Recreation team tennis continues season

Photo by Barry Taglieber Joe Vaile, 14, of Phoenixville Recreation takes a hit against Tennis Addiction on July 9 at the Leo J. Scoda Tennis Courts.
Photo by Barry Taglieber Phoenixville's Mike Pinelli returns a shot during team play against Tennis Addiction on July 9. Pinelli won his match, 8-3.

By Barry Sankey


PHOENIXVILLE - Phoenixville Recreation defeated Pennypacker Country Club of Downingtown, 6-3, in Southern Chester County Junior Tennis League action July 16 in a road match.

In the 18-year-olds division, Mike Pinelli won by a 10-2 score while Nick Vaile won, 10-4 in the same bracket. In 15s, Mike Ellis scored a 10-0 shutout. At 14, Kevin Cushing posted an 8-3 win; Graham Light won, 8-5; and Gina Brown dropped an 8-4 verdict. At 12, Mila Archer won an 8-6 match while Victoria DeLuca fell, 8-5; and Anthony DeLuca dropped a tight 8-7 battle.

Other Phoenixville players were Caroline Cadigan (18), Austin Starczewski (18), Joe Vaile (14), Megan ONeill (14) and Cate Rieg (12).



The Phoenixville Recreation tennis team played Tennis Addiction July 9 at the Leo J. Scoda Tennis Courts.

Phoenixville dropped a close 5-4 match with a number of matchups of boys against girls. Phoenixville started the schedule with an 8-4 road setback to Whitford Country Club on June 25. Then came an 8-4 home loss to Concord CC on June 30.

The locals first victory came against Coatesville, 6-3, on July 2 at home. The team also dropped a 6-3 decision to West Chester Golf Club on July 7 in an away match.

Against Tennis Addiction, from the Exton area, Nick Vaile won an 8-1 verdict in the 18-year-olds division. Also in the 18s, Mike Pinelli posted an 8-3 decision.

Among the 14s, Joe Vaile won an 8-2 encounter.

The other Phoenixville point came from the 12-year-old doubles tandem of Andrew Holmberg and Mila Archer, who won a mixed doubles match by an 8-7 score.

In other 14s matches, Graham Light dropped a nailbiter, 8-7 (7-5 tiebreaker), and Delaney Kent and Alex Rieg fell by identical 8-4 scores.

Another 14-year-old player is Kevin Cushing. Another 12-year-old is Cate Rieg.

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