Golfers get huge win over K-Kids
The Emmaus golf team got a big effort from its top three players to earn a key Lehigh Valley Conference tri-match win over Northampton and Easton last Thursday at Riverview Country Club.
Grant Schmaker posted a three-under par 69 and Kyle Wambold shot a two-under 70 to lead the Hornets to a 365 total.
Carlos Fullerton shot 72 and Mike Lessel (76) and Chris Erb (78) filled out the top five with good scores.
Northampton, tabbed by head coach Mike Mihalik as the team to beat in the conference, came in second with 380. They were missing top player Evan Notaro, the 2010 District 11 champion.
Kevin Kunkle filled in by matching Wambold's 70. Easton was a distant third in the match, firing 435, paced by Emily Enrue's 84.
The win gives the Hornets the inside track to an LVC crown with a pivotal match against rival Parkland taking place on Tuesday.
Emmaus 365, Northampton 380, Easton 435
Grant Schumaker 69, Kyle Wambold 70, Carlos Fullerton 72, Mike Lessel 76, Chris Erb 78
Kevin Kunkle 70, Derek Kressler 76, Carter Test 77, Tyler Smith 77, Anthony Cavello 80
Emily Enrue 84, Jake Martino 85, Colin Winders 87, Billy Klein 88, Austin Gerlack 91
played at Riverview Country Club, par 72
The Emmaus tennis team improved to 2-0 with a sweep of the Bethlehem schools last week, topping both Freedom and Liberty, 5-2.
The doubles teams carried the day against the Patriots, winning all four matches, while a singles sweep sparked the victory over Liberty.
Number two singles player Katrina Guido won her match in both contests, both in straight sets.
In doubles, Amy Yang and Kristina Phelan won both of their matches.
Emmaus 5, Freedom 2
Flannery Johnston (F) def. Kelly Nguyen, 6-3, 6-3; Katrina Guido (E) def. Kaleigh DiNoto, 6-3, 6-3; Federica Maranzana(F) def. Catherine Garrity, 7-5, 7-5
Ciara Bryan/Victoria Chan (E) def. Elizabeth McCarthy/Lizzy Nottmeier, 6-2, 6-3; Kristina Phelan/Amy Yang (E) def. Marissa Mele/Janessa Scherrman, 6-1, 7-6; Rose Zhang/Michelle Gunn (E) def. Corrine Marchese/Kelsey Ko, 6-4, 6-4; Nikita Neogi/Anna Thoet (E) def. Jasmeet Kaur/Marlena Krcelich, 8-4
Emmaus 5, Liberty 2
Kelly Nguyen (E) def. Kaitlyn John, 6-0, 6-0; Katrina Guido (E) def. Samantha Peterson, 7-6, 6-4; Catherine Garrity (E) def. Nicole Correll, 7-5, 7-5
Kelsey Eagan/Lizzie Peters (L) def. Ciara Bryan/Victoria Chan, 4-6, 6-3. 7-6; Amy Yang/Kristina Phelan (E) def. Paige Dolci/Madelyn Conrad, 3-6, 6-2, 6-1; Sarah Kuehner/Claire Labony (L) def. Rose Zhang/Hannah Ramsdell, 6-4, 6-4; Michelle Gunn/Anna Thoet(E) def. Madison Marshall/Allison Debias, 8-2