O'Hara eases to Catholic League AAA tennis title

Posted: October 16, 2012

Cardinal O'Hara didn't lose a set as it rolled to an easy 5-0 win over Archbishop Prendergast in the Catholic League AAA girls' tennis final at Springton Tennis Club.

Lauren Degnan set the tone with a 6-4, 6-0 win at first singles and Rose McLaughlin and Gabby Levy added a 6-4, 6-1 win at first doubles.

In the AA final, Rachel Tygh cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win at first singles and Archbishop Carroll rolled to a 5-0 win over visiting Lansdale Catholic. Tessa Ginn added a 6-3, 7-5 win at second singles.

In the Public League, Washington won its first ever AAA league title as it upset Central, 3-2. Selena Ocasio won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles and sophomore Nicole Gapon teamed with junior Melanie Gruman to win 6-2, 6-4 at first doubles.

Cross country. Malvern Prep placed three runners in the top 10 en route to capturing the boys' Inter-Ac team title and Jamie Costarino finished first overall to clinch the girl's team title for Springside Chestnut Hill.

Costarino finished in 19 minutes, 20 seconds, more than 8 seconds ahead of Penn Charter's Catie Skinner.

Ben Ritz of Germantown Academy finished the boys' race in 16:21.7 for first place, followed by GA's Sam Ritz in second place at 16:23.2. Jaxson Hoey finished in third at 16:35.2 to lead Malvern.

Field hockey. Julia Mustin scored 4 minutes into the first half and Mount St. Joseph held on to down host Radnor, 1-0.

Basketball. Neumann-Goretti senior Johnnie Davis has orally committed to Towson.

Lower Merion's B.J. Johnson will announce his college decision on Wednesday at 3:15 at the school. His final four choices are Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple and Villanova.

He took an official visit with the Tigers this weekend.Senior guard Britton Lee transferred from Roman Catholic to Math, Civics & Sciences, according to Mighty Elephants head coach Danny Jackson. He remains orally committed to Robert Morris.

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