The next Pioneer Athletic Conference boys tennis champion will come from either Perkiomen Valley or Spring-Ford.
That scenario was established Friday through the opening rounds of the league's singles tournament.
The semifinal matches will pit PV's Yashveer Singh and Spring-Ford's Ryan Schweitzer, and the Vikings' Luke Pain and the Rams' Patrick Pascual. While Pascual and Pain were the tournament's respective second and third seeds, Schweitzer was the fifth seed while Singh didn't rank among the first eight.
Singh pulled off the biggest upset of the first day, topping top-seeded and defending champion Justin Baman of Methacton in the second round, 6-4, 6-3. He then posted another straight-set victory over Phoenxiville's Bobby Newman, by identical 6-2 set scores.
The fifth-seeded Schweitzer advanced with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over Owen J. Roberts' fourth-seeded Utkarsh Pandey. Pain, the tourney's third seed, topped Spring-Ford's T.J. Cruikshank, 6-2, 6-2, in their quarterfinal while the second-seeded Pascual handled Methacton's Max Schneider, 6-0, 6-2.Perkiomen School 4, Church Farm 1: A sweep of the singles bracket got the Panthers rolling toward their non-league victory.
The best individual showing for Perkiomen came at third singles, where Michael Pulcini posted a 6-2, 6-0 win over Omar Vincente.Wilson 7, Daniel Boone 0: The Bulldogs won all but one singles match in straight sets as they swept the Blazers in Berks Conference action.
The best individual showing for Boone came from Shafay Munir at fifth singles, who won his opening set with Dylan Rutt 6-2 before falling 6-4 and 10-8.
Perkiomen Valley 9, Upper Perkiomen 4: Matt Keller and Tyler Krause had three hits apiece and combined for five runs scored to help the Vikings earn a PAC-10 victory over the Tribe.
Keller started the game on the mound, where he struck out one and earned the victory for PV (2-4, 3-4). Krause took over in the second, striking out five in that span. For Upper Perkiomen (0-7, 0-7), Dante DeBrigida finished 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.Methacton 13, Owen J. Roberts 1: The Wildcats struck first in the early innings, but Tim Carfrey closed the door for the next four innings as the Warriors fought back and earned a PAC-10 victory.
Kyle Feaster finished the day with two hits, two runs scored and two RBI while Austin Bregman and Erik Marburger each finished 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Kyle Lowery had two hits and a run scored for Methacton (6-1, 7-1). Carfrey allowed just three hits in five innings to OJR (4-4, 5-4).Waynesboro 6, Daniel Boone 0: The Blazers were victims of their own mistakes as they fell to the Indians in a non-league match.
Daniel Boone's pitching walked eight batters, as Waynesboro took advantage of having runners on base. For the Blazers (5-2), Doug Schilling finished 2-for-3 while Bryce Stout hit a double.
Methacton 2, Owen J. Roberts 0: Emily Harris doubled in Sarah Rambo and scored later in a two-run fifth that carried the Warriors past the Wildcats in PAC-10 play.
Megan Stauffer earned the win, throwing seven innings and striking out three. Rambo finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored while Harris finished 1-for-3 with an RBI for Methacton (6-1, 6-1).
Jordan Walker and Deanna Miller had two hits each for OJR (6-1, 6-1).Perkiomen Valley 4, Upper Perkiomen 0: Rachel Helverson threw a one-hitter at the Indians, and the Vikings banged out 10 hits to secure the PAC-10 victory.
Abby Wild went 3-for-3 with one run for PV (3-3, 4-3).
Meagan Quinn's had the lone hit for UP (1-5, 2-5), as Helverson had six strikeouts against zero walks. Triples by Kelsey Impink and Noelle McCullough were the big blows for the PV offense, which put the game away with two runs in the fifth and one in the sixth.Spring-Ford 6, Phoenixville 0: Amber Sergas posted a five-inning, two-hit outing as the Rams shut out the Phantoms in a PAC-10 matchup.
Megan Kern finished the game 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Kylee Harris went 2-for-4 with three runs scored for the Rams (7-1, 7-1). Jenna Lee took the mound in the sixth, and allowed just two Phantoms (1-6, 1-7) on base in two innings of work.Boyertown 5, Pope John Paul II 3: Mandy Kalil threw five-hit ball with five strikeouts, and the Bears (5-1, 5-1) did all their scoring in their last three at-bats to bypass the Golden Panthers (1-5, 2-5) in their PAC-10 game.Daniel Boone 10, Twin Valley 0: Bekah Slattery doubled twice in a three-hit effort and Nicole Kovach had two hits, including a double, as the Blazers (6-0) notched the non-league victory.
Spring-Ford 11, Boyertown 5: Kevin Todd scored three goals and recorded an assist while Jake Hvazda scored two goals as Spring-Ford (7-0) topped Boyertown in a PAC-10 showdown.
