over Wyoming Area’s Nick Szewczyk.

Tyler Manganiello was awarded the forfeit at No. 3 Singles for the Warriors.

Alder and Scrobola then teamed up to take a No. 1 Doubles victory from Tyler Woodruff and Suraj Pursnani, 6-0, 6-4.

Justin Coe and Terry Briggs won the other point for the Patriots at No. 2 Doubles with a tough 6-3, 7-5 win over Nick Leon and Connor Mangan.

WA 1, MMI Prep 4

Wyoming Area dropped its first match of the season to MMI Prep, 4-1, on Tuesday afternoon at the Martin L. Mattei Middle School Courts.

Trevor Alder and Jon Scrobola won the only point for the Warriors with a three-set, 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 victory over Ryan Twardzik and Justin Sheen.

PA 3, Coughlin 2

Pittston Area opened the 2011 tennis season with an exciting 3-2 victory over Coughlin on the road last Tuesday in Wilkes-Barre.

The Patriots dropped the first two singles matches before rallying with three straight points.

Tyler Woodruff won a point by default on No. 3 singles before Pittston Area swept both doubles points with three-set victories.

Suraj Pursnani and Justin Coe won 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 (7) at No. 1 Doubles with Austin Welch and Tery Briggs completing the come-from-behind win with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 win at No. 2 Doubles.

PA 0, Tunkhannock 5

Pittston Area struggled in its second match of the season, a 5-0 loss to Tunkhannock on the road Tuesday afternoon in Wyoming County.

The Patriots did not win a game in doubles competition, and only two games at No. 2 and No. 3 Singles, combined.

Only no. 1 Singles player Jeremy Homschek had a shot at winning a point for Pittston Area, but dropped a tough, 6-3, 6-7 (2), 2-6 decision to Kyle Christy.

Standings

Dallas…2-0

Crestwood…2-0

Tunkhannock…2-0

Wyoming Seminary…2-0

Hazleton…1-0

MMI Prep…1-1

Wyoming Area…1-2

Pittston Area…1-2

Holy Redeemer…1-2

Meyers…0-1

Berwick…0-1

Coughlin…0-1

Valley West…0-3

This week’s schedule

Tuesday

PA v. Meyers

WA at Crestwood

Thursday

PA v. MMI

WA at Hazleton

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