Hello,

It’s been a grueling six days of competition at the District 2 Class AA and the District 2-4 Class AAA tennis championships.

Things started off on a rough note when the team championships had to be moved indoors due to rain. Thank goodness the Kingston Indoor Tennis Club is nearby. Now conducting four semifinals in one building is tough, and just like every day, time does not slow. Eventually, it also ran out on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the day the team event was supposed to be concluded. So, we moved to Wednesday, Oct. 14. Scranton Prep (AA) and Abington Heights (AAA) repeated as team champions.

2015 District 2 Class AA Champions Scranton Prep Classics

2015 District 2 Class AA Champions
Scranton Prep Classics

2015 District 2 Class AAA Champions Abington Heights Lady Comets

2015 District 2 Class AAA Champions
Abington Heights Lady Comets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is just a refresher thanks to Mike Ognosky, a list of team champions since 2005: 

DISTRICT 2

YEAR

CLASS AA CHAMPION

CLASS AAA CHAMPION

2015

Scranton Prep

Abington Heights

2014

Scranton Prep

Abington Heights

2013

Scranton Prep

Abington Heights

2012

Scranton Prep

Abington Heights

2011

Scranton Prep

Abington Heights

2010

Scranton Prep

Abington Heights

2009

Scranton Prep

Wallenpaupack

2008

Valley View

Wallenpaupack

2007

Scranton Prep

Wallenpaupack

2006

Scranton Prep

Wallenpaupack

2005

Wyoming Seminary

Berwick

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On Thursday and Friday, the District 2 Class AA and the District 2-4 Class AAA Singles Tournaments were held. There was some very intense competition, but Ognosky did it again, almost hitting the Top seeds perfectly, as he so often does. Because of rain, the semifinals and finals were moved indoors on Friday, Oct. 16 (I am begging the D2 committee to change this day because of football). Scranton Prep’s Emily Jonsson won her second straight title, beating teammate Maansi Malhotra in Class AA and Abington Heights’ Caroline Mattise won the Class AAA crown and the subregional final over Williamsport’s Amanda Southard.

2015 District 2 Class AA Champion Scranton Prep's Emily Jonsson

2015 District 2 Class AA Champion
Scranton Prep’s Emily Jonsson

2015 District 2 Class AAA Champion  Abington Heights' Caroline Mattise

2015 District 2 Class AAA Champion
Abington Heights’ Caroline Mattise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Again, thanks to Mike Ognosky, who maintains piaad2.org. Here is a look at the District 2 Singles Champions since 2005:

DISTRICT 2 SINGLES

YEAR

CLASS AA CHAMPION

CLASS AAA CHAMPION

2015

Emily Jonsson (SP)

Caroline Mattise (AH)

2014

Emily Jonsson (SP)

Tyra Abdalla (AH)

2013

Nathalie Joanlanne (SEM)

Tyra Abdalla (AH)

2012

Nathalie Joanlanne (SEM)

Tyra Abdalla (AH)

2011

Kendra Croker (SP)

Courtney Ostrowski (AH)

2010

Sarah Calabro (VV)

Courtney Ostrowski (AH)

2009

Annie Cognetti (SP)

Christine Bergey (WVW)

2008

Katie Lynn (BER)

Cassie Bowman (CRE)

2007

Paula Lopez (HON)

Katie Lynn (BER)

2006

Alex Sebia (SP)

Katie Lynn (BER)

2005

Alex Sebia (SP)

Katie Lynn (BER)

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Here are some highlights from Emily Jonsson’s win over Maansi Malhotra: 

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And here are some highlights from Caroline Mattise’s win over Amanda Southard: 

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Then, on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, the District 2 Class AA and the District 2-4 Class AAA Doubles Championships were held at Kirby Park. The weather cooperated and both days were conducted outdoors. There was some intense action, and I even was able to get some photos of all eight semifinal teams. Scranton Prep’s Maansi Malhotra-Gabi Jakubek beat teammates Mira Patel-Tatiana Klacko in the Class AA final, while Williamsport’s Amanda Southard-Isabel Bauer won the Class AAA subregional final. Wallenpaupack’s Brigid Washburn-Irene Gendelman must play Hazleton Area’s Stephanie Mazurek-Lily Nowak on Monday to decide the District 2 Class AAA champion.

Here are the teams that played in the doubles semifinals and finals: 

2015 Class AA Doubles Champions Gabi Jakubek-Maansi Malhotra

2015 Class AA Doubles Champions
Scranton Prep’s Gabi Jakubek-Maansi Malhotra

2015 Class AAA Subregional Champions Williamsport's Amanda Southard-Isabel Bauer

2015 Class AAA Subregional Champions
Williamsport’s Amanda Southard-Isabel Bauer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scranton Prep's Tatiana Klacko-Mira Patel

Scranton Prep’s Tatiana Klacko-Mira Patel

Hazleton Area's Stephanie Mazurek-Lily Nowak

Hazleton Area’s Stephanie Mazurek-Lily Nowak

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wyoming Seminary's Jacqui Meuser-Megan Obeid

Wyoming Seminary’s Jacqui Meuser-Megan Obeid

Wallenpaupack's Irene Gendelman-Brigid Washburn

Wallenpaupack’s Irene Gendelman-Brigid Washburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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North Pocono's Sarah Tofilska-Sarah Sposito

North Pocono’s Sarah Tofilska-Sarah Sposito

Abington Heights' Lauren Carroll-Sondra Lionetti

Abington Heights’ Lauren Carroll-Sondra Lionetti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here are some highlights from the Class AA final: 

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And, thanks to Mike Ognosky, here is a look back at past doubles champions since 2005:

DISTRICT 2 DOUBLES

YEAR

CLASS AA CHAMPION

CLASS AAA CHAMPION

2015

Maansi Malhotra/

Gabi Jakubek (SP)

TBD

2014

Emilia Jakubek/

Tatiana Klacko (SP)

Rachel Smertz/

Caroline Matttise (AH)

2013

Emily Jonsson/

Grace Reilly (SP)

Emily Pocius/

Cara Perrotti (NP)

2012

Kendra Croker/

Grace Reilly (SP)

Allie Pusateri/

Cierra Beck (AH)

2011

Nathalie Joanlanne/

Sheena Syal (SEM)

Courtney Ostrowski/

Alexa Abdalla (AH)

2010

Alyssa Joanlanne/

Caroline Meuser (SEM)

Courtney Ostrowski/

Morgan Fayocavitz (AH)

2009

Sara Lynn/

Megan Nastelli (BER)

Alyssa Deutsch/

Anette Deustch (WAL)

2008

Annie Cognetti/

Kirsten Wentworth (SP)

Christine Bergey/

Rachel Zomerfeld (WVW)

2007

Annie Cognetti/

Kirsten Wentworth (SP)

Sara Lynn/

Megan Nastelli (BER)

2006

Kristen Gensiak/

Nicole Calabro (VV)

Brittany Ostrowski/

Ashley Abda (AH)

2005

Wiebke Mehnert/

Sara Brown (SEM)

Mandy Granville/

Bianca Brigandi (WAL)

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Next up is states.

Team tournament begins on Tuesday at Birchwood Tennis & Fitness.

Scranton Prep will play the runner-up in District 3, either Berks Catholic or Bishop McDevitt.

Abington Heights will also play the runner-up in District 3, either Exeter or Hempfield.

Look’s like I will be busy on the courts next week too!