As the area boys tennis teams prepare for the sectional tournament which will be held next week, a couple of them are looking at focusing on capturing their respective league championships.
Troy currently leads the GWOC North with a one-game lead over Butler, while Tecumseh sits right behind Urbana for the CBC title.
Tipp Tennis- Michael Gross earned the lone victory for the Tippecanoe tennis team, as they lost to Northmont last week 4-1 in a non-conference showdown.
Gross won his third singles match defeating Cameron Coffman 6-2, 6-2 to put Tipp on the board. At first singles, Andrew Correll defeated Tipp’s Phillip Bullard 6-2, 6-2, while at second singles, Tipp’s Eric Staley lost to Justin Dorsten 7-5, 6-4 in a close match.
Both of Tipp’s doubles teams struggled against the TBolts, as Sam and Casey Kronour lost at first doubles to Austin Lucas and Cameron Coffman 6-2, 6-2. In the second doubles match, Evan Hill and Dylan Shomper lost to Nathan Webb and Dan Adams 6-2, 6-4.
*The Red Devils earned a tough win over Kenton Ridge 3-2 last week, winning their fourth CBC match of the season.
Bullard lost at first singles to Chris Kalweit 6-1, 6-0, but the Red Devils bounced back and won the remaining singles matches. Staley defeated Conner Huggins 6-6 (7-2), 6-4 at second singles, while Gross won at third singles over Max Miesse 6-1, 6-2.
At first doubles, Sam and Casey Kronour lost to Allen Howard and Nick Shonkwiler 6-4, 6-3, and in the deciding match at second doubles, Zach Wildermuth and Hill was victorious over Michelle Kwlasekesa and Jameson Zink 6-2, 6-2.
*Tipp also lost to Urbana 5-0 before coming back to defeat Greenon 5-0 om Senior Night as seven seniors were all victorious. Bullard defeated Riley Farrell at first singles 6-0, 6-0, while at second singles Staley defeated Brady Whittaker 6-1, 6-0 and Gross had a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Michael Deering at third singles.
At first doubles, the Kronour brothers had a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Colin Campbell and Amon Hentshel while at second doubles, Wildermuth and Shomper were victorious over Ryan McNeil and Jaylen Shatto 6-0, 6-0.
Troy Tennis- The beat rolls on for the Troy tennis team, as they defeated Miamisburg 5-0, as the Trojans only lost two games the entire match.
Shane Essick defeated his first singles opponent 6-0, 6-0, while Elijah Sadler had the same result over Singleton. At third singles, Matt Schmitt equaled his teammates with a shutout victory.
Andrew Magoteaux and Nick Prus won at first doubles 6-1, 6-0 over Jones and Ghrumrawi while at second doubles it was Carter Hench and Jack Johnston with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Cornell and Buckner.
*The Trojans came back with an easy 5-0 win over Sidney to run their record to 13-1 overall. Essick defeated Zac Darden 6-1, 6-2 at first singles, Sadler also defeated Dylan Vondenhuevel at second singles 6-2, 6-2, and at third singles, Schmitt cruised past Daichi Urata 6-0, 6-3.
Magoteaux and Prus defeated Conner Armstrong and Michael Feree 6-2, 6-0 at first doubles, and Hench and Johnston defeated Derek Bradley and Logan Searcy 6-1, 6-3 at second doubles.
“It was a good win as a team against Sidney, who had won five of their last six matches,” Troy coach Mark Goldner said. “They challenged our team to play with consistency today. Their doubles teams were both undefeated in league play going into our match. We had a good effort and took control of the matches early.”
*Troy ran their record to 14-1 with a 4-1 victory over Springfield last week. Essick lost the only match for Troy, falling to Nick Pavlatos, but the second singles (Sadler) and third singles (Schmitt) matches were both won by the Trojans.
At first doubles, Magoteaux and Prus defeated Jon Manning and Ashi Patel 6-2, 6-3, while at second doubles, Hench and Johnston had no trouble with Max Dillon and Shivam Patel 6-1, 6-0.
Tecumseh Tennis- Another big win for the Tecumseh Arrows on the tennis courts last week, as the Arrows defeated Greenville 4-1 to win their 11th game of the season.
Mitchell Foland won at first singles over Noah Haupt 6-0, 6-2 to get the tone. Anton Brehmer also won for Tecumseh at third singles 6-1, 4-6, (10-5). Micheal Green lost at second singles for Tipp 6-4, 6-1.
The first doubles team of Will Sims and Allen Eben won for the Arrows with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Alex Lance and Tyler Davis. Also at second doubles, Tyler Adams and Sam Mulkey was victorious over Austin Grote and Max Onkst 6-3, 6-2.
*Tecumseh defeated Northwestern 3-0 in a match that saw two of the contests cancelled due to rain. Foland won the first singles match 6-1, 6-2 over Boop, while the Arrows also won at second singles with Green defeating North 6-1, 6-1. In the lone doubles match completed, Sims and Eben defeated James and Cain 6-0, 6-3.
*Another win for the Arrows last week moved their record to 13-2 overall with a 4-0 win over Kenton Ridge. The first singles match between Foland and Kalweit was postponed due to weather, but the outcome of that match will not affect the Tecumseh win.
Green defeated Huggins at second singles 6-0, 6-1, while at third singles it was Brehmer over Kulasekera 6-2, 6-0.
Sims and Eben defeated Howard and Shonkwiler 6-4, 6-1 at first doubles and Adams and Mulkey won at second singles for the Arrows over Paul and Jameson 6-1, 6-3.