Boyertown (2-4) received goals from Brock Johnson (two goals, one assist), Chris Stutzman (one goal), John Bennett (one goal) and Cody Orff (one goal, eight groundballs) but were unable to match Spring-Ford's chances throughout as Rams goalie Matt Messerle came up with nine saves.
Cody Prindle finished the game with 17 saves in net for the Bears. Methacton 11, Pottsgrove 8: Keith White delivered four goals and two assists to help the Warriors hold off the Falcons in PAC-10 play.
Michael DelVecchio had three goals and two assists and Smith had two goals for Methacton (3-3).
For Pottsgrove (1-4), Brendan Wurtz had two goals and one assist and Kyle Rodgers and Wyatt Porter each netted two goals.Perkiomen Valley 20, Phoenixville 4: Sean Tornetta, Shawn Dickey and Kris Boyd each posted a hat-trick in a PAC-10 game where the Vikings routed the Phantoms.
Shawn Coulter, Connor Dee, Zach Lynn and Evan Agnew each posted two goals for PV (6-3) while Matt Dudley, Matt Baker and Peyton Rieser each scored once. Isaac Levine posted a hat-trick of his own for Phoenixville (0-7), while Kevin Shaffer and Brennan Cassidy both scored a goal.Owen J. Roberts 13, Pope John Paul II 6: Austin DelGatto posted five goals en route to the Wildcats' PAC-10 victory over the Golden Panthers.
Sam Garges had two goals and two assists to go along with two goals from Alex Beitel for OJR (7-1). Chris Antich, Chris Kent, Zach DeCarlo and Eric Antich each posted a goal. Wayne Mitchell and Drew Glass had two goals for PJP (1-5), while John Bildstein and Jacob Bevenour each scored one.Wyomissing 14, Daniel Boone 2: Frank Petersen and Sean Seifert accounted for all the Blazers' scoring in their Berks Conference loss to the Spartans.
Ben Linsey provided nine-save goaltending for Boone (0-7, 1-8).
Perkiomen Valley 16, Pope John Paul II 9: Laura Dunne and Christie Balestra combined for seven goals as the Vikings edged the Golden Panthers in a PAC-10 match.
Dunne scored four goals to go along with three from Balestra for Perk Valley (2-2), who also got two goals from Anna Koniencki, Morgan Faust and Caroline Charters. Lillia Walls posted three goals for PJP (1-4), while Jordan Kengor had two scores.Methacton 19, Pottsgrove 4: Ellie Schmidt and Casey Reid both had three goals and an assist as Methacton jumped out to a 13-1 lead at halftime en route to the 15-goal victory. Sarah Hughes (two assists), Jackie Cerchio, Deb Peifer and Kelly Glatthorn each scored two goals for the Warriors (3-3). Riley McCarthy (one assist), Carolina Douglass (one assist), Rachel Capece (one assist), Morgan Herber and Alison Bateman each registered one goal.
Cierra Fekelman and Courtney Petrucelli each scored two goals for Pottsgrove (0-7). Sam Rothman had four saves in net while Kristen McCrane had an assist.Spring-Ford 21, Pottstown 5: Alyssa Conway singlehandedly outscored the entire Trojan lineup in the Rams' lopsided PAC-10 victory.
Conway hit the nets seven times to lead a Spring-Ford offense that bolted to a 14-4 halftime lead. Casey Trimbur had four goals, Madison Dishman three and Kira Gensler two as the other multiple-goal scorers for the Rams (6-1).
Julia Pearson's four goals and Brigid Benfield's 15 saves were the highlights for Pottstown (2-3).Owen J. Roberts 17, Upper Perkiomen 6: Morgan Stone and Devin Hassinger each figured on seven of the goals the Wildcats scored as they rolled over the Indians in PAC-10 play.
Stone scored five times while assisting on two others, as did Hassinger. OJR (4-2) also got a hat trick from Maddie Gebert and two goals apiece from Anna Dempsey and Kerry Huzzard (six assists).
Kayla Smith and Maddie Fox had two goals each for the Tribe (2-5).Perkiomen School 13, Solebury School 3: Nicole Pupillo hit the nets for a game-high five goals, sparking the Panthers' non-league win over Solebury School.
Maddy Faraco chipped in with a hat trick for Perkiomen, which got another two goals from Gretchen Ray and solo tallies from Hannah Ciesci, Raizel Rosenberg and Isabel Barone.
Franklin & Marshall 9, Ursinus 8: The Bears rallied to tie the Diplomats after trailing 8-5, but they fell short in the ninth inning.
Ursinus (5-3, 13-9) was led by C.J. Diana, who went 3-4 with two doubles, two RBI and one run scored. Despite the loss, the Bears maintained their hold on second place in the conference standings.