Spring-Ford's boys tennis team pitched a shutout in more ways than one Thursday afternoon, blanking Upper Perkiomen 7-0 in a Pioneer Athletic Conference boys tennis match.
The Rams didn't allow a single point to the Indians, getting singles victories from Patrick Pascual, Ryan Schweitzer and T.J. Cruickshank and doubles victories from Nick Griswold and Matt Yerkes, Luke Emerson and Zack Collier, Kevin Yun and John Fazzini and Todd Unger and Cameron Trager.
Methacton 7, Boyertown 0: Justin Baman, Max Schneider and Tassos Sapalidis each notched singles victories for the Warriors in the PAC-10 win over the Bears.
Methacton also got doubles victories from Ryan Hamilton and Nick Simeone, Debanik and Subainh Purkayastha, Kelly Donahue and Kevin Wichert and A.J. Benn and Matt Zahang
Pope John Paul II 4, Owen J. Roberts 3: With a sweep of the doubles bracket, the Golden Panthers edged the Wildcats in both teams' PAC-10 opener.
The best individual showing for PJP came at fourth doubles, where the team of Adam Donmoyer and Kristof Marrecau handled OJR's Cameron Whitelock/Jake Spence tandem 6-2, 6-1. Roberts was headed by Ethan Gelting's 6-0, 6-2 verdict over Connor McCarthy at second singles.
Lebanon Valley 5, Ursinus 2: Playing their first game since spring break, the Bears took an early two-run lead before falling to the Flying Dutchmen.
Ursinus (4-5) went up 2-0 in the top of the first as Ralph Aurora had a two-run double to center field, scoring Josh Schnell and Chris Jablonski. The three hits in the inning for Ursinus would turn out to be its only ones of the game as Flying Dutchmen pitcher Austin Hornberger struck out seven over the next seven innings.
Lebanon Valley tied the score in the second, and took the lead for good in the fifth while adding insurance runs in the seventh and eighth. Junior pitcher Alex Manacher kept the Bears in the game, as he struck out two and walked one in 6.2 innings of work.
Ursinus did threaten in the sixth, as Aurora got hit by pitch, then stole second. After advancing to third on an error, he was not able to get the tying run across the plate.
Swarthmore 7, Ursinus 2: The Bears mustered lone points in singles and doubles play as they fell to the Garnet in Centennial Conference action.
Logan Metcalf-Kelly won at fifth singles for Ursinus, posting a 7-6 (6-4), 6-2 verdict on Christian Carcione. At third doubles, the Bears got their other point as Tyler Arsenault and Dylan Marsh bested the Harrison Lands/Irving Stone tandem in an 8-3 pro set.