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Friday, May 10, 2013Prep tennis: St. John's wraps up shutout of Trojans
Findlay, which is 14-2 overall and 6-1 in TRAC play, and St. John's (14-2, 7-0) will now enter the conference tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday at Fremont Ross.
Lucas Schaible and Reid Teatsorth, Findlay's No. 1 and No. 2 singles players, battled through two tough sets before falling. Schaible dropped a 7-5, 6-4 match to St. John's Kevin Brown and Teatsorth lost 6-2, 6-3 to Ryan Brown.
At No. 3 singles, the Trojans' Kevin Lewis was blanked 6-0, 6-0 by Adam Zychowicz.
St. John's ruled in doubles play. Trevor Majdalani and Jonah Carter stopped Findlay's Max MacDonald and Steven Roland 3-6, 6-4, 6-3, while the Trojans' Will Jones and Andy Martin dropped a 6-0, 6-3 decision to Rajeev Langun and Ed Beak.
In junior varsity play Thursday, Findlay freshman Jacob Elbin won the No. 1 singles title and FHS finished second at the TRAC tournament.
St. John's held a 38-35 margin over Findlay in the team standings with Oregon Clay third and Fremont Ross and Toledo St. Francis tied for fourth. Toledo Central Catholic, Lima Senior and Toledo Whitmer did not compete.
Elbin beat St. John's Nick Laberdee 3-6, 7-6, 7-5 (4) in a tiebreaker before posting a 7-6, 6-0 victory over Brian Devaney of St. Francis for the title.
TRAC JV Tournament
No. 2 SINGLES
QUARTERFINALS -- Ian Laird (Fin) def. St. Francis 7-2, 7-6 (10-3). SEMIFINALS -- Laird (Fin) def. Noah Durczynski (OC) 6-1, 6-1. FINALS -- Steven Black (TSJ) def. Laird 6-2, 6-3.
NO. 3 SINGLES
SEMIFINALS -- Bryan Swick (Fin) def. Joe Meyer (Frem) 6-1, 6-0. FINALS -- Phillip Dubore (TSF) def. Swick 6-4, 7-6 (10-9).
NO. 1 DOUBLES
QUARTERFINALS -- Hyun-Chul Lee & Tanner Graves (Fin) def. Craig Kravelsky & Alex Huss (TSF) 2-6, 6-3 (10-5). SEMIFINALS -- Lee & Graves (Fin) def. Jeff Twining & Alegandro Fernandez (OC) 6-1, 6-0. FINALS -- Travis McNerney & Jeffrey Thomas (TSJ) def. Lee & Graves 6-2, 6-4.
NO. 2 DOUBLES
QUARTERFINALS -- Logan Sullivan & Brent Gorman (Fin) def. Kevin Myers & Adam Georgoff (TSF) 6-2, 6-4. SEMIFINALS -- Stephen Bassett & Billy Mira (TSJ) def. Sullivan & Gorman 6-7, 6-2 (10-5). THIRD PLACE -- Sullivan & Gorman def. Lucas Spears & Elijah Smith (Frem) 8-0.
Two advance for O-G
LIMA -- A pair of Ottawa-Glandorf singles players won their quarterfinal matches to advance to the semifinal round of the Western Buckeye League tennis tournament Thursday at the University of Northwestern Ohio.
At No. 1 singles, Alex Schroeder advanced to Saturday's 9 a.m. semifinals with a 6-4, 6-0 win over Elida's Ardie Sayoto. He'll play Celina's Alex Seibel for a spot in the finals.
Brandon Hempfling also advanced at No. 3 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 win over St. Marys Memorial's Nick Rohr. Hempfling will play Celina's Hagan Kreigel in the semifinals.
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