Methacton sends 2 teams to PAC doubles semifinals

GRATERFORD - Methacton's 8th-seeded doubles team of Ari Louer and Karen Li took advantage of an injury default to reach the semifinals of the Pioneer Athletic Conference girls tennis doubles championship during the opening round of the tournament Friday at Perkiomen Valley.
With top-seeded Tori Alexander/Kathryn Alvarez of Spring-Ford forced to withdraw because of an injury to Alvarez during a second-roound match, Louer/Li slipped into the void to earn a spot opposite (4) Owen J. Roberts' Elaina Lee/Jacey Caplan in the semis. Louer/Li advanced with a 6-0, 6-1 triumph over Perkiomen Valley's Angela Gizzio/Irina Koleva - the duo that moved on with the injury default victory over Alexander/Alvarez.
Also advancing to Saturday's semifinal were second-seeded Dina Nouaime/Tina Prince of Methacton and Jasmine Morris/Nadja Townsend of Perkiomen Valley. Morris/Townsend came from behind to top Gina Brown/Susan Duncan of Phoenixville 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 while the other quarterfinal matches were straight-set decisions.
Seeds
1) Tori Alexander / Kathryn Alvarez (SF 1)
2) Dina Nouaime / Tina Prince (MT 1)
3) Jasmine Morris / Nadja Townsend (PV 1)
4) Elaina Lee / Jacey Caplan (OJR 1)
5) Maddy Morris / Lauren Ostermann (SF 2)
6) Gina Brown / Susan Duncan (PHX 1)
7) Erica Gratton / Vidisha Pandey (OJR 2)
8) Ari Louer / Karen Li (MT 2)
 
All 8 Seeded doubles teams received a BYE first round. The format was USTA rules with 2 out of 3 sets with No Ad scoring for the first two rounds, and then regular scoring in the third round and throughout. Results:
 
First Round:
Angelina Gizzio / Irina Koleva (PV 2) def. Jordan Miller / Shannon Farnsworth (PJP 2) 6-2, 6-1
Maddy Gouchnauer / Gail Kooser (UP 1) def. Anna Vogel / Jessica Piccari (NT 1)  6-1, 6-0
Zoe Wallace / Abigail Richter (PT 2) def. Oxiry-Salas-Carmona / Divine Rodriquez (NT 2) 6-0, 6-2
Dominique Marracau / Jillian Boyle (PJP 1) def. Rebekah Lilliendahl / Mya Krueger (PG 1) 7-6 (2), 6-4
Ava Rosato / Gabrielle Margulies (UM 2) def. MacKenzie Murphy / Samme Marazas ((PG 2) 7-6 (4), 6-1
Gianna Epps / Sierra Everett (PT 1) def. Jillian Leary / Samira Wechmueller (BT 1) 7-6 (6), 7-6 (6)
Ashlyn Duda / Meghan O'Neill (PHX 2) def. Julianne Glaser / Natalie Weller (BT 2)  6-0, 6-2
Minali Tare / Hali Shin (UM 1) def. Marie Aakvaag/ Olivia Dick (UP 2) 6-2, 6-2
 
Second Round:
Angelina Gizzio / Irina Koleva (PV 2) def. Tori Alexander / Kathryn Alvarez (SF 1)  0-3 Retired due to Alvarez sustaining an injury
A. Louer / K. Li (MT 2) def. M. Gouchnauer / G. Kooser (UP 1) 6-1, 6-0
M. Morris / L. Ostermann (SF 2) def. Z. Wallace / A. Richter (PT 2) 6-0, 6-1
E. Lee / J. Caplan (OJR 1) def. D. Marracau / J. Boyle (PJP 1) 6-0, 6-0
J. Morris / N. Townsend (PV 1) def. A. Rosato / G. Margulies (UM 2) 6-0, 6-1
G. Brown / S. Duncan (PHX 1) def. G. Epps / S. Everett (PT 1) 6-7 (4), 6-1, 7-5
E. Gratton / V. Pandey (OJR 2) def. A. Duda / M. O'Neill (PHX 2) 6-3, 6-0
D. Nouaime / T. Prince (MT 1) def. M. Tare / H. Shin (UM 1)  6-0, 6-0
 
Quarter-Finals  Third Round:
A. Louer / K. Li (MT 2) def. A.Gizzio / I. Koleva (PV 2) 6-0, 6-1
E. Lee / J. Caplan (OJR 1) def. M. Morris / L. Ostermann (SF 2) 6-2, 6-1
J. Morris / N. Townsend (PV 1) def. G. Brown / S. Duncan (PHX 1) 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
D. Nouaime / T. Prince (MT 1) def. E.Gratton / V. Pandey (OJR 2)  6-0, 6-2
 
There were also two rounds of play-offs to determine the second AA Team advancing to District I Championships. Results:
M. Gouchnauer / G. Kooser (UP 1) def. A. Richter / Z. Wallace (PT 2)  6-2
D. Marracau / J. Boyle (PJP 1) def. M. Gouchnauer / G. Kooser (UP 1)  7-5
 
AA Teams to Districts:
Gianna Epps / Sierra Everett (PT 1)
Maddy Gouchnauer / Gail Kooser (UP 1)
 
AAA Teams to Districts:
Ari Louer / Karen Li (MT 2)
Elaina Lee / Jacey Caplan (OJR 1)
Jasmine Morris / Nadja Townsend (PV 1)
Dina Nouaime / Tina Prince (MT 1)
 
Play resumes Saturday at Perkiomen Valley High School tennis courts at 9 am.  Semifinals, Finals, and Play-Off rounds for Medals 3rd, 4th, and 5th Place.