The top three seeded tennis players in both Class 2A and 3A survived the first day of the YAIAA singles tournament Thursday as the field was cut from a combined 57 players to 16.
A total of four seeded players were knocked out of the early rounds of the tournament, two from each class. The quarterfinals and semifinals are set to begin at 2 p.m. Friday at South Western, with the championships and third-place matches at 9 a.m. Saturday at the same location.
The Class 2A quarterfinals will feature three Delone Catholic players.
The bracket's top three seeds — Brooke Yurick of Bermudian Springs, Alyssa Neudecker of Delone Catholic and Morgan Orndorff of Biglerville — received first-round byes and then won in straight sets. None of them dropped more than three total games in their second-round victories.
Also advancing to the quarterfinals were No. 4 Liv Pindzola of York Suburban, No. 5 Ellie Neudecker of Delone and Kennard-Dale's Brooke Siebert, the No. 8 seed who dropped just one game in her two victories.
West York's sixth-seeded Lydia Fairlamb fell in straight sets in the first round to Delone's Maria Waminal, who became the third Squirette to reach the quarters. Kennard-Dale's Brianna Miller, the No. 7 seed, was upset in the second round, falling to York Suburban's Samantha Clancy, 7-5, 6-2.
Meanwhile, the Class 3A bracket saw Central York, Dallastown and New Oxford send two players apiece into the quarterfinals, with the top six seeded players all advancing.
The top two seeds — New Oxford's Dagney Markle and Dallastown's Christie Friedrich — received first-round byes and cruised to second-round victories.
After winning her first-round match in straight sets, Central York's Maddy Mummert had to battle to a three-set victory in order to reach the quarterfinals, earning a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 win against New Oxford's Kamdyn Balko.
Dallastown's Madi Reed, South Western's Michaela Sentz and Dover's Alex DiGiovannia also advanced to the quarters with a pair of straight-set victories Thursday.
Seventh-seeded Jessica McDonald of Susquehannock was knocked out of the first round by New Oxford's Brooke Moyer, 7-5, 6-3, and Dallastown's Morgan Kistler, the No. 8 seed, fell to Central's Kara Holland in the second round, 6-3, 6-4.
Results from day one of the YAIAA singles tournament held at Red Lion (2A) and South Western (3A)
(1)Dagney Markle, NO, bye.
Victoria Blymier, SG, def. Lindsay Fadenrecht, NO, 6-3, 6-3.
Kara Holland, CY, def. Taylor Jones, Dt, 6-3, 6-1.
(8)Morgan Kistler, Dt, def. Adann Va Onwukonjo, Ne, 6-1, 6-0.
(4)Madi Reed, Dt, def. Tori Austin, RL, 6-3, 6-1.
Meghan Salaga, Dt, def. Ania Becker, Do, 6-0, 6-3.
(5)Michaela Sentz, SW, def. Joanne Ezible, Do, 6-1, 6-0.
(2)Christie Friedrich, Dt, bye.
Sabrina Lam, SW, def. Courtnee Hoff, Ne, 5-7, 6-4, 6-1.
Elizabeth Ketterman, CY, def. Molly Hogan, Sus, 6-4, 6-4.
Brooke Moyer, NO, def. (7) Jessica McDonald, Sus, 7-5, 6-3.
(3)Maddy Mummert, CY, def. Amanda Martin, Get, 6-0, 6-0
Kamdyn Balko, NO, def. Emily Zeidman, RL, 6-4, 6-2.
Evonne Qiu, Ne, def. Tiffany Hoke, SG, 1-6, 6-4, 7-5.
(6)Alex DiGiovannia, Do, def. Helen Zeidman, RL, 6-0, 6-1.
(1)Markle, NO, def. Blymier, SG, 6-0, 6-0.
Holland, CY, def. (8) Kistler, Dt, 6-3, 6-4.
(4)Reed, Dt, def. Salaga, Dt, 6-4, 7-5.
(5)Sentz, SW, def. Cassady, Sus, 6-0, 6-0.
(2)Friedrich, Dt, def. Lam, SW, 6-2, 6-0.
Moyer, NO, def. Ketterman, CY, 6-0, 6-0.
(3)Mummert, CY, def. Balko, NO, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2.
(6)DiGiovannia, Do, def. Qiu, Ne, 6-0, 6-0.
(1)Brooke Yurick, BeS, bye.
Bridget Kilkelly, DC, def. Megan Hawkins, KD, 6-3, 6-0.
(5)Ellie Neudecker, DC, bye.
Dilly O’Donnell, YS, def. Emily Glass, Big, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2.
(3)Morgan Orndorff, bye.
Erin McBrairty, YC, def. Maria Balafotas, Han, 6-4, 6-2.
(7)Brianna Miller, KD, Mayra Hernandez, YC, 6-0, 6-2.
Samantha Clancy, YS, def. Kiersten Shelton, WY, 6-1, 6-1.
Julie Thackston, DC, def. Mackenzie Bender, Big, 6-1, 6-2.
Maria Waminal, DC, def. (6)Lydia Fairlamb, WY, 6-1, 6-2.
Maddie Lenker, YS, def. Emily Ritter, DC, 6-0, 7-5.
(4)Liv Pindzola, YS, bye.
Alejandra Ramirez, BeS, def. Jen Reynolds, Han, 6-2, 6-4.
(8)Brooke Siebert, KD, def. Ciera Collins, Lt, 6-0, 6-0.
Elizabeth Huh, YS, def. Annie Javitt, YC, 2-6, 6-1, 6-2.
(2)Alyssa Neudecker, DC, bye.
(1)Yurick, BeS, def. Kilkelly, DC, 6-0, 6-1.
(5)E. Neudecker, DC, def. O’Donnell, YS, 6-0, 6-0.
(3)Orndorff, Big, def. McBrairty, YC, 6-1, 6-1.
Clancy, YS, def. (7) Miller, KD, 7-5, 6-2.
Waminal, DC, def. Thackston, DC, 6-3, 6-4.
(4) Pindzola, YS, def. Lenker, YS, 6-2, 6-4.
(8)Siebert, KD, def. Ramirez, BeS, 6-0, 6-1.
(2)A. Neudecker, DC, def. Huh, YS, 6-0, 6-3.