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Two doubles teams advaced to D2 second round

Podrasky-Warunek, Lukasavage-Bott win opening matches

Holy Redeemer’s Emily Suchocki, of Wyoming, returns the ball against Pittston Area in a match early this year.

photo by BILL TARUTIS

Both Pittston Area and Wyoming Area each had one of its doubles teams advance to the second round of Tuesday’s District 2 Doubles Tournament at Kirby Park in Kingston.

Anna Podrasky and Miranda Warunek reached the second round of the D2 Class 3A Tournament for the Lady Patriots with an opening round victory over Scranton’s Victoria Henning and Maddy Fisch. Podrasky-Warunek advanced with a three-set win, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-1. The duo then lost in the second round to fourth-seeded Maggie Manchester and Trisha Synoracki of Williamsport, 6-4, 6-0.

Emily Lukasavage and Valerie Bott reached the second round of the D2 Class 2A Tournament for the Lady Warriors with a straight-set, 6-4, 6-2, win over Tunkhannock’s Marlena Chesner and Becky Mills in the opening round. Lukasavage-Bott lost in three sets in the second round with a 2-6, 6-0, 6-2 defeat at the hands of seventh-seeded Allison Muth and Emily Suchocki of Holy Redeemer.

Suchocki is a resident of Wyoming. Her team lost in the quarterfinals to second-seeded Grace Reilly and Emily Walsh of Scranton Prep, 6-1, 6-1.

Pittston Area’s team of Ali Quinn and Alicia Chopyak also participated in the D2 Class 3A tourney, losing to Berwick’s Brooke Wharton and Shea Volkel in the first round, 6-4, 6-0.

Wyoming Area’s Brina Platt and Lisa Chihorek also participated in the D2 Class 2A tourney, dropping their opening round match Megan Hinds and Gracee Bulger of Montrose, 6-3, 6-2.

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