Locals compete in tennis districts

Montrose’s Megan Hinds returns the serve of MMI Prep’s Claire Sheen in the first round of singles districts at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Friday.

Elk Lake and Montrose both sent representatives to the District II Class AA girls’ tennis championships at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Friday morning.

Montrose Area’s Megan Hinds started off the day squaring off against MMI Prep’s Claire Sheen in the first round, picking up a 6-0, 6-1 victory to advance to the second round.

Hinds then faced Wyoming Seminary’s Nathalie Joanlanne and took a 6-0, 6-2, loss in the second round to face elimination.

Elk Lake’s Lindsey Shingler started off the day facing Tunkhannock’s Marlena Chesner in the first round, picking up a 6-2, 6-3 victory to advance to the second round.

Elk Lake’s Lindsey Shingler chases down the ball during her 6-2, 6-3 win over Tunkhannock’s Marlena Chesner at Kirby Park on Friday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

Shingler faced Wyoming Seminary’s Anita Ghosh and was bumped from the tournament with a 6-0, 6-4 loss in the second round.

Elk Lake’s Sonya Griffiths advanced past the play in round on Friday with a win over GAR’s Raquel Sosa, 6-0, 6-1, to get a chance at the first round of the competition.

Griffiths then faced Scranton Prep’s Grace Reilly and was eliminated from the competitions with a 6-0, 6-1, loss in the first round.

Montrose’s Jennifer Reed also competed on Friday, facing a 6-0, 6-1, loss to Nellie Chmil from Holy Redeemer to be eliminated.

Montrose and Elk Lake’s teams will face off in the first three rounds of the District II Class AA doubles championship at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. If any teams advance, they will play in the semifinals and finals at Kirby Park on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m.

In the opening round Elk Lake’s Danielle Callas-Darci Warner will face Dunmore’s Abigail Aronica-Natasha DeNunzio and Hannah Cave-Taylor Watkins will face Dunmore’s Elisabeth Padula-Anna Notchick. Montrose’s Reed-Anna Ruseski will take on GAR’s Vanessa Castillo-Diane Lopez and Hinds-Ceara Hartman will face Honesdale’s Abriana Nolan-Maddie Ludwig.