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Bethlehem Catholic tennis begins 2-0

Friday, March 20, 2020 by Katie McDonald in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s tennis team got two matches completed last week before the school was closed on Thursday, defeating Whitehall 7-0 and losing to Emmaus 7-0.

“The kids were dismissed at noon or so and then weren’t allowed to practice,” said Becahi tennis coach George Harmanos, “and we’re not allowed to practice until further notice.

“I have some kids who go to Northwood or Winning Touch, but it’s up to their parents how much they want their kids to interact with other kids. It’s a sensitive spot.”

In the Hawks’ match against the Zephyrs, singles players Curtis Gruber defeated Dan Lim, 6-0,6-0, Armaan Makwana defeated Josh Laky, 6-0. 6-0, and Gabriel Velez defeated Dan Labram, 6-2, 6-1.

In doubles play, Gruber and Makwana won by injury default, and Anthony Barczynski and Josh Maruscak defeated Kyle Patton and Gabby Roustic, 6-1, 6-0.

Charlie Pavis and Brett Wyatt defeated Lex Prebosynk and Jimmy Kaba, 6-0, 6-0, and

Dan Smith and Zach Schmalz defeated Antoni Szlagiewicz and Henry Le, 6-0, 6-2.

“I think it’s harder for the girls’ basketball teams in state playoffs,” Harmanos said. “School is canceled for two weeks, but I have a gut feeling it still won’t be over.”

For Coach Harmanos, the shutdown reaches all the way to Rhode Island where Becahi graduate and Providence College freshman Brenna Magliochetti plays tennis.

“She was all excited and now her season is over,” he said. “It’s awful, and we can’t do anything about it.”